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  • A Lesson from Our Founding Fathers for the New York Times (Sen. Ted Cruz)

    04/19/2015 2:29:39 PM PDT · by VinL · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/19/2015 | Se. Ted Cruz
    On Friday, the New York Times stated, in a blaring headline, that my support for Second Amendment rights is “strange.” In particular, the writer took issue with my statement that “”the Second Amendment to the Constitution isn’t for just protecting hunting rights, and it’s not only to safeguard your right to target practice. It is a constitutional right to protect your children, your family, your home, our lives, and to serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty.” In addition to “strange,” the NYT described this view as “ridiculous,” “silly,” and “absurd” (methinks the...
  • Ted Cruz: 'My Vote on Loretta Lynch is Unambiguously No'

    04/19/2015 1:43:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 06:35 PM | Todd Beamon
    exas Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that he would not support Loretta Lynch for attorney general and that the only "way to defeat ISIS is a simple and clear military objective. "We will destroy them," Cruz said of the Islamic State to cheers at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H. [snip] "We need a commander-in chief who says the objective is not to weaken, not to degrade ISIS," Cruz said in answering a summit participant's question. "It is to utterly and completely destroy ISIS. [snip] Any decision on whether to use American combat troops should be "driven by the...
  • Ted Cruz Calls For Recognition of Armenian Genocide

    04/19/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    groong.usc.edu ^ | Sun, 19 Apr 2015 9:31:47 PDT | Mihran Keheyian
    Cruz: "The Massacre of the Armenian, Assyrian, and other Christian People Should be Called what it is: Genocide" WASHINGTON--Republican Presidential Candidate, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on April 18 marked the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide with a statement calling for the proper recognition of the massacre of Armenian, Assyrian, and other Christian peoples as genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). Republican Presidential Candidate, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Cruz's statement, addressed to the Armenian Church of Austin, was read on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol, during the Austin Peace March and Rally, an observance attended...
  • Heidi Cruz, a San Luis Obispo native, campaigns now as wife of a presidential candidate

    04/19/2015 12:49:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | April 18, 2015 | Patrick S. Pemberton, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo
    Presidential politics first captured Heidi Nelson Cruz’s attention in the 1980s, when the 12-year-old read a Time magazine piece about the Ronald Reagan-Walter Mondale race while working at her San Luis Obispo bread stand. She would later become a Capitol Hill intern, a policy aide on the George W. Bush campaign and economic director for the Western Hemisphere with the National Security Council. But while government and politics might have been her calling at one time, nothing in her background could have prepared her for the summer of 2013, when her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, helped force a shutdown...
  • The GOP's Daddy issues

    04/19/2015 3:43:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 19, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    There are not many people who once fought on the same side as Fidel Castro and are now heroes to American social conservatives. But that is exactly the trajectory taken by Rafael Cruz, father of 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The elder Cruz now regrets his fight on the side of the pro-Castro rebels in his native Cuba, ascribing it to dislike of Castro’s arch-enemy, U.S.-backed President Fulgencio Batista, rather than any sympathy for Communism. Rafael has travelled a complicated path in the United States, encompassing two divorces, business reversals and a second career as a preacher. But...
  • Cruz: Iran deal is a 'historic mistake'

    04/18/2015 2:17:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 18, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday argued that finalizing any pact with Iran over its nuclear arms research would instantly produce one of the worst diplomatic deals of all time. “It is a historic mistake,” Cruz told listeners at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s First In the Nation leadership summit in Nashua, N.H. “Every year in Iran they celebrate ‘Death to America Day,’ ” the 2016 GOP presidential hopeful added. “If history teaches any principle, it is that if somebody says they want to kill you, believe them,” he concluded. Cruz argued that even a framework accord with Iran would...
  • Cruz nets first endorsement

