US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) poses for pictures with students shooting "selfies" after confirming his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election race during a speech at Liberty College in Lynchburg, Va., March 23, 2015.
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In Case You Missed It: 5 great stories from the week of March 23

Each week, msnbc.com collects the standout work published by our reporters in one convenient place.

Joe Biden plays the long game 
by Alex Seitz-Wald

Vice President Joe Biden wants to run for president, probably won’t, and has other goals in mind.

Exclusive: Ted Cruz’s plan to win over young voters 

by Aliyah Frumin and Ali Vitali

The 2016 Republican presidential candidate laid out his game plan to win over young voters to msnbc and and part of that strategy involves humor.

Lynch confirmation continues to drag on as the Senate goes on break 
by Trymaine Lee

The unprecedented delay in attorney general designate Loretta Lynch’s confirmation vote takes another historic leap as the Senate goes on two-week Easter break.

Ted Cruz and Rand Paul offer 2016 preview in dueling interviews 
by Benjy Sarlin

Ted Cruz and Rand Paul offered up dueling Fox interviews on Monday in a preview of what could become a bitter 2016 rivalry.

America wants a president like me, says Bobby Jindal 
by Jane C. Timm

The people want a president just like me, Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal explained Wednesday morning.

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In Case You Missed It: 5 great stories from the week of March 23