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  • Swearing by the Constitution-Ted Cruz’s lodestone (Very long)

    10/04/2015 8:17:09 AM PDT · by VinL · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/4/15 | Terry Eastland
    Consider that in Republican Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, we have a presidential candidate who during his high school years in Houston was among several students who met twice a week to read the Constitution and the Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers and the even more obscure debates on ratification. All of that while also memorizing the entire Constitution in shortened mnemonic form. Thus, in case you didn’t know (and Cruz still does), “TCC NCC PCC PAWN momma WReN” stands for the powers of Congress in Article I, section 8, of the Constitution: “taxes, credit, commerce, naturalization,...
  • Sen. Cruz: The Real Story of What Is Happening in Washington (Video & Transcript)

    09/29/2015 7:32:34 AM PDT · by Isara · 102 replies ^ | September 28, 2015
    Reminds leadership to keep their promises to the American people WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor highlighting the many examples of Republican leadership surrendering to President Obama’s demands, including funding Planned Parenthood and the catastrophic Iran nuclear deal. Sen. Cruz’s speech followed an attempt to permit a vote on his amendment to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and the Iranian nuclear deal. His colleagues refused to allow him the courtesy of a roll-call vote on his motion, which would have allowed for consideration of his amendment.  The text of...
  • Stop calling Ted Cruz a conservative: This self-promoting narcissist is a fraud and a nihilist

    09/29/2015 10:47:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    Salon ^ | September 29, 2015 | Sean Illing
    Labeling Cruz a conservative underestimates how dangerous he is. It's time we called out this Messianic crusader. The people of Texas owe America an apology. They elected Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, and now the country is forced to endure his presence throughout the interminable election season. Cruz has worked diligently (and successfully) to become the least liked human being in Congress. Judging by last night, he’s hated most by his Republican colleagues, who, once again, blocked his inane efforts to shut down the government unless it defunded Planned Parenthood. Both Republicans and Democrats passed a temporary spending...
  • Ted Cruz is the Best Candidate for Millennials

    09/24/2015 9:58:53 AM PDT · by Isara · 34 replies ^ | September 24, 2015 | Gabriella Hoffman
    If you’re looking for a candidate who will stand for principles against the establishment in our party and against our opponents on the Left, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the man to support for president on the Republican side. I can confidently say and promise that my vote in Virginia’s primary contest on Super Tuesday-March 1, 2016-will be cast for Senator Cruz as long as he remains in the race. (Luckily, there’s no indication of his campaign suffering or him exiting any time soon.) In fact, Wall Street Journal wrote in August 2015 that Cruz is among five plausible...
  • Ted Cruz on Walker Drop-Out: ‘Holy Cow’

    09/21/2015 8:08:20 PM PDT · by Isara · 145 replies
    National Review ^ | September 21, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s reported decision to drop out of the Republican presidential primary shocked at least one rival. “Holy cow,” Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) replied when he learned that Walker plans to end his bid for the White House. As recently as April, a Cruz ally was predicting that Walker would make a strong bid in the Texas primary. Walker led the field there in February. The New York Times reports that Walker will make the announcement at a 6 p.m. news conference in Madison, Wics. “The short answer is money,” a Walker ally said explaining the decision....
  • Ted Cruz: PC Moderator Ignored Me as 'Climate Skeptic'

    09/16/2015 9:27:00 PM PDT · by VinL · 69 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/16/15 | Gary Richter
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz blamed political correctness in the mainstream media for ignoring him on issues such as global warming in Wednesday's GOP presidential debate. Appearing after the debate on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor," Cruz noted that he tried to jump in on the global warming debate, but moderator Jake Tapper cut him off, saying many candidates already had discussed it. "The moderator asked folks who ran away from the issue and were afraid to take it on," Cruz said. I tried to jump in and say 'Hey, you want a skeptic, I'll be one,' and the moderator...
  • Flip Flop: Donald Trump Now Says Canadian Born Senator Cruz Is Eligible To Be POTUS

