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First out of the gate for 2016, where does Ted Cruz go now?

March 23, 2015
Many Republicans say they are considering a run for president in 2016, but Sen. Ted Cruz is the first to make it official. Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today about how Cruz fits into the GOP campaign landscape.
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Cruz tests the limits of conservatism in his run for president

March 24, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
If there is such a thing as being too conservative to be elected president of the United States, Ted Cruz is having none of it. Announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination Monday at Liberty University, the first-term senator from Texas offered himself as the pure essence of conservatism and challenged the tea party and evangelical wings of the Republican Party to rise up behind one of their own and take control of the party and the country.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
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Who is Ted Cruz?

March 24, 2015
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
He is the first candidate to jump into the 2016 Presidential race. Jeff Zeleny has everything you need to know about Ted Cruz's background and positions.
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It’s official: Cruz announces 2016 candidacy

March 23, 2015
Robert Costa, Katie Zezima | The Washington Post
Hours ahead of an expected Monday morning announcement at Liberty University, Ted Cruz told supporters just after midnight that he was launching a White House bid. “I'm running for president, and I hope to earn your support!” he tweeted.
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Aaron Schock's Resignation, New Fracking Rules, U.S. Jewish Community Debates Palestine & China's World Bank Alternative

March 20, 2015
Rep. Aaron Schock faces a federal investigation, President Obama reveals a new fracking initiative, U.S. Jewish community debates two-state solution and World Bank rival AIIB gains support from U.S. allies.

Netanyahu Re-Elected in Israel, Nuclear Talks with Iran, GOP Budget Battles and Big Money in 2016

March 20, 2015
Bibi's Strong Victory, Countdown for Iran Nuclear Negotiations, Republican Budget Plan and Candidates Angle for Billionaire Support
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House Republicans agree to boost defense spending

March 20, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
Under pressure from the Pentagon and a bloc of Republican lawmakers, House GOP leaders have agreed to add additional defense spending into their annual budget resolution when it comes up for a vote next week.
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Senate GOP unveils first budget in nearly a decade

March 19, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
Senate Republicans unveiled Wednesday their first budget in nearly a decade. The 10-year fiscal blueprint achieves balance, raises no new taxes, repeals Obamacare, but keeps Medicare and Social Security intact.
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Sweating the Small Stuff

March 19, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
Will frivolity or timidity destroy politics faster? We all know about the frivolity problem. Candidates and the media are distracted by one shiny non-news event after another until Election Day. No one running for office has to give a serious answer, and voters never get a chance to see how candidates fare under a barrage of serious questions.
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