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FactChecking Biden’s Jan. 19 press conference

In a nearly two-hour press conference on Jan. 19, President Joe Biden stretched the facts and left out important context on vaccinations, funding for lead pipe removal, child poverty and more.... Read more»

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House censures Az Rep. Paul Gosar, boots him from committees

The U.S. House voted 223-207 Wednesday to censure Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar and strip him of his committee assignments, following his social media post of a manipulated cartoon that depicted him attacking Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Joe Biden.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Meet 'Paul Gosar the Titan slayer,' Arizona’s white nationalist icon

The GOP's singular agenda today is the preservation, at all costs, of this country's historically white, male-dominated power base, and Gosar has become a sociopathic foot-soldier for the cause.... Read more»

U.S. House Democrats to introduce censure of Az Rep. Paul Gosar over violent video

Nearly 30 Democratic U.S. House members plan to introduce a resolution censuring their Arizona Republican colleague Rep. Paul Gosar for social media posts that depicted him killing New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.... Read more»

Paul Gosar has a history of posting far-right memes on Twitter

The anime video that sparked outrage this week isn't the first video tweet by Rep. Paul Gosar that co-opted far-right meme culture.... Read more»

Critics demand Az Rep. Gosar be investigated for violent tweet about AOC

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, refused to back down Tuesday from his weekend tweet of a violent cartoon that appeared to show him and other House conservatives attacking President Joe Biden and a liberal House Democrat.... Read more»

‘Tax the rich’? Plans to make wealthy pay a little more barely dent long slide from progressive taxes

The progressivity of the U.S. tax system has dramatically declined over the past seven decades - the upshot is that for most income levels the U.S. tax system now resembles a flat tax that becomes regressive at the very top end, meaning the super-rich pay proportionately less.... Read more»

FactCheck: Republican spin on Democrats' voting bill

In the days leading up to the Senate vote on the House-passed elections bill, Republicans offered several misleading talking points about the Democratic bill, and made other statements that required more context.... Read more»

Watchdog: 83 border agents made racist, sexist Facebook posts; CBP leaders didn't act to prevent incidents

Facing racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive social media activity from their employees, senior leaders with U.S. Customs and Border Protection took no action on their own to prevent further misconduct, according to a report published Monday by a federal watchdog.... Read more»

‘Once in a generation investment’: Biden unveils $2T infrastructure package; would create millions of jobs

Unveiling what he called the boldest spending package since the construction of America’s interstate system and the space race, President Biden released broad details of a $2 trillion infrastructure package that would rebuild highways and bridges, along with funding programs for housing, broadband and schools and increasing U.S. manufacturing jobs.... Read more»

Napier rejects Dems' claim of racist infiltration of police

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier pushed back against claims that white supremacists have infiltrated law enforcement agencies, telling a House committee Tuesday that he has “simply not been exposed” to any evidence of that.... Read more»

House OKs $484 billion in COVID-19 relief, loans could go out this week

Money could start flowing to distressed small businesses as early as this week, after the House overwhelmingly approved a $484 billion measure that refills the exhausted Paycheck Protection Program and adds funds for hospitals and other services. ... Read more»

FactCheck: False claim that Pelosi withheld coronavirus funds over abortion

Pelosi was not holding up the release of “8.5 billion for Coronavirus without abortion funding,” as viral Facebook posts have claimed.... Read more»

Endorse check: Value of Arizona endorsements mixed in presidential race

Arizona lawmakers have been busy offering endorsements to candidates in hopes of having an impact in the state’s presidential primary.... Read more»

Dems roast CIS head over plan to end 'medical deferred action'

The acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services insisted to a House panel that there are no new plans to end “medical deferred action,” but Democrats called the administration “cruel” for considering the notion in the first place.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Pima County should get houses in order to fight climate change

As the battle over climate change rages among scientists, environmentalists and deniers, Pima County can reduce emissions one doorstep at a time. For the low, low price of $2.50 a month, you (!), dear friend and neighbor, can do something about it.... Read more»2

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