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Then-candidate Donald Trump speaking at the Phoenix Convention Center in September 2016.

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»

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»

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

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

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

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island

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

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

A website attributed to Americans for Responsible Leadership, which has given nearly $1 million to groups opposing Propositions 121 and 204 in Arizona, carries information about those measures. Little is known about the Phoenix-based group, which also has donated $11 million to a political action committee in California.

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

A screenshot from a Republican TV ad.

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»

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 Nation Delegate Kenneth Maryboy, left, and Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim testify at a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on who should manage a Navajo oil trust fund. The tribe has split on whether it should be run by the tribal government or a nonprofit, with Maryboy and Jim on opposite sides of the issue.

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

A DREAM Act supporter at a Phoenix protest in May.

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»

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»