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Congressional committees probing Arizona's VA care
Sen. Jeff Flake, left, R-AZ, shakes hands and speaks with Vietnam veteran Chuck Tharp, right, after a news conference where Flake and Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, discussed recent reports that dozens of VA hospital patients in Arizona may have died while awaiting medical care in the Phoenix VA Health Care System on Friday, April 18, 2014, in Phoenix.
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A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
McCain, Flake Visit Phoenix VA Hospital
Arizona U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake spent Friday morning visiting with officials from the Veterans Administration Hospital in Phoenix, where there have been reports that as many as 40 veterans have died recently due to delays in getting medical care, and that the VA was keeping two sets of books to cover up how long the wait to see a ... (more)
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Phoenix vets continue to criticize VA system
Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff Flake will speak with Phoenix VA officials tomorrow morning as the medical center deals with allegations of as many as 40 patient deaths due to delayed care at the hospital.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Vets rally in Phoenix to demand better VA care
More than a hundred veterans gathered at Steele Indian School Park this afternoon, many of them angry, following claims by the House Committee for Veteran Affairs last week that as many as 40 deaths at the Phoenix VA was result of healthcare not being provided in a timely manner.
Feds targeting Arizona construction sector over what they call lax safety guidelines
Arizona's guidelines for protecting residential construction workers from dangerous falls on the job site are under intense scrutiny by the federal government.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Video: Al Franken Plays With Traffic Cone Boobs
Since his narrow election to the Senate in 2009, Sen. Al Franken has labored to create a new image for himself as a studious wonk.
New Video Features Al Franken Playing with his Traffic Cone Boobs
A new video obtained by Breitbart News shows the former comedian and left-wing pundit playing with a pair of traffic cones pretending they were a pair of female breasts.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Deaths at VA Hospital May Be Tied to Delayed Care
Arizona's two US Senators are calling for a Congressional investigation, including hearings, on claims that dozens of patients at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Phoenix may have died due to not getting medical care in a timely manner.
Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter'
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review of the agency's civil-society efforts worldwide.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
The Huffington Post
Senate Democrats' Committee Outraises GOP Rivals
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Wednesday said it raised $8.1 million in March, bringing its total for the year to $21.4 million.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Phoenix New Times
Arizona's Safest Cities: Florence, Gilbert, and More
No surprise here: Phoenix isn't exactly one of the safest cities in Arizona. Read on to find the 10 safest cities in Arizona, where you might die of boredom, but most likely not as a result of a violent crime: Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 1.29 Property Crimes Per 1,000: 18.80 Does it bother anyone else that Maricopa is in Pinal County, not Maricopa ... (more)
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Feds could take over Arizona's workplace-safety division
Arizona's disdain for what many say is an all-too powerful federal government could grow if a disagreement over federal construction standards is not resolved.
Electric grid security gets renewed attention on Capitol Hill
Lawmakers are livid because of a FERC leak of sensitive information about vulnerabilities in the electric grid to the Wall Street Journal last month.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Sentencing Law and Policy
"Law Enforcement Lobby Quietly Tries To Kill Sentencing Reform"
Several organizations representing state and local law enforcement are quietly trying to kill a bipartisan bill that would roll back tough mandatory sentences for people convicted of federal drug offenses under legislation passed during the height of America's drug war three decades ago.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Copper Basin News
Resolution Copper Project moving forward
During a recent community open house, last week Resolution Copper Project Director Andrew Taplin updated the public on the mining project.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Help crown the 2014 Champion of Waste
Sen. Jeff Flake has put together a March Madness-themed effort to publicize wasteful government spending.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Africa: Examining the 'Power Africa' Initiative - Senate Testimony by Tony Elumelu
Senators Chris Coons [l] and Jeff Flake [r] with Tony Elumelu from Nigeria at Senate hearing on 'Power Africa'.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Rep. Schweikert to Co-Host U.S. Service Academy Conference
SCOTTSDALE Reps. David Schweikert , Matt Salmon and Sen. Jeff Flake will host an informational session on Saturday March 29, 2014 for Arizona high school students interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies.
Cue the false outrage: the Obama administration has announced that it's extending the March 31 Obamacare enrollment deadline for people who have already begun the application process by March 31, but haven't been able to finish the application.