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What the Devil won't tell you

Mark Kelly bank-breaking campaign fundraising important but not sufficient

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally's fundraising is going great guns but challenger Mark Kelly's haul is out of this world. Still, he can literally buy himself all the advice needed to kill his candidacy.... Read more»2

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CBP closes Nogales commercial truck crossing Sundays to free 750 officers for border duty

Customs and Border Protection said it is stopping Sunday inspection of commercial trucks at Nogales in order to shift officers elsewhere on the border, sparking an outcry from produce companies who fear damage to the time-sensitive industry.... Read more»

Republicans blast Green New Deal, Democrats say GOP is playing politics

The “Green New Deal” faced its first test vote in the Senate and a renewed round of criticism from Republicans, who called the expansive environmental bill a “Soviet-style takeover” of the economy.... Read more»

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Gallego's decision to bow out of Senate race a missed opportunity for Dems

A Ruben Gallego primary run against Mark Kelly may have been the final step in turning Arizona purple, which is sort of like watching that first platypus grow a bill.... Read more»

Nearly $150M in Az military projects could be cut for Trump's border emergency

Despite "assurances" touted by Sen. McSally, a $30-million construction project at Ft. Huachuca and a $15-million facility at Davis-Monthan AFB are potentially on the chopping block in order to fund a border wall under President Trump's national emergency declaration.... Read more»

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Told ya so: Az Republicans moving to fix 'dysfunction' of Democrats winning statewide

State Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita has a plan to make sure the right kind of people vote and takes great umbrage at how people see exactly what is behind her plan to suppress votes.... Read more»

Senate bill would outlaw dropping off early ballots on Election Day

The Arizona Senate is considering a measure that would prohibit early voters from dropping off their mail-in ballots on Election Day, a move advocates say would simplify elections and opponents say would hamper voter rights.... Read more»

Senate OKS open-space bill, reviving Land and Water Conservation Fund

The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping public lands bill that will secure millions of dollars for Arizona's federally protected lands.... Read more»

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The challenger: Mark Kelly launches new mission of political discovery

The odds Martha McSally will lose two Senate races in two years shortened bigly when Mark Kelly announced his challenge to her seat in a video — but her fate is in no way sealed.... Read more»1

Trump call for unity appears to do little to sway divided Congress

The split response to President Trump's speech was mirrored in Arizona’s congressional delegation, whose reactions largely followed party lines.... Read more»

More talk in Flake's future, but no presidential run

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake has eschewed a presidential campaign in favor of becoming a talking head on CBS. "I will not be a candidate," said the Arizona Republican, who had mulled challenging President Donald Trump in next year's primaries.... Read more»

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McSally caught between Trump's wall and our purple state

Bolt from Trump's wall and shutdown and lose the base. Stick with the president and lose the state. The truth is that Sen. Martha McSally remains the Arizonan most endangered by Trump’s xenophobic obsession with illegal immigration and his wall.... Read more»

New Senate likely to resume torrid pace of judicial confirmations

Democrats are gearing up for change in Washington after their surge in the midterm elections, but there’s at least one area where Republicans will still hold the upper hand – judicial nominations.... Read more»

First in Congress? Get in line, as more women, minorities head to Hill

When Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema is sworn in next week, she will be the first woman to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate – a distinction that barely stands out in a Congress filled with firsts.... Read more»

Arizona delegation brings new faces, less seniority to next Congress

Arizona will lose decades of seniority, as the 116th Congress convenes without McCain, Kyl, Flake or Franks. But that may not be a bad thing.... Read more»

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Quick questions raised by McSally's appointment to Senate

Now that everyone's a winner, how will the bruising election battle figure into the public service now required of Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema?... Read more»

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