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Republicans Have Some Truly Horrifying Theories About The Children Crossing The Border

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Since the beginning of October, more than 57,000 unaccompanied children have been caught at the U.S.-Mexico border trying to enter the United States i...

Senator's Son Reportedly Linked To Horrifying Dog Deaths

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

The son of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is involved in the deaths of more than a dozen dogs, Fox 10 News reported Sunday night. Seventeen dogs being h...

Republican Sides With Jeb Bush On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Monday agreed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that illegal immigration can be considered an "act of love." Flake, in...

A Year After VAWA, Still More Work to Be Done

Mark Kirschenbaum | Posted 05.25.2014 | College
Mark Kirschenbaum

On the night of her 20th birthday more than seven years ago, my niece Carol Kestenbaum, along with her best friend Nicole Schiffman, were shot and killed outside Carol's apartment.

Seeing and Speaking 360 Degrees on Immigration

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

A successful immigration sales pitch would guide the audience along a timeline of the issue. The narrative would provide an anchor in the past, detailing the history of the issue and build toward the current environment.

Why Efforts To Cut Spending Fail

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The budget gurus in Congress have failed for years to find a grand bargain to reduce the government's long-term debt, so this year...

Arizona, Put on Your Rainbow Shades

Dana Beyer | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Why, if most Americans reject discrimination, do their elected legislatures support it? And, in particular, that means the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Dark Money Groups' Failure To Report Activity Raises Questions

Center for Public Integrity | Julie Patel | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

By Julie Patel, Center for Public Integrity Two of the tightest races for U.S. Senate in 2012 were in Nevada and Arizona. Republican candidates eke...

Conservative Groups Voice Support For Arizona Anti-Gay Bill: Fighting 'Organized Homosexuality'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Despite bipartisan opposition to SB 1062, Arizona’s controversial measure allowing businesses to refuse service to LGBT individuals on the basis of ...

Phoenix City Council Calls For Veto Of Arizona Anti-Gay Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Phoenix City Council on Tuesday called on Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto an anti-gay state Senate bill. The city council in Arizona's state capita...

Michael McAuliff

Arizona Senators Warn Anti-Gay Law Would Be 'Devastating'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With signs emerging that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) may veto the anti-gay bill passed by the state legislature last week, Arizona's two...

Jan Brewer Promises To 'Do The Right Thing' For Arizona On Anti-LGBT Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) is in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting, but a monumental state bill infamous for it...

Former Bush Strategist Likens Arizona's Anti-Gay Christians To Islamic Terrorists

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

President George W. Bush’s former chief strategist Matthew Dowd equated Arizona’s anti-gay Christians in support of SB 1062 -- newly passed legisl...

Arizona Senator Calls On Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Bill

Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

Jeff Flake, Republican senator from Arizona, joined a chorus of critics against a state bill that would let businesses deny service to gay customers b...

GOP Senator Who Voted To Defund NPR: I'm 'An NPR Listener'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Despite voting against providing federal funding for National Public Radio while serving in the House of Representatives, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) ad...

Senate Republicans Make New Offer On Jobless Benefits

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

(Adds statement by Republican senators, paragraphs) WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Prospects of 1.4 million unemployed Americans getti...

Jennifer Bendery

Jeff Flake No Longer Biggest Obstacle To Filling 'Judicial Emergencies' In His Own State

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to states in dire need of filling empty judgeships, Arizona tops the list: It has six vacancies on one federal court, all ...

Jennifer Bendery

Jeff Flake Opposes Discrimination Against LGB (But Not T) People [UPDATED]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Jeff Flake was a member of the House, he surprised some in 2007 by voting to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill tha...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Republicans May Withhold Back Pay From Furloughed Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If and when the federal government reopens for business, congressional lawmakers will have to decide whether or not to retroactively pay...

Zach Carter

Jeff Flake Blasts Obama For Making GOP Vote On Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) pressed Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday over the Obama administration's decision to seek congressiona...

Elise Foley

John McCain Still Hopeful On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as House Republican leaders reject the idea of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said T...

Arizona Senators Push For Immigration Reform

AZ Central | Posted 08.26.2013 | Latino Voices

After five terms in the Senate and possibly nearing the end of his career, John McCain would like immigration reform to be a crowning achievement in h...

'Furious' Tea Party Readies Fight Over GOP Push

Politico | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

The tea party has a message for Republican senators who voted Thursday for the immigration bill and congressmen who might: Welcome home. ...

Jennifer Bendery

Newtown Families Leave Washington Frustrated, Hopeful After Background Checks Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this week, a group of friends and families of the Newtown, Conn. shooting victims piled into a bus and made the six-hour trek to...

Homophobic Comments From Republican's Son Reflect GOP's Isolation

The Daily Beast | Jamelle Bouie | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

In general, the children of public figures are off-limits. But with the recent remarks from Tanner Flake, son of Sen. Jeff Flake (R–Arizona), it’s...