December 24, 2020

Business

After four years of tumult, businesses hopeful for Biden trade policy

President Donald Trump entered office pledging to blow up trade deals, and he later imposed tariffs on trading partners around the world – but the biggest threat to Arizona-Mexico trade over the past four years appears to have been COVID-19. Despite four years of tumult, trade between Arizona and Mexico has been remarkably stable since

U.S. Government

California gets Latino US senator, some Black leaders angry

California is getting its first Latino U.S. senator. For Gov. Gavin Newsom, it’s a political gamble. The Democratic governor Tuesday named Secretary of State Alex Padilla, the son of Mexican immigrants, to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. When Padilla goes to Washington, the former state legislator will become

COVID-19

Trump threatens COVID relief bill, testing loyalty of GOP

Threatening to tank Congress’ massive COVID relief and government funding package, President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger aid checks for Americans is forcing Republicans traditionally wary of such spending into an uncomfortable test of allegiance. On Thursday, House Democrats who also favor $2,000 checks will all but dare Republicans to break with Trump, calling up

National

Trump vetoes defense bill, setting up possible override vote

President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed the annual defense policy bill, following through on threats to veto a measure that has broad bipartisan support in Congress and potentially setting up the first override vote of his presidency. The bill affirms 3% pay raises for U.S. troops and authorizes more than $740 billion in military programs

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