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Fence isn’t a cure-all for America’s porous border

The fence rises from the rock and hardscrabble of the desert floor, a formidable 15-foot-high curtain of corrugated metal that stretches into the mirage of heat and distance. Newer sections feature 20-foot high steel columns, deeply planted, narrowly spaced, so no human slips between.

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Session Wrap 2010 (access required)

Unlike year’s past, lawmakers in 2010 wrapped up their work in late April, the earliest ending time in a decade. This year’s annual Session Wrap looks at the successes conservative legislators had in pushing policy, especially in the realm of social policy, and slashing government spending. There are also analyses of daily attendance and voting performance, as well as a look at which lawmakers had the most success in pushing their legislation. Finally, Republican and Democratic leaders and Gov. Jan Brewer sat down for candid interviews about how the legislative session unfolded from their points of view.

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Capitol Quotes: May 21, 2010

“What it does is allow a ‘fat lady’ to start warming up her chords on the Ninth Floor.” — Political consultant Jason Rose on the impact the Prop. 100 win will have on Brewer’s campaign.

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