    09/10/2015 1:06:53 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 64 replies
    Birther Report ^ | 09/10/15
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reversed his position on Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president, now saying his Canadian birthplace shouldn’t disqualify him. “I hear it was checked out by every attorney and every which way and I understand Ted is in fine shape,” Trump told ABC News just before speaking at a Capitol Hill rally blasting the Iran nuclear deal. That stands in stark contrast to what Trump said about Cruz in December, when he told ABC News that Cruz’s Canadian birth could prevent him from running
  • Gun Owners Of America Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    09/09/2015 3:48:54 PM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies ^ | 09/09/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Yesterday, Gun Owners of America, a premier Second Amendment and gun-rights advocacy organization, endorsed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for President. In a statement released by Tim Macy, Chairman of GOA, the group lauded Cruz’s consistent record of consistently fighting to protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.“Cruz has been a strong advocate for Second Amendment rights as a U.S. Senator, and he will continue to defend our gun rights from the Oval Office,” said Macy. “Ted Cruz has promised gun owners that he will repeal anti-gun Executive Orders that circumvent Congress and veto anti-gun legislation if it...
  • VIDEO: Ted Cruz Speaks at DC Rally Against Iran Nuclear Deal

    09/09/2015 12:33:19 PM PDT · by Isara · 16 replies
    Ted Cruz ^ | September 9, 2015 | TedCruz
    September 9, 2015: Ted Cruz spoke in Washington, DC today at a rally hosted by the Tea Party Patriots to protest the United States' nuclear deal with Iran. Video
  • Watch Ted Cruz’s FULL SPEECH at Stop Iran Deal Rally

    09/09/2015 11:57:38 AM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Sep 9, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz gave a great speech today that’s gotten quite a bit of news coverage as he called on both Boehner and McConnell to stop this deal from happening. You can watch it below: Video
  • Trump, After Republican Pledge, Breaks From Pack On Iran, Gay Marriage [What A LetDown!!]

    09/04/2015 10:37:26 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 133 replies
    YahooNews ^ | September 4, 2015 | Susan Heavey
    Trump, After Republican Pledge, Breaks From Pack On Iran, Gay Marriage By Susan Heavey. WASHINGTON - Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday broke away from stances held by many of his rivals on issues ranging from the Iran nuclear deal to the gay marriage fight in Kentucky. Trump's statements in a lengthy interview on MSNBC came one day after signing the party's loyalty pledge. He called the Iran nuclear agreement "a disastrous deal" and "a horrible contract," but said he would work with it. Many of the 16 other Republicans seeking the party's nomination for the 2016 presidential...
  • John Boehner Calls Sen. Ted Cruz a “JackA$$” at Colorado Fundraiser

    08/27/2015 12:32:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 94 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 27,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Speaker John Boehner held a fundraiser this week in Steamboat Springs for Rep. Scott Tipton. Boehner referred to Senator Ted Cruz as a “jacka$$” during his speech. The Daily Caller reported: Speaker of the House John Boehner stunned audience members Wednesday evening at a Colorado fundraiser by referring to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as a “jackass,” two people in attendance tell The Daily Caller. At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his...
  • John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz A ‘Jackass’ At Fundraiser

    08/27/2015 11:58:46 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 97 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/27/15 | Alex Pappas
    Speaker of the House John Boehner stunned audience members Wednesday evening at a Colorado fundraiser by referring to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as a “jackass,” two people in attendance tell The Daily Caller. At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his job.
  • Ted Cruz's Rally for Religious Liberty Wasn't A Campaign Event: It Was an American Revival

    08/23/2015 7:48:18 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 17 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 8/23/2015 | Steve Deace
    Tonight I attended the best candidate event I’ve ever attended in Iowa, and the candidate wasn’t even the main event. The Holy Spirit was. We’re hearing a lot from candidates these days about the need for revival, but Ted Cruz is the first candidate I’ve ever seen put on an event trying to ignite one. Tonight’s rally for religious liberty was moving, challenging, convicting, and entertaining. Tears were shed for those persecuted for their faith, but there was also joy at the end as the Newsboys brought the house down to close it out. Reminding us at the end that...
  • could ted cruz end up as the establishment candidate?

