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DHS calls for more detention beds and stricter punishment to deter border crossers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials followed the Trump administration’s lead on Wednesday, urging Congress to increase immigrant detention bed capacity and implement more “punitive consequences” for immigrants crossing the border. Before...

Gallego: Arizonans know wildfire risks ‘better than most’

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego on Thursday said Arizona’s forest management plan could serve as a model that could help other states and the federal government combat wildfires. The Arizona Democrat spoke Thursday...

U.S. House committee votes to hold Trump AG Barr in contempt

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the war between the Trump administration and House Democrats.

AZ Democrats want DHS to do more to aid in humanitarian response to migrant families

Arizona’s House Democratic delegation on Monday asked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s top leader to appoint a federal crisis coordinator to support the largely non-governmental network helping migrant families released by border and immigration officials.

AZ Dems ‘not afraid’ to pursue impeachment

Some Arizona Democrats see it as a real possibility that President Donald Trump will face impeachment proceedings in the U.S. House.

Billboard slams Sinema as ‘corrupt’ on net neutrality

The billboard was paid for by Fight for the Future, a dark money group that focuses on issues related to the internet and internet freedom.

High stakes for AZ as Supreme Court grapples with census question

For Arizona, the 2020 Census will determine whether the state gets a 10th congressional seat.

Biggs’ border trip gets Trump’s attention on Twitter

Rep. Andy Biggs’ trip to the Arizona-Mexico border got some Twitter attention from President Trump on Thursday.

Betsy DeVos’ family boosts McSally’s 2020 campaign with $22K in contributions in 2019

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ family members spent $22,400 so far this year to help fund Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally’s re-election prospects, according to federal campaign finance data released this week.

AG Barr defends Trump, but Dems demand to hear directly from Mueller

Attorney General William Barr offered a robust defense of President Trump Thursday morning ahead of the highly anticipated public release of a redacted report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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