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  • Ted Cruz defends Donald Trump, slams 'Washington cartel' on immigration

    07/04/2015 12:06:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/03/2015 | Ali Breland
    Sen. Ted Cruz defended Donald Trump on immigration and called out “the Washington cartel” he says is ignoring the issue, in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”“I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration,” Cruz said of his rival for the 2016 GOP nomination, adding that it “seems the favorite sport of the Washington media is to encourage some Republicans to attack other Republicans.”“I’m not interested in Republican on Republican violence,” he told host Chuck Todd, adding that “bold … brash” Trump “has a colorful way of speaking.”The Texas senator’s...
  • Are you unhappy with your country on the Fourth? (Obergefell: Compares "homophobia" to racism)

    07/03/2015 11:58:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | July 3, 2015 | Peter St. Onge, Observer Editorial Board
    Its July 4, and youre not very happy with your country. Specifically, youre unhappy with your countrys Supreme Court, which ruled last week that the marriages of same-sex couples shall be legal in every state. Your bible tells you and a lot of others that homosexuality is a sin, and that marriage should be between a man and a woman. The justices five of them, at least believe the Constitution says otherwise. What can you do? You can believe the Court made a mistake, of course, and others should respect your right to those beliefs ...
  • Hispanic leaders say Republican Party must condemn Trump

    07/03/2015 7:10:05 AM PDT · by Mariner · 99 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 3rd, 2015 | By STEVE PEOPLES
    WASHINGTON (AP) Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers. Trump's comments, delivered in his announcement speech last month, have haunted the GOP for much of the last two weeks and dominated Spanish-language media. It's bad timing for a Republican Party that has invested significantly in Hispanic outreach in recent years, given the surging influence of the minority vote. Yet several Republican candidates have avoided the issue altogether,...
  • Santorum: Too many in GOP accepting marriage ruling.

    07/03/2015 5:00:14 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 17 replies
    Centre Daily Times ^ | July 2, 2015 | Corinne Kennedy
    WASHINGTON Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum admonished his competitors Thursday for their reactions to the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, saying as president he would fight to repeal the ruling and implement a law protecting religious freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment. Many are moving on, Santorum said of Republican reactions to the court ruling. Well, not me. This will not stand. The former Pennsylvania senator gave the keynote speech at a gala for the National Organization for Marriage a conservative organization that defines marriage as between a man and a woman Thursday in Washington.
  • Ted Cruz continues to defend Donald Trump on immigration (Welcome Ted Cruz, welcome)

    07/03/2015 5:54:47 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 3 at 8:27 PM | By Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz continues to defend Donald Trump on immigration. Cruz (R-Tex.), in an interview with "Meet the Press" praised Trump for talking about immigration. Trump has made inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, leading Macy's and Univision to sever ties with Trump. Cruz, speaking during his book tour in Marietta, GA., said he likes Trump, whom Cruz said is "bold" and "brash." Cruz said he's not going to attack Trump. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/07/03/ted-cruz-continues-to-defend-donald-trump-on-immigration/
  • Ted Cruz: Media cant wait to filet conservatives

    07/03/2015 6:10:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2015 | 5:38 PM | Barbara Boland
    The "mainstream media...are partisans" who protect Barack Obama and are ready for Hillary, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said in an interview with Glenn Beck Thursday where he criticized Republicans for wanting reporters to like them. For conservatives, there is no such thing as a nice reporter, argued Cruz. You see Republicans, when they are interviewed by left-wing reporters, and they get afraid, they want them to like them, Cruz said. They are not going to like us; they hate us! One day a young staffer described a reporter to Cruz as really, really nice. You know what? No, shes not,...
  • [April 2, 2014] Blockbuster $1.5m book deal for Ted Cruz memoir

    07/03/2015 4:27:20 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | April 2, 2014 8:53 am | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz has inked a blockbuster $1.5 million book deal, agreeing to write a memoir about his brief tenure so far in Washington.HarperCollins agreed to provide the advance after a four-day book auction last week, according to today’s Washington Examiner, a conservative news outlet. That puts Cruz, the tea party darling and Texas freshman, at the top of the list of potential GOP candidates penning books ahead of the 2016 presidential race.And it’s the biggest book advance in years for a conservative, topping even the $1.25 million that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin secured after her 2008...
  • Cruz aims to awaken Michigan's Reagan Democrats

