Politics

How to watch a political debate — it’s not about winners and losers

Critics of presidential debates argue that they are not necessary because they don’t change many votes. Since 84 million people watched the first 2016 presidential debate and according to polls 90% had decided for whom they were going to vote, they must watch for reasons other than to be persuaded.

Advocacy groups say Biden campaign alone can’t mobilize Latino vote in Arizona

As two polls from August point to Joe Biden lagging with the Latino voters in Arizona, groups working to turn out people to the polls said it’s clear that his campaign alone can’t energize...

UPDATED: Kelly opposes adding new seats to Supreme Court

***This article has been updated to include Kelly's opposition to the addition of new seats to the U.S. Supreme Court. He initially took no position on the issue. Mark Kelly opposes adding new seats to...

Iowa’s Grassley emerges as key as Senate GOP pushes Supreme Court vote

WASHINGTON — Intense attention fastened Monday on Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley as Senate Republicans undertook a furious effort to confirm a nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy before Inauguration Day. If Grassley joins two...

Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick by Friday or Saturday

President Donald Trump said Monday that he would announce a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by either Friday or Saturday. During a morning interview on “Fox and Friends,” the president said the administration...

Gun-control group to spend $1.6 million this week to replace GOP lawmakers

Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety will be spending $1.6 million on political ads across, radio, internet and mailers this week targeting Republicans in legislative races in an attempt to flip the state’s legislature for the first time in 60 years. 

RBG is gone. This is why we fight.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, best known as a steely champion of women’s equality, gave voice to the voiceless. And as a legendary Supreme Court justice, she was committed to ensuring their rightful place in America until the day she died.

Arizona voters back legal pot and a tax hike on the rich to fund schools

Majorities of Arizona voters say they support ballot measures that would legalize marijuana and tax the wealthy to increase funding for schools and raise teacher salaries, according to a new poll.

Biden holds 4-point lead over Trump in Arizona, Kelly up 6 on McSally

Joe Biden holds a small lead over President Donald Trump in the latest poll of Arizona voters thanks to broad support among Latino voters and a nearly double-digit advantage in Maricopa County, giving Democrats their best chance in nearly 25 years to win the Grand Canyon State's electoral votes.

Proposal would extend Census collection to improve Native headcounts

A bill introduced Monday in Congress would extend 2020 Census operations through October, instead of the pending Sept. 30 deadline imposed by the Trump administration.
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