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Joe Biden, McCain children, Larry Fitzgerald to speak at senator’s Az memorial

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who years ago reached across the political aisle to become a longtime colleague and friend to Sen. John McCain, will speak Thursday at the senator’s Arizona memorial service.... Read more»

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Report: McCain returning to Arizona, will miss tax vote

U.S. Sen. John McCain, hospitalized last week for cancer-treatment side effects and a viral infection, traveled home to Arizona on Sunday, and won't be in D.C. to cast a vote on the Republican tax plan this week.... Read more»

McCain hospitalized over cancer treatment side effects

U.S. Sen. John McCain is being treated at Walter Reed hospital for side effects of treatment for brain cancer, and "looks forward to returning to work as soon as possible," his office said.... Read more»

Trump warns McCain he will ‘fight back’ at some point

U.S. Sen. John McCain and President Donald Trump have been at odds for years, but the sparring reached a new height Tuesday when Trump warned that he will fight back at some point “and it won’t be pretty.”... Read more»

McCain calls on U.S. to lead world, reject 'spurious nationalism'

The remarks came during a ceremony that veered from humorous to serious as the Arizona Republican was awarded the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal, to recognize those “who have strived to secure the blessings of liberty to people the world over.”... Read more»

McCain praises Biden's service: 'Genuine patriot'

"We've both been privileged to know members of this body who were legends in their own time, and are remembered as important historical figures. But I haven't known one who was a better man than you... Thank you for your example of how to represent your constituents with honor and humility, and for how to remain the same good guy that you were when you first got here."... Read more»

Full transcript: Obama's final State of the Union address

Complete text: "So let’s talk about the future, and four big questions that we as a country have to answer – regardless of who the next President is, or who controls the next Congress. "... Read more»

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Biden pads economic stats

In a speech in Miami, Vice President Joe Biden puffed up two statistics related to bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. from overseas.... Read more»

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Did Hillary Clinton say we should send migrant kids 'back to certain death?'

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, one of a few Democrats preparing to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, claimed that Clinton wanted to “return refugee children from Central America summarily back to death gangs and the drug gangs.”... Read more»

FactCheck: Is Obama flying Central American kids to the U.S. for free?

Will the CAM Program established in November 2014 result in “millions” of foreign children coming to America, and will they be traveling at the expense of U.S. taxpayers?... Read more»

Mexico nearly doubles deportations of U.S.-bound migrants

Central American migrants heading to the U.S. often risk their lives trekking through jungles and jumping freight trains, only to be nabbed by the U.S. Border Patrol. Now an increasing number are being turned back before they even reach the Rio Grande — by Mexican police.... Read more»

Amid push to clear rape kit backlog, extent of problem unknown in Az

As many as 400,000 “rape kits” nationwide have not been tested, thousands of them in Arizona, a backlog that advocates and government officials say is delaying the identification of potential rapists. In Arizona, the true extent of the backlog is uncertain because police departments here, as in many other states, are not required to track the backlog of rape kits.... Read more»

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Biden resurrects bogus talking points

Factcheck: Vice President Joe Biden resurrected years-old, Democratic talking points on the Affordable Care Act and U.S. oil production during a recent speech in New Hampshire.... Read more»

Gila River teen joins hundreds at White House tribal conference

Darius Jackson wants to make a difference for the people of the Gila River Indian Community – and meeting with the vice president of the United States on Wednesday wasn’t a bad place to start.... Read more»

Factcheck: Biden's boasts

Biden was the keynote speaker at the AFL-CIO and American Federation of Teachers Summit on Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development on Nov. 13. His comments centered on job opportunities and education, and they included some exaggerations.... Read more»

Do these displaced Hondurans deserve asylum in America?

In Honduras, criminal violence has made more than 17,000 people flee their homes in recent years, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, a Switzerland-based group that documents refugees around the globe.... Read more»

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