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  • Ted Cruz: Attacks in Ottawa, Jerusalem ‘stark reminders’ radical Islam not confined to Middle East

    10/23/2014 12:53:08 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 23, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, said the attack in Canada and a separate hit-and-run attack in Jerusalem Wednesday are reminders that “radical Islamic terrorism” is not confined to the Middle East and likened the shooting death of a soldier in Ottawa to the 2009 attack at Fort Hood, Texas.“Our great and good friends in Canada and Israel were targeted because both countries share the same core principles of tolerance and freedom that we in America hold so dear — and which are hated by the vicious terrorists whose ultimate goal is to destroy us all,” said Mr. Cruz, a possible...
  • Ted Cruz Reveals What he’d do if Elected President – And it’s Even Worse Than You Thought

    10/22/2014 8:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Burnt Orange Report ^ | October 22, 2014 | Katie Singh
    With the midterm elections approaching, Texas senator Ted Cruz penned an editorial in USA Today this week detailing what he’d like a potential Republican-controlled Congress to prioritize in 2015. As you might expect, the list is full of Tea Party staples: repealing Obamacare, cutting taxes, and slashing funding for federal programs. What makes Cruz’s list of Congressional priorities interesting is that it essentially previews what a Cruz 2016 presidential campaign agenda might look like–and it’s not pretty. As Ted Cruz’s multiple trips to Iowa have suggested, Texas’ junior senator is all-but-confirmed to be running for president in 2016. Though his...
  • Cruz predicts GOP presidential victory

    10/21/2014 7:32:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014, 03:42 pm | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said he thinks Republicans will not only take control of the Senate next year but also the White House in 2017.Cruz, who is considered a potential GOP nominee for the 2016 presidential election, wrote an op-ed for USA Today outlining what Republican priorities would be if they, take over the Senate after November’s midterm election.Several vulnerable Democrats in conservative states are up for reelection. Republicans need to gain six seats in order to shift into the majority party.Cruz said if Republicans win, they would pass legislation to “jumpstart the economy, safeguard constitutional liberties, and strengthen our...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama a 'Perfectionist,' Cruz Needs to 'Read a Little More'

    10/20/2014 5:35:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” host Wolf Blitzer sat down with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) to ask her if she could confirm a Saturday report from The New York Times that claimed President Barack Obama was “seething” at administration officials for their handling of the Ebola response. After replaying a clip of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) calling for greater presidential leadership on the Ebola response, Blitzer asked Jackson Lee if she had been in touch with the White House. “You probably saw that story in The New York Times on Saturday saying the president was, quote, ‘seething’ because...
  • Flawed Ebola protocols left U.S. nurses vulnerable, health official says

    10/20/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    An Obama administration health official said Sunday that U.S. protocols on Ebola failed because they originally were intended for African field hospitals, while the White House came under another round of attacks for its refusal to restrict travel from nations suffering epidemic outbreaks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the original Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructions for dealing with the virus were taken from the World Health Organization’s protocol for Africa, where conditions are much different from those in U.S. hospitals. Two nurses caring for an Ebola patient flown into...
  • Ted Cruz Schools Candy Crowley on Travel Ban From Hot Zone Ebola Countries

    10/19/2014 4:34:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 63 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 19, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Candy Crowley should always be prepared to be schooled on her liberal assumptions whenever Senator Ted Cruz is a guest on her State of the Union show as happened today when Crowley parroted the administration line that a travel ban from the Ebola Hot Zone nations of West Africa was both unnecessary as well as harmful. Watch how well Cruz set Crowley's mind on the path to learning that a ban on such travel, not liberal shibboleth talking points, is what is needed to halt the spread of that disease into this country. Cruz follows up with a tasty after...
  • Ted Cruz: Obama’s Public Health Experts Can’t Be Trusted

    10/19/2014 4:24:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Rob Garver
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday dismissed President Obama’s newly appointed Ebola czar as a “political operative” without the medical background necessary for the job — and he urged Americans to ignore the judgment of government health officials because they “are repeating the administration’s talking points.” Cruz is one of a number of politicians calling for a more drastic response to the disease which, to date, has infected two Americans, both nurses who cared directly for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who contracted the disease in his home country and fell ill in Texas. Cruz’ and other Republicans have...
  • Some in GOP 'Not Comfortable' with Ted Cruz on Campaign Trail

