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McCain calls on U.S. to lead world, reject 'spurious nationalism'

The remarks came during a ceremony that veered from humorous to serious as the Arizona Republican was awarded the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal, to recognize those “who have strived to secure the blessings of liberty to people the world over.”... Read more»

SCOTUS nomination: What do the polls say America wants?

The Democrat's party line is that two-thirds of Americans believe that Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland deserves a Senate hearing and vote. What do the polls say?... Read more»

Biden revises NRA history on background checks

Vice President Joe Biden exaggerates when he waxes nostalgic about the “good old days” — a time when “everybody, including the NRA, thought background checks made sense.” Biden’s office says he was referring to the NRA’s support for background checks in the early 1990s and its stated support for expanding background checks to include gun shows in 1999. But vice president’s sentimental journey rides roughshod over the facts.... Read more»

Arizona’s GOP senators join push for immigration reform

Arizona’s two senators joined six others Monday to unveil a bipartisan “tough, but fair” plan for comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for some people now here illegally.... Read more»

Senators: Comprehensive immigration reform coming soon

Immigration reform is near, according to a bipartisan group of senators who say they now agree on basic principles — though it's still unclear what those principles are. A news conference slated for Monday will reportedly address a broad range of immigration issues, including border security and a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States.... Read more»1

STEM Jobs Act

House votes to give green cards to U.S.-trained math and science experts

The House has passed a bill that would replace the green card lottery with permanent residency visas for U.S.-trained math and science experts.... Read more»

Border Roundup: Immigration reform reconsidered; BP investigated

Politicians are reconsidering immigration reform, Homeland Security is investigating the Border Patrol after complaints of excessive force, plus: what happens to U.S. veterans deported to Mexico... Read more»

Dems: Brewer’s support proves Romney is immigration extremist

Democrats led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wasted no time Monday using Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s endorsement of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as proof of Romney’s “extreme” immigration positions.... Read more»

Deportations in '11 set record for 3rd straight year

Immigration officials announced that they deported nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrants in fiscal 2011, setting a record for a third consecutive year under the Obama administration.... Read more»1

Opinion

Times praises students arrested in McCain office sit-in

A New York Times editorial, "Courage in Arizona," offered praise for the four immigrant students arrested in sit-in at Sen. John McCain's Tucson office Monday.... Read more»