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  • Loretta Lynch meets Ted Cruz. A grand old time is had by all [Watch Video]

    01/29/2015 6:07:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We’ll start off the day with some video goodness for you. As previously noted, confirmation hearings for Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder, got underway this week. One of her inquisitors was Senator Ted Cruz (R – Tex) who had plenty of questions, many related to the performance of the current Attorney General and how her approach might differ, if at all. The conversation would, in my opinion, be described as polite and professional, while still being confrontational. This first section (which starts in the first couple of minutes in the video below) deals with the...
  • 9 signs the Kochs have created their own national political party

    01/29/2015 4:50:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | January 3, 2015 | Steven Rosenfeld
    If you want to understand America's painful lurch toward plutocracy, look no further than these mega-millionaires. It is time to stop talking about the Koch brothers and instead talk about the Koch Party, the nations third largest political network that is a full-blown but private political operation. The Koch Party has come into view in 2014, as some of the countrys best investigative reporters have traced and exposed various elements of their operation. The Koch Party is not as large as the Democrats or the Republicans, but is still unprecedented in size, scope and reach. Like other political parties, it...
  • I Haven't Endorsed Anyone, Folks

    01/29/2015 2:06:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I've got more on Scott Walker here, but I want to spread this out, spread the Scott Walker stuff out. Let me make something very clear: I haven't endorsed Scott Walker or anybody else, as per usual. I don't endorse, particularly this far out. I mean, we don't even have any real official candidates here. But even if we did, that's not what happens on this program, by policy. There's some things that Scott Walker... I'm getting e-mails, "Hey, you'd better be careful! You know, Scott Walker's not exactly good on immigration, Rush. You don't want to embarrass yourself...
  • The GOPs Long Love Affair With Schmucks

    01/29/2015 3:50:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 29, 2015 | Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief, Reason
    Why Republicans fall in love with inexperienced, no-hope candidates every four years.Conservative Republicans have finally called it quits with short-term former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (she lasted just two-and-a-half years in that position before quitting). The final straw, it seems, is the 2008 vice-presidential candidates recent speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit that has charitably been called an interminable ramble, an extended stream-of-consciousness complaint, and simply bizarro. So Americas most-famous snowbilly is out of the running for the 2016 Republican nomination. But what about all the other manifestly unqualified novices, jackasses, and publicity hounds that surface every four years when...
  • After Sarah: The Next Palin Is in Your Pigsty

    01/29/2015 3:26:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 29, 2015 | James Poulos
    The Embarracuda is finished. Where will her peeps go? To one obvious successor. She may not field dress a moose, but she castrates pigs.Before the 2016 campaign for president could even begin in earnest, the greatest political romance of our times has already died. And it could make all the difference next November. In a turn that was perhaps inevitable but nonetheless remarkable, Sarah Palin delivered a hyped-up speech (at Iowa's high-profile Freedom Summit) that drew disappointing reviews from within her own base of support. To the surprise of no one, Palin's critics blew a gasket straining to capture the...
  • Quotes of the day

    01/28/2015 10:41:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 28, 2015 | Allahpundit
    She says shes interested in running for president, but Sarah Palin is not backing that interest up with action I see no activity, no hires, no grassroots, and there is no structure to the volunteer organization for Palin that existed four years ago, said Craig Bergman, a Republican consultant who worked with the Organize4Palin group in Iowa in 2011. Myrna Beeber, who oversaw 11 counties as a regional coordinator for the group in 2011, attended Palins speech in Des Moines on Saturday and said she still counts herself among Palins supporters. But she hasnt been in touch with anyone about...
  • Joan Walsh: The 2016 race is on: Scott Walker and Ted Cruz win the Steve King primary

    01/28/2015 4:57:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | January 28, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    The far-right immigrant-basher boasts of his new influence in his party, and sadly for moderates, hes right. Self-promoting wingnut immigrant-basher Rep. Steve King invited most of the 2016 GOP hopefuls to his Iowa Freedom Summit last weekend, and now the results are in: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the Steve King primary, according to Steve King. Of course, that doesnt mean hes endorsing either of them right now, its just his humble view of how they did at his all-important conservative confab. I think Ted Cruz had the highest bar to reach, and I think...
  • Ted Cruz 2016: Time to Channel Ronald Reagan?

