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Debt

McConnell seizes on debt standoff to undermine Biden agenda

In the frantic bid to avert a default on the nation’s debt, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell held a position of unusual power — as the one who orchestrated both the problem and the solution. McConnell is no longer the majority leader, but he is exerting his minority status in convoluted and uncharted ways, all

Crime

Dramatic SWAT Standoff Ends With Suspect In Custody And Multiple Weapons Confiscated

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, in conjunction with Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, Verde Valley Regional SWAT, Prescott and Cottonwood Police Departments, and the US Marshalls were involved in a dramatic standoff Wednesday with a man wanted for multiple violent felonies in Maricopa County. At approximately 12:45 p.m. YCSO was asked to assist in executing a

Infrastructure

Moderates bring House to standstill in Biden budget clash

Brushing past moderates, House Democratic leaders tried to muscle President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar budget blueprint over a key hurdle Monday night, hoping to shelve for now an intraparty showdown that risks upending their domestic infrastructure agenda. Tensions rose as lawmakers returned for the evening session and a band of moderate lawmakers threatened to withhold their

COVID-19

Democrats to ‘act big’ on $1.9T aid; GOP wants plan split

Democrats in Congress and the White House rejected a Republican pitch to split President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan into smaller chunks on Thursday, with lawmakers appearing primed to muscle the sweeping economic and virus aid forward without GOP help. Despite Biden’s calls for unity, Democrats said the stubbornly high unemployment numbers and

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