Mayes, lawmakers slam Saudi water deal
Officials on both sides of the aisle want to do something about the deal that’s letting a Saudi-based company pump Arizona groundwater for nothing more than the price of a cheap land lease in La Paz County.
House committee moves to block sale, lease of state lands to foreign governments
Arizona lawmakers are moving to block the sale and lease of state lands to foreign governments and certain foreign corporations -- but not the one that has caused the concern in the first place.
U.S. closing doors on persecuted Christians
How can we boldly say we stand for religious liberty, but then cower and close our doors when it comes time to act on our values? “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and in truth” (1 John 3:18). Let us act on faith, not fear, and hold our leaders accountable to “not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in [our] power to act” (Proverbs 3:[...]
Reaction to proposed Iran deal is swift, and split, from Arizona lawmakers
It took more than 20 months of negotiations to reach agreement on an Iranian nuclear deal, but it took mere hours for Arizona lawmakers to respond to the plan, with support falling along party lines.
Time for Arizona to stand against Tehran-sponsored extremism
This February marks the anniversary of a momentous event in the modern history of democracy and extremism. Protests swept through the streets of Tehran and major cities across the country, as protest spread like wildfire and the trains and major businesses ground to a halt.
Sanctions bill would provide leverage in dealing with Iran
In order to achieve a final agreement with Iran, U.S. negotiators must be given as much leverage as possible. Should Iran violate the terms of the current agreement, or fail to reach a final agreement with Western negotiators, new and increased sanctions should be levied on the Iranians.
Sen. McCain exhorts Obama to address controversies
Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama is "mired" in a series of scandals and must find a way to surmount them.
McCain: Lack of US aid to Syrian rebels ‘shameful’
Sen. John McCain says the lack of U.S. aid to Syrian rebels is "shameful," and that helping the opposition would be the biggest blow to Iran in 25 years.
Sen. McCain accuses Iran of ‘reckless behavior’
Sen. John McCain is calling Iran "a threat" to the Persian Gulf, saying an assassination plot allegedly hatched in Tehran dramatizes how closely the government must be watched.
Perry says Iran plot requires border security
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday an Iranian-backed terror plot coordinated in Mexico proves the U.S. must secure its southern border, an attempt to shore up his standing among Republicans on immigration.
Phoenix activist Sal Reza arrested at State Capitol
Phoenix human rights activist Salvador Reza has been arrested and accused of trespassing at the State Capitol.