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  • Trump, Cruz, Carson and more: Your guide to scoring the Republican debate

    08/05/2015 1:39:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2015 | Juan Williams
    Is this the dumbest idea of the 2016 campaign? Or is it the smartest? The New York Times recently reported that several top Republican donors wanted GOP candidates to boycott the primary debates to signal their distaste for billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Turning their backs on Trump would make news and establish the party’s identity as more than a big, bright platform for Trump. His sensational, barbed attacks on fellow Republicans, immigrants and President Obama have hurt the Republican brand with voters, including independents, Latinos and, most of all, Republicans. But despite his many critics, Trump remains at...
  • Trump teams with Cruz to defund Planned Parenthood: Mogul would shutter government to achieve goal

    08/05/2015 12:48:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 4, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Sen. Ted Cruz and billionaire Donald Trump may be warring for the same White House post, but they’ve nevertheless cast aside politics to push a defund Planned Parenthood strategy, hoping their star-power status will press legislators to add a rider to a bill moving on Capitol Hill that would cut the organization’s finances. Trump gave his official rubber-stamp to the plan during Monday evening remarks, despite the fact Democrats vowed to oppose any bill containing such rider, Politico reported. Call it Obamacare redux. This is the same maneuver Cruz tried with Obamacare in 2013; now, the Texas senator is hoping...
  • Presidential candidate Ted Cruz to be keynote speaker at Cheyenne GOP reception (Wyoming)

    08/05/2015 12:31:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    CHEYENNE, Wyoming — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is making a stop in Cheyenne, where he's scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a Republican-hosted fundraiser. KGAB-AM reports (http://bit.ly/1IESrSe) donations to attend the first annual Chairman's Reception on Aug. 20 start at $50 and reach as high as $1,500....
  • No surprise Perry left out of GOP debate (With a laughable ending about Cruz)

    08/04/2015 11:13:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | August 4, 2015 | Enrique Rangel, Austin bureau
    To hardly anyone’s surprise, former Gov. Rick Perry was left out of the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday night. Fox News, the network that will televise the Cleveland debate, announced its line-up of 10 GOP hopefuls on Tuesday, which is led by billionaire Donald Trump and includes Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, but excluded Perry, the longest serving governor in Texas history. For Perry and the six other GOP hopefuls who didn’t make the cut the consolation prize was an invitation to an earlier debate on the same stage. However, the second tier debate is set for 4 p.m. CDT,...
  • Rand Paul is basically doomed: How the man who was supposed to “reinvent” GOP fell flat on his face

    08/04/2015 8:00:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Salon ^ | August 3, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    It wasn't too long ago that Rand Paul was viewed as a serious threat to the GOP nomination. Not any longer.One of the big mysteries of the Koch brothers’ lavish gala this past weekend is the fact that Rand Paul was not in attendance. You’d think that the Kochs would at least insist that Paul come to the fete to do a dramatic reading of John Galt’s “Atlas Shrugged” speech for the billionaires in attendance, but he didn’t show. Some reports suggest that he was invited, but declined. Perhaps his feelings are hurt that they also invited Scott Walker, Ted...
  • Condescendingly Self-Important Megyn Kelly Interviews Ted Cruz – (TR) (5 min video)

    08/04/2015 7:34:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 124 replies
    Watch this video interview closely. It aired tonight on the Megyn Kelly show. Do you spot the two “tell tale” moments. [ Hint: how Kelly ended the interview of Senator Ted Cruz is a big one. ] Megyn “too-cute-by-half” Kelly has been preparing for, and refining, her debate moderator approach. This segment gives insight into what her approach will be toward Donald Trump, she can’t hide it. As previously stated: It would appear Kelly has an interest in spotlighting Trump around an inferred position of sexism. This is transparently not accidental. Kelly has a history of self-promotion by making herself...
  • Cruz Coming Up On Megyn Kelly Right Now

    08/04/2015 6:02:05 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 65 replies
    8/4/2015 | Fox
    Cruz up Next
  • GOP candidate Sen. Ted Cruz to visit Las Vegas this month

    08/04/2015 5:58:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is visiting Las Vegas later this month. The Texas senator is scheduled to speak the evening of Aug. 14 at a public event organized by conservative group Americans for Prosperity. The discussion will be held at Red Rock casino....
  • Erick Erickson interviews Sen. Ted Cruz