    08/23/2015 9:57:49 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 95 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 23, 2015g | Scott McKay
    COULD TED CRUZ END UP AS THE ESTABLISHMENT CANDIDATE? Strange as it might sound, it’s possible. By Scott McKay – 8.20.15 Have you looked inside the latest CNN poll? You’ll find a very interesting number — namely, that Jeb Bush’s approval-disapproval numbers sit at a devastating 35-57. That doesn’t look like the inevitability we’ve been sold by his surrogates, does it? What seems quite apparent so far is the GOP establishment, and the Chamber of Commerce crowd who forced Mitt Romney down the throats of an unenthusiastic Republican electorate four years ago, cannot produce a nominee in this cycle. Each...
  • Senator Ted Cruz Religious Rally in Iowa Live at 6:30 EDT [Aug 21, 2015]

    08/21/2015 2:56:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 100 replies
    C-Span ^ | Friday, Aug 21, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), a candidate for 2016 Republican presidential nomination, hosts a “Rally for Religious Liberty” at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Airing LIVE Friday, Aug 21 6:30pm EDT on Watch it Live!
  • Ted Cruz and Donald Trump might campaign together

    08/19/2015 2:07:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers Blog ^ | August 19, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–Sen. Ted Cruz caused a stir when he met in July with Donald Trump. But the two could be making a joint campaign appearance soon, according to The Daily Beast. The two Republican presidential candidates’ campaigns discussed holding an event together in Washington, D.C., and Trump invited Cruz on his trip to the border, a Trump insider told the website. While other candidates have denounced Trump’s controversial comments on immigration and Sen. John McCain--including former Gov. Rick Perry–Cruz defended the real estate mogul. “One of the reasons you’re seeing so many 2016 candidates go out of their way to smack...
  • Top Iowa radio talker endorses Ted Cruz

    08/19/2015 7:35:04 PM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed August 19, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    <p>From left, U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Cruz listen as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address in January 2014.</p> <p>Top Iowa conservative radio host Steve Deace has endorsed Ted Cruz for president, a possible boon to the Texas senator's Iowa fortunes.</p>
  • Watch What Ted Cruz Does with this Question About Sodomites in America

    08/12/2015 4:39:13 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/11/2015 | Tim Brown
    Though I believe Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is constitutionally ineligible to hold the office of President, that doesn't mean that the man doesn't say a lot of right things, because he does. The video response below is an excellent response when it comes to being asked about hatred or animosity towards those who engage in the sinful and criminal act of sodomy. The exchange occurred earlier this year, but this was the first I saw of it and think it is a great response not just for those running for office who claim to be Christians, but for all Christians...
  • Bontrager Family Singers to Appear at Cruz Rally for Religious Liberty

    08/14/2015 8:45:33 AM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies ^ | 08/14/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced that the Bontrager Family Singers of Kalona, Iowa will make a special appearance at the Rally for Religious Liberty on August 21 in Des Moines, IA. “I am honored and excited to have the Bontrager Family Singers at our rally for Religious Liberty,” said Cruz. “Their music is as inspiring as it is entertaining and, being a big fan, I think it will be one of the highlights of this event.““Ted Cruz is a leading voice for religious liberty in this country, so we were grateful to receive the invitation...
  • Carly Fiorina Shows How to Address the Left on Climate Change

    08/12/2015 6:28:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/12/2015 | David French
    n the political battles over climate change, there are three distinct and relevant questions. First, does mankind have a material affect on the Earth’s climate? Second, if mankind does impact the climate, is that impact harmful? And third, if we assume that mankind is harming the environment, will any given American policy or collection of policies have a meaningful beneficial impact? So far, the conservative movement has mainly pushed back on the “scientific consensus” related to the first question — the extent of human influence over the Earth’s climate. To see a textbook example, watch Ted Cruz’s recent interview with...
  • Ted Cruz Says GOP Rivals Are Masquerading as ‘Campaign Conservatives’

