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  • Video: Ted Cruz On Iran Nuclear Deal, Planned Parenthood & Donald Trump - Cavuto

    07/30/2015 9:04:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 30, 2015
    "Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), discusses the consequences of to the Iran nuclear deal, the Planned Parenthood controversy, and whether Trump is going too far on ... " Cavuto: do you think Trump is going too far? Cruz makes good comments back to a pressing Neil Cavuto. And Cruz comments about Nancy Pelosi over Planned Parenthood. An 8 minute video.
  • Sen. Cruz: Hillary ‘Embodies The Corruption Of Washington’

    07/30/2015 9:41:31 PM PDT · by Isara · 12 replies
    ---COLMES: ... Do you ever wince and say ‘Dad please don’t say that, you’re going to hurt my chances.’ Does that conversation ever take place?SEN. CRUZ: Well no and I’ll tell you there has been an effort in the media and among some Democrats to try to paint a scary picture of my father. My father is an extraordinary man. He is a pastor, he is the most loving person I’ve ever known and listen, his personal narrative poses a real threat to many on the left because many on the left like to portray big government as the only...
  • GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz coming to Wyoming

    07/30/2015 9:08:33 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 07/30/2015 | Laura Hancock
    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is speaking in Cheyenne on Aug. 20 at a Wyoming Republican Party event.Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, will be the keynote speaker at the First Annual Chairman’s Reception at the Wyoming Hereford Ranch in Cheyenne.The event is a ceremony in which party Chairman Matt Micheli will name the GOP volunteer of the year.“It’s a fundraiser for the party, not for him,” Micheli said of Cruz. “He’s supporting the party in that.”At 2 p.m., there will be a reception with Cruz and anyone who wants to pay $500 to meet him and get their photo...
  • CCAGW Honors Sen. Ted Cruz for Being a “Taxpayer Super Hero”

    07/30/2015 8:03:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Business Wire ^ | July 30, 2015 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in the Senate. Sen. Cruz was one of the 17 lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2014 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.” Since he was elected in 2012, he has a lifetime rating of 99 percent. The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, highlights the voting records of all 535 members of Congress. It identifies members whose impeccable voting records helped...
  • Ted Cruz: The measure of a man [Washington State]

    07/30/2015 7:10:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Columbia Basin Herald ^ | July 30, 2015 | Rick Heiberg
    In June, I was asked to be prepared to give a presentation on Ted Cruz for a meeting on July 7. As I went about my initial research into this man now running for the Republican nomination for president, I realized that there was a lot of information available. Much of it has to do with positions on the issues of our time while some being quite negative. In the end, it seemed like a better idea to try to predict how this man would behave if ever elected to be our president. To begin, young Cruz grew up under...
  • “Way over the line”: Mitt Romney slams Ted Cruz for unhinged “terrorism” charge against Obama

    07/30/2015 4:40:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 55 replies
    Salon ^ | Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 | Sophia Tesfaye
    After Mitt Romney rips Ted Cruz on Twitter, the Tea Partyer goes for a full-throated attack “If this deal is consummated, it will make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism,” Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said this week of the multinational nuclear agreement with Iran. “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 explained to a group of supporters. Cruz, apparently competing for the title of Republican presidential candidate who...
  • Presidential hopeful to ‘Cruz’ into Bartlesville

    07/30/2015 4:33:34 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise ^ | July 29, 2015 | Nathan Thompson
    Texas Republican Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz will make Bartlesville the target of his campaign with an event at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in mid-August, officials have confirmed with the Examiner-Enterprise.Cruz will be speaking in a joint event with Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Lyon Fine Arts Center on the campus of OKWU, located at 2201 Silver Lake Road. The rally is open to the public.According to Dr. Everett Piper, president of OKWU, the university is excited to host the event.“While Oklahoma Wesleyan University does not endorse a candidate for president,...
  • Ted Cruz fires back at Mitt Romney: You got 'clobbered' by Obama for a reason

