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  • Scoop: Trump in Talks with Cruz to Replace Sessions and Mueller

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

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

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

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

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

    07/13/2017 4:13:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/17 05:54 PM EDT | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) knocked CNN on Thursday for referring to his healthcare amendment as the "so-called Consumer Freedom amendment." "Weird… my search for tweets from CNN mentioning the 'so-called Affordable Care Act' turned up no results," Cruz tweeted, linking to the search.
  • New GOP health care bill could allow cheaper plans with fewer benefits

    07/13/2017 1:02:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | July 13, 2017 | Lauren Fox, Tami Luhby, MJ Lee and Ted Barrett,
    The new bill includes major changes to the original. One of the most significant was the inclusion of an amendment by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, which would allow insurers offering Obamacare plans to also offer cheaper, bare-bones policies. The amendment was included in an effort to earn more conservative support, but could also drive away some moderates who fear the amendment could drive up premiums for those with pre-existing conditions.
  • Cruz supports new ObamaCare replacement bill

    07/13/2017 10:54:56 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/17 01:20 PM EDT | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will support the new version of the GOP ObamaCare replacement bill, a major boost for the measure's chances of passage in the upper chamber. "If this is the bill, I will support this bill," Cruz told reporters Thursday after a meeting of GOP senators. "Now, if it’s amended and we lose the protections that lower premiums my view could well change." An amendment from Cruz to allow insurers to offer plans that do not meet ObamaCare requirements was included in the new bill in a key move to win his support.
  • Cruz Health Care Compromise Labeled "Hoax" [semi-satire]

    07/10/2017 12:53:53 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 July 2017 | John Semmens
    Given the Republican Party's inability to reach agreement on what will replace the failing Obamacare program, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex) has suggested that insurance companies be permitted to sell insurance plans that are exempted from Obamacare regulations as long as these companies offer at least one plan that is complies with these regulations. "The same people that were eager to repeatedly vote to repeal Obamacare when Obama was president and sure to veto any repeal are loath to act now that there is a chance to succeed," Cruz complained. "It looks like those votes were just for show. They gave...
  • GOP progressive purists to Ted Cruz: ANY repeal is too much repeal

    07/06/2017 3:48:02 PM PDT · by 198ml · 28 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7/6/17 | Chrid Pandolfo
    The United States Senate might as well get it over with and pass single-payer health care. Senate Republicans have made it clear that they do not support market-based reforms for health care, so what is the point of half-measured government intervention that by all measures will not work? The last, best chance for market-oriented health care policy in the Senate health care bill is Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s Consumer Freedom Amendment. It’s a simple suggestion, really. Senator Cruz thinks health insurance companies should be allowed to offer a variety of options to consumers. So what his amendment does, is permit...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz wants Senate repeal legislation to allow cheaper ‘junk insurance’

    07/02/2017 9:59:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    McClatchy ^ | June 30, 2017 | Tony Pugh
    A proposal by Sen. Ted Cruz to let insurers provide less comprehensive coverage under the Senate health care bill could lead to an explosion of limited-benefit “junk insurance” in states that weaken consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act. Junk insurance can include specified disease plans that cover only certain diseases; supplemental plans that cover only the expenses another policy doesn’t; and fixed-dollar indemnity plans that provide a specified amount per day toward medical costs. The Congressional Budget Office considers people with these policies to be uninsured “because they do not have financial protection from major medical risks.” Before the...
  • Ted Cruz has a big idea that just might unlock a Senate health care deal

    06/29/2017 9:50:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Vox ^ | June 29, 2017 | Dylan Scott
    An amendment is under consideration that maybe, just maybe, could unlock the whole Senate Republican health bill. It might knock over the dominoes necessary for a deal, starting with regulations, moving to tax subsidies, and ending up with more cash for Medicaid and fewer tax cuts for the rich. It comes with big long-term risks for Americans who have high medical costs — and it could ultimately shift the burden of covering the uninsured further way from middle-class Americans who already have insurance, and more onto predominantly wealthy taxpayers. Its author? Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Senate conservatives have been...
  • James T. Hodgkinson, Shooting Suspect, Belonged to ‘Terminate the Republican Party’ Facebook Group