    07/03/2015 4:21:09 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Livingston Daily ^ | June 4, 2015 | Wayne Peal
    Speaking to a room full of Republicans, Ted Cruz told them his presidential campaign would target Democrats Reagan Democrats."We're going to rebuild the old Reagan coalition," the Texas senator said Wednesday during an appearance in Howell.But Cruz also served up plenty of modern day red meat for Republicans during his appearance during the Livingston County GOP's Lincoln Day dinner.He vowed to "repeal every word" of both Obamacare and Common Core and pledged to "always, always, always" defend religious freedom.Drawing two clear targets, Cruz also criticized what he called the "failed Obama/Clinton foreign policy."Those positions aren't much different from many...
  • 128 Unaccompanied Alien Children Caught At Mexican Border Per Day In May

    07/03/2015 1:18:50 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | Published July 3, 2015 | By Brittany M. Hughes,
    (CNSNews.com) Data obtained by CNSNews.com from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) shows about 128 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) were apprehended at the Southwest U.S. border every day during the month of May. Read more at Cnsnews.com
  • Clinton warns GOP will repeal Obamacare

    07/03/2015 12:41:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 3:15 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning New Hampshire voters that if the country elects a Republican president, the next administration will repeal President Barack Obamas health care overhaul. The Democratic presidential front-runner says she will offer continuity on the policies under Obama that have worked for the vast majority of Americans. And she says the federal budget was in order under her husbands administration until it was rudely interrupted by Republicans.
  • Ted Cruz: The United States should stop legitimizing the UNHRC with our membership and withdraw now

    07/03/2015 1:30:49 PM PDT · by Isara · 34 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/03/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in response to the United Nations Human Rights Council vote in condemnation of Israel:“Our single vote in opposition is just and the abstentions of our friends are welcome, but at this point they are meaningless gestures. It is time to stop ceding moral authority to the UNHRC and tell the truth about this hopelessly biased and anti-Semitic institution. There is no equivalency between Israel’s right to self-defense and Hamas’ genocidal aggression against the Jewish people. There is no equivalence between Israel’s extraordinary efforts to protect civilians and Hamas’...
  • 2016 DEBATE WATCH: Donald Trump Slides To Seventh Place

    07/03/2015 10:02:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    Editors note: "2016 Debate Watch" is a running, bi-weekly series. This week weve seen Jeb Bush and Donald Trump gain some momentum. Carly Fiorina, meanwhile, recently turned some heads as well, cracking the top ten for the first time ever. If the August 6 Fox News debate were held tonight, however, only the following candidates would make the (prime-time) cut. (See the debate rules here): (1) Jeb Bush: 15.0 (2) Scott Walker: 10.6 (3) Marco Rubio: 9.4 (4) Ben Carson: 9.4 (5) Mike Huckabee: 8.0 (6) Rand Paul: 8.0 (7) Donald Trump: 6.0 (8) Ted Cruz: 4.8 (9) Chris Christie:...
  • A sudden, Sunday tug-of-war for evangelical voters in Georgia (Cruz vs. Huckabee)

    07/03/2015 10:54:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 2, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    Suddenly, a Georgia church has become the site of a serious tug-of-war for evangelical voters between Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee. On Sunday evening, both candidates will appear at Rock Springs Church in Milner, Ga., pastored by the Rev. Benny Tate, one of Georgias higher-profile Southern Baptist preachers. Cruz was already on our radar as an attendee at the 5 p.m. event. The Huckabee campaign announced this afternoon that the former governor of Arkansas would make the event as well. The July 5 event, an Independence Day picnic, also features Jep Robertson of Duck Dynasty, and music...
  • The surging truth-tellers of the GOP (Ted Cruz and Don Trump)

