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CNN: Is Ted Cruz Eligible To Run For President?
Real Clear Politics ^ | August 14, 2013 | RCP

Posted on 08/14/2013 6:29:08 AM PDT by Cheerio

CNN's Athena Jones investigates if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is eligible to run for president. CNN says the "natural-born citizen" question is dogging Cruz. For the record, CNN said every constitutional law expert they interviewed for said Cruz is a natural-born citizen and eligible to be president.

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I clearly do not recall CNN, or any other major media outlet, questioning Hussein's elegibility and everyone knows his father was a BRITISH subject, being from Kenya.

OPEN THE COLLEGE RECORDS OF THE CURRENT PRESIDENT.
1 posted on 08/14/2013 6:29:08 AM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

CNN did its own research ... this from today’s RCP:

CNN’s Athena Jones investigates if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is eligible to run for president. CNN says the “natural-born citizen” question is dogging Cruz. For the record, CNN said every constitutional law expert they interviewed for said Cruz is a natural-born citizen and eligible to be president.

Sounds to me like he’s eligible.


2 posted on 08/14/2013 6:30:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Cheerio

This debate allows for questioning of whether Hussein was qualified for the office in the first place, doesn’t it?


3 posted on 08/14/2013 6:31:52 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Cheerio

He’s just as qualified as Obama. Period. The End.


4 posted on 08/14/2013 6:33:15 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: ScottinVA

“For the record, CNN said every constitutional law expert they interviewed for said Cruz is a natural-born citizen and eligible to be president.”

That’ll reverse once he announces a run.


5 posted on 08/14/2013 6:33:16 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Cheerio

Funny, isn’t it how the corrupt MSM goes all investigative on Republicans like Cruz, or the dozen reporters investigating Palin’s book, but ridicules Republicans for even possibly being a “crazy birther”.

See how that works?


6 posted on 08/14/2013 6:33:19 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

No, that would be racist to include his majesty.


7 posted on 08/14/2013 6:34:12 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Cheerio

I read the other day (here) that he was born in Canada.


8 posted on 08/14/2013 6:35:11 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Cheerio

Probably, this is just the MSM going tit-for-tat


9 posted on 08/14/2013 6:36:22 AM PDT by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: Cheerio

Uh, is still a law? Or just another thing to disregard. How come Republicans have to follow the law and morality to the letter and Democrats ignore both with no penalty?


10 posted on 08/14/2013 6:36:34 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (When will those PAYING for Obamacare be exempted?)
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To: Cheerio
Could be a reverse psych op. In our outraged zeal to sputter about Cruz's obvious eligibility, we will provide a blanket amnesty for obama.
11 posted on 08/14/2013 6:38:05 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Cheerio

The commies are afeared, powerful afeared.


12 posted on 08/14/2013 6:44:15 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Cheerio

CNN thinks Cruz running for president would be good for ratings.


13 posted on 08/14/2013 6:44:33 AM PDT by gdani
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To: Cheerio

Ah, CNN.

On the page with story, they have a “recommended reading” link to this gem (and other, similar, earth-shaking news): Justin Timberlake responds to ‘Take Back the Night’ controversy.

How can anyone possibly take them seriously?


14 posted on 08/14/2013 6:47:37 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Cheerio

Their OWN researcher admits that he is for all intents and purposes eligible!.....this is just media preventive action to try and keep him undesirable to key areas that have influence in early presidential politics (e.g., IOWA, etc.). Although there is no ‘there’ there, the mere asking of the question suits their purpose. Just like it does with all this bullsh!t hype for Hillary.

This is just the other side of the Hillary Mini-series promotion by IIRC CNN or some company owned by CNN or both owned by someone else..... essentially free campaign in-kind contributions for a b!tch that has not even officially declared candidacy.

In a country that is truly run by the rule of law, CNN would be barred from this type of reporting. As it is, CNN is nothing more than a DNC mouthpiece, and not one of their personnel have the moral right to call themselves ‘journalist’.


15 posted on 08/14/2013 6:49:58 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Cheerio

Why wasn’t the chicken Democrat media interested in finding out whether Barry Soetero was eligible to be president after being an official “foreign student” for years?


