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McConnell rebukes RNC for saying Jan. 6 attack was 'legitimate political discourse'

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Republican National Committee erred in censuring two House GOP lawmakers - Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger - for joining the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. ... Read more»

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FactCheck

Senators Sinema and Portman claim infrastructure bill Is 'paid for'; experts disagree

Both Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, the senators who negotiated a bipartisan infrastructure bill, have claimed the legislation is “paid for” - but a budget watchdog group says the bill only pays for about half of the $548 billion in new spending.... Read more»

Trump courts Az Latinos, considered critical in this battleground state

President Donald Trump stopped in Phoenix on Monday to woo a key demographic that could make or break the November election and determine whether Arizona flips from red to blue: Hispanic voters.... Read more»

Biden, GOP group launch anti-Trump ads in AZ, other battlegrounds

Former Vice President Joe Biden is going on the attack in Arizona and other battleground states with a new ad accusing President Donald Trump of being asleep at the switch as COVID-19 ravaged the country, and devastated the economy.... Read more»

Sweeping coronavirus-relief bill passes House

Quibbling over legislative language in an emergency relief package for Americans impacted by the coronavirus came to an end in the House of Representatives on Monday night, putting finalization of the multibillion-dollar aid deal squarely in the Senate’s court.... Read more»

Mort Report

American fascism? Yes, it can happen here

I'm betting on the American people. But the odds are terrifying. Too many voters rely on emotional impulse, fixating on narrow issues without considering the big picture. Democrats continue to snipe at one another, fortifying Trump's chances.... Read more»

Analysis

John McCain helped build a country that no longer reflects his values

John McCain ends his career honorably and bravely, but with hostility from the White House, marginal influence in the Republican-controlled Senate, and a public less receptive to the positions he has long embodied. ... Read more»

Quick take

Christian radio owner: 'Trump must repent or resign'

Doug Martin, the owner of a group of conservative Christian-oriented radio stations in Tucson, said Wednesday that Trump must "repent humbly or resign" after blaming both sides for the violence at the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va. ... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Morlock: What price Mom's life?

A view of health reform from inside the ICU provides much clarity: Patient-centered, market-oriented health-care reform means customers face more exposure to prices — and their ultimate bargaining power is the right to walk away ... Gulp.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump on his tax returns

Donald Trump said “there’s nothing to learn” from his tax returns, but experts say there’s plenty to learn from presidential candidates’ tax returns, including sources of income, effective tax rates, charitable giving habits and more.... Read more»

In Arizona and Utah, Cruz almost faces Trump alone

In Arizona and Utah, Republican primary voters will have their clearest choice so far between Cruz, the U.S. senator Texas, and Trump, the billionaire frontrunner. Fifty-eight delegates are up for grabs in Arizona's primary and 40 in Utah's caucuses. ... Read more»

McCain says Trump 'dangerous' on national security

U.S. Sen. John McCain on Thursday said that Republican presidential front-runner Donal Trump has made "uninformed and indeed dangerous statements on national security issues." ... Read more»1

Road hazard

How the 'embarrassing' gas tax impasse explains Washington

In 1993, the Dow Jones industrial average was still well under 4,000, the best-selling car in the country was the Ford Taurus, and the average cost of a Major League Baseball ticket was under $10. That was also the year that Congress last raised the federal tax on gasoline.... Read more»

FactCheck: Romney's poverty points

Mitt Romney said that under President Obama “there are more people in poverty in America than ever before.” That’s true, but the poverty rate — which accounts for population changes — was higher under several former presidents than it is currently.... Read more»

Commentary

Obama let opponents define the Affordable Care Act

Commentary: the Democrats’ strategy seems to have been to say as little as possible about why reform was needed and how the final law would protect us from insurance industry abuses... Read more»

Tight CD1 race racks up endorsements

As they race for votes in the hotly contested district, candidates are also racing to pick up endorsements. Political experts question their worth but, they say, in a tight race every little bit helps. And this race is one of the tightest. ... Read more»

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