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Ted Cruz Biography: the CQ Profile

Ted Cruz has launched his presidential campaign after just 27 months in the Senate, though it has been a tenure marked by hard-line conservative policies, one of the longest speeches in Senate history and an effort to undermine President Barack Obamas health care law that led to a 16-day partial government shutdown.

Rep. Raul Ruiz Welcomes Twin Girls

Rep. Raul Ruiz, the California Democrat and doctor known for saving ailing passengers on airplanes, can now add a new role to his resume: dad.

Former Rep. Robert Kastenmeier Dies at Age 91

Former Rep. Robert Kastenmeier, a Wisconsin Democrat who represented the Badger States 2nd District for 32 years, died March 20 in Arlington, Va. He was 91.

Supreme Court May Hear Texas Case Again

The Supreme Court is set to decide soon whether justices will again hear the case of Abigail Noel Fisher, a white student who was denied admission to the University of Texas-Austin. The court first dealt with the case two years ago, sending it back to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Affirmative Action Thrives at Most Selective Colleges

Colleges across the country are trying to diversify their freshman classes, but are doing so on an ever-changing legal terrain about whether, and to what extent, they may consider race in admissions policy.

Schilling Considering Special Election for Schock Seat

Former Illinois Rep. Bobby Schilling hasnt closed the door on running in the special election to replace embattled Republican Rep. Aaron Schock, according to a knowledgeable GOP source.

At Liberty, Ted Cruz Speaks to the Faithful (Updated)

Updated 4:01 p.m. | LYNCHBURG, Va. The Senates longest week kicked off some 180 miles southwest of the Capitol, with a presidential campaign announcement by one of the chambers conservative firebrands, Sen. Ted Cruz.

Democrats' Florida Senate Hopes Could Cost House Seat

A Senate recruitment victory for Democrats in Florida could, in turn, jeopardize the partys quest for the House majority.

Patrick Murphy Announces Senate Bid in Florida

Rep. Patrick Murphy will run for Senate in the Sunshine State in 2016, giving national Democrats the candidate they want in a top pickup opportunity for the party this cycle.

Why the GOP Will Likely Attack the Potemkin White House

If budget resolutions are aspirational, sketching the big picture Congress envisions for government, then spending bills are the polar opposite: Blueprints that lawmakers micromanage down to the smallest line item.

Democrats Outline Floor Strategy for Budget Battle

Senate and House Democrats face different challenges in responding to the budget blueprints on the floors of their respective chambers, but theyre operating from much the same playbook.

O Can He Sing

Mike Sommers, chief of staff to Speaker John A. Boehner, is not Canadian.

Hot Button Time Machine: Dan Mitchell’s Budget Tips

With House and Senate Republicans readying the horses for trading in the hopes of taking a victory lap after reconciling their competing spending priorities, HOH elected to check in with keen political observers about what has to happen to salvage the perennially doomed budget negotiations from ultimate ruin.

Date Set for Congressional Golf Tournament

Get excited: The 14th annual First Tee Congressional Challenge is scheduled for Monday, July 27.

Make-or-Break Week for Republicans on 'Doc Fix,' Budget

As the House returns Monday, Speaker John A. Boehner faces two big tests of his hold on the ever-unruly Republican Conference: pushing through the GOP budget and putting the final touches on a speaker-approved Medicare doc fix.

HOH Word of the Week: Politician

A politician is a man who understands government, and it takes a politician to run government. A statesman is a politician whos been dead 10 or 15 years. President Harry S. Truman explaining a very important distinction (and why he was happy to be in the former camp) in 1958 per The Political Bible of Humorous Quotations from American Politics by Rich Rubino.

Cruz's Liberty Speech: Why It's Happening Monday

LYNCHBURG, Va. The night before Sen. Ted Cruz is expected to deliver a speech launching his 2016 presidential bid, the Texas Republicans political operation sent a text message to supporters, telling them to pay attention.

Conservatives: Cruz Candidacy Puts Key Issues on Table

Updated 8:55 p.m. | What seemed inevitable is now, almost, official: Ted Cruz is running for president. Because of course he is.

McCarthy: Clinton Should Turn Over the Email Server

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., added his voice Sunday to a growing number of Republicans calling for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to turn over her personal email server to an independent third-party arbiter.

Obama Waves Off Third Term

President Barack Obama wont serve a third term. Thats one takeaway from his visit Saturday to cheer his nieces basketball team to victory in the NCAA tournament in College Park, Md., although Leslie Robinson didnt actually see playing time in Princetons 80-70 victory over Green Bay.




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