Sinema’s long-expected challenge to Flake shakes up Senate race

Sinema’s long-expected challenge to Flake shakes up Senate race

By Joel T. Vernile / Cronkite News WASHINGTON – One day after Rep. Kyrsten Sinema’s long-anticipated announcement of a 2018 challenge to Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a liberal group was pledging to raise money for her and two political consultants changed their outlook on the race to “toss up.” The Phoenix Democrat has positioned herself as […]

GOP leaders drop health care bill after McCain, others state opposition

GOP leaders drop health care bill after McCain, others state opposition

By Andrew Nicla / Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Senate leaders abandoned their latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying Tuesday that they would turn their attention to tax reform after key GOP defections doomed the health care proposal. The announcement came one day after Sen. Susan Collins of Maine joined fellow Republican […]

Poll: Jeff Flake in double jeopardy

Poll: Jeff Flake in double jeopardy

From Sonoran Alliance A statewide Arizona survey of 400 likely Arizona 2018 General Election voters shows Republican incumbent Senator Jeff Flake twelve points behind his primary Republican opponent Kelli Ward and eight points behind prospective Democratic opponent U.S. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D, AZ-9). Q.        If the primary election for United States Senate were held today, […]

John R. Coyne, Jr.: ‘Conscience of a Conservative’ book review

John R. Coyne, Jr.: ‘Conscience of a Conservative’ book review

”Nobody knows who the hell he is,” was the way Donald Trump described Jeff Flake, junior senator from Arizona, during a recent rally in Phoenix. But with this book, which is being touted by the national media as an attack on President Trump from within, that’s no longer the case. In fact, given the frequency […]

Police arrest man for allegedly threatening Jeff Flake’s senate staff

Police arrest man for allegedly threatening Jeff Flake’s senate staff

From Truth Revolt “You know how liberals are going to solve the Republican problem?” a 59-year-old man named Mark Prichard asked staffers at GOP Senator Jeff Flake’s office in Arizona.  “They are going to get better aim. That last guy tried, but he needed better aim. We will get better aim.” Prichard, of course, was referring to […]

Flake says no pay for VA union leaders who skip work while vets wait

Flake says no pay for VA union leaders who skip work while vets wait

Veterans have waited months for medical appointments while the Department of Veterans Affairs union said that it needs more employees, but 1,606 employees—including many nurses—let veterans wait while they collected a taxpayer check to work on union business instead of what they were hired to do, according to VA data obtained by The Daily Caller […]

Flake weathers brutal, 2 1/2-hour Mesa town hall

Flake weathers brutal, 2 1/2-hour Mesa town hall

From Freedom’s Phoenix U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake faced angry constituents who questioned him on health-care reform, the proposed border wall and other issues at a town hall in Mesa on April 13, 2017. U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was blistered Thursday during a hostile, 2-1/2-hour town-hall meeting in which he was battered with questions about his […]