(TIME) - In seven short months, Ted Cruz has become the most controversial member of the Senate. Perhaps the most combative member of a chamber known for comity, Cruz’s withering criticisms of Washington have made him a champion for the conservative base and a potential pot stirrer in the 2016 GOP nominating contest.
(CNN) – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's immigration reform group announced a new ad Thursday, the same week Zuckerberg made a rare public speech on the topic.
The new ad is called "Serve" and features a young undocumented immigrant named Alejandro Morales, a former high school junior ROTC cadet who dreams of serving as a U.S. Marine but is unable to because of his status, having been brought to the United States illegally when he was seven months old.
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(CNN) – While a new poll shows Hillary Clinton as the favorite among New Hampshire Democrats in a potential 2016 presidential run, the survey indicates the GOP lacks a clear frontrunner in the Granite State.
But the New Hampshire primary is about two and a half years away, leaving plenty of time for the 2016 political landscape to change.
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(CNN) - The first television ad released by New York City mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio highlights the candidate's mixed-race family, a dynamic he has prominently featured in his public life.
The spot stars the Democrat's 15-year-old son, Dante, whose large afro has become a bit of a trademark on the campaign trail.
Washington (CNN) – There is a new grounds crew at the Historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington but these landscapers don't bring lawn mowers, just their appetites.
About 30 goats were released into an overgrown area adjacent to the cemetery on Wednesday and another trailer full were waiting to join them later.
Atlanta (CNN) - Jackie Gingrich, the first wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and the mother of his two daughters, died Wednesday in Atlanta, according to the funeral home organizing her arrangements. She was 77.
The Almon Funeral Home in Carrollton, Georgia, did not give her cause of death, but Gingrich had battled cancer for years.
Last month, Anthony Weiner admitted that he had sent explicit text messages after his resignation from Congress in 2011.
He maintained in a recent news conference that his racy online behavior ended last summer, but Sydney Leathers, a 23-year-old Indiana native, says "Carlos Danger," the New York City mayoral candidate's online screen name, sexted her as recently as April 12.