Trump Visits Arizona Border in Warm-Up for Heated Rally in Phoenix

By MARK LANDLER August 22, 2017 YUMA, Ariz. — President Trump, fresh from the racially charged storms of Charlottesville, Va., thrust himself on Tuesday into another high-voltage issue, traveling to a sun-scorched border post in southern Arizona to...

What to Know Ahead of Trump’s Rally in Arizona

By JESS BIDGOOD August 22, 2017 Large protests are expected near President Trump’s rally in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday night, his first such event since he drew wide condemnation for his comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Va., this month....

Southwest Rises as 2018 Senate Battleground

By ALEXANDER BURNS August 17, 2017 PHOENIX — Even before President Trump’s rise, a pair of Western states foreshadowed some of the consuming clashes of his presidency: the tug of war between traditional conservatives and border-hawk nationalists,...

Senator Jeff Flake, Facing Twin Threats, Is Said to Take On G.O.P. Rift in New Book

By ALEXANDER BURNS July 25, 2017 PHOENIX — Senator Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, faces political challenges from both sides in seeking re-election next year: On the left, emboldened Democrats are aggressively recruiting candidates to run against...