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  • Man abandons 4-year-old daughter to flee gunshots

    08/21/2016 10:48:40 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2016 | Abigail Gepner and Linda Massarella
    A man holding his 4-year-old daughter’s hand was so terrified by a drive-by shooting unfolding before him in The Bronx that he released the kid’s grip and made like Usain Bolt — leaving the child to fend for herself, surveillance video released by the NYPD Saturday reveals.
  • Time for a Ted Cruz reboot, as poll shows Republicans down on him since his snub of Trump

    08/20/2016 2:41:35 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 154 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 19, 2016 | Todd J. Gillman
    Ted Cruz's image among Republicans had plummeted to a personal low by the Indiana primary — the defeat that forced him from the GOP presidential contest. But he may wish for those heady days of May now... Potential GOP rivals are probing for weakness ahead of Cruz's bid for a second term in 2018. That includes House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul of Austin. The former federal prosecutor is the second wealthiest member of the U.S. House, with access to a family fortune topping $100 million, though he has no obvious base of support to overcome the tea partyers still...
  • Coalition Urges Congress to Sue Obama Before He Gives Away Control of Internet

    08/16/2016 11:12:25 AM PDT · by milton23 · 4 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/15/16 | Philip Wegmann
    Arguing that internet freedom and the constitutional power of the purse are at risk, a coalition of more than two dozen civil society groups and activists are calling on Congress to lawyer up and sue the Obama administration. The Commerce Department has violated federal law, the coalition of groups argued in an Aug. 10 letter to lawmakers, by finalizing plans to relinquish U.S. control of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. Though led by digital specific interest group TechFreedom, the coalition includes a number of different organizations like Heritage Action for America and Americans for Tax Reform. And they all argue...
  • Ted Cruz’s Ship Taking On Water In Texas According To Latest Poll

    08/14/2016 10:36:17 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 113 replies
    American Outlook ^ | 08/14/2016 | KTVT-CBS 11/Dixie Strategies Poll
    Uh-Oh! Ted should have never made a spectacle of himself at the RNC, and maybe kept his promise to support the nominee because now, it seems, it has come back to bite him. The once extremely popular senator is no more than the lesser of the evils in his home state, in his senate race. At least that’s what the results of the latest in state poll show. CBS/DFW reports that Texans are smarting a bit over the recent Cruz behavior and they’re letting him know it. Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican presidential primary in Texas with nearly 44...
  • Trumped nationally, Ted Cruz looks to get his Texas groove back

    08/14/2016 6:26:59 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 88 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 1:19 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 | Jonathan Tilove
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was crisscrossing Texas this week, meeting with constituents in Houston, El Paso, San Antonio, Laredo, Amarillo, Lubbock, Dallas and Tyler. It wasn’t how Cruz had once hoped to be spending the second week of August, when, had things gone his way, he might have been hopscotching battleground states as the Republican nominee for president. Instead, it was Donald Trump with rallies and speeches in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Pennsylvania — Donald Trump, who Cruz refused to endorse for president in his speech at the Republican National Convention in July, and who, the day after he...
  • Ted Cruz May Get The Last Laugh If Donald Trump Implodes

    08/08/2016 7:26:22 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 207 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 08/08/2016 05:02 pm ET | Ryan Grim and Igor Bobic
    The Texas senator’s decision to not endorse the GOP nominee is looking pretty good right now. WASHINGTON Immediately after Sen. Ted Cruz walked offstage at the GOP convention in Cleveland last month without endorsing Donald Trump, the Texas conservative and former presidential primary rival appeared to have made a grave miscalculation. (snip) But after a week of Trump repeatedly setting himself on fire (declining even to wait for the previous fire to go out), politicians who endorsed Trump, such as House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), have found themselves feeling the heat, while Cruz’s decision is starting to look like the...
  • Texas Republicans press Obama on Zika dollars

