COMEBACK

Blair's New Campaign

His job may be far from finished, but Tony Blair may be finished with the Middle East. In July, he will have clocked two years as Mideast envoy, which The Independent reports gives him “a legitimate opportunity to claim he has devoted enough time to the job.” Reports say the former U.K. prime minister will seek a position as the permanent president of the European Union, a new post that could be created this year. According to the paper, Blair has been aggressively campaigning with world leaders and says he will aim to build a bridge between the E.U. and the Obama administration.