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Legislature drops 82 ethics complaints against OV Rep. Finchem related to U.S. Capitol riot

Oro Valley Republican Mark Finchem has been cleared of 82 ethics complaints that were filed against him after he was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and praised rioters who stormed the building and disrupted Congress in the deadly siege.... Read more»1

There wouldn’t have been a #StopTheSteal campaign in Arizona without Mark Finchem

The lead organizer of the Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C., that turned into a deadly coup attempt said Arizona’s #StopTheSteal movement started with one man. “Arizona started with one man, State Representative Mark Finchem,” Alexander said to an interviewer posted by Church Militant on Jan. 10. “I’m very confident that the Stop The Steal movement has taken over Arizona.” ... Read more»

1 in 4 Arizonans still insist Trump won, as second impeachment begins

As the Senate began debate on an historic second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, a recent poll shows that more than half of Arizona Republicans believe Trump was the rightful winner of the November election. ... Read more»

U.S. just now beginning to grapple with global wave of right-wing extremism

White supremacists are building international networks to spread their violent ideology. Efforts at transatlantic counterterrorism cooperation hit an obstacle: the politics of the Trump Administration.... Read more»

Biden takes oath of office with troops on guard & towering challenges ahead

Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, taking the oath of office while standing on the same platform where insurrectionists swarmed just two weeks ago as they sought to prevent Congress from certifying Biden's victory.... Read more»

Authorities prep for possible inauguration protests at Arizona Capitol

The Arizona Capitol is surrounded by two rows of chain-link fence and police presence has been increased, as authorities brace for possible violence in response to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.... Read more»

Arizona lawmakers split as Trump impeached by House for a second time

No Arizona lawmakers broke party ranks as the House impeached President Donald Trump on a mostly party-line vote, just one week after a deadly mob attack on the Capitol that critics said was incited by the president.... Read more»

Dem lawmakers ask DOJ to investigate Arizona Republicans over Capitol attack

Legislative Democrats are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate four Arizona Republican officeholders for their possible involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.... Read more»

Az lawmakers split along party lines as House votes on removing Trump

The 223-205 House vote came a week after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in a deadly attack that critics say the president incited, and just one week before Trump is scheduled to leave office and be replaced by President-elect Joe Biden.... Read more»

FBI warns of armed election protests nationwide

Authorities are on high alert for extremist right-wing groups that are armed and said to pose a dangerous threat to all Americans following the insurrectionist siege of the U.S. Capitol.... Read more»

Az Dems unified on Trump impeachment resolution for Capitol riot

All five of Arizona's Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are among the 214 who have signed on to a measure to impeach President Donald Trump that was introduced Monday, charging him with inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week.... Read more»

Ducey to focus on economic recovery, pandemic in new legislative session

When the legislature convenes for the 2021 session, among Gov. Doug Ducey's top priorities will be helping Arizona repair much of the damage that the COVID-19 pandemic wrought over the past year.... Read more»

Ducey won’t criticize Trump for inciting attack on Capitol

While Gov. Doug Ducey has repeatedly condemned the violent mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol Jan 6. during the count of Electoral votes to declare Joe Biden the next president, that condemnation doesn’t extend to President Donald Trump’s role in inciting the insurrection that left five people dead. ... Read more»

Earthquake shakes East Coast; Pentagon evacuated

5.9 earthquake, centered in Virginia, was also felt in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C., where the White House, Pentagon and U.S. Capitol Building were evacuated.... Read more»

Gabe Zimmerman

Slain Giffords staffer honored at U.S. Capitol

Update: Gabe Zimmerman's “hard work and ideals... should be recognized here,” his mother told a crowd gathered as members of Congress unveiled a bill to name a room in the Capitol Visitors Center for the first congressional staffer killed in the line of duty. (with video)... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

O'Donnell mania sweeps D.C.

Smart v. Stupid: Both Democrats and Republicans are rooting for Christine O’Donnell and her long shot bid to win a seat in the Senate next term. How can that be? No one expects her to win, but everyone agrees she’s a laugh riot.... Read more»