National Politics

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Understanding Syria

Starting Place For Understanding Syrian Conflict. By Janni Simner Apr 20, 2018 After the president authorized airstrikes in Syria, I started sorting through the wide range of responses on social media, only to quickly realize something—that while I knew about the huge toll Syria’s civil war had taken on Syria and its people, I knew …

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McSally on Flynn

McSally on Michael Flynn- phone in townhall recording

Dec 2, 2017 With today’s Michael Flynn admission of lying to the FBI and willingness to cooperate with the investigation, suddenly this audio recording of Martha McSally is again relevant. In it, you can hear her say “it’s time to move on” after Flynn’s ouster. (Heaven forbid we actually look for wrongdoing.) Let’s hope Mueller is …

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Fact-check: McSally on the Tax Bill

Fact-check: McSally on the Tax Bill Nov 5, 2017 On the same day House Republicans unveiled their new tax cut proposal, Martha McSally indicated her enthusiastic support, both in an official statement and a flurry of tweets.   How enthusiastic? Unlike with the health care bill, she managed to refrain from using f-bombs. But it’s …

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McSally Dodges On Internet Privacy

McSally Dodges On Internet Privacy Aug 9, 2017 It’s a challenge to get Rep. Martha McSally to answer questions about where she stands on important issues. But when we do get an answer, and it turns out to be no answer at all, then its easy to understand Southern Arizona voters’ growing frustration with her. …

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McSally Finally Calls for Civility

McSally’s Recent Cable News Tour Calling For Civility Misses the Mark Jun 20, 2017 Typically when someone speaks about a desire for change, and expresses a shared responsibility for an issue, their next statement, as an act of good faith, speaks about their own missteps. Not so with Martha McSally.  Since the terrible and tragic …

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McSally on Trump

Jun 3, 2017 Martha McSally played it safe in her 2016 campaign, refusing to endorse or disavow Donald Trump.  She would only say that she “might” vote for him, insisting it was a private decision between “me, God and the ballot box.” She told local press she “hadn’t been paying that much attention” to Trump’s …

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