Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems is working to head off a proposed U.S. Navy budget proposal that would halt purchases of the Tomahawk cruise missile — the nation’s primary long-range strike missile — after 2015.
A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:
Rep. Ron Barber challenged US Air Force officials on Thursday, pressing them for answers on plans to retire the A-10 by 2019.
Retired Air Force colonel and Republican congressional candidate Martha McSally is applauding Sen. John McCain for his recent support to save the aging A-10 fighter from being mothballed.
Arizona’s senior senator has added his name to a growing chorus of politicians opposed to plans to ground the entire A-10 fleet.
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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Some members of Congress are skeptical of a new border surveillance system being rolled out in Arizona, citing a lack of specific measurements for its success and the $1 billion already spent on the failed program it replaces.
Why do we Tucson reporters love to cover Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller so much?
Arizona's senior senator is not doing well at the polls.
We asked Arizona’s congressional delegation, and candidates for Congress, for their thoughts on SB 1062, the Arizona legislation that would allow businesses to refuse service to people based on religious beliefs. The legislation passed the state House and Senate, and is awaiting a decision f…
Sen. John McCain today posted a message on his Twitter account this morning urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the controversial religion-gay bill.
A local retired Air Force chief master sergeant who gained Internet fame for his fiery letter to Rep. Paul Ryan defending veterans now wants to be his colleague.
Sen. Jeff Flake was in Tucson Tuesday visiting with professional groups and outlining his priorities for the year.
This week, the Senate will vote on a two-year budget deal, the 2014 defense budget and presidential nominees.
Sen. John McCain hosted a town hall meeting in downtown Tucson Monday, asking business owners to tell him how the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” has affected hiring and other business decisions.