    08/04/2015 5:21:37 PM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Soundcloud.com ^ | 8/4/2015
    Ted Cruz is going to join me on my radio show today at 6:09pm ET. We’ll discuss the Planned Parenthood news, the fight against politics as usual, and what Cruz calls the “Washington Cartel.”
  • Hot Air Pre-Debate Survey Results

    08/04/2015 5:14:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2015 | Patrick Ishmael
    Ted Cruz remains the first choice of Hot Air readers, followed by Scott Walker and Donald Trump. Most candidates have stayed steady over the last month, but as Trump rose, June’s third place winner Rick Perry fell. Whether Perry supporters have migrated or simply didn’t come out to vote this time, I don’t know, but Perry’s loss was basically Trump’s gain. That’s the first takeaway.The second takeaway is this: that regardless of who you support, a Republican primary debate without Bobby Jindal and Carly Fiorina would be woefully incomplete. Not only did both make the top 5 in the consensus...
  • Commentary: Sen. Ted Cruz’ Courageous Stand Against ‘Washington Cartel’

    08/04/2015 5:00:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | August 4, 2015 | Don Loucks
    On Friday morning, 24 July, our Texas Senator Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor and did something truly extraordinary: He excoriated the leadership of the U.S. Senate. No, it was not the Democrats he was after, even though Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) was properly mentioned. It was the Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) who was the object of a nineteen-minute indictment of corruption and dishonesty. The word “lie” is seldom heard in that chamber, being that the place is so genteel. But Friday was a seminal moment in U.S. legislative history, and Senator Cruz enunciated the...
  • They're in -- Fox announces debate roster: Trump leads pack, Perry snubbed

    08/04/2015 3:33:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    WMTW-TV ^ | August 4, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    The wait is over. Fox News said Tuesday that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich will all appear on the dais Thursday for the first prime-time debate of the primary season. The seven other major declared candidates -- Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore -- will appear at a debate earlier Thursday evening. The debate in Cleveland marks the beginning of a new stage in the Republican nominating contest, where candidates will likely...
  • Ted Cruz: We Should Shut Down Government if Necessary to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 3:49:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/4/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Yesterday, Senate Democrats defeated an effort to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business by filibustering the bill and preventing a vote on it. Republicans were unable to secure the 60 voted needed to invoke cloture and stop debate on the bill, allowing an up or down vote.The Senate voted 53-46 on the cloture motion — failing to get the 60 votes needed to stop the Democratic filibuster against the de-funding measure.Now, some Republicans are saying the House and Senate should look at the possibility of shutting down the federal government in order to de-fund Planned Parenthood. But...
  • Ted Cruz appoints couple behind anti-gay marriage billboards to Iowa team

    08/04/2015 1:27:03 PM PDT · by VinL · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/4/15 | Adam Gabbet
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has chosen a couple who are aiming to put up 1,000 billboards attacking same-sex marriage to be part of his Iowa leadership team. Betty and Richard Odgaard, who lost a civil case in January after refusing to allow a gay couple to marry at their restaurant, have already erected one anti-gay marriage billboard in Oklahoma. They were added to Cruz’s Iowa team on Tuesday. Announcing their appointment, the Cruz campaign described the Odgaards as “courageous conservatives” who will form part of “a strong leadership team to win the Iowa caucuses”. The Odgaards erected the first...
  • Ted Cruz in Huntsville Saturday for town hall

    08/04/2015 12:55:32 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    WAAYTV.com ^ | Carla Fields | Tuesday, August 4, 2015 8:09 am
    United States Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz will make a stop in Huntsville during his multi-state bus tour.Cruz will make guest appearances in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia and South Carolina. The ice cream town hall with Cruz and Congressman Mo Brooks is Saturday, August 8th. The event is set to begin at 6:30 pm at the Jackson Center, located at 6001 Moquin Drive in Huntsville. To register for the event, click here.
  • A Time for Truth: Ted Cruz’s Address to Persian Jews Who Fled the Evil of Iran

    08/04/2015 10:51:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 4 August 2015 | Paul Dowling
    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” —Winston Churchill A Time for TruthSenator Ted Cruz, having been introduced by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, greeted the Persian Jews of Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills, on Saturday, August 1, 2015. “You know, this week’s Torah reading covered the Ten Commandments,” Cruz opened, “a topic rarely discussed, or followed, in Washington, DC.” The crowd laughed, and Cruz continued: “Among them is the fairly simple and straightforward proposition: ‘Thou shalt not bear false witness.’ That, in particular, is an admonition from God...
  • What I think of Donald Trump/Ted Cruz...

