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  • ‘Super PAC’ Supporting Ted Cruz to Post Internet Ads

    08/03/2015 9:46:54 PM PDT · by VinL · 11 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 78/4/2015 | Maggie Haberman
    One of the “super PACs” backing Senator Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential contest will begin spending some of the many millions that it has raised. Keep the Promise I, which is one of four similarly named super PACs in a network supporting Mr. Cruz, started this week with two Internet ads as part of what officials with the group described as a seven-figure media expenditure to be spread over the rest of this year. The first spot, “Show Me,” is a minute-long ad that uses that phrase from a speech Mr. Cruz gave to say that voters should demand...
  • Watch: Ted Cruz Speaks at Freedom Partners Policy Leaders Series 2015 (Koch Forum- Video)

    08/03/2015 6:50:26 PM PDT · by VinL · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/3/2015 | Pam Key
    This weekend Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at the Koch Brothers-sponsored Freedom Partners Policy Leaders Series 2015. The three-day summit featured on-stage interviews by POLITICO’s chief White House correspondent Mike Allen.
  • Jeb Bush’s Camp Sees an Upside to Donald Trump’s Surge in the G.O.P.

    08/02/2015 7:13:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 26 replies
    <p>It may be the Summer of Trump, but the publicity-hungry real estate magnate is not the only Republican presidential candidate relishing all his attention.</p> <p>Donald J. Trump’s surge in the polls has been met with barely concealed delight by Jeb Bush and his supporters. Mr. Trump’s bombastic ways have simultaneously made it all but impossible for those vying to be the alternative to Mr. Bush to emerge, and easier for Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor, to position himself as the serious and thoughtful alternative to a candidate who has upended the early nominating process.</p>
  • Ted Cruz Says Climate Change Fears Falsified by Scientists and Politiians

    08/02/2015 6:47:46 PM PDT · by VinL · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 8/2/2015 | Phil Elliot
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday said facts don’t support climate change, in a speech that described the notion as a front for power-hungry politicians who want to control Americans’ lives. During an appearance before some of the most influential conservative donors in the country, the Texas Republican said there is no factual basis for scientists’ research that shows the planet is changing. The 2016 White House hopeful said none of the research is worth the paper it is printed on. “If you look at satellite data for the last 18 years, there’s been zero recorded warming,” Cruz said in California’s...
  • Trump says GOP candidates who went to Koch event are ‘PUPPETS’! (Ted Cruz?)

    08/02/2015 9:01:41 AM PDT · by VinL · 66 replies
    Twitter The Right Scoop ^ | 8/2/2015 | Posted by soopermexican Staff
    The Trumpinator went on the march via phone through the Sunday morning shows, and then he tweeted this to mock the candidates who went to a Koch Brothers event this weekend: "I wish good luck to all of the Republican candidates that traveled to California to beg for money etc. from the Koch Brothers. Puppets?" BOOM! I guess. The five who went to the event were Ted Cruz, Jeb! Bush, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina. This is the advantage that Trump has – as a billionaire he can fund his own campaign while the other candidates have to...
  • Washington D.C. Is Sinking Into the Ocean

    08/01/2015 12:48:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 90 replies
    Time ^ | 7/30/15 | Tessa Berensen
    All the political gridlock in Congress and name-calling during election season may not matter as much when Washington, D.C. sinks into the ocean. According to new research conducted by geologists at the University of Vermont and the U.S. Geological Survey, the land in the Chesapeake Bay region, including the nation’s capital, is sinking rapidly. The sea level in the Chesapeake is rising at twice the global average and faster than anywhere else on the East Coast, the researchers say, which means D.C. will sink 6 or more inches in the next 100 years. The sinking is caused by melting ice...
  • Clintons earned nearly $141M from 2007 to 2014, tax returns show

    07/31/2015 4:08:33 PM PDT · by VinL · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/31/15 | Dan Merica
    Hillary and Bill Clinton earned nearly $141 million over the course of eight years and paid $43 million in federal taxes, according to tax returns her campaign released Friday. In a lengthy statement and on her campaign website, Clinton detailed that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, paid more than $43 million in federal taxes from 2007 to 2014, over $13 million in state taxes and donated nearly $15 million to charity over the same period. Clinton said she and her husband paid an effective federal tax rate of 35.7 percent and a combined federal, state, and local...
  • The Man Behind the $10 Million Donation to a Ted Cruz ‘Super PAC’

