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Arizona pols weigh in on Obama immigration announcement

Arizona politicians react to President Obama's announcement that he will address immigration problems through executive action.

June 30, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

White House objects to House plan to save A-10, Guard Apaches

It will be some time before the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act reaches President Obama's desk. But in a rebuke to the current House version of the NDAA, the White House is backing the Pentagon's plan to retire the A-10 close air-support aircraft, as well as a plan to transfer all of…

May 19, 2014 4:39 pmLoading…

Grijalva, Pastor to Obama: Let 'Dream 9' stay

Arizona representatives have joined colleagues in the House in a letter sent to President Obama asking him to use his discretion to allow the "Dream 9" to stay in the country.

July 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

White House touts health-care benefits for Arizonans

WASHINGTON - More than 420,000 Arizonans will get health insurance rebates under President Obama's health-care plan, the White House said Thursday as the president went on the offensive for his beleaguered plan.

July 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

No justification for subpoena of AP records

The following editorial appeared Sunday in the Washington Post:

May 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

More Obama aides knew of IRS audit; Obama not told

WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior advisers knew in late April that an impending report was likely to say the IRS had inappropriately targeted conservative groups, President Obama’s spokesman disclosed Monday, expanding the circle of top officials who kn…

May 20, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

White House says it’s open to fix on FAA furloughs

WASHINGTON — Under growing pressure, the Obama administration signaled Wednesday it might accept legislation eliminating Federal Aviation Administration furloughs blamed for lengthy delays affecting airline passengers, while leaving the rest of $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts i…

April 24, 2013 9:12 pmLoading…

Top Dem sees ‘train wreck’ for health-law rollout

WASHINGTON — A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Obama’s health-care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it’s headed for a “train wreck” because of bumbling implementation.

April 17, 2013 9:09 pmLoading…

Senate group wraps up work on immigration bill

WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican negotiators have reached agreement on all the major elements of sweeping legislation to remake the nation’s immigration laws and expect to unveil the bill next week, lawmakers said Thursday.

April 11, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

Secret Service gets first female leader

WASHINGTON — President Obama appointed veteran U.S. Secret Service official Julia Pierson as the first female director in the agency’s 148-year history Tuesday, nearly a year after a prostitution scandal tarred the reputation of one of the nation’s top law enforcement institutions.

March 26, 2013 9:02 pmLoading…

GOP senators tell Obama to tone down the attacks

WASHINGTON — Polite yet firm, Senate Republicans told President Obama on Thursday to tone down his political attacks and prod Democratic allies to support controversial changes in Medicare if he wants a compromise reducing deficits and providing stability to federal benefit programs.

March 14, 2013 9:04 pmLoading…

Obama talks of resuming White House tours for kids

WASHINGTON — President Obama is opening the door to the possibility of a resumption of White House tours for student groups amid some confusion over who made the ultimate decision to cancel them.

March 13, 2013 9:05 pmLoading…
Governor tours border, invites Obama to visit, see problems

Governor tours border, invites Obama to visit, see problems

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer acknowledges the assembled media at the Million Air Tucson jet center at the Tucson airport after an aerial tour of the Arizona border. The governor spoke on the latest status of border security efforts in Arizona.

February 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Governor tours border, invites Obama to visit, see problems

Governor tours border, invites Obama to visit, see problems

Gov. Brewer arrives in Tucson via Black Hawk helicopter after touring the border. She invited President Obama to tour the border, too.

February 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Governor tours border, invites Obama to visit, see problems

Governor tours border, invites Obama to visit, see problems

Hours before President Obama's State of the Union address, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer toured the border area Tuesday and concluded the region remains a "gateway of the drug cartels."

February 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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White House parley on guns promising, Villaseñor reports

White House parley on guns promising, Villaseñor reports

President Obama at the meeting Monday with, from left, Attorney General Eric Holder, Minneapolis Chief Janee Harteau and Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff Richard W. Stanek.

January 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
White House parley on guns promising, Villaseñor reports

White House parley on guns promising, Villaseñor reports

WASHINGTON - Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor said he was encouraged by a discussion on gun control during a meeting with President Obama and other police chiefs at the White House Monday.

January 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Commonsense approach to gun research needed

Type the word "gun" into the Centers for Disease Control website in a quest for research on gun violence and this link comes up:

January 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

White House: Texas must remain part of the US

EL PASO, Texas — Bad news for thousands of people who wanted to see Texas secede: The state is still in the U.S.

January 14, 2013 9:09 pmLoading…
Late talks produce a fiscal agreement

Late talks produce a fiscal agreement

WASHINGTON - Racing the clock, the White House reached a New Year's Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to neutralize across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs due to take effect at midnight, according to administration and Senate Democratic officials.

January 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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