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  • Exclusive: Atty. Mario Apuzzo Discusses NJ Ballot Challenge Hearing

    04/11/2016 9:15:53 PM PDT · by jdirt · 32 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | April 11, 2016 | Sharon Rondeau
    (Apr. 11, 2016) A hearing was held at the Office of Administrative Law in Mercerville, NJ on Monday morning resulting from two challenges filed against the presidential candidacy of Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada and, the challengers contend, is not a natural born Citizen as required by Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution. Apuzzo represented a group of three New Jersey citizens, with the second challenger write-in presidential candidate Victor Williams of Maryland. The Post & Email interviewed Williams on Saturday. Apuzzo told us that the two challenges were consolidated and that...
  • Judge Smacks Down Trumps Ted Cruz Birther Claims, and Hardly Anyone Covers It

    03/21/2016 8:55:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    Law Newz ^ | March 20, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    With all of the non-stop coverage of the 2016 presidential election, have you noticed as of late that Donald Trump has not said a peep about Ted Cruz not being eligible for the presidency? Earlier this year, Trump questioned whether Cruz was a natural born citizen because he was born in Calgary, Canada (to a U.S. citizen mother). Trump asserted this very question would be caught up in the court system for years. Much editorial space was spent on major newspaper and TV networks discussing this issue. Many legal scholars even agreed that Trump may have a case against Cruz....
  • McCain Adviser: Cruz Will Pull Upset Win in Arizona

    03/19/2016 6:08:07 PM PDT · by John Valentine · 282 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 19, 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    ed Cruz will grab an upset win over Donald Trump in Arizona's presidential primary election on Tuesday, as he's the "only candidate with any kind of organization out here," a close confidant of Sen. John McCain predicts. "They have him positioned to spring the upset," Kurt Davis, a GOP operative in Arizona, told The Hill. "They just have to deliver."
  • Here's How 'President Cruz' Will Govern

    03/09/2016 3:11:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 153 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | March 9, 2016 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    The conventional wisdom is that the GOP candidate who poses the far greater peril than Trump can't possibly win the GOP presidential nomination, and would have absolutely no chance in a general election. The result is that few have actually taken the time to closely scrutinize Ted Cruz's actual record. Now that the race for the GOP presidential contest is effectively a two-man race between Trump and Cruz, and the GOP establishment is mounting a furious, all-out full court press to stop Trump, it's time to take the hard look at Cruz that should have been done long ago. In...
  • Dear Republicans, It's Ted Cruz

    03/09/2016 1:57:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 178 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 9, 2016 | Chris Stirewalt
    DEAR REPUBLICANS, IT'S TED CRUZ What is the rationale for Marco Rubio's candidacy? The latest poll out from the classiest and most reliable Florida pollster, Quinnipiac University, says there is none. After a week of disappointing elections for Rubio, the Florida Q Poll is the dagger to the heart of his presidential aspirations. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush can be happy that while his own bid failed, at least he killed the one his campaign staff called "Judas." Enjoy Fisher Island. The poll shows frontrunner Donald Trump doubling up Florida freshman Rubio with less than a week to go before...
  • Ted Cruz: The Champion You May Need

    02/20/2016 4:37:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 14, 2016 | Hunter Baker
    Matthew Anderson explains "why I cannot support Ted Cruz." There have been other critiques, some aggressive, some concealed (but clever like a shiv), that aim to paint Cruz as an evangelical, but not the right kind of evangelical. These efforts may become more urgent as people I admire and have as friends seek to undercut Cruz for the sake of Marco Rubio. I get it. The Trump train is freaking people out. They need to see him derailed, but too many people are dividing the vote, denying Bush or Rubio (depending on your preference) from rightly vanquishing the Donald. Cruz...
  • Will Ted Cruz surprise in New Hampshire?

