| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:10 PM
TUCSON — When Arizona took controversial stands in the past — refusing to create a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and enacting a tough anti-illegal immigration law — state leaders shrugged off the criticism from out of state as the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:40 PM
TUCSON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer began meeting Wednesday with key groups before deciding the fate of legislation that would give more protection to businesses citing religious beliefs in denying service to gays. The meetings come as a group...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will make a statement Wednesday evening about a controversial piece of legislation that would give more protection to businesses who cite religious beliefs in refusing to serve gays and others, she announced.
The move comes after...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:48 PM
In its swiftness and brute force, Republican opposition to the Arizona measure that would have bolstered the right to deny services to gays sent one message to GOP Gov. Jan Brewer: Veto it.
And it sent another to everyone else in the Republican Party:...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:39 PM
It’s either a small fix to protect the free exercise of religion or a "no cake for gays" bill that would invite businesses to discriminate, depending on whom you talk to.
The legislation, SB 1062, would bolster a business owner’s right to...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:46 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate appeared set to approve a budget deal this week after a handful of Republicans announced they would vote to advance the bill, which has deeply divided the party.
Their backing, along with that of most Democrats, would be...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:59 PM
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan budget plan won final approval in Congress on Wednesday, with the Senate passing the hard-fought compromise.
President Obama was expected to swiftly sign the measure, which cleared the Senate 64 to 36. Nine Republicans...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday pledged to convene a hearing on allegations that excessive wait times at a Phoenix VA facility led to the deaths of 40 veterans.
Thousands of veterans have been kept waiting for care,...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:00 AM
It almost seems like distant history now, but it was really just a few short months ago that President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans, spurred by fear of fiscal chaos, did the unthinkable: They went out to dinner and talked civilly about the...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:08 PM
WASHINGTON — A landmark bill to overhaul the immigration system passed the Senate on Thursday, winning a large majority as its sponsors had hoped, but showing no signs of gaining ground with the Republican majority in the House.
| Jan 28, 2013
| 8:56 AM
The road to meaningful U.S. immigration reform will no doubt prove rocky and difficult, but at least Washington has taken its first big step on the most critical part of the route — down the so-called "path to citizenship" that now has bipartisan...