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McCain in toughest Senate fight of his life

Eight years after he was the Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain appears headed toward his toughest re-election fight yet, in no small part because of presumptive GOP presidential standard-bearer Donald Trump. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, the Democratic Senate candidate who is neck-and-neck with McCain in polls, has relentlessly gone after McCain for the senator’s support

Arizona Senate Approves Bill to Allow Businesses to Refuse to Serve Gays and Lesbians

AlterNet  The Arizona Senate this week passed a Republican-backed bill that would allow people and businesses to refuse to serve homosexuals, for religious reasons. Democrats and civil rights groups, including the ACLU, said Senate Bill 1062 would hurt Arizona’s economy by, for instance, causing groups to cancel conventions and hold them elsewhere.   Sponsor Steve

Arizona GOP Formally censures Sen. John McCain for ‘liberal’ record

 The Arizona Republican Party formally censured Sen. John McCain on Saturday, citing a voting record they say is insufficiently conservative. The resolution to censure McCain was approved by a voice-vote during a meeting of state committee members in Tempe, state party spokesman Tim Sifert said. It needed signatures from at least 20 percent of state