    08/06/2016 4:44:08 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 4, 2016 | Kevin Diaz
    WASHINGTON - All the Republicans in the Texas congressional delegation have signed a letter being sent to President Barack Obama on Friday alleging that the administration has held back some $400 million that they say could be available immediately to fight the Zika virus. The letter, obtained by the Houston Chronicle, expresses the lawmakers' "serious concern" over money to fight the mosquito-borne illness, which is expected to have a significant impact on Houston and much of Texas' Gulf Coast amid a rash of hot summer weather and flooding. The letter comes amid partisan sniping over Congress' failure to pass a...
  • Ted Cruz Refuses to Endorse Paul Ryan for Congress

    08/05/2016 5:12:40 PM PDT · by orchestra · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/5/2016 | Matthew Boyle
    JANESVILLE, Wisconsin — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a former GOP presidential candidate who won this state over current GOP nominee Donald Trump back during the primaries, is not backing House Speaker Paul Ryan’s re-election during his primary against Republican businessman Paul Nehlen at this point. Cruz’s team, over the course of several emails on Friday, told Breitbart News the Senator would not at this time back Ryan for re-election to the U.S. Congress. It’s worth noting, though, that according to Cruz’s team Ryan has not asked Cruz for his endorsement. Cruz also refused to endorse Donald Trump for president, despite...
  • Another Transparent Media Polling Prediction Comes To Pass…

    08/03/2016 8:40:26 PM PDT · by GilGil · 39 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/3/2016 | Sundance
    Let’s first discuss the obvious. How can CTH predict, weeks in advance, what Fox News Polling will present to their audience? Common sense would tell you it should be impossible to predict weeks and months in advance. After all, polls should be entirely random, based on current events. d9d51-mouse-mission-impossibleIf media polling was truly scientific, and not manipulated by the corporate media entities producing them, we couldn’t accurately predict. But they’re not, and we can. Actually, the entire reason we deliver these predictions to you is because there’s no other good or reasonable way to show people they are being “gaslighted”...
  • After non-endorsement, will Texans stand by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz?

    07/31/2016 8:20:52 PM PDT · by Mariner · 110 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | July 31st, 2016 | By Maria Recio and Anna M. Tinsley
    Suddenly, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, isn’t acting like a shoo-in for re-election. After his prime-time non-endorsement of GOP nominee Donald Trump at the Cleveland convention caused a firestorm, Cruz became the target of a lot of speculation. Already Democrats such as former State Sen. Wendy Davis, formerly of Fort Worth, and U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio are talking about throwing their hats in the ring for U.S. Senate in 2018. As soon as Castro said in a joint CBS News’ interview with his brother, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, that he was “going to...
  • Republicans, No More: Sir Thomas wouldn't fit in today's GOP

    07/31/2016 5:13:58 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 28 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | July 31, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Republicans, No More: Sir Thomas wouldn't fit in today's GOP by Daniel Clark During his speech at the Republican National Convention, Sen. Ted Cruz congratulated Donald Trump for winning the nomination, supported Trump's idea of building a border wall, agreed with Trump's most recently stated position on Middle Eastern refugees, and thoroughly denounced Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton. It was more than enough to fulfill his pledge to "support" (not formally endorse) his party's nominee. Nevertheless, his fellow Republicans roundly castigated him as some kind of traitor. Cruz's most fervent detractor has been none other than that unimpeachable authority on political...
  • Cruz, advisers collide over high-stakes GOP primary (even his own *advisers* ignoring him now...!)

    07/27/2016 12:27:19 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/27/2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    Ted Cruz isn’t just colliding with Donald Trump since the Republican convention. He’s also at odds with some of his own advisers. At issue: a high-profile primary challenge to Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Cruz ally and tea party favorite who has long been a thorn in the side of the party establishment. Cruz has rushed to Huelskamp’s aid, providing him with a valuable endorsement just weeks before the Aug. 2 primary. But members of the Texas senator’s political team are working aggressively to defeat the embattled congressman. Two of the pillars of Cruz’s political operation, the consulting firms Axiom...
  • Ted Cruz Favorability Rating Collapse Confirmed in National and Ohio Post-RNC Convention Polls

