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  • SPECIAL EARLY CAUCUS EDITION -- Cruz's close ties to New York's activist gay "Lavender Mafia"

    02/09/2016 12:05:14 PM PST · by xzins · 45 replies
    The Madesen Report ^ | Jan 31, 2016
    SPECIAL EARLY CAUCUS EDITION -- Cruz's close ties to New York's activist gay "Lavender Mafia" publication date: Jan 31, 2016 February 1-2, 2016 -- SPECIAL EARLY CAUCUS EDITION -- Cruz's close ties to New York's activist gay "Lavender Mafia" Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio appear to have more things in common than merely their Cuban heritage. After Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on GOP presidential hopeful Cruz, Cruz responded by questioning Trump's "New York values." Trump cautioned Cruz by saying that while the junior senator from Texas claimed he did not care for New York values, he certainly was...
  • Ron Paul's New Book Sinks His Immigration Grade to an 'F'

    05/02/2011 4:53:50 PM PDT · by DangerZone · 15 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Monday, May 2, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT | Roy Beck
    The biggest problem with Rep. Paul's (R-Texas) latest comments on immigration is that they are NOT just some ad hoc thoughts tossed off carelessly at some speaking event. These are engraved in a brand new book. Until the release of the book, Liberty Defined, Dr. Paul had a mixed record in Congress and the fact that he had taken the NumbersUSA "No Amnesty" pledge at the end of his Presidential campaign in 2008. That had earned him a C-minus on our 2012 Presidential Hopefuls Immigration Stances Report Card. Not impressive, but the third best (behind Rep. Bachman with a B-minus...
  • Ted Cruz : STOP Corporate H1B Visa Abuse - Prosecute Disney (et al) - HALT All H1B Visas on Day-One

    02/09/2016 12:25:51 PM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 24 replies
    Ted Cruz Presidential Campaign ^ | 2016-02-09 | Patton@Bastogne
    . President Ted Cruz's EPIC Plan to Defeat Illegal Immigraion and Stop-Criminalize H1B Visa Abuse Ted Cruz Rally at Faith Assembly of God in Orlando, Florida Fox News Network (FNN) Youtube Video 2015-11-13 ========================================= Senator Ted Cruz presented a brilliant, comprehensive, and effective plan to protect Americans' safety and employment with an "epic" speech in Orlando (2015-11-13). Senator Ted Cruz specifically targeted the corrupt H1B Visa Program that U.S. Corporations (aided by Obama and the corrupt GOPe-RINO Washington Cartel). Senator Ted Cruz's speech is a "must see" event. The Youtube video link is provided below, along with a "time mark"...
  • Cruz Mega-Donor is Gay, Pro-Pot Billionaire

    02/09/2016 11:05:23 AM PST · by xzins · 94 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 3 Jul 12 | Jay Root
    Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Ted Cruz points with pride to the army of small conservative donors supporting him. But his largest longtime contributor is a gay billionaire who supports same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization, campaign finance filings show. Peter Thiel, a German-born hedge fund manager and founder of the online payment system PayPal, gave Cruz $251,000 in 2009 for his aborted run for attorney general. The money represented 19 percent of the total raised for that campaign, which Cruz ended after Attorney General Greg Abbott decided to run for re-election. Thiel, an early Facebook investor who was portrayed by actor...
  • Losers and Winners in New Hampshire

    02/09/2016 10:37:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Marco Rubio has no shortage of admirers in the "conservative" media who have stopped at nothing to spin things--like his third place finish in Iowa--in his favor. Predictably, some of the same suspects are laboring tirelessly at this moment to control the damage that their candidate inflicted upon himself on the evening of February 6 at the New Hampshire GOP debate. For example, one radio host chastised a caller for allegedly failing to recognize that Rubio is no different from any other politician in relying upon talking points. Another insisted that what Rubio said about President Obama's nefarious designs for...
  • Trump repeats vulgar word audience member uses to describe Cruz

