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  • Ted Cruz: Obama’s Public Health Experts Can’t Be Trusted

    10/19/2014 4:24:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Rob Garver
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday dismissed President Obama’s newly appointed Ebola czar as a “political operative” without the medical background necessary for the job — and he urged Americans to ignore the judgment of government health officials because they “are repeating the administration’s talking points.” Cruz is one of a number of politicians calling for a more drastic response to the disease which, to date, has infected two Americans, both nurses who cared directly for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who contracted the disease in his home country and fell ill in Texas. Cruz’ and other Republicans have...
  • Some in GOP 'Not Comfortable' with Ted Cruz on Campaign Trail

    10/19/2014 4:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 14, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    While Sen. Ted Cruz may be a star among tea party faithful and other more socially conservative Republicans, he has been less active on the midterm campaign trail as some candidates fear he could polarize voters, The Hill reports. More welcomed in states with tight midterms contests have been Cruz's conservative brothers in the Senate, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky, who have been counted on to support election bids across the country, the Hill noted. “It’s almost exactly a year ago to the day when [Cruz] led to the government shutdown," Republican strategist Rich Galen told...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 146 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Ted Cruz Tells Brody File: "Real Risk" Of Pastors Being Jailed For Preaching Against Homosexuality

    10/17/2014 11:28:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CBN News' The Brody File ^ | October 17, 2014 | David Brody, Chief Political Correspondent
    In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Senator Ted Cruz says pastors being hauled off to jail by the government for preaching against homosexuality is a “real risk” in the future. ““I think that is a real risk,” Cruz tells me. “Some in the media ridicule that threat saying there is no danger of the government coming after pastors. That is the usual response.” But he adds: “The specter of government trying to determine if what pastors preach from the pulpit meets with the policy views or political correctness of the governing authorities, that prospect is real and happening...
  • Cruz: We Don't Need Obama's Ebola Czar, We Need a President Who Will Lead

    10/17/2014 11:49:52 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Oct 2014, 11:24 AM PDT | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said on Friday that America doesn’t need an Ebola czar, but in fact needs leadership from President Barack Obama—and needs a president who will ban travel to and from Ebola-stricken nations. “We don't need another so-called 'czar'; we need presidential leadership,” Cruz said in response to the president appointing Ron Klain—Vice President Joe Biden’s ex-chief of staff, who was at the center of the 2009 stimulus bill and the Solyndra scandal—as Ebola czar. “This is a public health crisis, and the answer isn't another White House political operative.” Cruz said that instead of a czar, Obama...
  • Cruz: Congress Needs to Reconvene to Pass Flight Ban

    10/17/2014 5:22:00 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Oct 2014
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted the Obama administration for refusing to ban flights from countries with massive outbreaks of the Ebola virus and urged Congress to reconvene to pass a flight ban on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Cruz reported that he wrote a letter to the FAA two weeks ago suggesting that they ban flights from Ebola-ravaged countries, but “unfortunately, the Obama administration has not responded in over two weeks, and this is a serious public health threat.”He further criticized the federal government’s approach to the spread of the Ebola virus and urged Congress should take action...
  • Top US lawmakers Urge West Africa Travel Ban

    10/16/2014 7:36:04 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 18 replies
    Top US Lawmakers Urge West Africa Travel Ban 2014-10-16 07:37 Washington - Senior US lawmakers overseeing homeland security on Wednesday joined calls for authorities to impose a temporary ban on travel from West Africa, in order to prevent an Ebola outbreak. Two American health-care workers at a Dallas, Texas hospital have been diagnosed with Ebola after caring for a Liberian man who died of the disease last week, and President Barack Obama's administration has shifted into overdrive in efforts to contain the disease's spread. "A temporary ban on travel to the United States from countries afflicted with the virus is...
  • Ted Cruz and the Real ‘War on Women’

