Democrat Richard Carmona (left) and Republican Rep. Jeff Flake shake hands before Thursday's debate in Chandler, Ariz.
October 19, 2012 For the first time in nearly a generation, Arizona voters will elect a new senator. Retiring Sen. Jon Kyl's ideological successor is Rep. Jeff Flake, a fellow Republican. But recent polls suggest Democrat Richard Carmona has a shot, and the race has become heated.
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August 10, 2011 There were no real surprises among the GOP picks, just as with the Democratic selections announced Tuesday by Sen. Harry Reid. And just like Reid's choices, they don't exactly inspire optimism that the so-called super committee of 12 lawmakers, evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, will be able to reach an agreement on how to reduce deficits.
April 12, 2011 Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have taken after Sen. Jon Kyl for his wild misstatement that 90 percent of Planned Parenthood's services are abortion when in fact it's only three percent. And they're having even more fun with his attempt to revise and extend his remark.
February 10, 2011 Kyl's retirement will likely create a rush for his seat; the first opening since 1994. But the seat is likely to remain in Republican hands since the state has historically tended towards the GOP in state-wide races.
December 15, 2010 As if the nation's elected officials weren't busy enough in these frantic final days of the 111th Congress, now they're taking up time debating whether it's proper to do the peoples' business so close to Christmas.
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