John McCain en McCain, Campaign Finance, and Super Pacs <p>It&rsquo;s no exaggeration that big money has changed the political landscape this election year.</p><p>The Republican presidential candidates and the president himself have all turned to so-called SuperPacs which can raise unlimited amounts of money.</p><p>One of the more successful SuperPacs so far has been the one supporting Mitt Romney.</p><p>But one of the former Massachusetts Governor&rsquo;s most ardent supporters is Arizona Senator John McCain, one of the sponsors of campaign finance reform.</p><p>And he&#39;s&nbsp;not happy about the contradictions.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 23:56:31 +0000 Matt Laslo 10890 at McCain, Campaign Finance, and Super Pacs McCain Wins Concession on Flights Over Grand Canyon. <p>Senator John&nbsp;McCain&#39;s (R-AZ)&nbsp;deal will help ensure that tour flight operators have continued access to the Grand Canyon. It also gives the National Park Service leeway to develop its own regulations. Attached as an amendment to transportation legislation, McCain called the deal &quot;a major step&nbsp;forward.&quot;</p><p>The amendment allows the Park Service some freedom in regulating the quantity, location, and time of day in which tour flights can operate. Some critics of the deal think that&rsquo;s not enough.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 22:43:01 +0000 Matt Laslo 10678 at AZ's US Senators Looking to Avoid Pentagon Cuts <p>Arizona&rsquo;s Republican US Senators are sponsoring legislation to protect the Pentagon from deep budget cuts.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:05:35 +0000 Matt Laslo 8504 at Scheduled Pentagon Cuts Could Hurt Arizona Economy <p dir="LTR"><span lang="EN">Since Congress has been struggling to come up with next year&#39;s budget, the spotlight has moved away from the work of another congressional budget committee.</span></p><p dir="LTR"><span lang="EN">A twelve-member super committee was given the task of finding more than one trillion dollars in budget cuts by last Thanksgiving. </span></p><p dir="LTR"><span lang="EN">That committee missed its deadline. </span></p><p dir="LTR"><span lang="EN">So, automatic cuts are slated to take effect. </span></p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:13:54 +0000 Matt Laslo 6212 at