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A special routine: Schweikert a top user of House ‘special order’ speeches

WASHINGTON - Arizona GOP Rep. David Schweikert, a self-described "accountant on steroids," is one of the biggest users of "special order" speeches, the end-of-day time when lawmakers are free to address an empty chamber - and C-SPAN cameras - for pet issues or peeves.


Arizona donors double down after Jan. 6 panel questions Trump election fund

WASHINGTON - Thousands of Arizonans gave a total of $1.5 million to former President Donald Trump's election defense fund, but the Jan. 6 committee said that money went to other Trump funds in what it called "a big rip off." But Arizona donors say they don't feel ripped off.


It’s on us: Town to foot public safety bill this time for Trump rally

WASHINGTON - Prescott Valley won't try to recoup public safety costs related to former President Donald Trump's rally this weekend, calling it part of what cities do. It's just as well: Other Arizona cities that tried to bill Trump's campaign for past rallies have come up empty-handed.


Arizona nominee for federal judgeship grilled by GOP senators in hearing

WASHINGTON - Republican senators on Wednesday grilled Arizona attorney Roopali Desai, a nominee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, over her history of working for progressive causes and her work fighting claims of 2020 election fraud.


Abortion-rights activists rally to demand Biden take more action

WASHINGTON - Rain couldn’t stop an estimated 1,500 activists from marching to the White House this weekend in an "uprising to protect abortion rights," just weeks after the Supreme Court overturned its Roe v. Wade decision.


Biden issues order on abortion rights along with call to action by voters

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden issued an executive order Friday aimed at protecting abortion access, even as he called on voters to turn out this fall and "reclaim the rights … taken from them" by the Supreme Court.


Medal of Freedom winners McCain, Giffords, others are ‘soul of our nation’

WASHINGTON - In a sometimes somber, sometimes jovial event Thursday, President Joe Biden bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on 17 Americans - including the late Sen. John McCain and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - whom he called "the soul of our nation."


On eve of Brittney Griner’s guilty plea, community holds rally for Mercury star

PHOENIX - An emotional and impassioned Cherelle Griner addressed a fervent crowd of more than 300 at the “Bring BG Home” rally at the Footprint Center Wednesday evening. Shortly after, at a court in Khimki, Russia, Brittney, pleaded guilty to bringing hash oil into the country.


Viva Las Vegas: NBA Summer League roster has international feel for Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX – After a disappointing finish to their season, the Phoenix Suns are excited to see what comes out of NBA Summer League competition in Las Vegas.


‘I’m terrified I might be here forever’: White House confirms Brittney Griner’s letter to Biden

LOS ANGELES – Brittney Griner’s wife Cherelle and the White House reacted to letter that the Phoenix Mercury star sent to President Joe Biden.


Biden to honor McCain, Giffords next week with Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON – Arizona icons Gabrielle Giffords and the late John McCain were among the 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced Friday by the Biden administration.


Passing on gas: Biden’s gas-tax holiday gets cool reception in Arizona

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden's plan to ease prices at the pump by suspending state and federal gas taxes could be running on empty, after state and federal lawmakers who would have to approve the tax holiday greeted it skeptically - or with hostility.