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Congress passes massive ‘first step’ in pandemic relief with $900B package

WASHINGTON — Congress on Monday night approved the first major COVID-19 relief measure since the spring, a sprawling spending bill that would provide $900 billion in pandemic-related aid but still didn’t go far enough...

Congress strikes deal on new pandemic relief after settling dispute over Fed lending

WASHINGTON — A deal on a coronavirus relief package finally emerged on Sunday night, after members of Congress resolved a days-long impasse over a provision sought by U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania to...

AG says Pima County ban on political contributions unconstitutional

Pima County’s prohibition on its employees contributing money to candidates for county office violates both the U.S. and Arizona constitutions, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich. 

Maricopa County will fight legislature’s election subpoenas in court

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will go to court to fight subpoenas issued by the Senate Judiciary Committee instead of turning over the election records and equipment that Republican lawmakers are demanding.

Dem legislator Rodriguez praises porn accounts on his personal Twitter

A Democratic state legislator often likes or comments on pornographic images on his personal Twitter account, which he said he doesn’t see as any different than using social media to opine on various other issues.

Workers’ COVID-19 lawsuits could be quashed under GOP push in Congress

WASHINGTON — A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with a Tyson meat packing facility in Iowa alleged that managers secretly took bets on how many employees would get sick from COVID-19.

Conservative media can’t see that women like Jill Biden are more than their marital status

Like women who choose to use Ms. instead of Mrs. or Miss, Biden has a title that does not designate marital status. And for people like Joseph Epstein, that’s Jill Biden’s real transgression.

Bill would permit outside parties to pay for election recounts

Anyone who thinks a recount of an election might change the outcome would have the opportunity to put their money where their mouth is under a new bill filed for the 2021 legislative session.

Senate issues subpoenas for all ballots, voting machines to audit Maricopa County election

The Arizona Senate is ordering the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to turn over its ballot-counting machines, software, security logs, administrative passwords and all of the 2,089,563 ballots cast in the November election so lawmakers can conduct their own forensic audit.

Arizona Senate will subpoena Maricopa County for election audit

Amid false claims of election fraud spread by President Donald Trump and Arizona Republican leaders, the Arizona Senate will issue subpoenas to inspect and audit ballot counting machines in Maricopa County, a top Republican senator announced Monday at the conclusion of a six-hour-long legislative hearing into the November election. 
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