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  • Religious schools, homeschoolers to get a boost in GOP tax plan, thanks to Ted Cruz and Mike Pence

    12/16/2017 4:12:21 AM PST · by GonzoII · 1 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 26, 2017 | Joseph Lawler
    Parents would get new federal tax breaks for sending their children to private or religious schools or teaching them at home if the final Republican tax overhaul bill becomes law. For that, they can thank Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who offered the original amendment to extend 529 college savings plans to grade school and high school, including costs for homeschooling.
  • Democrats should go after Ted Cruz.

    12/14/2017 7:58:39 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 144 replies
    "The Week" ^ | 12.14.2017 | Ryan Cooper
    Democrats' shocking victory in the Alabama Senate special election undoubtedly has raised their potential list of seats they might win. If they can win in the Deep South, they can win anywhere. High on the list of reach targets is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is up for re-election in 2018. Hillary Clinton did quite well in Texas, only losing by 9 points (better than she did in Iowa) — as compared to nearly 28 points in Alabama. What's more, Democrats have a solid candidate in the form of Rep. Beto O'Rourke from El Paso.
  • Could Texas Have an Alabama-Style Senate Upset in 2018?

    12/13/2017 9:47:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 | Julie Fine
    Alabama's special election for U.S. Senate ended in an upset Tuesday night, as Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in the deeply conservative state. Texas has a Senate race in 2018, and it will likely be a different story. Sen. Ted Cruz remains popular in the Lone Star State and has more than $6 million in his campaign coffers. Cruz was first elected in 2012, pulling off a major upset in defeating then-Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a Republican primary runoff. Now, Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, of El Paso, is hoping to pull off an upset of his...
  • GOP Lawmakers Confront Trump Over EPA’s Unworkable Biofuels Mandate

    12/07/2017 9:17:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 7, 2017 | Chris White
    President Donald Trump will meet with a group of Republican lawmakers Thursday to discuss ways of addressing problems oil refiners have with the EPA’s biofuels mandate. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is among nearly a dozen Republican lawmakers prepared to confront Trump over his administration’s refusal to ratchet down the biofuel standard. They want to find a way to lessen the impact the standards have on oil refiners. “President Trump will meet with senators today to discuss his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard and how to effectively address the program’s impact on independent refiners,” White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said...
  • Bill would help pay for Private School Tuition (passed in Tax Reform)

    12/03/2017 8:14:22 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    12:20 a.m. The Senate has adopted an amendment that would allow parents to use 529 college funds to pay private school tuition for students in kindergarten through high school. Parents could also use the tax-exempt funds on home-schooling expenses. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas offered the amendment to Senate Republicans' sweeping tax package. The vote was a 50-50 tie with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaker. All Senate Democrats opposed the measure. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were the only Republicans who voted against it.
  • Sarah Palin: Illegal Alien Given ‘More Rights, Grace And Favor’ Than Kate Steinle, Her Family

    11/30/2017 7:14:55 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 69 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 30 November 2017 | John Binder
    Former Alaskan Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin says the illegal alien acquitted of fatally shooting 32-year-old Kate Steinle in the sanctuary city of San Francisco, California, in 2015, was given “more rights, grace and favor” than his victim and her family. ....In an interview with a local news station in 2015, Lopez-Sanchez confessed that he sought out San Francisco because it was a sanctuary city that would not deport him from the U.S. “Sanchez said he knew San Francisco was a sanctuary city where he would not be pursued by immigration officials,” the local report added. Members...
  • Full Debate: Bernie Sanders, Maria Cantwell vs. Ted Cruz, Tim Scott on Tax Reform

    11/30/2017 8:25:57 AM PST · by iowamark · 5 replies
    Video from the November 28, 2017, broadcast of CNN's debate on tax reform with Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) facing off with Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Tim Scott (R-SC).
  • Sen. Kamala Harris dons Astros gear to pay out World Series bet with Sen. Ted Cruz

    11/29/2017 6:52:55 AM PST · by OrangeHoof · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11-28-2017 | Sarah D. Wire
    http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-sen-kamala-harris-dons-astros-gear-to-1511910298-htmlstory.html Link only because it is L.A. Times.
  • Ted Cruz Vs The Iowans. The Battle Continues (Fight over Ethanol Mandates)

    11/16/2017 2:48:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/16/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    A couple of weeks ago we learned that opponents of ethanol mandates weren’t going to quietly slink off the stage just because President Trump and Scott Pruitt were backing up the Renewable Fuel Standard. While this subject isn’t sexy enough to be making headlines on cable news these days, the fight is continuing unabated. The previous incident arose from Senator Joni Ernst blocking the nomination of EPA air chief Bill Wehrum and threatening to work with her Iowa partner Chuck Grassley to block others unless the RFS was fully protected.Texas Senator Ted Cruz fired back with his own blockade...
  • Ted Cruz pressures Iowa governor to reach deal on ethanol mandate

    11/14/2017 10:07:17 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | John Siciliano
    Sen. Ted Cruz is pressuring Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to reach a deal between oil refiners and the ethanol industry over the Environmental Protection Agency's renewable fuel mandate. Cruz, speaking on behalf of a group of eight GOP senators, wrote in a Tuesday letter to Reynolds that they do not wish to up-end the market for corn ethanol produced in her state, which is the nation's top producer of the fuel. Instead, Cruz argued that the senators' real problem with the Renewable Fuel Standard is refiners being required to buy expensive renewable identification number credits, or RINs, to meet the...
  • Cruz pulls support from Moore: Allegations merit ‘criminal prosecution’ if true

