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  • Fiorina calls for special prosecutor, independent commission to conduct Russia investigation

    03/29/2017 3:54:30 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 95 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/29/2017 | Al Weaver
    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina on Monday called for a special prosecutor and an independent commission to handle the investigation into Russia's involvement in the 2016 elections.
  • Can We Please Give CruzCare a Try? Forget your partisanship and have a look at the plan

    03/28/2017 8:09:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 03/28/2017 | Peter Heck
    For those keeping score at home, here’s a recap of where the Washington healthcare debacle currently stands: Obama and the Democrats inflict a massively overcomplicated system of healthcare regulations that raised insurance premiums on Americans, decreased insurance options, dictated doctors and coverage, and largely just sucked.Republicans saddled up the Obamacare nightmare and rode it to the electoral bank in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016, promising that once they had full control, they would repeal the beast.When given full control, the Republicans authored an absurd Obamacare-lite compromise bill that didn’t repeal the beast, but attempted to manicure it. It failed...
  • Health Care Bill’s Failure: Just Part of the ‘Art of the Deal’

    03/24/2017 8:19:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Mar 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Exactly two weeks ago, this author predicted the defeat of the American Health Care Act — and explained that it was a step towards the final, actual deal that will repeal and replace Obamacare. President Donald Trump faces three irreconcilable factions: the GOP establishment, conservatives, and Democrats. He must bring them together — to “deliver the goods,” a key rule in The Art of the Deal. But first he must show them “the downside” — and convince them they will fail on their own. The most difficult faction to deal with is the Republican establishment — not because they are...
  • Three Criteria for Health Reform

    03/24/2017 1:54:19 PM PDT · by TBP · 46 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 15, 2017 | TED CRUZ and MARK MEADOWS
    Does it make health care more affordable? Does it give consumers more choices? Does it provide Americans more control over their families’ health care?
  • Do not let the Dems, GOPe win, do not let Ted Cruz, McCain and Graham destroy our economy (Vanity)

    03/22/2017 5:34:29 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 79 replies
    opinion | 3-22-2016 | ShivaFan
    Rand Paul is trying to be relevant. Ted Cruz thinks he is going to run for President in four years by undermining Trump and purposely undermining the economic rally. Both of these were candidates who lost to Trump in the Republican primaries. On the other side, we have the total enemies of the Republican base, John McCain who belongs in a strait jacket and is so despised by the Republican base he didn’t even have a chance of even entering the primaries much less win them, and an equally pathetic Never Trumper Lindsey Graham who also like Paul and Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz slams Democrats’ hypocrisy during Gorsuch confirmation hearing

    03/21/2017 10:32:05 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mar 20, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recounted Monday some of the policies of previous presidents that could have been wielded against Democratic Supreme Court nominees to show the hypocrisy of the questions being asked of President Donald Trump’s nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. He did so while on the Senate Judiciary Committee for the confirmation hearing of the nominee. “Some Democrats slandered Judge Gorsuch,” Cruz explained, “as being ‘against the little guy’ because he has dared to rule based on the law, the law that Congress has passed, and not on the specific identity of the specific litigants appearing before him. This is...
  • Trump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space

    03/21/2017 4:48:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2017 6:37 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA’s mission. Could sending Congress into space be next? Flanked at an Oval Office bill-signing ceremony by astronauts and lawmakers, Trump observed that being an astronaut is a “pretty tough job.” He said he wasn’t sure he’d want it and, among lawmakers he put the question to, Sen. Ted Cruz said he wouldn’t want to be a space traveler, either. But Cruz, R-Texas, offered up a tantalizing suggestion. “You could send Congress to space,” he said to laughter, including from the president. […] “What a great idea that...
  • DAANG! ..Cruz Openly Mocks 3 Phase Obamacare Replacement Plan: ‘That Ain’t Gonna Happen’

    03/19/2017 11:54:17 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 96 replies
    RedState ^ | 03/19/2017 | Andrea Ruth
    Sen. Ted Cruz wasted no time mincing words on what he thinks about the three phases of the American Health Care Act Sunday morning on Face the Nation. “That ain’t gonna happen,” Cruz told host John Dickerson when asked about the 3-phase plan President Trump and House Republicans have been pushing since the roll out their non-repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Congress Sends Trump Drug Test Measure for Unemployed

