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WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats hit President Bush on Wednesday for his Iraq policies and planned Social Security overhaul, hoping a vigorous response to his State of the Union speech will fuel a turnabout from their election setbacks last fall.
The Arizona Republican Party is losing momentum, mired in the somewhat new, but increasingly familiar position of trailing the Democratic Party in both new voter registration and fundraising.
Dorcas R. Hardy and Bart Fleming: The U.S. healthcare system is in need of genuine reform, but the plan prescribed by Congress needs a label, "This plan is hazardous to your health and your finances."
The cost of living continues to rise, but government officials say Social Security checks (to more than 58 million Americans) in 2011 will not have a Cost of Living Adjustment.
April 28, 2005
The Green Party is now officially recognized as a political party in Arizona.
WASHINGTON — Is the tea party the new Republican Party?
Thanks to the tea party movement all across the USA for having the negotiating skills and the guts to tell politicians that this nation is heading rapidly toward bankruptcy. Its conservative members in the U.S. House of Representatives have been adamant at pushing through the debt ceiling measure and a no tax increase that meets their ideological requirements. Spending must be brought under control now.
WASHINGTON - President Bush challenged a wary Congress on Thursday to "put partisanship aside and focus on saving Social Security," promoting his idea that would combine reduced government benefits for younger workers with the prospect of higher retirement checks from personal investment accounts.
WASHINGTON - House Republicans announced plans Friday to draft Social Security legislation by June as President Bush warned Democratic critics not to "play politics as usual" with his call for sweeping program changes including curtailment of some benefits.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday's presidential election results showed the American voting public has not only become more permanently diverse in its makeup, but also in its mindset.
WASHINGTON - With the acquiescence of their leaders, key House Republicans are drafting Social Security legislation stripped of President Bush's proposed personal accounts financed with payroll taxes and lacking provisions aimed at assuring long-term solvency.
WASHINGTON — A Republican civil war is raging, with righter-than-thou conservatives dominating ever more primaries in a fight for the party's soul. And the Democrats hope to benefit.
The prospect of Gov. Janet Napolitano departing for a job in President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet has some Democrats reeling as the party ponders how it will move forward in a drastically different political landscape.
Democratic incumbents in a Democratic-trending area during an election that might be a national blowout favoring the Democratic Party.
Rep. Raul Grijalva won re-election to a fifth term in southern Arizona's 7th Congressional District, vote tallies released Thursday show.
Teresa Ottesen, meet Elizabeth Rogers. Ottesen is the 25-year-old Republican and political neophyte who said she plans to run against Gov. Janet Napolitano, a Democrat, next year.
OTTAWA - Conservative Stephen Harper pledged to quickly carry out his campaign promises to cut taxes, get tough on crime and repair strained ties with Washington after his party won national elections.
Analysis: The Associated Press reviewed tea party operations in almost every state, interviewing dozens of local organizers as well as Democratic and Republican strategists to produce a portrait of the movement to date — and its prospects for tilting this November's elections.
Jay Ambrose: Like a hero rescuing a damsel tied up and lying on the railroad tracks as a train approaches, the tea party movement has been trying to save America from runaway leftism. But this hero, instead of being applauded, is taking it on the chin from critics who will invent any calumny and revise any truth to make their case.
District 8 Democrats in Scottsdale hope to gain political ground by de-emphasizing their party affiliation in an area that Republicans control by more than a 2-1 margin.
TEA Party members railed against proposed health care reforms Saturday at a busy intersection in Scottsdale. They came from all over that morning, thinly crowded on the four corners of Scottsdale and Camelback roads. Holding anti-health care reform signs, soliciting car honks; the tenor of the shallow sea of signs the same.
Now why would some “journalist” assume the tea party is losing influence? The RNC convention was full of members. I have to wonder where such “journalists” get their views. The last time I checked, the tea party was gaining influence.
Brad Harrington: The Republicans, it seems, often cannot do anything right — and, now, we are hearing that directly from the mouth of no less an authority than the chairman of the Republican National Committee himself.