    07/31/2015 3:44:49 PM PDT · by VinL · 27 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 7/31/15 | Alan Rappeport
    Senator Ted Cruz’s standing in many national polls may be middling, but Friday brought fresh evidence as to why he should not be underestimated: The Texas Republican is a magnet for big donors. How big? Toby Neugebauer, an energy investor, donated $10 million to Keep the Promise II, a “super PAC” supporting Mr. Cruz. The donation represents one of the largest amounts given by a single donor to a Super PAC so far this campaign cycle and demonstrates the potential influence that individuals can have upon a presidential election and with a senior lawmaker. Mr. Neugebauer, the son of Representative...
  • White House threatens to veto bill blocking Planned Parenthood's funding

    07/31/2015 3:25:22 PM PDT · by VinL · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/31/15 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Friday threatened a veto on any bill that defunds Planned Parenthood. A budget measure that strips funding from the organization “is certainly something that would draw a presidential veto,” press secretary Josh Earnest said. “We have routinely opposed the inclusion of ideologically driven riders” in budget bills, Earnest added. It is the first time the White House issued a veto threat against Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood since an anti-abortion group began releasing secretly recorded videos. Senate Republicans have taken aim at the women’s health group in recent weeks on the heels of videos that...
  • Why did a Ted Cruz super PAC give $500,000 to Carly Fiorina’s?

    07/31/2015 3:09:50 PM PDT · by VinL · 37 replies
    WashPo ^ | 7/31/2015 | Jose DelReal
    A super PAC supporting former tech executive Carly Fiorina's run reported raising $3.5 million -- with a half-million dollar lift from a super PAC supporting GOP presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). The pro-Cruz PAC, Keep the Promise I, reported the disbursement Friday in a document filed with the Federal Election Commission. That is...unusual, to say the least. Cruz has four allied super PACs, all named some variation of “Keep the Promise.” Together they raised an estimated $38 million...
  • U.S. intel fears hundreds of secrets leaked in Hillary’s private emails

    07/30/2015 7:47:03 PM PDT · by VinL · 30 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 7/30/15 | John Soloman and S.A.Miller
    The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for the possibility that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to national security, according to documents and interviews Thursday. The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committee have been notified in recent days that the extent of classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was likely far more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week as containing some sensitive spy agency secrets. A U.S. official directly familiar...
  • GE may be shipping $10 billion worth of work overseas (Ex-Im Bank)

    07/30/2015 6:43:32 PM PDT · by VinL · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/30/15 | David Lawder
    General Electric is taking steps to shift some U.S. manufacturing work overseas now that the U.S. Export-Import Bank will be shuttered at least until September.... GE Vice Chairman John Rice said the conglomerate is bidding on over $10 billion worth of projects that require support from an export credit agency (ECA) like Ex-Im. With Ex-Im unable to extend new loans or guarantees thanks to an effort by congressional Republicans to shut it down, GE is arranging with ECAs in other countries to finance the deals involved, with much of the production going to GE plants in those foreign locations. The...
  • Cruz on Ex-Im: Battle won, war rages on

    07/30/2015 3:33:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/30/2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) claimed a victory in the fight over reviving the Export-Import Bank Thursday, but he warned that the war against the "Washington Cartel" isn't over. “Today was a major win. Just one week ago, the Washington Cartel was certain that the Export-Import Bank — a quintessential example of cronyism and corporate welfare — would be reauthorized. The fix was in," Cruz said in a statement. "And yet, after a long battle on the Senate floor, as Mark Twain might say, reports of Ex-Im's revival were greatly exaggerated." Cruz made the comments after the Senate sent a three-month...
  • Longtime McCain aide launches vitriolic attack on Trump, Cruz