    10/19/2014 4:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 14, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    While Sen. Ted Cruz may be a star among tea party faithful and other more socially conservative Republicans, he has been less active on the midterm campaign trail as some candidates fear he could polarize voters, The Hill reports. More welcomed in states with tight midterms contests have been Cruz's conservative brothers in the Senate, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky, who have been counted on to support election bids across the country, the Hill noted. “It’s almost exactly a year ago to the day when [Cruz] led to the government shutdown," Republican strategist Rich Galen told...
  • Cruz dismisses Klain as a 'political operative'

    10/19/2014 6:44:28 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | October 19, 2014 | LEIGH MUNSIL
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday dismissed new Obama administration Ebola czar Ron Klain a "political operative" without health-care experience. "Mr. Klain is not a doctor, he's not a health care professional, he doesn't have background in these issues," the Texas Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union." "We don't need a White House political operative, which is what Mr. Klain has been. What we need is presidential leadership. The person who needs to be on top of this is the president of the United States." Klain is a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, and served...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Cruz: We Don't Need Obama's Ebola Czar, We Need a President Who Will Lead

    10/17/2014 11:49:52 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Oct 2014, 11:24 AM PDT | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said on Friday that America doesn’t need an Ebola czar, but in fact needs leadership from President Barack Obama—and needs a president who will ban travel to and from Ebola-stricken nations. “We don't need another so-called 'czar'; we need presidential leadership,” Cruz said in response to the president appointing Ron Klain—Vice President Joe Biden’s ex-chief of staff, who was at the center of the 2009 stimulus bill and the Solyndra scandal—as Ebola czar. “This is a public health crisis, and the answer isn't another White House political operative.” Cruz said that instead of a czar, Obama...
  • Ted Cruz Tells Brody File: "Real Risk" Of Pastors Being Jailed For Preaching Against Homosexuality

    10/17/2014 11:28:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CBN News' The Brody File ^ | October 17, 2014 | David Brody, Chief Political Correspondent
    In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Senator Ted Cruz says pastors being hauled off to jail by the government for preaching against homosexuality is a “real risk” in the future. ““I think that is a real risk,” Cruz tells me. “Some in the media ridicule that threat saying there is no danger of the government coming after pastors. That is the usual response.” But he adds: “The specter of government trying to determine if what pastors preach from the pulpit meets with the policy views or political correctness of the governing authorities, that prospect is real and happening...
  • Senators Call For Travel Restrictions, Halting of Visas For West Africa Countries

    10/17/2014 2:22:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Senators on both sides of the political aisle are calling for travel restrictions on West African countries as government officials in the U.S. fail to quell concerns about the threat free travel poses to the health and safety of Americans. Democrat Senators Kay Hagan and Bill Nelson have called for temporary travel restrictions and today, Republican Senators Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn sent a letter directly to President Obama demanding the administration stop issuing visas to people currently living in Ebola stricken countries. Here is the text of the letter in it's entirety: Dear...
  • Cruz: Congress Needs to Reconvene to Pass Flight Ban

    10/17/2014 5:22:00 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Oct 2014
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted the Obama administration for refusing to ban flights from countries with massive outbreaks of the Ebola virus and urged Congress to reconvene to pass a flight ban on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Cruz reported that he wrote a letter to the FAA two weeks ago suggesting that they ban flights from Ebola-ravaged countries, but “unfortunately, the Obama administration has not responded in over two weeks, and this is a serious public health threat.”He further criticized the federal government’s approach to the spread of the Ebola virus and urged Congress should take action...
  • Sen. Cruz criticizes Houston over sermon subpoenas

    10/16/2014 4:20:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2014 7:05 PM EDT | Michael Graczyk
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told congregants of his home church Thursday that the city of Houston abused power by subpoenaing sermons and other documents from pastors who publicly opposed a local ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents. Cruz, standing among more than a dozen clergy at First Baptist Church in Houston, described the subpoenas as an “abuse of government power” and another illustration of the “indefensible assault by the government on religious liberties.” …
  • Top US lawmakers Urge West Africa Travel Ban

