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Trump reversal on Russia doesn’t come soon enough for Az lawmakers

Arizona lawmakers agreed that President Donald Trump was wrong to claim Monday that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 election, although their reactions to the since-withdrawn statement ranged from condemnation to rationalization.... Read more»

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McCain: 'Disgraceful' that Trump unwilling to stand up to tyrant Putin

"Today's press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant."... Read more»1

Kyl to help shepherd Supreme Court nomination through Senate

The White House said Monday that former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl had been tapped to act as a “sherpa” to help guide the Supreme Court nomination of U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh through the Senate.... Read more»

'Devilish' Sentinel scribe Morlock named Az's top community columnist

TucsonSentinel.com's Blake Morlock, author of the "What the Devil won't tell you" columns that analyze local public affairs, was named as the winner of the Community Column Writing award by the Arizona Press Club.... Read more»

Trump ends family separations, maintains ‘zero tolerance’ policy

Trump's order does not reverse the zero-tolerance policy, and adults caught at the border will still be referred for prosecution or held while their asylum claims are assessed. But for now they will no longer have their children taken away from them – families will instead be held together in custody.... Read more»

Puente Arizona speaks out against separation of families at border

Demonstrators in Phoenix decried the Trump administration's new policy of separating more migrant children from their families.... Read more»

CD2 GOP candidates square off; Arpaio refuses to bow out of Senate race

Two of the four Republicans running in the CD 2 congressional primary answered questions posed by a journalist at a forum on Thursday. Joe Arpaio, the controversial former Maricopa County sheriff, said he wouldn't bow out of the U.S. Senate race when called upon to do so by an audience member.... Read more»1

McCain: Pardon of boxer Jack Johnson 'closes shameful chapter'

U.S. Sen. John McCain said that President Trump's pardon of boxing legend Jack Johnson for his Mann Act conviction more than a century ago "finally closes a shameful chapter in our nation's history." ... Read more»1

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McCain: Haspel's refusal to acknowledge torture's immorality is disqualifying

John McCain on CIA director nomination: "Gina Haspel is a patriot who loves our country and has devoted her professional life to its service and defense. However, her role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing. Her refusal to acknowledge torture's immorality is disqualifying."... Read more»1

McCain, Udall honored for legacies of supporting Grand Canyon

A plaque dedicated to two Arizona icons who have championed the Grand Canyon – Sen. John McCain and the late Rep. Morris Udall – was unveiled in an emotional ceremony last week on the South Rim.... Read more»

Air Force secretary says A-10s should fly through 2030

While some military brass have pushed to end the A-10 program in favor of the F-35, the attack jets — some of which are based in Tucson — should be flying through at least 2030, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday.... Read more»

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McCain: American president does not lead Free World by congratulating dictators like Putin

McCain: "An American president does not lead the Free World by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections. And by doing so with Vladimir Putin, President Trump insulted every Russian citizen who was denied the right to vote in a free and fair election to determine their country's future."... Read more»2

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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»

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