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Deschene throws hat in ring for secretary of state (access required)

Rep. Chris Deschene, a freshman Democrat from Window Rock, announced that he won’t seek re-election to the House of Representatives, and will instead run for Arizona’s second-highest office. The main duty of the secretary of state is to oversee elections, ...

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‘Let’s move on’

At the end of the presser, Sen. John McCain was asked about a challenge from former congressman J.D. Hayworth - and possibly even from Janet Napolitano. "I don't think any campaign I've ever been in should be taken for granted," said McCain. "I work hard, I campaign hard and I hope to earn the votes of the citizens of Arizona."

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Napolitano’s wordplay

Janet Napolitano is taking heat for comments she made following the attempted-attack on Christmas Day aboard a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight. Even though airport security played no role in preventing the attack, Napolitano said on television over the weekend that "the important thing to recognize here is that once this incident occurred, everything happened that should have.

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Immigration debate hasn’t changed in 30 years

When Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was back in town last week, she suggested that reform of the nation’s immigration laws will be a priority for President Obama in 2010. The former Arizona governor was quoted in a local newspaper as saying two-thirds of the public wants immigration fixed, understanding that the U.S. is not going to deport an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. The remaining one-third, she said, don’t want any changes.

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Popular eatery for political power brokers celebrates 80 years (access required)

In 1993, a handful of notable politicians gathered in the backroom of a small diner in downtown Phoenix to hammer out a deal that would allow Native American tribes to operate casinos on their land in Arizona. The politicians at the table included state Attorney General Grant Woods, Gov. Fife Symington and U.S. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt.

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Arizona’s leading ladies (access required)

Michael Kurtenbach recalls Janet Napolitano's election over Matt Salmon for governor in 2002. He remembers seeing her inauguration speech on TV when he was 13 and seeing her leave for Washington D.C. earlier this year. However, one thing the 18-year-old political science major at Arizona State University doesn't remember, is a man serving as Arizona's governor.

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