Arizona has several competitive House races, while Senate race could determine which party gains majority
In Arizona, the election for a Senate seat could determine whether Republicans or Democrats gain the Senate majority. On House-side elections, GOP hopes to grab several seats from Dems.foxnews.com
Dodge, deny or fib: Candidates stay vague on 2024 plans
Presidential aspirants running for reelection while dreaming of the highest office in the land often face an uncomfortable question: Will they commit to serving a full term — should they win one — when their best moment to take a shot at the White House may come sooner than that.
Arizona Gov. Ducey hails Taiwan semiconductor investment
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is hailing economic and educational cooperation with Taiwan, marked by a $12 billion investment in his state by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Ducey spoke Thursday at a meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, the latest of a series of visits by U.S. political leaders that have stirred the ire of China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory and condemns all official contacts between Taipei and foreign governments that recognize Beijing.
Rapinoe, Giffords, Denzel Washington to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
President Biden is awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to 17 people, including Simone Biles, Denzel Washington, Gabby Giffords and, posthumously, inventor Steve Jobs and John McCain.washingtonpost.com
Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords
The White House says President Joe Biden will present the nation's highest civilian honor to 17 people, including gymnast Simone Biles, actor Denzel Washington and the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, with whom Biden served in the Senate.
Giuliani's ex-wife says the former mayor often slept in late and smoked cigars in his bathrobe after ending his 2008 White House campaign: 'He just could not get over it'
In February 2007, Rudy Giuliani launched his presidential campaign to much fanfare, but struggled with voters in the early nominating states.news.yahoo.com
"Deeply humbled": Biden names John McCain's son Jack as Naval Academy board appointee
President Biden announced his intention Monday to appoint John "Jack" McCain, son of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to serve on the Board of Visitors to the U.S. Naval Academy.What he's saying: "I am incredibly honored and, suffice to say, deeply humbled, to have been asked to serve on the Naval Academy Board of Visitors," tweeted McCain," the reserve naval aviator for Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 85 and graduate of the Naval Academy.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Marnews.yahoo.com
McCain when he picked Palin: "F--- it!"
At the moment the late Sen. John McCain green-lit Sarah Palin as his presidential running mate in 2008, he told top advisers: "F--- it. Let’s do it."The intrigue: McCain balled up a fist and shook it as if rolling dice, N.Y. Times political reporter Jeremy W. Peters reveals in his forthcoming book, "Insurgency: How Republicans Lost Their Party and Got Everything They Ever Wanted."Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The conversation in August 2008 — which tonews.yahoo.com
Ian Fishback, Army officer and whistleblower against detainee abuse, dies at 42
The U.S. Military Academy graduate and combat veteran was one of the military’s most prominent whistleblowers. His condemnation of torture by U.S. soldiers in Iraq produced groundbreaking legislation in the early years of that war.washingtonpost.com
‘I Don’t Have Time’: Whoopi Goldberg Responds to Meghan McCain Slamming ‘The View’s’ Alleged ‘Toxic Work Environment’ In the Most Nonchalant Way
Whoopi Goldberg has addressed her former “The View” co-host Meghan McCain’s claims of toxic environments and unfair treatment from her fellow talk show hosts. It’s […]news.yahoo.com
1 of world's last 2 northern white rhinos dropped program to save the species
32-year-old Najin, one of the world's last two northern white rhinos, is being retired from a breeding program aimed at implanting artificially developed embryos into another more-abundant species of rhino. Fatu, Najin's daughter, is now the only donor left in the program.news.yahoo.com
Biden heads abroad with most of his ambassadorial picks stranded in the Senate, stunting U.S. diplomatic efforts
To date, only four of Biden’s choices to be a U.S. ambassador to a foreign government have been approved by the Senate — three of them just on Tuesday. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is blocking many of them.washingtonpost.com
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods dies at 67
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, a longtime Republican loyalist who changed his registration to Democratic in 2018 because of his frustration at the party's direction and then-President Donald Trump, died Saturday. Woods was a longtime fixture of Republican politics in the state and was a top aide to the late Sen. John McCain when he was a congressman, serving as his first chief of staff in the 1980s.news.yahoo.com
Former Arizona Attorney General says Kyrsten Sinema is 'attracted' to the idea of being a 'maverick' like McCain in approach to governing
"I think she definitely would like for her legacy to be 'the maverick' like him," former Ariz. Attorney General Grant Woods told Time magazine of Sinema.news.yahoo.com
‘Short and not especially sweet’: Lindsey Graham called Biden over Trump support
The Republican senator told the president his attacks on his son Hunter were the ‘bare minimum’ to satisfy Trump supportersUS politics – live coverage Lindsey Graham went from being one of Donald Trump’s most outspoken critics to being one of his most fervent supporters and golf partners. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP The South Carolina Republican senator Lindsey Graham called Joe Biden after his victory over Donald Trump to tell the president he only joined attacks on his son, Hunter Bidennews.yahoo.com
‘ISIS 3.0’: Meghan McCain swipes Biden’s ‘shameful’ Afghanistan withdrawal
Former The View co-host Meghan McCain described President Joe Biden’s handling of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan as “embarrassing” and “shameful” as the Taliban's forces continue to gain back lost territory and are nearing in on its capital city, Kabul.news.yahoo.com
With ambassador picks, Biden faces donor vs. diversity test
President Joe Biden is facing a fresh challenge to his oft-repeated commitment to diversity in his administration: assembling a diplomatic corps that gives a nod to key political allies and donors while staying true to a campaign pledge to appoint ambassadors who look like America.
