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Michael Gerson: A trumpet that always sounds retreat

The Republican Party is undergoing its most significant foreign policy debate since President Richard Nixon dismissed then-Gov. Ronald Reagan as “shallow” and of “limited mental capability,” and Reagan criticized the policy of detente, initiated by Nixon, as “a one-way street that the Soviet…

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Gil Shapiro: Israeli-Palestinian peace is unachievable. Now what?

Gil Shapiro: Israeli-Palestinian peace is unachievable. Now what?

People are more important than things.

January 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
5 questions with Sen. Jeff Flake

5 questions with Sen. Jeff Flake

Sen. Jeff Flake was in Tucson Tuesday visiting with professional groups and outlining his priorities for the year.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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First, keep Iran from going nuclear

America’s top foreign policy to-do’s in 2014 include preventing Iran from reaching the nuclear threshold, addressing the humanitarian disaster in Syria, containing  Russia, managing a rising China and reclaiming its own voice on human rights. Let’s take these one at a time.

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Fitz: Headlines of the Week

Fitz: Headlines of the Week

Thank God Thanksgiving will be over soon so I can stop fretting about soup kitchens, food banks and hunger in America and just go shopping.

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McCain touches on variety of political topics at town hall

McCain touches on variety of political topics at town hall

Sen. John McCain hosted a town hall meeting in downtown Tucson Monday, asking business owners to tell him how the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” has affected hiring and other business decisions.

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Fitz Blog: One nation's bold response to the meteorite threat

This past week we found ourselves attacked by an object from outer space. Central Russia was the victim of an unprovoked assault by an unknown assailant with a 10-ton meteor. We ask that this aggression be met with an equal response to demonstrate we , the people of earth, led by, we, the Un…

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McCain tweet on Iran draws criticism

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John McCain’s tweet comparing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey is drawing criticism from a fellow GOP lawmaker as racist.

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Fitz Blog: Headline of the day

True Headline: Iran sends monkey into space. Top 8 variations:

January 28, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…
Tucson country bar owner is back in business

Tucson country bar owner is back in business

Eddie Shiva hopes to open his newest venture by next weekend.

December 19, 2012 8:00 am Photos

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Obama admonishes McCain, GOP over criticism of U.N. Amb. Rice

Obama admonishes McCain, GOP over criticism of U.N. Amb. Rice

WASHINGTON — Setting an unflinching tone for his second term, President Barack Obama on Wednesday accused two top Republicans senators of lobbing outrageous criticism at his United Nations ambassador instead of confronting him directly over a deadly attack on Americans in Libya.

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Buying American in Iran: iPhones, Nikes and Pepsi

Buying American in Iran: iPhones, Nikes and Pepsi

After years of diplomatic estrangement, American products like Pepsi make their way to Iran through back-channel exporters and trade not blocked by the U.S. embargoes.

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Buying American in Iran: iPhones, Nikes and Pepsi

Buying American in Iran: iPhones, Nikes and Pepsi

TEHRAN, Iran - The Great Satan still sells in Iran.

September 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Netanyahu: Israel can't trust US to move on Iran

Netanyahu: Israel can't trust US to move on Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu

September 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Netanyahu: Israel can't trust US to move on Iran

Netanyahu: Israel can't trust US to move on Iran

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insinuated in an interview published Friday that Israel cannot entirely rely on the U.S. to act against Iran's suspect nuclear program, a sign that the Israeli leader is not backing down from the sharp rhetoric that strained relations this week w…

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Iran prez: Israel an insult to humanity

TEHRAN, Iran - Israel's existence is an "insult to all humanity," Iran's president said Friday in one of his sharpest attacks yet against the Jewish state, as Israel openly debates whether to attack Iran over its nuclear program.

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Santorum stumps for votes in Tucson

Santorum stumps for votes in Tucson

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum shakes hands with Tucsonan Tom Bush after Santorum's speech here on Wednesday. He told the tea party rally he's the best Republican candidate to defeat President Obama.

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Santorum stumps for votes in Tucson

Santorum stumps for votes in Tucson

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum urged Tucson voters to to examine the candidates' records and their rhetoric, and ask who has the most character, ability and drive before they go to the polls on Tuesday to pick the party's nominee to face President Obama in November.

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Murky 'Soldiers of God' raising a violent profile in Iran

Murky 'Soldiers of God' raising a violent profile in Iran

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Seven years ago, a little-known group called Jundallah emerged in Iran with claims to fight for the rights of minority Sunnis in the unruly tribal areas near the border with Pakistan.

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