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Supporters of Donald Trump erected gallows outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. That day, hundreds of the then-president’s enraged followers attacked police and forced their way inside the Capitol to stop the 2020 election from being certified.

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators released legislation Wednesday that aims to clarify the 1887 law that governs how Congress counts Electoral College votes following a presidential election. Read more»

Protesters hold signs at an abortion rights rally at the state Capitol on May 3, 2022.

President Joe Biden said he supports an exception to the U.S. Senate filibuster in order to enshrine Roe v. Wade in federal law, since two senators - Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin - have stated their opposition to amending the procedural tool. Read more»

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn national protections for abortion has set off a contest between Democratic and Republican lawmakers over whose policies would do more to help vulnerable mothers and children. It's a key issue going into the midterm elections.

In the wake of decisions gutting abortion and gun laws, minority power on Capitol Hill leaves federal lawmakers with little maneuvering as nearly all congressional legislation requires a supermajority of 60 votes in the Senate to overcome the filibuster. Read more»

Tucsonans protesting the loss of the right to control their own bodies.

With recent rulings on abortion and guns, the U.S. Supreme Court shows that the justices have gone rogue, dancing with two new favorite partners, whimsy and caprice, cloaked in their obsession with dubious interpretations of history. Read more»

President Joe Biden looks at a crowd chanting 'do something' as he departs from Sacred Heart Catholic Church after attending Mass in Uvalde on May 29, 2022. Biden on Saturday signed into law S. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, a safety measure to address gun violence. Credit:

President Joe Biden on Saturday signed into law a bipartisan measure to address gun violence, less than 24 hours after the bill was approved by the U.S. House and a month and a day after the deadly shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Read more»

Hundreds protest for abortion rights in early May after a draft decision of the Supreme Court blocking abortion rights in the U.S. was leaked.

While many Arizona Republicans were celebrating Friday's Supreme Court decision, Arizona Democrats and abortion activists were quick to condemn the ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. Read more»

Arizona tribes will get $105 million for “shovel-ready” sanitation projects, after water and wastewater improvements under the Indian Health Service were funded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Read more»

The March for Our Lives rally drew thousands to Washington, one of several cities across the U.S. - including Phoenix and Tucson - where protesters gathered Saturday to demand action on gun reform laws.

Arizona’s senators were part of bipartisan group that unveiled a compromise gun-reform proposal which is weaker than just-passed House legislation but might have the votes needed to get past a Senate filibuster. Read more»

The White House and Democratic leaders expressed support Monday for a framework on gun control legislation that 10 Senate Democrats and 10 Senate Republicans agreed to over the weekend. Read more»

A memorial on the National Mall to victims of gun violence included 45,222 white flowers for every person killed by guns in 2020, and another 5,000 orange flowers to represent more recent victims.

Arizona legislators voted on party lines this week as the House rushed through a pair of sweeping gun reform bills just weeks after a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school left 19 students and two teachers dead. Read more»

There have been several shootings in the last few years that have targeted communities of color and places of worship.

U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a bill that would require federal agencies to monitor domestic terrorism incidents, including those potentially related to white supremacy. Read more»

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday implored Senate Republicans to work with Democrats to pass bipartisan gun control legislation, following a mass school shooting that took the lives of 19 children and two teachers in Texas. Read more»

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema answers questions from Danny Seiden, the president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at the business group’s 2022 Update from Capitol Hill event on April 12, 2022.

At the same time that Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was standing in opposition to raising taxes on corporations, corporate PACs have given Sinema more than $2.5 million since 2021, more than one out of every three dollars she’s raised. Read more»

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has avoided public scrutiny like last year's fashions. One of her staffers will be at the Pima County supervisor's meeting Tuesday. This may be a rare chance for voters to vent to her. Read more»

A dozen healthcare organizations in Arizona will share over $5.1 million in federal grants as part the American Rescue Plan Act, passed last year under the Biden administration. Read more»

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