    07/26/2016 1:47:23 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 319 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/26/2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Ted Cruz’s failure to endorse rival Donald Trump for president at last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio has apparently caused his favorability rating among GOP voters to collapse, according to a national survey and an Ohio poll. An NBC News/Survey Monkey nationwide poll released Tuesday and a PPP survey of Ohio Republicans released Monday confirms the shocking collapse in Cruz’ favorability rating among Republican voters following the convention seen in a CNN/ORC poll released Monday. CNN/ORC: “Cruz’s move, however, appears to have backfired. While 60% of Republican voters had a positive impression of the former presidential candidate before...
  • Trump: Bernie gave up, "did all that work for nothing"

    07/26/2016 4:02:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2016 | The Hill Staff
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump laid into Bernie Sanders during an appearing on Fox News’s “Hannity” late Monday night. In an interview that aired shortly after Sanders wrapped up his prime-time address to the Democratic convention, Trump accused the Vermont senator of losing his mojo.
  • Cruz’s favorable rating nosedives after Trump non-endorsement

    07/25/2016 10:24:13 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    HotAir ^ | July 25, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Ed mentioned this in passing in the last post but it deserves extra attention. How often do you see a guy’s favorable rating within his own party cut nearly in half in the span of two weeks? Cruz’s move, however, appears to have backfired. While 60% of Republican voters had a positive impression of the former presidential candidate before the convention, just 33% have one now.
  • So You're Voting Your Conscience

    07/25/2016 7:10:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Many people conflate “voting your conscience” with writing-in a third party candidate—a mistake caused by thinking you are personally responsible for the actions of your politicians. Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz confused evangelical voters who hold his opinion in high regard. In his speech at the GOP National Convention in Ohio, he subtly advised them not to vote for the GOP nominee, Donald Trump. Despite being invited by the Trump campaign to command a primetime speaking slot, Cruz did not use the slot to unify the party and defeat Hillary Clinton. Instead, he preached vague marching orders: “We deserve leaders...
  • Mark Levin triggered by Trump’s Ted Cruz jokes

    07/24/2016 8:20:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 145 replies
    Credit Mark Levin Show.
  • Indiana senator calls Ted Cruz 'the most self-centered, narcissistic, pathological liar

    07/22/2016 4:53:01 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 65 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/22/2016 | GEOFF EARLE
    Ted Cruz's extraordinary speech at the Republican not only angered Donald Trump's supporters who were in the hall Wednesday – it set off one of Cruz's senior Senate colleagues, who is now branding him a 'liar.' 'I think what people saw last night is what we have seen in the Senate. No matter how conservative you are, you never can meet Ted's standard,' fumed retiring senator Dan Coats of Indiana in an interview with IndyStar. 'He only thinks of himself, he doesn't think about party. He's a wrecking ball.' said Coates, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany who did two...
  • SORE LOSER Ted Cruz DESTROYED on His Own Facebook Page By Former Cruz Supporters

    07/22/2016 8:06:45 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 318 replies
    TruthFeed ^ | 7/21/2016
    Ted Cruz humiliated himself last night and has virtually no defenders left (other than his alleged mistress Amanda Carpenter who wrote a Pro-Cruz article that Cruz retweeted.) Take a look at what some of Ted Cruz’s own supporters posted on HIS Facebook page after he committed political suicide like a childish sore loser.
  • Why Are #Cruzers' Arguing with God?

    07/22/2016 11:15:55 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 73 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 7/22/16 | Black & Blonde Media
    Liberals assume the know more than anyone else. Liberals assume they should get what they want despite the impact on others. Ted Cruz' supporters actively prayed for his nomination for President of the United States and truly believed their prayers would be answered in the way THEY wanted.
  • Trump: Ted Cruz Ruined His Career, I Don't Want His Endorsement! "What Difference Does It Make?"

    07/22/2016 9:04:57 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 138 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 22, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    At a victory event on Friday morning Republican nominee for president Donald Trump thanked supporters and took a shot at Sen. Ted Cruz for his speech Wednesday night at the RNC where he did not endorse the candidate and said to "vote your conscience." "I don't want his endorsement. I don't want his endorsement. Ted, stay home, relax, enjoy yourself."
  • Donald Trump 'Will Not Accept' If Ted Cruz Endorses Him

