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Tucson museum offering child-safety event

Campaign encourages parents to talk to their children about safety and abduction prevention.

June 29, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…

Feds should close deportation case against Daniel Neyoy Ruiz

The political stalemate over the United States’ clearly broken and nonsensical immigration policy in Washington, D.C., has trapped a Tucson family inside the welcoming walls of a south-side church where they have taken sanctuary from a federal deportation order.

June 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Feds consider dropping challenge to Arizona's SB 1070

PHOENIX — The Obama administration is apparently ready to throw in the towel in its bid to kill the “papers, please” provision of Arizona’s controversial 2010 immigration law.

May 31, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Judge: Executive privilege likely for Obama in Fast and Furious probe

WASHINGTON — A federal judge says she is leaning toward allowing President Barack Obama's claim of executive privilege in Operation Fast and Furious, the failed law enforcement operation at the center of a congressional investigation and subpoena fight between the Justice Department and Hou…

May 15, 2014 11:05 amLoading…
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake: Stop the IRS abuse of free speech

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake: Stop the IRS abuse of free speech

Few qualities are more American than a zeal for fair play. That’s why, when reports emerged last spring that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting conservative groups applying for a certain tax-exempt status, fair-minded folks of all political stripes expressed outrage.

April 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Repairing the voting rights act

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

January 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Local homicide rate dips slightly in Tucson

Tucson’s homicide rate declined slightly in 2013, although it remains above the national average, new data show.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am

Capitol link

This week, the Senate will vote on a two-year budget deal, the 2014 defense budget and presidential nominees.

December 13, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…

Judge rejects White House Fast and Furious autonomy claims

PHOENIX — A federal judge has rejected arguments by the U.S. Department of Justice that she cannot intercede in a congressional bid to investigate how and why the agency first lied about the Operation Fast and Furious “gun walking” operation in Arizona.

October 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Top prosecutors still oppose medical marijuana

PHOENIX — A decision Thursday by U.S. Department of Justice not to challenge marijuana legalization by two states does not make Arizona’s medical marijuana law legal or acceptable, key prosecutors said.

August 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Mexican government objects Justice Department's decision on BP shootings

The Mexican government objects to the Justice Department’s decision not to charge the Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a teenager at the border in Nogales, Sonora, in 2011, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a written statement.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am
Mexico objects to lack of charges in Arizona border shooting

Mexico objects to lack of charges in Arizona border shooting

The Mexican government objects to the Justice Department’s decision to not charge the Border Patrol agent who shot and killed Ramsés Barrón Torres at the border with Nogales, Sonora in 2011, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says in a written statement.

August 15, 2013 11:24 am

High court sends back Texas race-based plan

WASHINGTON — Affirmative action in college admissions survived Supreme Court review Monday in a consensus decision that avoided the difficult constitutional issues surrounding a challenge to the University of Texas admission plan.

June 24, 2013 4:02 pmLoading…

Feds drop appeal, will allow girls of any age to buy morning-after pill

NEW YORK — The federal government on Monday told a judge it will reverse course and take steps to comply with his order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions.

June 10, 2013 9:07 pmLoading…
Fitz Blog: Scandalrama days

Fitz Blog: Scandalrama days

To stop leaks the White House recently created a plumbers unit and in the name of in the name of national security called G. Gordon Liddy out of retirement to serve as a special counsel to the President. Liddy said, "I'm happy to be back at work doing what I love.I feel like a kid again!"

May 20, 2013 10:00 amLoading…

Obama tries to stem controversies, but GOP is unsatisfied

WASHINGTON — President Obama, seeking to regain his footing amid controversies hammering the White House, named a temporary chief for the scandal-marred Internal Revenue Service Thursday and pressed Congress to approve new security money to prevent another Benghazi-style terrorist attack.

May 16, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Justice Dept. seeks dismissal of Fast & Furious lawsuit

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday night sought dismissal of a lawsuit by a Republican-led House committee demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder produce records about the botched law enforcement probe of gun-trafficking called Operation Fast and Furious.

October 16, 2012 8:43 amLoading…
'Fast and Furious' report excuses Holder, slams others in Justice Dept.

'Fast and Furious' report excuses Holder, slams others in Justice Dept.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz referred over a dozen people for possible disciplinary action for their roles in Operation Fast and Furious. A report on the operation released today did not criticize Attorney General Eric Holder.

September 19, 2012 11:27 am Related Loading…

English learners could get more help

State education officials agreed Friday to change how they determine if students really know English, to ensure they are not shortchanged of special help.

September 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson shooting spree victims ask AG Holder to expand background checks

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen survivors and family members from the 2011 Tucson shooting rampage have outlined for Attorney General Eric Holder their campaign to stem gun violence.

August 29, 2012 1:40 pmLoading…

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