    07/03/2015 10:22:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Times' Pruden On Politics ^ | July 2, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    Donald Trump is surging in New Hampshire, and Chris Christies back on the hunt, sounding like a born-again contender. Theyre both long shots the Donald is off the board but theyre making the kind of noise the wiseheads say they cant make. Bernie Sanders is the October surprise for Hillary, drawing the crowds of autumn a year early, and all the Queen of Avarice is collecting now is the stuff you get on your shoes on a stroll through the barnyard. Its not a race, not yet, and the Gestapo, some of them decked out in the Nazi...
  • Latinos Outraged over Donald Trump's comment release Latino Cultural Manifesto

    07/03/2015 9:29:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Yeni Alvarez, Los Angeles City Guide
    Unless, you've been living under a rock watching only Fox news in a cave, you haven't felt the wrath of Latinos and Hispanics in social media, a raging "radio bemba," the term for Latino word of mouth. Once adored and imitated by many, today, Donald Trump, is hated and scolded by major media moguls and celebrities alike for his anti-Mexican comments. Former Miss USA co-host Roselyn Snchez and Christian De La Fuente have publicly condemned Donald Trump for his behavior and have withdrawn their support from the competition. Natalie La Rose will no longer be performing at the Miss USA...
  • Ted Cruz Reminds President Obama: The US Constitution Matters

    07/03/2015 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    President Barack Obama is the first president we've ever had who thinks he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore." (Senator Ted Cruz, March 6th, 2014) It is a time to reclaim the Constitution of the United States. (Senator Ted Cruz, March 23rd 2015.) While liberals applaud how the smiling, slobbering, tail-wagging Obama recently rolled-over yet again for Raul Castro (plan to open U.S. embassy) Cuba-watchers remind thatyes, though the Caitlyn Jenner saga is certainly fascinatingthe U.S. Constitution is again being trashed. In brief, President Obamas latest submission to Stalinist dictator Castro violates U.S. law, as...
  • Ted Cruz: Obama Can Put an Embassy in CUBA But Not in Jerusalem?

    07/03/2015 9:21:38 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | 07/02/2015 | Jerome Hudson
    As I wrote earlier, Obama’s logic is completely upside-down.The Communist country of Cuba is currently holding hundreds of political prisoners and is still funding terrorism around the world, but Barry has no problem normalizing diplomatic relations with the Communist Castro brothers, reestablishing an embassy in Havana, and opening up travel and trade with Cuba’s murderous regime.It’s a horrific decision from start to finish.Thankfully, Ted Cruz is out there saying the same thing more eloquently than I ever could.“How sad is it that under the Obama administration the United States is going to have an embassy in Havana before we have an embassy...
  • Ted Cruz signs books in Arlington, talks of breaking Washington cartel

    07/03/2015 9:11:15 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | JULY 2, 2015 | ROBERT CADWALLADER
    Sitting under a patio umbrella display at an Arlington Costco, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz signed copies of his new memoir for hundreds of discount shoppers and other supporters who waited in a line that snaked through aisles and along a wall.He opened with comments for the news media, saying his campaign is riding a grassroots tsunami reminiscent of what happened in 1980 with the Reagan revolution.Thats the only thing strong enough to break the Washington cartel and turn this country around, Cruz said. He also reiterated his disdain for the Supreme Court ruling last week that gave same-sex marriage...
  • Hispanic leaders aren't happy with how Republican hopefuls have reacted to Donald Trump's 'idiocy'

    07/03/2015 9:07:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Business Insider / Tne Associated Press ^ | July 3, 2015 | Steve Peoples
    Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers. Trump's comments, delivered in his announcement speech last month, have haunted the GOP for much of the last two weeks and dominated Spanish-language media....
  • Senator Ted Cruz to visit Woodstock

    07/03/2015 9:03:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Canton-Sixes Patch ^ | July 3, 2015 | GARY PARKES
    2016 Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz will sign his new book, A Time for Truth, at FoxTale Book Shoppe on Friday, July 3, 10am If you would like to meet Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz, there is no better opportunity as he visits Cherokee County on his book tour on Friday, July 3, 10:00AM. This is a ticketed event at $30 which covers you and a guest AND includes a 1st edition copy of Cruz book, A Time for Truth (Cruz will sign all books purchased at FoxTale.)Liberals love to hate Ted Cruz. The outspoken Texas Senator has a knack for getting...
  • [May 26, 2015] Obama-Netanyahu feud a problem for Hillary and Dems

