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If Democrats Sweep Election, They Could Add Justices To Supreme Court
Even if Senate Republicans approve the next U.S. Supreme Court justice before the election, Democrats could add more justices if they sweep the election — a move that happened in Arizona under Gov. Doug Ducey.
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If Mark Kelly Wins Senate Race, He Could Assume Office By Nov. 30
If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly beats Republican Martha McSally in their upcoming Senate race, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, possibly complicating the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
Sept. 20, 2020
Arizona Leaders Remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Elected leaders in Arizona are reacting to the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died Friday from complications due to pancreatic cancer at age 87. She was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and was known as a barrier-breaking feminist icon and one of the court’s more liberal voices.
Sept. 18, 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.
Arizona Leaders Remember Justice Ginsburg
Sept. 18, 2020
Census Deadline Approaches As Court Battle Continues
Gov. Doug Ducey is urging Arizonans to complete the census if they haven’t done so already.
Sept. 18, 2020
Vice President Speaks At Arizona Veterans For Trump Rally
Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a Veterans For Trump rally in Litchfield Park on Friday. While he praised the Trump administration's record on military spending and veterans issues, much of the speech was devoted to standard campaign issues like support for law enforcement and "law and order."
Sept. 18, 2020
Mexico Demands Reports On Alleged Unauthorized Hysterectomies
Two immigration detention centers were accused of serious violations of human rights, including involuntary surgeries and sexual abuse. Mexico’s government has formally requested from U.S. authorities a report on the alleged negligent practices.
Sept. 18, 2020
Mexican President Dismisses Trump’s Threats On Drug Report
President Donald Trump released his yearly report on illegal drugs trafficked into the US in September. In the document, he wrote that the Mexican government needs to intensify its efforts and do more to stop the flow of narcotics. But Mexico’s president says there’s nothing to worry about.
Sept. 18, 2020
Donald Trump Jr. Coming To Arizona Tuesday
Donald Trump Jr. will be in Arizona on Tuesday. His appearance will follow visits from President Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump earlier this week.
Sept. 18, 2020
AZ Jobless Rate Falls, But Some Seekers Giving Up
A good portion of the drop in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from 10.7% in July has nothing to do with a bunch of Arizonans suddenly finding work. It's because some just gave up.
Sept. 18, 2020
Politics with Amy Walter: Raising (Votes In) Arizona
Arizona has been a reliably Republican state at the presidential level in every election since 1952 — except when Bill Clinton won in 1996. But a rapidly growing population has chipped away at the Republican advantage. In 2020, Arizona is rated a toss-up.
Sept. 18, 2020
Vice President Pence Heads To Arizona On Campaign Swing
Vice President Mike Pence is set to appear at two events in Arizona Friday as the reelection campaign of Republican President Donald Trump works to solidify its support in the battleground state.
Sept. 18, 2020
County Officials Announce Schedule For Election Results
The nature of Arizona’s elections, which are conducted both by mail and through in-person voting, often means long waits for results after election night.
Sept. 17, 2020
Group Launches Recall Initiative Against Gov. Doug Ducey
Accountable Arizona, a nonpartisan political action committee, is launching a petition to recall Gov. Doug Ducey. The group says it will formally file the petition with Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on Friday.
Sept. 18, 2020
Mexico Celebrates Plane Lottery Amid Doubts, Hopes — And No Plane
One of the most important symbols of the Mexican president’s fight against corruption is the luxurious presidential plane used by previous administrations. After his government failed to sell it, he wanted to raffle it but that turned into a lottery ... without the plane. The lottery finally happened this week, but many questions remain.
Sept. 17, 2020
Investigation Finds Group Hired AZ Teens To Spread Election Misinformation
Social media posts attacking Joe Biden, praising President Trump and often spouting inaccurate information have been everywhere on social media lately. But a new investigation reveals that a lot of them are part of a secretive campaign stemming from conservative action group Turning Point USA.
Sept. 17, 2020
How Climate Change Could Affect National Security
The effects of climate change are being blamed for the catastrophic wildfires burning on the West Coast right now in California and Oregon. But national security — and how we work with and protect allies — could be affected, too as this nation and the rest of the world become hotter and drier.
Sept. 17, 2020
Former Transportation Secretary: Cities Need Federal Funding
As Congress works to come up with its next coronavirus relief package, the American Public Transportation Association is requesting any new deal include more than $30 billion for public transit. Among the voices calling for the feds to step in and help is former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who served under President Obama.
Sept. 17, 2020
County Plans Include New Option For Returning Early Ballots
Maricopa County elections officials finalized plans for the upcoming general election that include more than 160 voting centers and a new way to return early ballots.
Sept. 16, 2020
Veterans Group Endorses Biden Ahead Of Pence Event
With a little more than six weeks until November's election, a bipartisan group of Arizona military veterans signed a letter endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden over incumbent President Trump. Arizona's veteran community makes up 10% of the state's voting-age population, and both parties are actively trying to win their votes.
Sept. 16, 2020
Ivanka Trump: Arizona Has COVID-19 Under Control
Ivanka Trump made a campaign stop on the president’s behalf Wednesday. She and Gov. Doug Ducey first appeared at the Latinos for Trump headquarters where they phone-banked with volunteers before heading off to what was billed as a roundtable focused on working families.
Sept. 16, 2020