The Arizona Secretary of State's office says plans to place a statue of former Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater at the U.S. Capitol are moving along.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona announced Monday he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012.Read More »
The retirement of U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will likely set off a chain reaction, as Republicans and Democrats position themselves to run for the open seat.
Most political observers believe U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Mesa, will soon announce he is running to replace Kyl. Other potential GOP candidates include U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg and the entire slate of Republican statewide officeholders.
The U.S. agency that monitors gun sales has suffered a setback in its effort to increase scrutiny of the bulk sale of high-powered assault rifles in border state gun shops that are a chief source of weapons smuggling into Mexico.Read More »
The federal government is offering low-interest loans to small businesses in Arizona that were affected by flooding or winter storms.Read More »
Answering a fiscal 911 call from the nation's governors, the Obama administration Thursday gave cash-strapped states a menu for cutting Medicaid spending, one of their biggest budget headaches.Read More »
Future Phoenix-area mass transit projects paid partially with federal dollars could be stopped in their tracks.Read More »
A high-level immigration official says it costs $12,500 to arrest, detain and deport each person removed from the U.S.Read More »
The everyday Americans who tuned in for President Obama's State of the Union address heard, once more, the many calls for compromise and saw political adversaries sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in an unusual demonstration of unity. Some even cheered when the president referred to "the American family" as something more consequential than party or political preference.Read More »
An empty seat among Arizona's Republican and Democratic lawmakers. The gaze of a child's grieving parents. The solemnity of a president and warring lawmakers promising, for the moment, to come together in peace.Read More »