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Lawmaker: 'If You Are A Non-Believer, Don't Ask For Time To Pray'

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX -- An atheist lawmaker's decision to give the daily prayer at the Arizona House of Representatives triggered a do-over from a Christian lawmak...

Elise Foley

Arizona Rep Voted No On Disaster Bills Again And Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a candidate for the U.S. Senate, has voted at least five times against bills aimed at preventing and respondi...

Jason Linkins

Winning On Semantics, Missing The Point: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Oct. 19

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

One final note on this: we were a little dumbstruck by the number of people who commented that Obama had managed to definitively parry the issue or put Libya to bed. No, no! It really is more than what phrases were used in certain speeches, we're afraid. There is a whole debate coming on Monday, exclusively about foreign policy. That debate's moderator, Bob Schieffer, is absolutely going to want to earn his stripes. He will absolutely re-raise the question. If he doesn't he will be pilloried. So the matter has not been put to bed. Hopefully, Schieffer will manage to steer the discussion to more substantive grounds.

Elise Foley

Richard Carmona Accuses Jeff Flake Of 'Picking On' Veterans

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Arizona Democratic senate candidate Richard Carmona hit back against opponent Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Thursday, responding to ...

Fight Over Anger Allegations Heats Up In Arizona Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), running for a U.S. Senate seat, released an ad earlier on Thursday that attacks Democratic opponent Richard Carmona for all...

Elise Foley

GOP Senate Candidate's Ad Accuses Opponent Of Anger Toward Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

Jeff Flake, a congressman and the Republican candidate for Senate from Arizona, released an ad on Thursday accusing Democratic opponent Richard Carmon...

Elise Foley

GOP Senate Candidate Promises Not To Sign Tax Pledge He Already Signed

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican congressman running for U.S. Senate, said Wednesday he had not and would not sign the no-tax pledge from Grover Norq...

Dem With 'Great Resume' Could Shift Senate

Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

By KEVIN FREKING, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Arizona voters have seen Richard Carmona in combat fatigues, in a surgeon's mask and gown, wi...

Claire McCaskill Posts Big Number After Todd Akin's Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill posted a massive fundraising haul of $5.8 million for the third quarter of the year, further evidence of the political ...

National Democrats Pour Money Into Arizona Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Senate race in Arizona is heating up, with Democrats increasingly optimistic that Richard Carmona can beat Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). The lat...

In Arizona, A New 'Maverick' Looks Poised To Rise

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX — Little in Arizona cools off in the middle of August. One exception is the GOP's Senate primary election, where the wealthy businessman...

Palin Throws Support Behind Jeff Flake

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin threw her support behind GOP Rep. Jeff Flake, who faces a tough primary against businessman Wil Cardon in the U.S. Sena...

Democratic Senate Candidate Helps Injured GOP Tracker

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

Partisan differences were put aside on Wednesday, when an Arizona Democratic Senate candidate treated the injury of a young Republican operative. L...

GOP Senate Candidate Touts Foreign Lobbying Background

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat is touting his background as a lobbyist for Namibian companies with ties to Iran in a Faceb...

Jeff Flake Opposed Iran Sanctions Before Running For Senate

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

Rep. Jeff Flake's evolution on Iran since declaring a Senate bid continued on Tuesday after the Senate voted for tougher sanctions. The Arizona Rep...

GOP Candidate's Unusual Work Raises Questions

AP | By JERI CLAUSING | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

-- Since his first House campaign a dozen years ago, would-be Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake has worked diligently to cast himself as a conservative gadfly,...

Romney Takes Both Sides In Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney is supporting both candidates involved in a Republican Senate primary campaign currently being waged in Arizona. The former Massachuset...

John Celock

Jan Brewer Seeks To Block Redistricting Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to overturn its decision to return the state redistricting chair to office....

John Celock

Russell Pearce OUT In Arizona

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

With the signatures of three officials sitting around a Phoenix conference room Monday morning, Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce (R-Mesa) was officia...

John Celock

Democrats Criticize Arizona Governor's Out-Of-State Travel

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Legislative Democrats in Arizona are criticizing Gov. Jan Brewer for leaving the state shortly after calling the state Senate into special session to ...

Aides Urge Longtime Giffords Friend To Run For Senate

AP | By JACQUES BILLEAUD and KEVIN FREKING | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

By JACQUES BILLEAUD AND KEVIN FREKING, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' aides have urged former Surgeon General Richard Carm...

What Arizona's Senate Bill 1188 Should Be About

Jan Fishler | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Jan Fishler

An offensive new Arizona State Senate bill makes an assumption that growing up in a heterosexual household with two married parents is always the best option. In my opinion, the bill misses the point entirely.

Gabrielle Giffords For Senate? Speculation Runs High For 2012 Race

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Jeff Flake made it official this week. Four days after Republican Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona said he would not stand for reelection in 2012, the six...

AZ-Gov: 53% Brewer (R), 39% Goddard (D) (Rasmussen 10/28)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/28/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone Rasmussen release Arizona 2010 Governor 53% Brewer (R), 39% Goddar...

The Real McCain, A Shape-Shifter And Self-Preservationist: Vanity Fair

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Sen. John McCain securely closing the door on his presidential ambitions, Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair is out with a profile of the man whose 2008 ...