    08/08/2015 12:13:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 93 replies
    Time ^ | August 8, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    <p>"Have you noticed that they run as us! That’s how they run"</p> <p>Texas Sen. Ted Cruz warned a conservative grassroots audience Saturday that many of his Republican rivals are faking conservative credentials in their bids to become the GOP nominee.</p>
  • Ted Cruz’s crowd-pleasing RedState red meat

    08/08/2015 12:00:04 PM PDT · by Isara · 61 replies
    Atlanta Journal ^ | August 8, 2015 | Greg Bluestein
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz brought his no-compromise message to the RedState Gathering on Saturday, thrilling hundreds of hardened conservatives who flocked to Atlanta with a pledge to reject “mealy-mouthed statements about acceptance and surrender.”Cruz received one ovation after another for his crowd-pleasing promises to repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, “rip up and rescind” the proposed nuclear deal with Iran and shower Israel with support.He vilified Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, but reserved some of his harshest attacks for fellow Republicans who have struck compromises across the aisle.“What exactly has this new Republican majority accomplished? Nothing? It’s actually worse...
  • Ann Counter: Ted Cruz Not Natural Born Citizen [Team Trump!]

    08/08/2015 4:02:21 AM PDT · by z taxman · 223 replies
    Twitter | August 6, 2015 | Ann Coulter
  • Fox News Thinks Little of the Top 2 Breitbart Primary Candidates

    08/07/2015 7:25:21 PM PDT · by VinL · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/7/15 | C. Edmund Wright
    So much for what Fox News thinks of the two leaders in the Breitbart Primary. It’s pretty clear that Fox has an agenda, and that is to destroy Donald Trump while ignoring Sen. Ted Cruz . On the first count, they failed miserably — while they certainly managed to pull off the second one. For now. In spite of Fox’s efforts — that were so blatant that even Bloomberg noticed — Trump survived Thursday’s debate. And while some may say he slipped just a little, it’s clear he still has the momentum and a big lead. The attempt was so...
  • Who do you think won the debate? (POLL)

    08/06/2015 8:10:06 PM PDT · by mystery-ak · 110 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | August 6, 2015 | The Briefing Room
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  • Ted Cruz Has Earned a Second Look From Us All

    08/03/2015 10:57:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 128 replies
    RedState ^ | August 3rd, 2015 at 12:00 PM | Leon H. Wolf
    I like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% a lot as a Senator, but I have never been a huge fan of his candidacy for President – at least until now. Generally speaking, I prefer governors to Senators, and I have an especial wariness for first term Senators. Additionally, I have questions about Cruz’s ability as a coalition builder and I know that he is a polarizing figure, even within the conservative movement.However, episode three billion in the GOP Failure Theater tour, this time featuring Planned Parenthood failure theater, has pushed me into the camp that makes me want, more than...
  • Ted Cruz stands by calling President Obama a sponsor of terrorism

    07/30/2015 9:29:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/15 3:01 PM EDT | ELIZA COLLINS
    According to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is essentially financing terrorism. And he’s not backing down after the president called his comments “outrageous.”“If this deal is consummated, it will make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism,” Cruz said during a round table Tuesday. “Billions of dollars under control of this administration will flow into the hands of jihadists who will use that money to murder Americans, to murder Israelis, to murder Europeans.”Cruz has said the remarks before.On Monday, Obama responded to criticism of the deal. He also addressed Cruz’s...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Ted Cruz Guilty of Committing ‘Act of Rather Amazing Hypocrisy’ (Guess?)

    07/27/2015 6:05:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 27, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Conservative political pundit Charles Krauthammer said Monday that Sen. Ted Cruz(R-Texas) is guilty of “rather amazing hypocrisy” for blasting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but failing to go after fellow Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The syndicated-columnist contended that because Cruz hopes to gain Trump supporters when the real-estate mogul drops out of the race, he won’t criticize him. Krauthammer said that left him guilty of hypocrisy....
  • Sen. Cruz: Corrupt Ex-Im Deal Proves We Have Government Of, By, and For the Lobbyists