    07/30/2015 3:33:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    MSN / The Business Insider ^ | July 30, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) isn't backing off the tough rhetoric he's used to describe the Iran nuclear deal, despite criticism leveled by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday. Cruz has steadfastly maintained that President Barack Obama's administration would become a leading state-sponsor of terror if the agreement it struck with Iran makes it past Congress. He and others have argued that Iran would use a windfall from sanctions relief to finance terror abroad. Both Obama and Romney have called Cruz's remarks inappropriate. Romney wrote on Twitter early Thursday that he also opposes the Iran deal, but said Cruz's...
  • Mitt Romney slams Ted Cruz on Iran rhetoric (Milt "Emerging party elder")

    07/30/2015 3:26:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Thursday that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's rhetoric on Iran "hurts the cause." "I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause," Romney, acting in his emerging role as party elder, tweeted Thursday. Mitt Romney ✔ ‎@MittRomney I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause. 6:40 AM - 30 Jul 2015 Cruz, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said Monday that President Barack Obama's administration will become "the...
  • Longtime McCain aide launches vitriolic attack on Trump, Cruz

    07/30/2015 11:59:27 AM PDT · by VinL · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/30/15 | Adam Lerner
    Longtime John McCain aide launched a scathing attack against Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Thursday, calling the former a con man with bad hair and the latter his accomplice. Mark Salter, who has worked for McCain for approximately two decades and co-authored numerous books with the Arizona senator, writes in RealClearPolitics that “either the phoniness in American politics has reached record levels or I’ve grown irremediably cynical in my old age” and that he was “referring, of course, to Donald Trump.”Trump, according to Salter, is a modern day P.T. Barnum, who enriched himself off of hoaxes and later started Barnum...
  • Video: Sen. Ted Cruz IRS Hearing Highlighted on Fox News

    07/30/2015 12:20:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2015
    Video of the hearing on Bret Baier's Special ReportTed Cruz grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and assailed the agency he leads at a heated hearing Wednesday where he likened claims that emails from controversial ex-official Lois Lerner were lost to a Richard Nixon cover-up.
  • Cruz Compares Actual Abuse by IRS in Targeting Obama’s Political Opposition to Nixon’s ...

    07/30/2015 11:25:49 AM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | July 29, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Cruz Compares Actual Abuse by IRS in Targeting Obama’s Political Opposition to Nixon’s Attempted Abuse of IRS At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the IRS scandal today, Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas), in his capacity as chairman of the relevant subcommittee, gave a hard-hitting opening statement, comparing the revenue agency’s actual abuses of political opponents during the Obama presidency to Richard Nixon’s unsuccessful attempt to use the agency to target political adversaries. The video is here; the transcript follows: We are here today convening this hearing for two unfortunate reasons. The main reason we are here is because we...
  • Ted Cruz beats up on IRS, Obama White House, comparing it to Watergate

    07/30/2015 11:16:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | Colby Itkowitz
    Running for president while simultaneously serving in the Senate has its shortfalls. You have to go on the record taking tough votes. You have a day job, which pulls you away from the campaign trail. But there’s also the perks not afforded to the other candidates. Namely, you can lob red meat at your base in the name of your official job. Exhibit A: Sen. Ted Cruz’s hearing Wednesday afternoon. He sat in the chairman’s seat, gavel in hand, to proceed over the Congress’ umpteenth hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status....
  • Sen. Cruz Presses IRS Commissioner on Illegal Targeting of Conservatives

    07/30/2015 11:08:21 AM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 30, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — While chairing a Judiciary Subcommittee hearing yesterday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) questioned Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen and delivered a powerful statement on the IRS’ illegal targeting of conservative groups. Fox News: Cruz on Lost IRS Emails: ‘Nixon’s Ghost Must Have Been Smiling’…Ted Cruz grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and assailed the agency he leads at a heated hearing Wednesday where he likened claims that emails from controversial ex-official Lois Lerner were lost to a Richard Nixon cover-up. View video coverage of the hearing here.  Washington Post: Ted Cruz Beats Up on IRS, Obama White House, Comparing It to...
  • Citing IRS targeting, Cruz compares Obama to Nixon

    07/30/2015 10:48:17 AM PDT · by Isara · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/15 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) accused the IRS on Wednesday of purposefully targeting conservative groups for political reasons, and failing years later to have cleaned up the problem. But Cruz, who’s running for president in 2016, made sure that a comparison of two White House occupants — President Obama and Richard Nixon — were part of his case as well. Cruz, who’s made abolishing the IRS a part of his presidential pitch, noted that Nixon had tried to use the agency to target his political opponents some four decades ago. The difference during Obama’s tenure, Cruz suggested, is that the IRS...
  • Cruz Slams Romney, Bush Over Iran: GOP Too ‘Scared’ To Speak Truth

