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U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema

Older Arizonans who voted safely and securely by mail in the 2020 election may find that it isn’t so easy next time, thanks to restrictions enacted by the Legislature last spring. To protect voting rights. Sen. Sinema should support modifications to the filibuster rule to allow the Senate to approve the For the People Act. Read more»

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), gives opening remarks at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing for a nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, on May 5, 2020.

Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini said he is stunned that federal agents seized the cellphone of Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) as part of an insider trading probe. Read more»

Arizona's conservatives have blown up the collectivist model of tax funding in favor of a user-pays model for higher education. Now they don't want the user to pay, either. Ideology comes with a cost because eventually it escapes the court of public opinion – or the court of law – and runs headlong into reality. Read more»

Shoopman, in a photo from SALC.

Ron Shoopman, the president of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, was nominated by Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday to the Arizona Board of Regents. The former Air Force brigadier general would succeed Dennis DeConcini, whose ABOR term expired in January. Read more»

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., shown in a hearing last week, is currently part of a delegation to Cuba. Flake has long proposed less-restrictive trade with the country.

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, long a proponent of less-restrictive relations with Cuba, is visiting the communist nation this week as part of a seven-member congressional delegation. Read more»

An interview with Arizona Board of Regent member and former U.S. Sen.Dennis DeConcini. Then, it's the Reporters Roundtable withMark B. Evans, administrator of TucsonCitizen.com, and Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News. Plus, Weekend Watch with Matt Russell, a.k.a Tucson's Culinary Cruiser. Read more»

Former state Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, testifies Tuesday about his bill, Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law, before a U.S. Senate subcommittee as Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, listens.

Former state Sen. Russell Pearce defended his SB 1070 immigration law before a highly partisan Senate subcommittee Tuesday on the eve of a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the law. Read more»

Today on Buckmaster - We've got a newsmaker interview with former U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini of the Arizona Board of Regents. Also, Tucson-based writer Tom Miller on his recent trip to Cuba. Next, historian Ken Scoville previews Old Ft. Lowell Days. Then, we close out the show with a newsmaker interview with State Sen. Linda Lopez. Read more»