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  • 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 C-SPAN.org 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
    TedCruz.org ^ | 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...
  • TED CRUZ TO APPEAR AT WHITE HOUSE RALLY FOR AMERICAN HOSTAGES IN IRAN

    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...
  • Cruz: Any candidate not willing to make 2016 a referendum on repealing Obamacare should step aside

    06/25/2015 10:27:30 AM PDT · by Isara · 203 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 06/25/15
    Releases statement on King v. BurwellHOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell:“Today’s decision in King v. Burwell is judicial activism, plain and simple. For the second time in just a few years, a handful of unelected judges has rewritten the text of Obamacare in order to impose this failed law on millions of Americans. The first time, the Court ignored federal law and magically transformed a statutory ‘penalty’ into a ‘tax.’ Today, these robed Houdinis transmogrified a ‘federal exchange’ into an exchange ‘established by the State.’“As...
  • Ted Cruz Interview on the Mark Levin Show – 6/23/15

    06/23/2015 6:26:29 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 21 replies
    UneditedPolitics ^ | 6/23/2015 | Mark Levin
    Mark interviews Ted Cruz on TPP, AP, other issues.
  • Cruz Now a ‘No’ on TPA Read more at:

    06/23/2015 5:43:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 204 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | June 23, 2015 10:24 AM | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has penned a column for Breitbart explaining his shift from support to opposition on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), the “fast track” legislation that would enable the current president and his successor to negotiate trade deals that Congress would then be able to vote up or down, but not amend. Senator Cruz, a contender for the GOP presidential nomination, still supports free trade and, in principle, sees fast-track as helpful to that end. Nevertheless, he says GOP leadership’s sleight-of-hand has convinced him that, if not amended, the current TPA bill will become a scheme for passing...
  • Right angered by AP photo of gun pointing at Cruz

    06/23/2015 4:30:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2015 | Johnathan Easley
    Some conservatives are criticizing what they say is a media double standard after The Associated Press ran a photo of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with the picture of a gun in the background pointing directly at his head.

 “Imagine the outcry were he a Democrat,” said an editorial at the conservative news website Breitbart. “How many think pieces about violent imagery and responsible reporting would we see? How many more if he were a woman? Keep this in mind for the 2016 campaign. This is the playing field.”
  • Bush and Cruz on Religious Liberty: Same Message, Radically Different Deliveries

    06/22/2015 7:28:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | ALEXIS LEVINSON
    On Friday, Jeb Bush gave a group of Christian conservatives what they wanted: A speech entirely focused on religious liberty. “Today’s not gonna be a political speech,” Bush told the crowd assembled at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. for the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference. “I thought I would talk a little bit more about my journey of faith.” In substance, it was a similar speech to one Ted Cruz delivered at the Omni Shoreham on Thursday. Both talked about the strains many Christian conservatives feel have been put on them under Obama administration. “My...
  • EXCLUSIVE — TED CRUZ: OBAMATRADE ENMESHED IN CORRUPT, BACKROOM DEALINGS

    06/23/2015 4:29:02 AM PDT · by Leto · 733 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 June 2015 | Ted Cruz
    As a general matter, I agree (as did Ronald Reagan) that free trade is good for America; when we open up foreign markets, it helps American farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers. But TPA in this Congress has become enmeshed in corrupt Washington backroom deal-making, along with serious concerns that it would open up the potential for sweeping changes in our laws that trade agreements typically do not include. Since the Senate first voted on TPA, there have been two material changes. First, WikiLeaks subsequently revealed new troubling information regarding the Trade in Services Agreement, or TiSA, one of the trade deals...
  • TED CRUZ: OBAMATRADE ENMESHED IN CORRUPT, BACKROOM DEALINGS

    06/23/2015 7:33:15 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 June, 2016 | SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX)
    The American people do not trust President Obama. And they do not trust Republican leadership in Congress. And the reason is simple: for far too long, politicians in Washington have not told the truth. Both President Obama and Republican leadership are pressing trade promotion authority, also known as TPA, or “fast-track.” Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)9% and Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)2% both oppose it. As a general matter, I agree (as did Ronald Reagan) that free trade is good for America; when we open up foreign markets, it helps American farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers. But TPA in this Congress has...
  • Among the Faithful Conservatives, Cruz Shines

    06/18/2015 11:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 18, 2015 | Michael Warren
    It’s no accident that Texas senator Ted Cruz sounds like a minister on the stump. His father, Rafael, is an evangelical pastor, after all. And as the Republican presidential candidate displayed before the faith-focused crowd at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference in Washington this week, his pastoral pedigree may be paying off. “The Word tells us,” Cruz said Wednesday afternoon, rounding back toward the podium like a preacher returning to the Bible during a sermon. “ ‘Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh the morning.’ And I’ll tell you this.” Cruz’s voice became more...
  • Speech By Presidential Hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz Fires Up The Crowd At The NC GOP Convention

    06/16/2015 10:22:09 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Lady Liberty 1885 ^ | June 15, 2015 | ladyliberty1885
    Applause and cheers greeted 2016 presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz as he took the stage at the North Carolina Republican Convention.Opting to move around instead of speaking from behind a podium, Cruz sounded Reaganesque as he spoke on three main points of economic growth, defending our Constitutional rights and restoring America’s position in the world.Cruz’s speech was fluid, fast-moving, had the crowd laughing and on their feet applauding multiple times. The speech lasted just over 40 minutes — and he did it all without a teleprompter.  We’re seeing tremendous enthusiasm here in NC, and it’s a privilege to join y’all...
  • Ted Cruz Executes Epic Takedown of Anti-Israel Colleges… Reveals Plan That Terrifies Liberal Profs

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has long been a champion of the nation of Israel, but at a recent conference, he made a bold political proposal that solidified his support of the Jewish state.Speaking at the Champion of Jewish Values International Awards Gala, where he received the Defender of Israel Award, Cruz announced to the primarily Jewish crowd — which included at least one billionaire Jewish Republican with deep campaign-backing pockets — that he would call for the federal defunding of any colleges that boycott Israel.Cruz was referring to the “Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions” movement, an attempt by liberal college...
  • Cruz avoids mentioning his wife's Goldman Sachs job

    06/13/2015 6:45:19 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 201 replies
    investment news ^ | march 25,2015 | investment news
    http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20150324/FREE/150329968/cruz-avoids-mentioning-his-wifes-goldman-sachs-job