Newly elected Rep. Ron Barber, D-Tucson, was surrounded by extended family Tuesday as he was sworn in to finish out the term of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who resigned in January.Read More »
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Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada is only half-joking when he describes the problem of border-smuggling tunnels that criss-cross under the streets of Nogales.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer decried President Barack Obama’s new DREAM Act-style immigration policy as “backdoor amnesty” intended to undermine SB1070 and bolster his political support for his re-election bid.
Speaking to reporters during a rare press conference in the Executive Tower, Brewer, one of Obama’s most nationally prominent critics on immigration and border security policy, said the president’s announcement set a dangerous distraction from the need to secure the border.
The U.S. Senate has narrowly cleared the way for a final confirmation vote Tuesday on President Barack Obama's nomination of Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz to serve on a federal appeals court.Read More »
If the presidential election were held in June, who would win — President Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney? While any doubt was long gone, Romney officially surpassed the number of delegates needed to become the Republican nominee when he won the Texas primary at the end of May. So, let’s see where the states stand at this early juncture, understanding that 270 Electoral College votes are needed to be elected.Read More »
Conservatives at the core of the Republican Party are coalescing behind likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney faster than expected after a punishing primary season in which they loudly sought someone else — almost anybody else — to carry the fight to President Barack Obama.Read More »
The website Politwoops launched this week as a way to catch politicians with their pants down, by cataloguing and posting deleted Twitter tweets of congressmen, the president and presidential hopefuls.Read More »
Arizona's secretary of state has no plans to look into Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's birthplace, despite requests from the public.Read More »
A former assistant Maricopa County manager fired in December in a gifts scandal involving several employees in his department has filed a notice of claim against the county.Read More »
What do Oprah Winfrey, President Barack Obama, and U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe have in common with 60,000 children in Arizona today? They were raised by their grandparents or other relatives for part of their childhoods. This practice, called kinship care, has been growing in Arizona and throughout the nation.Read More »