    07/30/2015 10:29:38 AM PDT · by VinL · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/15 | Matt Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz , appearing on Chad Hasty’s radio program...hammered Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush over their weakness when it comes to standing up to Iran. “First of all let me say that this Iranian nuclear deal is catastrophic,” Cruz said (snip) From there, Cruz specifically pointed out the flaws in Romney and Bush’s comments. “It’s interesting in the past couple of weeks we’ve seen both Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush—both of them—talking about ‘now take it easy guys, you don’t really need to oppose this Iranian nuclear deal quite so forcefully,” Cruz said. (snip) "When you send billions of...
  • Sean Hannity: Three Senators Confirm that Mitch McConnell Lied to Ted Cruz

    07/30/2015 10:07:57 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Sean Hannity says that three senators confirmed Ted Cruz’s account of a conversation he had with Senate Majority Liar Leader Mitch McConnell about a possible deal with Democrats about the Export-Import Bank. You may recall that Cruz blasted McConnell on the Senate floor for saying there was no deal, while there clearly was one. Although other Republicans have attacked Cruz for telling the truth — without denying his account of the conversation, by the way — a few have come out in support of him. Senator Mike Lee has been willing to go on record to confirm Cruz’s account. Sadly,...
  • 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...
  • Mitt Romney rips Ted Cruz on Twitter for Obama terror comments

    07/30/2015 9:05:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/30/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, criticized Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday for his harsh rhetoric against the Iran nuclear deal. Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, has repeatedly warned in recent days that the agreement would mean President Barack Obama's administration is essentially sponsoring terrorism. "If this deal goes through, the Obama administration will become the leading financier of terrorism against America in the world," Cruz said in a July 15 Fox News interview, for example. He added: "I've heard this referred to before as the 'Jihadist Stimulus Bill.'" But Romney argued on Twitter that Cruz's comments undermine...
  • Mitt Romney Attacks Ted Cruz for Calling Obama ‘Leading Financier of Terrorism’ over Iran Deal

    07/30/2015 6:20:18 AM PDT · by Amntn · 101 replies
    The GatewayPundit ^ | 7/30/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Failed Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter early Thursday to attack Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, for his comments accusing President Barack Obama of becoming the leading financier of terrorism with his nuclear deal with Iran.
  • Q2: GOP Presidential Fundraising Breakdown (Pennsylvania-Read this to see the real race)

    07/30/2015 4:59:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Politics PA ^ | July 29, 2015 | Nick Field, Managing Editor
    The latest fundraising deadline was the first for several 2016 presidential candidates. They provide a view into how all the Oval Office hopefuls are faring so far. Furthermore, thanks to an impressive interactive map from the National Journal, we can chart each candidate’s fundraising by county. By compiling the county numbers, we found that in total $615,514* was contributed by Pennsylvanians to the eligible GOP presidential candidates from April 1st to June 30th. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz finished first with $188,154 in donations from thirty-three of the counties in the commonwealth. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came in second with $78,160...
  • Sister Souljah Moments Always Fail For Conservatives

    07/30/2015 4:04:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 29, 2015 | Scott Greer, associate editor
    Who would’ve thought an obscure hip-hop artist would go down in history as the most overrated political moment of all time? Sister Souljah — a name now always followed by “moment” — made headlines back in 1992 when she said of the Los Angeles riots: “If black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?” This inflammatory comment incensed a majority of the American public. Then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton cemented Souljah’s name in political history when he denounced her comment at a convention for Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition — an event at which...
  • Presidential candidate to Cruz Alabama on bus tour

    07/30/2015 2:13:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Yellowhammer ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jordan LaPorta
    The Shelby County Republican Party announced Wednesday they will be hosting a “Southern Social” with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) and moon pies as part of a series of events the presidential candidate has scheduled that day in Alabama. Cruz will be meeting voters and speaking at the Pelham Civic Complex on Sunday August 9 from 2pm-4pm. The event is casual and open to the public. Yellowhammer’s Cliff Sims will also be in attendance and will be introducing the senator at the event. Campaign sources say Senator Cruz may also attend a service that morning at Briarwood Presbyterian Church. Via a...
  • How Cruz, Fiorina, and even Trump are Saving the Republican Brand