    07/30/2015 11:59:27 AM PDT · by VinL · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/30/15 | Adam Lerner
    Longtime John McCain aide launched a scathing attack against Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Thursday, calling the former a con man with bad hair and the latter his accomplice. Mark Salter, who has worked for McCain for approximately two decades and co-authored numerous books with the Arizona senator, writes in RealClearPolitics that “either the phoniness in American politics has reached record levels or I’ve grown irremediably cynical in my old age” and that he was “referring, of course, to Donald Trump.”Trump, according to Salter, is a modern day P.T. Barnum, who enriched himself off of hoaxes and later started Barnum...
  • Jindal: Cruz’s Iran Remarks, Not ‘Helpful,’ Critics Should Be ‘Voice of Reason’

    07/30/2015 11:34:30 AM PDT · by VinL · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Louisiana Governor and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal argued that fellow candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 96% ’s comments that the Iran deal “will make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism” were not “helpful” and that “those of us that have been opposed to this deal have been the voice of reason. I don’t think we should give up that position” on Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day.” Jindal was asked about Cruz’s statement He stated that he’s opposed to the deal, but “I wouldn’t have said those words. I don’t agree with those sentiments....
  • Cruz Slams Romney, Bush Over Iran: GOP Too ‘Scared’ To Speak Truth

    07/30/2015 10:29:38 AM PDT · by VinL · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/15 | Matt Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz , appearing on Chad Hasty’s radio program...hammered Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush over their weakness when it comes to standing up to Iran. “First of all let me say that this Iranian nuclear deal is catastrophic,” Cruz said (snip) From there, Cruz specifically pointed out the flaws in Romney and Bush’s comments. “It’s interesting in the past couple of weeks we’ve seen both Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush—both of them—talking about ‘now take it easy guys, you don’t really need to oppose this Iranian nuclear deal quite so forcefully,” Cruz said. (snip) "When you send billions of...
  • [HuffPo] Senate GOP Fast-Tracks Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 7:56:30 PM PDT · by VinL · 29 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    After a group of GOP senators huddled Tuesday afternoon to discuss the recently released undercover "sting" videos of Planned Parenthood, Republicans unveiled legislation to strip the family planning provider of its federal funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fast-tracked the legislation Tuesday night using Rule 14 of Senate procedure, setting up a procedural cloture vote to move the bill to the floor as early as Monday. That all but assures the bill will get a final vote before Senators depart for August recess. McConnell huddled with Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and a handful of other Republicans...
  • Lindsey Graham Confirms that McConnell Lied

    07/28/2015 7:14:56 PM PDT · by VinL · 39 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7/28/2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Nothing embodies our broken political system more than the fact that some politicians are more concerned about calling someone a liar than the actual lying. In a Sunday speech on the Senate floor full of pomp and sanctimony, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said the following referring to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “Most egregiously, Mr. President, the Senate floor has even become a place where Senators have singled out colleagues by name to attack them in personal terms and to impugn their character—in blatant disregard of Senate rules, which plainly prohibit such conduct.” Roll Call proudly published an article disseminating Hatch’s...
  • Ted Cruz more alienated in Senate than ever

    07/28/2015 6:08:45 PM PDT · by VinL · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/28/15 | Manu Raju and Burgess Everett
    Rand Paul embarrassed Mitch McConnell a few months ago by forcing parts of the PATRIOT Act to expire on the Senate majority leader’s watch. But on Tuesday, McConnell rewarded his fellow Kentuckian by tapping him to help lead the charge to defund Planned Parenthood. And just this week, Utah Sen. Mike Lee infuriated McConnell with a move seen as undermining the GOP caucus on Obamacare — only to be accommodated on the issue after he apologized. In the seven months since McConnell has assumed the reins of Senate majority leader, he has faced a cadre of problems stemming from a...
  • Ted Cruz on Hannity - Challenges Obama to Debate (video- 8 mins)

    07/27/2015 9:00:58 PM PDT · by VinL · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/27/15 | Hannity
    Published on Jul 27, 2015 On "Hannity" tonight, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that if President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran goes through, the Obama administration will become the world's leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism.
  • Mike Lee aide’s email rankles Mitch McConnell