16 posted on 08/14/2013 6:50:05 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Cheerio

Sure is interesting who suddenly decides eligibility is important.


17 posted on 08/14/2013 6:52:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

According to Wikipedia, he was born here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1970. His parents both worked in the oil patch, so they must have been posted to Calgary at the time of his birth. His mother was born in Delaware and his father was born in Cuba, moved the the US in 1957 and become a citizen in 2005. Not sure of how the ‘natural born citizen’ rule works in this situation. I’ll leave it to greater constitutional minds to figure this out.

I would not be surprised if CCCPNN included the details from constitutional experts to ensure that whatever may leak about 0bama, they can claim that he is eligible, citing the example of Ted Cruz.


18 posted on 08/14/2013 6:58:49 AM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Cheerio
Sorry, as exciting as Ted Cruz is for actually having a stiff conservative spine, being born in Canada to only one USA citizen parent, one thing he is not is a natural born Citizen (not that following basic Constitutional law seems to matter to anyone anymore these days), so he can't possibly run for president as a Constitutional conservative. As much as I like his politics in general, if he tries to run for president, not only will he never get my vote, but I will do my level best to see that everyone I know fully understands that he is completely ineligible.

Now, Sarah Palin - I'd vote for her in a heartthrob. :-)

19 posted on 08/14/2013 6:59:42 AM PDT by elengr (Benghazi treason: rescue denied, our guys DIED, aka obama s/b tried then fried!)
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To: Cheerio

on you tube

3:33 Minutes
VERDICT IS IN: CNN Says Ted Cruz Eligible to Run for President
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1_ZWKjB3tw


20 posted on 08/14/2013 7:01:33 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Cheerio

So now the communist news network decides to see if Sen. Cruz is eligible to be POTUS? Why did they not look into 0 bummer’s eligibility in 2007?

I know, the SRM leans so fat left, their left arm is on the ground.


21 posted on 08/14/2013 7:03:59 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: ScottinVA

Oh, but they didn’t ask the Freeper experts...


22 posted on 08/14/2013 7:07:06 AM PDT by bigbob (W)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

But Ted Cruz (as delightful as he is) is not and has not been elected to be POTUS. So you cannot use him as an example of why Obambam is legal.

Natural Born citizen is the child of parents who were citizens. I don’t know if one citizen parent is enough. But, probably that is OK, since the post in Canada was temporary. Her citizenship would pass to her baby.

Thanks for the info.


23 posted on 08/14/2013 7:10:14 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: elengr

(not that following basic Constitutional law seems to matter to anyone anymore these days)......


Believe me, if Ted runs in the next presidential election the Marxist/Communist/Democrat party will gnash their teeth and pull their hair and SCREAM out that his is not a natural born citizen.

See, the problem is that Ted has already screwed up by not hiding and locking up ALL historical traces of his past history like Obama.


24 posted on 08/14/2013 7:10:23 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Cheerio

CNN says that Obama’s eligibility is “settled or at least moot”.


25 posted on 08/14/2013 7:15:58 AM PDT by mak5
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To: Cheerio

The fact they are bringing up Cruz like this means they are scared crapless over Cruz....

I would say that by the end of 2015 they will be so scared that they would even consider “outing” Obama in his last term to prevent Cruz from even running.....

If they think it will help them win the “inevitable coronation” of Hillary they will throw Obama under the Bus....


26 posted on 08/14/2013 7:16:26 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: ryan71
That’ll reverse once he announces a run.

Which is what they're planning on. Eligibility will be front and center of every political story and they'll destroy him with it. He's doing a fine job where he is so why fix something that isn't broken. Leave him where he is and run someone who was born in the US of two US citizens.

27 posted on 08/14/2013 7:17:28 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

But Ted Cruz (as delightful as he is) is not and has not been elected to be POTUS. So you cannot use him as an example of why Obambam is legal.

Natural Born citizen is the child of parents who were citizens. I don’t know if one citizen parent is enough. But, probably that is OK, since the post in Canada was temporary. Her citizenship would pass to her baby.

Thanks for the info.

Did Ted Cruz ever have to go through a citizenship test?

