Barack Obama once said it was a "scandal" that then-President George W. Bush didn't force renewal of a federal assault weapons ban. Now it's Obama himself who's steering clear of that and other politically sensitive gun-control measures, even while calling for a new discussion on weapons and "how we can keep America safe for all our people."Read More »
Two months after the shooting of a U.S. congresswoman, President Barack Obama called Sunday for more stringent enforcement of existing gun laws, citing the "awful consequences" of gun violence in American society.Read More »
Seeking to repair damaged relations, President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon agreed Thursday to deepen their cooperation in combating drug violence and declared a breakthrough in efforts to end a long-standing dispute over cross-border trucking.Read More »
Congressional friends of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Tucson congresswoman shot in January, are holding a campaign fundraiser next month for her 2012 election.Read More »
Two of the nation's top immigration officials are set to speak Wednesday at a border security conference being held in Phoenix.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature is asking a federal judge to let it become a party in the federal government's challenge to Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law.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.
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 »