    08/04/2015 10:39:12 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 43 replies
    04 Aug 2015 | US Navy Vet
    I think that US Senator Jesse Helms would have been more than proud of both men.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: 'I Intend to Make 2016 a Referendum on Repealing Obamacare'

    08/04/2015 10:33:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | Aug 4, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "There's no doubt we need commonsense health care reform," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told a forum in New Hampshire Monday night. But he said that does not include a single word of Obamacare:"I've been proud to lead the fight to stop Obamacare in the United States Senate, (working) against the Washington cartel. And there are a lot of politicians in Washington that have largely given up. They don't believe Obamacare can ever be repealed, including, sadly, a fair number of Republicans. "I don't believe that. I intend to make 2016 a referendum on repealing Obamacare, and if I'm...
  • Cruz for President Adds to Iowa State Leadership Team

    08/04/2015 8:40:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/04/15
    Team demonstrates Cruz’s incredible strength in IowaHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced the addition of another lawmaker as well as several activists, pastors, and courageous conservatives to his Iowa Leadership Team. The ten new members will join the current team of 24 other individuals who make up the Iowa Leadership Team, headed by Iowa State Chairman, Matt Schultz, the former Iowa Secretary of State.“Iowa is an extraordinarily important state to our campaign, and I am incredibly excited to have these 10 courageous conservatives join our already exceptional Iowa Leadership Team,” said Sen. Cruz. “I am tremendously...
  • Ted Cruz’s book royalties may be higher than Scott Walker’s net worth

    08/04/2015 7:12:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | August 3, 2015 | Katie Zezima and Anu Narayanswamy
    A presidential primary race that features a front-runner whose self-reported assets are worth more than $10 billion dollars also features a candidate who owes thousands of dollars on a credit card with an interest rate above 27 percent. In new financial disclosure forms released Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declares assets of between $36,000 and $190,000 and liabilities of at least $120,000, including a credit card with between $10,001 and $15,000 on it and an interest rate of 27.24 percent. The debt was incurred in 2014, according to the statement. Walker also reports having between $100,001 and $500,000 in student...
  • Cruz Ready for Next Debt Limit Debate

    08/04/2015 6:55:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 8/4/15 | Niels Lesniewski
    Remember what happened the last time Congress acted to raise the debt limit? Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, certainly does. The 2016 presidential hopeful found himself right in the middle, stopping a February 2014 effort to allow the Senate to vote on a debt ceiling measure with a simple majority. “In the last debt ceiling fight, when I raised my hand and objected to leadership’s request to make it easier for President Obama to add trillions in debt with no spending reforms, what I said is ‘Listen, I spent two years telling 27 million Texans if you elect me, I will...
  • Politicians from Both Sides of the Aisle: Corruption Has Destroyed America

    08/03/2015 5:40:01 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 31 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 08/03/2015 | George Washington!
    • “Lobbyists and career politicians today make up what I call the Washington Cartel. … [They] on a daily basis are conspiring against the American people. … [C]areer politicians’ ears and wallets are open to the highest bidder.” — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in 2015.
  • Cruz: Obama Admin "Responsible" If Iranian-Backed Terrorists Kill

    08/04/2015 4:54:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that if Iran uses the money it gets under the nuclear deal to fund terrorists that kill Americans, Israelis, or Europeans, “then this administration is responsible” at Monday’s Voters First Presidential Forum in New Hampshire.
  • Uneven Performances in Trump-less Republican Forum

