Politics

11:03am

Mon March 23, 2015
It's All Politics

Is Ted Cruz Allowed To Run Since He Was Born In Canada?

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 3:45 pm

Canadian athletes hold up the national flag during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Sen. Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, and some question his eligibility to run for president in the U.S.
Darron Cummings AP

There will be a question from some about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility to run for president.

That's because even though Cruz grew up in Texas, he was born in Canada. (He renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2013.)

Democrats are sure to remind voters of Cruz's Canadian birth since some on the right have questioned where President Obama was born. The president is a native of Hawaii.

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8:46am

Mon March 23, 2015
The Two-Way

Media Dissect Sen. Ted Cruz's Presidential Prospects

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:34 am

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, arrives Sunday for a walk-through for his Monday speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., in which he is expected to formally launch his campaign for president.
Andrew Harnik AP

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his bid for the presidency with a tweet early Monday morning, becoming the first major Republican to declare that he is running.

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7:03am

Mon March 23, 2015
It's All Politics

What You Need To Know About Ted Cruz

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 7:58 am

Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at the International Association of Firefighters forum in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced his bid for president early Monday. The Republican has been making the rounds with other 2016 hopefuls, so it's hardly a surprise, but he's the first major one to make it official. And if the early campaign trail is any indication of how the race will play out, Cruz, 44, will be exactly who he's always been. He's relatively new to public office, having been elected to the Senate in 2012. But he has made his career — and attracted support from the right's base along the way — as a staunch defender of conservative values.

Here's what you need to know:

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5:03am

Mon March 23, 2015
It's All Politics

5 Reasons Cruz Announced His Candidacy Early

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 9:48 am

Sen. Ted Cruz needs buzz, money and to be taken seriously. He hopes he can accomplish that by getting in early.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has apparently had enough of the fig leaf most presidential candidates wear as their unofficial spring costume the year before the election actually happens.

That is a bold stroke, but entirely in keeping with the go-for-broke style the junior senator from Texas has exhibited since first challenging the Republican establishment's candidate for the Senate in 2012.

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4:56am

Mon March 23, 2015
It's All Politics

Hillary Clinton Is Ready To 'Stand Out' As A Female Candidate

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 5:30 pm

A cropped version of the original photo of Hillary Clinton on this page.
Kris Connor Getty Images

At the end of the grueling 2008 primary fight, Hillary Clinton gathered supporters in Washington, D.C., and delivered perhaps the most memorable line of her whole campaign.

"Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it," Clinton said to roaring applause.

It's a line, one could say, that began paving the way for her seemingly inevitable 2016 campaign.

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4:08am

Mon March 23, 2015
Law

Is A Confederate Flag License Plate Free Speech?

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 5:58 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is tackling a question of great interest to America's auto-loving public: Whose speech is that on your specialty license plate? Specifically, when the government issues specialty tags at the behest of private groups or individuals, can it veto messages deemed offensive to others?

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12:34am

Mon March 23, 2015
It's All Politics

Republican Thorn Ted Cruz Announces Run For President

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 9:13 am

Sen. Ted Cruz, his wife, Heidi, and their two daughters Catherine (left) and Caroline practice waving on stage at Liberty University before Cruz's Monday presidential campaign launch.
Andrew Harnik AP

The 2016 presidential campaign has its first official candidate. Republican Ted Cruz jumped into the race for the presidency, announcing his intentions in a tweet at 12:09 am EDT Monday morning.

"I'm running for president and I hope to earn your support!" the firebrand Texas senator tweeted simply with an embedded video.

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8:28am

Sun March 22, 2015
The Two-Way

Ted Cruz Set To Announce Presidential Bid

Originally published on Sun March 22, 2015 7:10 pm

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with area business leaders during a Politics and Eggs breakfast, on March 16 in Manchester, N.H.
Jim Cole AP

Updated at 9:10 a.m. ET

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will announce Monday he is running for the Republican nomination for president, a close aide of the lawmaker confirmed to NPR following a report first published by The Houston Chronicle.

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6:57pm

Fri March 20, 2015
The Two-Way

Benghazi Panel Asks Clinton To Hand Over Her Email Server

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 7:25 pm

The House committee that's investigating the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has formally asked Hillary Clinton to turn over her email server after it emerged that she used a personal email account during her tenure as secretary of state.

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4:55pm

Fri March 20, 2015
Politics

Fourth-Graders Get Rough Lesson In Politics

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 7:58 pm

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