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Brewer, Obama look for upper hand on immigration

When Gov. Jan Brewer and President Obama sat down at the White House June 3, both sides looked forward to a frank discussion about Arizona's harsh new anti-illegal immigration laws, while simultaneously hoping to calm tempers that have flared after the bill passed.

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Mitchell foes visit Washington (access required)

WASHINGTON D.C. - Two Republicans vying for the right to face off against Rep. Harry Mitchell are in Washington this week, meeting with party leaders and learning from top political operatives how best to run for Congress.

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Out-of-state money flows to AZ delegation (access required)

WASHINGTON D.C. - Arizona members of Congress have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from out of state, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. In the race for campaign cash, the eight-member House delegation raised at least $177,000 from individuals outside of Arizona and pulled in another $383,000 from political action committees during the past three months, the reports show.

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Arizona Dems have, at times, bucked leadership (access required)

As Democratic leaders in the House scramble to corral the votes necessary to pass health care legislation, the party may not be able to rely on three Democrats from Arizona. That's because Reps. Harry Mitchell, Gabrielle Giffords and Ann Kirkpatrick have all showed independent streaks during their first several hundred votes in office, according to a review of their voting records.

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