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Voting rights tops Senate agenda as Jan. 6 anniversary nears

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday stressed that Democrats are prepared to change Senate rules to pass voting rights legislation — and linked the move to the attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. ... Read more»

Arizona Sen. Sinema opposes filibuster carveout to advance voting rights legislation

Arizona’s U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema remains opposed to weakening the Senate’s 60-vote threshold for moving ahead on legislation, even as other Democrats are floating the idea of making an exception to the chamber’s rules to pass major voting rights measures. ... Read more»

Arizona small business owners join pressure campaign against Sinema over filibuster

A coalition of over 500 small businesses throughout Arizona is calling on U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to take meaningful steps to pass the For The People Act, a proposal she co-sponsored but Senate Republicans have successfully stalled through procedural means. ... Read more»

Poll: Arizonans don’t want to re-elect Biden, but will support him over Trump

Arizonans don’t want to re-elect President Joe Biden to another term in 2024, but will again give the state’s 11 electoral votes to him if he’s running against Donald Trump, and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has better job approval ratings from Republican voters than from her fellow Democrats.... Read more»

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema faces scrutiny following Biden remarks, skipped vote

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema faces scrutiny following comments made earlier this week by President Joe Biden about “two members of the Senate who vote more with my Republican friends” and her absence from a major procedural vote last week on establishing a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection in the U.S. Capitol. ... Read more»

Senate GOP filibuster blocks commission to probe U.S. Capitol attack

Senate Republicans on Friday blocked consideration of a bill creating a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate what happened leading up to and during the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol; Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was among the senators who skipped the vote.... Read more»

New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles

Legislation creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children faces a new border crisis and old partisan objections, diminishing the chances it will become law despite full Democratic control of Congress and the White House. Passing the DREAM Act became harder this week as Republicans ramped up their anti-immigration messaging amid a surge of migrant children crossing the border.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Calling B.S. on McSally, Kelly debate — and there's plenty to go around

I may be a fair journalist to an annoying degree, but sometimes both sides do spread the horsepucky and the media can come off as liberal. There was as much rhetorical shoveling as soaring going on during the Senate debate between Martha McSally and Mark Kelly... Read more»

Abortion filibuster launches Wendy Davis onto national stage

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis has held the Texas spotlight before. But Tuesday night’s marathon abortion filibuster propelled her into the national spotlight.... Read more»

Rand Paul exaggerates his filibuster ‘victory’

Sen. Rand Paul says it “took 13 hours of filibuster” to finally force the Obama administration “to say, no, we won’t kill noncombatants in America.” In fact, Attorney General Eric Holder said “no” at a Senate hearing shortly before Paul began his filibuster.... Read more»1

Analysis

Corporate lobbyists hold sway over judicial nominations

Many of the best legal scholars and judges in the country who are up for federal court positions are being painted in poor light, putting fair decisions at risk.... Read more»