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Donald Trump elected the 45th president of the United States

Donald Trump, the real estate mogul whose populist message resonated with white working-class Americans, rode a powerful wave of support on Tuesday in Arizona and across much of the country to be elected the 45th president of the United States.... Read more»

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Michelle Obama campaigns in Phoenix in push to turn Az blue

First Lady Michelle Obama campaigned Thursday as the Hillary Clinton campaign closer in Arizona, speaking of the power of hope to build human connections, show empathy for the strength of inclusiveness and acknowledge the hard work of Americans who struggle to improve their lives.... Read more»

Clinton campaign pushing money, proxies to Arizona in effort to swing state

With only three weeks to Election Day, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is sending top surrogates to Arizona this week and pledging $2 million in advertising in an effort to turn the state blue for the first time in 20 years.... Read more»

FactCheck: Surrogates deny Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says there is “no way that Melania Trump was plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s speech.” Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, called the allegation “absurd.” But the language is mostly identical in these passages, and for Manafort, in particular, to deny the obvious is — to use his word — “absurd.”... Read more»

Skipping in sister’s footsteps: Tucson girl’s recipe stirs White House invite

Some people are excited to attend a White House state dinner. Most would be thrilled to see their signature dish on the menu. Not everyone tops off the day by skipping through the White House kitchen garden. But Nia Thomas is not everyone. The 10-year-old Tucson girl was one of 55 grade-schoolers invited to the Kids State Dinner on Friday.... Read more»

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Michelle Obama has a duty to visit detained migrant kids

Commentary: There are few universal truths we can settle on in this world. But one of the few truths we can probably all agree on is that children are not political animals — they are not motivated by politics and while they are often caught in political spheres, they are never the actors. ... Read more»

Az kid cooks up White House invitation with healthy lunch recipe

Cody Vasquez's passion for food earned him an invitation to the White House, where the Gilbert 12-year-old will be one of 54 young chefs Friday taking part in a “Kid’s State Dinner” hosted by first lady Michelle Obama.... Read more»

In welcome break from headlines, Phoenix gets praise for aid to vets

It’s been a rough couple weeks for Phoenix as far as the news that has been coming out of the city about veterans. But on Wednesday, the White House delivered a welcome bit of good news.... Read more»

Obama urges Latinos to sign up for insurance now

President Barack Obama appealed directly to Latinos on Thursday, telling them time is running out to sign up for health coverage this year and that they should enroll now to avoid problems.... Read more»

First lady invites Arizona teen to join her for State of the Union

Joe Hudy is not your average 16-year-old. The self-described “maker” from Anthem has been to the White House to demonstrate one of his inventions, has traveled the world to show off other creations and has landed an internship at Intel. All before graduating high school. But Joe said he was still excited to be back in Washington, invited to joinMichelle Obama to watch the State of the Union address.... Read more»

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Notes from the Fast for Families tent

Though the Fast for Families tent sits in the shadow of the Capitol on the National Mall, entering it is a decidedly non-Washington experience. At first, I wondered if fasting could actually influence the legislative progress. Who would listen? But now it’s been a month since the fast began, and its impact on the reform movement and on me has been profound and—I suspect—permanent.... Read more»

Study: Childhood obesity in Az levels off, as national rate falls

The obesity rate for low-income Arizona preschoolers remained level from 2008 to 2011 after growing sharply in previous years, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.... Read more»

Phx student shows off her culinary skills at White House event

Phoenix fifth-grader Alexandra Nickle wants to be a “graphic artist and dog shelter owner” when she grows up, but it was her cooking creativity that landed her in the White House on Tuesday. The "Kids’ State Dinner" included remarks from Haile Thomas, a Tucson seventh-grader who was last year’s Arizona entrant in the healthy cooking challenge.... Read more»

Obama campaign fundraisers picked for plum ambassadorships

President Barack Obama’s new picks to represent American interests in Denmark, Germany and Spain are all major Democratic fundraisers.... Read more»

Obama says we need to fix voting lines. But how?

At last week's State of the Union address, Michelle Obama was joined by 102-year-old Desiline Victor, who, like many in Florida and elsewhere, waited hours to vote on Election Day. "By the way," Obama said in his election speech. "We have to fix that." But how to fix it remains unclear.... Read more»

Two Arizonans join first lady for State of the Union address

Haile Thomas was one of two Arizonans, along with Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, who were invited to join the first lady in the Capitol for the delivery of President Barack Obama’s State of Union address Tuesday.... Read more»

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