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Photos: New border wall going up in Arizona's Organ Pipe Nat'l Monument

Contractors put up the first 30-foot panels of a new border wall on a two-mile stretch of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument this week, the first of three projects that will add "bollard" walls along Southern Arizona's wildlife refuges.... Read more»

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Score one for Moscow in Kyrgyz unrest

Russia blesses the revolution in Kyrgyzstan, leaving America and China on the outside looking in at events in Bishkek.... Read more»

Hugo Chavez

Venezuela's socialist cities: Solution to poverty?

Ciudad Mariche is a "socialist city," a project designed to solve not only Venezuela's chronic housing shortage but provide long-term solutions to poverty and crime. But like many of Hugo Chavez's policies, it also courts controversy. Critics say it may be a surreptitious way of invading the right to private property. ... Read more»

Obama backs up pledge to reduce nuclear arms

A treaty signed by President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Prague on Thursday would trim the two power’s strategic nuclear arsenals to their lowest levels in half a century.... Read more»

Border & immigration

After border tour, Brewer urges federal troop deployment

Touring an area where a rancher was killed, a crime investigators suspect was committed by someone in the country illegally, Gov. Jan Brewer and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson called Wednesday for the Obama administration to do more to secure the border.... Read more»

Elizabeth Celania-Fagen

TUSD chief approved as new head of Colorado district

TUSD Superintendent Elizabeth Celania-Fagen was unanimously approved as the new head of Douglas County (Colo.) School District on Tuesday night.... Read more»

Campaign aims to prevent child abuse

Dozens of child-sized plastic chairs sat empty Tuesday outside the State Capitol, each representing an Arizona child who has died from abuse. In 2008, the last year for which statewide statistics are available, 51 Arizona kids died from abuse.... Read more»

Video of journalists’ killings both answers, raises questions

In recent weeks – and in the wake of a recently uncovered video – military officials have made some serious admissions about shooting civilians. ... Read more»1

John McCain

McCain skewered by Daily Show

With a tagline of "short term memory gloss," the Daily Show's Jon Stewart raked Sen. John McCain over the coals for changing his position on several issues. Stewart accused McCain of selling his soul on Tuesday's show.... Read more»

Border violence

Ways of dying in northern Mexico

Five thousand people have been murdered in the dying border city of Ciudad Juarez since 2008.... Read more»

Comic: Election 2010

Glassman? Cindy's not afraid

City Council member Rodney Glassman resigned his seat and threw his hat into the ring for a Senate run against, very probably, Senator John McCain. Is McCain scared? Well, Cindy's not.... Read more»

Rodney Glassman

Glassman quits Tucson City Council to run for Senate

Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman resigned Tuesday night to launch his bid for U.S. Senate.... Read more»2


Results of Britain's election up in the air

Three months ago the assumption was the Conservatives would win Britain's elections easily. But, according to the latest polls, it is now possible that none of the main political parties will win a majority, there will be a hung parliament and the Queen will have to choose a minority government.... Read more»


U.S. can give better aid to Haiti

Pledging money is the easy part. The U.S., the lead donor and friend with the greatest interest in Haiti’s development, can do much more: its own aid programs can be more effective; and it can take steps that are far more critical to long-run prosperity for Haiti’s people.... Read more»

Comic: Politics

See Rodney Run

Seems like only yesterday our boy Rodney was, well, just a boy. And now he's a man. We're ... sniff ... so proud!... Read more»2

Nan Stockholm Walden

Walden won't throw hat into Senate race

Nan Stockholm Walden will not run for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate.... Read more»

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