    07/30/2015 1:16:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 30, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    Donald Trump won't be getting my vote in the GOP presidential primary. However, contrary to popular belief, I'm grateful he's put the GOP on life support, and he isn't alone. Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio are doing what's been unseen since Ronald Reagan--speaking above the political and media elite and connecting directly to the people. I suspect Trump will fade. And when he does, those who can effectively communicate a vision for America with passion and optimism along with a plan to restore her to prominence will be poised to siphon off his supporters. So how...
  • Ted Cruz presses IRS commissioner on non-profit targeting

    07/29/2015 7:43:55 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Dallas News ^ | July 29, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–It’s been two years since the IRS targeting scandal broke, but Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Cruz, said on Thursday they’re still looking for answers.The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, chaired by Cruz, on Wednesday questioned IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about the agency’s cooperation with investigations, and rehashed accusations of a White House conspiracy to target conservative groups.“The American people have a right to be angry when an instrument of the american government is used a partisan cudgel,” said Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate running on abolishing the IRS. “I have to...
  • Donald Trump: Honesty Is for Chumps (Translation: He's winning, what now?)

    07/29/2015 6:37:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Politico's Fourth Estate ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jack Shafer
    Donald Trump may have hired a staff and commenced the building of a political organization, but Trump 2016 is best viewed not as a political campaign but as an evolving real-estate deal, with Trump playing the shifty developer and the voters representing the buyers to be wooed. Both developers and candidates are frequently derided as used-car salesmen. But that is unfair to used-car salesmen, who at least have in their possession—and for your inspection—the wheeled thing they’re selling. Developers and candidates, on the other hand, have only words and a few sketches to represent their product, which is a better...
  • AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO BAN BBQ RESTAURANTS

    07/28/2015 10:13:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 120 replies
    iamatexan.com ^ | July 25, 2015
    “If this resolution passes, we would be forced to close or move. It would destroy Austin barbecue.” says Aaron Franklin, owner of Franklin’s BBQ in Austin. Austin, Texas has long been a destination for Americans of all stripes in their quest to find the best barbecue in the nation. However, if the Austin City Council gets their way, food tourism may soon be a thing of the past. Austin City Council members passed a preliminary plan in April to put restrictions on smoke from barbeque restaurants. Some Austin residents complain of the barbecue smoke saying they can’t enjoy their homes...
  • FLASHBACK: Is Ted Cruz the most dangerous man on the American right?

    07/29/2015 4:42:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News' All In with Chris Hayes ^ | August 20, 2013 | Chris Hayes
    Chris Hayes talks about Texas Senator Ted Cruz's meteoric rise on the American right with NBC News reporter Kasie Hunt and The Texas Tribune's Evan Smith.>>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes . tonight on "all in," it's ted cr cruz 's coming out party. i'll tell you why in a minute he's not just another whackadoo. live to dallas , texas , where ted cruz is about to speak in just a moment. see the big defund obama care banner which lets you know what the event is going to be like. also tonight the terrifying prospect...
  • Donald Trump Beating Jeb Bush even in Florida, New 2016 Poll Finds

    07/29/2015 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 07/29/2015 | Kevin Derby
    Businessman Donald Trump has been surging in polls at the state and national levels and a new one shows him leading in Florida, the home turf of Republican primary rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. St. Pete Polls released a survey on behalf of Saint Petersblog on Wednesday which shows Trump in the lead in the Sunshine State with 26 percent. Bush places second with 20 percent. Most polls at this early stage in the process have shown Bush with a solid lead in Florida. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., places third with 12 percent followed...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, unbowed, continues aggressive agenda