    07/27/2015 6:44:22 PM PDT · by VinL · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/27/15 | Manu Raju
    With tensions rising within his conference, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell summoned Republicans for a closed-door meeting Monday night for what was expected to be a fraught session. The meeting is expected to focus, in part, on a private email an aide to Sen. Mike Lee sent to conservative activists saying that a complicated Obamacare repeal procedural vote “should be scored” against any senator who opposes it. That means that it would be a counted as a mark against them among conservatives in their next election. Lee wants to invoke a rare Senate procedure in order to pass a repeal...
  • Will, Krauthammer: GOP Base Frustration ‘Mistaken,’ Cruz Hypocritical in McConnell Attack

    07/27/2015 6:20:06 PM PDT · by VinL · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/27/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnists George Will and Charles Krauthammer agreed with Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on the substance of his opposition to the Export-Import Bank, but argued that the Republican base’s frustration is “mistaken” and that Cruz engaged in “an act of rather amazing hypocrisy” by accusing McConnell of lying .... Will said, “The Republican base is frustrated. I understand it. It’s to be sympathized with, but it’s mistaken, fundamentally. Their view is, you have the butchers of Planned Parenthood, you can’t do anything about them. You have the Ex-Im Bank, which is, they think, crony capitalism,...
  • Senate showdown keeps Cruz in national spotlight -

    07/26/2015 9:09:00 PM PDT · by VinL · 32 replies
    790Talk Now/Fox ^ | 7/26/15 | Staff
    Despite a call for decorum, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's high-stakes showdown with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bled into an unusually tense Sunday session featuring a parliamentary duel between the Senate's top Republican and the 2016 presidential hopeful from Texas. Two days after Cruz seized national headlines by accusing McConnell of lying about a vote to revive an export subsidy bank that many conservatives oppose, the two faced off over an unrelated Cruz measure to block a nuclear agreement with Iran. McConnell, facing an Aug. 1 deadline to pass a national highway and transit funding bill, blocked Cruz's amendment, as...
  • Senate smackdown: Ted Cruz, Mike Lee efforts squelched by leaders

    07/26/2015 5:38:25 PM PDT · by VinL · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/26/2015 | Manu Raju and Burgess Everett
    Ted Cruz just wanted a roll-call vote on Sunday. Instead, he got a smackdown. Republican leaders, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), delivered what senators described as punishment for Cruz’s brazen floor tactics — the Texas senator first accused McConnell of lying and later sought to change Senate procedures in order to push for an Iran-related amendment. So when Cruz came to the floor looking for 16 senators to agree to hold a roll-call vote, only three raised their hands. McConnell, sitting at his desk, turned around and peered at Cruz, who looked stunned at what had just happened....
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Gives Remarks on Senate Floor (Reply to Hatch, Cornyn, Lamar.. Classic Cruz!)

    07/26/2015 1:49:37 PM PDT · by VinL · 45 replies
    Conservative News ^ | 7/26/2015 | Ted Cruz
    See seven minute video of Ted Cruz's Sunday Floor Speech replying to Lamar, Hatch and Cornyn about "decorum" in the Senate. .
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch scolds Sen. Ted Cruz for saying Senate leader lied about Export-Import vote

    07/26/2015 12:48:37 PM PDT · by VinL · 54 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 7/26/15 | Tom Howell
    Without invoking his name, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah scolded fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday for publicly accusing their party leader of lying about a deal to revive an obscure government agency, saying comity in the august chamber is both tradition and simply “the honorable thing to do.”.... “We’re not here on some frolic or to pursue personal ambitions,” Mr. Hatch said, adding that he worries for the future of the institution. He said bonds of trust are essential when lawmakers of differing parties and backgrounds come together to debate the hot topics of the day. “But we...
  • Polls: Donald Trump Way out in Front; Ted Cruz Surges Underneath, Marco Rubio Keeps Sinking

    07/26/2015 9:59:18 AM PDT · by VinL · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/26/2015 | Matt Boyle
    Call it failure to launch for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80%as, despite a minor bump in the polls a month or so after his April presidential campaign launch, the 44-year-old junior senator from Florida is now officially relegated to the middle of the pack—where he’s been unable to climb out. Virtually every major pollster has shown Rubio’s chances at being a serious contender for the GOP nomination slipping away... Rubio was supposed to be the golden boy who could woo the donor class but still excite the grassroots. He’s succeeded in winning over lots of big-money backing, with billionaire donors...
  • Donald Trump takes aim at Republican rival Scott Walker for Wisconsin record