    10/16/2014 7:36:04 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 18 replies
    Top US Lawmakers Urge West Africa Travel Ban 2014-10-16 07:37 Washington - Senior US lawmakers overseeing homeland security on Wednesday joined calls for authorities to impose a temporary ban on travel from West Africa, in order to prevent an Ebola outbreak. Two American health-care workers at a Dallas, Texas hospital have been diagnosed with Ebola after caring for a Liberian man who died of the disease last week, and President Barack Obama's administration has shifted into overdrive in efforts to contain the disease's spread. "A temporary ban on travel to the United States from countries afflicted with the virus is...
  • Ted Cruz and the Real ‘War on Women’

    10/16/2014 6:25:09 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | Steve Deace
    This is the second consecutive election cycle that Democrats have trotted out their phony-baloney “war on women” meme, and you really can’t blame them because it worked so well the last time. Remember the 2012 GOP convention? How many speeches did we hear from defensive Republicans who wanted to assure their fellow Americans they weren’t misogynists. Instead of spending the entire convention telling their story, the Republicans spent most of it reacting to the Democrats’ narrative. Now the “war on women” meme has gotten so ridiculous Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Bailey (in honor of Michelle Obama) is trying it...
  • Ban flights from Ebola-stricken nations [Ted Cruz Op-Ed]

    10/16/2014 6:18:33 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    TribTalk ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | Ted Cruz
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa presents an urgent public health threat to America. The loss of life and the growing epidemic are heartbreaking and tragic. And we need serious leadership in the United States to protect our citizens today. To date, roughly 8,000 people have contracted Ebola in West Africa. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that under worst-case-scenario conditions, the number of Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million by January. Of those, over 50 percent would likely lose their lives. We need to do everything we can to contain this outbreak, to help the people who are suffering in Africa and...
  • TED CRUZ: CITY OF HOUSTON'S SUBPOENAS OF PASTORS 'SHOCKING & SHAMEFUL'

    10/15/2014 10:57:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Oct 2014, 1:47 PM PDT | SARAH RUMPF
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Senator Ted Cruz has weighed in regarding the controversial subpoenas that the City of Houston sent to several Houston area pastors, demanding copies of their sermons and speeches, as well as communications with church members. As reported by Breitbart Texas, the dispute stems from an anti-discrimination ordinance passed by Houston regarding discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation. The pastors' churches were part of a coalition of hundreds of churches in the Houston area that opposed the ordinance. After a referendum petition seeking to get a repeal measure on the November ballot was tossed out over...
  • Cruz to the Rescue: Houston Mayor Backs Off From Subpoenas to Pastors

    10/15/2014 7:19:07 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 81 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/15/14 | s rumpf
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker has backed down from the subpoenas the City of Houston issued to several area pastors, Breitbart Texas has learned. Breitbart Texas reported earlier about the controversy, stemming from litigation challenging the city's anti-discrimination ordinance and subpoenas asking the pastors for the content of their sermons, speeches and communications with church members. Texas Senator Ted Cruz weighed in, firmly supporting the pastors in their efforts to fight the subpoenas, while Mayor Parker initially remained adamant that the city had the right to request those records. Despite posting comments on Twitter just hours before that seemed to indicate...
  • Ted Cruz advocates military transport for Ebola aid, calls for travel ban

    10/15/2014 2:17:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday that it is possible to write a ban on travel from Ebola-stricken West African countries while still letting medical personnel and aid get through. Despite intense pressure from members of Congress to impose a ban to stop the disease from entering the U.S., Obama administration health officials have said a travel ban would actually hurt because it would hinder efforts to stop Ebola in West Africa. But Mr. Cruz said it’s easy to carve out exceptions. “Health care personnel can be brought in on military C-130 flights,” the Texas Republican told The Dallas Morning News....
  • Ted Cruz calls for ban on travelers from African countries battling Ebola

    10/14/2014 5:51:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/14/14 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Sen. Ted Cruz called Tuesday for a ban on travelers from West African countries grappling with Ebola. “Common sense dictates that we should impose a travel ban on commercial airline flights from nations afflicted by Ebola,” he said by phone from Texas. "There’s no reason to allow ongoing commercial air traffic out of those countries.”
  • Cruz to visit Chicago GOP next Wednesday

