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  • Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

    06/22/2017 11:50:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 22, 2017 | by Susan Cornwell
    Four conservative U.S. Republican senators said on Thursday they are not prepared to vote for the Senate Republican healthcare proposal unveiled on Thursday when it comes to the floor, probably next week. "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor," the senators -- Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, and Ted Cruz -- said in a joint statement. The draft bill would not repeal Obamacare and lower healthcare costs, they said.
  • Ted Cruz Crushes Bizarre Attack On Paris Withdrawal

    06/02/2017 11:43:49 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 2 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    It is beyond my power of discernment to identify the most over-the-top comment criticizing President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. But this tweet by a Harvard professor named Joyce Chaplin is surely a contender: The USA, created by int’l community in Treaty of Paris in 1783, betrays int’l community by withdrawing from #parisclimateagreement today. Chaplin teaches American Studies. Yet, she appears not to know how America was created. Ted Cruz reminded her: Just sad. Tenured chair at Harvard, doesn’t seem to know how USA was created. Not a treaty. Declaration+Revolutionary War+Constitution=USA. He added: Lefty academics...
  • Ted Cruz Busts Elon Musk for Flying Private Jet While Lecturing Trump on Global Warming

    06/02/2017 6:22:04 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-2-2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ripped into Tesla CEO Elon Musk Thursday night for his use of a private jet after the tech billionaire tweeted his disapproval of President Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord. Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, took to Twitter to announce that he would be departing from all future presidential councils in protest of President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord. He assured his followers that global warming is real and that leaving the Paris accords is “not good” for America or the world. Hours later, Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz improperly accounted for Goldman Sachs loans, FEC decides

    05/26/2017 1:11:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 81 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/26/17 | Brooke Singman
    Sen. Ted Cruz improperly accounted for Goldman Sachs loans he acquired during his 2012 Senate campaign, the Federal Election Commission ruled on Thursday. In a unanimous vote, FEC commissioners decided that the nearly $1.1 million in loans made to the to the campaign by Goldman Sachs and Citigroup should have been disclosed to voters and the American public. The final report from the FEC is expected in 30 days, and further action, such as penalty for Cruz, will be decided, should the FEC decide to initiate an “enforcement action” at a later date. But Cruz’s office said this is “old...
  • Al Franken Is 'Sick,' All Right

    05/26/2017 4:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Sen. Al Franken has a new book out humbly titled "Al Franken: Giant of the Senate." On that same level of attempted humor, his biography states he received "his doctorate in right-wing megalomania studies from Trump University." Stay classy, Sen. Franken. Sycophantic press profiles of Franken express admiration for the "former comedian" as if the satire stopped. Just two months ago, the Washington Post gushed: "the former comedian and satirist may be having a breakout moment as a political star. ... The Minnesota senator spent the last eight years proving that he's good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people...
  • HA! GQ gets pissy with Ted Cruz for ‘ruining rompers for men’

    05/21/2017 5:57:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 124 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5-19-2017 | Sam J
    Thursday on Twitter, Senator Ted Cruz took part in Free Beacon’s “caption contest” of a hilarious photo of Ben Sasse and Chuck Schumer .. Ted’s tweet broke Twitter and won the caption contest … apparently it also ruined the romper for men (can we get an amen!?) ... They say this like it’s a bad thing. Have you seen the Romphim for men? Seriously, who thought these things were a good idea? GQ apparently. Heh.....
  • Ted Cruz Asked Stephen Colbert to ‘Humanize’ Him

    05/21/2017 4:36:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 21, 2017 | Lindsey Kupfer
    Former GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz once went on “The Late Show” and asked Stephen Colbert if he could “humanize” him. Colbert was explaining to an audience at New York mag’s Vulture Festival on Saturday that audiences can “smell a prepared answer” from a politician. “I don’t want to betray my guest because there’s what happens on-camera and off-camera, but I guess it’s okay because I don’t think [Ted Cruz] understood what he was asking,” the 53-year-old host said.
  • WATCH: Ted Cruz Blames Donald Trump for What Happened in Chicago!

    03/11/2016 7:42:28 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 259 replies
    Right Side Network ^ | March 11, 2016
    At a media availability in Chicago, GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz blamed Donald Trump for the violence and protests that occurred earlier in the day at a Donald Trump rally at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The rally had to be cancelled due to safety concerns.
  • Ted Cruz: Some of the Trump Damage Is ‘Self Inflicted’

    05/20/2017 7:22:16 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 294 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 19 MAY 2017 | PAM KEY
    Friday at the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce in Irving, TX, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said some President Donald Trump political problems were “self-inflicted.” Cruz said, “What I’m trying to do is just ignore the circus.”
  • Ted Cruz Spearheads Another Obamacare Repeal And Replace Bill (Appointed by McConnell)

    05/11/2017 7:54:07 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 136 replies
    redstate ^ | May 11, 2017 | Ralph Mitchell
    Mitch McConnell has put the Senate Obamacare Repeal and Replace Bill in the leadership of Ted Cruz. McConnell has appointed a GOP Working Group led by Cruz to write a Repeal and Replace Bill. This process bypasses the Senate Committees. This new Senate Bill will go directly to the Senate floor for a vote.
  • Ted Cruz Cleaned Sally Yates’s Clock. Here’s Why.

