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  • Kimmel vs Cruz - Blobfish Basketball Classic

    06/24/2018 10:16:52 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    Jimmy Kimmel Live Youtube ^ | Jun 18, 2018 | Jimmy Kimmel Live
    "Jimmy went to Houston to play a game of one-on-one basketball against Texas Senator Ted Cruz in what we called the “Blobfish Basketball Classic.” The reason this happened is because after Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, Jimmy showed a picture of Senator Cruz at the Houston Rockets game and he likened him to a blobfish. Cruz did not like that so he challenged Jimmy to a game of one-on-one for charity. It’s been a dream of Jimmy’s ever since he was a little boy to one day play basketball against the most disliked member of the U.S. Senate...
  • Cruz's flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

    06/19/2018 1:40:20 PM PDT · by bgill · 80 replies
    mysa ^ | June 19, 2018 | Will Weissert
    "All of us are horrified at the images we're seeing." He said he's talked with the White House about legislation he plans to introduce to stop the separations, though its exact language hasn't yet been released... "We can stop this. The legislation I'm filing this week would prohibit separating families, would mandate that kids should stay with their parents." He said his bill would double the number of federal immigration judges to ensure that asylum cases are heard within two weeks. "If the claim is not valid, and many of those coming here illegally don't have valid claims for asylum,...
  • Dem Poll: Texas Senate race in the single digits

    06/19/2018 10:47:05 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 46 replies
    McClatchy ^ | June 15, 2018 | ANDREA DRUSCH
    Sen. Ted Cruz leads Democrat Beto O’Rourke 49 to 43 percent in a new poll conducted for one of O’Rourke’s Democratic allies. The new poll was conducted by the Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, on behalf of a group that advocates for campaign finance reform, End Citizens United. [...] Greenberg Quinlan Rosner surveyed 1,000 likely voters between May 29 and June 5. The poll had a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent. It included supplemental oversamples of likely voters in the Austin and San Antonio media markets to gain addition data on voters in those areas. The...
  • [TX] Republican Delegates Support Cruz, Trump, Disapprove of Cornyn

    06/19/2018 9:40:39 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 11 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | June 18, 2018 | Cary Cheshire
    At the Texas GOP Convention in San Antonio this past weekend, Republican delegates . . . participated in our straw poll, which asked for their thoughts on the most prominent Republicans: President Donald Trump and US Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. Unsurprisingly, Cruz got the highest marks. Eighty percent of those voting in our straw poll say they “Strongly Approve” of the junior senator’s performance in office. Both those who “Slightly Disapproved” and “Strongly Disapproved” combined for only 7.7 percent of respondents. The same can’t be said for the senior member of Texas’ US Senate delegation. For Cornyn, the...
  • Ted Cruz introduces legislation to keep immigrant families together after they cross the border

    06/18/2018 7:11:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 06/18/2018 | BY ABBY LIVINGSTON
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz announced emergency legislation Monday evening to keep immigrant families together after they cross the border into the United States. The legislation follows comments Cruz made on Saturday that essentially called for more resources to adjudicate asylum claims. He also called for keeping immigrant kids with their parents as long as those adults are not associated with criminal activity. "All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers," Cruz wrote in a release. "This must stop. Now. We can end...
  • (Ted) Cruz edges out (Jimmy) Kimmel in charity basketball game in Houston

    06/17/2018 10:35:20 PM PDT · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Chron ^ | Updated 10:17 pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Cary Darling
    It was the Thunderdome from "Mad Max" or the coliseum from "Spartacus," if either Max or Sparty were two, middle-aged American men playing a slow-motion car-crash of half-court basketball for charity and political one upsmanship. Conservative Texas Sen. Ted Cruz triumphed over liberal ABC late-night host/comedian Jimmy Kimmel with a hard-won 11-9 victory in the first Blobfish Basketball Classic at Texas Southern University's Health and Physical Education Arena Saturday. The event, which turned out to be a Coachella festival of air balls, missed shots and footwork that would make a sloth look like Usain Bolt, was sparked by Twitter trash-talk...
  • Cruz edges out Kimmel in charity basketball game in Houston