    10/16/2014 6:25:09 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | Steve Deace
    This is the second consecutive election cycle that Democrats have trotted out their phony-baloney “war on women” meme, and you really can’t blame them because it worked so well the last time. Remember the 2012 GOP convention? How many speeches did we hear from defensive Republicans who wanted to assure their fellow Americans they weren’t misogynists. Instead of spending the entire convention telling their story, the Republicans spent most of it reacting to the Democrats’ narrative. Now the “war on women” meme has gotten so ridiculous Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Bailey (in honor of Michelle Obama) is trying it...
  • Ban flights from Ebola-stricken nations [Ted Cruz Op-Ed]

    10/16/2014 6:18:33 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    TribTalk ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | Ted Cruz
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa presents an urgent public health threat to America. The loss of life and the growing epidemic are heartbreaking and tragic. And we need serious leadership in the United States to protect our citizens today. To date, roughly 8,000 people have contracted Ebola in West Africa. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that under worst-case-scenario conditions, the number of Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million by January. Of those, over 50 percent would likely lose their lives. We need to do everything we can to contain this outbreak, to help the people who are suffering in Africa and...
  • TED CRUZ: CITY OF HOUSTON'S SUBPOENAS OF PASTORS 'SHOCKING & SHAMEFUL'

    10/15/2014 10:57:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Oct 2014, 1:47 PM PDT | SARAH RUMPF
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Senator Ted Cruz has weighed in regarding the controversial subpoenas that the City of Houston sent to several Houston area pastors, demanding copies of their sermons and speeches, as well as communications with church members. As reported by Breitbart Texas, the dispute stems from an anti-discrimination ordinance passed by Houston regarding discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation. The pastors' churches were part of a coalition of hundreds of churches in the Houston area that opposed the ordinance. After a referendum petition seeking to get a repeal measure on the November ballot was tossed out over...
  • Cruz sidelined in midterm push

    10/15/2014 5:36:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    Republican candidates are not trotting out Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the midterm election campaign, despite his status as one of the party’s rising stars. While Cruz is a hero to many conservatives, some candidates are leery of appearing with him because he is a polarizing figure who could turn off independents and centrist Republicans.
  • Cruz to visit Chicago GOP next Wednesday

    10/14/2014 5:38:03 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Illinios Review ^ | Tuesday, October 14, 2014
    CHICAGO - Some say he's a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate - and he's not discouraging that kind of talk. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will be headlining a breakfast fundraiser for the 43rd Ward Republicans and the Chicago Republican Party on Wednesday, October 22, two weeks before the election."We're grateful that Senator Cruz is helping our effort in Chicago," said Chris Cleveland, 43rd Ward Republican Committeeman. "It's rare to get someone of his stature for a local ward organization."The proceeds will go to support Republican candidates running in the City of Chicago. The breakfast event is at DePaul University's Cortelyou...
  • Exclusive–Ted Cruz on Potential 2016 Run: Question for all GOP Primary Voters Is 'Who Is Standing Up

    10/14/2014 5:32:26 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle | Matthew Boyle
    CLEMSON, South Carolina — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)—a likely 2016 presidential candidate—expects the GOP field for the 2016 presidential nomination to form by June of next year, he told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on the way to a tailgate event with several candidates for statewide and federal office at the Clemson University football game on Saturday. . . . . . As it pertains to the Republican primary in 2016, Cruz said the litmus test for GOP voters should be whether a given candidate has led on the battlefield of ideas against the left and political establishment as...
  • No evidence links political opponents Cruz ’92, Orman ’91 during time at U. (Princeton)

    10/12/2014 9:43:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | October 12, 2014 | Christina Vosbikian
    When U.S. Senator from Texas Ted Cruz ’92 set out on a bus tour last week, kickstarting the campaign for incumbent U.S. Senator from Kansas Pat Roberts, he also set out on a small-scale political battle against Greg Orman ’91, a Senate hopeful with whom Cruz spent three years at the University as an undergraduate. Orman, a businessman and independent candidate, has been accused by the Roberts campaign of being a stealthy democratic candidate. “I’m reminded of another candidate who ran in 2008 who ran on empty promises. He ran on hope and change, and he figured a whole bunch...
  • Cruz: Obama Waging War On Women,Meet The Three Women Who Inspired Me