    04/17/2015 4:01:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 17, 2015 | David McCabe and Lucy Feickert
    Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president, giving the 2016 contender his first endorsement. “Ted Cruz is committed to restoring the America we know and love," Culberson said in a statement. "He will restore the true meaning of the 10th Amendment to get the federal government out of our lives, out of our pockets and out of our way. President Ted Cruz will ensure that Texans truly run Texas.” Cruz's campaign has struggled to get support from his colleagues in Congress. Fellow Texas Sen. John Cornyn (R) said that he would stay neutral in the...
  • Ted Cruz does great interview on Adam Carolla Show

    04/17/2015 7:23:53 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 11 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 4/17/15 | Rightscoop
    Ted Cruz was on the Adam Carolla Show yesterday where they talked about everything from the IRS and tax reform to big government and career politicians. Give it a listen:audio in link
  • Rubio vs. Cruz is the most important foreign policy battle of 2016

    04/16/2015 11:06:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2015 | Philip Klein
    When it comes to foreign policy, the 2016 Republican presidential race is often presented as a contrast between Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and everybody else. As the narrative goes, Paul has a record of advocating for less intervention in foreign affairs, while the rest of the field has endorsed a more muscular posture. But this is an oversimplification. Though the differences Paul has with the rest of the party deserve attention, a far more interesting — and important — debate is the one likely to emerge between Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas. On the surface,...
  • 46,871 donors in 50 states give $4 million to Ted Cruz’s presidential quest

    04/16/2015 10:35:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | April 16, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman, Washington Bureau
    The $4 million that Sen. Ted Cruz collected in the first eight days of his presidential bid came from 46,871 donors in all 50 states, according to his campaign’s first Federal Election Commission filing. More than a third of that — about $1.5 million — came from donors who gave at least $2,700, the maximum allowed per election per person. Of that, more than $400,000 came from 38 couples who gave $2,700 each for the primary, and another $2,700 each for the general election, for a total of $10,800. General election funds can’t be touched unless Cruz wins the nomination....
  • Cruz Campaign Touts Continued Strong Performance in Polls

    04/16/2015 6:41:22 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    On Thursday, the campaign released a memo from Chris Wilson, Cruz’s Director of Research and Analytics and the CEO of WPA Opinion Research, which details the results from polls conducted over the past few weeks. “The latest round of national and early state polls show Senator Cruz firmly in the top tier of candidates only three weeks after announcing his candidacy and with several more announced candidates in the race,” wrote Wilson.
  • Ted Cruz: I Have Never Been To A Gay Wedding

    04/16/2015 5:23:05 PM PDT · by VinL · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/16/2015 | Patrick Howley
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz gave an honest answer to a gay-themed question Thursday. “Well, I will tell you, I haven’t faced that circumstance. I have not had a loved one go to a, have a gay wedding,” Cruz told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who asked the senator if he would go to a gay wedding (Marco Rubio said yesterday that he would go to one). “You know, at the end of the day, what the media tries to twist the question of marriage into is they try to twist it into a battle of emotions and personalities,”...
  • Jack Welch: Ted Cruz is a guy you can trust (Video-2 min)

    04/16/2015 3:48:24 PM PDT · by VinL · 24 replies
    You Tube- Fox News Interview ^ | 4/16/2015 | Jack Welsh
    Fox News interview GE's Jack Welsh.
  • Ted Cruz's early 2016 funding topples Romney, suggesting big-money race

    04/16/2015 1:31:56 PM PDT · by VinL · 26 replies
    Guardian ^ | 4/16/15 | Paul Lewis
    Ted Cruz is raising money for his presidential campaign at a significantly faster rate than Mitt Romney did four years ago, eclipsing the early total raised by the former Massachusetts governor who went on to win the Republican nomination in 2012. The conservative Texas senator, who is seeking to unite the Republicans’ Tea Party wing behind his White House run, raised $4.3m during the final days of March – his first full week after declaring as a candidate for president. Cruz proved particularly popular with small donors, raising more in his first week from contributors giving $200 or less than...
  • Graham Knocks Cruz On Guns And Tyranny: 'We Tried That Once... I'm Not Looking For An Insurrection'