    03/15/2017 2:22:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | March 14, 2017 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday sent President Donald Trump a measure to expand the number of applicants for jobless benefits who can be drug-tested. The White House has said Trump will sign the measure into law as a cancellation of "unnecessary regulations." Lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Congress have complained that under President Barack Obama, the government placed too many limits on states for deciding which unemployment applicants can be drug-tested. The Labor Department's regulation meant that states could only test applicants for unemployment benefits who do jobs that require drug testing. The resolution passed by the House and...
  • At Southern Border, Pelosi Visits Immigrants, Cruz Visits Law Enforcement

    03/14/2017 6:14:23 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 14, 2017 | Sam Dorman
    Both Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) visited the United States' southern border in the beginning of 2017, but they met with two different groups of people. Pelosi appeared over the weekend at a respite center in the Rio Grande Valley that aids immigrants released from Border Patrol and reportedly accommodated undocumented immigrants in the past. Cruz visited the border in February and said he likes to meet with Border Patrol in the area whenever he comes. "Every time I come to the border, I try to listen and ask questions to border...
  • Senator Cruz Found an Overlooked 1974 Rule That Could Be a Real Game-changer for Repealing Obamacare

    However, Cruz’s strategy – which would leverage the power Vice President Mike Pence has as president of the Senate – “might blow up the Senate too,” Bloomberg Politics notes. One of the main complaints Republican lawmakers have with the new health care reform bill is that it employs many of the same provisions as its predecessor, with some even labelling it “Obamacare Lite.” The Hill explains exactly why the scope of this bill is so limited: House Republicans left several reforms popular with conservatives out of their health care bill because the parliamentarian is likely to rule them outside the...
  • Ted Cruz finds a way to bury Obamacare once and for all

    03/13/2017 8:06:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Blasting News ^ | March 13, 2017 | Mark Whittington
    Who would have thought that Sen Ted Cruz, R-Texas, would find the Gordian knot that will change the #Obamacare impasse from a grinding campaign to try to pass a repeal and replace bill that no one is entirely satisfied with? The senator seems to have found a way to avoid a filibuster entirely in the effort to reform health care reform and pass a new, free-market law. Thus far the problem has been what and what not can be included in a reconciliation bill that only needs 51 votes to pass the Senate. The bill being presented does not contain...
  • Ted Cruz may have discovered a way to totally change Obamacare without 60 Senate votes

    03/12/2017 2:31:17 PM PDT · by libstripper · 101 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Mar. 12, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Democrats tend to love sneaky lawyer tricks because their side is so good at them. The passage of Obamacare under the Senate rules governing “reconciliation” is the most prominent example of creatively applying the rules to get what they want. But it turns out that there are some really smart and creative legal minds on the GOP side, and now that the GOP runs the Senate, the sauce for the Democrat goose also flavors the Republican gander, if that isn’t too disagreeable an abuse of metaphorical license. Ted Cruz is one such legal mind; in the words of legendary Harvard...
  • Cruz Works Behind Scenes to Change Obamacare Repeal Bill

    03/12/2017 1:53:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 10, 2017 | James Arkin
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s unyielding opposition to the Affordable Care Act and his willingness to publicly take the fight to fellow Republicans helped cause a brief government shutdown four years ago. But now, with a Republican in the White House and repeal legislation working its way through Congress, the Texas Republican is keeping a low profile, putting his head down and working back rooms to influence the legislation. Cruz has expressed serious concerns about the bill, the American Health Care Act, released by House Republicans this week and approved by two committees Thursday. His fellow Senate conservatives Rand Paul and Mike...
  • The Right Way to Repeal Obamacare

    03/11/2017 6:11:13 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    Politco ^ | 03/02/2017 | Ted Cruz
    "Is Obamacare Republicans’ Waterloo?" That was the question a reporter posed a couple weeks ago. It’s the narrative increasingly being pushed by the media, and starting to become conventional wisdom in Washington. My response? What the press doesn’t understand is that Obamacare, in practice, has proven to be a disaster, and it’s hurting millions of people. We’ve had three elections that focused on Obamacare repeal, 2010, 2014 and 2016. All three were massive victories for Republicans. If that’s Waterloo, we could use a few more of them. So, how do we go forward? Here are two overarching principles, three concrete...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr. dine in Dallas

