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Anti-abortion protesters pray outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the third day of oral arguments over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Anti-abortion protesters pray outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the third day of oral arguments over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Can Franks Turn Rape-Comment Uproar Into Campaign Cash?

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker Republican Trent Franks, the Arizona congressman whose comment about rape and pregnancy revived a political uproar that dogged Republicans in the last election, is trying to capitalize on the episode for campaign donations. Franks, sponsor of legislation to...

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Representative Trent Franks, a Republican from Arizona, in Washington, D.C.

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Representative Trent Franks, a Republican from Arizona, in Washington, D.C.

Channeling Todd Akin on Rape

Updated at 5:10 pm EDT Trent Franks has taken a page from Todd Akin’s playbook. And he’s getting about the same reaction. “Moron,” says Gabriel Gomez, a Republican running for Senate in Massachusetts. It was Akin, the Republican former congressman...

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Arizona delegate Debra Jean Forrest wears a button with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointing at President Barack Obama during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

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Arizona delegate Debra Jean Forrest wears a button with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointing at President Barack Obama during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

Arizona’s Brewer Hands Victory to ACLU While Battling Conservatives

Atheists, gays and the American Civil Liberties Union are celebrating an unexpected victory in Arizona thanks to Tea Party stalwart Jan Brewer. The governor shocked political observers in January by going along with President Barack Obama’s health-care law to support expanding...

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A U.S. Border Patrol ranch liaison, right, rides with a cattle rancher at the U.S.-Mexico border on March 8, 2013 in Nogales, Arizona.

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A U.S. Border Patrol ranch liaison, right, rides with a cattle rancher at the U.S.-Mexico border on March 8, 2013 in Nogales, Arizona.

Border Security: 90 Percent ‘Doable’

Manuel Padilla Jr. is the Border Patrol’s chief agent of the Tucson sector, the highest-risk stretch of an almost 2,000-mile U.S. border with Mexico — a 262-mile line that 120,000 people were caught attempting to cross last year. Yet his...

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Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl walks toward a closed-door meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on Dec. 31, 2012 in Washington.

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Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl walks toward a closed-door meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on Dec. 31, 2012 in Washington.

Kyl’s `Power to Persuade’ Hailed by Lobbying Firm Landing Ex-Senator

There is life after Congress. And for those who held leading roles in Congress, it can be a good life. The latest refugee from Capitol Hill to find refuge at a lobbying law firm that works the Hill is former...

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Tiger Woods walks to the practice range before playing a practice round for the Match Play Championship golf tournament, on Feb. 19, 2013, in Marana, Ariz.

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Tiger Woods walks to the practice range before playing a practice round for the Match Play Championship golf tournament, on Feb. 19, 2013, in Marana, Ariz.

Woods: Obama’s Game Needs Work — A Project for the Next Four Years

Tiger Woods had some kind words for at least part of President Barack Obama’s golf game. Woods, who partnered with the president at the Floridian National club in Palm City over the weekend,  reports that their team won (and split...

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Protesters walk towards the Arizona capitol in Phoenix after Gov. Brewer announce that "deferred action"  recipients won't be able to get Arizona drivers licenses.

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Protesters walk towards the Arizona capitol in Phoenix after Gov. Brewer announce that "deferred action" recipients won't be able to get Arizona drivers licenses.

‘Latinos Have a Check to Cash in 2013′ — Arizona Immigration Activist

In Arizona, which has been at the forefront of the national immigration debate since the state enacted its toughest-in-the-nation immigration policy in 2010, Latino activists, politicians, immigrants and their families gathered in front of the state Capitol in Phoenix to...

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Arizona delegate Debra Jean Forrest wears a button of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointing at President Barack Obama during the Republican National Convention.

Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Arizona delegate Debra Jean Forrest wears a button of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointing at President Barack Obama during the Republican National Convention.

Brewer’s Bid for a Third Term: Arizona Constitutional Question

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the nation’s strictest immigration law in 2010 and once wagged her finger in President Barack Obama’s face, may challenge the state constitution to run for another term. Brewer, a 68-year-old Republican, is weighing a...

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