    01/28/2015 4:39:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The National Interest ^ | January 29, 2015 | W. James Antle III, managing editor, The Daily Caller
    The field will be crowded. The stakes could not be any higher. So how will Ted Cruz fare in 2016? Jim Antle looks into his crystal ball...Donald Trump, Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz all went to Iowa. This is not the set-up of a joke, but the beginning of the 2016 presidential race. All three are conservative celebrities; the first two are celebrities even in the broader sense. Having any of them at your conservative gathering excites attendees and generates media attention. All three say they are mulling runs for the White House. Cruz is obviously different from Trump...
  • Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Join Forces Against the Fed

    01/28/2015 1:33:17 PM PST · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz might end up running against each other for the Republican presidential nomination, but they can agree on one thing: their distrust of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, the two Republican senators introduced the Federal Reserve Transparency Act which Mr. Paul has been pushing for some time.Republicans have questioned the Feds moves to stimulate the economy since the financial crisis, arguing that the expansion of its balance sheet will create economic instability. In 2011, Gov. Rick Perry called the Feds monetary policies potentially treasonous and said that Ben S. Bernanke, the Fed chairman at the...
  • TED CRUZ AND THE MATTER OF THE MUSHY MIDDLE

    01/28/2015 1:15:06 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jan 2015 | CICERO
    Sen. Ted Cruz lit up the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday: Talk is cheap, he told conservative activists before he slipped in a Biblical allusion: The Word tells us you will know them by their fruit. That is, the proofs in the pudding. And Cruz was just getting rolling; he challenged his potential rivals for the 2016 Republican nomination to, in effect, put up or shut up: If you say you oppose the presidents unconstitutional executive amnesty, show me where you stood up. If you say you support life and you support marriage, show me were you stood up and...
  • Why Ted Cruzs Expatriate Terrorist Act is Constitutional and Necessary

    01/28/2015 9:22:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/28/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    An editorial in the National Review attacks Ted Cruz’s and Steve King’s Expatriate Terrorist Act to remove the citizenship of Islamic terrorists so that they can’t return to this country.First let’s discuss why this bill is necessary. “If we do not pass this legislation, the consequence will be that Americans fighting alongside ISIS today may come home tomorrow with a U.S. passport, may come home to New York or Los Angeles or Houston or Chicago and innocent Americans may be murdered if the Senate does not act today,” Ted Cruz said. We’ve already seen it happen in France just...
  • "Islamic Nutcases" : Paul, Rubio,Cruz Debate Iran Sanctions

    01/27/2015 2:49:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Pam Key
    Partial Transcript Courtesy of ABC News of Sundays Freedom Partners 2016 Presidential Forum with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL), moderated by ABCs Jonathan Karl, on the issue of Iran sanctions.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Steve King Says Scott Walker and Ted Cruz Won the Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/27/2015 10:21:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Bloomberg | January 27, 2015 | David Weigel
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-01-27/exclusive-steve-king-says-scott-walker-and-ted-cruz-won-the-iowa-freedom-summit
  • GOP poll Freep this poll

    01/27/2015 4:54:01 PM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/26/15 | Newsmax
    Freep this poll, lets get a conservative this time.
  • Ted Cruz 2016: 7 Highlights From Pre-Politics Life of GOP Presidential Hopeful

    01/27/2015 4:06:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 27, 2015 | Lisa Cunningham
    Ted Cruz, an outspoken attorney whose first elected role was as a U.S. senator from Texas, is seen as a strong contender for a run for president in 2016. Although hes only been a senator since 2012, Cruz has already ingratiated himself with the Tea Party. Here are seven highlights from his pre-politics life: 1. His father was a political prisoner of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista during Fidel Castro's revolution and nearly lost his life. "Being the son of an immigrant who came here fleeing oppression and seeking freedom, I think, is an incredible gift," Cruz has said. "It makes...
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Clown Cars (About what you'd expect from this kind of guy)