    02/08/2016 7:49:41 PM PST · by Coronal · 343 replies
    KWCH 12 ^ | Feb 08, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire Donald Trump on Monday night repeated the offensive term a woman attending his rally shouted in reference to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. After first calling on a woman close to the stage to "shout it out" again, Trump repeated the woman's one-word insult aimed at Cruz: "She said he's a pussy." The term was flung into the political orbit just a day before the New Hampshire primary as Trump was discussing Cruz's apparent hesitation during the last GOP debate on whether he would support waterboarding. Suddenly, Trump stopped mid-sentence, pointing to a woman near him in the...
  • Donald Trump Repeats Offensive Name for Ted Cruz at Rally

    02/09/2016 7:39:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    TIME ^ | 02/09/2016 | Tessa Berenson
    Trump repeated the phrase to an arena of about 5,000 people Donald Trump often boasts about not being politically correct, but he took it one step further Monday night in New Hampshire when he repeated a dirty name for Ted Cruz. The word was first yelled by a woman in the audience in Manchester, N.H., when Trump was talking about the Texas Senator not being pro-waterboarding, which Trump earlier on Monday said is 'the least form of torture, if it's torture at all.' 'He's a pussy!' the audience member yelled about Cruz. Trump then repeated the phrase into the microphone...
  • Ted Cruz on Net Neutrality: 'Obama Is Salivating to Regulate the Internet'

    02/08/2016 11:10:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22, 2016 | Noah Dulis
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has spoken out against the government's regulation of the Internet through net neutrality in a video message Breitbart Tech can exclusively share with readers. "That will end, and that will end immediately," Cruz declared when asked if he would continue to allow the Internet to be classified as a public utility if elected president. [BIG SNIP] "That's what the Internet does," he stated. "It empowers people." Cruz described net neutrality as "Obamacare for the Internet." Beyond arguing that it would allow the government to regulate "prices and terms of sale on the Internet,...
  • The FBI Arrested Almost All The Top Officials In This Texas Town

    02/08/2016 9:19:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | February 8, 2016 | Meghan DeMaria
    The next few city council meetings in Crystal City, TX are going to be pretty quiet. On Thursday, FBI agents arrested a majority of the town's top officials, including the mayor, mayor pro tempore, city manager, and a current city council member, as well as a former council member, The Washington Post reports. FBI agents also arrested Ngoc Tri Nguyen, an alleged gambling operator, nicknamed "Mr. T." A federal indictment (PDF) accused the town officials of taking thousands of dollars in bribes, and of helping Nguyen run the illegal gambling operation. Ricardo Lopez, Crystal City's mayor, was accused of accepting...
  • Five men indicted on kidnapping charges[cross-border drug trafficking and torture]

    04/03/2008 11:07:37 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 95+ views
    Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that a grand jury has indicted five men on kidnapping conspiracy charges related to a January incident involving cross-border drug trafficking and torture. Charged in the indictment, and each facing life in prison if convicted, were Crystal City residents Heriberto Macias Diaz, David Perez and William Davalos, and San Antonio residents Leroy Guerra Garcia and Mark Anthony Jiminez. The men are accused of conspiring to kidnap a Pearsall tow truck driver and taking him to Piedras Negras, where he was tortured and threatened with death, all to find the location of missing drug money, according to...
  • Why NH Should Vote for Ted Cruz and not Donald Trump

    02/08/2016 6:27:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    Granite Grok ^ | February 7, 2016 | Steve MacDonald
    Ted Cruz knows that you are the best hope for saving America. But to do that you need a president willing to get the government out of the way so that you can. "... just like the left, Donald Trump's solutions are all built on the "smarts" of certain gifted people and then empowering those people to navigate the world for the masses. By contrast Ted Cruz' campaign is built on the strength of a set of ideas, where rights, power and responsibility belong to every citizen, not just the gifted few. This is the self-governing model our nation was...
  • Latest N.H. Tracking Poll: Trump, Sanders Lead With 1 Day to Go

