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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas.

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas.

Cruz: Losing ‘Vampire Vote’ — Amused at Leftist Blood-Suckers

“Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO’s True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top of the list,” Sen. Ted Cruz says. Sunday night, the Republican with eyes on a White House bid...

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 6, 2014.

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 6, 2014.

Cruz Control: Not in the House

Cruz is in the House… Not this time. Sen. Ted Cruz, the Republican from Texas, won’t back Rep. Marlin Stutzman or any other candidate in the contested race for House majority whip, spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said today. Cruz, whose deputy...

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Students celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential election inside the Kennedy Forum at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Students celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential election inside the Kennedy Forum at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 6, 2012.

Wanted: President w/ Experience — Not Necessarily Washington

What’s it going to take to run for president? Military service is a big plus — the biggest in the Pew Research Center’s survey of what attributes American voters are seeking in a candidate. Yet none of the major contenders...

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, during an interview in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, during an interview in Washington, D.C.

Cruz: Money in First Amendment? — Schumer: ‘Not Absolute’

To what extent should political fundraising and spending be limited under the First Amendment? Lawmakers, a retired Supreme Court Justice and campaign-finance lawyers and experts addressed the question at a Senate Rules Committee hearing today, a few weeks after the...

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U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) arrives at a House Republican Conference meeting on Sept. 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) arrives at a House Republican Conference meeting on Sept. 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

King: Bush Best for 2016

Who would Rep. Peter King like to see as his party’s nominee for president in 2016? “Besides myself? Jeb Bush,” the Republican from New York said today in an interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York. “I wouldn’t want Rand...

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Cruz-ing for Gridiron Laughs: Texas Senator Wrote a Few Himself

Sen. Ted Cruz wrote the jokes about Sen. Mitch McConnell himself. Noting that Secretary of State John Kerry had arrived at the annual winter dinner of the Gridiron Club in white-tie and tails as the official representative for President Barack...

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John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, center, mingles with guests during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, center, mingles with guests during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

Kerry, Cruz, Crist: Gridiron Collision

Put John Kerry on stage with one of the three senators who opposed his confirmation as secretary of state and an erstwhile Republican famous for hugging President Barack Obama, and you have Gridiron, an evening of  pointed humor at the...

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