    07/03/2015 8:39:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    A top GOP strategist and pollster for newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning that New York Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, "will pay a heavy price" at the polls next year if they don't break with President Obama's policies on Israel and reject any deal he makes with Iran. "Hillary Clinton, [Sen.] Chuck Schumer, [Reps.] Nita Lowey, Steve Israel, Jerry Nadler, Eliot Engel and others are about to get a whole new wave of pressure from Republicans on whether they agree or not with Obama on Israel," New York-based national GOP pollster and strategist John McLaughlin told The Post....
  • Time Moves Richly Forward; Hillary Clinton, Provincetown & Presidential Politics An Essay (MA)

    07/03/2015 7:42:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Cape Cod Wave Online Magazine ^ | July 3, 2015 | Brian Tarcy
    PROVINCETOWN Hillary Clinton visited Provincetown on Thursday. Here is my only official reporter-heard Hillary quote: I have been called a lot of things in my life. Quitter is not one of them. I do not know the context of her saying it, but I heard it clearly. Clinton and her presidential campaign, or at least the fundraising portion of it, came to Provincetown to talk to about 300 people who donated at least $1,000 (and some $2,700) each to attend the event. The media were not invited, nor was the public. A small curious throng were kept a couple...
  • Donald Trump A Trojan Horse To Knock Out All Other Republicans But Jeb Bush?

    07/03/2015 6:03:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 94 replies
    I heard this "theory" from a friend, and decided to throw it out to Free Republic. My friend (no proof) said that he believes Donald Trump is a Trojan Horse.... Trump's is only there to pull people away from the other campaigns of Cruz, Walker, Paul, etc.... in order to eliminate them. Then once it's down to Trump and Bush in the Primaries, then he will step down. Leaving us with Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton will easily defeat Jeb Bush, and she will be the next President. Hopefully this nightmare scenario will never come to pass. Thoughts,...
  • Breaking Down Ted Cruzs Plan for Supreme Court Retention Elections

    07/03/2015 5:22:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/03/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    The Right found itself thoroughly defeated at the Supreme Court earlier this month, and Senator Ted Cruz offered one of the biggest and boldest proposals in response: Force Supreme Court justices to run for reelection every eight years. I am proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution that would subject the justices of the Supreme Court to periodic judicial-retention elections, Cruz wrote in an NR piece last week. Every justice, beginning with the second national election after his or her appointment, will answer to the American people and the states in a retention election every eight years. Those justices...
  • Brian Babin becomes fifth Texas congressman to endorse Ted Cruz

    07/03/2015 12:02:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz now has five fellow Texan members of Congress publicly backing his 2016 presidential run. Cruzs campaign announced Thursday morning the endorsement of Rep. Brian Babin, R-Woodville. Ted has shown the conservative leadership and fortitude we so desperately need in our nations highest office, said Babin in a statement released by the Cruz campaign. Now is a time for truth, echoing the title of the senators new book, and he will speak honestly to the American people. Like Cruz, Babin has been critical of Republican leadership and President Barack Obamas executive actions on immigration. Babin voted present in...
  • Ted Cruz is a presidential candidate to be reckoned with

    07/02/2015 10:40:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sylvia Van Peebles, San Diego Politics
    Every once in a while there comes along a candidate who is head and shoulders above the rest. Such a person is Senator Ted Cruz. He is that rare candidate who stands his ground, does not intimidate, never loses his cool and is, above all, always a gentlemen. Everyone who is anyone in the liberal media has been having interviews with Cruz. Not because they are so enamored of the Senator, but more because they are on a mission-a mission to trip him up, catch him off-guard, back him into a wall. They haven't been successful yet. Cruz is fully...
  • Scott Walkers Hard Right Turn in Iowa May Hurt Him Elsewhere

