Politics

Census studied citizenship question even after losing in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Even as it was losing the fight last summer to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the bureau was running tests it says show the question would not have hurt response rates.The findings will not affect the 2020 Census, but advocates call it an unwelcome distraction.

Despite relatively short tenure, Arizona delegation making waves

WASHINGTON - Arizona's congressional delegation has an average tenure well below that of other states, but they have combined important committee and caucus posts with aggressive media appearances to give the delegation a presence bigger than its relatively short tenure would indicate.

Parties ratchet up rhetoric against lawmakers after impeachment vote

WASHINGTON - The House vote to impeach President Donald Trump was just minutes old when the emails started flying, as national political parties attacked lawmakers considered vulnerable in 2020 - including three in Arizona - hoping to leverage their impeachment votes against them.

Arizona veterans of 1998 impeachment see similarities, deeper divides

WASHINGTON - No one in Arizona's congressional delegation has been through an impeachment vote before, but lawmakers who were in Congress for the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton remember angry phone calls from sharply divided voters - much like the situation today.

Debate continues over BLM move as workers face decision deadline

WASHINGTON - Bureau of Land Management employees in Washington have until this week to decide whether to accept a transfer out West - including to Arizona - a move that supporters say makes sense but critics call an attempt at "dismantling" the agency.

Navajos express mixed opinions on Trump impeachment probe

WINDOW ROCK – Cronkite News reporters Jordan Elder and Chelsea Hofmann traveled to the capital of the Navajo Nation to find out what citizens there thought about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.