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John Legend poses with wife Chrissy Teigen after winning an Oscar at the 2015 Academy Awards. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Why the ‘no pretty nannies’ debate matters

When a pregnant celebrity announces "no hot nannies," what does it say about parenting, gender roles and our culture?
Poor polls results have pushed Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee off the main debate stage. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (l), Mike Blake (r)

Why smart GOP candidates ignore the polls, and keep on running

You won't see Christie or Huckabee on the primetime debate stage Tuesday night. That's because polls say their support is down. Problem is: polls are often wrong.
Ted Cruz in Iowa. Brian C. Frank/REUTERS

Ted Cruz’s birther problem

Legal scholars agree: Cruz is eligible to run for president. But that fact won't stop Trump and his other opponents from bringing up his Canadian birth.
US Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker hugs his childhood babysitter Janice Dietz at a campaign stop in Plainfield, Iowa. Jim Young/Reuters

What the Scott Walker fundraising controversy means for 2016

A court has dismissed a criminal investigation into Wisconsin Governor and presidential candidate Scott Walker. The decision will encourage closer relationships between candidates and PACs.

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