    07/22/2016 8:20:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 203 replies
    abc News ^ | VERONICA STRACQUALRUS
    Thanking his volunteers in Cleveland a day after the Republican National Convention wrapped, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump today slammed Ted Cruz's Wednesday night speech and said he “will not accept” if the Texas senator ever decides to endorse him. "He'll come and endorse over the next little while. It's because he has no choice," Trump said. "But I don't want his endorsement. What difference does it make?" "Ted, just stay home, relax, enjoy yourself," Trump.
  • Trump: I wouldn't accept Cruz endorsement

    07/22/2016 8:20:28 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/22/2016 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump would not accept Ted Cruz's endorsement even if he offered it to him, the Republican nominee said Friday, two days after the Texas senator declined to back him in epic fashion during his convention speech. "He's fine. I don't want his endorsement. If he gives it, I will not accept it, just so you understand. I will not accept it," Trump said.
  • Ted Cruz and the Trump Takeover

    07/22/2016 6:12:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in time. At the Cow Palace in San Francisco in July of 1964, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, having been defeated by Barry Goldwater, took the podium to introduce a platform plank denouncing "extremism." Implication: Goldwater's campaign is saturated with extremists. Purpose: Advertise Rocky's superior morality. Smug and self-righteous, Rocky brayed at the curses and insults, "It's a free country, ladies and gentlemen." Rocky was finished. He would never win the nomination. Richard Nixon took...
  • Ted Cruz's strategy - Make sure Hillary wins and the people will be ready for Cruz

    07/21/2016 10:23:19 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 92 replies
    News | 21 September 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Ted Cruz must have a strategy of dividing the Republican Party (with full support of the Republican Oligarchs behind the scenes) to make sure Hillary wins because of the division. Somehow they are determining that Trump is not going to run again in 2020 and Cruz will then seek the nomination. With the absolute mess that Hillary will make, Cruz will be seen as the only solution by the conservative side. Good strategy, but not good for the country.
  • Ted Cruz Pulls A Ted Kennedy From The 1980 Democratic Convention

    07/21/2016 9:48:16 AM PDT · by johnatures · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 20, 2016 | John A. Tures
    When Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump in his Republican National Convention speech, he channeled his ideological opponent, Ted Kennedy, whose bitter primary fight with Jimmy Carter made him dodge the opportunity to raise hands with his opponent. It cost Carter the 1980 election, and might do similar damage to Trump.
  • Cruz Blew It - For All Of Us

    07/21/2016 9:46:02 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 87 replies
    Argue the Constitution ^ | 7/21/2016 | Steven Maikoski
    No, Senator Cruz did not have to endorse Donald Trump. If he had I would have considered it as phony as a Hillary campaign ad. We already know that the Cruz faction considers Donald Trump to be a character something this side of the father of Rosemary’s Baby; so, an endorsement by Ted, even a phony one, would have no effect on the election. Senator Cruz is a constitutionist. I am a constitutionist. I study our Constitution, the Federalist Papers, the anti-federalists and read associated writings from Algernon Sidney to Forrest McDonald. When I met Ted Cruz (after his appearance...
  • Phil Robertson to Ted Cruz: Give Me a Break, Endorse Trump Already

    07/21/2016 9:40:58 AM PDT · by proust · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 21, 2016 | Trent Baker
    “I mean, give me a break, Ted, go ahead and endorse [Donald Trump]. You lost, he won. I think Cruz is a terrific guy, strict constitutionalist. He’s not the most bubbly guy I’ve ever run across, if you understand what I’m saying. But, I love that dude. All the guys who lost, and gals, they all need to swallow their pride and say, ‘The people — the Republican party has said Donald Trump is the man we want in the White House,'” Robertson stated.
  • It’s DNC time and they’re coming to get Hillary

    07/21/2016 7:05:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/16 | Judi McLeod
    This election is about--and ONLY about--SAVING AMERICA Senator Ted Cruz, booed right off the stage at last night’s Republican National Convention, did not stick the knife in Donald Trump’s back as charged. Whether he realizes it or not, whether it was intentional or not, the Texas senator firmly stuck the shiv in America’s back. By letting his ego lead him to Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena he wrote the script for Hillary Clinton’s Big Night at the Democratic National Convention. Clinton will seize the Cruz RNC moment to advance her trajectory as Obama’s 3rd term in the White House. We can...
  • Cruz’s Broken Pledge