    07/25/2015 1:54:47 PM PDT · by VinL · 72 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/25/2015 | Jessica Glanza
    Donald Trump on Saturday took shots at Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, the only Republican in a field of 16 who is leading the business mogul in Iowa polls. Trump has surged in such polls nationwide, during a campaign in which he has caused controversy over immigration and with a widely condemned attack on the Vietnam war record of Senator John McCain. On Saturday, Trump addressed a rally in Oskaloosa, Iowa from which his campaign had barred the Des Moines Register newspaper, which published a critical editorial about him. At the rally, he repeated several traditionally Democratic talking points in...
  • Watch NBC Nightly News: Ted Cruz Calls Senate Majority ...(30 sec video)

    07/24/2015 9:51:29 PM PDT · by VinL · 26 replies
    NBC News via Hulu ^ | 7/24/15 | Kelly O'Donnell
    NBC NEWS CLIP--- "Ted Cruz Calls Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Liar" (30 second video)
  • Ted Cruz shows class in dealing with hecklers

    07/24/2015 9:19:34 PM PDT · by VinL · 20 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 7/24/15 | K.Hubartt
    Among the huge and ever-growing list of Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential election, I still can't figure which one has what it takes to get the nomination. But a video I watched this week of Ted Cruz certainly elevated him in my opinion as a classy and capable candidate. He was speaking to about a hundred people, including the media, across the street from the White House on Thursday at an event organized by the conservative group Concerned Women for America. When the junior U.S. senator from Texas began speaking about the nuclear deal with Iran, he was shouted...
  • Trump campaign bans Iowa newspaper from event (Ha- Des Moines Register)

    07/24/2015 8:24:09 PM PDT · by VinL · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/24/15 | AP
    The Des Moines Register says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has denied press credentials to its reporters after the newspaper published an editorial calling on the billionaire businessman to end his campaign. The Register says its reporters were denied credentials to a Trump campaign event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Saturday. The newspaper says Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told its reporters they were being excluded because of the editorial. In the editorial, published Tuesday, the newspaper called Trump a “feckless blowhard” who is “unfit to hold office.” Register editor Amalie Nash emphasized Friday that the paper’s editorial board is independent...
  • [HuffPo] Mitch McConnell's Move Leaves Ted Cruz Out In The Hallway

    07/24/2015 7:52:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 62 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 7/24/2015 | Ali Watkins and Akbar Shahid Ahmed
    Senior lawmakers and staff from the House and Senate armed services committees are hammering away on the National Defense Authorization Act, the annual bill that keeps the military up and running. But there are fewer chairs at the negotiating table this time. And committee member and presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) isn’t in one of them. GOP leadership was worried that the notorious grandstander would tank the crucial spending bill, two sources familiar with the process told HuffPost. In an effort to keep him out of the room, they cut the membership of the conference committee -- the panel...
  • Ted Cruz Talks To Mark Levin About Floor Speech....(TR- Audio-16 min)

    07/24/2015 7:16:00 PM PDT · by VinL · 20 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/24/15 | Mark Levin
    Ted Cruz was on with Mark Levin tonight discussing his Senate floor speech where he called out Mitch McConnell for lying to Republicans about the Ex-Im bank.
  • Ted Cruz Goes Nuclear on Mitch McConnell (Video- 20 min)

    07/24/2015 5:19:28 PM PDT · by VinL · 46 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 7/24/15 | CSPAN
    For those who may not have heard Senator Ted Cruz's speech today on the Senate Floor, here is the CSPAN video.
  • Ted Cruz calls Mitch McConnell a liar on the Senate floor

    07/24/2015 7:58:58 AM PDT · by VinL · 153 replies
    WashPo ^ | 7/24/2015 | M. Debonis
    Firebrand Republican senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Friday rushed across a line rarely crossed on the Senate floor: He called the leader of his party, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a liar. "What we just saw today was an absolute demonstration that not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over and over again, was a simple lie," Cruz said Friday morning. "We know now that when the majority leader looks us in the eyes and makes an explicit commitment, that he is willing to say things that he knows are...
  • Brent Bozell endorses Ted Cruz for president