    06/17/2018 3:01:56 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    Chron ^ | Updated 10:17 pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Cary Darling
    The crowd in the 8,100-capacity venue — though half of the seats were blocked off because it was not a full-court game — was enthusiastic, even if the level of play often was not. While most of the fans seemed to be on Kimmel’s side in terms of sport and politics — there were enough T-shirts proclaiming support for Democratic senatorial candidate (and Cruz political opponent) Beto O’Rourke to make it seem like a Beto convention. But Cruz, wearing a Houston Strong shirt, had a lot of support in the town he calls home, too. Houston resident Randall Haynie was...
  • Cruz defends Trump policy of family separation

    06/11/2018 9:23:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    The Hill/MSN ^ | June 11, 2018 | Luis Sanchez
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is defending the Trump administration's policy of separating migrants from their children when they are apprehended at the border, saying it can't be avoided when people illegally cross the border. "There's actually a court order that prevents keeping the kids with the parents when you put the parents in jail," Cruz told the Dallas public radio station KERA on Monday, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.
  • Campus monitor tells how he chased Cruz before Parkland shooting erupted

    05/31/2018 7:06:30 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 16 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 5/31/18 | Tonya Alanez, Paula McMahon and Anne Geggis
    Medina was the first to see Nikolas Cruz step onto the Parkland campus on Feb. 14. He tuned into the 19-year-old getting out of a gold-colored Uber and striding purposefully toward the 1200 building. “He’s beelining. He’s got his head down. He’s on a mission, you know. He’s on a mission,” Medina later told investigators. Medina radioed ahead to a fellow campus monitor assigned to that building to warn him that a suspicious kid — who Medina did not suspect was carrying a gun in his duffel bag — was heading for the east-side entrance. Cruz broke into a run...
  • Blue Wave Check: Cruz Now Up Double Digits Over Beto In Quinnipiac

    05/31/2018 8:04:03 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 31 May 2018 | Ed Morrisey
    The big blue wave may have already crested, according to numbers coming out of Texas today in a US Senate race that has attracted a lot of media attention. Democrat Beto O’Rourke has been boosted as the kind of Democrat who can compete in deep-red states like Texas in his challenge to incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. And for a while, that looked like it might be true; an early April poll from Quinnipiac had the race within the margin of error. So what happened? Quinnipiac cites a “nationwide Republican mini-move” over the last few weeks, thanks in part to...
  • Poll: Cruz Leads Beto O’Rourke among Hispanic Voters in Texas Senate Race

    05/30/2018 7:44:27 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 33 replies
    NRO ^ | May 30, 2018 4:53 PM | Jack Crowe
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) is leading democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke by two percentage points among Hispanic voters in his campaign for another term, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. The poll, which found that Cruz leads O’Rourke 46 to 44 percent among Hispanics, is a troubling sign for O’Rourke, who has tailored his campaign around his advocacy for racial minorities. Equally troubling for the O’Rourke camp is the finding that Cruz has expanded his overall lead in the race from three points (47 percent to 44 percent) in April to a commanding eleven points (50 percent to...
  • Ted Cruz rips New York Times for acting as 'propaganda arm' for Hamas

    05/17/2018 12:22:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/17/2018 | by Katelyn Caralle
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, charged on the Senate floor Thursday that the New York Times and other media outlets have been acting as a propaganda arm for Hamas by writing that Israeli troops were killing innocent Palestinians at a protest, and downplaying the fact that many were violent and threatening to kill Israelis. “We can count on global media elites acting as little more than propaganda arms, for Hamas and other terrorists, and no week has that been more evident than this week,” Cruz said. “The media has been more than happy to oblige Hamas’ propaganda needs. Reporters, celebrity talking...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz to attend U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem

    05/13/2018 9:57:00 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 105 replies
    Dallas News ^ | May 12, 2018 | Katie Leslie
    WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is among a handful of Republican senators expected to attend the controversial opening of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, his office has confirmed. The trip comes roughly five months after President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. Cruz, who has long called for such a move, praised the decision as “courageous and heroic.” But many Arab and European leaders slammed Trump for upending a decades-old foreign policy in which U.S. presidents declined to weigh in...
  • Although now an insider, Ted Cruz campaigns like an outsider in Texas Senate race

