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Democrats Drive for 5: An Early Overview of 2016 U.S. Senate Races

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

US Congress

Control of the U.S. Senate is a big and achievable goal for both parties this November. The stakes are high, no matter who wins the presidential race, with the power to control Judicial and Executive branch confirmation votes and to determine rules governing filibusters being the most obvious. If either

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Tags: Arizona, U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate, Ann Kirkpatrick

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McGuire announces exploratory committee for Congress

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

US Congress

KEARNY — State Sen. Barbara McGuire, D-Kearny, announced Monday she is opening a committee to explore running for Congressional District 1.

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Tags: Arizona, U.S. Congress, Senator Barbara McGuire

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Kirkpatrick and Gosar Townhall in Florence

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

US Congress

FLORENCE — The major fault lines between Republicans and Democrats were on display Friday when two of Arizona's federal representatives from opposing parties came together at a joint town hall to talk about their priorities in the new Congress.

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Tags: Arizona, Ann Kirkpatrick, Paul Gosar, U.S. Congress, CD 1, CD 4

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Gosar visits Havasu

Thu, Dec 19, 2013

US Congress

While some might talk about making changes to the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Paul Gosar said he wants the whole thing eliminated.“(Many discussions on Obamacare focus on) nibbling at the corners, when the whole thing has to go away,” Gosar told about 20 members of the business community Wednesday morning

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Tags: U.S. Congress, Representative Paul Gosar, CD 4, The Affordable Care Act

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Little-Known Immigration Mandate Keeps Detention Beds Full

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Immigration

Imagine your city council telling the police department how many people it had to keep in jail each night.That's effectively what Congress has told U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with a policy known as the "detention bed mandate." The mandate calls for filling 34,000 beds in some 250 facilities across

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, U.S. Congress, U.S. Immigration and Customes Enforcement, Florence

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Arizona defense industry, bases would bear brunt of spending cuts

Tue, Feb 26, 2013

US Congress

Arizona stands to lose nearly 49,200 jobs and as much as $4.9 billion in gross state product this year if deep automatic spending cuts go into effect Friday, and the bulk of the jobs and lost production would be carved from the defense industry.Virtually all programs, training and building projects

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Tags: U.S. Congress, Spending cuts, Sequestration, John McCain, Defense cuts

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How will we know Arizona border is ‘secure’?

Fri, Feb 1, 2013

Immigration

As Congress moves to tackle meaningful immigration reform this year, one of the obstacles may be determining when the border between the U.S. and Mexico can be declared secure.For years, even as border enforcement increased dramatically, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and other critics charged that the federal government doesn’t do

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Tags: Arizona, Border Security, Immigration reform, U.S. Congress

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-Congress shoots down school lunch program overhaul

Fri, Nov 25, 2011

Pinal County

Last week, Congress made the decision to block a proposed overhaul of the school lunch program in public schools that the U.S.D.A. put forth in January to help lower child obesity in America. The $6.8 billion regulation initiative, the first to be proposed in over 15 years for American schoolchildren, would

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Tags: U.S. Congress, Child Obesity, School lunch Program

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-Republican Pinal County Sheriff Babeu considering run for House

Mon, Oct 24, 2011

Pinal County

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has launched an exploratory committee to measure support for a possible run for Congress.Babeu is testing his support in the proposed Congressional District 4. A redistricting committing has drawn the district to include parts of at least six current districts. It covers northern part of

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Tags: Arizona, U.S. Congress, Paul Babeu

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Suspect in attack on congresswoman acted alone

Sun, Jan 9, 2011

US Congress

Yahoo NewsBy PAULINE ARRILLAGA and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press Pauline Arrillaga And Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. – Federal prosecutors brought charges Sunday against the gunman accused of attempting to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six people at a political event in Arizona.Investigators said they carried

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Tags: Arizona, Gabrielle Giffords, U.S. Congress, Jared Loughner

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