    02/08/2016 6:06:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    ... Regardless of how he fares here, Cruz will be in a strong position headed into the string of upcoming Southern primaries; a second-place or strong-third place finish could put him in a commanding one. Cruz's biggest opening is with...
  • Who Is Permitted To Be The President Of The USA? The Full Story Is Embarrassing

    01/20/2016 8:03:53 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 162 replies
    The New Terrapin Gazette ^ | 19 January 2016 | LBB
    Some folks, including Don Trump, think Senator Cruz is not entitled to run for president because he is not a "natural born" citizen. This matter was debated when John McCain ran for the office, yet it seems that the correct answers are still not generally appreciated. So... ...is Senator Ted Cruz qualified to be president? Yes, because the 1790 Immigration Act declares flatly that people in his circumstances are "natural-born" citizens. That law followed the adoption of the constitution by about two years, and some of the founding fathers of the nation were in the Congress at the time. One...
  • Cruz super PACs use Trump’s words to lift Cruz — and counter Trump

    01/17/2016 6:35:43 PM PST · by TBBT · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/17/16 | Robert Costa
    Super PACs supporting Republican Ted Cruz's presidential campaign released a new digital ad Sunday that counters rival Donald Trump's recent attacks on the senator from Texas by using Trump's own words. The 60-second spot is part of a coordinated six-figure buy by affiliated groups that call themselves Keep the Promise and are backed by Cruz's biggest donors. It comes hours after tensions between Trump and Cruz escalated when Trump told ABC's "This Week" that Cruz is a "very nasty guy." "Nobody likes him. Nobody in Congress likes him. Nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him. He's a...
  • Controversial [new Cruz PAC ad - video]

    01/17/2016 5:42:07 PM PST · by TBBT · 309 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/17/16 | Reigniting the Promise
    What does Donald Trump really think about Ted Cruz? Watch this video to see what he says behind closed doors.
  • Poll: Trump leads, but when it comes to second choice, Cruz is on top

    01/17/2016 7:12:04 PM PST · by kik5150 · 59 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 01/07/16 | Josh Clinton, John Lapinski, Marc Trussler and Sam Petulla
    While the media has been largely consumed by examining the GOP front-runner, asking about second choices is the key to understanding how the race will likely develop once candidates drop in viability or drop out altogether. In other words, who stands to topple Donald Trump once the field narrows? The conventional thinking is that there is a schism between “establishment” and “non-establishment” voters in the Republican Party. If this holds true, then we should see “non-establishment” voters supporting other “non-establishment” candidates once their first choice is out of the race. The NBC|Survey Monkey online poll for the week of December...
  • Ted Cruz begins 5-day swing through Granite State

    01/17/2016 5:03:47 PM PST · by TBBT · 51 replies
    WMUR ^ | 1/17/2016 | Adam Sexton
    ONDONDERRY, N.H. --Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is working to keep his momentum in the polls rolling with a five-day bus tour through the Granite State.
  • Under Ted Cruz’s own logic, he’s ineligible for the White House

    01/15/2016 5:53:58 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 128 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 01/11/16 | Laurence H. Tribe
    People are entitled to their own opinions about what the definition ought to be. But the kind of judge Cruz says he admires and would appoint to the Supreme Court is an "originalist," one who claims to be bound by the narrowly historical meaning of the Constitution's terms at the time of their adoption. To his kind of judge, Cruz ironically wouldn't be eligible, because the legal principles that prevailed in the 1780s and '90s required that someone actually be born on US soil to be a "natural born" citizen. Even having two US parents wouldn't suffice. And having just...
  • Constitutional Lawyer: ‘No Question Whatsoever’ Cruz Is Eligible

    01/11/2016 6:27:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 11, 2016 | Michael Morris
    Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and constitutional law attorney Thomas H. Dupree appeared on Sean Hannity's Fox News show to answer whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is eligible to be president of the United States. Controversy surrounding Sen. Cruz's eligibility arose when business mogul Donald Trump questioned Sen. Cruz's status as a natural born citizen. When asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer whether Sen. Cruz is a natural born citizen, Trump responded, "I don't know, to be honest." Constitutional law attorney Thomas Dupree, however, says, "[T]here is no question whatsoever that Ted Cruz is constitutionally eligible to serve as president of...
  • McCain knifes Cruz: Um, I don't know if he's a natural-born citizen of the U.S.

