Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Jeff Flake told CNN he is willing to reverse his opposition to expanding background checks for guns if the Senate bill's sponsors change a provision dealing with internet sales.
Flake said the only reason he voted no was because of his concern that the requirement for background checks on internet sales is too costly and inconvenient, given the way guns are often sold among friends in his state of Arizona and others.
(CNN) - They were once on opposing presidential tickets, but Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. John McCain will sit down for a public conversation next week in Sedona, Arizona.
Biden and McCain will share the stage as they open up a dinner for the annual forum at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University.
(CNN) - An Arizona gun store says it has canceled a recent purchase of an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle by Mark Kelly thwarting the retired astronaut's attempt to demonstrate how easy it is to buy high-powered weapons.
Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords and an outspoken advocate for new gun control measures, had in recent interviews said he was buying the rifle to showcase what he said are unobtrusive background checks.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Legal challenges to state voter regulations are still drawing political and judicial scrutiny four months after the November election.
This was evident in a divisive oral argument on Monday at the Supreme Court over whether states can enhance a federal voter registration law with their own requirements.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Two outspoken Arizona voices against illegal immigration blasted federal authorities' recent release of hundreds of undocumented immigrants because of the impending federal spending cuts.
Gov. Jan Brewer and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said in separate interviews on CNN's "The Situation Room" that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency did not notify their offices when it moved some detainees out of detention and into less expensive supervised release programs.
(CNN) - The former Arizona congresswoman who survived a mass shooting in her district roughly two years ago paid a visit Friday to Newtown, Connecticut, where last month a gunman killed 27 people and himself in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.
Gabrielle Giffords made the trip with her husband, Mark Kelly. The couple met with local and state leaders to discuss gun control legislation, mental health identification and treatment, and "concerns for the erosion of our societal values such that we are increasingly desensitized to violence," according to Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Democratic Rep. Ron Barber of Arizona was released from a hospital Tuesday after undergoing "minor surgery" to remove a cancerous tumor from his tongue, his office announced.
"He is expected to make a full recovery," Barber's doctor, Audrey Erman, said in a statement. The surgery successfully removed the tumor, which his office said Barber learned about on November 13.
(CNN) - Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has defeated Republican Vernon Parker in the race for Arizona's 9th Congressional District, CNN projected Monday.
Sinema's win in the newly-created district adds one more seat to the list of pick-ups for Democrats in the House, putting the breakdown at 234 Republicans, 196 Democrats and two independents.
(CNN) – Jared Loughner is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the January 2011 attempted assassination of then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the killings of six people and attempted murder of 13 others.
"The evidence clearly shows that he knew what he was doing, despite his mental illness," U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said.