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Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., contended that Democrats’ legislative proposals weren’t made in good faith.

December 20, 2014 10:51 amLoading…
113th Congress done; stands as historically unproductive body

113th Congress done; stands as historically unproductive body

WASHINGTON — The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually.

December 20, 2014 10:51 am Photos

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Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an hi…

December 19, 2014 1:21 pmLoading…
Obama expects no quick end to Cuba embargo

Obama expects no quick end to Cuba embargo

WASHINGTON — Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Obama said Friday he doesn’t expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.

December 19, 2014 1:21 pmLoading…
War authorization should be first act of Congress

War authorization should be first act of Congress

Washington leaders should move quickly to allow military action against Islamic State.

December 15, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…
Good and bad in Congress' gargantuan spending bill

Good and bad in Congress' gargantuan spending bill

Provisions, both budgetary and policymaking, made it through amid last-minute horse-trading.

December 11, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…
James Brady

James Brady

James Brady, selected by president-elect Ronald Reagan to become his press secretary, talking to reporters after the announcement was made in Washington. Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reag…

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Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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Arizona House passes Internet "revenge porn" bill

Arizona House passes Internet "revenge porn" bill

PHOENIX — Saying the Internet is forever, the state House unanimously approved legislation Monday to make it illegal to intentionally post someone else’s naked photo online.

March 11, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…

Internet sales-tax rule gets Senate OK

WASHINGTON - The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping - for many a largely tax-free frontier - to state sales taxes.

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US should make straw purchases of guns a felony

Buying a gun for a person who can't legally possess a firearm would be a federal felony under legislation now headed toward the Senate; Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake should support this bill.

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Tax credits sought to lure movies to AZ

Tax credits sought to lure movies to AZ

Crews filming "The Hangover Part III," a Warner Bros. production, recently used Nogales, Ariz., as a stand-in setting for Tijuana.

November 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tax credits sought to lure movies to AZ

Tax credits sought to lure movies to AZ

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Tax credits sought to lure movies to AZ

Tax credits sought to lure movies to AZ

It's like a movie on its third sequel: Advocates will try again next legislative season to revive tax credits to lure movie productions to Arizona, and to expand the program to include other forms of multimedia.

November 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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