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  • Ted Cruz to Headline Zionist Organization of America Dinner

    09/29/2014 6:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 29, 2014 | Shane Goldmacher
    'We're inviting him because he's one of Israel's greatest friends,' ZOA's president said.Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will be the keynote speaker at the annual dinner of the Zionist Organization of America in late November, giving him an audience of some of the nation's most influential Jewish leaders, including casino magnate and political financier Sheldon Adelson. "We're inviting him because he's one of Israel's greatest friends," the organization's president, Morton Klein, said. Klein said he expects as many as 1,000 attendees at the dinner, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Nov. 23....
  • Robichaud: Ted Cruz may be right man to put America on track

    09/29/2014 1:05:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 29, 2014 | Holly Robichaud
    There is light at the end of the tunnel of Barack Obama’s presidency. With only 843 days left, the presidential campaign will kick off about one month from now. Getting an early boost for his potential bid is U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). This past weekend he won the Value Voters Summit straw poll with 25 percent of the vote. Ben Carson placed second with 20 percent and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee came in a distant third with 12 percent. While so many GOP establishment types are still encouraging former Gov. Mitt Romney to try a third time after...
  • Cruz: 'Dark times' call for American leadership

    09/29/2014 10:05:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 29, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    Sen. Ted. Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday slammed the Obama administration's foreign policy track record, saying the global community is “calling out” for U.S. intervention. “We’re beginning to see what a world without American leadership looks like,” he said at the National Security Action Summit in Washington. The policies of “appeasement and leading from behind are not working,” he added. Cruz, who is widely expected to be a GOP presidential nominee in 2016, rattled off a list of foreign policy failures, naming the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which he said is on a “murderous rampage” across the Middle...
  • Cruz adviser: 9-1 Texan will run for president

    09/29/2014 8:55:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 09-29-2014 | By Paul Bedard
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the darling of the Tea Party who is well known for standing strong on principle, is on the verge of getting into the 2016 race for president, according to an adviser. "At this point it's 90/10 he's in," the advisor told National Journal. "And honestly, 90 is lowballing it." In an interview with the weekly, the first term senator joined those in the conservative movement who are comparing the 2016 race to 1980, when Ronald Reagan and former President Jimmy Carter squared off with radically different agendas. Reagan won in a landslide. “I have been very...
  • Ted Cruz Is Prepping a Foreign Policy-Focused Presidential Campaign

    09/29/2014 8:34:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 29, 2014 | Tim Alberta
    Ted Cruz is running for president. The only thing left for him to do is say so. According to sources close to the Texas senator, Cruz could be preparing for an end-of-year announcement and is now dedicating considerable time and effort to cultivating a foreign-policy foundation that might help his candidacy stand out in what is guaranteed to be a crowded field. "At this point it's 90/10 he's in," one Cruz adviser said. "And honestly, 90 is lowballing it."
  • Cruz, Jindal, Ryan urge midterm turnout

    09/28/2014 2:36:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 28, 2014, 01:17 pm | Timothy Cama
    Three Republicans rumored to be considering presidential runs for 2016 headed to an Iowa religious banquet to push conservatives to vote in this year’s midterm electionsAs they courted voters in the first state to hold a formal presidential electoral event every four years, Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) made slightly different cases for voting, The Associated Press reported.The three spoke at a Saturday fundraiser for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition.Cruz railed against ObamaCare and Democratic proposals to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the country legally, promising that a Republican-controlled...
  • Exclusive - Ted Cruz: Next Attorney General Must Publicly Disavow Obama's Planned Executive Amnesty

    09/28/2014 2:25:04 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Sep 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told Breitbart News on Friday that he supports a plan by Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to require the candidate to replace Attorney General Eric Holder to publicly disavow President Obama's planned executive amnesty. “I’ll give you three answers to that, yes, yes, and absolutely yes,” Cruz said in an interview at the Value Voters Summit hosted by the Family Research Council, when asked if he agrees with what Sessions laid out in a Breitbart News exclusive Friday morning. “One of the most troubling aspects of the Obama administration has been its consistent...
  • Ted Cruz wins Values Voter Summit straw poll