    02/08/2016 3:38:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    UMass-Lowell ^ | February 8, 2016 | Christine Gillette
    The eighth and final day of results from the UMass Lowell/7News tracking poll of 1,400 New Hampshire voters who were surveyed about candidates in the Feb. 9 Democratic and Republican primaries include: * With just a day to go before the first-in-the-nation primary, two outsider candidates - businessman Donald Trump and Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders - have double-digit leads. Both candidates have held large leads with likely primary voters since the first day of tracking poll results were released. Today, Trump's lead stands at 21 points and Sanders' at 16 points. * Trump has the support of 34 percent...
  • ‘Voter-Shaming’ Mailer That Made Noise in Iowa Shows Up in New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 3:19:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 106 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/7 | Nicholas Confessore
    A controversial voter-turnout tactic employed by Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign in Iowa is cropping up in New Hampshire, this time by way of a mysterious organization about which few public details are available. Voters in New Hampshire received envelopes in the mail this week claiming to contain “important taxpayer information,” according to Christopher Crawford, who received one of the mailers and posted pictures of it on Twitter. Mr. Crawford, who recently moved to Washington, was visiting his parents at their home in Nashua, N.H., this week when he opened an envelope addressed to him only to find a chart...
  • CarsonGate Cover-Up: CNN Fact-Checker Lies About Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 2:29:08 PM PST · by MLL · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 8, 2016 | John Nolte
    CNN is not only desperate to absolve itself of its legitimate responsibility for spreading the false idea that Dr. Ben Carson was dropping out of the presidential race last week, CNN is also hoping to complete a three-bank shot that will damage Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the process. Saturday night, CNN went so far as to have their phony left-wing "fact-checker" Tom Foreman lie about Cruz. For all of this to make sense, let's start at the beginning. Last Monday night, during the Iowa Caucus, I watched CNN live and saw the Carson segment in question that lit this...
  • McGrath: Ted Cruz Stands Alone On a Female Draft

    02/08/2016 2:12:12 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 102 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 8, 2016 | Art McGrath
    After last week's surprise statements by two top generals that women should sign up for the draft just like men, Sen. Ted Cruz has set himself apart from his Republican rivals in the race for president by saying unequivocally that the idea is "nuts." When questioned at a Senate committee hearing last week, the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Gen. Robert Neller and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley both said they thought women should have to register for Selective Service when they turn eighteen, just like men. During Saturday's presidential candidate debate in Manchester, N.H., everyone on stage...
  • Scott Brown Touts Trump Ground Game, ‘Phone Banks Humming’ in New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 12:24:28 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/8/2016 | Dan Riehl
    Former Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown told Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon today he sees Donald Trump winning the New Hampshire primary with John Kasich coming in second and "Rubio right there in third." Brown previously thought Rubio would finish second. That was before New Jersey Governor Chris Christie banged the Florida Senator up pretty good in Saturday's Republican debate. Brown called Rubio "brilliant," adding that he considered him a good friend, but felt the cage match with Christie really hurt him. Asked about Trump's "ground game," Brown said he was confident the businessman has a good one...
  • John Kasich: I'm a good middle ground between Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders

    02/08/2016 12:32:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    The Week ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jeva Lange
    A possibly very confused voter at a John Kasich town hall in Windham, New Hampshire, wanted to know why she should vote for the Ohio governor in the "Democratic primary" — and Kasich, a Republican, didn't correct her. The question did not seem to be a slip of the tongue, either: The voter said she was having a hard time deciding between Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and John Kasich in the "Democratic primary" and wanted to know why Kasich should have her vote.
  • Marco Rubio Dips Slightly In NH Tracking Poll, Tying With Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 12:53:06 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies
    TPM ^ | February 8, 2016 | CAITLIN MACNEAL
    Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican presidential pack in New Hampshire by a wide margin, but Sen. Marco Rubio's surge to second place nearly disappeared in a tracking poll released by the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Monday. Trump leads his competitors by 21 points, earning 34 percent support from likely Republican primary voters. The real estate mogul's support in the tracking poll has dropped 4 percentage points since the beginning of last week. After jumping to second place in the tracking poll with 15 percent support at the end of last week, Rubio has dropped by 2 percentage...
  • Ted Cruz Requests Private Meeting With Ben Carson

