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  • Ted Cruz Presents Top 10 Excuses the IRS Won't Accept From You

    04/15/2014 3:07:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 15, 2014 | by Katie Pavlich
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz is having some fun on this fine tax day by exposing the double standard between people who work at the IRS and taxpayers who must comply with the rules and regulations of the agency. IMAGE BELOW:
  • Ted Cruz Is Beating Rand Paul in the Tea Party Primary

    04/14/2014 5:58:04 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Apr 14 2014, 2:51 PM ET | Molly Ball
    The two men's presidential hopes rest on appeals to the right-wing grassroots—and those voters seem to prefer Cruz. MANCHESTER, N.H.—Rand Paul has been methodically planning his run for president. Now Ted Cruz could come along and spoil the whole thing. Both senators have a path to the Republican nomination that rests on the support of the Tea Party. And when forced to choose, that segment appears to prefer Cruz, whose speech to an activists' gathering here over the weekend was the more enthusiastically received of the two. Saturday's Freedom Summit, billed as an early audition for potential 2016 candidates,...
  • Comedian Lewis Black Wants Cruz-Palin Ticket

    04/14/2014 3:59:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | April 14, 2014 | Ed Zuckerman
    Lewis Black injected a bit of his signature brand of humor into the current political discourse on Monday, calling socialism enforced Christianity and telling anyone that calls Obama a socialist that youve got to be out of your goddamn mind. The comedian, playwright and Daily Show fixture, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington DC, went on to lampoon Republican attacks on the federal government and the role they ascribe to entrepreneurs in the American economy. To say its all going to come from the private sector is truly psychotic, Black said. Asked about his preferred candidates for the...
  • Cruz: Senate Democrats Demanded Kathleen Sebelius Head

    04/14/2014 8:31:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    CBS ^ |
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz believes Senate Democrats are the ones who forced Kathleen Sebelius to step down as health and human services secretary.Cruz told NBC News that Democrats are worried that Republicans will take back the Senate because of Obamacare.“Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation is the latest indication of just what a disaster Obamacare is. Obamacare is the most disastrous, the most damaging piece of legislation in modern times,” Cruz told NBC News. “And I believe she resigned because Senate Democrats are scared.”Cruz told Fox News that Senate Democrats “demanded Kathleen Sebelius’ head.”“They are running scared because every one of...
  • 2016: Ted Cruz 'Emphatically Opposed' to Common Core

    04/14/2014 7:57:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Mar 2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he was emphatically opposed to federal Common Core standards after he keynoted an event for Iowa's influential homeschoolers in which he said that school choice "is the civil rights issue of the 21st century." I dont think the federal government has any role dictating the content of curricula. I think education is a state issue and a local issue, and ideally at the local level, because that way parents can have direct input and control of whats being taught to their kids, Cruz said on Tuesday after he addressed the Network of Iowa Christian Home...
  • Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee face off at New Hampshire Freedom Summit

    04/13/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 12, 2014 | Benjy Sarlin
    MANCHESTER, N.H. The Republican presidential primary is up and running in New Hampshire, where conservative prospects lined up in Manchester Saturday for the first cattle call of the 2016 cycle. Speakers at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which was sponsored by Citizens United and Koch-backed Americans For Prosperity, included Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, all of whom would be top tier presidential contenders should they run. Donald Trump also spoke. Huckabee seemed especially determined to show he could compete for conservative votes against politicians like Paul and Cruz, who have each...
  • Ted Cruz says he's optimistic about turning US around, offers plan for change

    04/13/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | April 12, 2014 - 2:43pm
    <p>MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) Ted Cruz says hes optimistic about the countrys future.</p> <p>The health care law well, thats another story.</p> <p>The Texas senator a possible 2016 presidential candidate spoke before a group of conservatives in New Hampshire on Saturday.</p>
  • Ted Cruz Blasts Notion Sebelius Resigned Because Obamacare Succeeded

    04/13/2014 9:01:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that, if the mainstream media and Democrats are correct that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned because Obamacare succeeded, then every other Democrat should follow her out of the Obama administration. Speaking at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which was organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, Cruz joined other potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders at the event the day after Sebelius left the administration after the disastrous Obamacare rollout.Cruz said that if people listen to Democrats or the mainstream press (Cruz apologized for repeating himself to much laughter), "they will tell...
  • Cruz: Holder Should Be Impeached For Defying Congress And The Rule Of Law In IRS Scandal

    04/11/2014 9:53:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 04/11/2014 | CBS DC Staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he doesnt indict former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, who is linked to the agencys targeting of conservative groups. Speaking on Sean Hannitys radio program Thursday, the Texas Republican labeled Holder the most partisan attorney general the country has ever had, and added that Holder should be impeached for defying Congress and the rule of law. Cruz cited the attorney generals refusal to indict anyone in the months since the inspector general found that conservative and Tea Party groups were singled out for tax purposes.
  • Ted Cruz: Congress Should Impeach Holder if He Takes No Action on IRS Scandal

    04/11/2014 5:08:04 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/10/14 | t lee
    On the day the House Oversight Committee held Lois Lerner in contempt, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Congress should impeach Attorney General Eric Holder if he does not indict those like Lerner for their roles in the IRS's targeting of conservative groups. In a Thursday appearance on Sean Hannity's radio program, Cruz said Holder should be impeached for "defying Congress and the rule of law." He said Holder's actions were not in the spirit of the Department of Justice, which Cruz said has "a bipartisan tradition of resisting partisan pressure and upholding the rule of law." Cruz cited examples of...
  • Ted Cruz: Congress Should Impeach Eric Holder If He Takes No Action on IRS Targeting Scandal

    04/11/2014 4:31:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies ^ | 4-10-2014 | Tony Lee
    In a Thursday appearance on Sean Hannity's radio program, Cruz said Holder should be impeached for "defying Congress and the rule of law." He said Holder's actions were not in the spirit of the Department of Justice, which Cruz said has "a bipartisan tradition of resisting partisan pressure and upholding the rule of law." Cruz cited examples of Holder's predecessors (Janet Reno and Elliot Richardson, respectively) from Bill Clinton's and Richard Nixon's administrations. Cruz said he was "very pleased" that Lerner was held in contempt by the House Committee but noted that the Justice Department has not indicted one person...
  • Eager Republicans rush for the grassroots

    04/10/2014 7:54:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jennifer Harper
    The timing is impeccable: A dozen famed conservatives with liberty, tradition and smaller government on their minds gather a mere 72 hours before Tax Day dawns. That would be the Freedom Summit on Saturday, a daylong showcase organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, staged in Manchester, the most bustling town in New Hampshire.
  • Al Franken Issues Dire Warning Over Palin Endorsement Of GOP Rival?

    04/08/2014 5:36:49 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Apr 2014 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Senator Al Franken (D-MN) is having a bit of a freak out out over Sarah Palin's endorsement on Thursday of state senator Julianne Ortman, the leading candidate to win the Republican nomination for the United States Senate in Minnesota and challenge him in the November general election. On Monday, Senator Franken sent out a dire email warning of Palin's influence on the election. He also could not resist attacking the Koch brothers as well. "Sarah Palin is now involved in the race she just endorsed the Republican who, according to the Koch-affiliated poll, is only three points down," he...
  • Senate miracle: Cruz-backed bill unanimously approved

    04/08/2014 3:35:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8 Apr 2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Senate unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz Monday night, which would block known terrorists from getting visas to enter the United States as U.N. ambassadors. He thanked several senators by name on the Senate floor he said were instrumental in the passage, including Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat and a very unlikely ally. Irans newest U.N. ambassador, Hamid Aboutalebi, was an active participant in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days in Tehran. He was appointed earlier this year by Iranian President Hasan Rouhani. Shchumer said in a statement...
  • Top conservative: 2016 not Ted Cruz's turn, favors Mike Pence-Rand Paul ticket (Guess who?)

    04/08/2014 12:59:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    A founding father of the conservative movement who is now a star among Tea Party activists is urging the GOP to choose a governor to duel Washington insider Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying that 2016 isn't the best time for Sen. Ted Cruz to run. Often called the funding father of conservatism for pioneering direct mail fundraising, Richard A. Viguerie believes that the Texas senator is a game changer for the movement but that the best way to beat Clinton is with a candidate from outside the beltway. I don't think it would be best for the conservative...
  • Should The UN Be Moved To A Neutral Location? Out Of The U.S., But With One Caveat...

    04/08/2014 12:53:03 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 66 replies
    4/8/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The U.S. has already signaled that Iran's UN envoy pick is a no-go - and for VERY good reason. At the same time we are being entangled in these disputes; we do so and are to some degree continuing this because the UN is on U.S. grounds. The statement "get the U.S. out of the UN and the UN out of the U.S." has been here is a possible solution - with one caveat. The UN is moved to neutral territory (if at all possible), so we don't have to shell out a significant chunk for its operating expenses....
  • We Will Not Tolerate It: Democrats, Establishment GOP Unite Behind Sen. Ted Cruz?

    04/08/2014 12:31:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Blaze / The Associated Press ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) The Senate approved a bill Monday to bar a former hostage-taker tapped to be Irans ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States. By voice vote, Republicans and Democrats united behind the legislation sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that reflected congressional animosity toward Tehran and its selection of Hamid Aboutalebi. Irans envoy choice was a member of a Muslim student group that held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran....
  • Ted Cruz on Jeb Bush: "Rule of law matters"

    04/08/2014 5:37:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | April 8, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says illegal immigrants endure heartbreaking conditions, but wouldnt agree with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that they arent committing a felony. Were a nation of immigrants, we need to celebrate that, but at the same time, rule of law matters, Cruz said Monday on CNNs The Lead.
  • Cruz: Washington elites won't be effective at picking GOP nominee

    04/07/2014 7:14:23 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | April 7th, 2014 | Jake Tapper, Sherisse Pham
    (CNN)- Senator Ted. Cruz, R-Texas, often rubs establishment Republicans the wrong way.The feeling is mutual.Speaking on what he views is the path to victory for Republicans, Cruz said, "I don't think Washington elites are going to be very effective picking the nominee.""I think it's going to be, quite rightly, a decision for the grassroots to make," Cruz said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." That would certainly benefit the Texas Republican, who came to the U.S. Senate on a wave of tea party support.Cruzis considered a potential 2016 presidential candidate, but he would likely not be...
  • Ted Cruz counters Jeb Bush of illegal immigration: This is not a humane system

    04/07/2014 6:19:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7 Apr 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz politely denounced former Florida Gov. Jeb Bushs defense of illegal immigration, explaining that breaking the law is not positive and beneficial and that turning a blind eye while illegal migrants cross the border is not a humane system. Cruz appeared on CNNs The Lead with Jake Tapper to discuss Bushs comments from Sunday, when he attempted to somewhat justify illegal immigration by noting its not a felony and is an act of love [and] commitment to your family. Theres no doubt that immigrants come to this country because they are seeking a better world, they...
  • Senate votes to bar proposed Iran U.N. ambassador from country

    04/07/2014 5:46:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7 Apr 2014
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Monday seeking to bar Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador, Hamid Abutalebi, from entering the United States. The legislation, introduced by Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, would prevent "known terrorists" from entering the United States to serve as U.N. ambassadors. The Democratic-controlled Senate passed the measure by a voice vote. The possibility that Abutalebi may have played a role in the 1979-1981 hostage crisis has outraged some of the U.S. Embassy workers held by the Iranians for 444 days. Several lawmakers had said they were infuriated that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would make such...
  • Jeb Bush 2016's Obligatory Sane Republican?

    04/07/2014 1:04:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | April 7, 2014 | Hrafnkell Haraldsson
    The 2014 midterms are looming large, and behind them, the specter of 2016. In the past year, Chris Christie has gone from being the Republican Wunderkind to elephant in the room, and Hilary Clinton is, well, Hilary Clinton. What is the modern-day Republican Party – a Völkisch (ethnic nationalist) political party become religion – to do? Clearly, it’s time for the Republican establishment to start asking themselves, “Where are we going to find a sane candidate?” (or at least sane-seeming, as 2012′s misadventure with Mitt Romney demonstrates). The answer is already in the history books, not that Republicans like to...
  • Ted Cruz and the 'Broken Window' Theory of ObamaCare

    04/06/2014 1:44:45 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | by JOHN HAYWARD
    When I was marveling at the spectacle of Barack Obama killing six million insurance policies, then celebrating the "achievement" of selling those people more expensive coverage at gunpoint, I compared it to Obama running a tire shop with a line of tire-puncturing spikes deployed on the road outside. "Wow, shame about how your wheels just blew off! Lucky for you we sell tires here! You'd best buy a set, before the cop up the road arrests you for driving on four flats!" Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made the same point with a reference to the classic "Broken Windows" fallacy outlined...
  • Coulter: Mitt Romney in 2016; "Cruz A Disaster On Illegal Immigration"

    04/05/2014 5:08:15 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 344 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4/3/2014 | Staff
    HOWIE CARR, HOST: Who are you for, for president right now, Ann? ANN COULTER: Well, don't tell him but I'm planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and water until he agrees to run again. CARR: You're kidding? COULTER: No. CARR: You really want him to run again? COULTER: Yeah, I think he was a fantastic candidate. As I've told you before, he would have won by a larger landslide than Ronald Reagan did in 1980 without Teddy Kennedy's immigration bill. And it's basically impossible...
  • The Othering of Ted Cruz

    04/04/2014 10:30:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 3, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Liberals dont like Ted Cruz. Many hate him. But why? Is it his conservative politics? That might have something do with it. The most plausible explanation is that liberals fear any politician who dares to be non-white, non-conformist, and non-complacent, and who challenges their 1940s Rooseveltian worldview. Whenever someone like Ted Cruz comes along, liberals cling to their outdated values, and immediately set out to neutralize this threat via a process known as othering. According to Yahoo! Answers: Othering is a way of defining and securing ones own positive identity through the stigmatization of an other. Whatever the markers of...
  • Cruz Slams Obama for 'Dancing in the End Zone' on Obamacare

    04/04/2014 6:58:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted President Barack Obama for "dancing in the end zone" when the President essentially declared that Obamacare was well on its way to accomplishing its mission, even though the law has raised premiums and left millions of Americans in a perpetual state of chaos regarding their health care. Cruz, along with Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), led the effort to defund Obamacare last year and extend the waivers that special interests received from the law to all Americans. And he insisted on Wednesday that every word of Obamacare needs to be repealed."President Obama is dancing...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Spurs Crowd to Stand Up for Religious Freedom at Liberty University Convocation

    04/04/2014 6:51:23 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies ^ | April 02, 2014
    Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 As he was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd of more than 10,000 Liberty University students and many more watching online at Convocation on Wednesday, April 2, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas proclaimed that it was he who was inspired by them. I am inspired to be here with you with believers who are standing up with courage, who are standing up for the principles you believe in, he said. You have the ability to change the state of Virginia. You have the ability to change the United States of America. The...
  • Ted Cruz Attempting to Be Republican Messiah

    04/03/2014 9:04:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | April 3, 2014 | Lydia Webb
    The Republican party has a problem in the upcoming midterm election and that problem is general un-likability. Most conservative political pundits are willing to concede that point, but one Texas senator has apparently found a new way to boost the Republican party and his own popularity. By combining some religious rhetoric with a little bit of Reaganite posturing, Ted Cruz is attempting to be the Republican messiah by playing up religious persecution. In a recent speech to the late Jerry Falwells Liberty University, Cruz gave a call to action to the student body that was couched in surprisingly religious terms....
  • Ted Cruz: Republicans will stand with farmers over trial lawyers any day

    04/03/2014 12:11:34 PM PDT · by iowamark · 27 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 4/3/2014 | Ted Cruz
    Last week, Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley questioned whether a farmer who never went to law school had the chops to take on a leadership role in Washington D.C.Well, let me tell you something. Washington would be a lot better off if we had more farmers in Congress and a lot fewer trial lawyers.Im a constitutional lawyer who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and in my opinion Chuck Grassley that Iowa farmer whom Braley was denigrating would make an outstanding chairman of that committee.Sen. Grassley is a champion for the American people, and his work holding the...
  • Cruz wades into ugly Iowa Senate fight

    04/03/2014 10:41:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 4/3/14 | Alexis Levinson
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday waded into an ugly Senate battle brewing in Iowa, a state that would be key to his presidential hopes, should he choose to run in 2016. Last week, video was published in which Iowa Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley the likely Democratic nominee in the Senate race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin denigrated Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley as a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school. Braley suggested that made Grassley unqualified to be chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a position he is in line for if...
  • Obamacare Supporters Troll Ted Cruz on Facebook

    04/03/2014 9:15:53 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Wednesday, 02 April 2014 9:34PM
    (WASHINGTON) -- It appeared Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, expected something entirely different from Facebook when he asked whether his Facebook followers were better off with Obamacare than they were four years ago, suggesting they “Comment with YES or NO!”Post by Senator Ted Cruz.Comment they did. By late Wednesday afternoon, the status update had more than 55,000 replies.   “I and a few million other people are a lot better off,” said one user. “I hope you are enjoying your Cadillac plan given to you by your wife’s employer, Goldman Sachs.” “YES, best law ever! And way overdue!” read another one....
  • Stand with Ted Cruz Against Iran Making a Terrorist its UN Ambassdor

    04/03/2014 8:50:39 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Redstate ^ | April 2nd, 2014 at 07:30 PM | Jake (Diary)
    Iran, being the ever-present thorn in our side that it is, has decided that Hamid Aboutalebi should be its next UN Ambassador. It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Mr. Aboutalebi has a shady past, to say the least. In fact, he was connected to the 1979 Tehran Embassy Takeover should be its next UN Ambassador. . As the International Business Times notes: The government has applied for a U.S. visa for Hamid Aboutalebi, who has already served as ambassador to Belgium and Italy, Bloomberg reported Saturday. He was a member of the Muslim Students Following the...
  • Ted Cruz visits Sabatos Introduction to American Politics class

    04/03/2014 7:55:56 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Cavalier Daily ^ | Apr 03 2014 | Leopold Spohngellert
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, spoke to a packed Wilson Hall auditorium Wednesday as a guest lecturer for Politics Prof. Larry Sabatos Introduction to American Politics class. Cruz began his lecture by speaking briefly about Americas lack of economic growth since President Barack Obama took office, a period which he labeled the Great Stagnation. He then spoke briefly on the importance of defending constitutional liberties before turning to student questions. The question and answer session led to a varied conversation which covered recent events in Ukraine, the Affordable Care Act, the minimum wage and the future of the GOP. Cruz told...
  • The GOP Battle: Paul vs. Cruz

    04/02/2014 6:50:30 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 90 replies
    Poletical ^ | April 1st, 2014 | T. Carter
    There is a fierce battle brewing between three sects of a divided Republican Party. The Rand Paul libertarians and the Ted Cruz social conservatives are drumming up support for what could be a bloody competition to rule the roost of 2016. In the safe middle is the establishmentarian moderates and the elites of the Republican Party, like Chris Christie and Marco Rubio. The most watched and most important battle, however, will be the battle between the GOP's two rights the battle between Paul and Cruz. In an interview with Vocativ, Rand Paul spoke of a Republican Party that requires...
  • Ann Coulter: Ted Cruz is a Disaster, Says Romney Best Candidate for 2016

    04/02/2014 2:03:05 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 211 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04-02-2014
    Ann Coulter says Romney should run again, has the best position on immigration and that "Cruz is a disaster on illegal immigration."
  • Ted Cruz: Religious liberties under attack

    04/02/2014 10:22:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2014 1:09 PM EDT | Philip Elliott and Alan Suderman
    Possible Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said Wednesday that religious Americans have a duty to take a stand against policies, such as President Barack Obamas health care law, that could threaten their liberties. As believers, we are called to action; not just sitting quietly and hiding our faith under a bushel but to stand and speak no matter what the consequence, the Texas senator told students at Liberty University. Religious liberty has never been more under attack.
  • He Could Be a Contender: Ted Cruz Has Book Deal

    04/02/2014 9:30:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 2, 2014 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP
    Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican often mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, is working on a project considered standard for national contenders: a book. Cruz's literary agent, Keith Urbahn, said Wednesday that the tea party favorite had agreed to terms with HarperCollins. Urbahn declined to discuss the contents of the book, currently untitled and with no scheduled release date, or to confirm a report in the Washington Examiner that the deal was worth $1.5 million. But he says the number is "close."
  • Ted Cruz says proposed Iranian ambassador to U.N. was hostage-taker in 1979

    04/01/2014 10:23:15 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 01, 2014 at 9:53 PM
    WASHINGTON -- Iran has chosen a former hostage-taker involved in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran to serve as its ambassador at the United Nations, Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday in vowing to bar him from entering the United States. Cruz said it was outrageous that Iran had selected Hamid Aboutalebi, who was a member of a Muslim student group that held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days, and was seeking a visa for him. The Texas Republican said he was offering legislation to ensure that Aboutalebi would be prevented from entering the country. "It is unconscionable...
  • Cruz Introduces Bill to Prevent Terrorists from Entering US as UN Ambassador

    04/01/2014 10:18:00 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Apr 2014, 4:06 PM PDT | Pam Key
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced legislation on Tuesday, S. 2195, to prevent known terrorists from obtaining visas to enter the United States as ambassadors to the United Nations. It is unconscionable that, in the name of international diplomatic protocol, the United States would be forced to host a foreign national who showed a brutal disregard for the status of our diplomats when they were stationed in his country, Cruz said. Iranian President Hasan Rouhani recently named Hamid Aboutalebi as the nations new ambassador to the U.N., which is headquartered in Manhattan. A visa application to allow him to enter the...
  • Ted Cruz: Repeal Every Word of It

    04/01/2014 4:37:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Just a couple of more sound bites. Ted Cruz has weighed in on all of this. He's the one guy who's had this nailed from the get-go. And then we will move on to other propaganda, because there is no news anymore. There no news in the media. It's just propaganda. It's the Democrat Party and the Regime talking points disguised as the news. Ted Cruz, ladies and gentlemen, has just been firing both barrels on this, since he's been talking about it at all. And this morning on Fox & Friends he was asked by Steve...
  • Ted Cruz Flashes His Churchill Tattoo While Touting Obamacare Alternative

    04/01/2014 9:17:45 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 34 replies
    On Tuesday morning, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showed off an April Fools Day Winston Churchill bicep tattoo, fooling at least one co-host of Fox & Friends. Cruz was on the show to tout his plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and expand health savings accounts. Towards the end of the segment, co-host Steve Doocy asked the senator whether its true he has some new ink. Cruz rolled up a sleeve and showed off a cigar-smoking mug of Churchill painted in black on his arm, inspired by the Los Angeles street art depicting the lawmaker as a tattooed greaser. While...
  • Ted Cruz Leads CPAC Speeches Measured by YouTube Views at End of Conference

    04/01/2014 7:41:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Mar 2014 | Kerry Picket
    *Updated The American Conservative Union, the organization hosting the Conservative Political Action Conference, is posting videos of some its headline speakers, including those who are being talked about as possible GOP candidates for 2016. Below are videos of these individuals as well as an estimated tally of views of each You Tube video as of Sunday March 9 at 3:20 AM EST. It should be noted that other CPAC speakers mentioned as potential 2016 contenders will be addressing the CPAC audience later today. Sen. Rand Paul (R - KY) won the annual CPAC poll with 31 percent of the vote....
  • WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz at Heritages Resource Bank

    03/29/2014 2:19:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | March 28 2014 | Ted Cruz
    NEW ORLEANS Few senators have sparked more excitement and debate in their first year in Washington as Sen. Ted Cruz. Today, the Texas Republican delivers the closing address at The Heritage Foundations Resource Bank meeting. The Foundry will broadcast Cruzs speech live at approximately 12:45 p.m. ET. Outside of Washington, Cruz is perhaps best known for his efforts to stop Obamacare before implementation began last fall. In recent months, hes been an vocal supporter of conservative principles on a range of issues. Just this week, Cruz filed the American Energy Renaissance Act, legislation hes sponsoring with Rep. Jim Bridenstine...
  • Chris Christie Takes Veiled Shot at Ted Cruz

