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Patrick Howley
Patrick Howley
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ANALYSIS: Why Ted Cruz Won’t Attack Donald Trump

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz boards an elevator to depart after a vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington May 14, 2015. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is the only major Republican in the field who isn't jumping all over Donald Trump for his series of provocative comments regarding immigration and John McCain's war service. In fact, Cruz even recently went to bat for Trump.

Bernie Sanders ‘Shunned’ His Socialist Friends

9:53 PM 07/17/2015

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders "shunned" some of his closest personal friends as he moved away from Vermont socialist circles and into big-time Democratic Party politics, and the resentment still lingers today.

NBC News Flubs Name of Latina Miss USA Contestant

1:24 PM 07/12/2015

Latina-American Miss USA contestant Thatiana Diaz is no stranger to adversity. The 22-year-old's Dominican immigrant parents struggle daily as a Wall Street executive and a business owner, respectively. But now, as Sunday night's pageant occurs against the backdrop of Donald Trump's immigration-remarks controversy, Diaz must endure yet another slight: NBC News got her name wrong.

One-Act Play Reveals Why The New York Times Kept Cruz’s Book Off The Bestseller List

8:46 AM 07/10/2015

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will not see his book "A Time For Truth" on The New York Times bestseller list. Even though the book sold 11,854 copies in its first week, ranking higher than 18 of the 20 books on the latest list, the Times told Cruz's publisher HarperCollins that his book "didn't meet that standard" to get recognized. The Times, which previously blocked Dinesh D'Souza's bestseller "America" from getting on the list, later told Politico that they found evidence that "sales [for Cruz's book] were limited to strategic bulk purchases."

Seven Reporters Who Should NOT Get A Press Pass In 2016

12:12 AM 07/09/2015

If the Republican candidates in the 2016 race were smarter, they would ban a number of liberal Washington-based reporters from any of their campaign events, just like Hillary Clinton did to my former editor David Martosko. Why not? The seven kids below are not there to cover the events, but rather to just act as operatives.

Why Should We Give Gay Kids – Or Anyone For That Matter – False Hope?

10:31 PM 07/05/2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gained a bunch of Internet praise over Fourth of July weekend because she wrote a comment on a photo of a gay kid and told him that his life is going to be "amazing." Unfortunately, her comment was completely stupid and irresponsible because his life is probably not going to be amazing - and not because he's gay.