Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pledges to ‘Turn Out the Vote’ for Democrats in Key Battleground States

Progressive Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) encouraged individuals to support three Democrats in battleground states.

In an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and in a subsequent social media post, the New York lawmaker advocated that winning U.S. Senate elections in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Wisconsin would allow Democrats to expand the Supreme Court and abolish the filibuster.

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Former Trump National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien Weighs In on Arizona Congressional Race, Backs Juan Ciscomani

Former Trump National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien endorsed Juan Ciscomani, who is running to represent Arizona’s 6th Congressional District in the House of Representatives.

O’Brien, who has voiced support for numerous candidates in the state and across the country, cited Ciscomani’s record on tackling the ongoing border crisis under President Joe Biden.

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Arizona Attorney General Praises SCOTUS Decision in Gun Rights Case

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Thursday praised a decision from the Supreme Court in a key gun rights case.

According to the majority decision from the Justices, the Court struck down a law in New York that mandates individuals demonstrate “proper cause” in order to obtain a concealed carry permit.

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New Ad from Senator Mark Kelly Claims He Is ‘Taking on His Own Party’ to Combat Inflation

Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) released a new ad that will air in Phoenix and Tucson, claiming to be “taking on his own party” to combat inflation.

Kelly, a self-proclaimed individual focused on “independent leadership,” acknowledged the spike in consumer prices under President Joe Biden.

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Vulnerable Democrat Congressman Tom O’Halleran Receives Funding Boost from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Super PAC

Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01), who is facing an uphill battle to re-election in a newly-drawn congressional district, received a funding boost from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

According to financial disclosures from the Federal Election Commission, Pelosi’s superPAC, PAC to the Future, sent O’Halleran a check for $5,000. 

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Senator Kyrsten Sinema Criticizes Federal Reserve for Delayed Action on Inflation

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) criticized the Federal Reserve for being too slow to react to inflation that is crippling the country.

In response to the growing crisis, the group raised interest rates by 0.75 percentage points, which is the largest increase since 1994.

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Kari Lake Leads Arizona GOP Gubernatorial Primary by 12 Points in New Poll

New polling gives Kari Lake a 12-point lead over her competition in the Arizona GOP gubernatorial primary, according to the Trafalgar Group.

The survey, which spoke to more than 1,000 likely Republican voters in the state, showed Lake at 38.5 percent. Her closest competitor, Karrin Taylor Robson, picked up 26.7 percent.

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Phoenix Detective Hospitalized After Being Ambushed, Shot

A detective with the Phoenix Police Department was hospitalized after being ambushed and shot by two individuals, according to the law enforcement office.

Two men, identified as Ahmani Gordon and Aaron Ware, approached the car from both sides of the vehicle and fired shots at the officer. One stood on the passenger side and the other in front of the vehicle, reportedly firing more than a dozen shots at the vehicle.

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Alliance for Free Citizens Denounces Department of Education’s ‘National Parents and Families Engagement Council’

The Alliance for Free Citizens, a education-focused advocacy group, denounced a reported plan by President Joe Biden’s Department of Education to create the “National Parents and Families Engagement Council.”

According to a report from Fox News, the new organization will work to improve the relationship between parents and schools.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence Travels to Arizona to Highlight Border Crisis

Former Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Arizona on Monday to highlight the ongoing border crisis and the neglect of the Biden administration.

During the visit, Pence met with law enforcement officials who are on the frontline of the crisis, receiving a briefing on the matter.

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FreedomWorks to Host Public Forum for Arizona U.S. Senate Candidates

FreedomWorks, a conservative group based in Washington D.C., will host a public forum for voters to hear from GOP candidates running to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate.

The forum, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Phoenix, will feature many of the leading Republicans in the contest.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Lamon ‘Disappointed’ in Trump’s Endorsement of Blake Masters

U.S. Senate Jim Lamon detailed that he was “disappointed” in former President Donald Trump’s decision to endorse his GOP opponent Blake Masters.

Lamon claimed he had done more to advance Trump’s “America First” agenda.

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Former President Trump Endorses Blake Masters in U.S. Senate Race

Former President Donald Trump endorsed businessman Blake Masters in the GOP race to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate.

Trump pointed to the candidate’s successful business record and his stance on election integrity as reason for his endorsement.

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Telecommunications Giant Announces Expansion in Arizona, Will Add 1,500 Jobs

Viasat, a global telecommunications giant, announced an expansion in Arizona that will add 1,500 jobs in the state.

The new construction will include “a 135,000-square-foot building, an outdoor atrium, open space for events and employee recreation, and a parking structure,” according to a report from Community Impact. 

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Arizona Man Sentenced to Probation for Scheme That Stole from Veterans

An Arizona man was sentenced to probation for his role in a scheme that stole from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Dennis Gene Godbolt, from Buckeye, will serve five years supervised probation and will be forced to pay $95,000 in restitution for his efforts, based on a ruling from Senior U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell.

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New Arizona Law Mandates 9/11 Education

A new Arizona law signed by Governor Doug Ducey will mandate education about the 9/11 terrorist attacks for all students at public schools in the state.

