Demographics loom large for cities vying for Republican 2016 convention
January 23rd, 2014
05:12 PM ET
3 months ago

Demographics loom large for cities vying for Republican 2016 convention

Washington (CNN) - Behind the glitzy photos spreads, the slick highlight reels and the overstuffed swag bags, a few cities vying to hold the Republican National Convention in 2016 are making demographics a subtle but important part of their pitch to Republican Party leaders.

For Western cities like Las Vegas, Denver and Phoenix – all of which are vying to hold the party's presidential nomination convention – their pitches could be boiled down to this: We have both the infrastructure and political symbolism you need.
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Filed under: 2016 • Arizona • Colorado • Missouri • Nevada • Ohio • RNC
Dem group praises Democrat for blasting Obamacare rollout
January 16th, 2014
04:32 PM ET
3 months ago

Dem group praises Democrat for blasting Obamacare rollout

Updated 5:42 p.m. ET, 1/16/2014

(CNN) - A group that backs House Democratic incumbents and candidates released a new ad Thursday that praises a Democratic congresswoman for blasting the "stunning ineptitude" of the Affordable Care Act rollout.

"Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick blew the whistle on the disastrous healthcare website, called it 'stunning ineptitude,' and worked to fix it," the narrator says in the ad.
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Filed under: Arizona • House Majority PAC
High court rejects review of Arizona's 20-week abortion ban
January 13th, 2014
09:40 AM ET
3 months ago

High court rejects review of Arizona's 20-week abortion ban

Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned aside Arizona's appeal to reinstate its law banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

A federal appeals court last year said the restrictions were unconstitutional.
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Filed under: Abortion • Arizona • Supreme Court
George W. Bush at RGA meeting
November 21st, 2013
04:06 PM ET
5 months ago

George W. Bush at RGA meeting

Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush made a rare political appearance Thursday.

Bush, who once served as governor of Texas, slipped into a closed-door, governors-only luncheon at the Republican Governors Association annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Filed under: Arizona • George W. Bush • RGA
November 21st, 2013
07:13 AM ET
5 months ago

How Chris Christie took over the Republican Governors Association

Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) – There wasn't room for the two of them.

In the fall of 2012, with the presidential race in full swing, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, two prominent Republican governors with well-known national ambitions, were engaged in a different kind of campaign.

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Filed under: Arizona • Chris Christie • RGA
Ex-U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona sentenced to three years for corruption
October 28th, 2013
07:53 PM ET
6 months ago

Ex-U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona sentenced to three years for corruption

(CNN) - A former Arizona congressman was sentenced to three years in prison Monday after his June conviction on federal corruption charges.

Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi, 54, was indicted in 2008 on charges of extortion, bribery, insurance fraud, money laundering and racketeering related to a 2005 money-laundering scheme that netted the Flagstaff Republican more than $700,000.

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Filed under: Arizona
August 6th, 2013
04:40 PM ET
8 months ago

Obama calls for phase-out of mortgage giants Fannie and Freddie

(CNN) – With the housing bust's epicenter as his backdrop, President Barack Obama called Tuesday for a full revamp of the government's involvement in home mortgages, including endorsing a full wind-down of loan giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The 2008 government bailout of Fannie and Freddie amounted to one of the most expensive government rescues of the financial crisis, costing billions – a tab the president argued Tuesday should never again be left to taxpayers.
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Filed under: Arizona • Economy • President Obama
Remembering the Arizona firefighters
July 5th, 2013
12:31 PM ET
9 months ago

Biden to travel to Arizona for firefighters memorial

Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Arizona on Tuesday to attend a memorial service in the Prescott Valley area for the 19 firefighters killed while fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire, according to a senior administration official.

The bodies are currently at a medical examiner's office in downtown Phoenix but will be transferred in a public procession Sunday to Prescott Valley.
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Filed under: Arizona • Joe Biden
Flake willing to support background checks, with changes to internet sales
May 7th, 2013
09:16 AM ET
11 months ago

Flake willing to support background checks, with changes to internet sales

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.
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Filed under: Arizona • Gun control • Gun rights • Jeff Flake • Senate
Biden, McCain to have a chat
April 23rd, 2013
12:43 PM ET
12 months ago

Biden, McCain to have a chat

(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.
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Filed under: Arizona • Joe Biden • John McCain
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