• Tucson’s New Paid Chavez Holiday

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    Tucson’s New Paid Chavez Holiday

    Last night I ran over a jaw shattering pothole, for about the 7th time east of the CVS Pharmacy at Grant and Rosemont. Shortly thereafter I heard the democrat controlled Tucson City Council had just added an eleventh paid holiday for municipal employees on a 7-0 vote honoring Cesar Chavez.…

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  • The CPAC 2014 Challenge: Focus And Combine Forces

    The CPAC 2014 Challenge: Focus And Combine Forces

    Conservatives are gathering from across the country in D.C., and they are doing so in the shadow of an international crisis that will bring seriousness to the speeches they hear and the conversations they have. For many years now CPAC has been an orgy of finger-pointing as various groups within…

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  • Congressional Testimony on Small Business and International Trade

    Lea Márquez PetersonPresident/CEOTucson Hispanic Chamber of CommerceHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs Monday, December 9th, 2013 "Improving Security and Facilitating Commerce with Mexico at America's Southern Border" Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the invitation to testify today. I am grateful for the Committee's interest…

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  • The New York Times’ Peter Baker on Obama and Putin

    Peter Baker, The New York Times correspondent and author of the best-selling Days of Fire on the Bush years was my guest today. The audio and transcript of the interview is below. Takeaway: “I don't think [Putin] has a lot of respect for President Obama.” Audio: 03-04hhs-baker Transcript: HH: One…

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  • The Obama Collapse

    The Obama Collapse

    Vladimir Putin, Bashir Assad and Ali Hosseini Khamenei have got a working entente going. Kim Jong Un is a distant fourth partner. Xi Jinping, the president of China, isn't a fifth shareholder in this union of very bad men, but neither is he a disinterested outsider working to cabin their…

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  • Defense Cuts Demonstrate Mistaken Priorities

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel demands dramatic cuts in the nation's military to bring the number of personnel to the lowest levels since before Pearl Harbor. He never acknowledged, however, that the population 73 years ago was only 132 million—compared to 315 million today. That means the Hagel-Obama military, as…

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