April 18, 2011 Gov. Jan Brewer said she was troubled by the potential politicization of the certification process. She called the bill a bridge too far.
April 15, 2011 Arizona's became the first state to pass a birther bill. But there's a question as to whether it will pass Constitutional muster. The new bill's supporters said it had nothing to do with Obama.
March 18, 2011 Weary of the negative attention they received last year for their controversial law getting tough on illegal immigrants, Arizona lawmakers rejected birthright citizenship bills as a distraction from state budget woes and other problems. Meanwhile, conservative Utah is leading on immigration reform.
January 14, 2011 McCain rejected those who question Obama's patriotism. He also defended Palin from her critics, though he never mentions her by name. He asks readers to imagine how it would feel like to be accused of a role in the shootings.
January 13, 2011 Anthony Miller, who was recently elected to a second term as chairman of Arizona's Legislative District 20, told reporters that he'd received verbal and email threats from local Tea Party activists opposed to his re-election.
A vigil outside the University Medical Center - Arizona in Tucson, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011.
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January 12, 2011 Besides calling for unity, Obama can be expected to eulogize the dead and praise the heroes. But will he say anything about mental illness? And how much can he say?
January 11, 2011 Political affiliation influenced people's views, with Republicans thinking it less likely, according to the poll. Nearly 70 percent of Republicans saw no link. That dropped to 50 percent for Democrats. Independents reflected the overall split.
January 10, 2011 Limbaugh accused Democrats of welcoming the attacks in order to put Republicans on the defensive. The attacks gave Democrats an opening to go after him and Sarah Palin. The news media came under heavy criticism from Limbaugh.
January 10, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, Arizonans talk about trying to make sense of Saturday’s tragedy. In the second hour, 12 steps to compassion, and Guantanamo Bay on the opinion page.
January 10, 2011 The focus on Loughner's reading as a guide to his motive seems misplaced given his strange behavior. It might be better to focus on his mental illness and what if anything society can do about protecting itself.
January 9, 2011 Prosecutors said investigators found material at Loughner's home that showed premeditation. The information came amid the filing of formal charges that included two counts of killed a federal worker, a federal judge and a congressional aide.
January 9, 2011 Law enforcement officials said they no longer believed a second person was linked to the attacks. They still wanted to identify the person who was seen entering the area with the alleged shooter.
January 9, 2011 The Tucson dead included a 9-year-old girl who was student politician, a U.S. judge, an aide to the wounded congresswoman and retirees.
January 9, 2011 The morning after nearly 20 were shot in Tucson, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, law enforcement officials sought a "person of interest." Meanwhile, Speaker John Boehner said lawmakers would be undeterred by the shooting.
January 9, 2011 Giffords remained in critical condition the morning after she was shot at a district event. Meanwhile, Speaker Boehner said the violence wouldn't deter lawmakers from doing their duties to represent their constituents.
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