    08/03/2015 10:00:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | AUG. 3, 2015 | JEREMY W. PETERS and MICHAEL BARBARO
    Jeb Bush stumbled through a familiar question about his brother and father, struggling for the right words as he cracked a joke about duking it out with anyone who questioned the legacy of his aging dad. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey awkwardly said aloud what many have been wondering about his candidacy: “Am I washed up?” And Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina reached back to the 1990s to attack Hillary Rodham Clinton’s credibility by dredging up her husband’s dishonesty about a sexual affair. Mischievously promising to translate “Clinton-speak” for the audience, Mr. Graham explained, “When Bill says, ‘I...
  • ‘Super PAC’ Supporting Ted Cruz to Post Internet Ads

    08/03/2015 9:46:54 PM PDT · by VinL · 12 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 78/4/2015 | Maggie Haberman
    One of the “super PACs” backing Senator Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential contest will begin spending some of the many millions that it has raised. Keep the Promise I, which is one of four similarly named super PACs in a network supporting Mr. Cruz, started this week with two Internet ads as part of what officials with the group described as a seven-figure media expenditure to be spread over the rest of this year. The first spot, “Show Me,” is a minute-long ad that uses that phrase from a speech Mr. Cruz gave to say that voters should demand...
  • Watch: Ted Cruz Speaks at Freedom Partners Policy Leaders Series 2015 (Koch Forum- Video)

    08/03/2015 6:50:26 PM PDT · by VinL · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/3/2015 | Pam Key
    This weekend Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at the Koch Brothers-sponsored Freedom Partners Policy Leaders Series 2015. The three-day summit featured on-stage interviews by POLITICO’s chief White House correspondent Mike Allen.
  • Sen. Cruz: We Should Not Rest Until We Have Done Everything in Our Power to Protect the Lives...

    08/03/2015 6:35:01 PM PDT · by Isara · 101 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | August 3, 2015
    Sen. Cruz: We Should Not Rest Until We Have Done Everything in Our Power to Protect the Lives of Unborn Children Calls for continued effort to defund Planned Parenthood WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tonight issued the following statement after S.1881, a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood, failed to reach the 60-vote threshold required for cloture: "Last week, the Senate had an opportunity to stop the unconscionable use of taxpayer funds to murder unborn children. Instead, Republican leadership blocked a recorded vote on amendments to defund Planned Parenthood. "Although the effort to reach cloture...
  • Ted Cruz thinks scientists invented climate change

    08/03/2015 3:11:48 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 73 replies
    grist.org ^ | 8/3/2015 | Katie Herzog
    Remember Ted Cruz? Way back last spring, it seemed the Texas senator could be the front-runner for the most extreme, anti-reason candidate in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. That was, of course, before Donald “All Mexicans Are Rapists” Trump captured the attention of the American populace, turning what was your standard 47-candidate presidential primary into a giant, media-fueled train wreck that the nation’s Democrats are slowly driving by with equal parts horror and delight. Unfortunately for all candidates who are not Donald “Pass the Hairspray” Trump, you’ve basically got to believe in phrenology, bloodletting, and finding Jesus in...
  • Ted Cruz goes South

    08/03/2015 2:46:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/3/15 12:50 PM | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    Sen. Ted Cruz is taking his campaign to the South in an effort to expand the GOP primary map and his chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination along with it. A group of Southern states are banding together to hold a Super Tuesday primary in March of next year — it has been dubbed the "SEC primary" — and the Texan is scheduled to embark on a bus tour through this Republican-dominated region of the country to stake his claim and create a buffer against underperformance in the key early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and...
  • Ted Cruz: The Most Interesting Presidential Debater

    08/03/2015 2:42:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Patheos' Everyday Ethics Blog ^ | August 3, 2015 | Jermy Neill
    A lot of people are fixated on Donald Trump going into the first Republican Presidential debate. I’m actually more interested in another candidate – Ted Cruz – because I think he’s going to make a more intriguing debater. Flannery O’Connor, a conservative Catholic, explained in “The Fiction Writer and His Country” why she wrote such grotesque stories: “When you can assume that your audience holds the same beliefs you do, you can relax a little and use more normal means of talking to it; when you have to assume that it does not, then you have to make your vision...
  • Ted Cruz expresses 'full out denial' of global warming during forum

