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Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 07:40 PM CDT

The Rocky History Between Cruz and Boehner

The Rocky History Between Cruz and Boehner

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz personally told NBC News he had not met John Boehner, when he addressed comments made about him by the former House Speaker. But the two men do have a past: Ted Cruz was once Boehner’s...

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 09:06 PM CDT

Meet the College Reporter Who Broke Boehner's 'Lucifer' Story

Meet the College Reporter Who Broke Boehner's 'Lucifer' Story

Stanford Daily cub reporter Ada Statler-Throckmorton, 20, has spoken with big names and tackled weighty topics in the past. The student from Prairie City, Kansas, has done a Q&A with Whole Foods Market CEO John...

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 06:01 PM CDT

Questions Swirl Over Hastert's Seemingly Short Prison Sentence

Questions Swirl Over Hastert's Seemingly Short Prison Sentence

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison, which prompted many to question how an admitted serial child molester could have received a punishment of just over one...

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 04:48 PM CDT

'If We Win In Indiana, It's Over': Trump

'If We Win In Indiana, It's Over': Trump

Donald Trump set the stakes of the Indiana primary Thursday, saying he refused to take time off from the campaign trail because of the importance of the primary, NBC News reported.

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 05:46 PM CDT

USHCC Endorses Clinton, Kasich

USHCC Endorses Clinton, Kasich

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday it is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John Kasich, in its first ever endorsement of any presidential candidate, NBC News...

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 06:49 AM CDT

Tapping Fiorina Early, Cruz Echoes Reagan's Gamble

Tapping Fiorina Early, Cruz Echoes Reagan's Gamble

Ted Cruz's unconventional decision to tap Carly Fiorina on Wednesday as his running mate echoes Ronald Reagan's gambit heading into the 1976 convention, a history that offers cautionary notes for Cruz. Reagan...

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 06:04 AM CDT

Powerful Testimony Unfolds At Hastert Sentencing

Powerful Testimony Unfolds At Hastert Sentencing

For seasoned court watchers, attorneys, even veteran prosecutors, the sentencing of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert proved to be powerful and troubling.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 08:55 PM CDT

Fundraiser for John McCain Arrested in Phoenix Drug Bust

Fundraiser for John McCain Arrested in Phoenix Drug Bust

A Phoenix woman has been dropped as a political fundraiser for U.S. Sen. John McCain's re-election campaign after being arrested on suspicion of drug possession and other charges.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 05:35 PM CDT

Get More Census Info for LGBTQ Community: Rep. Grijalva

Get More Census Info for LGBTQ Community: Rep. Grijalva

Arizona Democratic congressman Raúl Grijalva believes sexual orientation should be included in the Census to strengthen the LGBTQ community's access to resources and legislation, NBC News reported. Rep.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 09:10 PM CDT

Sanders Campaign to Lay Off Hundreds of Staffers

Sanders Campaign to Lay Off Hundreds of Staffers

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign said Wednesday it plans to lay off hundreds of field staffers and other aides, even as the Democratic candidate promises to keep running against Hillary Clinton through the...

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