Arizona’s Raul Grijalva accused of drunken shenanigans; another secret ‘hush fund’ revealed

Arizona’s Raul Grijalva accused of drunken shenanigans; another secret ‘hush fund’ revealed

Rep. Raul M. Grijalva quietly arranged a “severance package” in 2015 for one of his top staffers who threatened a lawsuit claiming the Arizona Democrat was frequently drunk and created a hostile workplace environment, revealing yet another way that lawmakers can use taxpayer dollars to hide their misbehavior on Capitol Hill. While the Office of […]

Arizona lawmakers give Trump’s first speech to Congress mixed reviews

Arizona lawmakers give Trump’s first speech to Congress mixed reviews

By Arren Kimbel-Sannit and Kendra Penningroth / Cronkite News WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump delivered an hourlong speech to Congress Tuesday that, while short on detail, was long on rhetoric that kept Republican lawmakers jumping to their feet and Democrats mostly sitting on their hands. The speech was Trump’s first to a joint session of Congress. He […]

Grijalva, Gallego join other Democrats boycotting Trump’s inauguration

Grijalva, Gallego join other Democrats boycotting Trump’s inauguration

By Alexis Egeland / Cronkite News Two Arizona lawmakers will join dozens of Democrats who plan to boycott Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, saying they will spend time with constituents instead of the man they said ran a polarizing campaign. Democratic Reps. Raul Grijalva of Tucson and Ruben Gallego of Phoenix would be among at […]