    08/03/2015 2:23:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 2, 2015 | Ben Jacobs, Washington
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has stated that he doesn’t believe in the science behind global warming. In a forum hosted by Freedom Partners on Sunday evening, a key cog in the political network of the Koch Brothers, the Texas senator stated that “the data and facts don’t support” that global warming is occurring. The moderator of the forum described Cruz’s stance as “full out denial”. The Texas senator did not disagree with that characterisation. Cruz has previously compared those who believe in global warming to “flat-Earthers.” Cruz also criticised the new regulations, set to be unveiled by the Obama...
  • Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz Is Coming To Cheyenne

    08/03/2015 2:18:33 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    KGWN.TV ^ | Mon 1:01 PM, Aug 03, 2015 | Jeremy Downing
    CHEYENNE, WY - Republican Presidential hopeful, Senator Ted Cruz, is coming to Cheyenne.The senator will be the keynote speaker at the Wyoming Republican Party's Inaugural Chairman's Reception. It's being held August 20 at the Hereford Ranch just outside of Cheyenne.Tickets are $50 for the general reception at 2pm and $500 for the VIP photo reception at 3pm. Senator Cruz is the junior U.S senator from Texas and was the first Republican to announce he is running for president.For more info check out: https://secure.piryx.com/donate/mrqIot1U/Wyoming-Republican-Party/chairmans-reception
  • Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush Shine at Koch Brothers Event

    08/03/2015 1:36:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | August 3, 2015 | Zachary Mider
    Link only, due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-08-03/ted-cruz-jeb-bush-shine-at-koch-brothers-event
  • Ted Cruz: Obama’s Lawless and Radical EPA Regulations Are Flatly Unconstitutional

    08/03/2015 12:51:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 3rd, 2015 10:52 am | Jim Hoft
    We were warned…In January 2008 Barack Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle: “Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Businesses would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost onto consumers.” He promised that his plan would cause electricity rates to skyrocket. He wasn’t kidding.On Saturday Obama announced his new energy plan that will squeeze energy companies and force consumer prices to necessarily skyrocket. President Obama will release details on his anti-business plan later on Monday.Today Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Barack Obama’s new EPA regulations are...
  • TED CRUZ SPEAKS IN LA, CONTINUES QUEST TO END IRAN DEAL”

    08/03/2015 12:00:28 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    National Sentinel ^ | August 3, 2015 | Scott Hounsell
    p>At a standing-room only event in Beverly Hills on Saturday, Presidential Candidate and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke to a packed synagogue of people angry about the Obama Administration’s newly inked deal with the Republic of Iran.In his statements, Cruz took time to differentiate what a Cruz Presidency’s foreign policy would look like as compared to the current administration.Here are some excerpts from his speech: “Today the threats facing Israel, the threats facing America, the threats facing the world have never been greater.When we call evil by its name, it has a clarifying power that has never been more needed...
  • Ted Cruz Has Earned a Second Look From Us All

    08/03/2015 10:57:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 128 replies
    RedState ^ | August 3rd, 2015 at 12:00 PM | Leon H. Wolf
    I like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% a lot as a Senator, but I have never been a huge fan of his candidacy for President – at least until now. Generally speaking, I prefer governors to Senators, and I have an especial wariness for first term Senators. Additionally, I have questions about Cruz’s ability as a coalition builder and I know that he is a polarizing figure, even within the conservative movement.However, episode three billion in the GOP Failure Theater tour, this time featuring Planned Parenthood failure theater, has pushed me into the camp that makes me want, more than...
  • My Man Ted

    08/03/2015 10:21:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    townhall ^ | August 3, 2015 8:15 AM | JAY NORDLINGER
    As longtime readers may remember, Ted Cruz and I are old, dear friends. We met on the 2000 George W. Bush campaign. I had taken a six-week leave of absence from National Review; Ted was a domestic-policy adviser. We “bonded,” to use an Oprah-esque word. We had many a late-night discussion at Earl Campbell’s barbecue joint, and other places. Did I mention that the campaign was headquartered in Austin? I guess I didn’t. It was.Speaking of bonding, Ted met an economic-policy whiz named Heidi Nelson on that campaign. They were later married. I first wrote about Ted, at least in...
  • Manners Before Truth: The Usual RINOs Pile on Ted Cruz