    01/07/2016 2:50:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 7, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via BuzzFeed, this makes three big names from three very different sectors of the party suddenly questioning Cruz’s eligibility. McCain represents the establishmentarians; Rand Paul represents libertarians; and Donald Trump represents … whatever the hell Trumpism is. It seems we’ve reached the “any weapon to hand” stage among Cruz’s political enemies. Which is interesting in ol’ Mav’s case, since his 2008 campaign against Obama will forever be remembered by grassroots righties for his refusal to go kitchen-sink on O. In the end, I guess the “wacko birds” were the real threat all along. May the McCain/Paul/Trump alliance last a thousand...
  • Courts unlikely to entertain, let alone sustain, challenge to Cruz's qualification to be president

    01/06/2016 4:29:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    660 News ^ | January 6, 2016 | Mark Sherman, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - It seems like only yesterday that skeptics of Barack Obama's birth in Hawaii rushed to the Supreme Court to try to block the son of an American mother and Kenyan father from taking office as president. The justices turned away those challenges as fast as they arrived at the courthouse door, much as lower courts did. Seven years later, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is dealing with pointed remarks from rival Donald Trump that Cruz's birth in Canada to an American mother and Cuban father raises doubt about his eligibility to be president and could dog his campaign...
  • Experts Agree: Trump Is Wrong, Ted Cruz Is Eligible for the White House

    01/06/2016 2:24:04 PM PST · by Isara · 154 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 6, 2016 | Chris Enloe
    According to constitutional scholars, Donald Trump is wrong: Ted Cruz's Canadian birth will not prove to be an impediment for him or the Republican Party in 2016.Those who say the Texas senator is not eligible to be president typically make their case by arguing that because he was born in Canada he is not a "natural born citizen," which is a constitutional requirement for anyone seeking the presidency.However, because Cruz's mother, Eleanor, was a United States citizen at the time of his birth, experts largely agree that Cruz is, indeed, a natural born citizen. Cruz, prior to the run-up to...
  • Ann Coulter mocked for contradictory tweets about Ted Cruz birtherism

    01/06/2016 1:01:06 PM PST · by Isara · 38 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 6, 2016 | soopermexican
    I didn’t think Trump supporters could get more vehement and passionate than they already were, but I should have known Trump hinting at Cruz birtherism would do it.Here’s Ann Coulter today: NYT: Cruz was born outside the U.S. to 1 American parent: "Under the Constitution this makes him a 'natural born citizen.'" Absolutely false— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 6, 2016 Same lawyers who said anchor babies are in the Constitution now tell us being born outside U.S to 1 American parent = natural born citizen.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 6, 2016 But as some are pointing out on Twitter, that’s...
  • Cruz Is Playing the Media Perfectly

    12/28/2015 3:20:21 PM PST · by VinL · 126 replies
    NatRev ^ | 12/28/15 | S. Miller
    One thing that frustrated even the most ardent supporters of George W. Bush's administration was his refusal to hit back hard at over the top, abominable personal attacks against him and his family, including his daughters, by those in the media and in the culture at large. Bush revered the office of the president and, unlike his successor, held it to a higher standard than did gutter snipes such as Sean Penn or the New York Times. This is why Newt Gingrich drew cheers and praise during the 2012 election cycle when he hit back at the media for its...
  • Why the Establishment Fears Cruz More Than Trump

    12/28/2015 2:33:48 PM PST · by Isara · 300 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 28th, 2015 | Robert Eno
    Read these two quotes carefully: The first: “Cruz cannot win because the Washington elites despise him.” The second goes: “[T]here are a lot of good candidates – I like nearly all of them… …except Cruz.” Which one of the similar quotes is from a pro-Cruz Super PAC and which is from a former Republican nominee for president?  The first quote is from an ad from Keep the Promise I, a Cruz Super PAC.  The second is from Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican nominee and war hero, who got trounced by Bill Clinton. Both purport to highlight a negative of Senator...