    07/21/2016 7:03:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/16 | Matthew Vadum
    And a weird sop to the racial-grievance industry CLEVELAND—Ted Cruz did the Republican Party no favors last night when he pointedly refused to endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, breaking a promise he and other rival candidates made at the outset of the primary campaign last year. Cruz also made what appeared to be some kind of overture to race baiters by mentioning aspiring cop-killer Alton Sterling who was recently shot dead by Baton Rouge police during an altercation. It seemed very odd, but maybe in retrospect it shouldn’t. After all, Cruz went along with leftists and a few other...
  • Ted Cruz Live On CNN Right Now Addressing Texas Delegates

    07/21/2016 6:01:39 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 507 replies
    July 21, 2016
    Ted is attempting to defend himself to mixed applause.
  • Exclusive — Sarah Palin to Ted Cruz: Delete Your Career

    07/21/2016 6:03:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 127 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20,2016
    Palin, whose endorsement of Cruz’s long-shot Senate bid in 2012 was credited by Cruz himself as the reason why he won the race that launched his national political career, gave the following statement to Breitbart after delegates booed Cruz off the stage at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night: Turns out Ted Cruz’s partner, Carly Fiorina, had a more graceful exit from the political stage than he had. Cruz’s broken pledge to support the will of the people tonight was one of those career-ending “read my lips” moments. I guarantee American voters took notice and felt more unsettling confirmation...
  • RNC Day 3: That’s Mighty Red, White and Blue of You

    07/21/2016 5:27:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-21-2016 | MOTUS
    RNC, day 3. Here’s my rundown.Laura Ingraham – I like to call her “Dr. Laura” butt will restrain from doing so for fear of driving more  potential new readers away due to “having my head up my butt” – was great. Loved the way she went after the the skinny jeans, man-bun wearing pajama boys.I’m still a bit cheezed about her cheezing in on my gig, butt I’m going to be classy and set that aside for the good of the party. Besides, I think she’d make an awesome replacement for Megyn.Ted Cruz disappointed. I better leave it at that....
  • FLASHBACK: Ted Cruz PROMISES to Endorse Donald Trump on National TV (VIDEO)

    07/21/2016 5:11:35 AM PDT · by maggief · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 21, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On March 3, 2016 Senator Ted Cruz told the FOX News debate audience he would support Donald Trump if he was the Republican nominee. Bret Baier: Senator Cruz will you support Donald Trump if he is the nominee? Senator Ted Cruz: Yes, because I gave my word I would. And what I have endeavored to do every day in the senate is do what I said I would do.
  • Ted Cruz: A Very Small Man ("I thought he was a patriot; last night, he proved he isn't.")

    07/21/2016 2:56:09 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 66 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/21/2016 | Don Feder
    I’m ashamed that I voted for Ted Cruz in the Massachusetts’ Republican Primary. I thought he was a man of integrity. Last night he proved -- beyond a shadow of a doubt -- that he isn’t. He made a solemn pledge to support the Republican nominee. And he broke that crucial promise. I thought he was a patriot. Last night, he proved he isn’t. However bitter and angry he is at Donald Trump, he knows that Trump is the only person standing between Hillary Clinton (a liar, a fraud, a thief and a traitor) and the presidency. And yet –...
  • RNC Officials: Ted Cruz RNC Speech was “Classless” (Teddy's self-inflicted wound still bleeding)

    07/21/2016 2:35:09 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 58 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/20/2016 | Jim Hoft
    LYIN TED CRUZ STUCK IN KNIFE IN DONALD TRUMP’S BACK TONIGHT–Cruz reneged on his promise to endorse the Republican nominee Donald Trump. The RNC convention BOOED HIM OFF STAGE!Republican officials said Ted Cruz’s stunt was “classless.” FOX News reported: One RNC official called Cruz’s speech “classless,” while a senior GOP operative on the convention floor told Fox News, “I could not believe it. I literally could not believe [Cruz] didn’t endorse Trump. I’m speechless.”Cruz, a rival of Trump’s during primary season, was booed off the stage after ignoring cries from delegates to formally back the presidential candidate.The cacophony of noise...
  • Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage in Cleveland