With Cuomo under fire, No. 2 Kathy Hochul treads carefully
Kathy Hochul delivers her remarks after taking the oath of office, on Ellis Island in New York Harbor. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)BUFFALO, N.Y. – As a chorus of top Democrats demanded New York Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered virtual remarks at an array of small events statewide. Baruch College political science Professor Doug Muzzio said Hochul is probably preparing herself now in case she’s called on to step in. “The next stage of the game is if he resigns and Hochul becomes governor.
Democratic Arizona Rep. Kirkpatrick won't seek reelection
FILE - IN this Nov. 8, 2016 file photo, Democratic senatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., speaks to supporters during an election night party in Phoenix. Kirkpatrick, a five-term Arizona Democrat, announced Friday, March 12, 2021, she won't run for reelection in 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, a five-term Arizona Democrat, announced Friday she won't run for reelection in 2022. The district has been competitive in recent elections but Kirkpatrick defeated Republican challenger Brandon Marlin by a nearly 40,000-vote margin in November. After redistricting made that district more Democratic, Gosar switched districts and Kirkpatrick won the 1st District seat again in 2012 and was reelected in 2014.
Sunshine State dims for Dems amid election losses, cash woes
Democrats hope to make deeper strides in changing their fortunes in a state that has become friendlier place for Republicans. And that was despite $100 million spent by Michael Bloomberg to help Democrats in the state. When the spending tally is complete, the last election cycle in Florida is expected to rank as among the most expensive in state history. Ad“I don’t know anybody who’s happy with investing $100 million and not winning,” said Manny Diaz, the new chair of the Florida Democratic Party. Diaz, the state party chairman, is trying to reverse the slide in its voter registration advantage over Republicans.
'We can do big things,' Schumer says as Senate approves aid
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., leaves the chamber just after the Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, March 6, 2021. Senate passage sets up final congressional approval by the House next week so lawmakers can send it to President Joe Biden for his signature. Ad“Lessons learned: If we have unity, we can do big things,” Schumer told The Associated Press in an interview after the vote. The outcome “gives us optimism about doing more big things in the future — because it worked,” he said. He and Schumer spoke often as the Senate leader steered the pandemic aid to approval.
No winners: UK waits for Harry, Meghan's take on royal split
(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)LONDON – The timing couldn’t be worse for Harry and Meghan. “Harry and Meghan are hugely popular,’’ Pauline Maclaran, a professor of marketing and author of “Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture,” told The Associated Press. “The firm” is a nickname for the royal family, sometimes used with affection and sometimes with a note of criticism. More damaging for the palace was the interview Prince Andrew, Harry’s uncle, did with the BBC in 2019. “It’s just such a mess,” said Penny Junor, who has written several books about the royals, including a biography of Harry.
Eager to act, Biden and Democrats leave Republicans behind
But lawmakers and advocates are racing to capitalize on House rules that allow any bill to bypass lengthy committee hearings if brought forward by April 1. Senate Republicans are now threatening similar delays. Ad“We’ll be fighting this in every way that we can,” Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said about the COVID-19 package. McConnell wants Senate Republicans to vote in lockstep against the virus aid, calling it a bloated liberal wish list, following the lead of House Republicans who gave it zero support. That leaves Democrats negotiating with themselves on the COVID-19 package, with Biden warning they won’t like every aspect as he courts centrists.