    10/13/2014 5:03:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Mathew Boyle
    SPARTANBURG, South Carolina — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued here at a women’s forum hosted by Palladian View that President Barack Obama is waging a war on women. “For the last six years under President Obama, 3.7 million have entered poverty,” Cruz said in opening remarks before taking questions from local reporters on a panel. “Under President Obama, the median income for women has dropped by $733. You want to talk about a war on women? That’s a war on women.”
  • Ted Cruz Is Coming To South Carolina

    10/11/2014 8:56:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    FITS News ^ | Friday, Oct 10th 2014
    LIKELY 2016 HOPEFUL HEADS TO PALMETTO UPSTATE By FITSNEWS  ||  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz - a presumptive candidate for president of the United States – will travel to early-voting South Carolina this week for a series of events.Cruz’s trip is focused on the socially conservative Upstate – where “Republicans” are currently up in arms this week after the U.S. Supreme Court’s “non-ruling” on gay marriage appears to have paved the way for the demise of the state’s 2006 same sex marriage ban. In fact Cruz will campaign at one point with S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson – who has drawn criticism for his defense of the...
  • Ted Cruz and the Republican Big Tent

    10/11/2014 8:50:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 10 Oct 2014 10:56 AM | Michael Reagan
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is a tea party stalwart.   Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., narrowly defeated a tea party opponent in the Republican Senate primary this year.   Ted Cruz has a perfect 100 percent rating from the American Conservative Union.   Pat Roberts has an 84 percent rating from the ACU.   Yet this week Cruz will be in Kansas campaigning for Roberts in an election that is crucial for GOP hopes of retaking the Senate. The reason is simple. Fox News quotes Cruz explaining, “Roberts stood by my side in the fight to defund Obamacare, and he...
  • Cruz rallies Kansas conservatives

    10/09/2014 9:26:50 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 56 replies
    The Hill (.com) ^ | Oct. 9, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    WICHITA, Kan. — Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) waded into the Kansas Senate race Thursday, touting beleaguered Republican incumbent Pat Roberts as the contest’s only true conservative. The conservative hero's support is crucial as Roberts tries to energize his campaign and ward off a challenge from well-funded independent Greg Orman in a race that could jeopardize the GOP's hopes of winning Senate control. Cruz vouched for Roberts despite raising money earlier in the cycle for the Madison Project, a conservative group that supported Roberts’s primary challenger Milton Wolf. Wolf has not yet endorsed Roberts in the general election....
  • 'PRAIRIE FIRE' TED CRUZ KICKS OFF SEN. PAT ROBERTS' KANSAS BUS TOUR

    10/09/2014 3:51:33 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 10,2014 | Charlie spiering
    WICHITA, Kansas--“Ted Cruz came roaring into the Senate in 2012, a lot like a prairie fire,” Sen. Pat Roberts said, introducing Cruz to an audience here. "Prairie fire" is not how one might describe Roberts' long tenure in the Senate. But as he works to stave off an unexpected challenge from independent candidate Greg Orman, a wealthy businessman who has declined to say which party he would join in the Senate, the monumental importance of the race has prompted Cruz, Sarah Palin, and other top conservatives to chip in to help win the race.
  • Cruz rallies Kansas conservatives

    10/09/2014 3:31:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    WICHITA, Kan. — Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) waded into the Kansas Senate race Thursday, touting beleaguered Republican incumbent Pat Roberts as the contest’s only true conservative. The conservative hero's support is crucial as Roberts tries to energize his campaign and ward off a challenge from well-funded independent Greg Orman in a race that could jeopardize the GOP's hopes of winning Senate control. Cruz vouched for Roberts despite raising money earlier in the cycle for the Madison Project, a conservative group that supported Roberts’s primary challenger Milton Wolf. Wolf has not yet endorsed Roberts in the general election....
  • Huckabee Vows to Leave GOP If It Doesn’t Fight Same-Sex Marriage

    10/09/2014 1:46:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 04:11 PM | Todd Beamon
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee threatened to leave the GOP and run for the White House in 2016 as an independent if Republicans “capitulate” and support same-sex marriage. “If the Republicans want to lose guys like me, and a whole bunch of still God-fearing, Bible-believing people, go ahead and just abdicate on this issue—and go ahead and say abortion doesn’t matter, either,” Huckabee told Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, on Wildmon’s “Today’s Issues” radio show. “Because at that point, you lose me; I’m gone.” “I’ll become an independent,” he vowed in an interview on Tuesday. “I’ll start...
  • Ted Cruz-Rand Paul competition could reshape Republican Party

