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House Democrat ‘convinced’ Ted Cruz will run for president

A House Democrat who joined Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on a congressional delegation to a memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa said he has “no doubt” the Texas conservative will run for president in 2016.
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland said Cruz, considered a potential 2016 presidential candidate, tried to dodge the issue but admitted that he had


What Ted Cruz Talked About at 10,000 Feet

Before he could make the late Nelson Mandela’s media-mobbed memorial service all about him by very publicly storming out (take that, Cuban President Raul Castro!), Sen. Ted Cruz had to get to South Africa.

His ticket to ride included a lengthy trans-Atlantic jaunt during which several members of the Congressional Black Caucus bent the Texas Republican’s ear about everything


Rep. Moore: Mandela was hero for human rights

MILWAUKEE (AP) – U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says the world has lost a visionary leader and a hero for human rights with the death of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela. The Democratic congresswoman and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with Mandela in 2005 in Washington. She says it was “a powerful […]


Local admirers remember Nelson Mandela

Tracey Joubert, the South African chief financial officer of MillerCoors, will never forget the moment when President Nelson Mandela walked onto the Johannesburg pitch at the final game of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Dressed in the jersey of the Springboks, South Africa’s traditionally all-white rugby team — in the year after the fall of apartheid — the former political


The quiet before the sequester storm

The holiday season is upon us. While some are crossing items from their shopping lists, there are those across America who are wondering how they will heat their homes, purchase food or pay for child care. The year 2013 was difficult, but according to the Center for American Progress, 2014 will be worse.

As a member of the House Budget


23 members of Congress attending Mandela memorial service in S. Africa

At least 23 federal lawmakers are traveling to South Africa to attend a memorial service for the country’s former leader Nelson Mandela, who died last week at age 95.

The service will be held Tuesday in Johannesburg at a soccer stadium that can hold roughly 95,000 people.

A government aircraft carrying 22 members of the House and one


Continuing the Push for Integrated Employment

Why Not

I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.

I had the opportunity to meet with Representative


Rep. Gwen Moore: Supreme Court needs to ‘rule on the side of women’

Rep. Gwen Moore said Wednesday she hopes the highest court in the land upholds an Obama administration rule that requires larger firms to insure birth control, saying secular companies cannot impose their religious views on employees who consider contraception a key part of women’s care.

“I am very confident that the Supreme Court will rule on the side of women.