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A near-total ban on abortion has supercharged the political dynamics of Arizona, a key swing state

Apr. 12, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona was already expected to be one of the most closely contested states in November's U.S. presidential election. But a ruling this week instituting a near-total abortion ban supercharged the state's role, transforming it into perhaps the nation's most critical battleground. ...

Democratic senators push bill focusing on local detainment of immigrants linked to violent crime

Mar. 21, 2024 13:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill from a group of Democratic and independent senators would let the federal government request a court order that local authorities hold immigrants with or without permanent legal status who are charged with or convicted of violent crimes until they can be transferred to...

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego begins TV ads as the Arizona US Senate race takes shape without Sinema

Mar. 12, 2024 07:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego began airing the first television ads of his U.S. Senate campaign on Tuesday as the crucial Arizona race takes shape as a one-on-one contest after incumbent Kyrsten Sinema declined to run for a second term. Gallego's ad introduces him to...

Independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona says she won’t seek reelection, avoiding a 3-way race

Mar. 06, 2024 09:16 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona announced on Tuesday that she won’t run for a second term after her estrangement from the Democratic Party left her politically homeless and without a clear path to reelection. Sinema’s announcement comes after Senate...

Independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona says she won’t seek reelection, avoiding 3-way contest for pivotal seat

Mar. 05, 2024 14:25 PM EST
PHOENIX (AP) — Independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona says she won’t seek reelection, avoiding 3-way contest for pivotal seat.

Even voters in independent-minded Maine are taking sides in a polarized nation

Feb. 15, 2024 00:19 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine's long-cherished reputation for political independence is being threatened by the nation's polarized politics, with more and more of its voters feeling pressured to take sides. The shift, reflected in new voter registration numbers and an...

Abandoned by his colleagues after negotiating a border compromise, GOP senator faces backlash alone

Feb. 08, 2024 00:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just before the Senate voted Wednesday to kill the border deal he spent the last four months negotiating, Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford climbed a set of marble stairs outside the chamber and joined his wife in the visitors’ gallery. As the Republican quietly...

Border bill supporters combat misleading claims that it would let in more migrants

Feb. 05, 2024 21:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s one of the most hard-fought provisions in the bipartisan border security package, and one that Democrats had to be persuaded to include: a new authority for the U.S. government to block migrants from entering the country. Now it’s the central line of...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Feb. 02, 2024 21:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — National security adviser Jake Sullivan; House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.; Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sullivan; House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La. ___ ...

Senators reach a deal on border policy bill. Now it faces an uphill fight to passage

Feb. 02, 2024 16:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate negotiators on Friday reached a deal on a proposal to overhaul the asylum system at the U.S. border with Mexico, clearing the way for Democratic and Republican Senate leaders to begin the difficult task of convincing Congress to pass a national security package that will...