    10/09/2014 8:52:46 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2014 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Conservative stars appeal to voters in radically different ways. The most attention-grabbing conservatives in the emerging 2016 Republican presidential nomination race are two freshmen U.S. senators who had never held elective office before. Though nearly equal in their fanfare, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas are romancing Republican and independent voters in radically different ways. The outcome of their fierce competition could influence the direction of their party. Win or lose, both men have an opportunity to influence a new generation of conservatives in tactics, policy and coalition-building while readjusting the movement’s planks of fiscal restraint, free...
  • Ted Cruz says Chris Christie would be 'another Rudy Giuliani' in 2016, report says

    10/08/2014 1:18:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | October 8, 2014 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    Despite calls by party leaders for would-be presidential candidates keep the gloves on, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is privately disparaging Chris Christie as the “Rudy Giuliani of this cycle,” to donors, according to a new Politico report that suggests a particularly nasty fight among GOP candidates is brewing even before the start of the 2016 campaign season. The report, quoting multiple sources, noted that Cruz is making the comparison to potential donors as he tries to expand his appeal beyond conservative Tea Partiers and access the easy campaign cash the flows most readily to those candidates with the highest...
  • Bobby Jindal: I agree with Ted Cruz on gay marriage

    10/08/2014 7:48:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 7, 2014 | 6:04 pm | T. Becket Adams
    Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., on Tuesday said that he agrees with potential 2016 presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on the issue of gay marriage, which is back in the news because of the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to reject requests from five states aimed at keeping bans on same-sex marriage in place.“I certainly agree with the senator," Jindal said during a Tuesday conference call, in response to a question from the Washington Examiner. "I think he has proposed, he is already proposing some legislation on this, I certainly agree with the senator. I do believe marriage is between...
  • Ted Cruz to introduce constitutional amendment on gay marriage after Supreme Court ducks appeals

    10/07/2014 1:35:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2014 | AllahPundit
    “Putting the paddles on the chest of a divisive issue with absolutely no hope of the outcome he promises is a hallmark of Ted Cruz,” says GOP consultant Rick Wilson acidly, the memory of last year’s doomed “defund” effort firmly in mind. Okay, but the fine print on what Cruz wants to do is interesting. Typically when social conservatives start talking up amendments aimed at gay marriage, they’re thinking of a substantive change — namely, a new law of the land that says marriage involves one man and one woman and no other combination. Once that’s in the Constitution,...
  • Cruz: Amend U.S. Constitution to Preserve Marriage Bans

    10/07/2014 6:50:49 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 70 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Oct. 6, 2014 | Aman Batheja
    div class="photo_caption">U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in an interview with The Washington Post's Dan Balz at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 20, 2014. Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for same-sex marriage bans to be lifted in five states, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz called Monday for amending the U.S. Constitution to prevent either the federal government or the U.S. Supreme Court from overturning a state's ban on same-sex marriage.Cruz announced his plans in a statement Monday in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to let stand appeals court rulings allowing same-sex marriages in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah,...
  • Cruz: Supreme Court 'abdicating its duty'

    10/06/2014 3:22:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 6, 2014 | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday slammed the Supreme Court for declining to hear appeals on lower court rulings that overturn same-sex marriage bans, calling the justices’ move “tragic and indefensible.” “By refusing to rule if the States can define marriage, the Supreme Court is abdicating its duty to uphold the Constitution,” he said in a statement. “The fact that the Supreme Court Justices, without providing any explanation whatsoever, have permitted lower courts to strike down so many state marriage laws is astonishing.” On Monday, the Supreme Court decided not to hear challenges to lower court rulings on same-sex marriage...
  • Ted Cruz: FAA needs to ensure Ebola victims are kept away from U.S.