    07/02/2015 10:24:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2, 2015 | Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin spent months persuading influential Republicans that he alone had the impressive conservative achievements and mainstream American appeal needed to not only win the partys nomination but also recapture the White House. Breakout performances on the stump in Iowa early this year vaulted Mr. Walker, who is expected to officially enter the presidential race this month, into the lead in polls in the state with the nations first nominating contest, and cemented him among the top three Republican contenders in most national surveys. But the expectations created by that early prominence, as well as a growing...
  • The Blatant Ignorance of Republican Presidential Candidates

    07/02/2015 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | By Charles P. Pierce
    The symptoms of the prion disease are beginning to become so obvious that even some of our more prominent pundits are beginning to notice them. For example, even former Karl Rove life-coach Ron Fournier has noticed the severe lack of Abraham Lincolns in the current GOP presidential candidates. And noted climate-denialist and baseball drone George Effing Will has staked out the bold position that many of these candidates have gone so far around the bend that they've crossed some kind of termination barrier. It is, therefore, especially disheartening that Cruz, who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and who is...
  • Bill Maher on Donald Trump Frankenstein Monster Created By Tea Party VIDEO

    07/02/2015 9:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Monsters and Critics ^ | July 1, 2015 | April Neale
    He never apologizes, hes never wronghes the white Kanye! Bill Maher On the last HBO Real Time with Bill Maher episode before the July vacation hiatus, host Bill Maher was joined by mid-show interview guest Judd Apatow, and panelists Kristen Soltis Anderson, Michael Eric Dyson and Mary Katharine Ham, who hashed over the viability of Donald Trump as a GOP contender. During the segment, Maher quips he was waiting for the Trump-Christie GOP ticket. Now that Christie has thrown his hat in the ring too, this is actually a remote possibility. Despite the unvarnished remarks slung by Donald Trump,...
  • [From October 21, 2013] Chamber President to Ted Cruz: 'Sit Down and Shut Up

    07/02/2015 9:04:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies
    USNews.com ^ | October 21, 2013 | Rebekah Metzler
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donahue said something Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, could work on was learning how to 'sit down and shut up' after the firebrand conservative led a Republican effort to defund President Barack Obama's signature health care law resulting in a 16-day federal government shutdown and near credit default. "He has his right as a member of the Senate to get out and push the things he supports or resist the things he doesn't support and we're going to try to work with him wherever we can," Donahue said during an event hosted by the Christian...
  • Painting With Broad Brush': Perry BLASTS Trumps Huge Error With Mexicans Comment

    07/02/2015 8:28:50 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 2 2015 | Daily Caller
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry ripped real estate mogul Donald Trump for his recent comments on Mexicans Thursday, calling them a huge error, adding further that he was painting with a broad brush with the rhetoric. In an interview on Your World with guest host Charles Payne, Perry said Trumps comments were just wrong, pointing to the Hispanics that have fought for America, especially in his home state.
  • Staffer Told Ted Cruz He Thought a Reporter Was Nice. The GOP Candidate Responded With Harsh Advice

    07/02/2015 8:52:45 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 81 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 2, 2015 6:15pm | Erica Ritz
    After a young staffer told Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz how “nice” a member of the media is, Cruz said he actually stopped the young man with a harsh reminder about the intentions of most reporters.“I actually stopped him and I said, ‘You know what? No, she’s not [nice]. She wants to destroy you. Nothing would make her happier than to take your life and filet you on the front pages. And don’t think for a minute that because she smiles and is friendly to you, that it’s anything else,’” Cruz said, sharing the story on The Glenn Beck Program.“Isn’t...
  • Ted Cruz Schools Univision Anchor On How The Constitution Works

    07/02/2015 8:48:10 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | July 2, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    Senator Ted Cruz, who is also a Republican presidential candidate, appeared on Spanish-language TV network Univision’s Fusion TV, to pitched his new book ” A Time For Truth.”The interview was set up to promote the book, but anchor Jorge Ramos decided to take a quick left turn just past the great big gay rainbow, opening up the discussion about marriage equality and the recent Supreme Court decision about gay marriage.Ramos seems to desperately try to corner Cruz and convince him that judicial activism is how the U.S. government works.Professor Cruz took it upon himself to whip out his paddle and...
  • Sen. Cruz: America Should Stand With the Cuban People, Not With Their Dictators in Havana