    04/16/2015 12:53:07 PM PDT · by VinL · 128 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 4/16/2015 | Sahil Kapor
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's argument that the Second Amendment provides the "ultimate check against government tyranny" is a bit too extreme for potential 2016 rival and fellow Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "Well, we tried that once in South Carolina. I wouldn't go down that road again," Graham said, in an apparent reference to the Civil War. "I think an informed electorate is probably a better check than, you know, guns in the streets." Speaking to a few reporters near the Senate floor Thursday, Graham was answering questions from TPM about the Texas firebrand and presidential candidate's argument made in...
  • Cruz to Liberty Movement: No Softballs

    04/16/2015 12:26:24 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies
    Nearly two weeks ago, just prior to his appearance at Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz carved out some time to meet with leading liberty activists from around Iowa. The low-key meeting, held in Des Moines, was many activists’ first time to meet the libertarian-leaning Tea Party firebrand. It was also Cruz’s first time fielding questions from a crowd comprised almost exclusively of members of the thriving Iowa Liberty Movement. Cruz opened with high praise for former Rep. Ron Paul’s rapidly-maturing political army. “The power, the energy of the Liberty Movement is inspirational,” said Cruz. “I think...
  • Levin: Cruz,Paul,Rubio Among Best Young Conservatives Since Reagan

    04/16/2015 6:55:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin said that the GOP field has a group of young conservatives that included, but was not limited to, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio, who were “smarter, wiser, quicker on their feet, more principled than any group of young conservatives seeking the presidency I’ve seen since Reagan” on Wednesday.
  • Cruz Aide Leading New Political Action Committee

    04/16/2015 6:07:51 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | April 16, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    WASHINGTON — The campaign manager for Ted Cruz’s successful 2012 U.S. Senate bid won’t be working directly for the senator’s 2016 presidential campaign, but his new job means that he will still have an active role in supporting his former boss.John Drogin, who joined Cruz's Senate office as state director early in the junior senator's first term, will now be the executive director of Make DC Listen, a new political action committee that endorsed Cruz's presidential bid on its first day in operation Thursday. Drogin left his Senate office post on Wednesday.  “Our goal is to raise grassroots contributions for [Cruz’s] campaign...
  • Ted Cruz raised $4.3 million in first 9 days

    04/15/2015 8:42:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    KSBW.com ^ | 2015-04-15 | Theodore Schleifer
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —Ted Cruz raised $4.3 million in the first nine days of his presidential campaign, according to a federal campaign finance record filed on Wednesday. Cruz raked in contributions from some of Texas' biggest Republican donors, but also won over the small-dollar donors nationwide who backed him in his 2012 rise-from-nowhere.Cruz, who defied conventional wisdom by launching his campaign about a week left in the reporting period, ended March with a little more than $3.9 million on hand, according to a Federal Election Commission report. As the only major candidate with an official campaign as of last month, Cruz...
  • Handy Chart: More conservative, Ted Cruz or Rand Paul?

    04/15/2015 3:24:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    TAXES CRUZ RATING @ A Cruz has proposed simplifying taxes with the ultimate goal of abolishing the IRS. RAND RATING @ B- Paul has proposed simplifying taxes with the ultimate goal of abolishing the IRS, but recently proposed special tax breaks to favored minorities and fiscally irresponsible college students. SPENDING CRUZ RATED @ B- Cruz ignores trillions in wasteful military spending, but has an otherwise outstanding record. RAND RATED @ B Paul was among the most fiscally responsible senators in U.S. history until recent pandering to Israel, neocons, and favored minorities. (SNIP) OBAMACARE CRUZ RATING @ A+ Cruz has demonstrated...
  • Ted Cruz, Front-Runner Despite Mainstream Media

    04/15/2015 12:45:48 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Ted Cruz has officially announced his candidacy for president and there’s lots of speculation on his chances of securing the GOP nomination for 2016.Since the Iowa Freedom Summit, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has received the most attention by the media as being the stand-out candidate and many polls have him as the front-runner among likely GOP voters.However, having been in Iowa for a year now I’ve been able to attend a lot of political events where Ted Cruz was one of many present, and I think Ted Cruz is the front-runner. Three events come to mind that show his influence...
  • Ted Cruz Will Oppose House’s Medicare-Reform Bill - [More Info]

