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Sen. Ted Cruz Becomes First Republican To Announce Presidential Candidacy

Texas Sen. Cruz became the first official candidate for president in the 2016 election Monday. In a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Cruz said, "God isn't done with America yet."

Canadian-Born Cruz Faces Potential Hurdle To Presidential Aspirations

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Sarah H. Duggin, a professor of law at Catholic University, about the U.S. Constitution's "natural born" citizenship requirement for someone to become president.

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Challenge To Strict Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, a handful of challenges to state voter ID requirements are making their way through the courts. Texas and North Carolina are among them.

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

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to declare for president, but some question whether he's eligible since he was born in Canada. Legal scholars, though, believe he can.

Ted Cruz Makes It Official

The Texas senator is looking for a boost, as he trails other GOP presidential hopefuls. So he took the bold move of becoming the first to officially declare his candidacy.

Media Dissect Sen. Ted Cruz's Presidential Prospects

The Texas Republican's early focus will reportedly be fundraising and the caucuses. He faces what's likely to be a crowded Republican field for the 2016 presidential nomination.
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Sequestration To Dominate Congressional Agenda This Week

More than $90 billion in automatic federal budget cuts are on the horizon if Congress fails to act, and the capital region stands to lose more than most.


What You Need To Know About Ted Cruz

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced his presidential bid Monday on Twitter. If the early campaign trail is any indication of how 2016 will go, the staunch conservative will be exactly who he's always been.

5 Reasons Cruz Announced His Candidacy Early

Cruz has not been the buzz candidate so far in the GOP's 2016 discussions — nor the media's. In fact, he has seemed at times a bit of a faded rose, a skyrocket that has spent much of its sparkle.

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

The former secretary of state is expected to announce her presidential candidacy soon. In recent weeks, she's given speeches to women's groups, pointing to a likely shift in tone from 2008 to 2016.