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Trump cites Arizona’s success fighting COVID-19, as cases again rise

President Donald Trump name-dropped Arizona early in last Thursday’s presidential debate, claiming the “very big spike” in COVID-19 cases in the state is “now gone.”... Read more»

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Reaction to Trump 'Proud Boy' comment goes from dismay to distress

President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his debate comments on the right-wing extremists known as the Proud Boys, but reaction from officials in Arizona ranged from dismissal to dismay. ... Read more»

FactChecking the November Democratic debate

Several candidates twisted the facts on health care, student loan debt, the gender wage gap and more.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Sinema plays it cool, McSally runs hot in Senate debate

McSally had the moxie to charge "treason" but Sinema put her on the defensive repeatedly during Monday's debate. You could tell by McSally’s exasperated denials, as the Democrat’s brainy posture seemed to piss the Republican candidate off to no end.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Garcia lets Ducey skate in forgettable debate

Sticking to talking points only goes so far without putting forth some substance, and challenger David Garcia effectively pulled his punches against Gov. Doug Ducey. The incumbent Republican's worried enough to endlessly repeat the URL of an attack website, but the Democrat continually let him slide.... Read more»2


CD8 debate: Barber & Kelly spar over Social Security

Ron Barber, Jesse Kelly and Charlie Manolakis were questioned on Social Security, Medicare and the economy during a Wednesday night debate, and it's a good thing we're fresh out of beer in the Smith household, or the Social Security drinking game would have left this reporter floored. (listen to a replay)... Read more»1

2 CD8 debates set

Republican Jesse Kelly and Democrat Ron Barber will face off in two events as voters decide who will fill the congressional seat vacated by Gabrielle Giffords.... Read more»1

Mesa in national spotlight with GOP debate

For better or worse, Arizona’s third-largest city is making national headlines. On Wednesday, four men vying for the Republican presidential nomination will debate in the heart of Mesa’s downtown.... Read more»

Comic: Politics

Liar Liar

Mitt Romney is a dishonest man, according to Newt Gingrich: "He would say thing after thing after thing that just plain wasn't true."... Read more»

Gingrich attacks 'vicious' media at GOP debate

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich used Thursday night’s lively CNN TV debate to criticize the media and deny a report that he asked his former wife for an "open marriage."... Read more»1


More baloney at latest Republican debate

False and misleading claims were flying again at the latest Republican presidential candidates' debate in Iowa. (with video of full debate)... Read more»3


GOP debate: Pre-Thanksgiving Leftovers

The latest GOP debate was thin on memorable moments or major factual bloopers, but we do have some leftover claims to dispute before we shut down for the Thanksgiving holiday. ... Read more»1

Comic: Politics

Rick Perry: The human condition

Rick Perry is no superdebater, and he knows it. But that's not a bug... it's a feature.... Read more»

Perry stumbles badly in CNBC debate

“Oops.” That’s the word Rick Perry uttered after a major stumble in the Republican presidential debate Wednesday. It spoke volumes about how bad his debate performances have been, how far he has sunk as a 2012 presidential contender. (with video)... Read more»


It was recycled spin at N.H. GOP debate

At the latest debate, the Republican presidential candidates repeated several claims they’ve made before. The candidates reiterated false and misleading lines about the federal health care law, the debt ceiling debate, job creation and more.... Read more»

The fanciful 'facts' at Fox News debate

Nine Republican presidential candidates debated for two hours in Orlando, Fla., and they served up more exaggerations and falsehoods — about Obama, each other, and even Thomas Jefferson.... Read more»2

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