McCain makes trip to Syria to visit rebels
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator John McCain has quietly slipped into Syria for a meeting with Syrian rebels.
Spokeswoman Rachael Dean confirms the Republican made the visit. She declined further comment about the trip.
GOP attacks 2014 House Democratic candidates
The National Republican Congressional Committee is getting an early start on its 2014 campaign to keep the GOP in charge of the House.
Tea party vs. old guard in GOP Senate rift
A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers broke into full view Thursday, with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of overplaying their hands and tempting Democrats to change Senate rules that protect the minority party.
Franks aims to take abortion limits national, despite court ruling on state law
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, said Wednesday he will push for a national prohibition on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, just one day after a court ruled a similar law in Arizona unconstitutional.
House Republicans promote 20-week abortion ban
WASHINGTON — House Republican who oppose abortion promoted legislation Wednesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
IG: ex-US Attorney retaliated in Fast and Furious
The U.S. Attorney in Arizona violated Justice Department policy by providing Fox News with information apparently aimed at undercutting the credibility of a federal agent who helped reveal the botched arms-trafficking probe called Operation Fast and Furious, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Monday.
Former Ariz. congressman to marry partner in DC
TUCSON — Former Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe says he and his partner of eight years plan to get married this weekend in Washington, D.C.
Arizona senators: Border sewage pipeline at risk
NOGALES, Ariz. — Arizona’s senators are warning the State Department about risks posed by the deterioration of a pipeline that carries more than 10 million gallons of raw sewage daily from Mexico into the U.S. for treatment.
Jury to be selected for trial of ex-congressman Renzi
TUCSON — Jury selection is scheduled to start Tuesday in federal court in Tucson in the trial of former Congressman Rick Renzi and a former business partner of the Arizona Republican.
Poll claims Flake among least-favorite senators after gun-bill vote
WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Flake’s vote against expanded background checks on gun sales earlier this month caused his approval ratings to drop, making him one of the “most unpopular” U.S. senators, a new poll says.
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