U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential race at Liberty University last week — and he remains the only major candidate to have officially declared a run.
Cruz was a big subject on social media and news organizations throughout last week, but not just for his announcement or his policies — but for what many believed was him rehearsing kissing his wife before the big announcement at the university last week.Read More
This week's cover of The New Yorker, the foremost purveyor of 10,000-plus word articles about IKEA, features 30 emoji of Hillary Clinton. This comes shortly after The Washington Post created emoji for every team in this year's NCAA basketball tournament.Read More
Last June, a user on the public records site, MuckRock, requested consumer complaints from the publicly funded train company, Amtrak. But after nine months of waiting, Conor Skelding received 317 pages of complaints so heavily redacted, they make declassified military documents seem transparent.Read More
On Monday morning, outspoken and ultra-conservative Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to enter the presidential race for 2016.
Cruz made his announcement during the student convocation at Liberty University — possibly the perfect backdrop for the Texas Republican.Read More
North Carolina lawmakers don't seem to be happy about a memo released in February talking about sexual relations between lobbyists and government officials that received significant media attention.
A month after the N.C. Ethics Committee ruled that sex between a lobbyist and an official is not considered a gift and doesn’t have to be disclosed, members of the N.C. House of Representatives have filed an opposing bill.Read More
Ryanair, a discount airline popular for travels between European countries, denied plans on Thursday to offer transatlantic flights by 2020 — a reversal from just three days earlier.Read More
While many high school seniors have already sent in deposits to their chosen colleges and are using their remaining days in high school classrooms dreaming about their upcoming college life, students who applied to University of California schools are still in limbo.Read More
Barbara Mikulski — the longest serving female member in the history of Congress — announced on Monday that she will not be running for a sixth consecutive term.
Mikulski is a Democratic senator from Maryland who has fought consistently for bipartisan compromise, for women's issues and for women lawmakers since she first gained the seat in 1988. She served in the House of Representatives for a dozen years before then.Read More
Despite forecasts by experts predicting a revenue shortfall in North Carolina, N.C. House Republican Leader Paul Stam is insisting otherwise.Read More