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  • Arizona is on the cutting edge of key national issues

    PHOENIX — The Grand Canyon State is ahead of the curve. From gay rights, to border security and immigration, to the rise of Latino-American politicians, to absorbing military cuts, Arizona has been busy adjudicating the issues that states across the nation will soon be facing, debating and...

  • Rep. Ron Barber: Fired up and ready to go

    Does Rep. Ron Barber have the sheer force of will to win re-election? “I want it as bad as I’ve wanted anything in my life,” said the Arizona Democrat, who was first sworn into office in June 2012.

  • Big Ideas: On deportations, emperors and college dropouts

    Alex Nowrasteh for Cato at Liberty: It's become clear over the last few months that something very funny is going on with immigration enforcement statistics. ... The data generally show that interior enforcement, what most people commonly think of as “deportations” (but also includes I-9,...

  • House Democrats vow to make Ryan budget 'defining issue'

    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel vowed to make Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal "the defining issue in the midterm elections." Israel panned the House Budget Committee chairman's plan, which would cut federal spending by $5.1 trillion over 10 years in part by...

  • Lawmakers look to stop patent abuse

    Momentum is building on Capitol Hill to stop "patent trolls" from harassing businesses and inventors, with optimism high that legislation will pass this year. With wide bipartisan support, the House has approved a patent reform bill aimed at stopping the so-called trolls -- patent-holding...

  • Aircraft carrier hits budget turbulence

    The aircraft carrier is a potent symbol of American global power, but defense policymakers are considering cutting the fleet, despite all the symbolism that would entail. The Pentagon has been warning about the effects of budget cuts known as sequestration for years. But none of its warnings...

  • Electric grid security gets renewed attention on Capitol Hill

    Congress is leading a manhunt at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Lawmakers are livid because of a FERC leak of sensitive information about vulnerabilities in the electric grid to the Wall Street Journal last month. The article noted that a coordinated attack on nine key -- but...

  • The Tea Party Establishment: Outsiders become insiders

    Will the real Republican Establishment please stand up? In the four years since the Supreme Court struck down fundraising regulations that effectively gave the Democratic and Republican parties a monopoly on large-scale political activity, a collection of Tea Party-affiliated organizations has...

  • Joe Arpaio does it his way as the controversial sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County

    PHOENIX — Sitting behind his desk at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, a metal Glock pin glistening on his tie, Joe Arpaio brags, "My office is twice the size of the governor's." On the wall hangs a picture of the sheriff standing with a grinning Barack Obama, as if the president himself...

  • White House's Obamacare victory likely short-lived

    Democrats might want to tamp down their Obamacare celebration. For all the jubilation over 7.1 million people joining the insurance exchanges, the politics surrounding the central issue of the 2014 midterms remains unchanged, according to Republican and Democratic insiders. “"If they can't...

  • Seven unanswered questions about Obamacare

    Here are seven questions that remain about the health care law: 1. How many young and healthy people signed up? According to the latest figures, from March 11, adults aged 18-34 made up about 27 percent of enrollees on healthcare.gov in January and February, short of the 40 percent the...

  • Supreme Court strikes down limits on campaign contributions

    CAMPAIGN FINANCE Supreme Court strikes down limits on campaign contributions The Supreme Court struck down the overall limits that donors can contribute to political campaigns, a victory for anti-regulation conservatives who saw the caps as a serious restriction on free speech. The...

  • Ted Cruz tops primary foes with blockbuster book advance

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a darling of the Tea Party and conservative movement, has agreed to write a memoir about his controversial days in Washington for HarperCollins, according to publishing sources. The first-term Cruz is expected to receive an advance close to $1.5 million after a four-day...

  • Obama's victory lap obscures signs of rising health spending

    As President Obama took his victory lap Tuesday, declaring that 7.1 million people signed up for coverage through his health care program, he said, “The bottom line is this: Under this law, the share of Americans with insurance is up and the growth of health care costs is down.” This...

  • Who will recall defective bureaucrats who missed ignition problem on GM cars?

    When a private company screws up, it takes responsibility. But when a government agency screws up, it deserves a raise. That's the lesson from this week's Congressional hearings investigating the recall of General Motors' vehicles whose faulty ignition is linked to 13 deaths and 31 crashes....



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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