    10/06/2014 12:25:12 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/2/14 5:43 PM EDT | KATHRYN A. WOLFE
    Following reports that someone infected with Ebola has turned up in his home state of Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday asked the Federal Aviation Administration to “take every available precaution in preventing additional cases from arriving in the United States.”The FAA so far has responded to concerns about Ebola by saying it is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is taking the lead on responding to the threat.“Due to the Obama administration’s unclear approach to addressing the threat of the Ebola virus, Americans — particularly the Texans who have possibly been exposed — deserve...
  • Beyond Obama (Ted Cruz Interview)

    10/06/2014 12:21:55 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 6, 2014 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    I happened to be meeting with Senator Ted Cruz a few hours after President Obama’s United Nations speech Wednesday. We naturally started by discussing the president’s latest oratorical effort. Cruz’s judgment on the speech as a whole? “Unsurprising, but consistently disappointing.” On Obama on Russia and Ukraine? A nice statement by Obama, but “why isn’t he giving serious military aid to Ukraine, both nonlethal and lethal?” Obama’s paragraph on Iran? “It was so short and vague I almost missed it.” And on looking at it, Cruz said he found “striking” Obama’s refusal to reiterate the pledge that Iran will not...
  • Lee's Tax Plan Could be a Political Boon for Republicans (Co-author Ted Cruz)

    10/05/2014 9:30:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | October 5, 2014 | Bryan Schott
    The tax reform plan from Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz could turn out to be a big deal for Republicans. Essentially, the plan sets just two rates for income tax - 15% and 35%. It also raises the child tax credit by $2,500 from $1,000 to $3,500. It also reforms corporate imcome taxes. The Week's Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry says the next Republican to win the White House will have a tax plan very similar to this one, which focuses on building the middle class. Here are two Tea Party senators, one of whom is thought to be a strong candidate...
  • 2016 elections: Ted Cruz for president?

    10/04/2014 12:10:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | October 4, 2014 | Maria Recio and Anna M. Tinsley
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is widely considered to be running for president in 2016. But he was really put out that someone apparently connected to him said so, anonymously, in a National Journal story and Cruz took to social media to make his point. “Heidi and I have not made any decisions about political plans past the mid-term elections,” Cruz posted on Facebook, referring to his wife. “Clearly we have an overzealous supporter out there making freelance comments, but to be clear, no decision has been made. “Whoever this ‘anonymous advisor’ was, he or she had no authority to...
  • Morning Plum: Rand Paul versus Ted Cruz on gay marriage?

    10/03/2014 10:29:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Post's Plum Line ^ | October 3, 2014 | Greg Sargent
    One of the most dispiriting storylines of the Obama era has been that Republicans have largely stood on the sidelines while a major cultural transformation has taken place: The country’s shift on gay rights. Republicans have either put up nominal resistance, or had nothing at all to say, as one change after another has come in rapid succession and majorities have come around on gay marriage. And yet you’d think the GOP cannot forever put off a real intra-party debate over whether the party will evolve culturally along with the rest of the country. That’s why it’s potentially significant that...
  • A Cruz/Carson Ticket.Would This Be The GOP's Best Chance To Win In 2016?

    10/03/2014 4:20:25 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 131 replies
    Whether it's Cruz/Carson or Carson/Cruz, the Democrat ticket will have reason to worry. An Hispanic&Black ticket is the GOP's best hope to beat Hillary, or who ever is the nominee. This ticket will have the left leaning media in a state of panic. They can't bash a minority ticket. And what will Debbie Wasserman do? Accuse Ted and Ben of wife beating? If Hillary is the nominee and she is up against Cruz/Carson, will be interesting to see how she tries to tear down the first "Black/Hispanic Ticket".
  • [Lindsey] Graham floats 2016 White House bid

    10/03/2014 10:41:34 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/3/2014 (10:29 am) | Ben Kamisar
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) says he could be a presidential candidate in 2016. The outspoken two-term Senator, known as a foreign policy hawk, told the Weekly Standard that if the hawks aren't well-represented when the 2016 fields begin to solidify, he might throw his hat into the ring. ... When the Weekly Standard's Stephen F. Hayes asked Graham if he'd back a run by Sen. Marco Rubio, he took a shot at the Florida Republican whom he worked with on the Senate immigration bill. "He's a good guy, but after doing immigration with him - we don't need...
  • Sen. Cruz Tells FAA to Stop Ebola Victims Entering US