    07/23/2015 9:38:30 PM PDT · by VinL · 56 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 7/24/15 | Kelly O'Donnell
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today received the endorsement of Brent Bozell, conservative stalwart and president of the Conservative Victory Committee. Bozell released a video announcing his support of Sen. Cruz’s candidacy for president. “Make no mistake: If the Republican Party repeats what it has done the last two presidential elections, Republicans will lose. I guarantee it,” Bozell said in the video. “On the other hand, if we nominate a principled, passionate conservative America can count on to restore her greatness, there will be an outpouring of support.” Bozell continues, “We need a courageous conservative who tells the truth and...
  • Scott Walker keeps talking up Marco Rubio

    07/23/2015 2:16:49 PM PDT · by VinL · 49 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/23/15 | Alex Leary
    Scott Walker seems fixated on Marco Rubio. Wednesday on CNN, the Wisconsin governor *again* suggested Rubio should be his running mate. Walker couched it in terms that his supporters keep on bringing up Rubio’s name. But Walker has done it enough times to suggest it’s something else. The first mention came in March when a Republican leader in Iowa said Walker to hold him, “if he were the nominee … Rubio would make a terrific running mate." Now comes the gauzy CNN piece, an interview conducted by Republican pundit S.E. Cupp, who asked about the senators in the GOP primary....
  • Code Pink protesters disrupt Ted Cruz at rally

    07/23/2015 1:27:41 PM PDT · by VinL · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/23/15 | E.Collins
    A heated rally against President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran created a bizarre spectacle in front of the White House on Thursday: Sen. Ted Cruz and Code Pink protesters speaking from the same podium. “There is nothing more pressing right now than that Americans all across this country come together to stop this catastrophic Iran nuclear deal,” Cruz said as members of the anti-war group chanted loudly in the background. He was then cut off by protesters shouting “We want a peace president” as Cruz supporters countered: “We want Ted.” The demonstration, organized by Concerned Women of America, a...
  • Scott Walker again toys with Marco Rubio for veep pick

    Scott Walker doesn’t think a Walker-Rubio ticket would be so bad. “I like Marco a lot. I certainly agree with him a lot on national defense issues,” the Wisconsin governor said on CNN’s “Politics Outside with Insiders.” Walker said that many of his supporters want him to tap Rubio. “Of people who have made suggestions to me, that is probably 90 to 10 the suggestion people make,” he said. This isn’t the first time Walker has floated the Florida senator’s name as a possible veep. Last month, before Walker had officially announced his candidacy, he told Bloomberg Politics that he...
  • Cruz Praises Trump: 'He's Taking on the Washington Cartel'

    07/22/2015 8:13:48 PM PDT · by VinL · 103 replies
    Hannity ^ | 7/22/15 | Hannity
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on "Hannity" tonight to speak about a wide range of topics, including the incredible rise of Donald Trump. Cruz said that he's friends with Trump, and he offered a theory for why his fellow GOP presidential contender has taken a huge lead in the polls. "He’s bold and brash, and he’s willing to speak the truth. And he’s taking on the Washington cartel," Cruz said. He added that Trump's focus on illegal immigration and sanctuary cities has captured the attention of many Americans and set him apart from other candidates. "I appreciate Donald focusing on...
  • Ted Cruz: It’s time to INVESTIGATE and PROSECUTE Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 12:52:27 PM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/22/15 | Staff
    Ted Cruz is out with a new video today declaring that it is not only time to defund Planned Parenthood, but to investigate and prosecute them over these videos where they are selling off baby parts of aborted fetuses. Watch: Read more:
  • Ted Cruz Grills ICE Director About Thousands Of Criminal Illegal Aliens Released Without Charge

