Politics once again is the big story. Last night was a show-down in Motown as I watched some of the debate finishing the last half hour this morning. It was a mixed bag of serious, silly, and surreal, as front-runner Donald Trump - who earlier in the day withstood attacks from the party's last two presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and John McCain - fended off rivals Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio as well as the moderators who challenged his inconsistencies from the past. I was happy to see Kasich express his strategies in the midst of the chaos. Kasich will stay in the race at least through the primaries in Ohio, March 15th which will determine the fate of Rubio as well. This weekend, both parties hold caucuses in Kansas and Maine, and a primary in Louisiana. Republicans will hold caucuses in Kentucky and a primary in Puerto Rico, while Democrats caucus in Nebraska.
At the end of the day, Hillary could wind up in jail - depending on how many people are fixing things for her - which represents the corruption that has existed in politics from the beginning. And the beat goes on ...
The 11th GOP debate in 90 seconds CNN - March 4, 2016
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Boys will be boys and sometimes hit below the belt.
Is Ted Cruz eligible to run for president? Ted Cruz was born on December 22, 1970 in Calgary, Canada to Eleanor Wilson and Rafael Cruz. At the time of his birth, Cruz's parents had lived in Calgary for three years and were working in the oil business as owners of a seismic-data processing firm for oil drilling. Cruz has said, "I'm the son of two mathematicians/computer programmers." In 1974, his father left the family and moved to Texas. Later that year, his parents reconciled and relocated to Houston.
There's light snow here in the city this morning which will giveaway to warming temperatures possibly as high as 70° next week.
A congressional delegation, including the House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, will be in Flint, Mich., to hear from families affected by the city's contaminated water. But too much lead in children's blood has long been an everyday fact in Cleveland and many other cities.
Democrats are seeking to unseat Senator Charles E. Grassley, the Iowa Republican and Judiciary Committee chairman who has become the face of his party's refusal to hold a hearing on President Obama's nominee. He was expected to easily win a seventh term, but he'll now have a formidable opponent, as the stakes rise in the tussle to fill the vacancy.
President Obama says his family will stay in Washington until his younger daughter, Sasha, finishes high school in 2019.