    10/14/2014 5:38:03 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Illinios Review ^ | Tuesday, October 14, 2014
    CHICAGO - Some say he's a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate - and he's not discouraging that kind of talk. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will be headlining a breakfast fundraiser for the 43rd Ward Republicans and the Chicago Republican Party on Wednesday, October 22, two weeks before the election."We're grateful that Senator Cruz is helping our effort in Chicago," said Chris Cleveland, 43rd Ward Republican Committeeman. "It's rare to get someone of his stature for a local ward organization."The proceeds will go to support Republican candidates running in the City of Chicago. The breakfast event is at DePaul University's Cortelyou...
  • Exclusive–Ted Cruz on Potential 2016 Run: Question for all GOP Primary Voters Is 'Who Is Standing Up

    10/14/2014 5:32:26 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle | Matthew Boyle
    CLEMSON, South Carolina — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)—a likely 2016 presidential candidate—expects the GOP field for the 2016 presidential nomination to form by June of next year, he told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on the way to a tailgate event with several candidates for statewide and federal office at the Clemson University football game on Saturday. . . . . . As it pertains to the Republican primary in 2016, Cruz said the litmus test for GOP voters should be whether a given candidate has led on the battlefield of ideas against the left and political establishment as...
  • ROMNEY ON 2016: 'I'M NOT RUNNING'

    10/09/2014 3:27:39 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 9,2010 | Breitbart
    In a segment that aired on Thursday’s broadcast of “CBS This Morning,” CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on the activities of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, during this midterm election cycle.
  • George Pataki for President: “Right Wing Republicans with a Human Face”

    10/13/2014 4:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The London School of Economics and Political Science ^ | October 13, 2014 | Richard Brodsky
    If he’s serious, the Republicans of New Hampshire and elsewhere are in for an interesting time. George Pataki is heading north from New York, where he retired as an undefeated three-term Republican Governor in 2006. Do not underestimate him. There’s a sort of aw-shucks persona he puts out there. He’s smart. He’s not encumbered by previous entanglements with the nutty Republican infrastructure. He beat a Democratic liberal icon, Mario Cuomo. He is/is not conservative enough. The big money boys like him. I worked with him and against him for 12 years. He’s got genuine human qualities that are admirable. He’s...
  • No evidence links political opponents Cruz ’92, Orman ’91 during time at U. (Princeton)

    10/12/2014 9:43:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | October 12, 2014 | Christina Vosbikian
    When U.S. Senator from Texas Ted Cruz ’92 set out on a bus tour last week, kickstarting the campaign for incumbent U.S. Senator from Kansas Pat Roberts, he also set out on a small-scale political battle against Greg Orman ’91, a Senate hopeful with whom Cruz spent three years at the University as an undergraduate. Orman, a businessman and independent candidate, has been accused by the Roberts campaign of being a stealthy democratic candidate. “I’m reminded of another candidate who ran in 2008 who ran on empty promises. He ran on hope and change, and he figured a whole bunch...
  • Ratchet Down the RINO Rhetoric (Syrup of ipecac not needed)

    10/12/2014 1:03:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2014 | Doris O'Brien
    The presidential election is two years distant, but that hasn’t stopped some in the GOP from already deciding who would make “acceptable” Republican candidates and who would not, based on their perceived degree of fidelity to conservative principles. The arbiters have all but hung a sign in the 2016 window of opportunity that reads, NO RINOS NEED APPLY. It seems almost unconscionable for this assessment to be ballyhooed even as we find ourselves in the midst of a crucial election to determine the leadership of the U.S. Senate, and the direction of America’s future. Certainly, this would seem to be...
  • David Shribman: The muddled midterm elections of 2014 (World-class malarkey)

    10/11/2014 9:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Bemidji Pioneer ^ | October 11, 2014 | David M. Shribman, executive editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    WATERVILLE, Maine — With three weeks remaining before the critical midterm congressional elections, the character of American politics for the next two years and for the presidential campaign that will begin in earnest next month is unusually uncertain. In fact, the contours of our national civic life are more undefined than they have been since the overtime election of 2000 — a period of ambiguity no one is eager to repeat. So, as the election nears, the American political landscape can be described as a combination of enthusiasm and ennui that defies clear definition. In fact, enthusiasm and ennui are...
  • Chris Christie Extremely Unpopular w/Working Class Republicans

    10/11/2014 4:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | October 11, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Turning out the working class white vote is crucial for the Republicans in 2016. Some are touting Chris Christie as the solution, but the Marsist-McClatchy poll suggests otherwise. Christie gets 17% of the vote for the $50,000 and over group among Republicans and those who lean that way, but only 5% for the $50,000 and unders. Those are extremely striking and shocking numbers. Christie is well known, especially after Sandy, so this can’t be a name recognition issue. It’s not a RINO issue either. Jeb Bush is at 18% among the under $50,000 and as 12% among the over $50,000....
  • Senators to Obama: Do Something About Hong Kong