    09/28/2014 8:11:35 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Rick Moran | Rick Moran
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz easily outdistanced his rivals to win the straw poll at the annual Values Voter Summit. Cruz's victory was no surprise, given the response to his rousing speech to delegates on Friday. He garnered 25% of the vote to Ben Carson's 20%. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) came in third, with 12 percent of the vote. As a signal of Carson’s popularity at the summit, the former Johns Hopkins University neurosurgeon came in first in the polling for vice president, winning 22 percent of the votes. Cruz was the runner up in that contest, with 14...
  • How Ted Cruz Is Defining Himself as the Counter to Rand Paul

    09/27/2014 5:54:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 26, 2014 | Rebecca Nelson
    At the Values Voter Summit, the Texan highlights his strong beliefs on conservative issues.In an already crowded field of likely contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Ted Cruz has found his way to stand out against potential primary opponent Rand Paul: championing the most fundamental planks of the conservative base. In a passionate speech Friday morning to conservatives at the Values Voter Summit, Cruz left no room for doubt about where he stands on the social issues that—albeit amid party conflict—still define the GOP. "How do we win? We defend the values that are American values," he boomed. "We...
  • Cruz clinches Value Voters straw poll again

    09/27/2014 12:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | September 27, 2014 | Julian Hattem
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz won the Value Voters Summit presidential straw poll on Saturday. The crowd burst onto applause on Saturday, as Family Research Council President Tony Perkins announced that Cruz won 25 percent of votes at the annual Washington conference. The victory is a big victory to the Republican firebrand and Tea Party icon, coming just a day after he drew standing ovations with a religious and emotional speech that blasted ObamaCare, congressional Democrats and called for Republicans to take over the White House in 2016. Cruz also won the straw poll in 2013. Coming in second was...
  • Ted Cruz Feeds Spiritual Revival at Values Voters Summit

    09/27/2014 10:29:39 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Speaking at the Values Voters Summit in Washington D.C., Sen. Ted Cruz began his speech with a confession. “Neither of my parents were people of faith at the time. Neither of them had a relationship with Christ. Both of my parents drank far too much; both of them had serious problems with alcohol,” he said. “And when I was three years old, my father decided he didn’t want to be married anymore. And he didn’t want a 3-year-old son. So he got on a plane and left.” The audience was dumbfounded by the revelation – a rare moment in a conference...
  • At Value Voters Summit, Ted Cruz Hits His Mark

    09/27/2014 10:23:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Sept. 26, 2014 | 5:41 p.m. EDT | Lauren Fox
    With a clarion call to preserve religious liberty, Sen. Ted Cruz solidified his support from evangelical Republicans at the annual Value Voters Summit Friday in Washington, a connection that could pay off if he decides to join the hunt for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. [READ: Why Ted Cruz Matters in the House of Representatives] “There are people in Washington who say that in order to win we have to abandon our values,” Cruz, of Texas, said during his 30-minute address. “Our values are who we are. Our values are why we are here.”While shifting demographics, including a projected boom in Latino...
  • Unrepentant Ted Cruz Calls Democrats the ‘Radical Party’

    09/27/2014 10:13:09 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 54 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 26, 2014 12:30 pm ET | Beth Reinhard
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s speech to hundreds of conservative activists on Friday amounted to a dare to other potential Republican candidates in 2016: Just try to get to the right of me. Just try it.Mr. Cruz called for abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, getting rid of the Common Core educational standards and repealing the Affordable Care Act. He defined himself as staunchly anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage and pro-Israel.“There are people in Washington who say Republicans to win have to abandon our values,” he said, as members of the audience shouted “No way!” and “It’s a lie!”While polls last year showed that last...
  • Cruz, Jindal shine as Paul fades

    09/27/2014 5:43:39 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 26, 2014, 05:11 pm | Alexandra Jaffe and Cameron Joseph
    It was Ted Cruz's party at the Values Voters Summit in Washington on Friday.The Texas Republican senator began the event with a deeply religious and emotional speech, pacing the stage and speaking with the cadence of a preacher, repeatedly rallying the crowd to its feet and jumping into an eager throng of supporters after his address. ADVERTISEMENT But Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal emerged as a surprising star of the conference with an alternately fiery and funny address to the crowd Friday evening, which brought them to their feet for a standing ovation with his closing declaration that “we are ready...
  • Senate Democrats Block Ted Cruz Bill Revoking U.S. Citizenship of Terrorists

