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Can’t hurt to ask: Arizona lawmakers raise earmark requests by $194 million – Cronkite News

Add another item to the long list of things that Republican and Democratic members of Arizona’s congressional delegation disagree on: earmarks. For a second straight year, Republicans refrained from requesting any funding for local projects, while Democrats this year raised their requests by more than $194.5 million, a 43% increase over last year, when earmarks

John Stossel

Opinion: Biden’s Real Deficit – John Stossel

The president now brags that he cut the deficit! “We’re on track,” he says, to have “the biggest decline in a single year ever in American history.” It’s actually true. But utterly deceitful. President Joe Biden’s deficit will be down from last year, but that’s only because he spent such gargantuan amounts then. For once,

Opinion

Opinion: The Debt Limit Isn’t the Problem. Spending Is

Headline after headline during recent months has centered on the fight to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. Many emphasized a potential doomsday scenario that could unfold if the limit isn’t lifted or suspended by October 18. It’s gotten so bad, the Biden administration is even looking into what it would do if the impasse can’t be averted. This fight,

Politics

Can you hear me now? Centrist positioning makes Sinema a player, pariah

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to back the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion social and clean-energy spending package has made her a target for Democrats – and possibly “the most powerful person in Washington right now,” one analyst said. It’s not the first time that Sinema, a Democrat, has bucked her party on high-profile measures that

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