    10/10/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 9, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    A bipartisan group of senators from across the political spectrum—from Elizabeth Warren and Patrick J. Leahy to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio—wants President Barack Obama to speak out and act to support Hong Kong’s democracy movement.They don’t specify exactly what they want Obama to do—they say “demonstrable, meaningful steps”—but note that a 1992 law “authorizes you to suspend trade and economic provisions should Beijing not provide sufficient autonomy for Hong Kong.”Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who is president pro tempore and Judiciary chairman, leads the letter with Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Rubio.“The people of Hong Kong have sent a strong...
  • Ted Cruz Is Coming To South Carolina

    10/11/2014 8:56:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    FITS News ^ | Friday, Oct 10th 2014
    LIKELY 2016 HOPEFUL HEADS TO PALMETTO UPSTATE By FITSNEWS  ||  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz - a presumptive candidate for president of the United States – will travel to early-voting South Carolina this week for a series of events.Cruz’s trip is focused on the socially conservative Upstate – where “Republicans” are currently up in arms this week after the U.S. Supreme Court’s “non-ruling” on gay marriage appears to have paved the way for the demise of the state’s 2006 same sex marriage ban. In fact Cruz will campaign at one point with S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson – who has drawn criticism for his defense of the...
  • Ted Cruz and the Republican Big Tent

    10/11/2014 8:50:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 10 Oct 2014 10:56 AM | Michael Reagan
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is a tea party stalwart.   Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., narrowly defeated a tea party opponent in the Republican Senate primary this year.   Ted Cruz has a perfect 100 percent rating from the American Conservative Union.   Pat Roberts has an 84 percent rating from the ACU.   Yet this week Cruz will be in Kansas campaigning for Roberts in an election that is crucial for GOP hopes of retaking the Senate. The reason is simple. Fox News quotes Cruz explaining, “Roberts stood by my side in the fight to defund Obamacare, and he...
  • So why isn’t the NRSC doing more in, say, New Hampshire’s Senate race? Or, indeed, anything?

    10/10/2014 7:40:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 10/9/14 | Moe Lane
    I’m not exactly sure what the reasoning is, here. It’s not because the race isn’t competitive. It is – or, more accurately, it could be. Jeanne Sheehan is ahead of Scott Brown by 6.5 points in the current RCP average, sure. But she’s also under 50% in the aggregate polling, which is the usual rule of thumb for an incumbent in trouble. This is the sort of situation where throwing some advertisting cash into the mix could really come in handy. Of course, it’s a little late for that now – back in May the Democrats blocked out about $1...
  • Cruz rallies Kansas conservatives

    10/09/2014 9:26:50 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 56 replies
    The Hill (.com) ^ | Oct. 9, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    WICHITA, Kan. — Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) waded into the Kansas Senate race Thursday, touting beleaguered Republican incumbent Pat Roberts as the contest’s only true conservative. The conservative hero's support is crucial as Roberts tries to energize his campaign and ward off a challenge from well-funded independent Greg Orman in a race that could jeopardize the GOP's hopes of winning Senate control. Cruz vouched for Roberts despite raising money earlier in the cycle for the Madison Project, a conservative group that supported Roberts’s primary challenger Milton Wolf. Wolf has not yet endorsed Roberts in the general election....
  • The Lone Hispanic Ultra Conservative – Ted Cruz

    10/09/2014 6:56:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    VOXXI ^ | October 9, 2014 | Grace Flores-Hughes
    When Ted Cruz was first elected to the United States Senate in 2012, practically all of America’s media outlets went gaga over him. We quickly learned about the man’s great intellect, having memorized the entire U.S. Constitution which added to his already stellar Ivy League academic performance. That was then, this is now. Today, the Ted Cruz that the country came to admire has evolved into one of the most ultra conservative voices in America. His alignment with conservative causes and organizations has propelled him to national fame. He’s the darling of conservative groups from Tea Party activists to political...
  • 'PRAIRIE FIRE' TED CRUZ KICKS OFF SEN. PAT ROBERTS' KANSAS BUS TOUR

