Capitol Hill

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. 

Grijalva to Trump: Put the brakes on NEPA rewrite

Rep. Raúl Grijalva on Tuesday blasted the Trump administration’s effort to overhaul one of the nation’s bedrock environmental policy laws at a rare public hearing with administration officials. 

Democrats blast plan to shift $3.8 billion from Pentagon to border wall

The Trump administration plans to tap the Pentagon for another $3.8 billion in military funds to pay for border wall construction this year, a move critics blasted as “theft,” a raid and a money grab.

Kyrsten Sinema to the right of Mitch McConnell in new legislative rankings

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona is more conservative than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, a loyal ally of President Donald Trump and a national conservative icon.

Stanton shares Somali refugee’s story in supporting ‘NO BAN Act’

Nedifo Halane is one of many Somali refugees in Arizona who are waiting to reunite with their family members due to increased restrictions to legal immigration, including a ban on immigration from countries like Somalia.

Leaders say border wall blasting typical of feds’ neglect of tribes

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris said the “controlled blasting” for a border wall that will ultimately cut through his reservation is just the latest example of the federal government ignoring its duty to consult with tribes.

Trump: Biggs is ‘tough,’ Arizona ‘loves’ Lesko

President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Thursday, the day after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit him on articles of impeachment. 

What does Trump’s acquittal mean for our nation’s future?

Our democracy is a fragile thing. If we’re not careful, it might just break.
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