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At least four members of Arizona’s congressional delegation had estimated wealth of more than $1 million in 2010. Read more»

Rep. Ben Quayle, R-Phoenix, is challenging fellow Republican Rep. David Schweikert of Scottsdale for re-election.

Primary season has already done what hurricane season is only threatening to do: Driven some party members away from next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Read more»

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended her department’s policy, announced in June, to exercise 'discretion' when deciding whether to deport younger, low-risk undocumented immigrants.

Homeland Security Sec. Napolitano on Thursday defended the Obama administration’s plan to suspend deportation for young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children. Read more»

Rep. Ben Quayle, R-Phoenix, joined fellow Republicans Wednesday in what was almost a straight party-line vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Quayle is shown at a Tuesday event discussing the act with, from left, Republican Reps. Tom Petri and Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin and Diane Black of Tennessee.

Arizona lawmakers split straight down party lines Wednesday as the House voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, less than two weeks after it was upheld by the Supreme Court. Read more» 1

U.S. Rep. Raúl  Grijalva, D-Tucson, joined most other House Democrats who walked out Thursday rather than vote on a motion to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over the investigation into the botched Operation Fast and Furious 'gun-walking' investigation.

Arizona lawmakers split along party lines Thursday as the House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt in its probe of Operation Fast and Furious, the government’s botched “gun-walking” investigation in Phoenix. Read more» 1

Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor on the Supreme Court's decision on SB 1070, plus Pima County supervisor candidate Mike Hellon and Jim Small, editor of the Arizona Capitol Times Read more»

Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, joins other oppoents of the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act, saying the act was not about securing the country’s borders, but 'about loss of law.'

The House voted Tuesday to relax environmental restrictions in a 100-mile buffer along the nation’s land borders, to make it easier for Border Patrol agents to do their jobs. Critics derided the bill as an overreach that would create a 100-mile “drone zone” of government surveillance around the country. Read more» 1

Customs and Border Protection Deputy Chief Ronald Vitiello increased coordination and information sharing between agencies is boosting security on the Southwest border.

Pentagon and Homeland Security officials assured a House subcommittee Tuesday that they can continue border security despite a reduction in the National Guard. Read more»

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement discovered a cross-border drug smuggling tunnel near San Diego, in November, 2011.

Citing the high number of cross–border tunnels, a House committee Tuesday passed a bill toughening laws for smuggling underneath the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»

President Obama waves to the crowd at the Intel campus in Chandler on Wednesday. Obama was there to discuss high-tech job creation and tour the computer chipmaker's facility.

In the shadow of a $5 billion Intel plant being built in Chandler, President Obama said Wednesday that high-tech manufacturing can get the U.S. economy on track. He touted a simple plan to "build stuff, make stuff and sell stuff all over the world." Read more»

How bright is the future for La Placita?

Much like a monsoon haboob or a lengthy speech by an East Valley Republican, 2012 promises more dust-ups and hot air in the local political arena. Here's one take on what the year holds: on wry, hold the pickle. Read more» 5

A draft map of congressional districts, under review by the IRC.

Many of us weren't following the run-up to the firing of IRC chair Colleen Mathis. The current legislative leadership can't stand that something, somewhere goes on without their control. Charges and counter-charges aside, that's what this really comes down to. Read more»

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, joined the other Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday in support of a bill that would make E-Verify mandatory for all businesses in the country.

A House committee Wednesday approved a bill to require that every business in the country use the E-Verify system to determine if prospective hires are authorized workers or undocumented immigrants. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva said the act doesn't go far enough but is 'a step in the right direction.'

President Barack Obama called on Republicans and Democrats to come together and support his $447 billion jobs plan Thursday evening. He managed to get Democratic and Republican members of the Arizona delegation to come together, but not in support of the plan that he presented to a joint session of Congress. Read more»

If you just can't get enough politics while you're on the go, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva is stepping up for you. The Tucson Democrat has released an iPhone app "which allows constituents and interested groups to follow legislative updates, public events, press coverage and other activities in his office." Read more»

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