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Ron Barber Loses To Martha McSally In Arizona

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) was defeated by retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally (R) in the state's 2nd District, bringing the nation's last uncalled m...

A Foreseeable Train Wreck in Arizona's Elections

Jon Sherman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Punishing voters for understandable errors undermines the most basic right in our democracy, while the solution poses no risk to electoral integrity. Numerous states already preserve votes on out-of-precinct provisional ballots, and that should be the rule in Arizona as well.

Ex-Aide To Gabrielle Giffords Faces Recount In House Race

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

By Brad Poole TUCSON, Ariz., Nov 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Ron Barber, an Arizona Democrat who was an aide to Gabrielle Giff...

Ron Barber, Ex-Aide To Gabrielle Giffords, Trailing In Vote Count For U.S. House Seat

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

By Brad Poole TUCSON, Ariz., Nov 11 (Reuters) - An incumbent U.S. Representative from Arizona and former aide to Gabrielle Giffords, ...

Arizona GOP Attacks Dem For Voting The Same Way As 169 Republicans

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

The Arizona Republican Party is throwing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) under the bus in order to attack the vulnerable Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.). As Vox...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Gun Control Emerges As Contentious Issue In Arizona House Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gun control resurfaced Tuesday as a contentious issue in the race for Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, as Democratic Rep. Ron Barbe...

It's Time to #Act4MentalHealth

Mary Giliberti | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Giliberti

Fall, school and back to work. This includes Congress, whose members are set to return to the nation's business next week. Although there are many issues that will compete for their attention, there is one that lays in wait for consideration that simply can't be put off any longer, one that affects every American -- fixing America's broken mental health system.

Alex Lazar

Gabby Giffords' Gun Control Group Targets GOP Candidate For Her Former Congressional Seat

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, a gun-control group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly...

House Rebuffs Pentagon On Defense Spending

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold Wa...

Giffords Gunman Made Online Rants Before Killing

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF and JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 06.10.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — The man who shot former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was unraveling in the months before the rampage, issuing paranoid, e...

Democratic PAC Fires Back At Koch Brothers Over 'Deceptive' Ads

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A barrage of ads from the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity attacking two Arizona Democratic representatives were answered Thursday by a P...

Republican Bid To Flip Ron Barber's House Seat Just Got A Bit Easier

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former talk-radio host and horse-racing official Ed Martin dropped out of the race for Rep. Ron Barber’s (D-Ariz.) seat on Friday, according to the ...

Veterans Running For Congress Campaign As Can-Do Candidates

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When he meets voters in Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District, former Army Ranger Kevin Strouse recounts how he helped clear a...

Michael McAuliff

House Democrats Refuse To Revolt Over Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic revolt over Obamacare failed to materialize Friday as the House of Representatives passed a measure to let insurance compan...

Paul Blumenthal

14 Vulnerable Congressmen Rush To Build War Chests

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 14 most vulnerable congressmen with already declared challengers for 2014 are off to a fast start in fundraising, but so are their o...

Gun Violence Debate Highly Personal For Some Lawmakers

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

* Congress group includes crime witness, accident victim * Sense grows that time is ripe for gun control By Thomas Ferra...

GOP Wants More Seats: Seven Democrats Marked As Vulnerable

National Journal | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Vowing to expand their majority, House Republicans have identified seven Democrats they consider top targets for the midterm elections, according to a...

After Surviving Tucson Shooting, Dem Rep Says It's Time For Action

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

On Jan. 8, 2011, Ron Barber was attending a constituent outreach event as district director to then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) when a gunman op...

Ron Barber Recovering After Minor Cancer Surgery

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Representative Ron Barber, a former aide to Gabrielle Giffords who was wounded alongside her in a deadly...

Elise Foley

Arizona Republican Files Motion To Block Counting Of Ballots

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorneys for Martha McSally, the Republican challenger of Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.), filed a motion on Tuesday to make the Cochise Coun...

Karl Rove's Haircut: Triumph of the Demographic Party

Hans Johnson | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Karl Rove is now a laughingstock. But he remains a power-broker in Republican politics based on work that others began more than 30 years earlier, in the 70s, to create his party's conservative voting base.

Martha McSally: The Anti-Feminist

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

Republican Congressional candidate Col. Martha McSally says she has been "fighting for women's rights and women's equality [her] whole life." McSally...

'Sham' Marriage Allegations Arise Against Arizona Congressional Candidate Col. Martha McSally

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

One person never mentioned on Republican Congressional candidate and Air Force Colonel Martha McSally's campaign website is her ex-husband and fellow ...

Voters Reject Controversial Lawmaker's Comeback

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Recalled Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce's bid for a comeback was rejected by voters in a Mesa-area district Tuesday night. Businessman Bo...

Arizona Democratic Party Primary Candidates Battle To Finish Line

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

Social media was on fire yesterday, as Arizona Democratic candidates and their surrogates battled it out on Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail blasts. Alt...