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Democrats delay, as House GOP keeps leaders after historic elections

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.... Read more»

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Immigrant 'dreamers' fear deportation nightmare under Trump

Some undocumented immigrants brought here as kids were granted a sort of legal status by President Barack Obama. They're in a state of shock and panic now that Donald Trump has won the White House. ... Read more»

Obamacare repeal FAQ

President-elect Donald Trump has promised he’ll ask Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act on day one of his administration. Should you even bother signing up? Here are answers to questions you may have.... Read more»

McCain to return to U.S. Senate for sixth term

One-time presidential candidate and longtime Republican Sen. John McCain will return to serve Arizona for a sixth term, defeating one of his toughest opponents in years. McCain, a conservative stalwart for more than three decades, led U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, 53 percent to 42 percent.... Read more»

McSally, O'Halleran, Grijalva win S. Az congressional seats

In Arizona's two open seats in Congress, Democrat Tom O’Halleran was elected to the 1st Congressional District, while Republican Andy Biggs was a clear winner in the 6th District. U.S. Reps. Martha McSally and Raul Grijalva won re-election in Southern Arizona.... Read more»

McCain & McSally win, incumbents lead Pima Supes races

U.S. Sen. John McCain had an relatively easy re-election win Tuesday, while Democrats pushed toward a closer margin in the Legislature. In closely watched Board of Supervisors races, incumbent Sharon Bronson was beating GOP challenger Kim DeMarco, while Republican Ally Miller narrowly led challenger Brian Bickel.... Read more»

FactCheck: Popular vote and the Electoral College

Two of the most popular stories on the FactCheck website right now are in response to readers’ questions: "How many times was a president elected who did not win the popular vote?" and "Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College??... Read more»

Head Start makeover offers opportunities, challenges to program’s backers

Head Start, the first early education program in the U.S., is undergoing its first overhaul in more than 40 years.... Read more»

FactCheck: Spinning the FBI letter

FBI Director Comey’s letter to Congress regarding an unexpected development in his agency’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server was brief and vague, creating a vacuum that has been filled by distorted claims — mostly from the campaign of Clinton’s opponent, Donald Trump... Read more»

Back for more: After loss to McCain, Ward eyes 2018 bid vs. Flake

The 2016 election is still 11 days away, but former state Sen. Kelli Ward already has her sights set on 2018 and a challenge to U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. The Republican just lost a primary bid to unseat Sen. John McCain just two months ago, but announced Wednesday that she'll target Flake, Arizona's other GOP senator.... Read more»

Chiricahua National Park Act could provide economic boost to Cochise County

WILLCOX–U.S. Rep. Martha McSally is promoting legislation to designate Chiricahua National Monument as a national park. If the move is successful, Arizona would gain its fourth national park.... Read more»

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In Mexico, complaints about immigrants crossing illegally and taking jobs

In southern Mexico, locals say some migrants fleeing Central America are staying put instead of traveling on to the United States. They're blamed for taking jobs, driving down wages and taxing social services — familiar complaints in our country's immigration debate. This story is part of Tribune's yearlong Bordering on Insecurity project. ... Read more»

Hemp may be next gold mine for Native American tribes

Under U.S. law, hemp can be grown only for research, with a permit from the DEA. But in 2014 the Justice Department agreed that tribes can set cannabis-related laws just as states can. Native American-owned CannaNative LLC said on Monday it was in final talks with the Navajo Nation, the largest federally recognized tribe, to grow industrial hemp. ... Read more»

Giffords, Kelly take 'Vocal Majority' gun-control tour to Washington

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly, joined other gun-control activists in Washington on Thursday to demand reform from Congress and encourage voters to elect lawmakers, beginning with the White House, who will enact what they call sensible gun safety laws.... Read more»

Hispanic leaders push voting, but dismiss third-party candidates

Latino leaders are making the case to millennial Hispanic voters that “there are really only two options in this next election” – Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump.... Read more»

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