    02/08/2016 11:54:09 AM PST · by Red Steel · 126 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    "He said he's sorry that this happened and he wants to sit down and talk," Carson said in an interview with The Washington Post. "He wants to discuss the whole thing and clear the air." "To be determined," Carson said when asked where they may meet. "Doesn't matter." The Carson campaign has been critical of Cruz after his campaign spread false rumors during the Iowa caucus, and sent voicemails to Iowa precinct captains suggestings that Carson was dropping out of the race.
  • Sanders in 1990: US must pressure Israel on Palestinians

    02/06/2016 10:23:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/6/16 | staff and JTA
    Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders has had a long and apparently often critical relationship with Israel. One mystery that surrounded the 74-year-old senator’s past links to the Jewish state was the identity of the kibbutz on which he spent several months in 1963 as a volunteer. On Thursday, veteran Israeli journalist Yossi Melman announced that the Democratic hopeful had named it in an interview with him more than 25 years ago. In 1990, on the eve of his election to the US House of Representatives as a socialist, Sanders named the kibbutz where he volunteered as Sha’ar HaAmakim, a...
  • The Brief: With Second Place in Sight, Cruz Has Big Push in N.H.

    02/08/2016 2:00:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jacob Sanchez and John Reynolds
    The Big Conversation The pivotal and increasingly more difficult to predict GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire will happen tomorrow. As the Tribune's Abby Livingston reports, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is campaigning with an urgency similar to his efforts in Iowa. "Cruz already has an Iowa victory under his belt, and will soon turn to Republican supporters better aligned with his message in Southern states in the coming weeks," Livingston wrote. "But he is campaigning here in New Hampshire as if there is not tomorrow: come Tuesday, he will have made at least 17 stops in a week's time." Donald...
  • New Hampshire's 'Liberty Wing' Shifts to Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 1:14:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Charisma Magazine's Charisma Caucus ^ | February 8, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    One of the under-reported stories leading up to Ted Cruz' win in the Iowa Republican Caucus was his ability to attract libertarian-leaning members of the GOP base. With Rand Paul in the race, it seemed unlikely he would be able to convince New Hampshire's decidedly more libertarian "liberty wing" to follow suit. Paul dropped out of the race last week, and this week seven of the Kentucky senator's biggest Granite State supporters announced they are backing Cruz now. State Rep. J.R. Hoell was among the first to switch. The mechanical engineer now in his third term serving New Hampshire House...
  • Sick and Tired of ‘God Bless America’

    02/08/2016 8:20:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/08/2016 | Susan Jacoby
    THE population of nonreligious Americans -- including atheists, agnostics and those who call themselves "nothing in particular" -- stands at an all-time high this election year. Americans who say religion is not important in their lives and who do not belong to a religious group, according to Pew Research Center, have risen in numbers from an estimated 21 million in 2008 to more than 36 million now. Despite the extraordinary swiftness and magnitude of this shift, our political campaigns are still conducted as if all potential voters were among the faithful. The presumption is that candidates have everything to gain...
  • Cruz's polarizing endorsements may be doing more harm than good

    02/08/2016 9:11:48 AM PST · by kiryandil · 20 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | February 8, 2016 | Based on reporting by the Associated Press
    PETERBOROUGH, N.H. - As the campaign shifted this week to New Hampshire, which hosts the nation's second primary contest on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz continued to promote the endorsements of high-profile figures from his party's far-right fringe. But while polarizing endorsements may be popular among the passionate conservatives who usually decide primary contests, they could turn off the swing voters and independents who typically decide general elections. One of Cruz's backers is his national co-chairman Iowa Rep. Steve King, a leading voice on immigration who has compared those who cross the border illegally to drug mules and livestock...
  • Morning Joe: Bill Clinton's 'Hatchet' Job on Bernie 'Painful,' Cringe-worthy

