The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol says that his agency must understand the capabilities and vulnerabilities of violent smuggling organizations to have any hope of dismantling them.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona announced Monday he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012.Read More »
The retirement of U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will likely set off a chain reaction, as Republicans and Democrats position themselves to run for the open seat.
Most political observers believe U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Mesa, will soon announce he is running to replace Kyl. Other potential GOP candidates include U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg and the entire slate of Republican statewide officeholders.
Napolitano, Pederson and Gordon were the most common Dem names bandied about for Kyl's seat, with Giffords getting frequent mention with the caveat that she would obviously have to be healthy enough to run for the seat.Read More »
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday that U.S. communities on the border with Mexico are safer than most Americans believe, but also warned Mexican drug cartels they'll be "met by an overwhelming response" should they move north.Read More »
As national concern mounts over Arizona’s porous border, the Yuma Sector, its fence and its techniques have received considerable attention from politicians who point to the Border Patrol’s success in securing the region. U.S. Border Patrol agents Robert Loury said the Border Patrol catches virtually every person who attempts to cross border in this sector.Read More »
Supporters of the Arizona Commerce Authority say public-private economic development agencies play important practical and psychological roles in attracting new jobs to the state.Read More »
Sources say Napolitano has been quietly making calls back to Arizona, which some are seeing as the early stages of her beginning to lay the groundwork for a Senate run.Read More »
Faced with the task of bringing his party back from the worst defeat in its history, newly elected Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Andrei Cherny is looking toward the center.Read More »
An apologetic screening commission not only chose two new nominees for Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission on Jan. 21, but it also sought to satisfy Republican legislative leaders by choosing one from outside Maricopa County.Read More »