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Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), gives opening remarks at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing for a nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, on May 5, 2020.

Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini said he is stunned that federal agents seized the cellphone of Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) as part of an insider trading probe. Read more»

The East Front of the U.S. Capitol at dusk. It’s quiet now, but will be a lot livelier when Congress returns from its August recess on Sept. 8 and begins to tackle a long list of back-up legislation.

When Congress returns Tuesday from a five-week vacation, its members had better be rested. They face a laundry list of issues, ranging from a vote on the Iran nuclear deal to a possible Planned Parenthood funding fight to gun control – not to mention the “elephant in the room,” passage of a federal budget by Sept. 30 to avoid a government shutdown. Read more»

A page from the opinion written by Federal District Judge Alexander Williams Jr.

When the Consumer Product Safety Commission launched SaferProducts.gov, a database allowing consumers to report and learn about hazardous products, it was inevitable that some business would go to court to keep a customer’s complaint private. But the first legal challenge is shrouded in mystery. Read more»

A breakdown of presidential campaign donations by state – for those donations that were linked to a state. But the largest share of funds came from donations less than $200, which do not have to be itemized for the Federal Election Commission and could not be linked to a specific state.

Arizona was fairly giving this election season, kicking in at least $16 million to presidential candidates, according to the Federal Election Commission. “At least” being the operative phrase. The FEC does not require campaigns to detail the source of every nickel and dime donated to a candidate, even though unitemized “small gifts” accounted for $372.5 million of the $1.3 billion donated to presidential campaigns in the last election. Read more» 1

Two decades after a pact created the world’s largest free trade area, economists are calling NAFTA a resounding success, crediting it for fueling unprecedented trade and creating millions of jobs in the United States. But opponents say the trade pact has resulted in a loss of manufacturing and shipping jobs in the U.S. and in less oversight of production. Read more»