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Topic - Kyrsten Sinema
Congressional Democrats largely rallied behind President Obama's shift Thursday to allow some people to keep their existing insurance policies for a year, but many said it still doesn't go far enough to permanently fix the problems with the president's signature national health law.
Two immigrants have gone from illegal to congressional in a matter of months.
The Bible and Torah, for years the standard religious texts used to swear in members of Congress, have been joined by the Constitution, the Koran — and, Thursday, for the first time ever, the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita.
The 113th Congress won't be sworn in until January, but it's already making history on the religious-diversity front.
Former Democratic state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been elected to represent a new Phoenix-area congressional district, emerging victorious after a bitterly fought race that featured millions of dollars in attack ads.
Combative Republican tea party icon Rep. Allen B. West won't concede his re-election fight despite Florida ballot counts showing Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy with a slim lead.
Of the four openly gay members of Congress, the two longest-serving stalwarts are vacating their seats. Instead of fretting, their activist admirers are excited about a
The state of Arizona has moved onto contentious political territory once again with the legislative passage of a bill requiring President Obama and other presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before their names can appear on the state's ballot.
Arizona's cash-strapped Medicaid program is considering charging patients $50 a year if they smoke, have diabetes or are overweight. A spokeswoman for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System said Friday that the fee is intended to rein in health care costs by pushing patients to keep themselves healthy.
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona Democrat, voted for the bill, yet urged her state's insurance chief to implement Mr. Obama's fix.
In the House, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona Democrat, said she supports Mr. Obama's move, but will also vote Friday for the House Republican bill that would allow people to keep their current plans.