    09/27/2014 5:36:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday ripped U.S. Senate Democrats for blocking his bill that would revoke the U.S. citizenship of those who join the ISIS terrorist organization, noting that they are abandoning something Hillary Clinton supported when she was Secretary of State. The Democrats blocked Cruz’s bill on Thursday, a bill that would revoke citizenship from Americans who join ISIS. Cruz’s bill is very similar to one that then Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)—who is now running in New Hampshire against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)—and then Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) offered a couple of years ago.“As then-Secretary of State Hillary...
  • Ted Cruz calls Abbas speech ‘slanderous’

    09/27/2014 5:28:20 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | September 27, 2014, 11:41 am | Times of Israel staff
    Texas senator says Israel’s actions in Gaza were justified, and US would have done the same US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s accusations of an Israel “genocide” against the Palestinians “slanderous” and urged him to speak out against Hamas rather than Israel. “Israel’s action in Gaza was the just self-defense of a sovereign nation against relentless attacks by radical Islamic terrorists,” Cruz said in a statement. “The United States would and should do the same under those circumstances.” In Abbas’s address to the UN General Assembly on Friday, he demanded an end to...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz captivates Values Voter Summit (video at source)

    09/26/2014 5:54:35 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    politico.com ^ | KATIE GLUECK
    Rand Paul talked foreign policy. Rick Santorum decried flagging family values. Michele Bachmann called for war on radical Islam. But it was Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas who captivated the crowd of social conservatives in Washington Friday, again showcasing his appeal with that critical part of the GOP should he run in 2016. The Values Voter conference offered an early glimpse of what’s sure to be a spirited battle for the allegiance of Christian conservatives in 2016. In a half-hour speech, the Lone Star State Republican quoted “Amazing Grace” and cited Psalms; Cruz shared a personal story about how his...
  • A Study in Contrasts for Rand Paul and Ted Cruz

    09/26/2014 3:30:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 26, 2014 | Michael Scherer
    Two potential presidential candidates come to a conservative Christian cattle call.Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, two Tea Party senators in the hunt for the White House, find themselves in a nearly identical position these days. Both sons of celebrated conservative leaders, they regularly speak at the same events, criticize the same Democratic President with a similar message of back-to-basics constitutionalism, and poll nationally at about 10% among Republicans in the way-too-early 2016 polls. But on Friday, as conservative Christians gathered in Washington for the Values Voter Summit, their differences were far more apparent than their similarities. Paul stood behind the...
  • Cruz: US Built on Christian Values, Anyone Who Says Different is 'Lying'

    09/26/2014 1:02:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2014, 9:10 AM PDT | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Speaking at the  Values Voters Summit, put on by the Family Research Council, Texas Senator Ted Cruz gave a passionate speech about religious liberty and faith. Invoking personal stories from his own life, the senator highlighted the power of hope in the darkest of times.  "Our values are fundamentally American," Cruz told the audience. "This country remains a country built on...Christian values. And anyone who tells you differently is lying to you."Cruz spoke about his own father, whose life was drastically changed by the power of faith. Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, was taken captive in Cuba as a teenager. He was wearing a...
  • Rick Santorum Criticizes Ted Cruz's Comments At Christian Event

    09/25/2014 3:35:21 PM PDT · by Mariner · 80 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 25th, 2014 | By Brett LoGiurato
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday criticized comments in US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made earlier this month i n a speech that critics have said was unnecessarily confrontational toward a Middle Eastern Christian group. "We have a responsibility to stand by people who are being persecuted," Santorum told Business Insider in a wide-ranging interview in New York. "This shouldn't be an ideological test — well, you have to agree with us on all of these things, or else we won't be with you. No, we're going to be with you if you are a religious minority that's...
  • Hey Karl Rove/Gee-Oh-Pee Establishment/ Associated Media Hacks: BACK OFF Ted Cruz, NOW

