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Defense budget bill includes funding for D-M, Ft. Huachuca

A defense budget bill introduced in the U.S. House includes full funding for the A-10 and EC-130H Compass Call aircraft at Davis-Monthan, and support for missions at Ft. Huachuca. U.S. Rep. Martha McSally said the provisions were a "big victory for Southern Arizonans and our national defense."... Read more»

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Gun control, immigration central issues at Clinton rally

Former President Bill Clinton used gun control and immigration to get voters to cast a vote for his wife during a Hillary Clinton campaign rally held at Sunnyside High School in Tucson on Sunday afternoon. ... Read more»

Report: Customs and Border Protection's discipline system 'broken'

A federal oversight panel calls Customs and Border Protection's "broken" and that the process "takes far too long to be an effective deterrent" despite an effort to mitigate corruption and lessen deadly use-of-force incidents after the panel released a draft report last June. ... Read more»

Pentagon: A-10s will fly through 2022

The Air Force's A-10 attack jets will not be retired until at least 2022, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday, previewing the Obama administration's military budget. The planes, including those based in Tucson, had been on a path to an earlier retirement in favor of the F-35, with some already grounded.... Read more»

McSally hails reports Air Force backing off A-10 retirement

The Pentagon "is finally coming to its senses," said Rep. Martha McSally, welcoming reports that the military is backing off plans to retire the Air Force's fleet of A-10 attack aircraft, including planes based at Tucson's Davis-Monthan.... Read more»

Tucson marks 5-year anniversary of Jan. 8 shooting

The ringing of a bell Friday marked the anniversary of the Jan. 8 shootings. In a lecture hall at Banner University Medical Center, Jim Tucker rose to the stage and rang a bell, one brief peal for each those killed and injured on a sunny, terrible morning five years ago.... Read more»

Video: McSally, Az House delegation lead Congress in moment of silence

Marking the fifth anniversary of the Jan. 8 shootings, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally and the rest of Arizona's delegation in the House of Representatives led Congress in a moment of silence on Friday.... Read more»

Photos: Remembering Jan. 8 — and what followed

For some, the events of Jan. 8, 2011, are seared into their memories. For others, that day and those that follow remain a jumble of images and flashes of emotion. Here are a few photographs that capture the shock we felt upon learning of the shooting of 19 of our friends and neighbors — and the hope and resolve that followed.... Read more»2

What the Devil won't tell you

GOP Council candidates need to up fundraising ahead of looming deadline

The GOP aspirants have $16,715 cash on hand. Which ones? All of them. Together. Lawton, challenging Cunningham in Ward 2, has $7,962 in the bank. Burkholder, vying for Scott's Ward 4 seat, has $4,559. Hunt, pursuing Romero's seat in Ward 1, is sitting on $4,194. At this rate, they'll be fierce contenders by 2019.... Read more»2

McSally takes Israel junket

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally traveled to Israel this week, meeting with Israeli and Palestinian officials to "hear first-hand about the region’s most pressing national security issues."... Read more»

Dems keep spotlight on McSally campaign filings

A local Democratic activist has complained to federal regulators about hundreds of pieces of missing information in campaign finance papers filed by U.S. Rep. Martha McSally. The statement sent to the FEC follows TucsonSentinel.com's reporting last month on McSally's incomplete filings.... Read more»1

McSally refiles reports after Sentinel investigates campaign issues

After TucsonSentinel.com reported last week on millions of dollars in errors in the campaign filings of Rep. Martha McSally, the GOP freshman handed in new tallies of her fundraising to federal officials on Monday. While her totals now add up, hundreds of information gaps remain.... Read more»3

What the Devil won't tell you

McSally's money mistakes show a team that's slow to react

U.S. Rep Martha McSally is a superstar in the making. Yet her team's sluggish response to million-dollar errors in campaign disclosure says they may be prone to let problems grow. Here's how a bad day at work could predict more problems for her re-election bid ... Read more»1

Errors in McSally campaign reports add up to millions

Rep. Martha McSally has raised a sizable war chest for 2016 — but nowhere near as big as what she has claimed. Her filings just don't add up — including a pattern of overstated fundraising, with her latest report showing an apparently phantom total $3.3 million more than her actual campaign haul. Federal regulators have repeatedly knocked the Republican's campaign for errors and incomplete reports.... Read more»1

Ex-Rep. Ron Barber, T-O chair Ned Norris named to Homeland Security advisory cmte

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris were named to the Homeland Security Advisory Council on Wednesday. The group provides advice to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.... Read more»

McSally exaggerates campaign fundraising haul

Despite raking in the most campaign cash among Arizona's congressional delegation thus far this year, Rep. Martha McSally recently overstated her fundraising by about $36,000. She touted having pulled in $640,000, but a chunk of that take was actually a refund paid back to the campaign by a D.C. ad agency.... Read more»2

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