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    KEENE: An unpredictable political forecast

    All one has to do is think back over the developments of the past few months to begin to grasp the futility of making comfortable political predictions. Those in the business of doing so might as well take jobs predicting the course of the next hurricane or next month's weather.


  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stands in front of pheasants that were shot during a hunt hosted by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Akron, Iowa. Cruz attended the Iowa GOP's annual fundraising dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    MILLER: Ted Cruz targeted by Politifact over gun crime facts cited to Jay Leno

    Left-leaning Politifact twisted itself in knots to declare Sen. Ted Cruz’s data on gun prosecutions declining under President Obama as “mostly false.” In fact, the Republican senator correctly stated on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Nov. 8 that “Under President Bush, prosecution of gun crimes was 30 percent higher than it is under President Obama.


  • ** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican. (Associated Press)

    Cruz bill offers $5M reward for Benghazi info

    Sen. Ted Cruz just brought forward a bill that would award $5 million to anyone who could provide information that leads to the capture of a suspect in the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack that left four Americans dead.


  • President Barack Obama meets with business leaders to discuss immigration reform, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    President touts Obamacare as 'universal health care'

    For decades, liberals have dreamed of a "universal health care" system in America. On Wednesday night in Dallas, President Obama used that rare phrase and told a group volunteers that, under his leadership, it has become a reality.


  • LED IN: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greets supporters at Oasis Pastry Shop during a campaign stop in Hillside, N.J., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Christie will face Democratic candidate, Barbara Buono in an election Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Christie's victory could transform national Republican Party

    Move to the right or try to pull the GOP away from the tea party and toward the center? That is the question Gov. Chris Christie will face if he trounces his way to victory Tuesday in New Jersey's gubernatorial race and turns his attention to the prospect of a 2016 presidential bid.


  • Witnesses, from left, Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Criminal Justice Institute, Harvard Law School; David LaBahn, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys president and CEO; Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at Cato Institute; John R. Lott, Jr., president, Crime Prevention Research Center of Swarthmore, Pa.; and Lucia McBath of Atlanta, Ga.; are sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, prior to testifying before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on so-called "stand your ground laws."      (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    'Stand your ground' gun laws produce partisan divide at Hill hearing

    The passage of a string of state "stand your ground" self-defense laws in recent years produced a partisan divide at a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill, with Democrats saying the laws have led to increased gun violence, often targeting minorities, while Republicans questioning the need for a hearing on the issue at all.


  • ** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican. (Associated Press)

    Ted Cruz’s daughter, 2: ‘I want to work with daddy’

    Much of the political world may be standing against Sen. Ted Cruz, but he’s got at least one staunch supporter in his camp: His daughter, 5, who already plans on following in his footsteps.


  • ** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican. (Associated Press)

    CNBC's Steve Liesman apologizes for 'Mexican music' jab at Sen. Ted Cruz

    CNBC's senior economics reporter Steve Liesman apologized Wednesday for calling on producers during a live airing of "Squawk Box" to play "Mexican music" for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.


  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to members of the Texas Medical Association about the Affordable Care Act in on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Cruz said  that Republicans lost the government shutdown budget battle because some members of his own party in Congress turned on their colleagues, but that he doesn't think they will make the same mistake during another political impasse. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez)  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, MAGS OUT; NO SALES; INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM

    Sen. Ted Cruz exits D.C. stage: 'Great to be back in America'

    Showing his lighthearted side, Sen. Ted Cruz cracked on Congress and the whole D.C. political culture with a recent Twitter message pointing to the brewing battle: Inside the Beltway vs. Beyond the Beltway.


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