Government

Franks, other lawmakers renew call to defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON – Pro-life lawmakers renewed demands Thursday to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, pointing to new charges from a pro-life group that said the health organization does not provide the prenatal care its defenders claim.

Trump voters: Share your perspective on the president

President Donald Trump’s first actions in the White House have stirred controversy across the board. Trump signed a number of executive orders that shifted policies on health care, immigration, oil, federal hiring and trade.

Gorsuch pick for Supreme Court praised, panned by Arizona lawmakers

WASHINGTON – Arizona Republicans hailed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Wednesday as a “brilliant” legal mind who can be expected to respect the Constitution if he is confirmed to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Arizona lawmakers split on Trump order halting refugee admissions

WASHINGTON – Arizona lawmakers split over President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending refugee admissions and stalling travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, with Democrats predictably voicing opposition – along with some Republicans.

Arizona representatives react to Trump’s executive order and travel ban

President Donald Trump is facing criticism after signing an executive order on Friday that created a travel ban from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The executive order affects refugees from any country and most travelers from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.

Trump bars refugees to U.S. for 120 days, bars Syrians indefinitely

WASHINGTON – Jamal Saleh fled violence and police brutality in his native Syria in 2013, resettling in Phoenix with his wife and seven children, but leaving his farm, his beloved hometown, his brother and his sisters back in Syria.

March for Life crowd younger, optimistic for pro-life gains under Trump

WASHINGTON – Paula Mercado, 18, has prayed at Planned Parenthood facilities and taken part in anti-abortion protests in Arizona, but Friday found the Tucson teen on the National Mall with thousands of others pro-life protesters, many of them millennials.

Election officials: If there was vote fraud, it wasn’t in Arizona

WASHINGTON – Arizona lawmakers defended themselves and the state this week against President Donald Trump’s charges that millions of fraudulent votes were cast in November, saying they had seen no evidence of illegal voters in Arizona.