    The News-Democrat also cites a Facebook profile it says belonged to Hodgkinson, which featured a post from Monday: “I Want to Say Mr. President, for being an ass hole you are Truly the Biggest Ass Hole We Have Ever Had in the Oval Office.” Other Facebook posts support Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Hodgkinson campaigned for Sanders in Iowa. The Facebook profile is linked to a number of left-wing, anti-Republican groups, including “Terminate The Republican Party,” among others: I do not like Trump, Cruz, the TeaParty! or “Hate-Radio” Damn! Damn! Damn! Expose Republican Fraud Boycott The Republican Party Liberal...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Ted Cruz Suggests U.S. Military Response to Mexican Cartels

    06/12/2017 2:40:50 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 87 replies ^ | 12 Jun 2017
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz suggested that the U.S. military should be used against Mexican transnational criminal groups (cartels). The statements were made during a one-on-one interview with the senator at the end of May at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock, Texas. SEN. TED CRUZ: In the past decade, we have seen the control and reign of terror of the cartels wreak enormous damage to the nation of Mexico. Where ordinary citizens are terrified for their lives. Where crime and kidnapping becomes almost routine and the corruption that goes hand and hand with billions of dollars of illegal narcotic...
  • Cruz Goes From ‘Lucifer’ to Dealmaker in Health-Care Overhaul

    06/12/2017 12:51:35 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 14 replies
    Bloomberg Politics ^ | June 12 | Steven Dennis
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  • Ted Cruz Crushes Bizarre Attack On Paris Withdrawal

    06/02/2017 11:43:49 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 2 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    It is beyond my power of discernment to identify the most over-the-top comment criticizing President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. But this tweet by a Harvard professor named Joyce Chaplin is surely a contender: The USA, created by int’l community in Treaty of Paris in 1783, betrays int’l community by withdrawing from #parisclimateagreement today. Chaplin teaches American Studies. Yet, she appears not to know how America was created. Ted Cruz reminded her: Just sad. Tenured chair at Harvard, doesn’t seem to know how USA was created. Not a treaty. Declaration+Revolutionary War+Constitution=USA. He added: Lefty academics...
  • Ted Cruz roasts Harvard history prof’s embarrassing revisionism

    06/02/2017 4:03:56 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 51 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 06/02/2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    After President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate accords, the reaction from liberals has been nothing short of unhinged. It was a liberal Harvard professor, though, who took the prize for single dumbest tweet. And the reaction from Harvard alum Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has us cheering. Joyce E. Chaplin, the chair of American Studies and history professor at Harvard University, tweeted that the U.S. was created by the international community through the 1783 Treaty of Paris. "The USA, created by int'l community in Treaty of Paris in 1783, betrays int'l community by withdrawing from #parisclimateagreement today "...
  • Cruz Busts Elon Musk for Flying Private Jet While Lecturing Trump on Global Warming

    06/02/2017 7:55:12 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jun 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ripped into Tesla CEO Elon Musk Thursday night for his use of a private jet after the tech billionaire tweeted his disapproval of President Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord. Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, took to Twitter to announce that he would be departing from all future presidential councils in protest of President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord. He assured his followers that global warming is real and that leaving the Paris accords is “not good” for America or the world.
  • Ted Cruz improperly accounted for Goldman Sachs loans, FEC decides

    05/26/2017 1:11:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 81 replies ^ | 5/26/17 | Brooke Singman
    Sen. Ted Cruz improperly accounted for Goldman Sachs loans he acquired during his 2012 Senate campaign, the Federal Election Commission ruled on Thursday. In a unanimous vote, FEC commissioners decided that the nearly $1.1 million in loans made to the to the campaign by Goldman Sachs and Citigroup should have been disclosed to voters and the American public. The final report from the FEC is expected in 30 days, and further action, such as penalty for Cruz, will be decided, should the FEC decide to initiate an “enforcement action” at a later date. But Cruz’s office said this is “old...
  • Ashley Madison accumulates 52 MILLION users despite high-profile 2015 cyber hack [tr]

    05/23/2017 11:47:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2017 | Regina F. Graham
    Millions of new members have flooded to join Ashley Madison despite the 2015 data breach where hackers released the personal details and sexual fantasies of cheating spouses on the site. The company said 400,000 new global users have joined per month since the detrimental cyber attack, according to Fox Business.