Arizona Republican Calls Push to Overturn 2020 ‘Juvenile’ | Political News

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – Calls from top advisers to former President Donald Trump to help overturn Trump’s 2020 election loss were an unsupported, unwise and “juvenile” effort that attacked a bedrock principal of American democracy, Arizona’s House speaker said Monday. Republican Speaker Rusty Bowers is among a series of state election … Read more

Drag Queen Blasts GOP Candidate for Arizona Governor | Political News

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – Kari Lake, the frontrunner in the Republican primary for Arizona governor, condemned the growing cultural clout of drag queens, jumping into the latest social grievance taking hold on the right. But her comments were quickly condemned over the weekend by one of the most popular drag … Read more

Jan. 6 Committee Setting Its Sights on Pence, Ginni Thomas | Political News

By HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot said Sunday they may subpoena former Vice President Mike Pence and are waiting to hear from Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, about her role in the illegal plot to overturn the 2020 election. … Read more

Rusty Bowers: Arizona House speaker, who resisted Trump pressure campaign, testifying at January 6 hearing Tuesday

CNN – Rusty Bowers, a Republican and Arizona state House speaker, will testify at a Tuesday hearing focusing on former President Donald Trump’s pressure on state officials to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in 2020, a source familiar with the matter told CNN earlier Saturday. Bowers will join Georgia’s election officials – Brad Raffensperger and Gabe … Read more

Justices Dismiss Trump-Era Immigration Case, in a Biden Win | Political News

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court said Wednesday it was wrong to wade into a dispute involving a Trump-era immigration rule that the Biden administration has abandoned, so the justices dismissed the case. The court had said it would answer the question of whether Republican-led states, headed by Arizona, could … Read more

Justices Rule Against Detained Immigrants Seeking Release | Political News

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has ruled against immigrants who are seeking their release from long periods of detention while they fight deportation orders. In two cases decided Monday, the court said that immigrants, who fear persecution if sent back to their native countries, have no right under a … Read more

Arizona Officers’ Inaction During Drowning Spurs Probe | Political News

PHOENIX (AP) – A Phoenix suburb is reviewing how it handles water rescues as video of three police officers standing nearby as a homeless man drowns sparks outcry. The Tempe Police Department says officers are on paid administrative leave after last month’s drowning in a city lake. An uproar arose after Tempe police on Friday … Read more

Judge Rejects Arizona Prisoner’s Bid to Delay Execution | Political News

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – A federal judge has denied an Arizona prisoner’s bid to delay his execution in the 1984 killing of an 8-year-old girl, according to the ruling posted Sunday. US District Judge Michael Liburdi’s decision keeps on track Wednesday’s scheduled execution of Frank Atwood, who argued the state’s death … Read more

Judge Mulls Arizona Prisoner’s Request to Delay Execution | Political News

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – A federal judge is considering whether to postpone the execution of an Arizona prisoner who argues the state’s death penalty procedures would violate his rights by subjecting him to unimaginable pain. Attorneys for Frank Atwood said their client would be undergo excruciating suffering if he was strapped … Read more

Trump Endorses Investor Masters in Arizona Senate Primary | Political News

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – Former President Donald Trump endorsed investor Blake Masters in Arizona’s crowded US Senate primary Thursday, giving his blessing to another acolyte of tech investor Peter Thiel after his nod helped “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance secure the GOP nomination in Ohio. Trump’s endorsement could shake up … Read more

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