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Michael Gerson: GOP shows signs of shaking its tea-party hangover

The evidence accumulates that the Republican Party is sobering up — cotton-mouthed and slightly disoriented — from its recent ideological bender.

March 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
GOP leader steps down, citing time demands and Tea Party influences

GOP leader steps down, citing time demands and Tea Party influences

PHOENIX — Saying he’s had enough, the state Senate’s No. 2 Republican is calling it quits.

January 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Fitz: Walgreens. The Mystery of the missing cartoonist

Fitz: Walgreens. The Mystery of the missing cartoonist

"Where is Fitzsimmons? He was supposed to be here to sign his calendars!"

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Fitz: Hobby Lobby

Fitz: Hobby Lobby

Why shove your religion down your employee’s throats when you can use Hobby Lobby’s new “True Believer” throat suppositories. Coercion required!

December 05, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…
Fitz Blog: 5-Second Editorial

Fitz Blog: 5-Second Editorial


October 23, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…
Fitz Blog: Your Tuesday Headlines

Fitz Blog: Your Tuesday Headlines


October 01, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

Common Core name changes, standards remain

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer ordered her agencies to stop using the term “Common Core’’ when referring to new education standards, in response to hostility from critics over what they see as a federal intrusion.

September 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

More Obama aides knew of IRS audit; Obama not told

WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior advisers knew in late April that an impending report was likely to say the IRS had inappropriately targeted conservative groups, President Obama’s spokesman disclosed Monday, expanding the circle of top officials who kn…

May 20, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Media, tea party coalesce around common enemy

Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt - the benighted Mainstream Media.

May 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Melvin plans dark-horse run for GOP gubernatorial nomination

Melvin plans dark-horse run for GOP gubernatorial nomination

PHOENIX - Three-term state Sen. Al Melvin announced Monday he intends to run for governor this coming year.

April 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
US Sen. Rand Paul endorses immigrant path to citizenship

US Sen. Rand Paul endorses immigrant path to citizenship

WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is endorsing a path to citizenship for the nation’s illegal immigrants, a significant move for a favorite of tea party Republicans who are often seen as hostile to such an approach.

March 18, 2013 9:04 pmLoading…

Groups mount effort to remove Ariz. justice, prompting Pelander to consider rare campaign

PHOENIX - A loosely organized effort to oust a state Supreme Court justice is forcing him to consider an unprecedented campaign to keep his job.

October 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Fitz Blog:Miller's lament

     Teapublican Ally Miller is running against Nancy Young Wright for the seat of retiring Pima County Supervisor Ann Day. Miller sent out this memo to the press yesterday.

October 15, 2012 6:00 amLoading…

Fitz Blog:Flags over Saddlebrooke

"When I see a house with an American flag I know it's a conservative home," Republican state senator "Capt." Al Melvin told a recent Tucson Tea Party rally while stroking a flag on a nearby stand and snarling.

October 09, 2012 6:00 amLoading…
Tea Party 'Conservative Cruze' set for Saturday

Tea Party 'Conservative Cruze' set for Saturday

The Tucson Tea Party has scheduled its first big event in months with a ‘Conservative Cruze’ across the county Saturday.

September 17, 2012 12:00 pmLoading…

Fitz Blog:Tea party hangover


September 11, 2012 12:00 pmLoading…

Tea party candidate wins primary for Texas Senate seat

AUSTIN, Texas — Tea party darling Ted Cruz convincingly defeated the Republican establishment favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in Texas’ runoff election Tuesday, capturing the GOP nomination to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison as fiercely conservative voters shook one of Ame…

July 31, 2012 9:05 pmLoading…

Political events

• May 14. The Democrats of Greater Tucson host Stefanie Mach, candidate for LD 10 House, and Sal Baldenegro Jr., candidate for LD2 House. Lunch begins at noon, and the speaker begins at about 12:30 p.m. at Dragon's View restaurant, 400 N. Bonita Ave.

May 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Woman who stole from tea party can't withdraw plea

A judge says a woman who pleaded guilty to stealing from the Prescott Tea Party's accounts can't withdraw her plea so she can have a jury trial.

May 04, 2012 9:00 am


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