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Arizona senators concerned over Arpaio sex crime probes

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona’s two U.S. senators on Thursday expressed concern over media reports accusing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, best known for his crackdown on illegal immigration, of giving short shrift to hundreds of sex-crime investigations. In a joint statement, Republican Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl said the…

Sen. Kyl: $678-billion tax break for rich should not be offset

Sen. Jon Kyl, Republican of Arizona, believes that any extension to unemployment benefits “ought to be paid for.” But when it comes to the $678-billion cost of extending the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy, the senator says no offsetting is necessary. In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace…