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  • Democrats cling to the impossible: Winning the Senate in 2018

    09/15/2017 10:44:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 15, 2017 | Kevin Robillard and Gabriel Debenedetti
    Senate Democrats are three seats shy of a majority and almost entirely on defense in the 2018 elections, making it all but impossible for them to retake the chamber next year. But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen are privately refusing to rule out an improbable midterm victory, even though they must first defend 10 incumbents in states President Donald Trump won. Their insistence is primarily to keep donors invested and excited about next year’s Senate races, said a handful of top party operatives. But Democrats also want to be prepared to...
  • Report: Trump Caves on DACA, Wants ‘Quick’ Amnesty for 800K Illegal Aliens

    09/14/2017 6:00:33 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 248 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 Sep 2017 | John Binder
    In a meeting with establishment politicians from the Problem Solvers Caucus and the Blue Dog Coalition, President Trump signaled a full-fledged cave on the issue of giving amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens currently protected by an Obama-created executive immigration program. Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the ultimate end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, under which hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens were given work permits and temporary protected status, Trump has remained unclear on whether he would stick to his anti-amnesty campaign promises or cave to the political establishment. At his White House meeting...
  • Cruz blames 'staffing issue' for porn video 'liked' on his Twitter account

    09/12/2017 12:03:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | September 12, 2017 | Daniella Diaz
    Washington (CNN)Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told reporters Tuesday it was a "staffing issue" that led to a pornographic video being "liked" by his Twitter account -- which has since been removed. "It was a staffing issue and it was inadvertent, it was a mistake, it was not a deliberate action," Cruz said, according to The Washington Post. He added: "We're dealing with it internally but it was a mistake, it was not malicious conduct." An aide to Cruz confirmed the comments to CNN, adding that there would be an internal effort to figure out who was responsible. Cruz declined to...
  • Trump's Spending Deal Funds Planned Parenthood

    09/11/2017 3:15:44 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 157 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - The spending deal that President Donald Trump cut last week with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)--and that was passed by a Republican-controlled Congress—breaks one of Trump’s unambiguous campaign promises: It funds Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Fiscal 2017 will end on Sept. 30 and the spending law Trump signed Friday will essentially continue federal funding from that date through Dec. 8 at the same levels and for the same purposes as the legislation currently funding the governmen That means both Planned Parenthood’s Title X and Medicaid funding can...
  • Trump 'speaks in ways that I wouldn't' on North Korea, but US must show 'strength': Ted Cruz

    09/03/2017 3:36:40 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 91 replies
    ABC ^ | Sep 3, 2017, 10:50 AM ET | NICKI ZINK
    exas Sen. Ted Cruz said President Donald Trump "speaks in ways that I wouldn't" on North Korea but that it helps to "have a president who is strong." The Republican senator told ABC News "This Week" co-anchor Martha Raddatz that if North Korea's claim that it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb Sunday is true, it is "a serious escalation in their ability to commit mass acts of murder" that will spur calls for "further serious steps to prevent North Korea from using those weapons." "North Korea right now, it’s the most dangerous place on the face of the planet," Cruz...
  • Bolton: Iran Agreement a ‘Disaster’; Work to Get Out ‘Needs to Be Done Now’

    08/31/2017 1:46:47 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2017 | Dan Riehl
    Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton discussed his National Review op-ed on how to get the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear agreement with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday. Below is an excerpt from Bolton’s NRO piece: Although candidate Donald Trump repeatedly criticized Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear agreement, his administration has twice decided to remain in the deal. It so certified to Congress, most recently in July, as required by law. Before the second certification, Trump asked repeatedly for alternatives to acquiescing yet again in a policy he clearly abhorred. But no...
  • Christie Calls Cruz 'Disgraceful' for 'Lies' About Sandy Relief Bill

    08/30/2017 11:54:35 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 30, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rejects Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) memory of the Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Cruz insisted recently that the Sandy bill, created in hopes of helping the victims affected by the storm that hammered New Jersey in 2012, was filled with unnecessary pork spending that had nothing to do with relief efforts. How dare Cruz spew that narrative while standing in Texas shelters and demanding aid on live TV, Christie responded on CNN Wednesday.
  • Gov. Chris Christie took swipes at both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz this morning

