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2 HOURS AGO - The Nation

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No, Elizabeth Warren Probably Shouldn’t Be Senate Majority Leader

Senator Elizabeth Warren (AP) Harry Reid announced Friday that he won’t seek re-election in 2016, bringing a fascinating three-decade political career into its final chapter. Reid has been a unique Senate leader who, contrary to the old Lincoln maxim, actually kept most Democrats happy most of the time. While often (though not always) maintaining the trust and support of conservative ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Business Insider

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Harry Reid just shocked the Senate — and everyone's trying to figure out what happens next

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) just set off a new high-stakes battle in the backrooms and corridors of Washington, D.C. Reid has led the Senate Democrats since 2005, but the wily legislative tactician announced on Friday that he will not run for reelection in 2016. He's leaving a huge power vacuum behind him.  The initial front-runner in the Democratic ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Ted Cruz's Favorite Senator

This story originally published on Ozy. Leaping into the 2016 presidential fray, Ted Cruz proclaimed it a time for truth, a time for liberty and “a time to reclaim the Constitution of the United States.” It also, apparently, is Jesse Helms time in America again. Cruz, the controversial Texas senator, has long and very ardently admired Helms, the late North ...

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MAR 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Health Care Act he has vowed to dismantle. Cruz, whose Senate filibuster against the law he derides as "Obamacare" led to a partial government shutdown in 2013, is looking for health insurance because his wife, Heidi Cruz, took an unpaid ...

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MAR 23, 2015 - Washington Post

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5 things you need to know about Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz has his moments. This was one of them. Cruz shot to fame after a 21-hour filibuster attacking the Affordable Care Act. That's a lot of hours to fill. And one of the ways he did it is the thing many Americans are most likely to know about him: He talked about his dad's teenage party days in Havana. ...

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