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Why conservatives oppose expansion of Obamacare

Rep. Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert

The battle over the Arizona expansion of Obamacare resembles the fight between David and Goliath. The pro-expansion team has millions of dollars, powerful lobbyists, support from all Democratic legislators, most if not all of the media and a few Republicans who have defected to their cause.

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McCain: Immigration law wouldn’t negate Arizona law

(AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)

A federal immigration overhaul unveiled Thursday would trump state law but wouldn't necessarily nullify Arizona's first-in-the nation crackdown on illegal immigration, said U.S. Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republic leading the effort to change the nation's immigration policies.

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Crowds thin, emotions still high on second day of hearings on gay marriage

Jerssay Arredondo of Phoenix speaks out at a rally at the Supreme Court, during the second of two days of historic hearings on the laws restricting same-sex marriages. (Cronkite News Service photo by Connor Radnovich)

WASHINGTON – Jerssay Arredondo said life as an illegal immigrant and a gay man can be a “double struggle” – which was all the more reason for him to be on hand as the Supreme Court heard arguments on same-sex marriage. “We must remember that immigrant rights are (gay) rights” and vice versa, the 21-year-old Phoenix resident said Wednesday on the steps of the Supreme Court.

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In defense of marriage

As the country’s attention shifts to two cases on same-sex marriage that are before the US Supreme Court this week, Center for Arizona Policy President Cathi Herrod made a vigorous argument in defense of marriage between a man and a woman, telling supporters in an email that it is the “engine that drives the country.”

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