    07/29/2015 4:18:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Biloxi Sun-Herald ^ | July 29, 2015 | Maria Recio
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is not exactly eating humble pie. Just a few days after an extraordinary public scolding by three Republican Party leaders on the Senate floor, including fellow Texas Sen. John Cornyn, Cruz is continuing his aggressive anti-Washington campaign. On Wednesday, he seized the spotlight at a Senate Armed Services Committee and sharply questioned Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on the nuclear agreement with Iran. In the afternoon, Cruz chaired a Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee hearing and railed at IRS Commissioner John Koskinen over his agency’s targeting...
  • Sen. Cruz: The IRS’ Abuse of Power Is Profoundly Dangerous to Liberty (with video)

    07/29/2015 4:11:05 PM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 29, 2015
    No government agency should intimidate Americans for exercising their God-given right to free speech Video of Ted Cruz opening statement at 'IRS targeting of conservative groups' hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today held a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) targeting of conservative groups.In his opening statement, Sen. Cruz remarked, "If the IRS has become a partisan arm of the Democratic National Committee, there can be no stronger argument for ending the IRS as we know it, so that no Administration, Democrat or Republican, can use the IRS to target its political opponents. If a...
  • Presidential Horse Race 2016: “Can Trump Win?” (Rand flailing, Cruz rising)

    07/29/2015 1:41:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Richard A. Viguerie's ConservativeHQ ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jeffrey A. Rendall
    Heading into the final days of July, it seems clear that not only is Donald Trump not going away, he’s increasing in support day by day. Logically, some are starting to ask, “Can Trump win?” Pat Buchanan wrote a column arguing that it could happen. Buchanan thinks Trump touches all the right nerves in politics today, a man who mocks the political establishment of both parties and is loathed by the mainstream media. The more they discount him, the higher his poll numbers rise. Buchanan doesn’t claim that Trump will win, but says unless Donald commits some kind of egregious...
  • Ted Cruz wins Twitter with call to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 1:21:47 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 29 at 7:40 AM | James Hohmann
    On Tuesday, Ted Cruz’s crusade against Planned Parenthood allowed him to win the day online.The day belonged to the conservative Texas senator and 2016 presidential candidate, who commanded more media attention than any GOP contender who has never had his own reality TV show, according to our analytics partner Zignal Labs. Cruz’s call to defund Planned Parenthood stoked the conservative netroots. Cruz himself drove the social-media chatter with a series of widely-circulated tweets: The gambit proved so successful at generating attention that one of his fellow GOP contenders decided to join the fray. Look at what happened to Ben Carson’s...
  • SHOCK POLLS: Trump Just Scored Two HUGE Wins In A Way That Could Redefine The Race (Guess where?)

    07/29/2015 12:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 29, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    When the home team suffers an unexpected and startling defeat on its own field, fans and commentators will most likely take notice. And that’s just what’s happening today as the GOP front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination, Donald Trump, scores a big win in a state where a rival or two could certainly be considered favorite sons. The website Florida Politics reports on what it calls the “shock poll” that finds Trump leading Jeb Bush by a significant margin in Florida, the state where George W.’s younger brother served as a very popular governor from 1999-2007. According to the just-released...
  • Ted Cruz Toys With Kerry, Carter, Moniz: "Sir, Do You Apologize Or Not?"

    07/29/2015 12:39:10 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 29, 2015 | Tim Hains
    Ted Cruz eats up all his time playing word games with Secretary Kerry and making Secretary Moniz trip over his own words, and then gets cut off by John McCain before he can ask Kerry to clarify what he meant by this unbelievable remark: John Kerry Explains Why Iran Deal Is Not Legally A Treaty: "You Can't Pass A Treaty Anymore" TED CRUZ: General Sulemani, the commander of Iran's Quds Forces has more American blood on his hands than any living terrorist. Under this agreement, the sanctions on Gen. Sulemani are lifted. Sec. Kerry said to the families of those...
  • Cruz: Congress Should Use ‘Any Procedural Means Necessary to Defund Planned Parenthood’

    07/29/2015 11:28:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told CNSNews.com that Congress should use “every and any procedural means necessary to defund Planned Parenthood,” especially in light of recent videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, which appear to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating the transfer of tissue and organs from aborted babies. On Tuesday, at a Capitol Hill rally demanding an end to taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, CNSNews.com asked Senator Cruz: “Should the Republican Congressional leadership include language prohibiting federal funding of Planned Parenthood in the CR (continuing resolution) they must pass by September 30th?” “We should use every...
  • Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina slated for Phoenix convention