    02/08/2016 6:38:14 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bill Clinton has lost his fastball. That's an emerging theme from this campaign season, and it was on glaring display on today's Morning Joe. Introducing a clip of Clinton [dressed like a lumberjack] attacking Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, Mika Brzezinski said the ex-prez had picked up the "hatchet"--not a good image for a would-be statesman. After the clip aired, Joe Scarborough called it "painful." Mike Barnicle said it was a "cringe" moment, with Chuck Todd seconding the assessment. View the video here.
  • ‘Morning Joe’ panel discloses Clinton email scandal as far worse than ‘public knows’

    01/30/2016 2:18:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 1/29/16 | Michael Dorstewitz
    **SNIP** "All of our sources high up are telling us... that this investigation is far more advanced than we the public knows," Scarborough said, before asking the panelists what information they're getting. "Well, there are three things that people are keying off of. First of all, there are a lot of chatter amongst FBI agents, many of whom have never been big fans of the Clintons. But a lot of FBI agents seem to be saying something is happening here," Bloomberg News analyst Mark Halperin said. "Second is from a legal point of view, you look at the recent developments...
  • 'Their Skin Is Crawling': Mika Says MSM Can't Be Objective About Trump

    01/04/2016 5:37:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski has let the cat out of the MSM bag. On today's Morning Joe, Mika admitted that the press corps covering Donald Trump can't be objective about him: "it's like their skin is crawling." Brzezinski said reporters "ooze with a lack of objectivity" when covering Trump, adding "you can sort of see it in their kind of like smiling, sort of slyly and uncomfortably and almost snarkily while they're reporting on his rallies." Of course, what is true about MSM coverage of Trump has been true of the way the liberal media covered many Republicans. Does anyone think, for...
  • Scarborough: For Anyone But Trump, ‘The Mainstream Media Would Have Called This Race’ [VIDEO]

    01/19/2016 9:00:30 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/19/2016 | Steve Guest
    MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough said Tuesday that if any other candidate had the lead that Donald Trump has, "the mainstream media would have called this race over." Scarborough told the panel that the race is coming down to "who can get the wild card berth for the playoffs. The fact is, Donald Trump is so far ahead in every one of these polls. Massively ahead." Bloomberg's Mark Halperin interjected that Trump is the "number one seed." "Let's just state the obvious," Scarborough said. Trump is "the number one seed. Number one, undefeated. Let's just state the obvious. If...
  • Trump: Jeb Is "A Stiff Who You Wouldn't Hire In Private Enterprise"

    02/08/2016 7:59:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump reacted to an attack on the him from his opponent former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) earlier in the show.
  • Scarborough: Media Bias Worst On Issue of Abortion

    07/31/2015 6:32:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough chose to couch his criticism in exculpatory explanation, claiming that reporters "try to be as fair as possible" and that their bias is "unintended." But Scarborough's bottom line was still this: that media bias is at its worst when it comes to the issue of abortion. Speaking on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough took his critique a significant step further, asserting that if a conservative group were caught doing what Planned Parenthood has done, "there would be indictments already going down." View the video here.
  • MSNBC Host Tees Off on Feminists Who Support Hillary Clinton but Not Monica Lewinsky

    02/08/2016 8:43:12 AM PST · by McGruff · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 8, 2015 | Mike Opelka
    Recent controversial statements from feminist icon Gloria Steinem and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright sparked MSNBC's Joe Scarborough to unleash a rant against feminists who did not stand up for people like Monica Lewinsky. The "Morning Joe" panel was discussing a recent statement Steinem made on Bill Maher's HBO show (and her subsequent apology posted on Facebook) about young women who follow Bernie Sanders and Albright's warning of a "special place in hell" for women who do not help other women. Scarborough began his rant with the question, "Where were these women in 1998 when a young 22-yr-old intern...
  • Former Mexican President: We're Not Paying for 'Stupid' Wall

