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What McSally voted for in repealing parts of Obamacare was to let private insurance companies charge seniors more for health insurance. It’s not a tax. but it does illustrate how the conservative plan is for you to pay more for care, if possibly less for insurance. Read more»

McSally speaking at her campaign kickoff, Friday in Tucson.

Martha McSally can't promise she's tough enough to tell it like it is when she makes excuses for Trump and coddles his base. That's either PC, BS or both. For a woman who prides herself on candor, she sounds like a politician. Read more» 1

Then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking at the Phoenix Convention Center before a speech by then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

There's a time for heightened discourse and there's a time to eliminate the threat. Arpaio's rivals need to be ready to hit him hard and hit him fast so the worst person in Arizona political history doesn't infect the U.S. Senate. Read more» 4

Sinema, McSally, Ward, Abboud.

Hey, Arizona. It just got real. We could have two races on the ballot in the same year with control of the U.S. Senate on the line. That would be a political showstopper. Read more» 5

The media has chosen to present competing talking points as news and let the public decide for themselves. But even giving voice to a seemingly ridiculous point lends that statement credibility. The public doesn't see the craziness. It sees the imprimatur of a respected news outlet. Read more»

Scalia testifying before a congressional committee in 2010.

When Supreme Court Justice Scalia slipped this mortal coil, the political earthquake began before his family could digest the news and this temblor is like a ZZ Top song: It's bad. It's nationwide. It will even shake up the casting of ballots out here in Arizona — and looks like bad news for Democrats. Read more» 2

The final Clean Power Plan released by the Environmental Protection Agency aims to cut carbon emissions nationwide. In Arizona, where the Four Corners Power Plant is located, the goal will be to cut carbon from 1,552 pounds per megawatt hour in 2012 to 1,031 pounds by 2030.

Arizona environmental groups cheered the final version of the Clean Power Plan unveiled Monday, a first-ever national standard that aims to cut power plant emissions by a third by 2030. But Arizona utilities and state officials both were more cautious, saying they need to study the plan that has been more than a year in the making. Read more» 1