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Politics Mar 04Ex-Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper enters presidential race
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Monday he's running for president, casting himself as a can-do uniter who's used to overcoming adversity and accomplishing liberal goals in a politically divided state.
Politics Feb 20Rural and urban political divisions also split the suburbs, poll finds
America's suburbs are today's great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country's liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse.
Politics Feb 12Parkland anniversary highlights how Democrats have shifted on guns
In the final weeks before the 2008 election, Barack Obama's campaign sent mailers to Florida voters reassuring them that he supported the Second Amendment. In the opening days of the 2020 Democratic primary, it's hard to imagine any candidate feeling…
Nation Jan 04Immigration among the top concerns in 2019, poll shows
As much of the U.S. government remains shut down over President Donald Trump's insistence on funding for his border wall, nearly half of Americans identify immigration as a top issue for the government to work on this year.
Politics Dec 27California moves up primary, wants bigger impact 2020 vote
Early voting in California's primary will overlap with the traditional early nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. That could force the sprawling field of Democrats to navigate those states as well as California's notoriously complex landscape,…
Politics Dec 18McSally appointed to McCain’s seat after losing Senate race in November
Rep. Martha McSally, a former air force colonel, lost to Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema in November after a bruising contest in which she contended Sinema committed "treason" by making anti-war remarks in 2003. Now, McSally will join the Senate the…
Politics Dec 14McCain replacement Sen. Jon Kyl to resign at end of year
Kyl's decision means Gov. Doug Ducey, R-Arizona, will need to appoint another replacement lawmaker.
Politics Nov 09Settlement reached in tight Arizona Senate vote count
Arizona Republicans and Democrats agreed Friday to give rural voters an extra chance to fix problems with their ballots in the count of the state's tight Senate race, resolving a GOP lawsuit that sought to stop urban voters from using…
Politics Nov 04Campaigns make final push to galvanize voters for midterms
Democrats are counting on wresting control of the House from Republicans and hoping for a longshot series of wins to take back the Senate as well. But Republicans are optimistic they can gain seats in a Senate map heavy on…
Politics Oct 05Arizona Senate candidates in a balancing act amid Kavanaugh confirmation battle
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Rep. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, who are in a heated race for the U.S. Senate, have chosen their words carefully when discussing the controversial confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.