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US Republican Ted Cruz confirms 2016 presidential bid

Republican US Senator Ted Cruz confirmed Monday he will run for president in 2016, the first major candidate to officially declare a bid in the next race for the White House.
      
"I'm running for president and I hope to earn your support!" the right-wing Texas conservative said on Twitter.
      

US President Delivers State of Union Speech, Sets Ambitious Goals

US President Barack Obama delivered on Tuesday his sixth State of the Union speech at a joint session of Congress, in which he set out an ambitious agenda.

Obama gave account of the country's improving economy and called on his Republican rivals to support reforms aimed at improving the conditions of the middle class, the New York Times reports.

Republicans win control of Senate in voter rebuke to Obama

Republicans won control of the U.S. Senate and bolstered their majority in the House of Representatives as Americans delivered a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama in elections Nov. 4. Obama now faces the final two years of his presidency contending with a Congress fully controlled by a party that firmly opposes his policies.

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