    04/01/2014 7:30:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Mar 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Saturday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a veiled shot at potential 2016 competitor Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) while speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its time for us as a party to stop killing each other, Christie said, according a Politico report. Im not in this business to have an academic conversation. I am not in this business to win the argument. Im in this business to win elections. And heres why because when we win elections, we get a chance to govern and we get to mold and shape the future of...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz to give address at Liberty University on Wednesday, April 2

    04/01/2014 7:26:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies ^ | March 28, 2014
    Lynchburg, Va. (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 On Wednesday, April 2, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will deliver the keynote address to more than 10,000 students at Liberty Universitys Convocation the largest weekly gathering of Christian young people in the nation. President Jerry Falwell, will also give brief remarks and introduce the senator.Falwell issued the following statement about Cruzs visit: Liberty is honored to welcome Senator Ted Cruz to campus. Senator Cruz has boldly and courageously defended the United States Constitution and the principles of limited government our founders held dear even when it meant opposing members of his...
  • Palin, Cruz Send Condolonces After Passing of 'Fighter for Truth' Noel Sheppard

    03/31/2014 3:06:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | March 31, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After the news that Noel Sheppard, the happy warrior who fiercely held the mainstream press to account at Newsbusters, lost his battle with cancer on Friday, those whose backs he always had paid tribute to him. Sheppard was the the first writer to report, for instance, former MSNBC host Martin Bashir's despicable remarks against Palin in which Bashir said that someone should defecate and urinate in Palin's mouth. Palin, who had asked supporters to pray for Sheppard, always appreciated what he did for the conservative movement to keep the "lamestream media" a bit more honest. She called Sheppard a "fighter...
  • Hawkish GOP donors to Time mag: Well stop Rand Paul in the primaries

    03/31/2014 2:14:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 31, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Nothing surprising here but the quotes are oh so tasty. Including one that comes, secondhand, from Paul himself. Is that what the last month of Russia-bashing and Tomahawk-praising was all about? Is Rand evolving on foreign policy? The [Republican Jewish Coalition] conference brings together some of the biggest names and wallets in Republican politics, most notably billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. At a private dinner for VIP donors in an Adelson-owned aircraft hangar holding one of his pair of Boeing 747s, Bush was asked about the growing isolationist wing of the Republican Party and replied there was...
  • Ted Cruz: Stand for Principle!

    03/30/2014 8:49:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 26,2014 | Ted Cruz
  • Biden to Dems: 'We Could Lose' to Ted Cruz

    03/30/2014 10:07:13 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 06:44 PM | Greg Richter
    Vice President Joe Biden is warning Democratic donors that their money is needed to avoid ending up with a Senate full of Ted Cruz-like tea party Republicans. "We could lose," reads the headline on Biden's fundraising email sent out Sunday, just ahead of Monday's first-quarter deadline. Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll "If we wake up on Tuesday and find out we came up short, we're in bad shape for November – that is not hyperbole," Biden writes. "Losing will mean more senators like Ted Cruz, and more Tea Party...
  • Joe Biden: 'We Could Lose' Congress to More Candidates Like Ted Cruz

    03/30/2014 5:51:34 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Mar 2014 | Tony Lee
    In another sign that Democrats are worried that the 2014 midterm elections may resemble the 2010 midterms in which the Tea Party movement gave the GOP historic gains, Vice President Joe Biden sent out a fundraising email Sunday imploring Democrats to donate to prevent more conservatives like Ted Cruz from getting elected. Biden and Cruz (R-TX) may be rivals for the presidency in 2016, and Biden's email on behalf of the Democratic National Committee a day before the end of the fundraising quarter warned supporters, "We could lose." Losing will mean more senators like Ted Cruz, and more Tea Party...