    04/15/2015 12:29:06 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 14, 2015 | Dylan Scott
    The 2016 candidate criticizes bill for adding to federal deficit, says it "expands Obamacare policies that harm patients and their doctors." Sen. Ted Cruz will oppose the House's permanent doc-fix bill, which is expected to get a vote in the Senate in the next few days, as the upper chamber's Republican presidential aspirants prepare to vote on legislation that its party leaders are touting as major entitlement reform but that some fiscal conservatives vigorously oppose. "While I appreciate the work done by my colleagues in the House, I cannot support the Boehner-Pelosi bill, which institutionalizes and expands Obamacare policies that...
  • Poll: Would You Pick Christie, Paul, Cruz, Rubio As 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee? (FReep)

    04/14/2015 7:01:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    WLNY-TV ^ | April 14, 2015
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas got the ball rolling: On March 23, he announced he was running for president and became the first Republican to enter the 2016 presidential race. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky quickly followed suit and became the second Republican to officially declare his candidacy. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida officially joined the race Monday. They could all face New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the Republican primary. Though the governor of the Garden State hasn’t officially declared, Christie has formed a political action committee to explore a run is in New Hampshire for a week...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz on the Larry Kudlow Show

    04/15/2015 11:04:16 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 7 replies
    Youtube Larry Kudlow Show ^ | 4/11/2015 | Larry Kudlow
    Audio in link- Sen Cruz talks about a number of important issues, 1:00 Foreign issues- Iran, terror, 8:10 Economic growth and Ted's tax plan to be released.
  • Sen. Cruz: 2nd Amendment is a 'Fundamental Check on Government Tyranny'

    04/15/2015 10:45:38 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 15, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) explained that the Bill of Rights is not controlled by public opinion polls, that our rights do not come from government but from God Himself, and that the 2nd Amendment exists for self-protection and "as a fundamental check on government tyranny." "Our country was founded on a radical proposition, which is that our rights don’t come from government, they come from God," said Senator Cruz in a recent interview with Guns.com. "The entire reason for the 2nd Amendment is not for hunting, it’s not for target shooting," he said. "Those are both wonderful. It’s great to...
  • Former GE CEO says he’s really attracted to Ted Cruz

    04/15/2015 10:39:30 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 20 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 4/15/2015 | Rightscoop
    Video in link- Former GE Chairman and CEO, Jack Welch, says he’s really attracted to Ted Cruz right now because he does what he says he’s going to do and he’s good on free markets and defense.
  • Rand Splits With Rubio, Cruz To Vote For Deficit-Exploding Healthcare Bill

    04/15/2015 9:12:48 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul split with senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to vote for a healthcare bill Tuesday night that will add about half a trillion dollars to the national debt over the next several decades.Paul sided with the overwhelming majority of senators and representatives who voted for the bill, in a decision almost certain to come up in the primary race, where he is currently joined by Cruz and Rubio.The “doc-fix” bill solves a recurring problem in the way Medicare payments are made to doctors, extends a children’s health insurance program, and requires higher-income seniors to pay higher...
  • TED CRUZ - A Giant among Men (With photos of Campaign HQ grand opening)

    04/15/2015 12:38:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    TexasGOPVote ^ | April 14, 2015 | Sonja Harria
    On March 23rd, Ted Cruz became the first to throw in his name to run for the Republican presidential nomination. On Tuesday, March 31st, enthusiasts from all over the state came to the Grand Opening of his presidential headquarters in Houston, Texas. It was a ‘joyous’ occasion. Americans are hungry for a ‘change’ from doom and gloom to a new dawn. His presidential campaign logo signifies this very premise, "Reigniting the Promise of America." Cruz is a dynamic courageous conservative that will energize the many angry, restless and hurting Americans into a positive force against progressivism. The response to his...
  • Cruz campaign using advanced data-mining to target voters