    01/27/2015 2:16:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Open Salon ^ | January 27, 2015 | Tom Degan
    As the blizzard of 2015 descends upon us here in the Northeast, the lack of mobility for the next couple of days gives one time to do a lot of thinking. It is now 4:00 AM here in Goshen, New York. As of this moment it's not much of a storm. That's bound to change at any moment. Outside my window there is a light powder covering my jeep, This is strange considering the fact that the nice lady on my television screen is informing me that everywhere is being hammered - particularly in New England. We shall see. The...
  • Watch: Livestream of Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/24/2015 6:50:22 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 225 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2015
    Starting Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, the Iowa Freedom Summit will be livestreamed in its entirety. Speakers include: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve King (R-IA), real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and many others.
  • A Giant Can of Bat [expletive] Crazy-The 2016 Republican Presidential Circus

    01/26/2015 8:08:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The UK Progressive ^ | January 26, 2015 | Denis G. Campbell, publisher and editor
    Theyre baaa-aack Those who follow this magazine know I wrote five e-books profiling the GOP circus in the 2012 Presidential campaign. This past weekend saw me put the above title to bed, the first of 2016 and two full months before I thought it would ever be necessary. Its your official handbook to the crazy as everyone rushes to get in the race before the dark money is all sewn up by establishment candidates. Ive profiled everyone considering a run, their record, stand on the issues and to which of the five key rabid core constituencies in the Republican Party...
  • Crowd erupts as DREAMers get deported from 2015 Freedom Summit

    01/26/2015 7:32:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 26, 2015 | Nicole Haas
    Emboldened by the media attention given to their public protests, the illegal immigrant activists known as DREAMers showed up at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit demanding to know where the mostly conservative crowd stands on immigration. They found out when they were getting kicked out.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)DREAMers played a large role in Obamas unilateral executive action on immigration last year. Hillary Clinton gave her support for what is widely known as Obamas amnesty via a Twitter post, though that might not be enough to quell the anxiety growing among the young illegals, buzzfeed.com reported. What else will she do? said activist Cesar...
  • Cillizza Praises Walker, Fiorina, Cruz, Christie Only So-So

    01/26/2015 6:26:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | January 26, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Chris Cillizza, Editor of the Washington Posts The Fix praised Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, and Ted Cruzs speeches in Iowa, while saying that Chris Christie was only so-so on Mondays Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC....
  • Rand Paul Challenges Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz on Iran

    01/26/2015 4:56:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Times Taking Note Blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | Carol Giacomo
    Politicians who oppose President Obama can bluster all they want, grab headlines and curry favor with donors yet dont have to be responsible for their (too often) irresponsible critiques and prescriptions on foreign policy. So it was refreshing to hear Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky split with some of his fellow Republicans on Iran during a presidential forum on Saturday organized by Freedom Partners. As far as Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida are concerned, negotiations involving the United States and five other major powers on Irans nuclear program are endangering America and the world. Theyve...
  • The dangerous message behind Ted Cruz's Judeo-Christian values

    01/26/2015 4:42:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | January 27, 2015 Shvat 7, 5775 | Benjy Cannon
    Republican Senator Ted Cruz recently made a splash by agreeing to appear at a glitzy retreat for observant Jews. There, he will likely promote his hawkish foreign policy, but would be wise to avoid another of his favorite topics, the Judeo-Christian" values which he says make up America's moral foundation. These values belie a dangerous, exclusionary worldview, deeply at odds with the universal American dream Cruz claims they represent. Politico, which described Cruz as a likely Republican presidential candidate and vocal Pro-Israel hawk, speculated that this was likely an early effort on Cruzs part to woo Jewish elites and powerbrokers....
  • TRANSCRIPT: Freedom Partners Forum: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio with ABCs Jonathan Karl

