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Coronavirus fears lead O’Halleran to cancel town halls

U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran announced Tuesday that he has canceled two upcoming town halls in Arizona amid increasing coronavirus fears. 

Congress rebukes Trump’s bid to slash CDC funding amid coronavirus outbreak

U.S. House lawmakers resoundingly rebuffed a Trump administration request to cut funding for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid the coronavirus crisis. 

Value of Arizona endorsements mixed in presidential race

If endorsements were worth votes or campaign funds, Elizabeth Warren would have Arizona locked up for next week’s Democratic presidential primary.

Monday Musings: What Raytheon wants, Raytheon gets

Raytheon Missile Systems wants it. And you can count on Raytheon to get what it wants.  

Gosar under self-quarantine after ‘extended’ coronavirus exposure

Arizona Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar says he and his top aides have self-quarantined because they had "sustained contact" with a person who has since been diagnosed with coronavirus.

Liberal justices challenge abortion restrictions in high-stakes case

The liberal wing of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared highly skeptical of a Louisiana law that restricts abortion access as the justices heard oral arguments Wednesday in a high-stakes case that could open the door for additional abortion limitations around the country. 

AZ tribal leader decries border wall construction: ‘That area is home to our ancestors’

The chairman of the Tohono O’Odham Nation of Arizona, a tribe whose ancestral homeland spans the U.S.-Mexican border, choked back tears Wednesday as he told members of Congress about the lasting damage that the federal government has caused to the tribe’s sacred sites during construction of a border wall in Arizona.

Ariz. senators to vote on Betsy DeVos’ contentious student loan rule

Arizona’s senators are expected to vote soon on whether to torpedo a controversial regulation from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that her critics say hurts defrauded student loan borrowers.

Will a Sanders nomination sink Mark Kelly?

The number one question posed by Arizona political reporters of late is whether a Bernie Sanders nomination spells doom for Mark Kelly, the presumptive Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

Gun-control groups launch campaign against McSally

The gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety is spending $43,000 on Facebook and newspaper ads targeting GOP Sen. Martha McSally over gun control measures, specifically one bill that has been languishing in the Senate for a year. 
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