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Ten years would have been too long to wait for a replacement to the Tomahawk cruise missile if the Department of Defense’s proposed $82 million cut to the missile system hadn’t been reversed by Congress, said Sen. John McCain.
Sen. John McCain speaks at a town hall with Raytheon Missile Systems employees.
Re: Cannot vote for Hiremath, July 23 - Maksim states that “Selecting a candidate for public office based purely on his/her support for same-sex unions is silly as selecting a candidate based purely on skin color or gender – witness our recent national experience with a sitting president and with a former Secretary of State.” Facts prove that the latter part of this statement is totally false. Facts show that the American people not only once, but twice, voted their conscience and selected Barack H. Obama & Joe Biden over John McCain and Sarah Palin and more recently over Mitt Romney (Mr. 47 percent) and Paul Ryan because past performance and the debates proved that the Obama-Biden team displayed the ability to better serve the American people. Ergo, skin color proved not to be the deciding factor but ability to do the job as displayed to the American people.
An agreement made by House and Senate leaders on July 28 is set to change the way veterans receive healthcare from Veteran’s Affairs (VA) facilities.
Three Republican candidates—House Speaker Andy Tobin, state Rep. Adam Kwasman and rancher/businessman Gary Kiehne—are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s Congressional District 1, a sprawling district that includes most of rural Eastern Arizona and stretches from Oro Valley, Marana, SaddleBrooke to Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona Native American reservations.
1. Protests rock the West Bank ahead of a "day of rage"
Since his 2013 appearance on Animal Planet’s “Rhino Wars,” Oro Valley resident and retired Navy Seal Craig “Sawman” Sawyer has been keeping plenty busy.
While Congress is in Washington debating President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend more than $3 billion to address the immigration crisis the nation is currently facing, and Republicans argue that border security measures need to be taken immediately, the Department of Health and Human Services is still struggling to find housing for the more than 65,000 immigrant children that have entered the U.S. from Central America over the last year.
WASHINGTON – Two days after President Barack Obama asked for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to help stem a rising tide of immigrant children on the Southwest border, lawmakers on Capitol Hill were split over the request.
While U.S. Senators John McCain, R-AZ and Jeff Flake, R-AZ recently announced their support for the proposed Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor, local officials and the Arizona Department of Transportation say funding has not yet been identified to carry out the project, which is expected to cost billions of dollars.
1. Tea Party-backed challenger upsets Eric Cantor in GOP primary
Arizona has long had an outsized spot on the national political stage, and that will likely put our next governor right smack in the middle of a pretty big spotlight.
1. Sen. Thad Cochran's GOP primary battle appears headed for a runoff
Like many, I have been troubled by the reports coming out of Phoenix about our veterans dying before being seen by the VA Hospital. Even more disturbing for me, was the late response from the Obama Administration and many of our elected officials.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and the House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) out of committee last week. Besides working to save the A-10 program, Barber worked to defeat a proposal to save the 1-285th Attack/Reconnaissance Battalion at Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana.
1. Earthquake rocks Chile and sets off tsunami
As questions loom over the fate of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s A-10 Thunderbolt II fleet, the Pima County Board of Supervisors announced its position against recommended cuts by the U.S. Secretary of Defense to retire the base’s most popular fighter jet.
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today released the following statement on the six nominees for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today:
After a week of controversy, protests and debate, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Wednesday night.
A bill being viewed by some as discriminatory and by others as a protection of religious freedom will go before Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., has lifted a block on five of six judicial nominees to the federal court in Arizona, where the American Bar Association has said vacancies are “dramatically worse” than in other states.
1. Iran nuclear freeze starts this month
(CNN) - President Barack Obama should send David Petraeus, a retired four-star general who ran the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, back to Iraq to help deal with the growing unrest in the country, Sen. John McCain said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”