    09/26/2014 9:16:21 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    We know how you slime operate, yet constitutionally-principled conservatives are only rallied to the cause when your evil monkeys toss false canards at Ted Cruz, attempting to Palinize him... and so very early, how telling. Hey Reince-wash-repeat Preibus, there's a reason I don't answer your sad-sounding emails (ever), with titles like 'Hope You Can Join Us for Lunch!', 'What's Your T-Shirt Size?', OR my personal favorite "..., did you abandon the RNC?'-  Something like that-- we'll just forget you've been trying to kill us, no hard feelings, I guess- lol. Of course, I almost never even open their relentless spam, and...
  • Cruz Defends Pro-Israel Speech to Christian Conference

    09/26/2014 7:36:17 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 25, 2014 5:00 am | Alana Goodman
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) defended his recent pro-Israel speech that was shouted down by audience members at a Middle Eastern Christian conference, in an interview published Tuesday.Critics have accused Cruz of intentionally provoking the audience–which included some prominent supporters of Hezbollah and the Syrian regime–by praising Israel during his speech to the In Defense of Christians conference in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 10.Others have applauded the senator for telling the conference, which was organized to bring attention to the persecution of Middle Eastern Christians, that “Christians have no greater ally than Israel,” before he was drowned out by shouts...
  • Exclusive – Ted Cruz: 'Good News' Holder Is Gone

    09/26/2014 7:29:07 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Breitbart | 25 Sep 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) praised the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News. "It is good news that Eric Holder has announced his resignation,” Cruz said, adding:Sadly, he has proven to be the most partisan attorney general in our history, repeatedly defying and refusing to enforce the law. It did not have to be this way, but Holder’s leadership has grievously undermined the Department of Justice’s long bipartisan tradition of independence and fidelity to law. Cruz, who called for Holder’s resignation in an interview at CPAC as he campaigned for U.S. Senate in 2012, said...
  • Ted Cruz: No Easy Confirmation for Holder’s Replacement

    09/26/2014 7:24:34 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | September 25, 2014 3:57 PM | Joel Gehrke
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) wants Republicans to have as much power as possible when it comes time to confirm Attorney General Eric Holder’s successor.Cruz, who has previously made the case for impeaching Holder in an attempt to have a special prosecutor investigate the IRS, doesn’t want a confirmation battle to take place during the lame-duck session.“To ensure that justice is served and that the attorney general is not simply replaced with another extreme partisan who will likewise disregard the law, the Senate should wait until the new Congress is sworn in before confirming the next attorney general,” Cruz said...
  • Republicans rallying behind 'religious liberty'

    09/26/2014 6:12:55 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1 hour ago | STEVE PEOPLES
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospective Republican presidential candidates are expected to promote "religious liberty" at home and abroad at a gathering of religious conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues that have tripped up the GOP. The annual Values Voter Summit opens Friday in Washington with speeches from several potential presidential candidates, including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The speaking program features ambitious Republicans with positions on social issues across the spectrum — from the libertarian-leaning Paul, who favors less emphasis on abortion...
  • Cruz on Iraq: "We Stayed Too Long And Got Far Too Involved In Nation-Building"

    09/24/2014 7:15:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | September 24, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)SEN. TED CRUZ: Now, the president has been advocating arming the so-called moderate Syrian rebels for some time. And throughout the course of the discussion, what I have endeavored to ask, repeatedly, both publicly and in classified situations, is how do you distinguish the good guys from the bad guys? Last summer, when the president was urging a unilateral attack on Syria, at the time in June of last summer, out of the 9 major rebel groups, 7 of them had significant alliances or connections to al Qaeda or al Nusra or to other radical Islamic groups like ISIS. Consistently...
  • In defense of Ted Cruz's 'militaristic pessimism'

    09/24/2014 6:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Week ^ | September 24, 2014 | By Matt K. Lewis
    No U.S. lawmaker has better learned the lessons of both the Obama and Bush failures. Reaganesque? America has been screwing up on the foreign policy front for a long time. George W. Bush's efforts to spread democracy were laudable — but quixotic and ill-fated. And Barack Obama's "leading from behind" and"don't do stupid stuff" strategies, which supposedly learned all the right lessons from Bush-era misadventures? These also did not work. So as we head toward a critical presidential election in 2016, what should we be looking for when it comes to foreign policy? The answer is Ted Cruz. Don't laugh...
  • How to Defeat ISIS, According to Ted Cruz (You can smell the fear)

