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There are 14 organizations planning to protest President Trump's rally in Phoenix on Tuesday. However, two groups will be there to support him. (Associated Press)

Bikers for Trump on duty in Phoenix

- The Washington Times

At last count, there are 14 organizations planning to protest against President Trump’s rally in Phoenix on Tuesday, this according to a tally by the Phoenix Sun Times, a news organization that has attempted to track them all. The groups also have urged their members to request free tickets to the rally, then not attend — to lend the impression that there are empty seats in the humongous arena. Meanwhile, two groups will be on hand in support of the president.

Congress should reject gimmicks in next ‘budget deal’

Far too often, Congress eschews transparency to escape accountability for its budgeting decisions. Instead, it resorts to budget gimmicks and accounting tricks to mask the true costs of legislation. This sleight of hand increases deficit spending by billions of dollars annually.

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly takes questions from the media after speaking Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the UAW in Anderson. Ind. as part of his "Hoosier Highways" RV tour to launch his re-election campaign.  (Don Knight/The Herald-Bulletin via AP)

Sen. Joe Donnelly launches re-election bid

- The Washington Times

Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana on Monday made it official that he is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, casting himself as a bipartisan lawmaker who is willing to work across the aisle to make life better for his constituents.

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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of metro Phoenix, at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa. Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time. And now Trump is coming back to Arizona at another crucial moment in his presidency. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Nation's political split on display at Trump Phoenix visit

- Associated Press

The nation's political split over President Donald Trump is expected to be on full display Tuesday as hard-core backers of the Republican president flood into the Phoenix Convention Center and police brace for protests from opponents outside.

Ryan says Trump "messed up" but opposes censure

- Associated Press

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following the white supremacist march in Virginia, even though he believes Trump "messed up" by saying "both sides" were to blame for violence and that there were "very fine people" among those marching to protect Confederate statues.

Anthony Rutherford listens during his arraignment in court in Waterbury, Conn., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Rutherford is accused of killing an anti-domestic violence activist and her 9-year-old daughter. (Steven Valenti/The Republican-American via AP, Pool)

Slain woman became anti-violence activist after sister died

- Associated Press

A woman who was found slain along with her young daughter last week had become an anti-domestic violence activist after her sister was killed four years ago, and authorities allege both women were killed by their boyfriends.

People participate in an anti-racism rally in Laguna Beach, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Hundreds of people rallied at Southern California beaches to condemn racism in the wake of the deadly events in Charlottesville, Va. (Mark G. Davis via AP)

3 arrests, but rally largely peaceful at California beach

Associated Press

Authorities reported three arrests at a rally in California's Laguna Beach where a small group of people demonstrating against illegal immigration were outnumbered by hundreds of counterprotesters denouncing racism.

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo Pope Francis acknowledges faithful during his weekly general audience inside the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican. On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 Francis issued a politically pointed message for the Catholic Church's 2018 world refugee day, celebrated Jan. 14, demanding countries greatly increase their welcome to migrants and stop any collective expulsions, saying migrants' dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, files)

Pope: Rights of migrants trump national security concerns

- Associated Press

Pope Francis on Monday urged countries to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop collective expulsions, saying migrants' dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns.