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From the Hill to the mound: Playing ball is break from political brawl

Stanton and fellow Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego of Phoenix were Arizona’s representatives for the annual charity fundraiser Congressional Baseball Game – Republican versus Democrat – that senators and House members played before an announced crowd of 14,348.... Read more»

FactCheck: Tweets misrepresent border data

As of July, there had been more than 1.3 million “encounters” at the southwest border in fiscal year 2021 - but that does not mean that 1.3 million people crossed the border, nor does it mean that 1.3 million people tried to illegally enter the country.... Read more»

House members again push ‘born-alive' abortion bill, despite long odds

House Republicans, including some Arizona lawmakers, are re-introducing bill that would require doctors to provide life-saving care to babies born alive after failed abortions. Opponents have blocked the bill before, arguing that it addresses a problem that doesn't exist. ... Read more»

2 arrested in protest at Sen. Flake's office, 1 charged with threats

Two men were arrested at Sen. Flake's office in Tucson on Thursday, with one charged with making threats and the other with trespassing during a protest against the Republican health care law making its way through the Senate.... Read more»

Congress hits pause as members, staff grapple with shooting

Lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill were grappling Wednesday with what one member called the “horrifying and concerning” shooting spree in a Washington suburb that left five people injured, including staffers, police officers and a House member.... Read more»

For victims of Jan. 8, Wednesday attack a painful reminder

It’s been more than six years since a shooting spree at a Tucson congressional event killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, but Wednesday’s shooting in Virginia brought the memories flooding back.... Read more»

Flake, witnesses recall ‘indiscriminate firing’ at lawmakers in attack

Arizona's Sen. Jeff Flake was among the Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game Wednesday when “indiscriminate firing” rang out from a gunman who left five wounded before he was killed in a shootout with police.... Read more»

Guest opinion

'Heartbroken' Giffords: D.C. shooting 'an attack on our democracy'

"This shooting is an attack on all who serve and on all who participate in our democracy. ... May we all come together with prayers for the survivors, love for their friends and family, and the courage to make this country its best."... Read more»