    09/23/2014 4:06:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 19, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    Why the senator’s brand of foreign policy is dangerous. The Republican Party is divided on foreign policy. There are “interventionists” like John McCain and Lindsey Graham who want America to more aggressively wage war—either directly or via proxies—in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and beyond. And there are “isolationists” like Rand Paul who worry that if America tries to fix the world’s problems through the barrel of a gun, we’ll become a bankrupt empire rather than a prosperous republic. Then there’s Ted Cruz, who unites both factions by embodying the worst of each. Take Cruz’s position on ISIS. Like McCain...
  • Jindal, Cruz to headline September Iowa GOP event

    09/23/2014 11:58:13 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Des Moines Register | August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Jacobs
    Gannett paper, link: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/local/louisiana/2014/08/28/jindal-cruz-headline-september-iowa-gop-event/14735161/
  • Exclusive–Ted Cruz: Democrats 'Have Become an Extreme Party'

    09/22/2014 8:30:47 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2014 | 20 Sep 2014
    In an exclusive interview, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Thursday will go do as a "dark day" in Senate history, with Senate Democrats blocking GOP legislation addressing the Islamic State (ISIS) and President Obama's threat of executive amnesty. “Unfortunately the Senate Democrats have become an extreme party,” Cruz said in an interview backstage at the Liberty Political Action Conference (LPAC) in Alexandria, Virginia. “They have become a party that has abdicated their responsibilities. Under Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats, we have a do-nothing Senate. There are over 350 bills the House of Representatives has passed and they’re all sitting...
  • Cruz: Meet the new 'Three Amigos'

    09/22/2014 8:26:29 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2014, 05:44 pm | Scott Wong
    Move over John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte. Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz says there’s a new “Three Amigos” in the U.S. Senate.This week, Cruz, the conservative Texas senator, found himself on the same side as liberal Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in voting against arming and training Syrian rebels fighting Islamic extremists in the Middle East.All three senators are considered prospective 2016 candidates.“They call us the three Amigos,” Cruz joked during an interview at the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday.And though he’s on the opposite political spectrum as Warren and Sanders, Cruz was quick to...
  • At TribFest, Cruz Talks Possible 2016 Run, Partisan Gridlock

    09/22/2014 7:47:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 20, 2014 | John Reynolds
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz hinted Saturday that he would make a decision on a possible run for the White House in the first half of 2015, but he said his focus for the next six weeks would be on helping Republicans take back the Senate.The Texas Republican told Dan Balz of The Washington Post at The Texas Tribune Festival that the 2016 field would probably be defined between January and June of next year. But he did not offer up his name.Balz introduced the topic by asking Cruz what would keep him out the 2016 presidential election. Cruz allowed that it was a clever way...
  • Unity With the Persecuted

    09/22/2014 3:54:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | Faith J. H. McDonnell
    Addressing the “In Defense of Christians” (IDC) summit on Wednesday morning, September 10, U.S. Representative Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) declared that every “freedom-loving man, woman, and child must be engaged” in the fight to defend persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East.
  • Sarah Palin to Speak at Values Voter Summit (also Jindal, Cruz, Paul, other presidential possibles)

    09/20/2014 7:01:52 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will speak at the Values Voters Summit next week in Washington, D.C. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/19/Sarah-Palin-to-Speak-at-Values-Voter-Summit
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz On Obamacare: ‘Come 2017, A Republican President’ Will Repeal ‘Every Word’

    09/19/2014 2:11:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KYW-TV ^ | September 18, 2014 | Chris Stigall
    Chris Stigall hosted Texas Senator Ted Cruz at the National Constitution Center to discuss the upcoming elections and President Obama’s plan to combat ISIL in Iraq and Syria.(AUDIO-AT-LINK)Cruz said the government shutdown that Republicans forced last fall has led to the American public’s collective rejection of the Affordable Care Act. “As a result of that fight, we elevated the national debate and millions of Americans across this country focused on all the incredible harms, the disaster that is Obamacare, and as a direct consequence of that fight, today President Obama’s approval ratings are at the lowest they’ve ever been…We have...
  • Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

