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Social media, politicians make unfounded claims of politicized Mar-a-Lago search

Social media posts claiming the FBI search of the home of former President Donald Trump was politically motivated have been swirling online, despite there being no evidence that President Biden “had his department of justice’s FBI raid” Trump’s home.... Read more»

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Sinema: 'I don't care, just don't move the clocks all the time'

Kyrsten Sinema, a senator from a state where residents don't change their clocks, said Thursday that "I don't care, just don't move the clocks all the time," after cheering as she presided over the passage of a so-called "permanent Daylight Saving Time" measure.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Arizona faces temporal choice as Daylight Saving Time sees permanent high noon

No matter what laws are passed by Congress, the amount of solar radiation striking the Earth in any given 24-hour period will remain the same, no matter how deeply lawmakers believe they have the power to alter the fabric of time.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Mr. Zelensky goes to Washington

As Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky virtually addressed Congress today, I wondered, “What did they do with Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, and Madison Cawthorn? For that matter, how dare any member of the Republican Party attend who had refused to impeach Donald Trump for his attempt to extort the Ukrainian president?... Read more»

Senate stall on budget talks greases path to government shutdown

Lawmakers are racing to pass short-term government spending legislation Thursday as they stare down a fast-approaching shutdown deadline, but Democratic absences and Republican demands for several votes on unrelated policies stand in the way of swift passage.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Fox on crack

Right now, the Fox News b.s. is that President Biden is going to spend $30 million to distribute free crack pipes. These right-wingers took a lie, spun it into a conspiracy theory, then laced it with racism.... Read more»

New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles

Legislation creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children faces a new border crisis and old partisan objections, diminishing the chances it will become law despite full Democratic control of Congress and the White House. Passing the DREAM Act became harder this week as Republicans ramped up their anti-immigration messaging amid a surge of migrant children crossing the border.... Read more»

Biden orders tougher mask rules as part of overhauled COVID-19 strategy

As part of his national strategy to combat the pandemic, President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring mask-wearing and physical distancing in federal buildings, federal lands, public transportation, and by federal employees and contractors. He also issued a broad call for Americans to mask up during the next 100 days. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

The Ballad of Martha McSally & other election thoughts

Now that the lava is cooling we are left to consider weed, cash for schools, Pima County's deep Blue wave, what the country gets wrong about Arizona, and what the establishment struggles to understand about Latinos because apparently they haven't met any. ... Read more»

Former Sen. DeConcini: Senate intelligence chairman scandal 'quite disturbing'

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»

What the Devil won't tell you

Told ya so: Az Republicans moving to fix 'dysfunction' of Democrats winning statewide

State Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita has a plan to make sure the right kind of people vote and takes great umbrage at how people see exactly what is behind her plan to suppress votes.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

If border states had an actual emergency, it might look a lot like climate change

Arizona does face real emergencies — and we could use some of that extra quarter-billion in new defense spending Trump has sought since taking office.... Read more»

Az Republicans gave Trump their votes but not their dollars – yet

Trump may have received close to half the primary votes in the state, but he got just 3 percent of the money Arizonans gave to 2016 Republican presidential campaigns, according to the latest campaign finance numbers.... Read more»

FactChecking the 12th GOP debate

The candidates’ factual stumbles touched on ISIS, ethanol, climate change and more. ... Read more»

Poll: Trump leads with Az Republican voters

Donald Trump has a 14-point lead among Republican voters in Arizona, a early voting is already underway to determine the state's delegates to the GOP convention. Ted Cruz comes in second in a recent poll, with John Kasich third. Marco Rubio's support has lagged, and 10 percent remain undecided.... Read more»

Presidential campaigns have drawn almost $4 million from Arizona donors

With just two weeks until the Arizona primary, recent numbers from the Federal Election Commission show Arizonans gave just under $4 million to 20 Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns through the end of January. ... Read more»

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