    10/03/2014 7:03:01 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 22 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 03 Oct 2014 09:47 AM | Drew MacKenzie
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has attacked the Obama administration for its "unclear" handling of the Ebola crisis, while urging the Federal Aviation Administration to take extra precautions to prevent more infected victims entering the United States. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.Newsmax.com/Newsfront/Ted-Cruz-Ebola-FAA-West-African-nations/2014/10/03/id/598426/#ixzz3F5g0dLUI Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Blames America's World Leadership On "Obama/Clinton Foreign Policy"

    10/02/2014 6:56:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CBN News' The Brody File ^ | October 2, 2014 | David Brody, Chief Political Correspondent
    In a one-on-one interview with The Brody File, Ted Cruz blames President Obama and Hillary Clinton for America’s failed leadership in the world, calling it the, “Obama/Clinton foreign policy.” “It has been a photo-op foreign policy, a press release foreign policy, Cruz tells The Brody File during a sit-down interview at the Values Voter Summit. In addition, he says the 2016 presidential election is the most important election in his lifetime. “We are at the edge of the cliff. We are at the edge of a precipice looking over and it is now or never. I don’t think we’ve reached...
  • Cruz presses FAA for answers on Ebola

    10/02/2014 6:45:49 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/14 06:29 PM EDT | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is demanding more details on the Federal Aviation Administration’s strategy to contain Ebola amid mounting public concerns about the disease’s spread through air travel.Blasting the Obama administration’s “unclear approach to addressing the threat of the Ebola virus,” Cruz said people should know how the top U.S. travel officials are protecting them from Ebola on airlines.Cruz highlighted travel restrictions enacted by several other countries and asked whether the FAA plans to limit or suspend flights. He also asked for more details about how airline workers are trained to recognize symptoms of the disease.“It is imperative that the...
  • Will GOP establishment even allow Cruz to run?

    10/02/2014 5:16:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | October 2, 2014 | Chad Groening
    Despite his showing in polls of conservatives, it's not a done deal the Republican establishment is going to allow Ted Cruz the opportunity to mount a serious challenge in 2016 – if he chooses to run for the presidency.For the second straight year, the first-term senator from Texas won the presidential straw poll at the Values Voter Summit sponsored over the weekend by FRC Action, the legislative arm of Family Research Council. Cruz garnered 25 percent of the vote this year, with Dr. Ben Carson finishing second with almost 20 percent. Last year Cruz garnered 42 percent. Connie Mackey, president...
  • Ted Cruz prods FAA for travel restrictions to keep Ebola out of US, though authority unclear

    10/02/2014 3:50:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/2/14 | Todd J. Gillman
    Sen. Ted Cruz is pressuring the government to clamp down on air travel from West Africa. Citing the Liberian patient being treated in Dallas for Ebola, Cruz, R-Texas, wrote the Federal Aviation Administration demanding assurance that the FAA is “doing everything within its authority to prevent the spread of this infectious disease.” Public health authorities have insisted that a travel ban is unnecessary and potentially counterproductive. CDC director Tom Frieden reiterated the point this afternoon. But he and others also concede that screening in Liberia and other nations where Ebola is raging cannot detect or deter every infected traveler —...
  • GOPe: Let's Have It Out. Will You Support Cruz?

    10/02/2014 12:09:44 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 138 replies
    Self | 10/02/2014 | Uncle Miltie
    The GOPe wing of Free Republic requires that the Conservative wing of Free Republic swallow our distaste for their Democrat-Lite Karl Rove Approved (TM) candidates in order to win seats labeled (R) at the expense of conservative principle. Okay, let's put the shoe on the other foot: If Ted Cruz is winning 45% of the Republican vote in early primaries, will you require your Karl Rove Approved (TM) candidate withdraw and unreservedly throw your support behind the winning candidate Ted Cruz? Slightly differently stated, are you primarily interested in beating Democrats or Conservatism?
  • Stephen Colbert mocks Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal in epic Values Voter Summit takedown