    04/14/2015 6:28:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    KTRK-TV ^ | April 14, 2015 | Tom Abrahams
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) HOUSTON (KTRK) -- In the center of Ted Cruz's national campaign headquarters in a southwest Houston high-rise is a group of staffers you may not know -- but who may know a lot about you. They are the data and analytics team, led by researcher Chris Wilson. "There is nothing we're doing that is magical or is in a black box," explained Wilson, whose company, WPA Opinion Research, also worked for Texas Governor Greg Abbott's successful campaign in 2014. "The difference between what we're doing and what other people are doing is the commitment to it. I think what...
  • Ted Cruz: Cuba Needs to Prove It Has Changed Its Behavior

    04/14/2015 5:59:17 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    MIAMI, Florida — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is criticizing President Barack Obama over news that the president is moving forward with removing Cuba from the State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.As Breitbart News’ Frances Martel reported, Obama made this decision despite the Castro regime’s support for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist terrorist group, and the Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah. Cuba has also shielded from extradition Assata Shakur, who the FBI put on the Top Ten Most Wanted Terrorists List for her role in the killing of a New Jersey State Trooper, as Breitbart Texas reported.In a statement...
  • Ahead of Senate vote, Ted Cruz & Co. stand athwart bipartisan ‘doc fix’

    04/14/2015 2:45:32 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 14 at 4:20 PM | Mike DeBonis
    The Senate is set to take up a bipartisan bill Tuesday that will permanently end the Medicare "doc fix," a yearly legislative headache on Capitol Hill, but some of the Senate's most conservative members are threatening to oppose the legislation crafted last month in the House, citing its price tag.Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he expected to bring the bill to the Senate floor later in the day, hours before Medicaid officials say they will implement a 21 percent cut to the rates it pays doctors treating Medicare patients. McConnell said there is "a bipartisan desire" to...
  • Sessions, Cruz Blast McConnell Bringing Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ Bill Up for Vote

    04/14/2015 12:34:33 PM PDT · by VinL · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Ales Swoyer
    While most of the political world is distracted following presidential campaign announcements on both sides of the political aisle, the GOP establishment in the U.S. Senate is working to increase America’s national debt significantly with a bill this week that doles out more taxpayer cash for doctors treating Medicare patients. The so-called “doc-fix” legislation that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is aiming to take up would, according to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), add “to the deficit every single year.” “This is why the American people don’t trust Congress,” Sessions said on the Senate floor on Monday evening. McConnell, however,...
  • Ted Cruz KILLS IT with answer on Second Amendment, background checks, and public opinion

    04/14/2015 7:59:37 AM PDT · by kingattax · 86 replies
    Okay maybe I’m just a little excited here but I think this is a great clip that showcases Ted Cruz’s prowess on the issues, and in this case the Second Amendment, background checks and public opinion versus the Constitution. And he’s not afraid to say why the Second Amendment really exists, and it’s not to go hunting with your pals. WATCH VIDEO
  • Jorge Ramos Recongnizes Historic Nature Of Two GOP Latinos Running WH

    04/14/2015 4:38:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 14, 2015 | Breitbart News
    On Monday, ahead of Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) official 2016 presidential announcement, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos acknowledged the historic nature of two Latinos running for the White House.
  • Here Comes Trouble For Scott Walker

    04/13/2015 11:47:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 109 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | W. James Antle III
    "........The Wisconsin governor leads in the latest Fox News poll..,leads in most Iowa polling and is either tied or ahead in New Hampshire.Even with Paul,Cruz,Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee all at or near double digits,Walker is within 1.2 percentage points of Bush in the RealClearPolitics polling average.And even that is mainly attributable to an ABC News/Washington Post poll that has Bush up by a bigger margin than any other recent survey.Since his announcement,Cruz has been pretty consistently been polling in the double digits.PublicPolicyPolling found his national support exploding from 5 percent to 16 percent.What if that happens to Rubio and...
  • Ted Cruz: The Constitution Trumps Public Opinion (Cruz- at his best)

    04/13/2015 3:47:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 97 replies
    WND ^ | 4/13/15 | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz replies to reporter's question.
  • Sen. Cruz Joins Amicus Brief Supporting the Right of States to Define Marriage

