Nicole Narea

Nicole Narea

Reporter for The New Republic

Formerly at POLITICO, NPR, Forbes, Hearst & NYT. I have a degree in history/journalism from Yale. Click on Politico/New Republic for my most recent stories.

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Top Ten: Rep. Ralph Hall's close encounter with gay activists

Every week Texas on the Potomac gives you a second glimpse of our most popular stories from last week. Here...

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Top Ten: Confusion reigns as Ralph Hall wanders into LGBT event, Rick Perry moves Benghazi to Lebanon

Texas on the Potomac gives you a second glimpse of the most popular stories from the month of June....

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TexMessage: Immigrant rights activists arrested and detained at the Capitol

TexMessage Monday, August 5 Good morning, TexMessagers! What do you think of  President Obama's reversal on federal aid to the...

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House GOP plan for kids' citizenship draws criticism

WASHINGTON - House Republicans clashed with Democrats and immigrant rights supporters Tuesday at hearings on border security and a proposal...

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Poll: Latino voters in battleground districts unhappy with GOP on immigration (UPDATED)

Nearly 80 percent of respondents supported a path to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the...

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TexMessage: Evangelical leaders flood Capitol Hill pressuring House to pass comprehensive immigration reform

“This is a moral issue that requires moral action,” said Noel Castellanos, CEO of the Christian Community Development Association....

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Senate vote kicks off immigration-bill debate

WASHINGTON - As the U.S. Senate started to cast votes on a bill to overhaul the nation's immigration laws, President...

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Top Texas GOP donors urge congressional leaders to pass immigration reform this year

Five of Texas's top GOP donors -- including a former member of George W. Bush's Cabinet -- penned a letter...

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22-0!!! Texas-led Republican team trounced in annual ...

After months of morning practices, the Democrats pulverized the Republicans, 22-0, in the 52nd annual charity game at Nationals Park and cementing a five-year winning streak. “We didn’t mean to be ...

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After defeat of Cornyn amendment, what's next for Senate ...

Sen. John Cornyn’s high-profile border security amendment was scuttled by the Senate Thursday amid political maneuvering that produced an even tougher enforcement proposal that would double the siz...

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Anthony Weiner says Houston psychiatric facility made him 'a new ...

Anthony Weiner’s New York mayoral candidacy was only made more improbable today after he revealed that he visited a Houston psychiatric facility following his resignation from Congress in 2011. Hau...

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At Naval Academy, Obama denounces military sexual assault as ...

In the wake of Tuesday’s suspension of Fort Worth’s top general Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts, President Obama vowed to crack down on sexual assault in his commencement address to U.S. Naval Academy gra...

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Blumenthal, Murphy host inaugural constituent coffee in the Capitol ...

Among coffee drinkers at the Blumenthal-Murphy fest were some Connecticut teachers who are in town to attend a conference of the Network of Educators in Science and Technology, affiliated with MIT....

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California conservatives identify Cruz as 'rising star' of Republican ...

He's the darling of the conservative movement, an outspoken warriir in heavy demand on the rubber chicken circuit. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's latest gig: Keynote speaker at the Orange County Republican ...

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Cornyn, Cruz lead conservative push against Gang of 8-backed ...

"I cannot support an amendment cobbled together at the eleventh hour that doubles the border patrol without knowing how much it will cost or whether it is even the right strategy," Texas Sen. John ...