    03/11/2017 2:34:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | March 11, 2017 | Hannah Davis
    DALLAS -- Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr. will headline the Reagan Day Dinner hosted by the Dallas County Republican's Party Saturday evening. The event will take place at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas and includes a meet and greet with Republican leaders and dinner. Attendees have to purchase tickets starting at $150 and going up to $25,000. This is the second meeting between the Trump family and Ted Cruz in recent weeks. Senator Cruz and his wife recently had dinner with President Trump, tweeting a photo of the Cruz family's children with the President afterwards.
  • Cruz: Let's overrule Senate officer to expand ObamaCare bill

    03/09/2017 9:38:04 PM PST · by TBP · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/09/17 04:58 PM EST | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), emerging as a key player in negotiations to repeal and replace ObamaCare, says Vice President Pence should exert his power over the Senate to significantly expand the scope of the House healthcare reform bill. Cruz, who had dinner with President Trump on Wednesday evening, says that Pence, who by virtue of his office also serves as president of the Senate, should be prepared to overrule the chamber's parliamentarian to bulk up the controversial measure. House Republicans left several reforms popular with conservatives out of their healthcare bill because the parliamentarian is likely to rule them outside...
  • Cruz, Lee, Paul demand 'full repeal' of ObamaCare

    03/09/2017 9:20:57 PM PST · by TBP · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/27/17 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Three GOP senators are adding an extra hurdle to the looming fight over nixing the Affordable Care Act, arguing they want a "full repeal" of ObamaCare. Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.), Ted Cruz (Texas) and Mike Lee (Utah) each pointed to the Senate's 2015 repeal bill as the "bare minimum" for the 2017 repeal legislation. "2 yrs ago, the GOP Congress voted to repeal Obamacare. That 2015 repeal language should be the floor, the bare minimum," they each tweeted, along with the hashtag "FullRepeal." The tweets come after the conservative House Freedom Caucus voted to oppose an ObamaCare repeal bill if...
  • This Day in Trump, Day 48: Dinner with the Cruz family

    03/08/2017 6:05:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 8, 2017 | Jordan Rudner, Washington Correspondent
    President Donald Trump had a busy schedule Wednesday but stayed out of the public eye and kept his tweets to a minimum. Press secretary Sean Spicer emphasized Trump’s support for the House Republicans’ bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Tonight, the president and first lady dined with Sen. Ted Cruz, his wife Heidi, and their two daughters. And Jon Huntsman may be the next ambassador to Russia. Here’s what you need to know. Highlight of the day Trump spent most of the day in private meetings. In the morning, he met with education activist Laurene Powell Jobs, who is...
  • Cruz: House's ObamaCare repeal bill can't pass the Senate

    03/08/2017 2:16:04 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/08/2017 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned Wednesday that a House bill to repeal ObamaCare can't pass the Senate without substantial changes. "The House bill is a beginning. The House bill as drafted, I do not believe, would pass the United States Senate," he said. Cruz's comments come ahead of a dinner meeting with President Trump on Wednesday night. {..snip..}
  • Trumps, Cruzes to dine at White House on Wednesday

    03/08/2017 10:05:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 8, 2017 | By Ashley Killough and Betsy Klein
    President Donald Trump will sit down for dinner Wednesday night with Sen. Ted Cruz, roughly a year after the two men waged a deeply personal and ugly primary fight for the Republican presidential nomination. The White House meal comes as the President and the Texas senator potentially find themselves in yet another tense face-off. Trump endeavors to push a health care plan through Congress, but conservatives like Cruz have expressed serious concerns about the trajectory of the repeal and replace effort. Cruz has not gone as far as other colleagues, such as Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Mike Lee, in...
  • Congressional GOP Obamacare Partial Repeal Plan in Trouble–Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee Against It

    02/27/2017 10:24:42 PM PST · by detective · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Feb 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Shortened title. Full title: Congressional GOP Leadership’s Obamacare Partial Repeal Plan in Trouble–Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee Band Together Against It Enough Republicans to crush the effort in the U.S. Senate announced on Monday evening they oppose any effort by congressional GOP leadership to only partially repeal Obamacare, scuttling House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plans to kick the can down the road again.
  • Tom Perez, new DNC chairman, suggests Trump ‘rigged’ general election

