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WASHINGTON - Jubilant Democrats on Thursday elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the first woman speaker of the House, the crowning celebration of newfound power the party won in the November electoral sweep.
Insisting they know better, state lawmakers voted Monday to limit local elections to just two days every two years.
A House panel has approved a change in the way legislative elections are run, a change even its sponsor said may help some of them keep their seats.Current law has voters elect one senator and two representatives from each of the 30 legislative districts around the state.
The state House voted Thursday to scrap the generous retirement plan enjoyed by elected officials and judges -- but not in a way that would affect any of them.
Republican Sen. John McCain, would try stimulative measures, but could face gridlock if he's elected because both houses of Congress are likely to be controlled by the Democrats.
THE CHOICES BEFORE US: If Democratic Sen. Barack Obama wins the presidential election Tuesday, some say he will try a variety of measures to jump-start the economy, including helping distressed home owners stay in their houses.
WASHINGTON - President Bush won four more years in the White House on Wednesday, pocketing a public concession from Democrat John Kerry that closed out a loud and long campaign fought over the war on terror and the economy.
Whenever the American people elect a new president, they're rolling the dice. No one can be absolutely sure what we'll get, even though the candidates have paraded around the country making promises about what they'll do if elected. Through the fog of the verbiage, it's often hard to discern fact from fiction.
By midnight Tuesday, millions of conservatives probably will believe that the nation, foundering on the reefs of sin, is ruined.
Hispanics have the potential to tip the results of the presidential election in Arizona and several other states, said former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros.
August 18, 2004
NEW YORK - Call it the front-runner's paradox. While Hillary Rodham Clinton tops every national poll of likely 2008 Democratic presidential contenders, the New York senator is dogged by questions of "electability" - political code for whether she can win enough swing states to prevail in a general election.
A veteran state lawmaker faces the prospect of being disqualified from running for state school superintendent.
“Hey, John McCain: 'That One’ beat you, 'My Friend.’”
The bitter fight between GOP candidates for the District 8 Senate seat turned into a political brawl Wednesday as Sen. Carolyn Allen accused her opponent Rep. Colette Rosati of bigotry and anti-Semitism.
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Future recall elections would be conducted with both a primary and general election under the terms of legislation approved Thursday by the House.
President Bush, right, meets with Iraq\'s interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi in the Oval Office of the White House Thursday.
PHILADELPHIA - Hillary Rodham Clinton said emphatically Wednesday night that Barack Obama can win the White House this fall, undercutting her efforts to deny him the Democratic presidential nomination by suggesting he would lead the party to defeat.
Tuesday's general election will have Arizona voters deciding 10 statewide ballot measures, picking members of Congress and the Legislature and filling a full roster of state executive-branch officers from governor on down.
Photos from local election night gatherings including that of Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, congressional candidate Jeff Flake of Mesa, and Gilbert town council candidate Jenn Daniels.
Early voting begins today for the primary legislative elections.
TOKYO - Parliament elected Yasuo Fukuda to be Japan's prime minister Tuesday, thrusting the moderate political insider into the job of taking on a resurgent opposition and rebuilding the scandal-scarred ruling party.
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a “legislative reception” Wednesday with a variety of local politicians.