    02/08/2016 7:03:41 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 95 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | by Brian Latimer
    A former Mexican president had some tough words when asked about GOP candidate Donald Trump's much-touted plan to build a border wall that he says will be paid for by Mexico. "We are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it's going to be completely useless," said former Mexican president Felipe Calderón when asked about this at the AmCham Egypt for Business Conference on Sunday. Calderón told CNBC's Hadley Gamble his country will not be funding the construction of the wall, also adding that while Trump blames Mexican migration for the majority of illegal...
  • Cruz Cruises in Americana Setting

    02/07/2016 5:02:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 7, 2016 | Roger L. Simon
    Is there a more perfect Americana setting than Peterborough, New Hampshire? Maybe a few, but you could count them on half a hand.Ted Cruz delivered his message early this afternoon in that town's traditional town hall, whose interior resembles Dartmouth's Webster Hall but is smaller and, again, more perfect, stunning really in its clean aesthetics.The event attracted media ranging from Fox's Bret Baier to Mother Jones' David Corn, who was scribbling away, clearly eager to refute every word coming from the Texas senator. As with Rubio earlier in the day, I had to admire the skill of Cruz's well-honed stump...
  • Cruz's father: 'Check the fruit' before voting

    02/07/2016 6:23:23 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 149 replies
    WND ^ | 2/7/2016 | PAUL BREMMER
    Rafael Cruz, the father of GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, is warning Americans to do some serious fruit-checking before they vote this election season. "There are many campaign conservatives - people that will tell you what you want to hear," Cruz said during a recent interview on the Jesse Lee Peterson Show. "What I recommend is stop listening to the rhetoric, look at their record. Stop listening to what they say. Look at what they've done and what they do. "Jesus put it this way: 'You shall know them by their fruits.' Check the fruit." Cruz believes if voters...
  • Ted Cruz, In New List of Endorsements, Includes Lawmaker Who Didn’t Endorse Him

    02/08/2016 12:00:14 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 139 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | February 7
    Ted Cruz announced on Sunday the endorsements of six state representatives who had previously supported Rand Paul. At least one representative was surprised to see his name. The representative, J.R. Hoell, had met with Mr. Cruz, senator from Texas, on Friday, he said. "I made it clear I could not support him," Mr. Hoell said in a phone interview on Sunday evening
  • Iowa offers lessons for North Carollina voters, politicians

    02/07/2016 10:09:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Asheboro Courier-Tribune ^ | February 8, 2016 | John Hood
    The states of Iowa and North Carolina have at least two things in common. First, they are the nation's top producers of hogs. Second, they are often overrun with politicians desperate to attract attention and votes. But I repeat myself. Now that we know the results of the Iowa caucuses, the 2016 political landscape is much clearer. Those seeking office or running campaigns in North Carolina would be well advised to look to Iowa, another purple state, for lessons about the press, the polls and the parties. For starters, reporters and commentators are only as insightful as their sources. Many...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz event in Weare, NH on THUR (videos)

    02/07/2016 9:26:22 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 8, 2016
    two-hour event in Weare, NH. Just west of Manchester. Thurs afternoon. 10 videos. Links below. Photos to follow.
  • Eckersley calls e-mail a hoax, still in the race. (Cruz cmpgn mgr, Jeff Roe, did same stunt before)