Previously, Ducey promised to require the education for students in Arizona because the attack “shaped a generation, forever altering how we view the world, how the world views us and how we interact with each other.”

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U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Lamon ‘Thankful’ for Ruling That Blocked the Termination of Title 42

U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon praised the judicial system for halting a plan by the Biden Administration to repeal Title 42.

The public health order has allowed border officials to curb immigration throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tea Party Patriots Blast FBI for Monitoring Parents

Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) blasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly using “threat tags” to monitor and investigate concerned parents that the FBI deemed unsafe.

According to a letter from GOP members of the House of Representatives, whistleblowers informed House Republicans that the government agency used the tags to launch investigations across the country.

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Naomi Judd Cause of Death Was a Self-Inflicted Firearm Wound, Family Reveals

Naomi Judd, the legendary country music singer, died of a self-inflicted firearm wound, the musician’s family revealed.

The matriarch of the Judd family battled with depression and mental illness, as her daughter Ashley noted in an interview with Diane Sawyer on “Good Morning America” that it is “important to make the distinction between the loved one and the disease.”

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January 6th Committee Subpoenas Rep. Andy Biggs

The January 6th Committee issued subpoenas to five different members of Congress, including Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ-05).

In addition to Biggs, Representatives Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23), Scott Perry (R-PA-10), Jim Jordan (R-OH-04), and Mo Brooks (R-AL-05) were requested to appear before the group.

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Two Mexican Nationals in Arizona Charged with Host of Hostage-Taking, Firearm Offenses

Two Mexican nationals were indicted on eight charges stemming from a plot to hold undocumented immigrants hostage and for ransom until their families paid. 

A grand jury in Tucson charged Olegario Lares-De La Rosa and Ivan Heriberto Borboa-Ruiz with Conspiracy to Commit Hostage Taking, Hostage Taking, Conspiracy to Commit Transportation of Illegal Aliens for Profit, Transportation of Illegal Aliens for Profit, and Prohibited Possessors of Firearms and Ammunition.

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Senate Candidate Blake Masters Threatens Legal Action over ‘Defamatory Claims’ in News Article

Blake Masters, a Republican running to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate, threatened to take legal action over a news article on his stance on contraception.

According to Masters, the Arizona Mirror published a piece with “defamatory claims” that implied Masters supports banning contraception.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Lamon to Host Town Hall with Former ICE Director Tom Homan

Jim Lamon, who is running to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate, will host a town hall discussion with former acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Tom Homan.

The event, which will take place on Friday, will focus the discussion on how to “preserve America,” according to a release from the Lamon campaign.

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RNC Holds Cinco de Mayo Voter Registration Drive at Phoenix Gas Station

The Republican National Committee (RNC) held a voter registration drive on Cinco de Mayo at a gas station in Phoenix to target new voters who are tired of high gas prices.

Furthermore, the event is a portion of a nationwide effort from the party for Latino voter outreach.

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Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams to Step Down from Position

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams will retire from her position over the summer, according to a news release from her office.

Williams, who has led the law enforcement agency for the past 6 years, did not immediately identify the steps that will follow her retirement.

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Kari Lake, Karrin Taylor Robson Remain Leaders in GOP Gubernatorial Race, New Poll Finds

Kari Lake and Karrin Taylor Robson remain the top two leaders in the Arizona GOP gubernatorial primary, new polling finds.

The survey, administered by The Trafalgar Group, gave Lake 38 percent of the support and Taylor Robson 27 percent. Former Congressman Mat Salmon picked up almost 11 percent.

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Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs Introduce Resolution to Block Proposed Biden Asylum Rule

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson and Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ-05) introduced a measure to block the Biden administration’s plan for the asylum process.

Biden’s proposal, known as “Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers,” would allow asylum request to be processed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials, rather than judges.

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Signs Legislation Aimed at Human Smuggling Organizations

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday signed legislation aimed at tackling human smuggling groups.

The bill, House Bill 2696, clarifies language to detail that “an individual who aids illegal human smuggling organizations or operations will be held accountable for their crime.”

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Americans for Limited Government Urges Congress to Defund Biden’s Plan for ‘Disinformation Governance Board’

Americans for Limited Government, an organization that supports reducing the size and scope of government, urged Congress to defund a portion of the federal code that allows President Biden to create a “Disinformation Governance Board.”

Biden created the new board under the Department of Homeland Security and claims it will focus on misinformation about the Southern border, while preparing for Russian disinformation threats.

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Arizona Law Enforcement Seizes More than 50 Pounds of Fentanyl Pills in Phoenix

Law enforcement officials in Arizona seized more than 50 pounds of fentanyl pills from a single person in Phoenix.

The officers found an initial supply of 17 pounds of the lethal drug during a traffic stop in a 21-year-old driver’s vehicle. Furthermore, an additional search warrant of the driver’s residence yielded even more results.

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Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Katie Hobbs Seemingly Flip-Flops Position on Title 42

Democrat gubernatorial hopeful Katie Hobbs is, again, facing intense blowback during her campaign, as she seemingly flip-flopped her position on Title 42. 

