Biden, McCain to have a chat
April 23rd, 2013
12:43 PM ET
1 year 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
March 26th, 2013
07:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Gun store nixes Mark Kelly's AR-15 purchase

(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.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
Justices appear divided over Arizona's voter law
March 18th, 2013
03:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Justices appear divided over Arizona's voter law

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.

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Filed under: Arizona • Supreme Court
Arizona governor on ICE release: 'Outrageous' and 'appalling'
February 28th, 2013
09:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Arizona governor on ICE release: 'Outrageous' and 'appalling'

(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.
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Filed under: Arizona • Immigration • Jan Brewer
Gabrielle Giffords visits Newtown
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a mass shooting two years ago, visited Newtown on Friday.
January 5th, 2013
11:21 AM ET
2 years ago

Gabrielle Giffords visits Newtown

(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.

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Filed under: Arizona • Connecticut • Gabrielle Giffords
Rep. Ron Barber recovering from surgery to remove cancerous tumor
November 27th, 2012
09:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Ron Barber recovering from surgery to remove cancerous tumor

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
Former aide Barber wins Giffords' Arizona seat
November 17th, 2012
05:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Former aide Barber wins Giffords' Arizona seat

(CNN) – Democrats will keep the U.S. House seat once held by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Democratic Rep. Ron Barber bested Republican Martha McSally for a full term in Arizona's second district.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona
Democrats pick up another seat in the House
November 12th, 2012
03:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats pick up another seat in the House

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Congress • Democrats • House
Loughner sentenced for 2011 Giffords shooting
November 8th, 2012
02:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Loughner sentenced for 2011 Giffords shooting

(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.


Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
After election victory, Arpaio says he wants to meet with Latinos
November 8th, 2012
08:58 AM ET
2 years ago

After election victory, Arpaio says he wants to meet with Latinos

(CNN) – The Arizona sheriff known nationwide for his tough stance on undocumented immigrants says he has a mission now that he's clinched another re-election victory: meeting with Latinos.

"I would hope to get together with the Latino community, if I could ever have them talk to me without screaming and threatening me," Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told supporters as election results came in Tuesday night. "So I hope to get together with the community and try to explain what we do, so that's going to be one of my missions coming up."

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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Immigration • Joe Arpaio • Latinos
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