Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, D.C. girds for a fight

President Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday introduced federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee, setting off a confirmation battle that could secure a conservative court for generations. 
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Trump reportedly has chosen Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

President Donald Trump plans to nominate federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to several media reports.

We’ve done a lot in 2 years. We have a lot more left to...

Bright and early on Sept. 25, 2018, we flipped the switch and Arizona Mirror went from a once-in-a-lifetime dream to a reality. All of our launch stories went live and we sent out a newsletter to about 250 people who had signed up for our promise of independent journalism aimed at demystifying Arizona's government, telling stories that weren't being told anywhere else and amplifying the voices that our media has for so long ignored. 
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In the absence of national regulations, how vulnerable is our voting infrastructure?

There is no evidence, despite partisan claims to the contrary, that mail-in ballots are rife with voting fraud — but there are parts of the election system that security researchers say are at far greater risk for malicious activity.

Trump has mounted an unprecedented attack on legal immigration. America will be worse for...

Donald Trump has deviated 180 degrees from past Republican administrations on U.S. immigration policy. 

Advocacy groups say Biden campaign alone can’t mobilize Latino vote in Arizona

As two polls from August point to Joe Biden lagging with the Latino voters in Arizona, groups working to turn out people to the polls said it’s clear that his campaign alone can’t energize...

The coronavirus isn’t going away anytime soon, but your healthcare might be

Raise your hand if you think health insurance companies shouldn’t be able to deny people coverage for pre-existing conditions. Or cap the amount of benefits they can receive in a calendar year or over the...

Arizona has deep QAnon ties, including its politicians

Ethan Watkins was deeply troubled by the responses he was getting in his late-night text exchange last month as he pressed his friend on QAnon, the dangerous conspiracy theory that has been linked to...

Why some Latinos support Trump, and why they shouldn’t

It was billed as a "Latinos for Trump” roundtable.  It turned out to be more of a rally, replete with a motley crew of opportunists, sycophants, complicitors and unfortunate true believers, all dutifully gathered to...

No charges for trooper in Dion Johnson’s death, family will file civil suit

It was a day Erma Johnson had been dreading would arrive, the day when no criminal charges in the homicide case involving her son and an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper will be...

UPDATED: Kelly opposes adding new seats to Supreme Court

***This article has been updated to include Kelly's opposition to the addition of new seats to the U.S. Supreme Court. He initially took no position on the issue. Mark Kelly opposes adding new seats to...

Iowa’s Grassley emerges as key as Senate GOP pushes Supreme Court vote

WASHINGTON — Intense attention fastened Monday on Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley as Senate Republicans undertook a furious effort to confirm a nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy before Inauguration Day. If Grassley joins two...

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