Title 42 is a public health order from the Trump administration that allowed border officials to turn away individuals due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. President Joe Biden’s administration is seeking to end the policy.

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Senator Josh Hawley Endorses Blake Masters in U.S. Senate Race

Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) on Monday endorsed Blake Masters, who is running to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate. 

Hawley, who has weighed in on contested primaries across the country, backed Masters because of his commitment to “fight to the woke left” and “secure the border.”

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New Arizona Law Extends Legal Protections for Victims of Violent Crimes

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed almost a dozen pieces of legislation into law on Friday, including a bipartisan measure to increase protections for victims of violent crimes.

The bill, House Bill 2604, extends the length of an order of protection from one year to two years after the defendant has been served.

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Governor Ducey Declares State of Emergency as Arizona Fire Spreads

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared a State of Emergency on Thursday, as a wildfire spears throughout the northern portion of the state.

According to Ducey’s office, the flames have ignited more than 19,000 acres and forced 750 households in the area to evacuate. More than 260 firefighters and emergency response personnel have responded to the incident. 

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Gov. DeSantis Signs Legislation to Strip Walt Disney Company of Self-Governing Status

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Friday to strip Walt Disney World’s special status that granted the amusement park broad powers to self-govern.

The old agreement, which took place in 1967, has permitted the venue to work as a quasi-governmental agency and maintain the same authority as a county government.

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New Initiative Seeks to Counter ‘Woke’ Corporate Policies

The Boardroom Initiative, a new joint project from the Job Creators Network Foundation (JCNF), Free Enterprise Project, and Second Vote, aims to counter “woke” policies in corporate America.

The group will be led by former president and CEO of McDonald’s Ed Rensi and hopes to focus corporations on their business goals, rather than political policies.

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Arizona Senate Approves Two Parental Rights Bills

The Arizona Senate approved two pieces of legislation that are aimed to solidify parental rights over their child’s education and exposure to certain materials.

Both measures, HB 2161 and HB 2439, passed the chamber on a 16 to 12 vote, sending them to the House of Representatives for a final vote before Governor Doug Ducey weighs in.

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Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake Registers Voters at Gas Station

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, who is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination, and her campaign on Saturday registered voters at gas stations around Tempe.

Lake’s campaign has blamed the spike in prices on President Joe Biden and other Democratic policies, seeking to court new GOP votes due to the direct impact of the price increase.

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Former President Trump Slams Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Signals Opposition to Him in U.S. Senate Race

Former President Donald Trump slammed Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich for his actions relating to the 2020 election and signaled his opposition to Brnovich’s run to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate.

According to Trump, Brnovich’s lack of results is proof he is “going to kick the can down the road” and “stay in that middle path of non-controversy.”

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Georgia Joins Coalition of 21 States Led by Arizona AG Brnovich in Lawsuit to Prevent Termination of Title 42

The State of Georgia, led by Attorney General Chris Carr joined a 21-state coalition, which filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration to block the federal government from ending Title 42.

Title 42 is a public health order from the Trump administration that allowed border officials to turn away individuals due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Arizona Creates Task Force to Address Infrastructure, Utilize Federal Funding

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday launched a new task force to address the state’s infrastructure needs and appropriate federal funding administered to the state through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The legislation, which was approved on a bipartisan basis, will allocate $1.2 trillion to states to repair and upgrade critical infrastructure needs, like roads and bridges.

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Blake Masters Only Republican U.S. Senate Candidate in Arizona to Fundraise More Than $1 Million from Supporters

Blake Masters, a Republican running to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate, hauled in more money from supporters than any other candidate in the GOP primary.

According to financial disclosures from the Federal Election Commission, the Tucson native brought in more than $1 million, the only contender to cross the seven-figure sum.

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Law Enforcement Seizes More Than 17 Pounds of Fentanyl Pills During Traffic Stop Near Tucson

Law enforcement officers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety recovered more than 17 pounds of fentanyl pills during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 outside of Marana.

According to the officials, the 22-year-old Tucson resident attempted to conceal the pills but was charged with possession, transportation, and sale of a dangerous drug.

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‘Gasoline Misery Index’ Details Direct Impact of Record-High Gas Prices

The “Gasoline Misery Index” from the Metro Business Daily Network details the direct impact record-high gas prices have had on consumers across the United States.

Since President Joe Biden took office, prices of gas and other goods and services have continued to increase, as many peaked after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Bipartisan Group of Arizona Officials Blast Biden for Ending Title 42

A bipartisan group of officials in Arizona condemned President Joe Biden’s decision to end Title 42, a public health order utilized to curb migration during the spread of the coronavirus.

Specifically, the provision allowed border officials to turn away migrants seeking to enter the country, hoping to ease the coronavirus pandemic.

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Voter Reference Foundation Sues New Mexico for More Transparent Voter Rolls

The Voter Reference Foundation (VRF) filed a federal lawsuit against Democrat Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Democrat Attorney General Hector Balderas in an attempt to secure more transparent voter rolls.

According to a press release from the group, they “filed a First Amendment lawsuit in federal court against top Democrat officials in New Mexico to ensure the public’s right to view public voter rolls is not blocked.”

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