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Voters reject Prop. 305 school voucher measure

Proposition 305, which would have vastly expanded a program that allows parents and guardians to use tax dollars to pay for private school tuition, was rejected by voters. The measure was failing by a 2-1 margin Tuesday night.... Read more»

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Jeb Bush, conservative group endorse Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz picked up two key endorsements Wednesday: one from ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and another from powerful conservative group Club for Growth.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Scalia replacement battle will help McCain, McSally

When Supreme Court Justice Scalia slipped this mortal coil, the political earthquake began before his family could digest the news and this temblor is like a ZZ Top song: It's bad. It's nationwide. It will even shake up the casting of ballots out here in Arizona — and looks like bad news for Democrats.... Read more»2

Factchecking the ninth GOP debate

The ninth GOP debate featured the top six remaining candidates for the party’s presidential nomination. They repeated several false and misleading claims, and made some new ones, too.... Read more»

Ted Cruz: Drafting women into military combat is 'nuts'

Unprompted and in the final days of his New Hampshire primary campaign, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz unleashed ire at the notion of drafting women into military combat.... Read more»1

Factchecking the 8th GOP debate

Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate.... Read more»

Factchecking the 7th GOP debate

There was no Donald Trump, but plenty to fact-check in the last GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses.... Read more»

FactCheck: Sorting out Obama’s gun proposal

Politicians have offered confusing and conflicting information on guns in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings and President Obama’s announced plans for tighter gun controls. ... Read more»

Bush not named ‘statesman’ by NRA

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has said repeatedly that the National Rifle Association named him a “statesman of the year,” and that Charlton Heston gave him an award, or a rifle, about 10 years ago. His campaign now says he was mistaken on both counts.... Read more»

Factchecking the fifth GOP debate

The Republican presidential candidates’ fifth and final 2015 debate focused on national security and included misleading claims on terrorism, immigration and foreign oil.... Read more»

Ducey wants to block Syrian refugees from Arizona

In the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed more than 100 people in Paris on Friday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants to bar refugees from the war-stricken nation of Syria from entering the state. Other state governors have also announced such moves, but critics have pointed out that their powers over immigration matters are limited.... Read more»1

FactChecking the GOP economic debate

The fourth Republican presidential debate featured fewer candidates, but no shortage of factual missteps. ... Read more»

Trump attacks Bush on sanctuary cities

Donald Trump says that “the state of Florida had sanctuary cities while Jeb Bush was governor,” and “nobody said anything.” But we could find no evidence that any Florida city or county fit the bill of a sanctuary city at that time, at least not officially.... Read more»

Presidential candidates woo Iowa voters, not donors

Donors big and small alike are pulling out their wallets in Iowa to support their candidates for the 2016 presidential election, but their contributions amount to little more than a drop in the bucket. “When candidates come to Iowa, fundraising is not their primary purpose. This isn’t where the big bucks are, this is where the caucus-goers are."... Read more»

Factchecking Jeb Bush on poverty, economic growth

Republican Jeb Bush on “Fox News Sunday” made economic claims about poverty and growth from tax cuts that don’t measure up to the facts: ... Read more»

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Dems exaggerate about GOP 'privatization' plans for Social Security

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims Jeb Bush supported his brother’s Social Security plan that would put “Americans at risk of losing their retirement savings with the ups and downs of Wall Street.”... Read more»

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