    07/20/2016 10:52:55 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 108 replies
    National Review ^ | July 20, 2016 | Tim Alberta
    “You arrogant ass!” yelled Donald Hoffman, the former president of the American Nuclear Society, who was standing on the floor for Cruz’s remarks. Cruz continued on, his voice shaky, as the noise from delegates on the floor — and attendees in the second and third decks of the arena — all but drowned him out. The scene, watched by millions of people around the world, was an unmitigated nightmare for Cruz, who in many ways was using Wednesday’s speech as the unofficial kickoff of his 2020 campaign. Cruz knew that he was taking a risk by not endorsing Trump —...
  • Ted Cruz Denied Entry Into Sheldon Adelson’s Suite Following RNC Speech

    07/20/2016 9:57:24 PM PDT · by proust · 141 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 20, 2016 | JOE PERTICONE
    Cruz was stopped at the door because several attendees inside the suite were furious with his decision to not endorse Trump. An aide to Adelson then confirmed that Cruz was turned away.
  • Cruz booed after refusing to support Trump

    07/20/2016 10:09:51 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Stephen Collinson
    Cruz's rebuke ignited a hot scene around the senator as soon as he left the stage. People averted their eyes from Cruz and his wife as they walked with their security detail on the skybox level of boisterous Republicans. On the donor suite level, people approached Cruz and insulted him, a source told CNN's Dana Bash. One state party chairman reacted so angrily that he had to be restrained. Cruz, who has long sought the support of GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, was turned away when he tried to enter Adelson's suite. Andy Abboud, a senior aide to the Las Vegas...
  • So, who should the Texas GOP nominate to replace Cruz in 2018?

    07/20/2016 9:55:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 67 replies
    07-21-2016 | NRx (vanity)
    Discuss.
  • That Moment When Ted Cruz Doused Himself With Gasoline and Lit the Match On Stage (video)…

    07/20/2016 8:31:06 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 226 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | July 20, 2016 | sundance
    It’s called self immolation. July 20th 2016 will go down in Cruz family history as that moment when Ted Cruz detonated his career suicide belt and created the #NeverCruz movement. Forget the non endorsement, that’s not the issue. Senator Cruz had a remarkable opportunity, he blew it. Cruz accepted an invitation to speak to the GOP convention then insulted the audience. Cruz couldn’t rise above his own brutal ego and petty selfishness. The arrogance simply went too far, he humiliated himself in front of millions. Watch and see for yourself:.. It happened just like we predicted it would. Donald Trump...
  • Cruz supporters boo Trump's name

    07/20/2016 2:52:43 PM PDT · by maggief · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    CLEVELAND — Hours before he was scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention, former presidential candidate Ted Cruz drew loud boos from his supporters at the mere mention of the GOP's nominee, Donald Trump. Cruz, who has not endorsed Trump despite accepting a speaking slot for the convention's Wednesday night session, chuckled and let the boos continue during a thank-you event for his delegates and supporters in Cleveland. While the crowd at the lakeside bar made their feelings clear about Trump, Cruz didn't offer any signal as to what he would say in his convention speech or whether he...
  • On second thought, why was Ted Cruz asked to speak at the convention at all?

    07/20/2016 12:38:15 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 93 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 07/20/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier today, Ed cracked into the curious story of how Ted Cruz is going to wind up addressing the Republican National Convention tonight, supposedly without endorsing the party’s nominee. ... Jim Geraghty jumped into the same debate in today’s edition of the Morning Jolt, ... "Are we absolutely certain Trump’s judicial picks will be good ones? Can he really secure the border, or will Trump water down his wall promises? Notice Rick Perry, who also spoke at the convention but who did not endorse or mention Trump from the stage, recently said it’s going to be a “digital wall.” Are...
  • Cruz on Crying: "I Wasn't Going To Let Those SOBs Turn Lyin' Ted Into Cryin' Ted"