If the answer is NO, then he is “Natural Born”.

And if he did, I am sure he could easily pass it, unlike the Teleprompter reader.


28 posted on 08/14/2013 7:22:26 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Cheerio

Cruz must be scaring liberals to death that they would bring up the eligibility issue. In opening this issue it raises the murky past of Barry Sotero who likely used Indonesian citizenship to go to Pakistan and get college scholarships as a foreign student.


29 posted on 08/14/2013 7:27:22 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Obadiah

Didn’t the Washington Post pay people to go through Sara Palin’s trash barrels?


30 posted on 08/14/2013 7:32:25 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: ScottinVA

If Ted Cruz’s dad did not become a U.S. citizen until after Ted was born, Ted Cruz would not be a natural born citizen.

I’ve supported Ted Cruz and he has exceeded my expectations in his short time up in the Senate, but....but....if he was not born of two U.S. citizen parents, he does not fall into the constitutional criteria to become POTUS.

The constitution is more important than any single person whether on our side or the liberal pukes.


31 posted on 08/14/2013 7:33:53 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: GraceG
They WILL throw Hussein under the bus when they realize that LIBERALISM is under attack and the nation wants to turn back. IMHO this is not going to happen in my life time and I base that on the welfare give and take statistics - they are not in our favor.

"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic"

Although found nowhere in the national archives or known writings of Benjamin Franklin, it is widely accepted that he once said “When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”

32 posted on 08/14/2013 7:35:30 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio
Of course, I believe CNN is completely unbiased and acting without influence of partisan preferences, but I see their psychologic in the pitch:
If the Canadian born Cruz is eligible, and birther tea party republicans love him,
then, according to the official obamabio, complete with multiple BCs,
"Hawaiian born" obama, the world loved, Nobel prize winning twice elected POTUS, is definitely eligible!

So STFU birthers!

Get everyone to accept this new lesser definition for NBC and make the issue go away!

Even if it means dealing with a President Cruz...should he get that far. They survived two terms of Reagan and look where we are now!

This makes me wonder if the GOPe is pooping little green apples along with the rest of their obama co-conspirators.

It makes me wonder just how close we are to learning some really fun stuff about the one known as "obama".

I know one thing for certain: Cruz is most certainly qualified to take McConnell's job and I'd much rather see him lead the Senate!

As a side benefit, that possibility terrifies all the right people, if you know what I mean.

Can you imagine how much better our world would be with someone like Senate Majority/minority Leader, riding Constitution on presidents of both sides for however long a person can keep that job, not to mention riding Constitution on the crap Reid has tried to do and gotten away with, like obamacare?

But, like I started saying, I believe CNN is completely unbiased and acting without influence of partisan preferences with this report.

33 posted on 08/14/2013 7:39:20 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: The Great RJ
At this point in Barry's transformation of America I don't think Hussein - or his kool aid gulping worshipers - really care. How many laws has he ignored, how much corruption has occurred under this regime, and how many articles of the US Constitution has he dumped in the ash bin of history?

Oh that's right, the Gelding Old Party is still holding hearings over there in the House.

DUMP BONER, and IMPEACH THIS USURPER.
34 posted on 08/14/2013 7:39:29 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

Cruz should just produce a poorly photoshopped record of birth for CNN.


35 posted on 08/14/2013 7:39:40 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Cheerio
Typos again. That should have read:

Can you imagine how much better our world would be with someone like Senate Majority/minority Leader Cruz riding Constitution on presidents of both sides, for however long a person can keep that job, not to mention riding Constitution on the crap Reid has tried to do and gotten away with, like obamacare?

Apologies for myerrors.

36 posted on 08/14/2013 7:44:35 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: ScottinVA

Cruz isn’t eligible and neither is Rubio or Jindal but at this point it looks like after 8 years of another total non eligible president I’m not going to worry about Cruz. He would be an excellent president and he actually loves his country and is a patriot.


37 posted on 08/14/2013 7:45:01 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ScottinVA

CNN should do the same research regarding Rubio’s eligibility. ....He’s not eligible, because both parents were citizens of Cuba when he was born.