    01/26/2015 4:13:49 PM PST · by Plummz · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 26, 2015, 12:54 PM ET | Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Jonathan Karl
    The first 2016 presidential forum of the year took place on Sunday Jan. 25 featuring a conversation between Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and Marco Rubio, R-Florida, moderated by ABC News Chief White Correspondent Jonathan Karl. The panel, which took place in Palm Springs, California, was sponsored by the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, a not-for-profit connected to conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch. The following is a complete transcript of the 75-minute forum:
  • Gone Demagoguin'! Ted Cruz and Scott Walker Stage "Fiery" Appeal to Farthest Right

    01/26/2015 3:08:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Gentlemen's Quarterly | January 26, 2015 | Jason Zengerle
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.gq.com/news-politics/201502/ted-cruz-scott-walker-2016
  • Rand Paul spars with Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio over Iran and Cuba in Florida summit

    01/26/2015 11:02:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul prefers exhausting diplomatic efforts in dealing with overseas conflicts, and on Sunday he highlighted the difference between his softer approach to foreign policy and that of two other senators who are likely 2016 presidential candidates -- Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. The Kentucky Republican joined fellow first-term senators Cruz of Texas and Rubio of Florida on stage Sunday evening in California for a summit organized by Freedom Partners. That group is the central hub of the powerful network of organizations backed by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch....
  • Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker stocks rise after Iowa appearance

    01/26/2015 5:13:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-25-15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    For the last several months, the likes of Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have dominated the media coverage of the still-nascent contest for the White House. But when the 2016 Republican presidential race roared to life this weekend with twin events in Iowa and Louisiana, two lesser-known contestants left indelible impressions on the GOP faithful. Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive and current American Conservative Union Foundation Chairwoman Carly Fiorina and battle-tested Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left the crowds stirring after a nonstop ten-hour festival in Des Moines that exposed voters to 27 speakers and at least 10...
  • The Iowa Corral

    01/26/2015 2:43:15 AM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/26/2015 | Erick Erickson
    RedState assisted in sponsoring Rep. Steve King (R-IA)72%s event in Iowa this past weekend. I did not go, but made sure to pay attention to what was going on and who said what. As I have previously written, this is the most substantive field of Republican contenders since 1980. The number of Governors, Senators, and others who are running gives the GOP a deeper bench than any the Democrats can or will muster. They also agree on most topics and are trying to nuance themselves into unique positions. I appreciate Governor Perrys desire to paint a vision for the country....
  • Ted Cruz Gets Praised by Sen. Chuck Grassley

    01/25/2015 9:01:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 25, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) once supported President Reagans amnesty for illegal aliens back in the 1980s, but has since stated that he and others made a mistake in doing so. He now supports a piece-meal approach to immigration reform as opposed to a comprehensive approach to fixing the existing immigration problem. During a brief Q & A with the veteran Senator at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Grassley laid out what he feels first needs to be done in any immigration reform bill and then talks about what he feels his colleague Senator Ted Cruz is doing...
  • Ted Cruz takes aim at IRS and ISIS: Time to face reality of Obama failures

    01/25/2015 7:27:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 25, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz used his appearance at this weekends Iowa Freedom Summit to excoriate Obamacare, Islamic State militants and that other evil scourge: the Internal Revenue Service. The most important tax reform we can do is abolish the IRS, Cruz said to the delight of attendees at the conservative event. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Turning his aim on Obamacare, the senator said its time to repeal every word of President Obamas signature health care legislation. But Cruz saved his harshest critique for Obamas handling of Islamic State, the terrorist group some refer to by the acronym, ISIS. Whats happening in Iraq is...
  • Bill Maher confesses that he is terrified of Ted Cruz