    07/02/2015 8:42:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | July 1, 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Pledges to oppose any ambassador to Cuba or funds for embassy construction WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Obama's announcement that his Administration has reached a deal with Cuba to reestablish full diplomatic relations with the communist country: "President Obama announced today he is continuing his policy of unconditional surrender to Fidel and Raul Castro by rewarding one of the most violently anti-American regimes on the planet with an embassy and an official representative of our government. I, for one, want the Cuban people to know that there are still those who...
  • Donald Trump is quickly becoming the GOP establishment's worst nightmare

    07/02/2015 7:55:01 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 100 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | 7/2/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    And despite all that, Trump is rising in recent polls, placing second both in national surveys and in polls of key early-voting states. This means one thing: In a little more than a month, the outspoken Trump will almost certainly be one of the candidates who polls high enough to earn a spot onstage at the first Republican primary debate. It's a potential disaster in the making for Republicans who desire a more prim and proper run-up to selecting their nominee.
  • Ted Cruz Goes Rounds with Katie Couric [video]

    07/02/2015 7:40:53 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 24 replies
    https://youtu.be/Ay1SACxNkD4 ^ | Published on June 30, 2015
    VIDEO of Ted Cruz putting Katie Couric in her place.
  • McConnell Doubts Senate Will Confirm Ambassador to Cuba(What a strong statement from a true leader)

    07/02/2015 5:51:11 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/2/15
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve an American ambassador to Cuba, dishing out a quick rebuff to President Barack Obama and his drive to normalize relations with the U.S. neighbor and longtime Cold War foe. The Kentucky Republican also suggested that the GOP which controls Congress would fight Obama administration efforts to fully lift trade and travel restrictions that have limited American commerce and tourism with the communist-led island nation. McConnell said the country was led by "a thuggish regime." The comments by McConnell came a day after Obama and...
  • Polygamy: The Marriage of the Tea Party, Wall Street, and Evangelicals Dissolves

    07/02/2015 7:18:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | June 30, 2015 | Richard Brodsky, Senior Fellow, Demos
    It was a difficult marriage from the beginning. Its success was largely regional and state by state. But where it worked, it worked well, mainly the South and parts of the West. They papered over their differences for years. Now they've grown apart and a messy divorce looms. It wasn't exactly a shotgun marriage. The Wall Street/Koch Brothers crowd gleefully accepted the support of Tea Party and evangelical leaders, as long as austerity, high-end tax cuts and deregulation were part of the agenda. The cultural right needed money and legitimacy. Everybody got along. No more. The split was thrust into...
  • America Ferrera to Donald Trump: No Chance of You Ever Winning This Election

    07/02/2015 4:07:28 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 52 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joe Otterson
    You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined! Thank you for that, Ferrerra wrote in a guest blog for the Huffington Post. Here we are pounding the pavement to get American Latinos to the polls, while your tactic proves most effective, she continued. Remarks like yours will serve brilliantly to energize Latino voters and increase turnout on election day against you and any other candidate who runs on a platform of hateful rhetoric.
  • 54% Think Mexico Should Compensate U.S. for Costs of Illegal Immigration (30% say Mexico is ally)

    07/02/2015 4:24:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 06, 2013
    President Obama met with Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto late last week to discuss ways to reduce violence and drug trafficking along the border and stressed his continued support for immigration legislation that provides a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants now in the United States. (SNIP) A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 30% of Americans view Mexico as an ally of the United States.
  • The book Ted Cruz really wanted to write

    07/02/2015 3:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    ThePolitico's The KGB File ^ | July 2, 2015 | Kate Bennett
    He hoped to emulate Barack Obama's memoir 'Dreams from My Father', which left a lasting impression. With his new book out this week, Ted Cruz is doing what he does best: getting a lot of attention by attacking just about everyone. But the political memoir that hes calling A Time for Truth wasnt really the book Cruz started out wanting to write, says a source close to the Texas senator and presidential candidate. In fact, Cruz was hoping to emulate the writing of a man he has called lawless and an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists (among other fine...
  • 2016 Breitbart Primary

    07/02/2015 3:19:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 61 replies
    Vote Early, Vote Often!!! Just kidding.
  • Ted Cruz on Glenn Beck Show Now.