38 posted on 08/14/2013 7:45:52 AM PDT by octex
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To: Cheerio

Seems that if you go by the courts, once the party nominates somebody, only Congress can complain. Obviously private citizens - whose lives are directly impacted by Presidential signatures - have no standing to even raise the question.


39 posted on 08/14/2013 7:47:51 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Cheerio

How old is Cruz?

IIRC, when this issue was discussed re: Obama, part of the problem was that, according to the laws in place at the time, Obama was not natural born because his mother was too young to confer citizenship and his father was not a citizen.

Also, IIRC, the laws were changed after Obama’s birth, but not made retroactive.

So, if Cruz is younger than Obama, then he could be a NBC under the same circumstances by virtue of birth under the revised laws.

I’m just going by memory here, and it’s not something I’ve looked at for a few years, so I could be wrong...


40 posted on 08/14/2013 7:53:10 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: chrisser; Cowboy Bob
Like Cowboy Bob stated earlier.......He’s just as qualified as Obama. Period. The End.
41 posted on 08/14/2013 7:56:44 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: ScottinVA

It is impossib;e for Ted Cruz to be a natural born citizen, because he was born in Canada with a claim to Canadian citizenship and his father was a Cuban citizen right up to 2005. Consequently, Ted Cruz was born with a claim to three citizenships, only one of which was the adoption of the place of his mother’s citizenship. A natural born citizen cannot adopt a citizenship, because a natural born citizenship is is the one and only citizenship available to the child at birth. If Ted Cruz had been born in the United States with parents who were both U.S. citizens, no other sovereign state could claim him as a citizen, and he could claim no foreign citizenship without adopting the citizenship by using a lawful act of man. A natural born citizenship exists by the inherent Nature of there being only one possible citizenship arising from the nature of the birth being within the one sovereign society from which the birth originated. The claims of others like CNN that you can be a natural born citizen even though you were born with citizenship in more than one sovereign state is simply ludicrous and blatantly wrong.


42 posted on 08/14/2013 8:02:03 AM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: Cheerio

And, the investigation (by the State Run Media) into whether or not Bowbama was/is eligible is where?


43 posted on 08/14/2013 8:05:18 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Cheerio

Such sentiments illustrate just as great a disregard and contempt for the Constitution and the rule of law as that demonstrated by the Democrats, the RINOs, the Communists, and anyone else who bends and twists the law to to to contradict its meaning in letters and in spirit. It is just such disrespect for the Constitution and the law which has brought this Republic into the current sad state of affairs we see today.


44 posted on 08/14/2013 8:05:53 AM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: chrisser

No, you have it all backwards. he is not a natural born citizen because he was born with claims to Cuban, Canadian, and U.S. citizenships, whereas a natural born citizen can by definition be born with one and only one claim to citizenship.


45 posted on 08/14/2013 8:09:31 AM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: elengr

He will get my vote and I will do MY level best to make sure everyone knows he is eligible.

Federal law says that people born outside the U.S. to a parent or parents who are citizens and who have lived in the country are considered citizens at birth.
Cruz is eligible. His mother is American, his father became an American citizen before Cruz was born. Cruz has lived in the US since he was 4 yrs old and would bet any court would give him the well deserved green light to run.


46 posted on 08/14/2013 8:17:21 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Cheerio

How difficult would it be for the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling on exactly what constitutes a Natural-Born Citizen.

The Framers relied on the definition from Vatel’s Law of Nations and that is exactly what the Supremes should use.

Born on U.S. soil to parents who are BOTH U.S. citizens. Now just say it, please!


47 posted on 08/14/2013 8:29:03 AM PDT by DNME (Tired of being polite? Bring back the Sons of Liberty!)
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To: Cheerio
surprised.
48 posted on 08/14/2013 8:43:44 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: Cheerio

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- Ted Cruz is not a clownboy

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49 posted on 08/14/2013 8:43:51 AM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- it not unlegal iffen I do*s it ----- ----- -----)
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To: katiedidit1; ASA Vet; WhiskeyX
his father became an American citizen before Cruz was born.


Cruz was born after 2005?! Wow, that would make him the youngest Sen. in history!
50 posted on 08/14/2013 8:45:00 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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