    01/25/2015 5:20:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | January 25, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas has earned a singular honor once reserved for movie villains, according to a Friday story on Breitbart TV. Bill Maher laid into the possible Republican presidential candidates on his HBO political rant show. He had little good to say about any of them, but he reserved a special sort of ire, on the level of what he has used for Sarah Palin, for Cruz. Putting it simply, the bad boy of pay for view cable is deathly afraid of the junior senator from Texas. Maher minced no words about how terrified he is about Cruz. Maher...
  • Walker vs. Cruz on Gay Marriage - [Oct - 2014]

    01/25/2015 4:07:24 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 71 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | David Catanese
    While Scott Walker wants to move on, Ted Cruz plans to fight. In a nutshell, those are the battle lines being drawn over gay marriage among the 2016 GOP presidential aspirants. [READ: Supreme Court Greenlights Gay Marriage] After the Supreme Court punted on state rulings, how to define legal matrimony again veered into sharp focus, with two polar opposite approaches being outlined by the Wisconsin governor from a blue state and a Texas senator from a deep red one. For us, its over in Wisconsin, Walker acknowledged, citing the high court move that means a lower court decision to accept...
  • Perry, Cruz thrill Iowa conservatives at 2016 field's first big gathering

    01/25/2015 9:25:32 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 24 January 2015 11:18 PM | TODD J. GILLMAN
    DES MOINES, Iowa Texans Ted Cruz and Rick Perry courted Iowa conservatives on Saturday at the first major gathering of the 2016 Republican field a chance for more than a half-dozen White House hopefuls to throw elbows, shape narratives, generate buzz and frame the choice to their advantage.Perry, making his first foray as an ex-governor, cast himself as a seasoned executive who can actually point to achievements unlike, say, a senator.I got a feeling that after six years of disappointment, of mediocrity and decline, a slow-course correction is not what voters are going to be looking for...
  • Iowa Freedom Summit, Senator Ted Cruz

    01/25/2015 9:03:27 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    C-SPAN.ORG ^ | JANUARY 24, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit held at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Updated Iowa Caucus odds: Post-Iowa Freedom edition

    01/25/2015 8:52:07 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Steve Deace
    On Saturday, the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses officially got underway with Congressman Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit.With a list of speakers as distinguished as you’ll see at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), most of the people who have spent at least five minutes thinking about being the 2016 Republican presidential nominee were there. With the exception of Jeb Bush (conservatives are not his crowd), Bobby Jindal (he was hosting a spiritual revival event in Louisiana), Marco Rubio (“Gang of 8” amnesty and Mr. King don’t necessarily mix), Rand Paul (he’s on a passive-aggressive kick at the moment), and Mitt...
  • 'Repeal every word': Potential GOP 2016 rivals hammer ObamaCare, IRS at Iowa summit

    01/25/2015 2:40:21 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-25-2015 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The most important tax reform we can do is abolish the IRS, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told the fired-up audience. The firebrand senator compared the EPA to a locust and got a huge reaction when he demanded to repeal every word of ObamaCare. Sarah Palin, too, after telling reporters shes thinking about a 2016 run, laced her speech with snappy one-liners as she lit into the current president. Of Obama, she said: America, hes just not that into you. The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee also knocked the idea of a Hillary Clinton run. Hey Iowa, can anyone stop Hillary?...
  • Get on the Ted Cruz support list!

    01/24/2015 7:06:07 PM PST · by SandwicheGuy · 32 replies
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  • Exclusive Ted Cruz Details Path to Victory for Epochal Fork in the Road 2016 Election with

    01/24/2015 11:04:34 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    DES MOINES, Iowa In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News backstage at the Iowa Freedom Summit, potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) detailed the pathway to victory for Republicans in 2016and he explained a new phrase he started using in his speech minutes earlier. Cruz introduced a new major theme, the Miracle of America, in his speech to the thousands of Iowans gathered atthe event hosted by Citizens United and Rep. Steve King (R-IA).What I want to talk to you about today is reigniting the Miracle of America, Cruz said in his speech in the Hoyt...
  • Cruz to GOP: Find a nominee who can 'reignite the extraordinary miracle of America'

