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Capitol Hill Correspondent — NBC News

@NBCNews Capitol Hill Correspondent. Politics, Campaigns & Congress for @todayshow, @nbcnightlynews and @msnbc. And proud alum @NorthwesternU

Mandatory Voting? President Obama Says It Could Be a Good Idea — President Obama suggested that if American voters want to "counteract" the role of money in politics, it may be worth making voting mandatory.

Congress Approves Homeland Security Funding Without Immigration Fight — Congress has passed legislation that will fund the Department of Homeland Security without touching President Obama's immigration actions, bringing an end to a months-long battle that threatened to shut down an agency tasked with helping protect the U.S. against terrorist threats.

Barbara Mikulski, Longest Serving Woman in Congress, to Retire — The longest serving woman in Congress in U.S. history is ready to retire. Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski will not seek a sixth term in the Senate in 2016. Mikulski announced the news at a news conference in the Fells Point neighborhood in Baltimore Monday morning. "I am here today ...

2016 GOP Get Trial Run at Iowa Freedom Summit

2016 GOP Get Trial Run at Iowa Freedom Summit — Updated: 3:51 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 | Posted: 7:49 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 By Kelly O'Donnell A long line of republican presidential hopefuls made their pitches in Iowa. Read full story Featured Articles

Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Could Bring Harley to Havana

Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Could Bring Harley to Havana — Updated: 2:54 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 | Posted: 7:49 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 By Kelly O'Donnell Cuba is an island nation known for its classic cars, but it may now get an infusion of 21st century roadsters. Read full story Featured Articles

Chris Christie: Election's a Year Away; 'Everybody Just Calm Down' — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he can remain friends with the Bush family and run against Jeb Bush should he decide to enter the Republican presidential race. "I don't think it means it has to end a relationship between me and Jeb or me and the president and Laura," Christie said during his monthly "Ask the Governor" appearance on a New Jersey radio station.

Four Officials Out in Secret Service Shakeup — Four top officials at the United States Secret Service are being dismissed from their posts, NBC News confirmed Wednesday. The Washington Post first reported the shakeup, which comes after much scrutiny following lapses in security in the agency that protects the president and his family.

Dallas Owner Funded Christie Trip to Cowboys Game — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones paid for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to attend Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, including a ride on his private jet, aides to the governor confirm. Aides to Christie said that the longtime Dallas football fan attended the game "as a guest of Jerry Jones, who provided both the ticket and transportation at no expense to New Jersey taxpayers."
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Mar 23, 2015

Five years after President Obama signed ACA/Obamacare into law, vocal critic @tedcruz announces his own WH bid

Mar 23, 2015

Arena at Liberty University where @TedCruz will deliver presidential kickoff speech

Mar 23, 2015

RT @AlexNBCNews: #2016 kicks off today w/ Ted Cruz announcing a WH bid -- @kellyo is live on @todayshow in Lynchburg, VA

Mar 22, 2015

Long drive but finally arrived in Lynchburg, VA for @tedcruz presidential announcement. See you on @TODAYshow

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