    05/09/2017 11:02:53 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/09/2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Monday, in a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) exposed former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’s ignorance of the law, and the partisan nature of her decision to refuse to enforce President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending travel from several terror-prone countries. One would not know that from the liberal media, which thinks Yates won the exchange, but Cruz proved his case decisively. Here’s why — in short: Cruz brought up the law that authorized the executive order, and Yates did not recognize it. She then answered by referring to another law, which does not...
  • Has Trump Gone Soft? (vanity/discussion)

    05/02/2017 10:40:09 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 92 replies
    This budget does not fund the wall, but it funds planned parenthood and sanctuary cities. We're told it will get dealt with in October. Oh Really? why not now? Also—Where is the appeal on the travel ban? Gorsuch is in place. So what is the hold up? Same with the sanctuary cities ruling. Where is the appeal? No wall, no travel ban, sanctuary cities fully funded, and planned parenthood funded as well. I’m pretty sure that’s NOT what we voted for. Where is Trump the fighter? Where did he go?
  • Castro won’t seek Senate seat (against Ted Cruz)

    05/01/2017 3:09:16 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 05/01/2017 | Bill Lambrecht
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro has decided not to seek the Democratic nomination next year to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, according to Democratic sources, clearing the way for a likely Senate contest next year between Cruz and U.S Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso. Castro, of San Antonio, is expected to announce soon that he will bypass the contest to focus on his work in the House, which includes a coveted seat on the House Intelligence Committee. ~snip~ Castro declared last summer that he planned to weigh a campaign against Cruz and he has done so during a...
  • Trump Weighing Military Options Against North Korea: Ted Cruz

    04/27/2017 6:03:53 AM PDT · by Strategy · 13 replies
    Press TV ^ | April 27, 2017
    The administration of US President Donald Trump is considering a range of military actions against North Korea, says Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz made the remarks on Wednesday night, after attending a "long and detailed" private meeting at the White House, where all 100 members of the Senate were invited to discuss tensions with North Korea. "The military is obviously planning for a number of options, as they should - minimal military action to more significant action," said Cruz, who ran a failed presidential campaign against Trump last year.
  • Ted Cruz Introduces EL CHAPO Act to Make Mexican Drug Lord Pay for Wall

    04/25/2017 6:18:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    Ted Cruz Introduces EL CHAPO Act to Make Mexican Drug Lord Pay for Wall Charles Fain Lehman 3-4 minutes BY: April 25, 2017 8:31 pm Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act on Tuesday, intending to cover the cost of the southern border wall by seizing more than $14 billion in drug proceeds from infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. According to Cruz's press release, the bill would use all funds forfeited to the federal government during the prosecutions of El Chapo and other Mexican drug...
  • Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

    04/25/2017 2:18:14 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 151 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 25, 2017 | Bob Price
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a bill calling for the use of $14 billion seized from cartel drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be used to pay for the President’s border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. “Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border,” Senator Cruz stated, according to a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas from the senator’s office. “Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities.”
  • Ted Cruz For Next SCOTUS Vacancy

    04/22/2017 10:52:23 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 140 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-22-17 | Daniel John Sobieski
    While the chattering class was lamenting the delay on ObamaCare repeal and replace and promised tax reform, they ignored perhaps the most importance consequence of President Trump’s election, a major accomplishment in his first 100 days, the transformation of the Supreme Court into a conservative and constitutional bastion of freedom. The appointment and confirmation of Judge Neil  Gorsuch has already borne fruit as he cast the deciding vote allowing the execution of multiple Arkansas death row inmates to proceed. As Bloomberg Politics reported: Justice Neil Gorsuch took his first major action on the U.S. Supreme Court by casting the deciding...
  • South Koreans to Trump: No, Korea didn’t “used to be a part of China”

    04/21/2017 10:07:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/21/2017 | AllahPundit
    In fairness to Trump, he heard that directly from China’s president (or so he says). What was he supposed to do, be skeptical of Chinese nationalist propaganda?If you can’t trust Xi Jinping to shoot straight with you about a western-allied country within China’s sphere of influence, who can you trust? In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last week, Trump said Xi told him during a recent summit that “Korea actually used to be a part of China.” The comments sparked outrage in Seoul and became an issue in South Korea’s presidential race, prompting the foreign ministry to...
  • Ted Cruz Trails Dem in 2018 Re-Elect Poll

    04/20/2017 7:19:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 19, 2017 | John Binder
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is trailing Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) in a match-up for the 2018 Senate race, a new poll finds. In a race between the two, Castro leads slightly, with 35 percent, compared to Cruz’s 31 , according to the the Texas Lyceum poll. When Cruz is polled against Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), the two are tied at 30 percent.
  • Ted Cruz: Warren could beat Trump in 2020

    04/20/2017 6:39:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 190 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/19/17 | John Bowden
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is already worried about the GOP's chances of keeping the White House in 2020. In a panel discussion Tuesday, Cruz warned that Democrats, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), could retake the White House in 2020 if President Trump and Republicans fail to overcome party divides that threaten their ability to govern.