    02/26/2017 11:46:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Newly elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is suggesting President Trump may have “rigged” the general election with the help of the Russians. “Frankly, what we need to be looking at is whether this election was rigged by Donald Trump and his buddy, [Russian President] Vladimir Putin,” Mr. Perez said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”“We need an independent investigation, because that is a serious, serious issue,” said Mr. Perez, former labor secretary for President Barack Obama. “And the American people need to understand whether the Russians, in cahoots with the Trump folks and others, rigged the election.”...
  • It Begins – Trump Administration DHS Posts “Bid Contract” For Southern Border Security Wall….

    02/24/2017 2:18:05 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 166 replies
    General Services Administration via The Conservative Treehoue ^ | February 24, 2017 | General Services Administration via Sundance
    The bidding process for a Southern Border Security Wall is officially announced. Bid duration ends March 20th 2017 for initial prototype, with pricing due March 24th – and anticipated award contracts Mid-April, 2017:
  • Cruz Forecasts Second Supreme Court Opening by Summer

    02/23/2017 7:53:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | February 23, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    I would expect violent protest, at a minimum, from the Left if there is a second opening and President Trump nominates a true conservative. They simply will not accept a change in the balance of the Court. Sen. Ted Cruz predicted Thursday that President Trump will have the ability to fill a second vacancy on the Supreme Court in 2017, the Washington Examiner reported. “I think we’ll have another Supreme Court vacancy this summer,” Cruz said at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “If that happens, as much as the left is crazy now, they will go full Armageddon meltdown because...
  • 'Nuts': Cruz tells Levin 4th Circuit decision to ban guns is insane By: Chris Pandolfo |

    02/23/2017 3:53:43 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 58 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/23/2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    Appearing at CPAC 2017, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) blasted a recent 4th Circuit Court decision upholding a Maryland “assault weapon” ban as “nuts.” Speaking with Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin, the Texas senator discussed a broad range of topics including term limits on members of Congress, the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and the rogue federal judiciary. Cruz criticized the Fourth Circuit court decision limiting the individual’s Second Amendment right to own a firearm. “The Fourth Circuit used to be the most conservative court in the country,” Cruz said. “The Fourth Circuit now, they’ve invented...
  • Ted Cruz: American people deserve to know about Iran deal’s ‘hidden’ details

    02/23/2017 1:10:01 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 97 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/23/2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R- Texas (A, 97%) is encouraging the Trump administration to uncover the Obama White House’s secret dealings — as part of the former president’s nuclear agreement — with the Islamic Republic of Iran. “The Iran nuclear deal was a catastrophic failure. I believe it weakened and endangered America, and will only serve to facilitate Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon,” Senator Cruz said at a reporters’ roundtable on the sidelines of the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. He added: “Many of the details of that agreement were hidden by the Obama administration because they were indefensible.” {..snip..}
  • Cruz has no patience for GOP's Obamacare-lite. Calls 'em out at CPAC

    02/23/2017 1:09:59 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 133 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/23/2017 | Nate Madden
    Mincing no words when it comes to lukewarm replacement plans that would keep most of the disastrous 2009 law in place, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) called out Obamacare-lite replacement plans at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday. “There are some Senate Republicans who would like to keep the Obamacare taxes because they want to spend money,” the senator said in a closed-door meeting with reporters at CPAC. “That would be exceptionally foolish.” “I don’t think we should replace one 2,000-page monstrosity with another 2,000-page monstrosity,” Cruz said, in discussion of the current struggle to repeal the...
  • Cruz: Congress should use 'all authority' to rein in activist judges

    02/23/2017 1:09:57 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 89 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/23/2017 | Nate Madden
    Congress should use every tool at its disposal to rein in activist federal courts, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) said in a closed-door meeting with reporters at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. And this includes limiting their jurisdiction with federal legislation, Cruz stated. Don't Miss A Tweet Profile Picture Conservative Review @CR Follow In the last congressional session, Sen. Cruz introduced a bill that would have limited the jurisdiction of federal court on marriage. When asked about similar legislation, the senator reiterated his unapologetically bold thoughts on the subject of judicial overreach. “We should be using all...
  • Why the Acosta nomination is very bad news for conservatives [Levin]

