Arizona Religious Bill That Angered Gays Vetoed

Brewer said the bill «could divide Arizona in ways we could not even imagine and no one would ever want.» The bill was broadly worded and could result in unintended negative consequences, she added.

Jan Brewer

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties. Loud cheers erupted outside the Capitol building immediately after Brewer made her

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Arizona Governor Returns Home Amid Furor Over Bill

Brewer will likely spend the next day or more pondering Senate Bill 1062 before deciding whether to sign or veto the legislation.

Jan Brewer

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer returned to Arizona on Tuesday and faced a pressing decision about a bill on her desk that has prompted a national debate over religious and gay rights. The Republican governor has been in Washington the last five days for a governors conference, and she is returning to a political climate that is much different

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A Census First: Black Voter Turnout Surpasses Whites

Making history, America’s blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012, lifting Democrat Barack Obama to victory amid voter apathy.

Making history, America's blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012, lifting Democrat Barack Obama to victory amid voter apathy, particularly among young people, new census data show. Despite increasing population, the number of white voters declined for the first time since 1996. Blacks were the only race or ethnic group to show an

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Debate On Immigration Highlights Nationwide Opinion Shift

Immigration activists hold signs as they protest in front of Freedom Tower in downtown Miami, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. As Congress debates immigration reform, recent changes in the national mood on immigration have become apparent. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) PHOENIX — The national mood on immigration has changed dramatically since Arizona approved a first-of-its-kind immigration law, […]

PHOENIX — The national mood on immigration has changed dramatically since Arizona approved a first-of-its-kind immigration law, igniting a furor over border security and the country's treatment of immigrants. A mere three years later, President Barack Obama and Republicans and Democrats in Congress are lobbying for the nation's first immigration

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Former Mitt Romney Intern Arrested For Blackmailing Women Online

Adam Savader, a former intern for Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney, was arrested by FBI agents on Tuesday and charged with stalking and blackmailing women online. A former intern for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan was arrested Tuesday for stalking and blackmailing young women online to obtain nude photos of them, authorities said. FBI agents […]

A former intern for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan was arrested Tuesday for stalking and blackmailing young women online to obtain nude photos of them, authorities said. FBI agents arrested 21-year-old Adam Savader at his home in Great Neck, NY on charges that he illegally obtaining nude pictures of 15 women and threatening to make them public unless

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Gun Votes Carry Big Risks For Dems In Rural States

In this Nov. 5, 2102 file photo, then-Democratic Senate candidate, now Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. smiles as she speaks in Grand Forks, N.D. There is little mystery, from a campaign viewpoint, at least, about the eight senators who crossed party lines in Wednesday’s showdown vote on background checks for gun buyers. The four Democrats who […]

There is little mystery, from a campaign viewpoint, at least, about the eight senators who crossed party lines in Wednesday's showdown vote on background checks for gun buyers. The four Democrats who voted against broader background checks are from largely rural states that voted heavily against President Barack Obama last fall. Three of the

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