Arizona’s new hypercompetitive 9th Congressional District lived up its billing, with Democratic nominee Kyrsten Sinema holding a narrow but growing lead over Republican Vernon Parker in a race that was still undecided at the end of election night. As of Wednesday evening, Sinema, a former legislator from central Phoenix, leads by 2,715 votes.Read More »
Andrei Cherny played his trump card in the Democratic primary for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, announcing the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton, his old boss from his White House days.Read More »
When President George H.W. Bush came to visit her in the hospital, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords could say only "Wow!" and another word she had been uttering frequently at the time, "chicken."
Months later, when she was shown photos of famous people to see if she recognized faces, Giffords looked at Arnold Schwarzenegger and replied, more or less accurately: "Messin' around. Babies."
President Barack Obama plans to sign a bill Thursday naming the new federal courthouse in Yuma for the judge killed in last month's mass shooting in Tucson.Read More »
The federal judge killed in the Arizona shooting rampage was known for an immigration ruling that got him death threats, but on Friday he was remembered as a man devoted to his family, his basset hounds and his Irish-Catholic heritage.Read More »
The attorney for a 22-year-old loner accused of trying to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has a low-key style and a record of saving high-profile clients from the death penalty.Read More »
Throngs of reporters waited hours Monday to get their first look at the mysterious man accused of a deadly shooting rampage that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords critically wounded.Read More »
Jared Loughner, the 22-year-old loner accused of trying to assassinate a U.S. Congresswoman and killing six others, appeared in court Monday with his head shaved, a cut above the right temple and his hands cuffed.Read More »
Doctors treating Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Monday the congresswoman was responding to verbal commands by raising two fingers of her left hand and even managed to give a thumbs-up.Read More »
In an earlier time, the emerging portrait of a deeply troubled young man might have given Jared Loughner's lawyers the basis of an insanity defense. But John Hinckley's successful insanity claim after shooting President Ronald Reagan led Congress to raise the bar, making the task harder.Read More »