The second-ranking Senate Republican said Tuesday that President Barack Obama insisted on potential defense cuts in the debt-limit bill that amounted to the "knowing destruction of the U.S. military."Read More »
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Sen. John McCain says he'll vote for compromise legislation averting a government default, although "I will probably have to swallow hard."Read More »
Arizona voters continue to skip the party. The Secretary of State's Office says new registration figures show independents outnumbered Democrats for the first time in January.Read More »
The wealth gaps between whites and minorities have grown to their widest levels in a quarter-century. The recession and uneven recovery have erased decades of minority gains, leaving whites on average with 20 times the net worth of blacks and 18 times that of Hispanics, according to an analysis of new Census data.Read More »
Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is blasting as "radical" a Republican proposal to open up more than 50 million acres of public lands to logging and other development.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers who are hesitant about creating a state-run health insurance exchange, a key provision of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, will have some extra time to debate the issue.Read More »
Following several hours of interviews last Friday, Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission will meet today to review mapping consultant applicants and select just one to help them begin to redraw Arizona’s political lines.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s deputy policy director left for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, setting off a round of staff changes on the Ninth Floor.Read More »
As many as 30,000 Native Americans from seven Arizona tribes stand to benefit from the final settlement this week of a years-long, $3.4 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government.
Members of the Tohono O’odham, Navajo, Salt River, Pima-Maricopa, San Carlos Apache, Hopi, Gila River and Colorado River tribes are part of the class in Cobell v. Salazar.
President Barack Obama is nominating two Tucson lawyers to serve as U.S. District Court judges.Read More »