    07/28/2015 10:42:14 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | 07/24/2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Senate leadership colludes with Washington Cartel of big business and career politicians against the American taxpayer WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today gave a powerful floor speech shining a light on the corrupt deal struck by Senate Republican leadership to allow the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.Some key quotes are below, followed by a complete transcript and of Sen. Cruz’s remarks. Video above.“There is a profound disappointment among the American people because we keep winning elections and then we keep getting leaders who don't do anything they promised...”“We've had a Republican majority in both houses of Congress now for about six months. What has that...
  • Do You Approve of Ted Cruz Calling Mitch McConnell a Liar on the Senate Floor? [POLL]

    07/28/2015 9:50:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    KFYO-AM ^ | July 28, 2015 | Chad Hasty
    Senator Ted Cruz has drawn both praise and scorn for comments made last Friday on the Senate floor. According to the Texas Tribune, Cruz upset some by calling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar. “I have listened to the comments of my colleague, the junior senator from Texas, both last week and this week, and I would have to say that he is mistaken,” Cornyn said. At issue: Cruz on Friday accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — a Cornyn ally — of telling a “flat-out lie” to Senate Republicans over movement of legislation related to an obscure, controversial...
  • Three for the Money: Carly, Walker, and Cruz

    07/26/2015 12:14:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    This week, three of the Republican candidates showed their mettle and had very good weeks......Carly FiorinaCarly’s ability to handle the press and make a name for herself without a large staff or campaign chest continues. This week, she capitalized on videos showing Planned Parenthood to be involved in a distasteful racket, negotiating for the best price for aborted fetal tissue.Mainstream news outlets pretty much ignored the story,.......Carly Fiorina, however, with her penchant for the main shot, did not ignore the issue....The more people see her in action, the more they like her.[SNIP]Scott WalkerScott Walker also carried on the fight against...
  • First on CNN: Billionaire brothers give Cruz super PAC $15 million

    07/25/2015 9:42:23 AM PDT · by Isara · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat July 25, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Two low-profile Texas brothers have donated $15 million to support Sen. Ted Cruz, a record-setting contribution that amounts to the largest known donation so far in the 2016 presidential campaign. Farris and Dan Wilks, billionaires who made their fortunes in the West Texas fracking boom, have given $15 million of the $38 million that the pro-Cruz super PAC, Keep the Promise, will disclose in election filings next week, according to sources outside the super PAC with knowledge of the giving. The siblings earned their riches with the sale of their company Frac Tech for $3.5 billion in 2011, and since...
  • Four federal agencies President Ted Cruz could do without

    07/24/2015 9:07:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24 at 8:00 AM | Amber Phillips
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) sure does want to shut down a lot of the federal agencies he hopes to one day run.The firebrand conservative and GOP presidential candidate has defined his young Senate career by almost reflexively opposing increased government spending and programs . . ."I think we should shrink the size and power of the federal government by every and any means possible," he told the Daily Caller in 2012. -- snip -- The State DepartmentMost recently, Cruz threatened in a letter to President Obama to hold up State Department nominees and hold all bills that fund...
  • Watch: Ted Cruz Gets Confronted By Outraged Protesters, Responds In A Way They Never Expected

    07/23/2015 5:39:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 23, 2015 | Randy DeSoto
    “I appreciate her passion and can relate to her passion, but I believe she’s 100 percent wrong.”Anti-war protesters from the group Code Pink tried to disrupt a rally today, while presidential candidate Ted Cruz was speaking about the Iranian nuclear deal. Rather than allowing the bullhorn toting group to take over the event, the senator invited one to come to the stage for a Texas two-step of sorts in the form of a debate. The event was sponsored by Concerned Women for America and was aimed at raising awareness about the four Americans being held by the Iranian regime. Code...
  • Watch as ICE Director Is Forced to Tell Ted Cruz He’s ‘Absolutely Right’ After He Disputes Her Clai

    07/22/2015 9:48:00 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 21, 2015 10:20pm | Jason Howerton
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) interrogated the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director in a contentious exchange during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration policy on Tuesday.One particularly interesting back-and-forth occurred when ICE Director Sarah Saldana disputed Cruz’s assertion that the Obama administration released 104,000 “criminal illegal aliens.”“When I asked you how many criminals ICE released in 2013, you were off by a factor of three,” Cruz said. “You said 30,000 — the correct answer is 104,000.”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Saldana argued she thought she was asked about 2014 and claimed the number was actually 30,558 released illegal aliens that...