    01/24/2015 4:13:46 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JANUARY 24, 2015 | 5:32 PM | SARAH WESTWOOD
    Sen. Ted Cruz delivered an impassioned speech Saturday before conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit that called on lawmakers to pass bold reforms like abolishing the Internal Revenue Service and stripping the Environmental Protection Agency of much of its authority.The Texas firebrand also pressed his fellow conservatives to "repeal every word of Obamacare" and to steel the southern border against illegal immigration."This country was built on incredible opportunities that if you're a single mom waiting tables, you can do anything," he said. "There's been no country in the history of the world that has let so many millions come and...
  • Ted Cruz Just Launched His Iowa Campaign

    01/24/2015 3:51:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 230 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 24, 2015 | Tim Alberta and Shane Goldmacher
    The Texas conservative and his team are trying to lock down a state director for his White House run.DES MOINES -- Ted Cruz's presidential campaign​ in Iowa is unofficially underway. The Texas senator and his lieutenants have been making calls to top Iowa activists and consultants for the past two weeks, multiple Republican sources told National Journal, hoping to lock down a state director for his White House campaign. Cruz has not yet made that critical hire, the sources said. But he's making other moves in this first nominating state. At the end of a fiery speech here Saturday to...
  • In Iowa, Cruz imagines reigniting the miracle of America

    01/24/2015 3:38:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's Texas Politics ^ | January 24, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Ted Cruz unveiled a possible new theme for a 2016 presidential campaign reigniting the miracle of America as he wooed the Iowa conservative activists critical to a victory in the Republican caucuses next year. It is the most important cause that unifies us together, and Iowa believes in the miracle of America, he said Saturday. Appearing at the Iowa Freedom Summit, the unofficial kickoff of the race to win the Iowa caucuses, Texas junior senator appealed to the evangelical voters who could cast about half of the votes in February. Cruz spoke thoroughly about both Mayor Annise Parkers...
  • Ted Cruz wows Iowans with sermon-style political speech and corny Islam jokes

    01/24/2015 2:49:45 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 17:32 EST, 24 January 2015 | David Martosko
    Ted Cruz wows Iowans with sermon-style political speech and corny Islam jokes: Those 9/11 hijackers 'weren't a bunch of ticked off Presbyterians' At the Iowa Freedom Summit, he boomed a Reaganesque sermon complete with scripture references and an altar call just send a text messageCruz had spent all week in Washington, he told a Des moines crowd,'So it's great to be back in America'He said the US should close the IRS and post all 110,000 employees on its southern border an army of tax agents to scare illegal immigrantsHis biggest applause line was a call to strip U.S....
  • Cruz, King propose legislation to revoke citizenship of those joining terrorists

    01/24/2015 2:42:18 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    p>The summit, which Ed is covering live, is breaking all sorts of news. One interesting item to come out this weekend is a new proposal from Steve King in the House and Ted Cruz in the Senate which would strip the US citizenship of any persons who sign on to fight with ISIS or other terrorist groups. Two arch-conservatives unveiled legislation on Friday to revoke the U.S. citizenship of anyone who seeks to join a group designated by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization.The Expatriate Terrorist Act, offered by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX),...
  • Texas Sen. Cruz says of 2016 field: Dont talk, show me

    01/24/2015 2:28:12 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 24, 2015 | 2:03 p.m
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Texas' junior senator is challenging early caucus state voters to back only presidential candidates with a proven conservative track record. Sen. Ted Cruz tells conservatives gathered at the Iowa Freedom Summit that the standard should be, "Don't talk, show me." The Republican was among several would-be presidential candidates appearing Saturday at the forum.
  • Love Affair Between Iowans, Ted Cruz Continues