    08/03/2015 9:55:41 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz's public accusation that Mitch McConnell lied to fellow Senators has not gone over well among the GOP leadership. Establishment Republicans are predictably going after the Texas Senator and rebuking him for violating Senate etiquette.Cruz made waves last week when he accused the Majority Leader on the Senate floor of telling a bald-faced lie to Republicans -- a lie that Cruz says opened the way to a vote on the Export-Import Bank, which conservative Republicans would have blocked if they had known the Majority Leader's plans. The Senate ended up voting to renew the Ex-Im Bank on Sunday evening. Cruz and other conservative Republicans...
  • 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum" - August 3 (C-SPAN at 7:00 pm ET)

    08/03/2015 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 318 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 31, 2015
    C-SPAN Partners with New Hampshire Union Leader To Bring August 3rd New Hampshire Republican Forum To A National TV Audience #Voters First (For Immediate Release: July 31, 2015) C-SPAN is partnering with the New Hampshire Union Leader and regional newspapers in early presidential caucus and primary states for the New Hampshire newspaper’s August 3rd Voters First Forum and will provide live nationwide coverage, beginning at 6:30 pm ET to 9:30 pm ET.Fourteen Republican presidential candidates* are participating in the two-hour Forum, which will start at 7pmET at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester on Monday, Aug. 3. Veteran New Hampshire political...
  • Texas Sen. Cruz plans four stops on Tenn. trip

    08/03/2015 8:49:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5:36 PM, Aug 2, 2015 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz now has four stops scheduled in a planned trip through Tennessee on Aug. 10 to promote himself as the Republican presidential nominee, all at county GOP gatherings.The Cruz campaign website Friday posted plans for a “biscuits and gravy” breakfast in Chattanooga, a “taste of homecoming” luncheon in Murfreesboro and an afternoon “Southern sweets meet and greet” at Brentwood, Tenn., on that date. The Jackson Sun had previously reported Cruz has plans for an evening dinner event at Jackson on the same day.As previously reported, other planned Tennessee visits by Republican presidential candidates include a...
  • Cruz Statement on President Obama’s EPA Regulations

    08/03/2015 8:07:37 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/03/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announced EPA regulations:“The President’s lawless and radical attempt to destabilize the Nation’s energy system is flatly unconstitutional and–unless it is invalidated by Congress, struck down by the courts, or rescinded by the next Administration–will cause Americans’ electricity costs to skyrocket at a time when we can least afford it. I urge leaders of both parties, including Democrats who represent communities that will be devastated by this reckless policy, to stand up against this Administration’s dangerous agenda of economic decline.”###
  • For evangelical voters, Rafael Cruz may be Ted’s best apostle

    08/03/2015 1:53:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | July 31, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Rafael Cruz, father to Ted, is writing a book. It will be about how America was founded as a Christian nation. About how the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are the word of God. About how America lost its way a half century ago when the Supreme Court banned prayer in school and tossed the Bible from classrooms, ushering in an era of declining morals and rising crime. About how churches, cowed by a misunderstanding of separation of church and state, and to their enduring moral shame, acquiesced. About how it’s time for pastors — and Christians generally –...
  • Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have best records for doing what they promise

    08/03/2015 1:24:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 2, 2015 | Jack Dennis, San Antonio Examiner
    When Ted Cruz and Donald Trump meet on Thursday, it will be their second one-on-one get-together since mid-July. The two are gaining in popularity according to the latest polls released this weekend. They both know Jed Bush is the man to beat for the Republican nomination for President. Also recognized, by penetrating the sacred, powerful and shady capitalist’s protected turf, the vicious fury of the GOP and Democratic leadership is about to be unleashed against them in the media. Bush, with the power of the Republican establishment in his corner, has raised about $104 million in campaign funds from super...
  • Ted Cruz looking to build Southern ‘firewall’

    08/02/2015 11:12:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | August 3, 2015 | James Hohmann
    DANA POINT, Calif. — Ted Cruz made the case Sunday that he can win the Republican nomination because of his strength in the South. The Texas senator was a crowd favorite at the Koch network donor summit here. He got the normally mild-mannered donors laughing and cheering with his red meat. But many worry privately whether he can win, and they’re desperate to take back the White House in 2016. Recognizing this, Cruz did more to stress his viability than any of the four other 2016 presidential candidates who got a chance to pitch the 450 mega donors who have...
  • Ted Cruz rains praise on Donald Trump