    02/07/2016 3:33:55 PM PST · by true believer forever · 69 replies
    MissouriNet ^ | October 29, 2010 | Brent Martin
    An e-mail sent to news media outlets and a “tweet” issued by a fake Twitter account announced that Eckersley had SUSPENDED his campaign due to personal reasons. “You know this is dirty politics. This is JEFF ROE-style management. That’s who Billy’s retained. That’s who he writes the big checks to,” Eckersley tells Missourinet affiliate KTTS. “This is Kansas City management doing what they do best, which is playing dirty.”
  • Video: Ted Cruz Was Talking About a Wall YEARS Before Trump

    02/07/2016 8:45:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 229 replies
    Yesterday I told you how Ted Cruz talked about building a wall months before Donald Trump announced his 2016 presidential candidacy.That post was misleading, and I deeply apologize.Because Ted Cruz was actually talking about a wall years before Trump announced.YEARS.Here’s Ted Cruz, July 17, 2012, during his run for the Texas Senate, supporting building a wall:Watch HERE! MODERATOR: Mr. Cruz. You were asked during April’s Belo Debate if you support building a fence the length of the U.S./Mexico border and here’s what you said. MODERATOR: He supports building a wall along the entire Texas/Mexico border. Is that something that you...
  • Quick poll shows decline for Rubio

    02/07/2016 8:33:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 7, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - An internal poll conducted on Sunday suggests that Marco Rubio's fumbled debate performance has damaged his prospects heading into the New Hampshire primary. The poll, conducted by the pro-John Kasich New Day for America Super PAC, shows Rubio plummeting to fourth place in the primary here, with 10 percent of the vote. Most of the polling conducted in the immediate days before the debate showed Rubio in second place. The survey, which was based on phone calls to 500 likely voters (margin of error plus or minus 3 percent), was conducted Sunday, the day following the latest...
  • Quinnipiac: Trump And Rubio Up, Cruz Down [Trump 31, Cruz 22, Rubio 19]

    02/05/2016 6:05:45 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 82 replies
    quinnipiac.edu ^ | February 5
    Donald Trump still leads the GOP presidential pack among Republican voters nationwide, with 31 percent, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with 22 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with 19 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. Dr. Ben Carson has 6 percent, with 9 percent undecided and no other candidate above 3 percent. In the Democratic race nationwide, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has 44 percent, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 42 percent, and 11 percent undecided
  • Ted Cruz Picks Up Six Endorsements From Rand Paul's Backers

    02/07/2016 1:04:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 7, 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has picked up endorsements from six New Hampshire lawmakers who previously supported Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) presidential bid. From The New Hampshire Union Leader: The six state lawmakers endorsing Cruz are: Rep. Max Abramson of Seabrook, Rep. Eric Eastman of Nashua, Rep. Harold French of Franklin, Rep. Larry Gagne of Manchester, Rep. JR Hoell of Dunbarton, and Rep. Mark McLean of Manchester.
  • The politics of Cruz and the personality of Trump — in one governor

    02/07/2016 7:30:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Post ^ | February 7, 2016 | Richard Warnica
    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- At the start, of course, he was a joke -- a rich man playing politics, dismissed by friend and foe. But he stayed in it. His numbers climbed. And at a certain point, he wasn't funny anymore. He is Matt Bevin, the governor of Kentucky, and his election last fall may say more about the current state of Republican politics than anything happening in New Hampshire this week. Bevin has been called "The Donald Trump of Kentucky." But he's more of an amalgam really: a mix of Trump, Ted Cruz and something all his own. His success...
  • The middle-class white men problem

    02/07/2016 6:59:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | February 7, 2016 | James Poulos
    The most interesting question this year for political junkies is who - if anyone - can rebuild Ronald Reagan's electoral coalition. Plenty of candidates would like to do it, and plenty of them want to convince America right now that they're already doing it. But the key group of voters who could make that happen are up for grabs - and they're skeptical. The big cultural story of the year, it's now clear, is how elites and intellectuals now abruptly admit that downwardly mobile middle-class whites, especially men, have become an important constituency and a political problem. "As we know,"...
  • Fox News On Suicide Watch After Marco Rubio Implodes At Debate