    02/22/2017 4:58:33 PM PST · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | February 22, 2017 | Mark Levin
  • Ben Shapiro: When the Enemy of Your Enemy Is — Your Enemy

    02/22/2017 10:40:52 AM PST · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | February 22, 2017 | Ben Shapiro
    Ideas and values should matter more than tribal identity... Unfortunately, many conservatives have embraced this sort of binary thinking: If it angers the Left, it must be virtuous. Undoubtedly, that's a crude shorthand for political thinking. It means you never have to check the ideas of the speaker, you merely have to check how people respond to him. That's dangerous. It leads to supporting bad policies and bad men. The enemy of your enemy isn't always your friend. Sometimes he's your enemy. Sometimes he's just a dude sitting there minding his own business... The logic of "if he melts snowflakes,...
  • Sens. Cruz, Heller, and Rubio Introduce Bill To Move U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

    01/03/2017 5:01:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have introduced the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act, which would move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and therefore recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital city. Currently, the U.S. Embassy is located in Tel Aviv. In a statement, Sen. Cruz said that it was "finally time" to move the embassy. “Jerusalem is the eternal and undivided capital of Israel,” Sen. Cruz said. “Unfortunately, the Obama administration's vendetta against the Jewish state has been so vicious that to even utter this simple truth - let alone the reality...
  • I applaud @POTUS for nominating Alex Acosta to be Secretary of Labor

    02/19/2017 10:08:27 AM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    Ted Cruz Facebook & Twitter ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ted Cruz
    I applaud President Trump for nominating Alex Acosta to be Secretary of Labor. I've known Alex for over twenty years; he and I went to law school together, and he's a smart, principled conservative with a passion for justice. His record of service, inclusion, and accomplishment spans decades. Alex has served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel Alito, as a Board Member on the National Labor Relations Board, as the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and most recently as a pioneering law-school dean. His nomination to the Labor...
  • Cruz joins Border Patrol overnight, meets with local officials

    02/19/2017 9:41:49 AM PST · by conservative98 · 211 replies
    Valley Morning Star ^ | February 18, 2017 | MITCHELL FERMAN
    MISSION — Hours before the president talked about “bad people with bad ideas” entering the country at a rally in Florida, a United States senator strapped on a vest, walked through the thick Rio Grande Valley brush as Friday night turned to Saturday and found what he, President Donald Trump and many discuss in Washington D.C. The senator linked the findings to organized violent crime. “There were more than one that were large, young men with a significant percentage of tattoos that might suggest gang affiliation,” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Saturday afternoon, recounting an overnight ride along with...
  • Ted Cruz: John Bolton Would Be 'Very Strong' Flynn Replacement

    02/18/2017 10:16:55 AM PST · by yoe · 74 replies
    News Max ^ | February 17, 2017 | Bill Hoffmann
    John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who has written for Newsmax Magazine, would be an excellent choice to replace Mike Flynn as President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Sen. Ted Cruz says."One person I think would be very, very strong is John Bolton. He's someone who understands the world, he understands the threats of radical Islamic terrorism," the Texas Republican told CNN's Manu Raju on Friday.
  • Ted Cruz: Why not John Bolton for national security advisor?

    02/17/2017 3:33:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 17, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Hugh Hewitt has been all over this idea lately.(TWEETS-AT-LINK) Bolton was a candidate for Secretary of State during the transition period, then a candidate to be a key undersecretary at the Department under Rex Tillerson, and then more recently … nada. His name hadn’t been mentioned in connection lately with any major staffing positions, which is odd given that Trump reportedly came to admire him from his appearances on Fox News. (Also a key qualification for KT McFarland in landing her job as deputy NSA, apparently.) Bolton had two big problems in landing a job at State. One: Rex Tillerson...
  • Ted Cruz Wins Internet With Tweet Exposing Media Hypocrisy

