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McSally, other GOP challengers get boost from 'jumbo joint'

National Republicans have launched another jumbo joint fundraising committee in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission ruling — this one with the goal of aiding some of the party’s most promising challengers and open seat contenders, including Martha McSally.... Read more»

Tight CD1 race racks up endorsements

As they race for votes in the hotly contested district, candidates are also racing to pick up endorsements. Political experts question their worth but, they say, in a tight race every little bit helps. And this race is one of the tightest.... Read more»

Land fight nears end for Coconino homeowners

It took a wildfire, three Congresses and years of work, but some Coconino County residents may soon be able to make their properties whole again. The Senate has approved a bill correcting a 50-year-old surveying error that had put some private homes in the national forest.... Read more»

IRS pushes back new rules for dark money groups

The agency has pushed back indefinitely a hearing on new regulations for social welfare nonprofits that spend money on politics.... Read more»

Who’s bankrolling secretive liberal group America Votes?

Even as top Democrats denounce Charles and David Koch’s political “dark money” organizations, party operatives have built a secretive nonprofit network of their own — albeit a much smaller one. A dozen donors account for 60 percent of a Democratic nonprofit’s receipts — most of the $12.7 million the group raised during its last fiscal year.... Read more»3

Arpaio: No run for governor

Surprising absolutely no one, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Thursday that he will not run for Arizona governor this year.... Read more»1

Just 2 percent of Latin Americans are rated as having free media

Independent journalism in the Americas is backsliding again, Freedom House says.... Read more»

Indigenous Texans want UN support against border fence

A Native American tribe has added a new layer to the border wall debate. Lipan Apaches allege the fence discriminates against them because they’ve been forced to give up some tribal land to accommodate it.... Read more»

4 reasons you should care about the EU elections

As voters select a new European Parliament this week, here’s why it matters.... Read more»

The scary return of a radical, far-right Europe and what it means

Sunday’s elections to the European Parliament may be a big yawn for most voters, but they’re set to provide a dramatic boost to far-right parties across the continent.... Read more»

Judge nixes Green Party suit to return to ballot

A federal judge has ruled against the Green Party’s legal attempt to force a return to the Arizona ballot, after the party lost its standing last year because it had too few registered members. The Greens have appealed to the 9th Circuit, but a schedule laid out by that court means the party will not appear on the primary ballot.... Read more»

Analysis

House Republicans have nothing to fear from supporting immigration reform

The May 6th primary election in North Carolina illustrates that House Republicans have little to fear from passing immigration reform, while voters across the country are calling for candidates with pro-immigration reform policies.... Read more»

Crouch: Isquierdo 'lied' about Sunnyside graduation rates

An early-morning meeting of the Sunnyside Governing Board turned hot and heavy Tuesday, as Boardmember Buck Crouch accused Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo of fudging the numbers of high school graduates from the district. “He has intentionally falsified, misrepresented, or lied about the data,” Crouch said. Isquierdo, the flash point for a recall election, dismissed the accusations as “political.” (video)... Read more»

Three things everyone should know about Ukraine

Some key facts to keep in mind about a conflict steeped in propaganda.... Read more»

What the FEC's Bitcoin ruling means

The Federal Election Commission today unanimously ruled that federal political committees may accept a limited amount of Bitcoin to fuel their election efforts, but some questions are still unanswered about how political committees may use digital currency.... Read more»

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