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What the Devil won't tell you

Words not bombs: Local GOP can get further playing on media's soft spot for answers

Republicans like Martha McSally and Lea Marquez Peterson need a refresher: Reporters will for damn sure always follow a good news tip, no matter where it leads. Trying to change the subject doesn't end questions. Answering them does. ... Read more»

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Experts: Constituents should see smooth transition from McCain to Kyl

On the late Sen. McCain’s office website is a note asking constituents for patience as staffers deal with their cases in the wake of the senator’s death. But that was before Gov. Ducey appointed former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill his seat, a move that assures what experts said would likely be a “near-seamless” transition as far as constituents are concerned.... Read more»

Former senator Jon Kyl named as McCain's replacement

Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has been appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain, and will take office this week — but perhaps only for a short time.... Read more»

For Tucson native, even small role in McCain rites is ‘humbling’

It was a “humbling” experience when Army 1st Sgt. John Carrigg served as non-commissioned officer in charge of the military detail that received McCain’s casket when it arrived Thursday night at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.... Read more»

After McCain’s death, false Forrestal claim resurfaces

Q: Did John McCain “hide the fact that he ‘accidentally’ killed 134 American sailors”? A: No. He wasn’t responsible for the fatal 1967 accident aboard the USS Forrestal.... Read more»

Graham, other senators recall facets of friend, colleague McCain

As senators delivered glowing tributes to the late Sen. John McCain on Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham reminded them of another side of his friend: Every one of them had “had their head ripped off time by him at some point in time.”... Read more»

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»

What the Devil won't tell you

Just who are McSally & Sinema? We won't find out soon

For all their political prowess, we have a teensy problem with Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally: We have no idea who they really are anymore because they keep mutating right in front of us.... Read more»

White House reverses course, returns flag to half-staff to honor McCain

President Donald Trump reversed course Monday and ordered the flag over the White House lowered to half-staff to honor Arizona Sen. John McCain after briefly raising the flag Monday, less than two days after the senator’s death.... Read more»

Ducey faces ‘unenviable’ task in picking McCain replacement

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has steadfastly refused to discuss a replacement for Sen. John McCain until after the senator’s funeral, but political consultants say the governor faces an “unenviable” task when he does name an appointee.... Read more»

McCain's final farewell: 'Believe always in the promise & greatness of America'

"10 years ago, I had the privilege to concede defeat in the election for president. I want to end my farewell to you with the heartfelt faith in Americans that I felt so powerfully that evening. I feel it powerfully still. Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here."... Read more»

McCain to lie in state at Capitol; mourners pay respects

U.S. Sen John McCain will lie in state at both the Arizona and U.S. capitols this week, with services both in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., before being buried at the U.S. Naval Academy on Sunday.... Read more»

‘You are not forgotten’: Arizona residents honor John McCain

Across Arizona, as a the sun set on a motorcade carrying the body of Sen. John McCain, others honored him in words and in actions. An engineer lowered flags at the state Capitol, a woman sobbed as the motorcade passed her along Interstate 17 and leaders of the Vietnamese community remembered him as a fighter for freedom.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

All too human: John McCain was the senator we wish we were - or at least hope to have

John McCain wore it all on his sleeve, collar, shirtwaist, slacks and shoes. He wanted to be above the game but succumbed to it regularly. We knew exactly what he was thinking because he was so bad at hiding it.... Read more»

McCain's farewell: 'My fellow Americans. No association ever mattered more to me.'

"Before I leave, I’d like to see our politics begin to return to the purposes and practices that distinguish our history from the history of other nations. I would like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different." — John McCain, in his memoir "The Restless Wave."... Read more»

What happens to McCain's seat after his death?

With John McCain's death Saturday from brain cancer, what happens to Arizona's seat in the U.S. Senate? With the primary filing deadline passed, Arizona law is a gray area for some. We'll clear things up:... Read more»2

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