    02/07/2016 6:41:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | February 7, 2016 | Jason Easley
    Fox News is on the verge of suicide after Marco Rubio completely self-destructed at the latest Republican presidential debate. The depression and gloom over the Fox News anchors could not be contained. Fox News is on the verge of suicide after Marco Rubio completely self-destructed at the latest Republican presidential debate. The depression and gloom over the Fox News anchors could not be contained. Chris Christie made Marco Rubio look like a robot who circuits were fried at the ABC Republican debate. Even after Christie called out Rubio for repeating the same talking point about President Obama over and over...
  • Rupert Murdoch on Debate: Cruz Good, but Why Don't Colleagues Trust Him?

    02/07/2016 6:18:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 7, 2016 | Greg Richter
    News Corp. head Rupert Murdoch weighed in on Saturday night's Republican presidential debate, with questions about Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Chris Christie. Murdoch was complimentary of all the candidates on the stage in his first tweet on the subject on Sunday morning, saying all lifted their game. He then said businessman Donald Trump looked more presidential than he has in past debates, and even gave Rubio a good review, though most thought the Florida senator stumbled amid criticism from Chris Christie that he has simply memorized short speeches on various subjects. Murdoch did mention that shortcoming. Murdoch liked Cruz,...
  • Cullman GOP quiet as locals file ‘birther’ suit against Ted Cruz (Alabama)

    02/07/2016 5:49:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Cullman Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Benjamin Bullard
    The local GOP isn't choosing sides on whether U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is qualified to seek his party's presidential nomination -- at least, not right now. Why's that important? Because, according to a Friday report at al.com, a handful of Cullman County residents has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Cruz, by virtue of his Canadian birth to a mother who is a U.S. citizen, is not a "natural born" U.S. citizen and is, therefore, not legally qualified to run for the presidency. The suit, a copy of which al.com said it received Friday from the Drake Law Firm...
  • SNL Mocks Ted Cruz's 5-Year-Old Daughter

    02/07/2016 5:30:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 7, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Saturday Night Live did not just take aim at Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. The NBC comedy show also mocked his daughter, Catherine. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) In last night's cold open skit last night, an actor playing Cruz said, "First, my family, I would be nothing without the love and support of my incredible family like my daughter Catherine here." "Come here, sweetie," says the fake Cruz. "How about a hug for daddy?" "No," says the actress, clearly much older than the real life Catherine Cruz. "Come on, now, give daddy a hug for the camera?" "No." "Come here, sweetie. How about...
  • Ted Cruz Picks Up Six Endorsements From Rand Paul’s Backers (NH Lawmakers)

    02/07/2016 4:36:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 7, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has picked up endorsements from six New Hampshire lawmakers who previously supported Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 's presidential bid. From The New Hampshire Union Leader: The six state lawmakers endorsing Cruz are: Rep. Max Abramson of Seabrook, Rep. Eric Eastman of Nashua, Rep. Harold French of Franklin, Rep. Larry Gagne of Manchester, Rep. JR Hoell of Dunbarton, and Rep. Mark McLean of Manchester....
  • Clinton, Cruz lead in new Talk Business/Hendrix College poll (Arkansas)

    02/07/2016 4:20:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Arkansas Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lindsey Millar
    Sen. Ted Cruz holds a narrow lead over Sen. Marco Rubio and Donald Trump among Republican voters in a new Talk Business/Hendrix College poll. Here's the breakdown: 11% Ben Carson 27% Ted Cruz 4% John Kasich 23% Marco Rubio 23% Donald Trump 1% Jeb Bush 1% Gov. Chris Christie 4% Carly Fiorina 6% Don't Know Meanwhile, not surprisingly, Hillary Clinton holds a broad lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders. 57% Hillary Clinton 25% Bernie Sanders 18% Don't Know The poll also asked Republican voters how they felt about Mike Huckabee and Gov. Hutchinson. Both were pretty well liked. Their endorsement of...