    07/22/2015 7:53:28 AM PDT · by VinL · 50 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/22/15 | Staff
    During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration policy on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz questioned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Sarah Saldana about the number of "criminal illegal aliens" released by the federal government. Saldana tried to justify the release of thousands of convicted criminal illegal aliens when Cruz confronted her with the statistics. "193 murderers with homicide convictions. 426 people with sexual assault convictions. 16,000 criminal illegal aliens with drunk driving convictions," released in 2014 instead of being deported or undergoing criminal proceedings. Director Saldana claims she read the figures for the wrong year, but Cruz shuts her...
  • Ted Cruz’s Iran doomsday: ‘Murder’ of millions of Israelis, Americans

    07/21/2015 12:02:48 PM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/21/15
    Ted Cruz’s worst fear about the nuclear deal with Iran? That “millions of Americans will be murdered by radical theocratic zealots.” President Obama [argues] that under the deal Iran’s ability to quickly make a bomb will be hamstrung, and that doing nothing would actually accelerate Iran’s nuclear capabilities. But Cruz said if Iran were to acquire a bomb, he fears the detonation of a nuclear weapon over Tel Aviv,... that would “murder vast numbers of Palestinians” and Israeli Jews. “The odds are unacceptably high that they would view the murder of those Palestinians is perfectly acceptable collateral damage to annihilating...
  • So…Ted Cruz walks out of a cornfield and… (Ha- 40 sec video)

    07/21/2015 9:35:51 AM PDT · by VinL · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/21/15 | Staff
    I’m not exactly sure what to make of this ABC News video of Ted Cruz walking out of a cornfield in Iowa, so I’m just gonna drop it right here and call this an open thread: Read more:
  • ANALYSIS: Why Ted Cruz Won’t Attack Donald Trump

    07/20/2015 7:45:00 AM PDT · by VinL · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/20/15 | P. Howley
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is the only major Republican in the field who isn’t jumping all over Donald Trump for his series of provocative comments regarding immigration and John McCain’s war service. In fact, Cruz even recently went to bat for Trump. Cruz and Trump had a private meeting together last week at Trump’s New York City office, the Daily Mail reports, so it’s clear that the two are already talking strategy. Trump has stolen some of Cruz’s thunder, and probably some of his vote share, early in this campaign. The latest Suffolk University poll puts Trump at...
  • Ted Cruz Looks for His Iowa Moment

    07/19/2015 5:59:24 PM PDT · by VinL · 32 replies
    7/19/15 | Sahil Kapur
    Bloomberg- Title and Link only----
  • Scott Walker, other GOP candidates take on Donald Trump

    07/18/2015 4:30:46 PM PDT · by VinL · 150 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 5/18/15 | mary Spicuozza
    Gov. Scott Walker and other Republican presidential hopefuls have finally had it with Donald Trump. Wisconsin's Republican governor had repeatedly said he wouldn't criticize the billionaire real estate mogul or other 2016 GOP candidates, but that changed Saturday after Trump took his feud with Arizona Sen. John McCain to a new level. "He's not a war hero," Trump told the crowd at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. "He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured." Walker promptly tweeted, "Just told a crowd in Sioux City: @SenJohnMcCain is an American hero." And...
  • Cruz: Not Going 'Into the Gutter' to Attack Trump (Bloomberg's Halperin at Cruz, again)

    07/18/2015 3:58:52 PM PDT · by VinL · 47 replies
    7/18/15 | "Name a Cuban food" Halperin
    Bloomberg - link only. Ted Cruz at his best.
  • Cruz declines to denounce Trump's McCain comments

    07/18/2015 3:04:06 PM PDT · by VinL · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/18/15 | A.Killough
    Ted Cruz was unambiguous in his praise of John McCain on Saturday, calling his fellow senator a "hero" soon after Donald Trump made inflammatory remarks about the Arizona senator's war record. But the senator from Texas refused to join other 2016 Republican hopefuls in denouncing the real estate mogul. Trump sparked an uproar when he suggested at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, that McCain wasn't a war hero because he was captured. "He is not a war hero," Trump said at a question-and-answer session. "He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't...
  • Senator Ted Cruz at the Family Leadership Summit (Video-26 min.)

    07/18/2015 2:09:25 PM PDT · by VinL · 52 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 7/18/15 | CSPAN
    Senator Ted Cruz at the Family Leadership Summit today.