    07/20/2016 11:46:45 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 122 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 20, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    Ted Cruz speaks at an event in Cleveland to thank his delegates and volunteers for their support during his 2016 primary run. "I'll just confess I didn't have the strength to do that and not breakdown," Cruz told supporters. "And we had 50 T.V. cameras there and I tell you, I wasn't going to let those SOBs turn Lyin' Ted into Cryin' Ted." Full transcript and story at link.
  • NO SIGN OF TRUMP ENDORSEMENT, BUT PLENTY OF CRUZ AMBITION

    07/20/2016 6:32:36 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 332 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/20/2016 | Thomas Beaumont
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Sen. Ted Cruz's Texas-size political ambitions will be on full display Wednesday as the primary runner-up delivers a prime-time convention speech, but holds off on a full-throated endorsement of Republican nominee Donald Trump. The conservative senator repeatedly clashed with Trump during a bitter primary fight, with the New York businessman mocking the lawmaker as "Lyin' Ted." With an eye toward 2020, Cruz's team drafted a convention speech focusing on adherence to the Constitution, a calling card for conservatives and a perceived contrast with Trump. Cruz has not endorsed Trump despite pleas for party unity from the campaign...
  • Newt: It's a 'Betrayal' If Cruz Doesn't Endorse Trump During Convention Speech

    07/18/2016 5:12:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 159 replies
    Townhall.com (The publisher of the article) ^ | July 18, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien (The author who wrote the piece)
    Newt Gingrich spoke with Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren live from Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Day One of the RNC convention Monday night. At the beginning of their conversation, they addressed the controversy around who is and who isn’t present at the convention as the Republican Party gets ready to crown Donald Trump their 2016 nominee. At least one speaker, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), has yet to endorse the GOP nominee. Susteren asked Gingrich if he believed Trump’s former presidential opponent would finally announce his support for Trump during his speech Wednesday night. “Well I hope he does” endorse...
  • Ted Cruz contemplates the unthinkable

    07/18/2016 4:08:07 PM PDT · by orchestra · 172 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/18/2016 | Glenn Thrush
    Still smarting from his loss in the primary, Cruz says he’ll use his convention speech to outline his own vision of the Republican Party’s future. But will he endorse? One of these days, and maybe soon, Ted Cruz just might have to endorse Donald Trump. But he’ll never concede Trump could have beaten him in a fair fight — and he’ll never accept that Trump’s me-first philosophy represents a sustainable future for the GOP. Above all, Cruz wants to use the big stage in Cleveland to present a non-Trump alternative vision for his party’s future, one rooted in constitutional conservative...
  • After Dallas, Texas senators launch bid to punish those who target cops

    07/13/2016 7:41:05 PM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 13 July 2016 | Karoun Demirjian
    Three Republican senators have filed a bill to ratchet up penalties against anyone who intentionally targets the police, a response to the deadly shooting that left five officers dead in Dallas last week. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) filed a bill Wednesday to make attempting or conspiring to kill a law enforcement officer or judge a federal crime punishable by up to 30 years in jail, with lesser penalties for assaulting such officials or trying to flee prosecution by crossing state lines. In states that have capital punishment, a murder of a police officer...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with secretive conservative group in Cleveland

    07/12/2016 5:36:56 PM PDT · by maggief · 156 replies
    Politico ^ | July 12, 2016 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    CLEVELAND — Ted Cruz is making an extra trip to Cleveland to address a closed-door meeting of influential conservative leaders this Friday ahead of the Republican National Convention, according to four people familiar with his plans. Cruz will speak to a gathering of the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of conservative activists, many of whom backed the Texas senator in his failed presidential bid earlier this year. The Council for National Policy is a nonprofit but some of its members, including CNP President Tony Perkins, who also serves as head of the Family Research Council, are part of...
  • Update: The Ongoing Arrogance of the Cruzers

    07/12/2016 6:44:05 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 82 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 7/12/16 | Black & Blonde Media
    Liberals always claim the need to "educate" people who don't do what they want and have no problem disenfranchising voters to get their way. Cruzers are clearly displaying the very same authoritarian tactics so-called conservatives bitch about constantly. While #NeverTrumper Regina Thompson claims Trump only earned 40% of the Republican primary votes, he did so against a field of 16 other candidates (not one or two, or even four...) which makes that victory percentage all the more impressive.