    02/15/2017 2:56:06 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 61 replies
    Politistick ^ | 02/15/2017 | Jennifer Burke
    I wish I would have tweeted this. I have literally been mentioning this moment in history to my husband for weeks now. This is something that needs to be shouted from the rooftops because it is proof positive that the attack against the Trump administration and former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn by the Democrats and their allies in the media is nothing but manufactured outraged meant to inflict harm on Trump’s presidency. .. ------------------------ Ted Cruz ✔ ‎@tedcruz Breaking: ABC releases video of POTUS promising "more flexibility" w/ Russia after election. Media outraged: http://tinyurl.com/jue8k2q 11:25 AM -...
  • Reflections on the CNN Healthcare Debate

    02/13/2017 1:37:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2017 | Hal Scherz
    The CNN healthcare debate between Senators Ted Cruz & Bernie Sanders on February 7 was dubbed a success by the network, ranking first in its cable time slot. With healthcare once again thrust into the headlines, and with two big personalities squaring off, this was certainly the marquee event, as was advertised. It turned out to be what one would have expected; a clash of ideologies, but a deeper look into what was said, and specifically what wasn’t, turned out to be most revealing. Senator Sanders’ positions contained very little substance as he clung to his talking points which reflected...
  • Cruz: Dems the Party of KKK

    02/11/2017 7:07:10 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/11/17 | Paul Bois
    Following Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation in which Democrats derided him as racist, Sen. Ted Cruz appeared on Fox News to state some truth: the "Klan was founded by a great many Democrats.""The Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan," he said on Wednesday. “You look at the most racist. You look at the Dixiecrats; they were Democrats who imposed segregation, imposed Jim Crow laws, who founded the Klan. The Klan was founded by a great many Democrats. Now, the Democrats just accuse anyone they disagree with of being a racist”An article in Town Hall recently put this very...
  • Ted Cruz: ‘The Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan’ { he is 100% Correct ]

    02/09/2017 3:11:29 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 30 replies
    The day after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was rebuked while making a speech critical of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Sen. Ted Cruz blasted Democrats, saying their party is the one rooted in racism. “The Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan,” Cruz (R-Tex.) said in an interview on Fox News on Wednesday. “You look at the most racist — you look at the Dixiecrats, they were Democrats who imposed segregation, imposed Jim Crow laws, who founded the Klan. The Klan was founded by a great many Democrats.”
  • Ted Cruz Is Right about the Democrats and Racism

    02/10/2017 3:14:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The Democrat bench is so thin these days that perhaps Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., (aka Fauxahontas) is the best they can do to play point guard in the failed character assassination attempt of former colleague and current Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions. She was rightly reprimanded by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and rightly condemned by Sen. Ted Cruz as misrepresenting both the past of Jeff Sessions and the historical truth about racial politics in this country. Psychiatrists call the phenomena Warren exhibited as transference, the ascribing to others the faults you yourself possess. Warren attempted to call former Sen. Jeff...
  • Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz Debate Lifts CNN to Ratings Victory Over Fox News

    02/08/2017 6:18:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! Television ^ | February 8, 2017 | Brian Flood, The Wrap
    Perhaps younger viewers are getting tired of round-the-clock Donald Trump coverage, as CNN’s “Debate Night: The Future of Obamacare” was the most-watched cable news program among the key news demo of adults age 25-54 on Tuesday night. CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash moderated the debate between Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, which averaged 2.46 million viewers and 932,000 viewers among the key demo. During the time of the debate, CNN beat Fox News by 29 percent in the demo while crushing MSNBC by 124 percent. CNN’s debate kicked off at 9 p.m. ET as news regarding President Trump’s...
  • Ted Cruz Spanks Elizabeth Warren for ‘False Smear of Jeff Sessions’ [VIDEO]

    02/08/2017 6:06:36 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 02/08/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    Fresh from crushing Soviet-style socialist Bernie Sanders in the CNN debate on Obamacare Tuesday night, Texas Senator Ted Cruz moved his target to another hateful progressive Marxist, Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has been viciously smearing Senator Jeff Sessions, President Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s next attorney general, as a racist. Appearing on FOX News Wednesday morning, Cruz blasted Warren’s repeated use of the race card as a crutch used by Democrats who are incapable of winning arguments while reminding the Democrat Party of their racist heritage, the party of the slavery, Jim Crow laws, segregation, and the KKK....
  • Ted Cruz talks to Democratic protesters on a Fort Worth street corner

