U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to a crowd March 23 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he announced his presidential candidacy.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to a crowd March 23 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he announced his presidential candidacy.

With no Democratic support, the House and Senate pass budgets setting the stage for negotiations for a final deal. With bi-partisan support, the House passes a bill that changes how Medicare pays doctors. Democratic Senator Harry Reid says he won’t seek re-election. On the 5th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama says the law is working. Republican Senator Ted Cruz promises to repeal “every word” of it, as he announces he will run for president in 2016. And the Army charges Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with disertion. Diane and her panel of reporters discuss the week in news.

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  • Tamara Keith White House correspondent, NPR.
  • Susan Glasser Editor, Politico.
  • Chris Cillizza Founder of "The Fix", a politics blog for The Washington Post; author of "The Gospel According to The Fix."

Video: Is Ted Cruz Eligible For The Presidency?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is an American citizen, but he was born outside the United States. Some callers wonder: Can he run for president?

Video: Can Ted Cruz Win The GOP Nomination?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has been called the “Republican Obama.”

But others doubt if he can clinch the GOP nomination.

Politico Editor Susan Glasser said in her publication’s poll of 100 “insiders,” “not one” respondent felt Cruz could make it out of the primaries.

Video: What Can We Learn From The Philadelphia Police Report?

“There’s nothing new about the numbers” revealed in The United States Department of Justice​ report on Philadelphia Police Department​, Politico Editor Susan Glasser said on our March 27 show. “It’s the fact it’s reaching a broader audience.”

 

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