Government

House Republicans balk at proposal to ease ban on budget earmarks

WASHINGTON - The House Republican Caucus sidestepped a proposal Wednesday that would have lifted a five-year-old ban on congressional earmarks, the special local "pork barrel" projects that can be slipped into budget bills with little public notice.

McCain warns against Russian overtures, a day after Trump, Putin talk

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, issued a stern warning Tuesday against smoothing relations with Russia, one day after President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed that the two countries need to do just that.

Democrats delay, as House GOP keeps leaders after historic elections

WASHINGTON - House Republicans capped a tumultuous campaign season by unanimously re-electing their leadership team Tuesday, while Democrats delayed their vote to give them time to figure out how to move forward following a disastrous election.

Poll attacks: Experts review what went wrong in presidential polling

WASHINGTON - Marty Wheeler never did trust those polls. The 50-year-old Sun City resident and Donald Trump supporter said he saw stronger support for the Republican presidential nominee than the media reported, which cited polls predicting a Trump loss to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump elected the 45th president of the United States

PHOENIX – Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and businessman who resonated with white working-class Americans, rode a powerful wave of support on Tuesday in Arizona and across much of the country to become the 45th president of the United States.

Election Day polling place problems, yes; intimidation, not so much

WASHINGTON - Voting rights advocates for months had warned about possible voter intimidation at the polls, but voting watchdogs Tuesday were dealing with more routine problems: Long lines, computer issues and a lack of language assistance at polling locations.