    10/09/2014 3:51:33 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 10,2014 | Charlie spiering
    WICHITA, Kansas--“Ted Cruz came roaring into the Senate in 2012, a lot like a prairie fire,” Sen. Pat Roberts said, introducing Cruz to an audience here. "Prairie fire" is not how one might describe Roberts' long tenure in the Senate. But as he works to stave off an unexpected challenge from independent candidate Greg Orman, a wealthy businessman who has declined to say which party he would join in the Senate, the monumental importance of the race has prompted Cruz, Sarah Palin, and other top conservatives to chip in to help win the race.
  • Huckabee Vows to Leave GOP If It Doesn’t Fight Same-Sex Marriage

    10/09/2014 1:46:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 04:11 PM | Todd Beamon
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee threatened to leave the GOP and run for the White House in 2016 as an independent if Republicans “capitulate” and support same-sex marriage. “If the Republicans want to lose guys like me, and a whole bunch of still God-fearing, Bible-believing people, go ahead and just abdicate on this issue—and go ahead and say abortion doesn’t matter, either,” Huckabee told Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, on Wildmon’s “Today’s Issues” radio show. “Because at that point, you lose me; I’m gone.” “I’ll become an independent,” he vowed in an interview on Tuesday. “I’ll start...
  • Ted Cruz-Rand Paul competition could reshape Republican Party

    10/09/2014 8:52:46 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2014 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Conservative stars appeal to voters in radically different ways. The most attention-grabbing conservatives in the emerging 2016 Republican presidential nomination race are two freshmen U.S. senators who had never held elective office before. Though nearly equal in their fanfare, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas are romancing Republican and independent voters in radically different ways. The outcome of their fierce competition could influence the direction of their party. Win or lose, both men have an opportunity to influence a new generation of conservatives in tactics, policy and coalition-building while readjusting the movement’s planks of fiscal restraint, free...
  • Rand Paul, Ted Cruz Differ on Gay Marriage and Military

    10/09/2014 12:03:17 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 35 replies
    News Max ^ | 10/09/2014 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas share a desire to run for president in 2016, but this week the Republicans differed on an issue of importance to the conservative base — gay marriage. During a recent visit to South Carolina's College of Charleston, Paul told CNN that "people change their minds all the time" on the issue of gay marriage. “The bottom line is, I’m old fashioned, and I’m a traditionalist. I believe in old-fashioned traditional marriage. But, I don’t really think the government needs to be too involved with this, and I think that the...
  • Harry Reid and Ted Cruz -- What's Not to Like in Congress

    10/09/2014 12:06:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid doesn't look very good in Washingtonian's Best and Worst of Congress list for 2014. The honors, based on votes by Capitol Hill staffers, position Reid as the most partisan, the worst-speaking and the second-meanest solon (behind Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.) in the nation's allegedly most deliberative body. The magazine's 15th biennial survey has a sort of "sexiest man alive" feel. It's highly subjective and something of a popularity contest, but it does give the voting public a reliable sense of how insiders see one another -- whom they like and whom they loathe. The other...
  • Ted Cruz says Chris Christie would be 'another Rudy Giuliani' in 2016, report says

    10/08/2014 1:18:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | October 8, 2014 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    Despite calls by party leaders for would-be presidential candidates keep the gloves on, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is privately disparaging Chris Christie as the “Rudy Giuliani of this cycle,” to donors, according to a new Politico report that suggests a particularly nasty fight among GOP candidates is brewing even before the start of the 2016 campaign season. The report, quoting multiple sources, noted that Cruz is making the comparison to potential donors as he tries to expand his appeal beyond conservative Tea Partiers and access the easy campaign cash the flows most readily to those candidates with the highest...
  • Bobby Jindal: I agree with Ted Cruz on gay marriage

    10/08/2014 7:48:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 7, 2014 | 6:04 pm | T. Becket Adams
    Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., on Tuesday said that he agrees with potential 2016 presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on the issue of gay marriage, which is back in the news because of the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to reject requests from five states aimed at keeping bans on same-sex marriage in place.“I certainly agree with the senator," Jindal said during a Tuesday conference call, in response to a question from the Washington Examiner. "I think he has proposed, he is already proposing some legislation on this, I certainly agree with the senator. I do believe marriage is between...
  • Ted Cruz is morphing into Sarah Palin (Written by the Queen of the Neocons)

    10/07/2014 8:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | October 7, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is fast becoming the king of useless fights and empty gestures. First came his destructive government shutdown gambit. Then came his half-baked idea for fighting the Islamic State. Then he set up a showy albeit unnecessary confrontation with a Christian group, managing to be the only one on the right these days magnifying differences between Jews and Christians — unlike, say, Gov. Mike Huckabee, who rallies Christians and Jews to a shared fight against jihadists bent on slaughtering both. And now Cruz is pushing a constitutional amendment to prevent federal courts from vindicating the rights of...
  • Why Are the Bushies Attacking Ted Cruz?

