For years, the federal government agency in charge of securing the U.S.-Mexico border has tried to fill its ranks. But the slow hiring process was further choked by unqualified applicants. Now a new audit shows some of the problems plaguing Customs and Border Protection.
Paul Manafort’s trial is scheduled to begin in Virginia, as the former Trump campaign chairman is facing charges for several financial crimes. These charges against Manafort include tax fraud and bank fraud based on his financial dealings in Ukraine.
Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic. It’s a regular segment where we talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.