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McCain: Trump's steel tariff will harm American economy

"President Trump's decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will not protect America. Reminiscent of failed protectionist trade policies of the past, this decision will harm the American economy, hurt American workers, and damage relations with America's allies and partners."... Read more»

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McCain: Street in front of Russian embassy renamed for murdered Putin opponent

Three years ago, a Russian statesman and patriot was gunned down in the shadow of the Kremlin. Boris Nemtsov was a tireless advocate for the cause for which he ultimately gave his life: a democratic Russia. Today, the street outside of the Russian embassy in Washington is named Boris Nemtsov Plaza.... 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»

Phx Libertarian files to recall John McCain

A Phoenix-area rightwing activist has filed paperwork in an attempt to recall U.S. Sen. John McCain, despite such a move not being allowed under the U.S. Constitution.... Read more»

McCain immigration bill blasted as ‘waste of time’ by Trump

Sen. John McCain introduced a bill Monday that gives DACA recipients a path to citizenship and calls for beefed-up border security – but excludes border wall funding, causing the president to brand it a “waste of time.”... Read more»

McCain: Attacks on FBI over Russia probe 'doing Putin's job for him'

"The latest attacks on the FBI serve no American interests – no party's, no president's, only Putin's. The American people deserve to know all of the facts surrounding Russia's ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why Mueller's investigation must proceed unimpeded."... 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

Quick take

McCain on Trump's 'shithole' remark: 'Respect for dignity of every human being is essence of American patriotism'

U.S. Sen. John McCain condemned President Trump's comments about immigrants from "shithole countries," saying "people have come to this country from everywhere, and people from everywhere have made America great."... Read more»

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»

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»

What the Devil won't tell you

No one safe from our Devilish year-end major awards

I'm going to cop to the charge that I'm pandering to my base journalistic instincts and hand out awards for dubious distinction to local leaders and yours truly.... Read more»2

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»

What happens if McCain resigns?

With U.S. Sen. John McCain facing a diagnosis of malignant brain cancer, what happens to Arizona's Senate seat if he steps down, or dies in office? Complicating the answer is Arizona's other seat — there is the prospect of there being two Senate elections taking place at the same time next year.... Read more»1

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