A poll commissioned by House Speaker Andy Tobin’s re-election campaign shows him leading comfortably, despite a challenge from a Republican state senator who is alleging that the speaker isn’t conservative enough.Read More »
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Arizona is a dream for comedians and political writers.
Unfortunately, the Arizona Capitol Times July 23 story “Tea party leader says all Muslims a ‘threat’ to U.S.; seeks recall of McCain” on Tea Party organizer Wes Harris wanting to ban all Muslims from working for the federal government and attempting to recall Sen. John McCain crowds out news on “normal” people (like myself) trying to run for office and offering ideas on how to improve the state.
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, this week defended his call for an investigation into the influence of Muslim groups on government organizations, even as the proposal came under more fire.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.Read More »
U.S. Sen. John McCain is endorsing U.S. Rep. Ben Quayle in his campaign against fellow Republican Congressman David Schweikert, according to the Schweikert campaign.
Arizona’s two longtime U.S. senators lambasted political newcomer Wil Cardon for what they described as inaccurate attack ads that they say will hurt Republican frontrunner Jeff Flake’s chances against a formidable Democratic opponent in the race for an open Senate seat in November.Read More »
A Senate committee Thursday gave preliminary approval to former Pima County Superior Court Judge John S. Leonardo’s nomination to be the next U.S. Attorney for Arizona.Read More »
President Barack Obama nominated Rosemary Marquez to a judgeship on the U.S. District Court for Arizona on June 23, 2011.Read More »
Hopi lawmakers gave new life Thursday to a congressional plan to settle the tribe’s water-rights claims in the Little Colorado River basin, apparently backtracking from a vote last week to reject the plan.Read More »
No longer a backburner issue, immigration is roiling the presidential contest as President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney seek to court the nation's swelling Hispanic population. The outcome could influence political battle lines and shape American politics for generations.Read More »