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Senate OKs recall elections overhaul (access required)

The Senate today approved legislation that could make it more difficult for voters to remove lawmakers from office. The measure stems from the defeat of then-Sen. Russell Pearce, the architect of SB1070 and major anti-illegal immigration laws in Arizona, following a successful recall effort last year.

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An unorthodox way of winning CD4 Republican votes

In the first interview he has given to an LGBT media outlet since publicly announcing he is gay, Babeu told the Washington Blade newspaper this week that he will support a variety of pro-gay measures in Congress that will no doubt set him at odds with conservative Republican voters.

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Arpaio unveils Obama birth probe

America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff finds himself entangled these days in his own thorny legal troubles: a federal grand jury probe over alleged abuse of power, Justice Department accusations of racial profiling and revelations that his department didn't adequately investigate hundreds of Arizona sex-crime cases.

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