Arizona

What If 2016 Was a Fluke?

Donald Trump, like the prophet Joshua, understands the power of blowing his own horn. And like Joshua, Trump brought a wall tumbling down in 2016: the “blue wall” of states around the Great Lakes that supposedly gave Democrats an advantage in the Electoral College. Trump…

Baby Found Dead at Strip Mall in Arizona: Officials

Arizona authorities said an infant was found deceased behind a strip mall in Phoenix, and they are now asking the public for tips. Officials told FOX10 they received a call in southwestern Phoenix about an injured person. When they arrived, the officers found an infant…

What the Supreme Court Fight Means for the Senate Majority

The struggle over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the Supreme Court could help propel Democrats to the brink of a Senate majority in November’s election. But whether it lifts them over that threshold could turn on the terms of the confirmation fight. Given the nature…

Can Democrats Stop the Nomination?

Anyone confidently predicting one way or another whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can seat a new justice on the Supreme Court is blustering. Here is the only thing that’s certain: The coming fight will not be resolved by principle—no matter how senators talk or…

US Marshals Recover 2-Year-Old Girl Taken by Father After Shooting

The U.S. Marshals recovered a 2-year-old girl taken by her father after officers shot and killed the man, officials said. Ezmeralda Tineo was taken from Mesa, Arizona, by her biological father, who was identified as 39-year-old Esau Tineo. He does not have custodial rights over…

The Core Lesson of the COVID-19 Heart Debate

Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Last Monday, when I called the cardiologist Amy Kontorovich in the late morning, she apologized for sounding tired. “I’ve been in my lab infecting heart cells…

Senate Republicans’ Last Chance to Stand Up to Trump

Nearly every reporter in Washington has experienced it: A Republican member of Congress says, “Off the record,” shifts into a quieter voice, and expresses how much he or she doesn’t like President Donald Trump. Soon after, you watch this same elected official speak up in…

Four Reasons to Doubt Mitch McConnell’s Power

To use power, you must have it. On the night of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that a Trump nominee to replace Ginsburg would receive a vote on the floor of the Senate. That announcement promised a use of…

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Means for America

A furious battle over a Supreme Court vacancy is arguably the last thing the United States needed right now. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today represents a devastating loss for feminists who held up the 87-year-old as an icon of women’s rights, and…

Police Officer ‘Was Ambushed,’ Officials Say

A police officer was ambushed on Thursday in Arizona, triggering a Blue Alert, officials said. Arizona Department of Public Safety detectives were conducting a criminal investigation in Phoenix at 8:53 a.m. One detective, dressed in attire that clearly identified him as a police officer, was…

Phoenix Man Charged After Officer Shot Near Federal Courthouse

A man has been arrested and charged in relation to the drive-by shooting of a federal court security officer near a federal court house in Phoenix, Arizona, the FBI announced on Wednesday. “James Lee Carr, 68, was charged in a criminal complaint for assault on…

Child Sexual Exploitation Sting in Arizona Leads to 5 Arrests: Feds

“Operation Home Alone 2” resulted in the arrests of five men on charges related to child sexual exploitation in Arizona, including a former detective, said federal officials last week. “HSI, working alongside our law enforcement partners, is deeply committed to pursuing alleged predators lurking within…

The Deadline That Could Hand Trump the Election

Many Americans know that counting all of the votes in this November’s presidential election is going to take extra time. Few people realize there’s a specific deadline by which states must finish. The 1887 Electoral Count Act seems like an obscure piece of political trivia.…

Kanye West Kicked Off Ballots in Arizona, Virginia

A judge has barred Kanye West from appearing on the Nov. 3 ballot in Arizona, concluding that a voter who challenged his candidacy had shown he would probably prevail and had established the possibility of an irreparable harm if the rapper’s name were to appear…

Lawsuits Seek to Bar Kanye West from Arizona and Virginia Ballots

Billionaire rap mogul and long shot White House hopeful Kanye West has been hit with lawsuits seeking to keep him off the ballot in Arizona and Virginia, according to reports. An Arizona resident sued to have West barred from appearing on the state’s ballot, accusing…

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