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Standing up for the Arizona Republic

Last week, news was revealed of threats against the Arizona Republic for endorsing Hillary Clinton. Threats against journalists are bad enough, but that they are again being directed at the Republic given its history is particularly unsettling. What is chilling is that at least one of the callers knew this history and invoked Don Bolles’ name. ... Read more»

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Michelle Obama campaigns in Phoenix in push to turn Az blue

First Lady Michelle Obama campaigned Thursday as the Hillary Clinton campaign closer in Arizona, speaking of the power of hope to build human connections, show empathy for the strength of inclusiveness and acknowledge the hard work of Americans who struggle to improve their lives.... Read more»

FactChecking the final presidential debate

In the final debate in Las Vegas, we found the deck was still stacked against the facts.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump's bogus voter fraud claims

Donald Trump is citing unsubstantiated urban myths and a contested academic study to paint a false narrative about rampant voter fraud in the U.S. and the likelihood of a "rigged" election.... Read more»

Poll gives McCain comfortable lead over Kirkpatrick in Senate race

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain has an 11 percentage point lead over Democratic challenger Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick as they head into the final weeks of the campaign, a new Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll shows. ... Read more»

Arizona poll: Clinton leads Trump by five points with three weeks to go

Democrat Hillary Clinton now holds a five-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the presidential race in Arizona, though more than 20 percent of the state’s likely voters say they are undecided, according to the latest Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll.... Read more»1

Sanders in Tucson: 'Crystal clear' differences between Trump and Clinton

With just three weeks until Election Day, U.S. Bernie Sanders returned to Tucson to stump for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, telling a crowd of nearly 5,000 people on the University of Arizona mall that "Our job is to defeat Trump."... Read more»

Factchecking Trump’s debate bias claim

Donald Trump wrongly labeled the debates “rigged” because the Commission on Presidential Debates’ “head guy used to work for Bill Clinton.” The nonpartisan debate commission is co-chaired by a former Clinton aide and a former Republican National Committee chairman.... Read more»

McCain touts experience, Kirkpatrick says it’s time for a change in Senate debate

Sen. John McCain and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick both said they could work through the gridlock in Washington, but they parted ways on health care, immigration and the economy in a debate Monday for the Senate seat McCain has held for five terms.... Read more»1

Factchecking the second presidential debate

In a sometimes nasty second presidential debate, there were again several calls by the candidates for fact-checkers to referee competing statements, which we are happy to oblige. But even when Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton weren’t calling out each other on the facts, we found many of their uncontested claims to be misleading or false.... Read more»

Trump touts Babeu's debate praise, after sheriff says 'comments not acceptable - period'

Just after Sunday night's debate, the Trump campaign released praise for the Republican nominee's performance from Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu — despite the CD1 candidate's quickly deleted tweet that he would write in Mike Pence in the wake of audiotape of Trump bragging about sexual assaults.... Read more»

Voto Latino volunteers hope Hispanics will play election roles

UA volunteers hope to expand the voter rolls, but with less than a week before the registration deadline, the idealistic ambitions of today's students may be over-matched by their entrenched challenges. Just 48 percent of Hispanics in Arizona are registered voters.... Read more»

FactChecking the VP debate

Vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine got their one chance to debate Tuesday night, and it was a fact-checking bonanza.... Read more»

Is stop-and-frisk unconstitutional?

People had a lot of questions about the police practice known as “stop-and-frisk” after the first presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. ... Read more»


Trump on birtherism: Wrong, and wrong

Donald Trump finally, definitively allowed that “President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period.” But his terse statement on the matter included two falsehoods.... Read more»

Trump's call for flood of poll watchers could disrupt some voting sites

In all but four states, private citizens can challenge someone’s right to cast a ballot on or before Election Day. In most places, the burden of proof then falls on the voter. Experience suggests a wave of partisan poll watchers could create confusion and discourage people who have a right to cast ballots.... Read more»

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