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Az lawmaker & DACA recipient arrested at DC immigration protest

Arizona State Rep. Isela Blanc and DACA recipient Karen Ibarra were among dozens of marchers arrested Monday in Washington during a protest on what was supposed to be the last day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. ... Read more»

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Flake plan to raise age limit for long guns leaves both sides unhappy

When Sen. Jeff Flake said he would work to restrict access to AR-15s for those younger than 21, he somehow managed to unite pro-gun advocates and gun control groups who think little of his response to the Florida high school shooting. ... Read more»

Rand Paul: Kelli Ward is only true conservative running for Senate

Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a standard bearer for Tea Party conservatives, praised U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward at a campaign rally in Scottsdale, calling her a “constitutional conservative” who will stand up to the D.C., establishment.... Read more»

Congress takes week off as DACA deadline looms, Dreamers fret

With the March 5 deadline coming up quickly and Congress on recess this week, that leaves just five working days left for a solution before the legal protection goes away for an estimated 800,000 young immigrants who were brought to this country illegally as children.... Read more»

Gosar call to arrest illegal immigrants at Trump address causes stir

Two Arizona lawmakers invited DACA recipients as guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union address, where another state lawmaker, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.... Read more»

Same speech, different views: Democrats, GOP differ on Trump's State of the Union

The White House promised that President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address to Congress and the nation would be a unifying message, but Arizona lawmakers found little to agree on Tuesday.... Read more»

Mending relations with Hispanic community is ongoing process, Penzone says

A year after taking office, Maricopa Sheriff Penzone said one of his main objectives has been the rejection of racial profiling, something that had plagued the department before he was elected. Discrimination is not tolerated in his agency, he said, and those who defy the rules and policies are being held accountable.... Read more»

Flake, McCain: Trump attacks on media hurt democracy, aid dictators

Arizona’s two senators took President Donald Trump to task in separate forums Wednesday, saying his attacks on the press and “fake news” claims embolden dictators to crack down on media abroad and endanger democracy at home.... Read more»

Guest opinion

McCain to Trump: 'Stop attacking the press'

Trump continues his unrelenting attacks on the integrity of American journalists and news outlets. This has provided cover for repressive regimes to follow suit. The phrase "fake news" — granted legitimacy by an American president — is being used by autocrats to silence reporters.... Read more»

White Mountain Apache water measure sidetracked by labor regulations

A bill to provide desperately needed water-project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily last week, but instead became the focus of a partisan fight over labor regulations.... Read more»1

Flake: GOP must stand up to Trump's attacks on journalism

'The enemy of the people,' was what the president of the United States called the free press. When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn’t suit him “fake news,” it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press.... Read more»3

Martha McSally goes all-in with Trump as she launches Senate run

Martha McSally took the tarp off her Senate campaign Friday morning, winding up months of planning with an announcement that works to position her closely with President Trump.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Avoiding horror of Apocalypse Arpaio will require his Senate foes to play mean

There's a time for heightened discourse and there's a time to eliminate the threat. Arpaio's rivals need to be ready to hit him hard and hit him fast so the worst person in Arizona political history doesn't infect the U.S. Senate.... Read more»4

McSally's DACA bill slashes new immigration, doubles down on border security

While thousands of people face the expiration of work permits and protection from deportation under DACA, Rep. Martha McSally and other Republicans submitted a bill that would reintroduce the temporary permit system while clamping down on legal and illegal immigration alike. ... Read more»

Martha McSally set for campaign announcement

She may have flown attack jets in the Air Force, but the rollout of Martha McSally's impending Senate campaign has been more like the slow, methodical preparations for a battle on the ground. That looks to be about to change.... Read more»

Joe Arpaio, convicted & pardoned ex-sheriff, declares Senate run

Joe Arpaio, the ex-Maricopa County Sheriff who lost a 2016 re-election bid and was found guilty of criminal contempt in a racial-profiling case before being pardoned by President Trump, said he's seeking a U.S. Senate seat.... Read more»

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