    01/24/2015 2:23:51 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | January 24, 2015 4:52 PM | Eliana Johnson
    Des Moines, Iowa The love affair between the Iowa voters and Ted Cruz is going strong.The Texas senator, pacing across the stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit in a tan blazer and slacks, praised the states unique and special role in the political process. Iowa voters, he said, have a responsibilityto scrutinize every candidate for national office, to look them in the eyes and to hold them to account.The tea-party darling urged them to be discerning when presidential contenders begin streaming through the state vaunting their conservative credentials. It helps, of course, that nobody can out-conservative Ted Cruz.Every candidate is...
  • Maher: Ted Cruz Scariest Hispanic From Texas Since Movie Assassin

    01/24/2015 10:48:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | January 23, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bill Maher railed against the 2016 GOP field on Fridays Real Time, dubbing Ted Cruz the scariest Hispanic to come out of [Texas] since Javier Bardems portrayal of assassin Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men.Maher initially introduced the 2016 field as a group of corporate @$$lickers who were trying to sign up mega-rich donors like Sheldon Adelson before one of the other guys in the pack blows him first. He then went after each candidate individually, calling Rick Perry an Evangelical Texas $#*+-kicker with limited intellect to draw a comparison between him and George W. Bush. Maher was...
  • Three GOP Presidential Hopefuls to Appear on Panel Moderated by ABCs Jonathan Karl

    01/24/2015 2:18:46 AM PST · by blueplum · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 22, 2015 1:29pm | VERONICA STRACQUALURSI
    Three of the most talked about potential GOP presidential candidates will appear together this weekend at a panel sponsored by the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, in this year's first forum of presidential hopefuls. At the group's winter meeting Sunday in Palm Springs, California, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will participate in a panel discussion on domestic economic issues, including health care and energy policy. ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl will moderate the discussion. {snip} The panel discussion will take place Sunday at 8:30 p.m. PT, and an ABCNews.com...
  • The Elevator Pitch For 2016 Candidates

    01/23/2015 9:35:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Cook Political Report ^ | January 21, 2015 | Amy Walter
    There are enough potential candidates for president (on the GOP side at least) that you need an Excel spreadsheet just to keep them all straight. Instead of a complicated algorithm, I've boiled each candidate down to his/her most basic elements. At the end of the day, these are the things more likely to define a presidential wannabe. It's also important to distinguish between durable traits and those that are more ephemeral. For example, low name ID is something easily overcome. But, being on the "wrong side" of the base on key issues can be a campaign killer. This is by...
  • Donald Trump says Ted Cruzs Canadian birth could be a difficult problem for 2016 bid

    01/23/2015 7:32:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 23, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa Billionaire Donald Trump, the most prominent birther to question Barack Obamas eligibility to serve as president, asserted Friday that Sen. Ted Cruz must clear up legal doubts about his own eligibility due to his birth outside the United States. Its a problem. It could be a difficult problem, but he admits that he was born in Canada, Trump told reporters in Iowa on the eve of the first major gathering of 2016 presidential hopefuls. Hes a friend of mine. I have great respect for him. But certainly its a stumbling block and hes going to...
  • High Stakes for Presidential hopefuls at Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/23/2015 6:16:54 PM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 1/22/2015 | Kevin Hall
    This weekends Iowa Freedom Summit is the first multi-candidate event of the 2016 Iowa Caucus cycle. Several presidential hopefuls will take the stage during the daylong forum. Each is given 20 minutes to address the crowd. There is a lot at stake for those hoping to woo likely Iowa Caucusgoers. The candidates who receive the biggest boost on Saturday will likely be the ones who fire up the crowd of Iowa conservatives the most. A sold out crowd of 1,000 or so likely caucusgoers and 150 members of the media from all the country will attend the summit. This event...
  • TOP-10 Potential 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates

    01/23/2015 9:20:35 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 56 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    1- Ted Cruz2- Allen West3- Ben Carson4- Rick Perry5- Marco Rubio6- Mike Pence7- Michele Bachmann8- Scott Walker9- Bobby Jindal10-Rand Paul (if I have to) What say you?