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Ted Cruz wins Texas GOP Senate primary against wave of challengers

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Incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) handily won the Long Horn state’s GOP Senate primary Tuesday over challengers Mary Miller, Stefano de Stefano, Bruce Jacobson and Geraldine Sam.

Hours before the nomination race was called, Cruz singled out likely Democratic nominee Beto O’Rourke, a congressman from El Paso, as being a “left-wing liberal,” an apparent insult in his book. O’Rourke greatly out-raised Cruz, garnering $2.3 million to the incumbent’s $803,000 in the first 45 days of 2018 alone.

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“He is running like Bernie Sanders across the state,” Cruz said of his Senate colleague from Vermont and fellow former presidential candidate.

The senator has kept a relatively low profile since his failed bid for the presidency, though joke conspiracy theories suggesting he is the Zodiac Killer persisted.


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Trump refusing to pay for New Mexico security and barricades — while trying to change the state from blue to red

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President Donald Trump thinks he will win New Mexico. He's repeated the factoid multiple times, including to a group of oil and gas workers and executives Wednesday at a conference in Pittsburgh, PA. But he also made two significant mistakes to put that support in jeopardy.

First, the president indicated he was building his "wall" on the border of Colorado, which is north of New Mexico. It would mean that New Mexico was now part of Mexico.

Second, it was reported by the Albuquerque Journal that their city is yet another one Trump's campaign is refusing to pay for security costs.

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Intel Committee has ‘recent evidence’ Ukraine witnesses are working together to ‘coordinate’ their stories

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House investigators have "recent evidence" of witnesses working to coordinate their testimony before Congress, a Democratic congressman revealed on MSNBC on Wednesday.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who sits on the Intelligence and Judicial committees, was interviewed by MSNBC Chris Hayes.

"Final question, what is the timeline here?" Hayes asked. "There is some transparency argument that at some point this can’t be behind closed doors, the American people, all of us, Republicans, Democrats, citizens and journalists have to hear what’s happening."

"You’re absolutely right and there will be a public phase," Swalwell replied.

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Rudy Giuliani is looking for a lawyer — after saying he didn’t need one: report

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On Wednesday, CNN reported that President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani is looking for a defense attorney to represent him.

This report comes after Giuliani said last week that he would not seek legal representation unless he believed he needed it.

Giuliani is currently under criminal investigation for the scheme he apparently helped facilitate in the Ukraine, where Trump withheld military aid in the fight against Russia while demanding their leaders investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee.

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