    10/01/2014 6:59:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | October 1, 2014 | Sarah Gray
    "The Values Voter Summit, a four-day orgy of people fundamentally opposed to orgies" (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Stephen Colbert ripped into the ninth annual Values Voter Summit, last night on “The Colbert Report.” Very few were spared. ”There were so many great speakers,” Colbert said. “Also Sarah Palin.” But the speeches were just part of the Values Voter Summit. It also holds the first large straw poll for presidential candidates....
  • Drudge Report News: Ted Cruz to Run for President in 2016? ... (may know by end of 2014)

    10/01/2014 6:35:57 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 25 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 1, 2014 | Max Bonto
    Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican senator, could be running for President in the 2016 elections, according to an article featured in The Druge Report. According to the sources, who are reportedly close to Cruz, claim that he will be making the announcement before the end of 2014. http://www.christianpost.com/news/ted-cruz-to-run-for-president-in-2016-foreign-policy-to-be-his-main-focus-127320/
  • Ted Cruz is the new Sarah Palin (Here it comes)

    10/01/2014 4:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | October 1, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The Texas senator stands for conservative principles. Unfortunately, that's all he does with them.Is Ted Cruz good for conservatives? Or is it the other way around? The answer matters a lot, because it's not impossible that this guy could be the next GOP presidential nominee. A close adviser to Texas' junior senator told National Journal that there is a 90 percent chance the Tea Party star will run for president in 2016. "And honestly, 90 is lowballing it." Cruz denies that he has made plans past the midterms. But boy, he sure does look like a man preparing for a...
  • TED CRUZ: Statement about Ebola diagnosis in Dallas (while John Cornyn is MIA...)

    10/01/2014 3:33:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Cypress Creek Mirror ^ | 10/1/14 | Ted Cruz
    Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:20 pm Community report U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today issued the following statement about the Ebola diagnosis that was confirmed in Dallas on Tuesday. “All of us are deeply concerned about the terrible outbreak of Ebola in Africa and the fact that there is now one confirmed case here in Texas. Our prayers are with those who are suffering. Earlier today I spoke with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and she offered her assurances that HHS and the CDC are acting vigorously to take every medical step to contain and...
  • Boehner: I Haven’t Spoken to Ted Cruz ‘Since He’s Been Elected’

    10/01/2014 2:55:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10-1-14 | Tina Nguyen
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) talks to a lot of people in the course of doing his job, but for some reason, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) isn’t one of them, how very curious. “I’ve not talked to him since he’s been elected,” Boehner revealed in an interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer, and left it at that. Cruz was elected in 2012 and played a major role in recent events that threatened to derail Boehner’s agenda, like the times Cruz attempted to hijack down the federal government over Obamacare, the debt ceiling, border patrol, etc. Boehner didn’t elaborate further, according to...
  • Ted Cruz finds a core of support among social conservatives frustrated with GOP

    09/30/2014 7:52:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 30 at 7:58 AM | Sebastian Payne and Robert Costa
    While there is not yet a front-runner in the early race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is quickly becoming the favored contender of social conservatives, riding a recent wave of fiery speeches and standing ovations at right-wing conferences.Cruz’s core supporters on the right are the activists and high-powered interest groups determined to keep faith-infused positions at the center of the Republican Party, regardless of a push by some in the GOP to seek distance from socially conservative stands on marriage and abortion. Greg Mueller, a conservative strategist who has worked on three Republican presidential...
  • Why Ted Cruz Could Win in 2016

    09/30/2014 7:45:10 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 123 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | September 30, 2014 | Michael Tracey
    The following assertion may not seem immediately intuitive, but I believe it to be true: Ted Cruz is the current front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.First, I would implore all readers to watch a full Ted Cruz speech if he or she has not already. The man is simply a performative marvel. He manages to strike some sort of preternatural balance between fiery Southern Baptist sermon and stand-up comedy routine, invariably bringing crowds to their feet. In the era of the tweet-sized soundbite, Ted CruzÂ’s mastery of the one-liner and the pun are not trivial; they are integral to...
  • Ted Cruz to Headline Zionist Organization of America Dinner

    09/29/2014 6:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 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 · 22 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 · 26 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...