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Abortion supporters march down Adams Street near the state Capitol in Phoenix on Oct. 8, 2022. In Arizona, a 15-week ban on abortions is in effect, and a near-total ban from 1864 is on hold while it is facing legal challenges.

President Joe Biden on Tuesday promised that if Democrats keep control of the U.S. House and gain a few more Democratic seats in the Senate, then “the first bill that I will send to Congress will be to codify Roe v. Wade.” Read more»

Graham’s decision to reintroduce a nationwide abortion bill Tuesday is a change of course from comments he made following the Supreme Court’s decision.

U.S. Senate Republicans are skeptical about a 15-week nationwide abortion ban that GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced Tuesday, with some saying they want to leave the issue to state lawmakers instead of taking it up in Congress. 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»

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s statement comes as a reminder that giving nominees a hearing is the norm but not required by law.

Digging an even deeper partisan hole for the Supreme Court appointment process, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Monday that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson would not have received a hearing if Republicans controlled the Judiciary Committee. Read more»

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson answers questions on March 22, 2022, from senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearing.

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday sharpened their criticisms of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, while Democrats on the evenly split panel said Jackson’s record as a federal trial judge and appeals judge showed she was an impartial jurist. Read more»

Chevy Bolt is one of two cars that would receive a full tax credit under Biden's Build Back Better plan, though all EV's would get some incentive.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham wrongly implied only two cars would be eligible for a Build Back Better electric vehicle tax credit. He was right that part of the proposed incentive is for union jobs only. Read more»

Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, and former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake are all smiles before a confirmation hearing on their nominations to be ambassadors to the United Nations and to Turkey, respectively.

Cindy McCain, whose late husband served more than 30 years in the Senate, and former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who served on Foreign Relations, faced light questioning during their confirmation hearing to be ambassadors to the United Nations food programs and to Turkey, respectively. Read more»

Senators are working on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal does not include the 'human infrastructure,' like health and child care, the president wanted, but does fund more traditional projects like roads, ports and water projects. But Democratic insistence on human infrastructure spending had some Republicans hesitating.

Tucson Mayor Romero and Phoenix Mayor Gallego joined other mayors and governors at the White House on Wednesday to push for the Biden administration’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan, a measure she has said is needed to reverse decades of “massive underinvestment.” Read more»

A woman and young girl wait to be processed by Customs and Border Protection officials after being apprehended at the southern border in March.

A study published last year in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review found that “88% of all immigrants in immigration court with completed or pending removal cases over the past eleven years attended all of their court hearings.” Read more»

Although the Biden administration has released a comprehensive immigration plan, the White House has indicated it would also be open to piecemeal legislation on the subject.

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»

Women in a military council of Kurds, Christians, Arabs, Turkmen, Yazidis and others in northwest Syria in 2017. Critics worry that President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria will leave Kurds vulnerable to Turkish attacks.

Arizona lawmakers joined a growing bipartisan chorus critical of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull American troops from Northern Syria, even as Trump continued to defend the plan Thursday. Read more»

President Donald Trump disembarks Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, and boards Marine One en route to the White House.

President Trump and his defenders have advanced a bogus theory that whistleblower rules were changed to allow a complaint alleging misconduct by the president to be forwarded to Congress based only on secondhand information. There was no such change in law or policy. Read more»

Legislature trying to fix the problem of Republicans losing by changing voter rules.

State Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita has a plan to make sure the right kind of people vote and takes great umbrage at how people see exactly what is behind her plan to suppress votes. Read more»

As senators delivered glowing tributes to the late Sen. John McCain on Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham reminded them of another side of his friend: Every one of them had “had their head ripped off time by him at some point in time.” Read more»

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, walks past reporters in the hallway outside his Washington office in July, just hours after his early-morning vote helped kill an attempt by Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare.

U.S. Sen. John McCain announced Friday that he will not vote for the repeal of Obamacare being considered by the Senate, saying "too many lives are at risk" to back a bill "without knowing how much it will cost" and lacks bipartisan support. Read more»

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