    05/01/2018 12:21:49 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 32 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | Apr 25, 2018 | John C Moritz
    STAFFORD, Texas – As Ted Cruz took the stage at a dance hall called the Redneck Country Club and talked about his boyhood worship of such Texas legends as Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, Stephen Willeford watched with a smile from beneath the brim of his black cowboy hat.At the beer joint just outside of Houston, Texas’ junior U.S. senator now in a high-stakes battle for a second term, was charming a nighttime audience of about 800 with ready-made applause lines defending gun rights and castigating Obamacare when he pointed out that Texas still has its share of heroes in...
  • Beto O'Rourke wants Spanish-language debates with Ted Cruz

    05/01/2018 10:59:01 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/18 | Luis Sanchez
    Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) challenged Sen. Ted Cruz (R) to six debates — including two in Spanish — the Texas Tribune reported. O’Rourke’s campaign manager sent the proposal to Cruz’s senior staff last week, according to the Tribune. Cruz has said in the past he is open to debating O’Rourke and his campaign is currently exploring its options, according to the Tribune. Etc...
  • After a respite, Cruz again questioning McConnell’s strategies

    04/30/2018 11:12:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/30/18 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has been more of a team player since losing the 2016 GOP presidential primary to Donald Trump, is reemerging as an agitator in the GOP conference. Cruz is questioning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) strategy on the GOP's 2018 agenda, which is to steer clear of partisan bills that don’t have Democratic support. Cruz, who is up for reelection this year and faces a spirited challenger in Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D), is leading a group of restive conservatives who want to vote on a budget resolution that would set up a special process —...
  • Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump in 2020

    04/25/2018 11:06:34 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 25 Apr 2018
    Mansour asked Cruz, “Would you be supportive of President Trump if he ran for reelection in 2020?” Cruz replied, “I certainly assume so. I was supportive of and campaigned for President Trump in 2016, and I am very encouraged with the substantive policy victories we are getting, whether it is an historic tax cut bill, whether it is regulatory reform that’s unleashing jobs, whether it is repealing the Obamacare individual mandate — which I led the fight to do in the United States Senate — whether it is nominating and confirming strong constitutionalists to the courts. On all of those...
  • Exclusive: Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump in 2020

    04/25/2018 10:12:22 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 193 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2018 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    during a Tuesday interview with SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Breitbart News Tonight. Mansour asked Cruz, “Would you be supportive of President Trump if he ran for reelection in 2020?” Cruz replied, “I certainly assume so. I was supportive of and campaigned for President Trump in 2016, and I am very encouraged with the substantive policy victories we are getting, whether it is an historic tax cut bill, whether it is regulatory reform that’s unleashing jobs, whether it is repealing the Obamacare individual mandate — which I led the fight to do in the United States Senate...
  • Cruz Grills Zuckerberg on Facebook's Censorship of Conservatives

    04/11/2018 7:27:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday about whether or not the social media platform was biased against conservatives. Zuckerberg acknowledged that Cruz raised a “fair concern” but insisted that Facebook was committed to being a “platform for all ideas.” "There are a great many Americans who I think are deeply concerned that Facebook and other tech companies are engaged in a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship," Cruz said. He read off examples of Facebook suppressing conservative speech, starting with former Facebook employees admitting to suppressing conservative news in May of 2016. Cruz brought up...
  • Weasel words and what do they mean?

    04/10/2018 11:46:29 PM PDT · by Fhios · 15 replies
    4/11/18 | vanity
    An interesting moment I caught during Ted Cruz's excellent grilling of Mark Zuckerberg. Cruz: "Of the 20 thousand people you say monitor the content of users ... do you know any of their political affiliations"? Zuckerberg: "Senator we 'GENERALLY' do not hire people based on their political affiliation". Here's the link to the particular moment: https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=3712 Generally merely means 'not the majority' totally avoiding the question of the facebook minitors. This is something Ted Cruz wouldn't pass up to follow up on the use of 'GENERALLY'. Next question is why didn't any of the Senators ask Zuckerberg of how much...