    10/07/2014 2:27:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/07/2014 | Spengler
    The Republican Party has played Marley’s Ghost for the past half-dozen years, dragging behind it the sins of the foreign-policy utopians who persuaded George W. Bush to bet the farm on nation-building in the Middle East. Bush’s 2004 Second Inaugural, written with the help of the Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol and the Washington Post‘s Charles Krauthammer, was the high-water mark of foreign-policy overreach and the cusp of Republican fortunes. By the 2006 congressional elections, the electorate had had enough, and the public’s disgust with the pointless sacrifice of blood and treasure helped propel the junior senator from Illinois into the...
  • Ted Cruz to introduce constitutional amendment on gay marriage after Supreme Court ducks appeals

    10/07/2014 1:35:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2014 | AllahPundit
    “Putting the paddles on the chest of a divisive issue with absolutely no hope of the outcome he promises is a hallmark of Ted Cruz,” says GOP consultant Rick Wilson acidly, the memory of last year’s doomed “defund” effort firmly in mind. Okay, but the fine print on what Cruz wants to do is interesting. Typically when social conservatives start talking up amendments aimed at gay marriage, they’re thinking of a substantive change — namely, a new law of the land that says marriage involves one man and one woman and no other combination. Once that’s in the Constitution,...
  • Cruz: Amend U.S. Constitution to Preserve Marriage Bans

    10/07/2014 6:50:49 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 70 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Oct. 6, 2014 | Aman Batheja
    div class="photo_caption">U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in an interview with The Washington Post's Dan Balz at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 20, 2014. Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for same-sex marriage bans to be lifted in five states, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz called Monday for amending the U.S. Constitution to prevent either the federal government or the U.S. Supreme Court from overturning a state's ban on same-sex marriage.Cruz announced his plans in a statement Monday in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to let stand appeals court rulings allowing same-sex marriages in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah,...
  • Allowing Lower Court Rulings on Same-Sex Marriage to Stand-Tragic, Indefensible & Judicial Activism

    10/06/2014 3:23:04 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 98 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz Official Website ^ | October 6, 2014 | U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to reject requests from five States to review state laws that prohibit same-sex marriage. “The Supreme Court’s decision to let rulings by lower court judges stand that redefine marriage is both tragic and indefensible,” said Sen. Cruz. “By refusing to rule if the States can define marriage, the Supreme Court is abdicating its duty to uphold the Constitution. The fact that the Supreme Court Justices, without providing any explanation whatsoever, have permitted lower courts to strike down so many state marriage laws...
  • Cruz: Supreme Court 'abdicating its duty'

    10/06/2014 3:22:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 6, 2014 | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday slammed the Supreme Court for declining to hear appeals on lower court rulings that overturn same-sex marriage bans, calling the justices’ move “tragic and indefensible.” “By refusing to rule if the States can define marriage, the Supreme Court is abdicating its duty to uphold the Constitution,” he said in a statement. “The fact that the Supreme Court Justices, without providing any explanation whatsoever, have permitted lower courts to strike down so many state marriage laws is astonishing.” On Monday, the Supreme Court decided not to hear challenges to lower court rulings on same-sex marriage...
  • Ted Cruz: FAA needs to ensure Ebola victims are kept away from U.S.

    10/06/2014 12:25:12 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/2/14 5:43 PM EDT | KATHRYN A. WOLFE
    Following reports that someone infected with Ebola has turned up in his home state of Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday asked the Federal Aviation Administration to “take every available precaution in preventing additional cases from arriving in the United States.”The FAA so far has responded to concerns about Ebola by saying it is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is taking the lead on responding to the threat.“Due to the Obama administration’s unclear approach to addressing the threat of the Ebola virus, Americans — particularly the Texans who have possibly been exposed — deserve...