    09/18/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises. Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month. The measure...
  • Counterpoint: The GOP Needs Ted Cruz

    09/18/2014 5:58:51 AM PDT · by absentee · 3 replies
    Pocket Full of Liberty ^ | 9/18/14 | Jay Caruso
    Ah, to be a Ted Cruz “hater.” I put the word in quotation marks, lest I be accused of being too harsh on Cruz detractors who seem to get their panties wadded up whenever he opens his mouth. One of the mistakes those of us who are involved or interested very much in politics often forget is many people outside of that realm don’t know or don’t care about the day to day goings on of the political world. Therefore when people start shrieking about Cruz and how he’s leading the GOP to defeat I just happen to laugh. At...
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Why history needs a Latino president

    09/17/2014 10:45:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Voxxi ^ | September 17, 2014 | Tony Castro
    What would Hispanic Heritage Month be like if there were a Latino in the White House? Would the president don a white guayabera and ride in an open limousine at the head of a parade celebrating Latino heritage? Would one of his first accomplishment have been to use his presidential authority of executive action for sweeping immigration reform? Or to expect that from the nation’s first Latino president belittle the significance of what would be his — or her — place in history? So often, too, the symbolism of presidential politics overshadows the reality of the post. If John F....
  • Point: Ted Cruz, The Queen of Summertime (The knives are coming out)

    09/17/2014 11:43:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Pocket Full of Liberty ^ | September 17, 2014 | Neal Dewing, senior editor
    Recently the FX Network hosted an event, “Every Simpsons Ever,” during which they – surprise – broadcast every episode of ‘The Simpsons,’ ever. It was a glorious idea, not least because it brought back memories of when the show was so much sharper. Some of those older Simpsons episodes have been lingering in the old brainpan for the last 20 years or so. A line from one episode in particular always stuck with me. It’s the one where Lisa gets a pool during a heat wave, and becomes popular (There’s also a spoof of Rear Window, but that’s not important...
  • Cruz: Hagel, Dempsey more ‘social workers’ than military leaders

    09/17/2014 9:33:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 17, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz accused top U.S. military officials of behaving like “social workers” in Iraq and Syria rather than showing military strength. In an interview Tuesday night with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Mr. Cruz said he was disappointed by responses from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey after he questioned them at a Senate hearing on the administration’s plan to defeat the Islamic State. “Frankly, their answers were far more those you would expect of a social worker, than of military leaders,” Mr. Cruz said. The Republican senator, who is considering a...
  • Nancy Pelosi Had A Pretty Simple Response To Ted Cruz's Bizarre 'SNL' Claim

    09/16/2014 6:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 16, 2014 | Paige Lavender
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had a pretty simple response to to Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) claim that a proposed constitutional amendment intended to reverse the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision could put "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels in jail. Here's Pelosi on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" reacting to a clip of Cruz making the claim on the Senate floor: Cruz said the amendment applies to SNL because NBC is a corporation, and the late-night show has had influence over elections. He called the proposal -- which would give Congress and states more power to...
  • Mike Huckabee: Ted Cruz’s Worst Nightmare

    09/16/2014 1:40:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 136 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 16, 2014 | Henry Olson
    Mike Huckabee dropped his biggest hint to date yesterday that he might run for president in 2016. Should he run, his national name ID and his strong 2008 run probably doom any chance Rick Santorum has (Santorum’s 2012 vote largely overlapped with Huckabee’s 2008 backers). But it also throws a huge monkey wrench into any hopes Senator Ted Cruz has of winning the nomination.
  • ISIS Strategy splits Rubio, Paul, Cruz

    09/16/2014 1:28:28 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    TheHill ^ | 9/16/2014 | Alexander Bolton
    The threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has created an opportunity for three White House hopefuls in the Senate to grab the spotlight from Republican governors. ... Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence panels has used the debate to distinguish himself as the inheritor of the muscular foreign policy worldview held by former President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) While he says it would be good for president Obama to seek congressional support for military action against ISIS, he argues the president doesn't need it. Rubio supports arming...
  • Watch: Ted Cruz Launches Anti-Obama Amnesty Effort