    07/22/2015 2:45:14 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The rally is scheduled for Thursday, 12 to 1 in Lafayette Park. Speakers include Senator Ted Cruz, Gary Bauer and Faith McDonnell. It's sponsored by CWA, Concerned Women for America. If you're in the D.C. area, maybe you'll find the time to stop by and show your support for the Americans abandoned by Obama to his new Iranian buddies. Here are some of their storiesSaeed Abedini The wife of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini sent a letter to her husband on the day of their 11th wedding anniversary, describing the "excruciating pain" she's in without him while he's being held...
  • Sen. Cruz Announces New Communications Staff

    07/19/2015 9:27:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | July 17, 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Names new communications director and press assistant WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today announced new staff roles and hires in his U.S. Senate press office. He has named Rachael Slobodien communications director and Heidi Watson media booker and press assistant. He recently promoted Phil Novack to Press Secretary. Following is brief background:  Rachael Slobodien, Communications Director: Slobodien previously worked at The Heritage Foundation as manager of media affairs where she led the regional communications team and crafted messaging and strategy for Heritage’s Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity. Slobodien began her career at Heritage as executive assistant to the vice...
  • Missing From Scott Walker's AP Release-Common Core

    07/13/2015 3:30:52 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 50 replies
    The Tea Party Nation ^ | 7/13/2015 | Donna Gardner
    “Missing from Scott Walker’s AP Press Release…Common Core” By Donna Garner 7.13.15 Scott Walker has decided to announce for the Presidency today, but notice what has been left out of Scott Walker’s AP press release…any mention of Common Core. Leading up to today’s launch, Scott Walker meant to tout his supposed “success” at dumping Common Core in Wisconsin; but when the grassroots people of Wisconsin caught him in a lie, he was forced to retreat from his original press release and hope nobody noticed. We noticed! Instead of dumping Common Core as often publicly stated by Scott Walker once he...
  • Scott Walker Makes It Official: 'I'm Running for President'

    07/13/2015 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Isara · 86 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 13, 2015 | JORDYN PHELPS
    Scott Walker made it official today, breaking the news that he is a Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential race first in a Facebook post this morning before a formal announcement event in Wisconsin later today. “I'm in. I'm running for President of the United States because Americans deserve a leader who will fight and win for them," the two-term Wisconsin governor says in the Facebook post, which includes a video in which he argues that his track record as governor sets him apart from the rest of the Republican field as a proven leader who has succeeded in winning...
  • Massive Government Overreach: Obama’s AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing) Rule Is Out

    07/08/2015 8:16:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | July 8, 2015 | Stanley Kurtz
    Today, HUD Secretary Julian Castro announced the finalization of the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. A front-page article pre-emptively defending the move appears in today’s Washington Post. The final rule is 377 pages, vastly longer than the preliminary version of the rule promulgated in 2013. AFFH is easily one of President Obama’s most radical initiatives, on a par with Obamacare in its transformative potential. In effect, AFFH gives the federal government a lever to re-engineer nearly every American neighborhood—imposing a preferred racial and ethnic composition, densifying housing, transportation, and business development in suburb and city alike, and weakening...
  • Cruz, Huckabee go head-to-head for evangelical votes

    07/06/2015 8:14:32 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 20 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 7/5 | Bill Barrow
    Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes Sunday, telling a megachurch congregation in Georgia that God favors the United States but warning that the nation is on a perilous spiritual path because of actions like the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
  • As Book Is Released, Ted Cruz Sours on His Role Model