    02/08/2017 6:05:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 7, 2017 | Anna M. Tinsley
    FORT WORTH — Leah Payne headed downtown Monday, hoping to send a message to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. She and about a dozen others gathered outside the hotel where he was scheduled to speak, carrying signs that protested the potential confirmation of Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education and noted that “Fort Worth Democratic women won’t back down.” Payne didn’t know if Cruz would see them, but she hoped the protest sent a message to someone. Cruz got the message. And even though he was in a hurry to catch a plane back to Washington, D.C., he walked...
  • Cruz: 'Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan'

    02/08/2017 3:59:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 8, 2017 | Elana Schor
    Ted Cruz on Wednesday called Democrats "the party of the Ku Klux Klan," slamming senators in the minority as "foaming at the mouth" for stalling confirmation of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees. The Texas GOP senator sounded off against Democrats after Elizabeth Warren was formally silenced on a party-line vote for reading a 1986 letter by Coretta Scott King that criticized attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions' civil rights record. The "most racist" southerners "who imposed segregation, who imposed Jim Crow laws, who founded the Klan" were Democrats, Cruz charged in an interview with Fox News. "The Klan was founded...
  • FACT SHEET: Socialized Medicine Is a Failure Everywhere It's Been Tried

    02/08/2017 10:46:12 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    Ted Cruz webste ^ | 02/07/2017 | Ted Cruz
    FACT SHEET: Socialized Medicine Is a Failure Everywhere It's Been Tried In terms of both availability and quality of care, single-payer systems leave citizens out in the cold February 7, 2017 | 202-228-7561 ------------------------------------------- WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) debated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a CNN Town Hall tonight regarding the future of Obamacare. During the debate, Sen. Cruz debunked the oft-repeated myth that countries with socialized, single-payer health care systems have better health outcomes than the United States. WAIT TIMES IN COUNTRIES WITH SOCIALIZED MEDICINE ARE ATROCIOUS STATS: UNITED KINGDOM •“The figures show that a...
  • US Senate Roll Call vote #58: Shall the Senator be allowed to proceed?

    02/07/2017 9:47:58 PM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 54 replies
    Shall the Senator be allowed to proceed?
  • BUSTED: CNN Rigged Cruz-Sanders Debate – Caught Handing Out Questions To The Audience

    02/07/2017 10:14:01 PM PST · by aquila48 · 101 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb 7th, 2017 | Ryan Saavedra
    CNN has been caught handing a out question to a member of the audience instructing her what to ask Ted Cruz during Tuesday nights debate with Bernie Sanders about the future of Obamacare. The Question that was read by Carol Hardaway: "I have multiple sclerosis but could not afford insurance – without the treatment or medications i need, i had problems with walking, with my speech, and my vision. When the affordable care act was passed I moved from our home state of Texas because they refused to expand Medicaid to Maryland and within 2 weeks I started receiving treatments...
  • Ted Cruz CRUSHES Socialist Bernie Sanders In CNN Obamacare Debate

    02/07/2017 10:04:46 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 42 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 02/07/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    It was a debate for the ages, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a constitutional conservative versus Soviet-style socialist Bernie Sanders on CNN Wednesday night over the future of the failed Obamacare debacle. It was such a bloodbath for Soviet Sanders — so much so that leftist CNN decided not to have a discussion panel after the much-ballyhooed debate event and Twitter decided to downplay by refusing to trend any of the relevant hashtags that normally would go viral. {..snip..}
  • FIGHT NIGHT! Cruz vs. Sanders, Feb 7 9:00 PM EST on CNN

    02/07/2017 9:38:31 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 49 replies
    Let's get ready to rumble!!!  EDIT: I was misinformed on the topic. They will be debating Obamacare, not climate change. Disregard earlier post if you read it.A year late, Ted Cruz is finally gonna get that one-on-one debate. Unfortunately, this isn't for the presidency, which would have been epic. But this one is not too bad. Cruz and Bernie Sanders will be debating Obamacare," and if anything, it many mean a lot of rational but not-fully-informed people will hear sound reasoning for a change. Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will be moderating this debate, and for once Cruz will have...