    08/02/2015 8:23:51 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/2/15 9:20 PM | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Ted Cruz rained praise on primary rival Donald Trump Sunday, making a point to contrast himself with the many 2016 Republican presidential contenders who have been sharply critical of the real estate mogul. “Quite a few members of this field have attacked Donald Trump. A lot of folks in the media have asked me ‘Ted Cruz, will you do the same?’ I have been glad to praise Donald Trump for speaking out boldly and brashly and for focusing on illegal immigration,” Cruz said in an interview with POLITICO’s Mike Allen at the Koch brothers-funded Freedom Partners summer conference in...
  • Ted Cruz Says Climate Change Fears Falsified by Scientists and Politiians

    08/02/2015 6:47:46 PM PDT · by VinL · 29 replies
    Time ^ | 8/2/2015 | Phil Elliot
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday said facts don’t support climate change, in a speech that described the notion as a front for power-hungry politicians who want to control Americans’ lives. During an appearance before some of the most influential conservative donors in the country, the Texas Republican said there is no factual basis for scientists’ research that shows the planet is changing. The 2016 White House hopeful said none of the research is worth the paper it is printed on. “If you look at satellite data for the last 18 years, there’s been zero recorded warming,” Cruz said in California’s...
  • CRUZ: ABORTION VIDEOS ARE GAME-CHANGERS

    08/02/2015 6:02:57 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    WND ^ | August 1, 2015 | GARTH KANT
    'So gruesome, even Hillary Clinton was disturbed' WASHINGTON – Are the Planned Parenthood videos a game-changer or a turning point?“Absolutely,” somberly confirmed Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.“The Planned Parenthood videos are gruesome.”He paused, as if to look for just the right word.“They’re horrifying.”It was unlike any encounter WND had ever had with the fiery Texan, who routinely scores his rapid-fire points with vigorous animation and a dazzling intellect.During a half-hour phone interview, Cruz was extremely deliberate, spoke very slowly, and measured his words with such care one could practically hear him thinking during numerous pauses to reflect.That was true of the...
  • PALIN PRAISES WALKER AND CRUZ, WANTS TO ‘SPEAK POSITIVELY’ ABOUT SOLID CANDIDATES

    08/02/2015 5:55:42 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Aug 2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin praised Republican presidential candidates Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker while stating that she likes many of the candidates on the GOP side and wishes to “speak positively” about the solid conservative candidates on Friday’s “Mark Levin Show.”Palin, after continuing her praise of Donald Trump, said, “I think Ted Cruz is great. I’m very thankful for he having taken such a stand on Obamacare, and many other issues. And really being able to shift some of the national debate about the issues because he’s been...
  • Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz to visit Chattanooga

    08/02/2015 5:51:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    WDEF.com ^ | August 1, 2015
    Chattanooga, TN (WDEF)- Senator Ted Cruz, a candidate for the Republican nomination for President, will be visiting Chattanooga on Monday, August 10 at 9am.  His stop in Chattanooga at the Hamilton County Republican Party Headquarters will be the first leg in a whirlwind bus tour across Tennessee and several other states.Cruz's “Biscuits & Gravy” morning stop in Chattanooga will offer the public the opportunity to meet Senator Cruz and hear of the Senator’s vision for America.Attendance at the event is open to the public and there is no charge but attendees are asked to RSVP at https://www.tedcruz.org/rsvp/chattanooga.The event will last from...
  • Cruz: Obama has 'massive hostility' to religious liberty

    08/02/2015 5:46:17 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    WND ^ | August 2, 2015 | GARTH KANT
    'Many Republican candidates just ran for the hills' (Editor’s note: This is part three of a four-part interview with Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz. Read Part one: Cruz fires back at Romney: ‘This is why we keep losing’ and part two: Cruz: Abortion videos are game-changers)WASHINGTON – Does U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, fear Christians in America will be prosecuted for practicing their beliefs?The GOP presidential candidate responded so strongly, it was though merely saying “yes” would be a superfluous understatement.“There is no doubt that one of the greatest threats we are seeing is the assault on religious liberty,”...