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Noah Bierman
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Twin Paths Of Rubio And Cruz End At Their Political Perspectives

Edging closer to Donald Trump at the top of the crowded Republican presidential field are two men with remarkably similar biographies: first-term senators in their mid-40s from large Sun Belt states, born five months apart to Cuban American families and propelled into the Senate by tea party rage.

December 15, 2015

Plan For Virginia Mosque Becomes Target Of Anti-Muslim Backlash

The zoning meeting, in a community room packed beyond capacity, was intended to focus on traffic, lighting and parking impacts from a proposed building. But the building in question was a new mosque — and the meeting occurred four days after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

December 5, 2015
Bobby Jindal Caricature

Debt And Low Polls Can Be A Lethal Pairing For Candidates

Money, and the risk of incurring personal debt, is the driving factor for most candidates who opt out.

October 26, 2015

Kevin McCarthy Announces Bid To Become House Speaker

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) formally launched his bid to become speaker of the House on Monday afternoon, telling restive colleagues he plans to share more authority if elected to the most powerful job in Congress.

September 28, 2015

Armenian Hopes Crushed As Obama Decides Not To Use The Word ‘Genocide’

Whether to use the word “genocide” to describe those killings has been a fraught political issue for years. Turkish officials base their argument that the killings do not meet the definition of genocide on the claim that no deliberate plan to eliminate Armenian populations was involved.

April 22, 2015

California’s Darrell Issa Loses Power With House Oversight Committee Post

Darrell Issa’s confrontational style managed to wear not only on Democrats, but on members of his own party.

March 24, 2015