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Sheriff Joe thinks Kwasman is the "toughest" candidate

Sheriff Joe thinks Kwasman is the "toughest" candidate

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent a fundraising email for Congressional candidate Adam Kwasman on Wednesday.

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Tucson group protests in favor of stricter gun background checks

Tucson group protests in favor of stricter gun background checks

About 50 people gathered at Presidio Park Wednesday morning wearing matching t-shirts and holding handmade signs to protest the failure by Congress to pass new legislation to what they believe are loopholes related to background checks in current gun registration laws.

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CD1 watch: Kirkpatrick has cash, Kiehne has cowboys

CD1 watch: Kirkpatrick has cash, Kiehne has cowboys

In Congressional District 1, incumbent Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick was winning the money race in the first quarter.

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CD3: Grijalva opponent, out of campaign cash, gets sued by former campaign manager

CD3: Grijalva opponent, out of campaign cash, gets sued by former campaign manager

Congressional District 3 candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer is running her campaign in the red, a new campaign finance report shows.

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Democrats launch major early TV effort against GOP congressional challengers

The Democratic House Majority PAC is spending $365,000 on a series of ads this month, critical of two Republican congressional candidates here in Arizona.

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Kenneth Harney: Ride may be bumpy for homeowners’ tax-benefit renewal

WASHINGTON — Renewal of important expired federal tax benefits for homeowners took a major step forward in the last two weeks, but the route to final congressional approval is beginning to look longer — and potentially bumpier — than previously expected.

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Medicare's real doctor payment problem

The following editorial appeared Thursday in the Los Angeles Times:

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Loughner shared torment online in months before shooting

In the months leading up to Jan. 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner left a chronicle of advancing mental illness, growing rage and suicidal thoughts on his MySpace page, newly released FBI files show.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am

Leonard Pitts Jr.: With eyes glazed, US watches hijacking of democracy

This is a column about campaign finance reform.

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Bottom dollar

The following editorial appeared Wednesday in the Washington Post:

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An off-base idea

The following editorial appeared Tuesday in the Washington Post:

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CD3 Watch: Grijalva gets more Border agents

CD3 Watch: Grijalva gets more Border agents

After 4 years of pressuring the federal government to send more Customs and Border Protection agents to Southern Arizona, Rep. Raúl Grijalva finally got part what he asked for.

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Medicare under the microscope

The following editorial appeared Sunday in the Washington Post:

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U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake: Stop the IRS abuse of free speech

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake: Stop the IRS abuse of free speech

Few qualities are more American than a zeal for fair play. That’s why, when reports emerged last spring that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting conservative groups applying for a certain tax-exempt status, fair-minded folks of all political stripes expressed outrage.

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Water supply from San Pedro River key in court battle over Sierra Vista development plan

Water supply from San Pedro River key in court battle over Sierra Vista development plan

PHOENIX — Arizona’s management of the San Pedro River went on trial here Monday.

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Ruth Marcus: The McCutcheon effect

There is more than one way to demolish a wall, physical or legal. Go at it with a bulldozer, or weaken its foundations and await the collapse. When it comes to undermining the structure of modern campaign finance law, Chief Justice John Roberts has done it both ways.

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Terry Bracy: Our aging democratic institutions need professional help

Terry Bracy: Our aging democratic institutions need professional help

House Intelligence committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a respected figure at the Capitol for a decade, last week became the institution’s latest early retiree. The decision of Rogers, a Michigan Republican, is not part of a normal generational turnover, but rather a new trend in my experience — …

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Mayor Jonathan Rothschild: Make your voice heard in support of D-M

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild: Make your voice heard in support of D-M

Tucsonans have good reason to be concerned over the possibility of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base losing its 83 A-10C “Warthogs” and the jobs they bring to this community.

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White House to honor former Giffords staffer Pamela Simon

White House to honor former Giffords staffer Pamela Simon

The White House will honor a local woman who has become a vocal supporter of gun reform after surviving the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting spree.

March 31, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

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