    07/29/2015 10:40:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | Jul 28, 2015, 9:40pm MST | Mike Sunnucks
    Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, are slated to speak next month at a national convention in Phoenix. Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co., and Cruz will speak at the National Federation of Republican Women’s conference at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix.The conference is set for Sept. 10 to 13. Another GOP presidential candidate, Donald Trump, held an immigration-fueled rally at the Phoenix Convention Center earlier this month.
  • Thank God Mr. Cruz is in Washington

    07/29/2015 10:04:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 29, 2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    My email account was on fire, everyone excited about Senator Ted Cruz calling Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell a liar on the Senate floor. Cruz cited each of Obama's unprecedented unlawful power grabs and repeals of our freedoms that the GOP promised to block, only to stab us (We the People/Tea Party) in the back. Immediately, I thought, “Thank God Ted Cruz is in Washington.” Before I go on, I wish to address a guy whom I will call Ned. Whenever I praise a conservative, Ned emails to correct me, claiming the conservative is a deceitful traitor. When I share...
  • Ted Cruz calls on grassroots to help him nuke the Iran deal

    07/29/2015 9:57:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 28, 2015 6:40 pm | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–Sen. Ted Cruz has tried writing bills, offering amendments and even changing the rules of the Senate to kill the Iran nuclear deal.He’s appeared at rallies outside the White House, denounced the deal on a slew of media outlets and even challenged President Barack Obama–or in his stead, Secretary of State John Kerry–to a public debate.And nothing has worked.Now Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, is trying to “energize and activate the grassroots” to form a tidal wave of opposition to the deal while Congress in is recess.The members are in the beginning of a 60-day review period before they vote...
  • Why Ted Cruz has more to gain as the presidential election campaigns gear up

    07/28/2015 11:52:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 28, 2015 | Jack Dennis, San Antonio Examiner
    Ted Cruz, the first Latino elected to the Senate from Texas and the first Hispanic law clerk for a chief justice of the Supreme Court, has more potential to gain than other presidential candidates as citizens begin to learn more about him. Most voters have yet to hear and see him at this best--when he is debating. While Cruz begins this week preparing for the upcoming debates in August, his opponents continue to worry about Donald Trump's strong momentum. Often compared to President Ronald Reagan, some of the similarities are prominent. During the 1980 election, Reagan was despised by many...
  • Daily Kickoff: Rising Star Israeli diplomat George Deek | Ted Cruz to host Iran strategy meeting

    07/28/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Less than a mile or so from Chabad Lubavitch's HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway, around 80 Hillary for America supporters gathered at the home of former White House Jewish Liaison Jarrod Bernstein and Hildy Kuryk, currently communications director at Vogue, to hear from the Clinton campaign's senior advisors including manager Robby Mook, vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and finance director Dennis Chang. SPOTTED: Recent Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Bob Sugarman, Obama mega-bundler Sarah Kovner, Tusk Ventures' Seth London, Anya Hoerburger of Intermedia Partners, Samantha Maltzman, Jill Strauss, Samantha Vinograd of Goldman Sachs and formerly at office...
  • Trump Schools the Republican Establishment

    07/28/2015 6:31:18 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | July 28, 2015 | Matt Latimer
    GOP elites are only making The Donald stronger. Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably,” the great Homer Simpson once observed. “The lesson is: never try.” That’s probably how the so-called “smart set” within the Republican Party feels these days. Ever since Mitt Romney’s 2012 defeat—a loss that caught everyone off guard except for people who followed public opinion polls or read a newspaper—we Republicans were promised a tough, new approach to the presidential primary process. No longer would the “non-serious candidates”—a term the bigwigs applied to people like Michele Bachmann or Herman Cain—be permitted to dominate the...
  • Ted Cruz bullied Republicans for years. Now they’re standing up to him. [Ha! Ha! Ha!]