    08/30/2017 10:17:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 30, 2017 | Sara Gonzales
    Never one to shy away from speaking his mind, Republican Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) came out swinging Wednesday, publicly criticizing two members of his own party: President Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. During Christie’s rounds on cable news early Wednesday morning, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski asked the governor whether he agreed with Trump’s decision last week to pardon former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of federal criminal contempt after disobeying a court order to stop targeting Latinos in his illegal alien sweeps. “My understanding has always been that one of the prerequisites you look...
  • Ted Cruz says Americans should not 'sanitize history' by taking down Confederate monuments

    08/17/2017 8:45:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 17, 2017 | Gromer Jeffers, Jr.
    ADDISON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that cities should not get rid of Confederate statues and monuments in order to "sanitize history." "I don't think we should go through and simply try to erase from history prior chapters, even if they were wrong," Cruz said during a news conference. "But I think that's a decision each community has to make. ... I suspect different communities will approach this decision differently." President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was disappointed with the removal of Confederate monuments, saying on Twitter that the nation's cities were losing some of their beauty.....
  • Ted Cruz asks Justice Department to investigate Charlottesville crash as domestic terrorism

    08/12/2017 10:54:49 PM PDT · by Coronal · 147 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 12, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz wants the Department of Justice to investigate Saturday's attack that killed one woman in Charlottesville, Va. as an incident of domestic terrorism. In a statement released Saturday night, Cruz called the incident "tragic and heartbreaking" and said the Justice Department must be involved immediately. "The Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are repulsive and evil, and all of us have a moral obligation to speak out against the lies, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred that they propagate," Cruz said in a statement. "Having watched the horrifying video of the car deliberately crashing into a crowd of...
  • [Vanity] Some Thoughts on Charlottesville

    08/12/2017 9:27:12 PM PDT · by TBP · 101 replies
    My computer | August 12, 2017 | TBP
    Some thoughts about the horrible events in Charlottesville: First of all, the ideology of the white nationalists who showed up to protest is vile and unacceptable. The same can be said of many of those who showed up to counter-protest. Everyone has a right to protest, and to counter-protest. I’ve done it myself. They have every right to demonstrate peacefully, to carry signs, to shout slogans, no matter how vile they may be. They have every right to shout at each other back and forth, no matter how fruitless that may be. This is America. You get to do that....
  • Ted Cruz’s Democratic challenger tries to steal his tea party support (Translation: Rontards)

    08/09/2017 6:02:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | August 9, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Ted Cruz’s Democratic challenger is working overtime to drive a wedge between the senator and his base on one of his central issues — criminal justice reform. Over the past six months, Rep. Beto O’Rourke has reached out to members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus to collaborate on the issue, hosted a Facebook Live event with them to talk marijuana policy, and sought support from the conservative advocacy group FreedomWorks for a criminal justice bill he introduced in the House. While O’Rourke is no stranger to working with Republicans on issues relevant to his El Paso district, the lawmaker’s...
  • Senate unanimously agrees to block Trump from making recess appointments over break

    08/04/2017 8:13:22 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 99 replies
    Daily News ^ | August 4, 2017 | Jessica Schladebeck
    The Senate unanimously agreed to block President Trump from making appointments during their August break amid concerns that he’ll replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the recess. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who Trump blasted on Twitter after she voted against the party on health care last month, locked in nine “pro forma” sessions over the next four weeks, The Hill reported.
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to visit East Texas on Friday

    08/02/2017 3:21:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Tyler Morning Telegraph ^ | August 2, 2017 | Roy Maynard
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will be in East Texas on Friday, touring local businesses and taking part in a roundtable discussion at Tyler Junior College. “East Texas is home to many hardworking Texans and job creators that contribute significantly to the engine of Texas’ economy,” Phil Novack, a spokesman for the senator, said. “Sen. Cruz looks forward to visiting with folks in Kilgore and Tyler, listening to their concerns and discussing solutions that will help create jobs and spur economic growth for the region.” At 10 a.m., Cruz will tour the Skeeter Boats manufacturing facility in Kilgore. At 11:30 a.m.,...
  • Texas man slated to appear in court for threatening to kill Sen. Ted Cruz, family

