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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 'Three-state solution' is problematic

    While I have the greatest respect for former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton and almost always agree with his views, I have reservations about his "three-state solution" to the Middle East conflict.

  • George P. Bush, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush, in a new Public Policy Polling survey leads his Democratic opponent by a wide margin in his quest to be elected Texas state land commissioner.

    Inside the Beltway: The appeal of 'strong America'

    Mention "national security," and voters react. That is what former U.N. ambassador John R. Bolton has discovered. His twin political action committees accrued $1.1 million in the first quarter of the year from some 7,000 small-dollar donors in all 50 states who support Mr. Bolton's "foreign-policy approach of peace through strength," he says.

  • Former President George H.W. Bush is a very active 89 years of age. With wife Barbara, he recently hosted an advance screening of "Turn," a new AMC drama that recounts the exploits of a group of Colonial era spies. (George Bush Presidential Library and Museum)

    Inside the Beltway: The governors strut their strategy

    There are 29 Republican governors out there. But only three of them had a mighty big say in the last 48 hours by appearing at the Republican Jewish Coalition's spring leadership meeting, a very swell affair staged in Las Vegas this weekend with all the trimmings.

  • **FILE** Former United Nations Ambassador John R. Bolton (Associated Press)

    John Bolton bursts on PAC scene with $800K: 'We're evaluating candidates'

    John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is jumping into the upcoming elections with both feet forward, pledging to pump the $800,000 that his political action committee raised in 2013 to help those candidates he sees as best fits for America's future.

  • People pass through Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine The flaring of global hot spots such as Ukraine and Syria dramatically illustrates the dwindling influence of President Obama in foreign affairs. (Associated Press)

    Foreign policy critics want Obama to chart a more proactive position

    The flaring of global hots spots such as Ukraine and Syria dramatically illustrates the dwindling influence of President Obama in foreign affairs and the staying power of his perennial rival, Russian President Vladimir Putin, analysts say.

  • Former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton speaks during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association's annual convention on Friday, May 3, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Steve Ueckert)

    John Bolton: Iran deal an 'abject surrender' for America

    John R. Bolton, ambassador to the United Nations in President George W. Bush's administration, isn't pulling punches about the United States' forged agreement with Iran: It's a poor deal.

  • **FILE** Former United Nations Ambassador John R. Bolton (Associated Press)

    John Bolton on $1.67B aid to Pakistan: ‘Grit your teeth’ and pay

    The United States may be struggling under the burden of ever-growing debt, but quitting payments to Pakistan is the wrong move, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday.

  • PRUDEN: Laughter drowned in sorrow

    If, as certain wise men are saying, Barack Obama's Syrian deal with Vladimir Putin will die of a thousand cuts, somebody with a knife had better get busy. Four or five slices have been taken out of the deal already, and the carcass looks like it could already use a transfusion. It won't last for a thousand cuts, or even a dozen.

  • **FILE** Former United Nations Ambassador John R. Bolton (Associated Press)

    John Bolton: U.S. should back Egyptian army, 'like it or not'

    John R. Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said it's time for the United States to step up to the plate and choose sides in the Egyptian conflict — and that side should be the military.

  • ** FILE ** Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking during a media conference after a G-8 summit at the Lough Erne golf resort in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. (Associated Press)

    John Bolton on Russia's Vladimir Putin: It's time to 'cause him pain'

    It's time to take off the kid gloves and start going toe-to-toe with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, during an appearance on Fox News.

  • Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton speaks during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association's annual convention Friday, May 3, 2013 in Houston. (AP Photo/Steve Ueckert)

    John Bolton: U.S. 'made big mistake' pushing out Egypt's Hosni Mubarak

    John R. Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the United States made a strategic error in pushing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from power, and now must pay the consequences of a Muslim Brotherhood-backed government that isn't friendly to Western interests.

  • ** FILE ** Former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton (Associated Press)

    John Bolton slams Obama-Putin meeting: What a 'predictable' waste of time

    ohn R. Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, weighed in on Tuesday morning on the obviously uncomfortable get-together of President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, characterizing the attempt to find common ground on Syria a pure waste of time.

  • ** FILE ** Former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton (Associated Press)

    John Bolton: Benghazi could bring down Obama administration

    The Benghazi scandal could be the final "hinge point" that brings down the Obama administration, former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton said.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has visited 112 nations and spoken to more foreign populations than any U.S. secretary of state in history. Last year, she bonded with women in Zambia. (Associated Press)

    After facing up to world of change, Hillary Rodham 
Clinton leaves a legacy of caution

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Clinton has visited more nations and spoken to more foreign populations than any U.S. secretary of state in history. But her critics say she has fallen far short of making much of an impact on several foreign policy challenges facing the United States, not to mention the fate of democracy around the world.

  • Bolton sees crises for next U.S. president

    The next U.S. president is likely to face a foreign policy crisis early in his term, with threats looming from the Middle East to North Korea, according to former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton, who has served in three U.S. administrations and is now advising Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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