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Ariz. lawmakers show their cards on impeachment vote

U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko called the impeachment effort “the most corrupt, rigged railroad job I’ve seen in my entire life.” 

McKinney death penalty case divides U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared split Wednesday as justices considered an appeal from James McKinney, who has been on death row in Arizona since 1993.

Arizona Republicans in the spotlight as impeachment bomb-throwers

Arizona Republicans have emerged as some of President Donald Trump’s most ardent defenders as congressional Democrats move ahead with their effort to oust Trump from the White House. 

Democrats, Trump declare victory on massive USMCA trade deal

U.S. House Democrats have worked out key differences with the Trump administration over a massive trade deal, allowing both sides to declare a legislative victory on the same day the House unveiled articles of impeachment against the president.

U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the country. 

Trump’s SNAP rule changes could end food stamps for 72K in Arizona

The Trump administration this week finalized a regulation that could knock almost 7,000 poor Arizonans off food stamp benefits – but that figure could grow to more than 72,000 if two other proposed regulations go into effect.

Grijalva suggests racial discrimination suit could be filed over BLM’s reorganization

An Arizona Democrat’s criticism of the Bureau of Land Management’s reorganization plan reached new heights Wednesday when U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva suggested the agency headquarter’s move to Colorado could lead to a racial discrimination suit. 

Abuse of power, bribery, obstruction: Democrats’ impeachment plan takes shape

As the House Judiciary Committee held its first official impeachment hearing on Wednesday, Democrats signaled that they intend to accuse Trump of abuse of power, bribery, obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice. 

In Fox News op-ed, Biggs blames ‘deep state’ for Trump impeachment inquiry

GOP U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona and Scott Perry, of Pennsylvania, slammed Democrats “for relentlessly attacking President Trump since his election. They have been joined by the Washington establishment that includes much of the media, bureaucracy and the executive branch itself.”

U.S. Supreme Court may sidestep a big Second Amendment fight

A high-profile gun rights case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday might be dismissed with little fanfare. 
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