    07/02/2015 2:40:15 PM PDT · by Pajamajan · 21 replies
    Ted Cruz on Glenn Beck show now.
  • Cruz Interview Exclusive: A Time for Truth

    07/02/2015 1:59:48 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Supreme Court “looks down on the rest of the country” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) told Conservative Review in an exclusive interview this week. The Senator, hard charging on the presidential campaign trail, has just written a decidedly revealing book on the real insides of Washington politics, the book titled A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America. Cruz is not about to be stampeded, either – by the Supreme Court or for that matter anyone else in what he calls the “Washington Cartel.” And Cruz, who once clerked in the Supreme Court for Chief Justice William Rehnquist, pointedly includes...
  • CUBA DEMANDS RETURN OF GUANTANAMO, END OF US TV BROADCASTS IN RETURN FOR DIPLOMACY

    07/02/2015 1:50:22 PM PDT · by Will88 · 95 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Frances Martel
    While President Obama described the embassy as not merely symbolic and a move representing the liberation of the American people from the past in a speech this morning, the Cuban government issued a statement refusing to reestablish full diplomatic relations with the United States until America gifted the territory of Guantnamo Bay to Cuba and ceased broadcasting radio and television news reports into the island, which constitute the only way many Cubans have of receiving trustworthy international news.
  • FLASHBACK Obama Says Illegal Immigration HURTS Blue-Collar Americans,STRAINS Welfare [VIDEO]

    07/02/2015 12:11:49 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com/ ^ | 11/16/2014 | Neil Munro
    The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century, Obama noted. If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a wholeespecially by keeping our workforce young, in contrast to an increasingly geriatric Europe and Japanit also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net.
  • Not so fast? Lawmakers poised to fight Obama on Cuba ambassador pick, embargo

    07/02/2015 12:59:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 2, 2015
    WASHINGTON Declaring this is what change looks like, President Obama announced an agreement Wednesday to reestablish economic ties with Cuba and re-open embassies in each others capitals. But the historic step will also touch off a new round of battles with Congress. To complete the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, the Obama administration still needs to get lawmakers on board to confirm an ambassador, sign off on spending millions on a U.S. embassy in Havana and soften sanctions against the communist country that has a long history of human rights violations. That's no easy task. -- snip -- Rep. Illeana...
  • Scott Walker files papers to run for president

    07/02/2015 11:36:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 2, 2015 | By Mary Spicuzza
    Gov. Scott Walker is making it official that he is running for president sort of. Wisconsin's Republican governor filed papers with the Federal Election Commission Thursday "after hearing from countless Americans" during his testing the waters stage, an aide said. "While I have not yet announced whether I will be a candidate for President of the United States, I have received contributions of more than $5,000 within the last 15 days," Walker wrote in a Thursday letter to the FEC. "Should I formally announce, I will seek the Republican nomination for the office of President of the United States...
  • Time for Choosing: Other Than Ted Cruz, No Other Candidate has Supported Trump

    07/02/2015 12:10:41 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 30, 2015 | 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. Donald Trump later thanked Cruz via Twitter
  • Ted Cruz battles SCOTUS marriage decision, calls Republicans to join him

    07/02/2015 12:06:42 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 64 replies
    KPTV.com ^ | Jun 26, 2015 8:26 PM PDT
    <p>SHELDON, IOWA (KTIV/CNN) - Some Republican lawmakers had another reason to chastise the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday after it ruled same-sex marriage legal nationwide.</p> <p>Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, put his legislation where his mouth his, introducing an amendment to counteract the SCOTUS ruling. Cruz is a candidate for president in 2016.</p>