    07/04/2015 3:55:36 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | JANET HOOK
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in his new memoir “A Time for Truth,” confides that when he was a young lawyer learning how to argue a case in the Supreme Court, he had a role model: John G. Roberts, whom he described as “a brilliant Supreme Court lawyer,” the “best advocate” of his generation.That would be the same John Roberts, now chief justice of the Supreme Court, that Mr. Cruz has been lambasting of late for last week’s ruling upholding a key piece of President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.“When I began practicing, I worked hard to emulate his argument...
  • Cruz Summons Top Donors to Colorado Springs

    07/01/2015 4:37:08 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | June 25, 2015 2:32 PM | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Texas senator Ted Cruz is summoning the biggest donors to his presidential campaign to Colorado Springs in mid-July. Cruz and his top bundlers — those who, according to a top campaign aide, “have met or exceeded their finance goals” by raising a minimum of $100,000 — will convene at The Broadmoor, the five-star resort owned by the conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz. The Colorado event, which will run from July 10-12, will serve as an opportunity for the campaign to update its top donors on the state of the race and to ask them to redouble their efforts on Cruz’s behalf....
  • He's Fired! NBC Severs Ties with Donald Trump [For insulting remarks about Mexicans]

    06/29/2015 1:43:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Cape Code Times ^ | 06/29/2015
    NBC has severed all ties with Donald Trump after his insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants. "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump," the network said in a statement. "To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC. In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in The Celebrity Apprentice on...
  • Ted Cruz slams NBC for cutting ties with 'terrific' Donald Trump

    06/30/2015 8:50:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 73 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 30th, 2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) thinks NBC was wrong to cut off its business relationship with real-estate mogul and television personality Donald Trump. "When it comes to Donald Trump, I like Donald Trump. I think he's terrific. I think he's brash. I think he speaks the truth," Cruz said Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends. Trump, like Cruz, is campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. The day before, NBC said it was dumping Trump because of controversial comments the candidate made about Mexican immigrants. During his campaign announcement, Trump accused Mexico of sending its rapists and drug dealers to...
  • Cruz Reminds Katie Couric That Hillary Created Anti-Obama Birther Movement

    06/30/2015 6:51:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 30, 2015 | John Nolte
    Faded, former-media darling Katie Couric hosted Republican Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for a full-hour to discuss a wide range of issues Monday. The left-wing anchor, who is now perched at a place called Yahoo!, introduced Cruz as a historic candidate — potentially the first American president to be born in Canada. Later in the interview, she questioned Cruz on his citizenship. The look on Couric’s smug face when he correctly reminded her that it was the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008 that birthed the anti-Obama Birther movement, is priceless. It all starts at right around the 25 minute mark....
  • Ted Cruz Rally at Drake University 6.27.15 FULL SPEACH

    06/28/2015 12:10:03 PM PDT · by erod · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6.27.15 | NA
    Ted Cruz rally in Des Moines, IA at Drake University. Watch Sen. Cruz in a hour long speech touching on topics such as, the recent SCOTUS decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage. This is new material from Ted Cruz, not the prepared standard stump speech, enjoy.
  • Ted Cruz: Constitutional Remedies to a Lawless Supreme Court

    06/26/2015 4:00:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 329 replies
    National Review ^ | June 26, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    This week, we have twice seen Supreme Court justices violating their judicial oaths. Yesterday, the justices rewrote Obamacare, yet again, in order to force this failed law on the American people. Today, the Court doubled down with a 5–4 opinion that undermines not just the definition of marriage, but the very foundations of our representative form of government. Both decisions were judicial activism, plain and simple. Both were lawless.As Justice Scalia put it regarding Obamacare, “Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State.’ . . . We should...
  • Ted Cruz On Supreme Court Rulings: ‘Some Of The Darkest 24 Hours In Our Nation’s History’ [AUDIO]

    06/26/2015 2:27:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Continuing his critique of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, Sen. Ted Cruz said Friday that the rulings mark “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nations history.” Cruz made the comments in an interview on Sean Hannity’s radio show Friday afternoon. “Today is some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history,” Cruz said. “I couldn’t say it more eloquently,” Hannity responded. “Yesterday and today were both naked and shameless judicial activism,” Cruz said. “Neither decision — the decision yesterday rewriting Obamacare for the second time. Six justices joined the Obama administration. You...