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Judicial nominee defends tribal law record in low-key Senate hearing

Federal appeals court nominee Eric Miller tried to dispel concerns last week about his record on tribal law, telling a Senate committee that his previous work on behalf of clients did not foretell how he would rule as a judge.... Read more»

Trump returning to Phoenix for rally next week

On the heels of a troublesome week, President Trump will return to the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday for a political rally — the same place he effusively declared a year ago that Mexico would pay for an "impenetrable, powerful, solid southern border wall." Trump has hinted at a pardon for Joe Arpaio, and may endorse a challenge to Sen. Flake.... Read more»

Quick take

McSally: 'White supremacy has no place in America'

With dozens of national Republicans specifically blasting Donald Trump's responses to the fatal neo-Nazi rally in Virginia, Rep. Martha McSally made a restrained comment Tuesday evening: "Let's be clear: white supremacy or any form of racism, bigotry, violence or domestic terrorism has no place in America."... Read more»

Quick take

Ally Miller: 'I am WHITE - and proud of it! No apologies necessary'

Responding to comments about Trump's platitudes about the Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally, Pima Supervisor Ally Miller said, "I'm sick and tired of being hit for being white....It is all about making us feel like we need to apologize. I am WHITE - and proud of it! No apologies necessary."... Read more»2

Guest opinion

Garcia: Immigration reform passes major milestone

There is the pathway to citizenship – and then there is the bumpy, bone-jarring road that comes before undocumented immigrants can even begin to take their first step on what likely will be at least a 13-year journey.... Read more»4

Factcheck: Spinning Obama's budget

Both parties are putting political spin on the deficit reduction contained in President Obama's $3.78 trillion budget plan.... Read more»

Senator: Investigate ‘false statements’ by dark money groups

A Democratic senator is pushing for an investigation of nonprofit groups that told the Internal Revenue Service they would not engage in political activity — and then spent millions attacking or praising candidates in 2012 elections. ... Read more»1

FactCheck

Underselling the sequester cuts

An ad from a fiscally conservative group makes a true but misleading claim that the sequester only amounts to “a 3 percent cut in federal spending.” A majority of federal spending is exempt from the sequester cuts, so the parts that are not will be cut much more deeply than … ... Read more»1

Props 121, 204

Obscure group making big contributions vs. 2 ballot propositions

An obscure political group based in the Valley - Americans for Responsible Leadership - has spent nearly a million dollars against Propositions 121, which would replace Arizona's party primary elections, and 204, that would continue a one-cent sales tax for education.... Read more»1

Factcheck

GOP's 'job-killing' whopper on health care law, again

The exaggerated Republican claim that the new health care law "kills jobs" was high on our list of the "Whoppers of 2011." But the facts haven't stopped Republicans and their allies from making an overblown "job-killing" claim a major theme of campaign 2012.... Read more»

Tea Party ‘super PAC’ going after Sen. Orrin Hatch

An outside spending group affiliated with the conservative Tea Party movement is targeting long-time Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch in 2012 for not being conservative enough.... Read more»

Navajo leaders clash over control of oil trust

Navajo leaders clashed at a Senate hearing Thursday over who should control a $30 million trust fund for oil and gas royalties after the Utah government gave up control of it in 2008.... Read more»1

DREAM Act fact sheet

Congress is set to consider the DREAM Act in the lame duck session. The bill would provide legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children provided they meet strict conditions. The bill, supported across the political spectrum, promotes hard work and the notion that you can be successful no matter where you were born or who your parents are.... Read more»

Health care debate

Both sides try to score political points on health law

Democrats and Republicans are continuing efforts to use the health reform law to their advantage as the American public sorts outs its feelings on the subject.... Read more»