    04/13/2015 3:03:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | April 9, 2015 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    In our federal system, states should be able to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Friday joined an amicus brief on behalf of 57 members of Congress in support of the right of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The brief was filed in four cases that the Supreme Court will jointly hear on April 28, 2015, in which same-sex couples challenge the marriage laws of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky, all of which were upheld by the U.S....
  • Cruz Talks 2nd Amendment Sunday (Litchfield, New Hampshire, 4/19/15)

    04/13/2015 2:02:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Patch ^ | April 13, 2015 | Tony Schinella
    The Women’s Defense League of NH is co-sponsoring an event featuring New Hampshire first-in-the-nation presidential primary candidate, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, according to a press statement. The event will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Arpil 19, at the Londonderry Fish and Game Club, 5 Lund St. in Litchfield. Cruz will be coming to speak to the 2nd Amendment Community in New Hampshire. He was the first candidate to formally announce his 2016 Presidential candidacy. The event is free but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Tickets are available via EventBrite. Event is sponsored...
  • Ted Cruz: Next 20 months will be like ‘Lord of the Flies’

    04/13/2015 11:35:19 AM PDT · by VinL · 31 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 4/13/2015 | Dan Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Monday predicted chaos for the next 20 months, saying the “bullies and tyrants of the world” have sized up President Obama and determined that he is “no credible threat whatsoever.” Mr. Cruz hammered the administration’s handling of foreign policy in areas such as Russia, Iran and the Islamic State terrorist group while invoking the name of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who announced Sunday she is running for president in 2016. “President Obama and Secretary Clinton have had their chance,” he said at a luncheon in Raleigh hosted by the John Locke...
  • Dinner With Ted and Heidi Cruz? That Will Cost $500K

    04/13/2015 10:23:03 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 13, 2015, 1:19 PM ET | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is asking top allies to collect at least $500,000 each from their circle of friends and colleagues and is promising those elite fundraisers coveted access. The Texas Republican's finance team says the best fundraisers will be invited to a donor retreat and a quarterly dinner at the home of Ted and Heidi Cruz. Those supporters will be called the campaign's founders. Other levels inside Cruz's campaign hierarchy include statesmen ($250,000), generals ($100,000) and federalists ($50,000), according to a fundraising document obtained by The Associated Press. Rick Tyler, a spokesman for Cruz's campaign, declined to comment....
  • Cruz hijacks #ReadyForHillary

    04/13/2015 8:37:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 12, 2015 | SARAH WESTWOOD
    Sen. Ted Cruz borrowed the "#ReadyForHillary" hashtag used by Hillary Clinton's supporters in the run-up to her official campaign launch to criticize the Democratic candidate on the heels of her announcement Sunday."We're ready for Hillary," the Texas Republican said in a video posted to his Facebook page just minutes after Clinton released her launch video. "We know exactly what to expect. Hillary Clinton represents the failed policies of the past."Cruz, who was the first politician from either major party to formally announce his candidacy for president, tied Clinton to President Obama in what is sure to be a common Republican...
  • Hear His Compelling Defense of Freedom - [Ted Cruz]

    04/13/2015 8:32:00 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    John Locke - Foundation ^ | April 13, 2015 | 04/13/15
    Monday, April 13, 2015 12:00 p.m.North Raleigh Hilton, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609Price: Click Here To RegisterIn 2012, Ted Cruz was elected as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas. His calling to public service is inspired largely by his first-hand observation of the pursuit of freedom and opportunity in America. Ted's mother was born in Delaware to an Irish and Italian working-class family; she became the first in her family to go to college, graduated from Rice University with a degree in mathematics, and became a pioneering computer programmer in the 1950s. Ted's father was born in Cuba,...
  • Ted Cruz: Clinton Is No Different Than Obama

    04/13/2015 4:43:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it yesterday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally announced the inevitable: she's running for President of the United States. The announcement, which came via video on her new campaign website, prompted an immediate reaction from GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who announced his own candidacy for president at Liberty University two weeks ago. "Hillary Clinton just announced what we've known for a long time — she's running for president, again. But the good news is that we're ready for Hillary — we know exactly what to expect. Hillary Clinton represents the failed policies of the...
  • Silicon Valley Libertarians Putting Serious Money Behind Ted Cruz

