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Censure sensibility: Once rare, party censure rises amid polarized politics

Arizona is not the only state where political parties are taking their elected officials to task, a change that analysts and former lawmakers attribute to the politically polarized times and now almost a rite of passage for some prominent politicians. ... Read more»

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McCain, Flake face light questioning in chummy confirmation hearing

Cindy McCain, whose late husband served more than 30 years in the Senate, and former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who served on Foreign Relations, faced light questioning during their confirmation hearing to be ambassadors to the United Nations food programs and to Turkey, respectively.... Read more»

Flake a 'risky' pick as Turkish ambassador, but likely to be confirmed

President Joe Biden’s choice of former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican never-Trumper with no formal diplomatic experience, to be the next ambassador to Turkey was “risky” – but is still likely to win confirmation, analysts said. ... Read more»

Jeff Flake nominated as Biden's ambassador to Turkey

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican who walked away from the Senate over his distaste for Donald Trump's burgeoning support in the GOP, was named Thursday as President Biden's choice to be U.S. ambassador to Turkey.... Read more»1

Cindy McCain picked by Biden as UN food ambassador

President Joe Biden on Wednesday tapped Arizona's Cindy McCain, the widow of former U.S. Sen. John McCain, as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, with the rank of ambassador.... Read more»

Arizona Senate race breaks record, pulling in whopping $133.7 million

Arizona’s Senate race is now the state’s most expensive campaign, with the latest Federal Election Commission filings showing the two candidates have pulled in a staggering $133.7 million so far.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

10 reasons to give Arizona a shot if Iowa can't pull caucus together

It's time for the Hawkeyes to start figuring out what Super Tuesday balloting feels like and I got just the state to take it's place. It's hot. It's dry. It's neither corn-based nor high-fructose and it's got a pair of rainbow shades.... Read more»

As impeachment trial begins, Arizonans play official, unofficial roles

Testimony in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began Tuesday, with at least two Arizonans looking on in unofficial capacities as senators engaged in an all-day debate of procedure.... Read more»

McSally to pen memoir – just in time for her 2020 Senate bid

Running for office has always required determination, funding, a message – and now it apparently requires a book deal. Martha McSally is set to join the ranks of published authors.... Read more»

Sinema censure effort stalls; progressives say they made their point

An intraparty threat to censure Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is on hold for now, but progressives who called for the vote said they achieved their goal of putting the freshman Democrat on notice over her voting record. ... Read more»

Sinema staffers to hold 'mobile office hours' in Tucson

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema may not yet have a Tucson office, but caseworkers on her staff will meet with constituents at the Main Library on Wednesday afternoon.... Read more»

More talk in Flake's future, but no presidential run

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake has eschewed a presidential campaign in favor of becoming a talking head on CBS. "I will not be a candidate," said the Arizona Republican, who had mulled challenging President Donald Trump in next year's primaries.... Read more»

Arizona delegation brings new faces, less seniority to next Congress

Arizona will lose decades of seniority, as the 116th Congress convenes without McCain, Kyl, Flake or Franks. But that may not be a bad thing.... Read more»

Video & full text: Flake's farewell Senate speech

"As we in America – during this moment of political dysfunction and upheaval - contemplate the hard-won conventions and norms of democracy, we must continually remind ourselves that none of this is permanent, and that it must be fought for constantly." — U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake... Read more»

Flake threat to block judicial nominees scuttled by delayed vote

Less than a day after Sen. Jeff Flake vowed to use whatever remaining leverage he has to push a bill protecting the Mueller investigation, he saw that leverage pulled away from him Thursday, at least for now.... Read more»

Arizona political ad spending hit new highs

Spending on campaign ads in Arizona reached a record $129 million this year, part of a national trend that saw cable and broadcast election ad spending top $3 billion for the first time in a midterm election cycle.... Read more»

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