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Parties ratchet up rhetoric against lawmakers after impeachment vote

The House vote to impeach President Donald Trump was just minutes old when the emails started flying – impeachment supporters had aligned themselves with “socialist Democrats,” while Trump supporters had “spinelessly” caved to the president.... Read more»

Commentary

Washington's cynical misinformation game

In most of our country’s major institutions, we have little tolerance for cheating and lying. Whether it’s the court system, schools, businesses, even our sports teams, we impose stiff sanctions against those who deceive us to gain some advantage. Yet there is one arena in which misleading the public not only is abided but is the norm: politics. In fact, much of what constitutes political discourse in this country is now built on a foundation of dishonesty. ... Read more»

Experts: Don’t be fooled by funding gap in tight congressional races

The Democratic incumbents in three Arizona districts that have been deemed among the most competitive in the country have raised substantially more than their challengers, more than 3-to-1 in some cases. The closest challenger in the money race is Martha McSally, who's aiming to face off against U.S. Rep. Ron Barber.... Read more»

McSally, other GOP challengers get boost from 'jumbo joint'

National Republicans have launched another jumbo joint fundraising committee in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission ruling — this one with the goal of aiding some of the party's most promising challengers and open seat contenders, including Martha McSally.... Read more»

GOP outlines strategy to unseat freshmen Az Dems

The midterm congressional elections are still a year off, but the Republican Party started ratcheting up its campaign this week against three freshman Arizona Democrats it has targeted in the race. In a conference call Monday, strategists for the National Republican Congressional Committee said they would try to tie “the disastrous rollout of Obamacare” to Democratic Reps. Ron Barber of Tucson, Ann Kirkpatrick of Flagstaff and Kyrsten Sinema of Phoenix.... Read more»

The anatomy of a misleading fundraising email

The tone of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's latest fundraising pitch is decidedly doomsdayist.... Read more»

Factcheck

GOP: 'Obamacare’ taxes sick puppies

A Republican claim that the federal health care law taxes “heart attacks, sick puppies and even new babies” is a dog. Turns out it’s a reference to excise taxes on certain medical devices.... Read more»1