    07/25/2017 2:43:35 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, July 24, 2017 | By Valerie Richardson
    A Texas man is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday after being arrested for threatening to kill a federal official identified as Sen. Ted Cruz. James Amos Headley, 59, was arrested after admitting to FBI agents that he left a threatening phone message for the official, who was described by the initials T.C. in an affidavit but identified by sources as Mr. Cruz, the San Antonio Express-News reported. A message left July 11 on voicemail at the U.S. Capitol included a threat against the official as well as his family. “Pretty soon you’re gonna be runnin for your life, just...
  • Scoop: Trump in Talks with Cruz to Replace Sessions and Mueller

    President Trump is talking to Senator Ted Cruz and others about what they would do differently as Attorney General, should Jeff Sessions resign, as reports indicate. White House sources also report President Trump was truthful when he made comments expressing buyer’s remorse over appointing Jeff Sessions to the role. Trump staffers believe Sessions, Donald Trump Jr, and Rohrabacher aide Paul Behrends were unfairly scapegoated due to the left-wing Russia narrative. In addition, a replacement for special prosecutor Bob Mueller is being acitvely discussed as the President weighs the decision to fire the Rosenstein-appointed prosecutor. Many within the Trump camp...
  • Australian senator 'devastated' to learn she is a Canadian and has to step down

    07/18/2017 12:33:20 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 52 replies
    National Post ^ | July 18, 2017 | The Canadian Press
    An Australian senator has been forced to step down because she is a dual citizen of Australia and Canada. The Australian constitution disqualifies potential candidates from seeking election if they hold dual or plural citizenship. Larissa Waters, who was also the deputy leader of the Green party, told a news conference Monday that was only found out about her status on Monday with “great shock and sadness.” Waters was born to Australian parents in 1977 while they were studying and working in Winnipeg. She left Canada as an 11-month old baby and said she always believed she was just Australian....
  • Cruz Rescues Republicans on Obamacare

    07/18/2017 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Republicans are finally getting smart on Obamacare. It took one of the savviest Republican senators -- Ted Cruz of Texas, with an assist from Mike Lee of Utah -- to get the GOP to figure out how to replace Obamacare, reduce premiums and save money for the government, all without alienating millions of voters. He's pulled the Republicans' fannies out of the fire, flipping a losing strategy into a big-time winner. The Cruz amendment -- which has been inserted into the GOP Senate health plan -- is smart, because it doesn't take anything away from anyone. If you want Obamacare,...
  • Before Fawning Praise, Don't Forget the Damage #NeverTrumpers Did

    07/17/2017 11:24:48 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 26 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 7/17/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    We also know that many who supported Ted Cruz were either silent after Donald Trump received the Republican presidential nomination, or went all out on the "vote your conscience" last-ditch attempt to thwart the will of the millions who voted for the party front runner. Some even publicly announced they'd never vote for Donald Trump in the general election and were rewarded with a gubmint job. It now infuriates us that some of the very people who lectured us about "conservative principles" and insulted Trump supporters daily on social media or on their radio programs are now being praised for telling...
  • Beto O'Rourke campaign raises $2.1M, Cruz raises $1.6M in second quarter in bid for Senate seat

    07/14/2017 9:52:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 13, 2017 | Caroline Kelly, Washington Correspondent
    Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke received $2.1 million in donations in the second quarter for his campaign against incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who raised $1.6 million from April to June. Although O'Rourke raised more money in the second quarter, Cruz's campaign said in an email Thursday that the former Republican presidential candidate has $5.7 million cash on hand. O'Rourke's bid is considered a long shot because reliably GOP Texas hasn't had a Democratic senator since 1994, and although he has raised funds quickly since announcing his candidacy, O'Rourke had only $535,000 in campaign funds at the end of...