President Barack Obama is making his first trip as president to the U.S.-Mexico border, using the setting to sharpen his call for a remake of the country's immigration laws and try to cast the Republican Party as the obstacle standing in its way.Read More »
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The man with the gavel insists the change is more superficial than substantive.
“Speaker Adams and I have a very similar record, similar style,” Andy Tobin, R-Paulden, said just minutes after he was officially installed as speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives at a special April 28 meeting.
This morning, the House Republicans chose their new leadership as former speaker Kirk Adams, R-Mesa, resigned in order to launch his bid for Congress.Read More »
While the U.S. House of Representatives is on recess this week, Arizona will play host to more than just its own congressional delegation, as House Speaker Boehner will be in the state for a fundraiser.Read More »
An empty seat among Arizona's Republican and Democratic lawmakers. The gaze of a child's grieving parents. The solemnity of a president and warring lawmakers promising, for the moment, to come together in peace.Read More »
The Senate's sergeant-at-arms says he's against members of Congress arming themselves to increase their safety in the wake of the shooting rampage in Arizona.Read More »
The wounding of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a Tucson, Ariz., shooting spree that killed at least five people, including one of her aides and a federal judge, follows a dramatic increase in threats against members of Congress over the past year.Read More »
The shooting rampage in Arizona seems to have created a reset moment for confrontational politics, as lawmakers reflect on the repercussions of the overheated rhetoric traded on the airwaves and on the campaign trail.Read More »
As a Republican activist for more than 35 years, I am sorry to say that I cannot be very optimistic about the resurgence of Republicans.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is asking congressional leaders and members of Arizona's own delegation to Washington to eliminate budget busting requirements for state Medicaid programs.Read More »