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Trump’s Interior nominee plans to wade back into issues involving former clients

WASHINGTON -- President Trump’s pick to become the next head of the Interior Department intends to stop recusing himself from matters involving his former lobbying clients after this summer, the nominee told a key...

Supreme Court justices seem split on partisan gerrymandering

U.S. Supreme Court justices appear divided over the role courts should play in cracking down on partisan gerrymandering in Maryland and other states across the country.

Newly powerful Grijalva prepares to challenge Trump administration

WASHINGTON – When Raúl Grijalva showed up on Capitol Hill for his first congressional portrait more than 16 years ago, he didn’t yet own a tie.''They said, 'Mr. Grijalva, we'll take your picture...

US House unanimously calls for Mueller report to be public

Four Republican lawmakers, including Arizona congressman Paul Gosar, voted “present” on the measure – a way to avoid a “yes” or “no” vote.

U.S. senators call for investigation of sex abuse reports in migrant shelters

Two U.S. Senators are calling for an investigation of “an alleged widespread and long-term pattern of sexual abuse against unaccompanied children” in federally contracted facilities that hold migrant minors.Sens. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and...

Biggs, Gosar among 23 House Republicans to vote against anti-discrimination resolution

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House overwhelmingly adopted an anti-bigotry resolution this week, with 23 Republicans voting against the measure, including two members of Arizona’s congressional delegation.The resolution, whose lead author was Rep. Jamie...

Sinema misses votes on judges, EPA chief during trip to New Zealand for Ironman race

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Saturday competed in an Ironman race in New Zealand, where she set a personal record in the grueling race – clocking in under 13 hours. In doing so, she missed a string of high-profile votes back at the U.S. Capitol.

Giffords, Democrats rally at Capitol for gun background-check bill

WASHINGTON – Former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords rallied House lawmakers Tuesday to support a bill that would expand the requirement for background checks on private gun sales.

AZ delegation splits on party lines as US House votes to block Trump’s border wall emergency

The U.S. House voted to block President Trump’s emergency border wall declaration on Monday, delivering a stinging rebuke to the White House.

Mark Kelly launches Senate bid, ‘mission for Arizona,’ at Phoenix rally

Former astronaut Mark Kelly’s launch event for his U.S. Senate bid drew several hundred Democratic supporters, a curious Republican and even a candidate for Phoenix mayor Sunday.
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