    11/13/2017 8:13:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 355 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2017 | ELLIOT SMILOWITZ
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday withdrew his support from Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, saying allegations of sexual misconduct should be looked at by prosecutors. “As it stands, I can’t urge the people of Alabama to support a campaign in the face of these charges without serious, persuasive demonstration that the charges are not true,” the Texas Republican told reporters, according to a Texas Tribune reporter. “Both last week and this week, there are serious charges of criminal conduct that if true, not only make him unfit to serve in the Senate but merit criminal prosecution,” he added.
  • My Evening with the Ted Cruz Campaign

    11/10/2017 4:45:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One year out from Election Day 2018, the Ted Cruz re-election campaign is in high gear. Last evening, I attended an event sponsored by the Hood County Tea Party in my hometown of Granbury, Texas at which the featured speakers were senior members of Senator Cruz’s 2018 campaign. First up was the campaign’s impressive political director, Joseph Wade Miller, a Marine veteran and former regional coordinator for Heritage Action for America. Discussing the tax reform bill, Miller explained that within the Republican caucus, the battle largely comes down to the question of whether the bill must be “revenue neutral.” Senator...
  • Ted Cruz Hits a Home Run Against Bernie Sanders: 'He Fundamentally Misunderstands Robin Hood'

    10/19/2017 12:18:30 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-18-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    We all know that Bernie Sanders is a babbling old man. We can, of course, feel sorry for him and refrain from criticizing him, purely because, well, he simply isn't very smart. Or eloquent. Sadly, however, he does have a large and loyal following, which is why a) he has to be taken seriously nonetheless and b) it's so incredibly important to explain that and why he's full of it. Enter Ted Cruz. On Wednesday evening, Cruz and Sanders debated each other on the GOP's tax plan. Cruz truly slammed the floor with his socialist colleague in the Senate, explaining...
  • Beto O'Rourke: Ted Cruz's Punk-Rock Problem (Check Out Beto's Punk Rock Garb)

    10/04/2017 9:53:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 12, 2017 | Tessa Stuart
    Beto O'Rourke, the democratic congressman from El Paso, has just finished the first of the day's three campaign events, an early-morning house party in Tyler, Texas, and is now high-tailing toward a second meet-and-greet 115 miles away in Texarkana, determined to squeeze in an extra, unscheduled stop. O'Rourke wants to overtake "the Beto Bus" – a raucous, 45-foot vessel scooping up supporters of his long-shot bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz – currently lumbering somewhere up ahead on an East Texas highway. O'Rourke's longtime chief of staff, David Wysong, is privately skeptical of the plan. "It has a lot of...
  • The NFL Can Never Go Back After Kneel-Down Sunday

    09/25/2017 4:57:44 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 55 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 9.25.2017 | David Blackmon
    The NFL commits Hari-kari – So, President Trump went off on the NFL coddling its players who refuse to stand for the national anthem on Saturday, and in return got an entire weekend filled with progressives and fake journalists defending players who disrespect our nation’s flag. As a bonus, he got incompetent NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and numerous NFL team owners stupidly doing the same thing, as the number of players showing their unpatriotic feelings multiplied prior to Sunday’s games. Have fun with that. – One can only wonder when Goodell and these owners will suddenly wake up and realize...
  • Cruz opposes latest Obamacare repeal

    09/24/2017 9:11:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | September 24, 2017 | Staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz said today that he doesn’t support the latest Obamacare repeal plan drafted by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham and suggested that the proposal also lacks the vote of Sen. Mike Lee.
  • Report: Trump Caves on DACA, Wants ‘Quick’ Amnesty for 800K Illegal Aliens

    09/14/2017 6:00:33 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 248 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 Sep 2017 | John Binder
    In a meeting with establishment politicians from the Problem Solvers Caucus and the Blue Dog Coalition, President Trump signaled a full-fledged cave on the issue of giving amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens currently protected by an Obama-created executive immigration program. Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the ultimate end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, under which hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens were given work permits and temporary protected status, Trump has remained unclear on whether he would stick to his anti-amnesty campaign promises or cave to the political establishment. At his White House meeting...
  • Cruz blames 'staffing issue' for porn video 'liked' on his Twitter account

    09/12/2017 12:03:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | September 12, 2017 | Daniella Diaz
    Washington (CNN)Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told reporters Tuesday it was a "staffing issue" that led to a pornographic video being "liked" by his Twitter account -- which has since been removed. "It was a staffing issue and it was inadvertent, it was a mistake, it was not a deliberate action," Cruz said, according to The Washington Post. He added: "We're dealing with it internally but it was a mistake, it was not malicious conduct." An aide to Cruz confirmed the comments to CNN, adding that there would be an internal effort to figure out who was responsible. Cruz declined to...
  • Trump's Spending Deal Funds Planned Parenthood

    09/11/2017 3:15:44 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 157 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - The spending deal that President Donald Trump cut last week with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)--and that was passed by a Republican-controlled Congress—breaks one of Trump’s unambiguous campaign promises: It funds Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Fiscal 2017 will end on Sept. 30 and the spending law Trump signed Friday will essentially continue federal funding from that date through Dec. 8 at the same levels and for the same purposes as the legislation currently funding the governmen That means both Planned Parenthood’s Title X and Medicaid funding can...
  • NYT’s Flegenheimer Can’t Stand Cruz, But Adores Liberal Female Senators

    09/09/2017 4:11:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | September 9, 2017 | Clay Waters
    The New York Times featured another jab at Senator Ted Cruz, a reliable target of liberal media loathing, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Reporters have been tittering at the thought of the fiscal conservative being obliged to change his tune to secure help for his home state of Texas, battered by Hurricane Harvey. NYT reporter Matt Flegenheimer took his turn in Saturday's “Trump and Harvey Push Cruz to Adjust His Style.” The text box: “A fiscal conservative shifts to constituent service when disaster strikes his hometown.” The online headline was slightly smarmy: “Ted Cruz 2.0? Senator Adjusts With Trump in...