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Fitz Blog: Christmas in a desert

Fitz Blog: Christmas in a desert

As child I looked at the desert behind our home and struggled to find the festive Christmas I saw on our Magnavox. I saw no magic snowmen or wintry wonderlands here, no sleigh bells, no blizzards and no Blitzens. Only desert.

December 23, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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Fitz Blog: Dr. Ben Carson tells people of Mexico "To charge the storm."

Fitz Blog: Dr. Ben Carson tells people of Mexico "To charge the storm."

This morning Republican front runner Dr. Ben Carson suggested at a Prayer Breakfast that "the people of Mexico should charge the monster storm" adding "It's time people stopped being victims." Described as the most powerful storm in the western hemisphere, in recorded history, Hurricane Patr…

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Fitz Blog: Your Friday Fitz-ologue

Fitz Blog: Your Friday Fitz-ologue

It’s National Complain About Tucson Day. You're a Tucsonan! Go online and demand a week.

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Fitz Blog: Your Friday Fitz-ologue

Fitz Blog: Your Friday Fitz-ologue

I’m just waiting for the first politician to say it. Doesn't the Pope realize greed and selfishness are what makes America great?

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McCain blocks Obama's pick for diplomatic post

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain is blocking the confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee to be America's second-highest ranked diplomat. McCain says Tony Blinken, Obama's deputy national security adviser, is "totally unqualified" to serve as Secretary of State John Kerry's understudy.…

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White House: Eric Holder resigning as attorney general

President Barack Obama planned to announce Holder's departure later Thursday.

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Key Senate panel backs A-10 fleet

Key Senate panel backs A-10 fleet

 The budget bill that would save the A-10 'Warthog.'

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US to open new centers to house Central Americans

Flood of illegal immigrants overwhelming border agencies

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Senate panel gives $2B for child immigrants

WASHINGTON — A Senate appropriations panel has approved giving the Obama administration $2 billion it requested to handle the influx of immigrant children caught trying to cross the Mexico border alone. The Obama administration last month asked the Senate panel to give the Health and Human …

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Kathleen Sebelius: Signup for marketplace insurance by March 31

Kathleen Sebelius: Signup for marketplace insurance by March 31

If you or someone you care about does not have health care coverage, it’s not too late to sign up for quality, affordable coverage: but you’ll want to act quickly. The deadline to get insurance is March 31. After that, you’ll have to wait until November to sign up.

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How Arizona's members of Congress voted

Key votes ahead

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How Arizona's members of Congress voted

Key Votes Ahead

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2014 brings new health insurance protections

2014 brings new health insurance protections

We continue to wish our friends and family a happy, healthy new year, and in 2014 these words have renewed meaning.

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Fitz: Uruguayan Gold

Fitz: Uruguayan Gold

President of Uruguay asks world to legalize the sale of weed, then points out the world could be in atom in his thumb.

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Fitz Blog: This just in

Fitz Blog: This just in

At a congressional hearing today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius strongly apologized for the botched launch of the Obamacare website, announced she was undergoing counseling and will admit herself to rehab once Healthcare.gov confirms her account and remembers her password.

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Did Congress learn anything?

This editorial appeared Thursday in the Los Angeles Times:

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Top 5 new Arizona laws passed in 2013

PHOENIX — This part of summer is a time for patriotism. It’s also the time new state laws go into effect across the nation.

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Obama taps Gabrielle Giffords to help pick Fulbright scholars

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is tapping former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for the board that selects recipients for Fulbright scholarships.

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House sues Holder over ‘Fast and Furious’ records

House sues Holder over ‘Fast and Furious’ records

WASHINGTON — The Republican-run House has asked a federal court to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General Eric Holder. The subpoena demands that Holder produce records related to a bungled gun-tracking operation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

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Justice won’t prosecute Holder for contempt

WASHINGTON  — The Justice Department declared Friday that Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to withhold information about a bungled gun-tracking operation from Congress does not constitute a crime and he won’t be prosecuted for contempt of Congress.

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