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Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why presidential candidates won't touch immigration issue

Interviews with Rev. Robin Hoover, founder of Humane Borders, along with the Reporters Roundtable featuring Jimmy Boegle, editor of the Tucson Weekly, and Mark B. Evans, administrator of TucsonCitizen.com, and Matt Russell, Tucson’s Culinary Cruiser, with the Weekend Watch.... Read more»

Dark-horse presidential candidates berate role of money in politics

While President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, heartily disagree about the role of money in politics, campaign finance reform was never breached in any of the three presidential debates this month.... Read more»

Dizzying twists in immigration laws

Given the white-hot politics of immigration, it’s perhaps not surprising that President Obama instantly drew fire with a proposal in January to help undocumented spouses of American citizens obtain legal status — without being ousted from the U.S. for years as punishment.... Read more»1

Separated by law: Families torn apart by 1996 immigration measure

In a nation built by immigrants, they thought they could pursue their American Dream — with loved ones at their side. Instead, they’re living an American nightmare that’s tearing families apart and forcing Americans into exile.... Read more»1

How an accused Guatemalan war criminal won U.S. citizenship

In May 1985, a Guatemalan Army lieutenant named Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes deserted, flew to San Francisco and requested political asylum, asserting that leftist guerrillas in his war-torn homeland were gunning for him.... Read more»

Opinion

DREAMing of economic growth

So far, public discourse hasn’t connected the dots between immigration policies and the economy. There is no clearer example of how sensible immigration policies would lead to significant economic gains than the DREAM Act.... Read more»

Analysis

How to fix a broken border: Follow the money

For all the political rhetoric and chest pounding about border security in recent years, the United States has done very little, and politicians have said almost nothing about cutting off massive amounts of funds flowing illegally across the Southwest border and feeding the drug cartels.... Read more»

Border roundup: Cross-border shooting, economic ties

A second shooting in as many weeks involving Border Patrol agents left a teenage boy dead in Mexico; plus, Arizonans take a look at the role of Mexico in the regional economy... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Supes candidate Nancy Young Wright

An interview with Nancy Young Wright, the Democratic candidate for Pima County supervisor in District 1, plus financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and a political update from Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small.... Read more»

Advocacy groups looking to early ballots to boost Latino votes

Groups out to boost voting by Latinos in Arizona are combining classic get-out-the-vote tactics with a push for casting early ballots.... Read more»

Poll: Immigration top issue for Arizona’s Latino voters

Registered Latino voters in Arizona are more concerned about immigration policy than the economy and far more likely to vote for President Barack Obama, a poll released Tuesday suggests.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: LD9 state Senate face-off: Farley vs. Mott

State Rep. Steve Farley (D) and Tyler Mott (R) battle for a state Senate seat in LD 9, plus political commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: BP agent killed by friendly fire

Interviews with Martha McSally, Republican congressional candidate in CD2, plus Mike Feder, general manager of the Tucson Padres; and TucsonSentinel.com’s Dylan Smith with an update on the death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie.... Read more»

Border roundup: BP agent killed, Southwest faces enviro threats

The investigation continues in the shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie, plus: Arizona law and order updates, and environmental threats faced in the Southwest.... Read more»

Report: DREAM Act approval would boost Arizona economy

Arizona could gain 83,648 new jobs and an additional $518 million in tax revenues by 2030 if the DREAM Act was enacted, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress and the Partnership for a New American Economy.... Read more»3

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