    07/28/2015 8:40:14 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 28 at 4:50 PM | Dana Milbank
    Who’s afraid of big, bad Ted Cruz? Not Lamar Alexander. The Tennessee Republican went on the Senate floor to accuse his fellow Republican of proposing actions that would “render ourselves lawless” and cause “chaos.” Alexander reminded the Texan that the Senate “requires restraint and goodwill.” Dana Milbank writes about political theater in the nation’s capital. He joined the Post as a political reporter in 2000. View Archive FacebookGoogle+RSS Not John Cornyn. The senior senator from Texas said that Cruz’s prescription would be a “terrible mistake” and that if his fellow Texas Republican were making a valid point, “you would find...
  • Ted Cruz more alienated in Senate than ever

    07/28/2015 6:08:45 PM PDT · by VinL · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/28/15 | Manu Raju and Burgess Everett
    Rand Paul embarrassed Mitch McConnell a few months ago by forcing parts of the PATRIOT Act to expire on the Senate majority leader’s watch. But on Tuesday, McConnell rewarded his fellow Kentuckian by tapping him to help lead the charge to defund Planned Parenthood. And just this week, Utah Sen. Mike Lee infuriated McConnell with a move seen as undermining the GOP caucus on Obamacare — only to be accommodated on the issue after he apologized. In the seven months since McConnell has assumed the reins of Senate majority leader, he has faced a cadre of problems stemming from a...
  • Lindsey Graham Confirms that McConnell Lied

    07/28/2015 7:14:56 PM PDT · by VinL · 39 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7/28/2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Nothing embodies our broken political system more than the fact that some politicians are more concerned about calling someone a liar than the actual lying. In a Sunday speech on the Senate floor full of pomp and sanctimony, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said the following referring to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “Most egregiously, Mr. President, the Senate floor has even become a place where Senators have singled out colleagues by name to attack them in personal terms and to impugn their character—in blatant disregard of Senate rules, which plainly prohibit such conduct.” Roll Call proudly published an article disseminating Hatch’s...
  • Video: Sen. Ted Cruz Speaks at #WomenBetrayed Students For Life Rally (to Defund Planned Parenthood)

    07/28/2015 7:17:44 PM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 28, 2015
    <p>Ted Cruz also challenged the media to ask Hillary whether she is pleased to get support from Planed Parenthood, national criminal enterprise, and whether she supports Planed Parenthood's sale of body parts.</p>
  • New FReep Poll: CRUZ or TRUMP?

    07/28/2015 6:22:33 PM PDT · by parksstp · 167 replies
    Here ^ | 07-28-2015 | parksstp
    If your Primary or Caucus were being held TODAY and you could only vote for either TED CRUZ or DONALD TRUMP, but not both, and nobody else, who do you vote for and why?
  • Cruz to Address NFRW Convention (Sept 12 - Phoenix, Arizona)

    07/28/2015 6:14:36 PM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies
    National Federation of Republican Women ^ | July 28, 2015 | Lisa Ziriax
    Republican Women Meet in Phoenix Sept. 10-13PHOENIX, Ariz. – Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will address the 38th biennial convention of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 12. The NFRW convention, which is expected to draw about 1,300 Republican women leaders from across the nation, is set for Sept. 10-13 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. The NFRW is inviting Republican presidential candidates to address the convention and earlier this month announced Carly Fiorina as the headline speaker at the convention opening. National pollster Kellyanne Conway and the...
  • Cruz: Planned Parenthood a 'criminal enterprise'

    07/28/2015 3:57:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Ariel Cohen
    Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Ben Carson led conservatives in a rally against Planned Parenthood Tuesday, following the publication of three videos detailing the organization's sale of organs harvested from aborted fetuses. "Today the U.S. Department of Justice should open a criminal investigation into whether Planned Parenthood nationally is a criminal enterprise breaking the law," Cruz said on the lawn on the Capitol. But the Texas senator was skeptical this would happen, adding "the Obama Justice Department in acting as little more than a partisan arm of the Democratic National Committee." Cruz is backing Sen. Mike Lee's, R-Utah, attempt...
  • Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate PP

    07/28/2015 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 28, 2015
    ICYMI: Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate Planned Parenthood Every member of Congress must stand together and say under no circumstances should federal taxpayer dollars be sent to an ongoing criminal enterprise WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today attended the Students for Life of America #WomenBetrayed Rally on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol and delivered the following remarks. Video of Cruz's remarks is available above. "We are here today rallying for life. "The past several weeks we've seen a series of videos come out of...