    04/12/2015 11:39:45 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2015 | Ferenstein Wire
    The U.S. Senate’s most outspoken contrarian, Ted Cruz, became the first official 2016 candidate to launch a bid for the White House Monday. Despite the fact that he’s highly controversial within his own party, it has long been known that Ted Cruz is bankrolled by politically active libertarians who like his brand of politics. Paypal co-founder, Facebook investor, and self-styled libertarian Peter Thiel gave roughly $10,000 to Ted Cruz’s senate bid back in 2011. However, it’s his indirect contributions that really hit the mark. Thiel has shelled out an estimated $2M to an arm of the libertarian political action group,...
  • Ted Cruz reacts to Hillary Clinton’s announcement she is running for President

    04/12/2015 6:59:41 PM PDT · by kingattax · 112 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 04/12/15
    Is the world safer because Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State? No. HOUSTON, Texas — Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement that Hillary Clinton is running for President: “Hillary Clinton just announced what we’ve known for a long time — she’s running for president, again. But the good news is that we’re ready for Hillary — we know exactly what to expect. “Hillary Clinton represents the failed policies of the past and there’s going to be a very clear choice to make in 2016. Does America want a third Obama term...
  • James Carville: Ted Cruz "the most talented and fearless Republican politician" since Reagan

    04/12/2015 5:42:46 PM PDT · by kingattax · 72 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 5, 2013 | mfprex
    Watch the Video. even James Carville knows the conclusion that more and more true conservatives are coming to every day.
  • Ted Cruz '92: Grassroots phenomenon who once seemed destined for the ivory tower

    04/08/2015 9:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | April 8, 2015 | Katherine Oh
    While many now identify Ted Cruz ’92 as the classic example of a conservative populist politician, few still remember a time in his life when he seem destined for the ivory tower or understand how someone so committed to the life of the mind became a grassroots phenomenon. Cruz had already begun thinking about the topic of his senior thesis while he was a freshman, his roommate and debate team partner David Panton ’92 said. “He was 17,” Panton said. “Not too many 17-year-olds were thinking about their thesis their freshman year first of all, and also writing about two...
  • Why Ted Cruz Can Win

    04/12/2015 3:26:28 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 51 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | April 1st, 2015 | T. Carter
    If Ted Cruz plays his hand of cards correctly, he could win both Paul libertarians and Bush Evangelicals. His positions on taxation and abolishing the IRS are already in line with most libertarian ideas, and his positions on abortion and other social issues make him a strong choice for Evangelical voters. To get an idea of how strong the GOP's Evangelical base is, we can look at the number of Evangelicals who voted in past Republican primaries. In Iowa, 60% of Republican voters identified as Evangelical in 2008 and 2012. In South Carolina, the numbers are the same. Both Iowa...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Confirms for SRLC (Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma)

    04/12/2015 3:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    OK GOP ^ | April 10, 2015
    One of the U.S. Senate’s most outspoken conservative leaders, Sen. Ted Cruz, officially confirmed today for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) in Oklahoma City in May. Cruz is the ninth national leader and 2016 presidential candidate to confirm for the conference behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump and Ambassador John Bolton. OKGOP Chairman Dave Weston noted, "Sen. Cruz’s recent announcement for president has created quite a buzz among Republican voters. We’re excited he’ll be joining us for the SRLC, as...
  • Cruz dares GOP field: 'Show me' proof 'you bled' fighting Obama

    04/12/2015 2:58:06 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 11, 2015 | PAUL BEDARD
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who in a short time has built a solid but controversial record fighting President Obama on key issues, is challenging other Republicans eying the 2016 presidential race to prove they have "bled" opposing the White House.Mocking candidates in past primary races for having an all-hat, no-cattle approach to key issues, Cruz is urging voters in primary and caucus states to challenge candidates to show where they have led on the policy battlefield."There are a lot of good men and women thinking about running in 2016 and we've been around the block before," he...