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Factchecking Trump’s terrorism speech

In a speech in Ohio on terrorism, Donald Trump repeated several fact-twisting and bogus claims he has made before.... Read more»

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As ISIS brewed in Iraq, Clinton’s State Dep't cut eyes and ears on the ground

Secretary of State Clinton initially pressed to keep civilian programs and listening posts after the U.S. troop pullout in 2011, but then her State Department scrapped or slashed them at the behest of the White House and Congress, an investigation by ProPublica and The Washington Post finds that ... Read more»

Republican national security experts: Trump would be 'dangerous' president

Fifty prominent Republican national security officials, including a former CIA director, on Monday called party nominee Donald Trump unqualified to lead the country and said he would be "the most reckless president in American history." ... Read more»1

Factchecking Trump on torture

Donald Trump said that “enhanced interrogation … works.” But scientists have shown that the stress and pain induced by techniques like waterboarding can impair memory, and, therefore, inhibit a person from recalling information.... Read more»

McCain slams Trump over attack on dead Muslim soldier's parents

Decorated war veteran and U.S. Senator John McCain denounced Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday for his attack on the parents of a Muslim U.S. Army officer killed in the Iraq war. ... Read more»1

FactChecking Hillary Clinton’s big speech

The Democratic presidential nominee made claims on income inequality, job growth, spending and more. ... Read more»1

Judge tosses defamation suit over report on Az terrorism info center

A federal district judge in Phoenix threw out a lawsuit over a report that allegedly defamed a government contractor who helped a Chinese national gain access to a counterterrorism center. The lawsuit stemmed from an August 2014 story that revealed an apparent security breach at the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.... Read more»

FactChecking Trump’s big speech

In accepting his party's nomination for president, Donald Trump said "here, at our convention, there will be no lies." But we found plenty of instances where Trump twisted facts or made false claims.... Read more»2

Accused teen 'jihadist' ordered held without bond in Arizona

An Arizona teenager who the FBI said has professed to be an "American jihadist" was ordered to remain held without bond on Wednesday on charges of plotting to stage an attack with bombs and other weapons on a Phoenix-area state motor vehicle office.... Read more»1

Tucson teen pleads not guilty to plotting terror attack

An Arizona teenager accused of being an Islamic State sympathizer pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of plotting to attack a Phoenix-area state motor vehicle office with bombs and other weapons and was ordered kept in jail without bond. ... Read more»

The terror suspect who had nothing to give

Abu Zubaydah’s sworn statement provides a chilling, first-person account of how U.S. officials tortured a man they wrongly believed was a top al-Qaida operative. ... Read more»

Update: Tucson teen indicted on terror charges called himself 'American jihadist,' FBI says

An 18-year-old Tucsonan who was arrested last week and accused of plotting "acts of terror" called himself an "American jihadist" who supports ISIS and considered attacking an Air Force recruiting center in Tucson, court documents released Wednesday said. Khan was indicted by a state grand jury.... Read more»1

FBI arrests 18-year-old Tucson man on terrorism charges

An 18-year-old Tucsonan was arrested Friday, accused of plotting "acts of terror" against government buildings in Pima and Maricopa counties, authorities said. The FBI and Arizona Attorney General's Office investigated Mahin Khan, who was being held without bond.... Read more»

Terrorism term ‘radical Islam’ debated by Senate panel

Refusing to use terms like 'radical Islam' in the fight against terror is giving in to what ISIS, al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups want, a Valley resident told a Senate panel Tuesday.... Read more»

Senators hope new ‘no fly, no buy’ gun bill finds bipartisan support

One day after efforts to advance gun-control measures in the Senate collapsed in partisan fighting, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a compromise Tuesday that they hope can get a vote and keep guns out of the hands of terrorists.... Read more»

Senate takes up, then blocks, competing gun-control measures

The Senate had the opportunity to act on competing gun-control measures Monday, but proceeded instead to block action on any of the proposals in votes that fell mostly along party lines... Read more»

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