    09/16/2014 6:44:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/16/14
    In a video first released to Breitbart on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his effort to combat President Barack Obama’s potential executive amnesty action, which could come following November’s midterm elections. Viewers are encouraged to visit StopObamasAmnesty.com to sign a petition. “Sen. Ted Cruz is leading the fight to secure the border,” the video explained. “Stop Obama’s amnesty and celebrate legal immigration. But he needs your help to hold Obama and Senate Democrats accountable.” The amnesty effort from Obama would likely include an expansion of his so-called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and apply it to an...
  • Huck: I’m Better than the Others

    09/15/2014 11:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 15, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Former governor Mike Huckabee (R., Ark.) implicitly made the case against Senators Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Rand Paul (R., Ky.), or Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) serving as president during a meeting with reporters about the prospect of his own candidacy. In a roundtable meeting this morning with journalists in Washington, D.C., Huckabee said that he would decide next year whether or not he will run for president, but he already knows he’s unlikely to support any of those freshman senators. “If not me, I would be supportive of someone who has had executive experience and who has been a governor...
  • Ted Cruz puts on display his chilling ignorance

    09/15/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Times of Oman ^ | September 15, 2014 | James J. Zogby
    My mother was fond of saying, "if you want someone to hear you, you must first listen to them" — know them, understand the questions they are asking, and be sensitive to their concerns. If you do this, she would say, "you will be able to speak with people and not at them". What happens when you don't follow this simple rule of communication was on display during the "In Defence of Christians" conference that was held in Washington from September 9th to the 11th. Addressing an audience of 900 mostly Arab Christians, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) launched into a...
  • Connect the dots: Obama met with cleric who supports Hezbollah on 9/11 (Christian Conf. Exposed)

    09/14/2014 3:22:31 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 7 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | 9/12/2014 | Lt. Col. Allen West
    "The Maronite leader said the meeting with Obama was productive, according to the Daily Star.” Productive for whom and in what manner? It seems Iran has found a way to influence American foreign policy even while they denounce America and build a nuclear capability. There can be no doubt that this whole episode was devised by the Ayatollahs, Hasan Rouhani, their best proxy army Hezbollah, and its leader Hasan Nasrallah. How better to infiltrate D.C. at this time than to masquerade as holding a conference on defending Christians — interestingly enough there was no support from the major Christian conservative...
  • Ross Shouldn’t Do That (Ref: Ross Douthat’s New York Times hit piece on Ted Cruz)

    09/14/2014 12:32:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PJ Media's Spengler ^ | September 13, 2014 | David P. Goldman
    I had to read the penultimate paragraph of Ross Douthat’s New York Times piece on “friendless Middle East Christians” before the enormity of it sunk in. Douthat wrote: If Cruz felt that he couldn’t address an audience of persecuted Arab Christians without including a florid, “no greater ally” preamble about Israel, he could have withdrawn from the event. The fact that he preferred to do it this way says a lot–none of it good–about his priorities and instincts. In so many words: Jew-hatred among Middle Eastern Christians is so rampant that it should be ignored in the interests of saving...
  • Christian Patriarch Supporting Hezbollah Says Obama Promised To Lebanon

    09/14/2014 9:07:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A Lebanese Christian leader who was a keynote speaker at a Washington, D.C. conference during which Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was booed for his public support of Israel said President Obama told him during a later meeting that he would work to protect Lebanon from regional turmoil.
  • Breitbart is here — and his name is Ted Cruz

    09/14/2014 6:41:51 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 30 replies
    Daily Inter Lake ^ | Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:00 pm
    You may remember Andrew Breitbart. You should. Before his sudden and rather mysterious death at the age of 43 on March 1, 2012, he was a fearless voice of untrammeled American conservatism. He would stand up to anyone, no matter how powerful, in defense of traditional values and against political chicanery. He took on ACORN, Anthony Weiner, Nancy Pelosi, of course President Obama, and anyone else who tried to acquire power through hypocrisy or change policy through chicanery. His death left a huge void in the world of conservatism. So big, in fact, that conservatives adopted a slogan to encourage...