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  • Aides to Ted Cruz preparing for "a very somber" address in Indianapolis tonight

    05/03/2016 1:38:52 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 82 replies
    RTV6 ABC ^ | May 3, 2016 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Aides to Ted Cruz aren't holding out much hope for a victory over Donald Trump in today's Indiana primary. One aide says the campaign is preparing for "a very somber" address in Indianapolis after the results come in... Cruz is publicly vowing to stay in the race, regardless of the results. But the aide says campaign officials are bracing for immediate staffing cuts -- "at a minimum..."
  • Canadian ordered out of Nepal after criticizing government on social media

    05/03/2016 12:16:03 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 8 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/3/16
    A Canadian living and working in Nepal who criticized the government on social media has been ordered to leave the country within two days, a Nepali official said on Tuesday. Robert Penner, a computer programmer working for CloudFactory, an outsourcing company, was arrested by police at his office on Monday and taken to the Department of Immigration for questioning. Penner confirmed that he had been ordered to leave on his Twitter account. He criticized the Nepal government on social media during unrest that followed the passing of Nepal's constitution last year and he denounced the recent arrest and detention of...
  • Cruz Says He's Still Within Reach of the Nomination if He Loses Indiana

    05/03/2016 12:36:59 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 123 replies
    KABC ^ | May 02, 2016 | Jessica Hopper
    With Indiana primary voters headed to the polls in less than 24 hours, Ted Cruz said he will "absolutely" have a path to victory even if he loses the next GOP presidential nominating contest. "We intend to do absolutely everything possible to win tomorrow. It's gonna be up to the people of Indiana," Cruz told ABC News while campaigning in Osceola, Indiana. "The polls have been all over the place. There has literally been a 30-point swing depending on what poll you are looking at. We are neck-and-neck right now in the state of Indiana."
  • Remember in 2014 When Ted Cruz Passed Out Goodie Bags and Toys to Illegal Aliens?

    05/03/2016 5:31:00 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sundance
    On July 19th 2014 Senator Ted Cruz went to McAllen Texas and passed out bags of goodies, treats and toys to illegal aliens as they crossed the border from Mexico.
  • Cruz's Image Plummets, Trump's Improves Among Republicans

    05/03/2016 5:32:33 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 76 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | 05/02/2016 | Frank Newport
    Ted Cruz -- attempting to hold on to the narrowing possibility that he can wrest the GOP nomination away from front-runner Donald Trump -- faces a crucial Indiana primary on Tuesday. Meanwhile, and perhaps ominously for Cruz, he has run into headwinds among Republicans at the national level. His image has essentially nosedived over the past week or two, while Trump's image has become more positive. Republicans' views of Cruz are now the worst in Gallup's history of tracking the Texas senator. His image among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents is at 39% favorable and 45% unfavorable, based on April 24-30...
  • The beginning of the end for Ted Cruz

    05/03/2016 4:24:02 AM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | Philip N. Diehl
    Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) has run a brilliant campaign, and if it were not for Donald Trump, he'd probably be on the verge of wrapping up the Republican nomination by now. The Texas firebrand knew long before others that the party's primary schedule and delegate allocation rules played to his advantage, not to an establishment candidate like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. From his arrival in the Senate, Cruz has bent the political space-time continuum around himself by demonstrating GOP leaders' inability to govern effectively or deliver on their promises to conservatives.
  • Cruz Preparing To Suspend Campaign This Week?

    05/02/2016 9:52:31 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 161 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 05-02-2016
    FYI: Today the very same rumor from two different (and trusted) sources suggest Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign is currently engaged in ongoing discussions regarding the subject of suspending the campaign as early as this week should the Texas senator lose tomorrow’s Indiana primary.
  • Is Indiana the last stand for Ted Cruz?

    05/02/2016 10:44:04 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | May 2, 2016 | Anthony Zurcher
    Indiana was supposed to be where Ted Cruz stopped Donald Trump's recent east coast winning streak. Like Horatius at the bridge, the Texas senator would turn back the Trump throng. Instead the primary on Tuesday could prove his final undoing. A Monday afternoon campaign event in the tiny town of Marion, Indiana (population 29,000) gave a taste of what Mr Cruz is up against. It was supposed to be a feel-good gathering, the candidate's first public appearance with Mike Pence since the Indiana governor had thrown his support to the Texan last week. That was before a small knot of...
  • Cruz fights to keep presidential hopes alive (Indiana Primary)

    05/02/2016 11:34:59 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | May 2, 2016 | Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples, AP
    <p>Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald Trump.</p>
  • Gallup: Cruz Image Among Republicans Crashes

    05/02/2016 8:47:11 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2, 2016 | Mike Flynn
    New survey data from Gallup shows Republican voters’ image of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has fallen precipitously in the last month. At the beginning of April, half of Republican voters had a positive image of Cruz, while just 35 percent had a negative view. Since then, however, that image has almost completely flipped. Currently, just 39 percent of Republican voters nationwide have a favorable view of Cruz and 45 percent have a negative view. Cruz’s net-favorable rating with Republican voters, then, is -six. Over the same period, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has increased his favorable rating from 53 to 59...
  • Cruz's faltering campaign shows the risks of depending on a few (three) wealthy donors

    05/02/2016 8:23:08 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Joseph Tanfani and Noah Bierman
    Ted Cruz, in his outsider’s bid for the White House, has depended heavily on the largesse of just three wealthy donors to establish credibility and stay afloat amid a chaotic nominating process that killed off most of his rivals. Now, at perhaps the most desperate moment in his quest to win the Republican nomination, Cruz is learning the perils of relying on strong-willed magnates who carry their own agendas and have demanded an unprecedented level of control in how their money is spent. One of the three primary donors to Cruz’s presidential efforts, a private equity manager who recruited the...
  • Cruz's faltering campaign shows the risks of depending on a few wealthy donors

    05/02/2016 2:42:39 PM PDT · by catnipman · 77 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/2/2016 | Joseph Tanfani and Noah Bierman
    Ted Cruz, in his outsider’s bid for the White House, has depended heavily on the largesse of just three wealthy donors to establish credibility and stay afloat amid a chaotic nominating process that killed off most of his rivals. Now, at perhaps the most desperate moment in his quest to win the Republican nomination, Cruz is learning the perils of relying on strong-willed magnates who carry their own agendas and have demanded an unprecedented level of control in how their money is spent. ...
  • Cruz team has no big plans in Indiana today [vanity]

    05/02/2016 2:32:50 AM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 141 replies
    Cruz '16 Fiorina Events ^ | May 2, 2016 | self
    On the crucial last day before Indiana's do-or-die election, Ted Cruz has no rallies, and the Cruz family plans no time together. Ted Cruz and (Heidi with Carly) will be touring different parts of the state in two separate buses. Ted and Heidi will start this day half-a-state apart from each other, with Ted having breakfast in Osceola Indiana, while Heidi and Carly breakfast three hours away at a bakery in Brownsburg Indiana. Heidi and Carly have also announced their plans for lunch, ice cream, and pancakes, and then pizza for dinner, in suburbs that ring Indianapolis. Meanwhile, Ted will...
  • Ted Cruz’s Support Softens Among the Delegates He Courted

    05/02/2016 4:52:48 AM PDT · by King of Florida · 21 replies
    www.nytimes.com ^ | May 1, 2016 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Even as Donald J. Trump trounced him from New Hampshire to Florida to Arizona, Senator Ted Cruz could reassure himself with one crucial advantage: He was beating Mr. Trump in the obscure, internecine delegate fights that could end up deciding the Republican nomination for president. “This is how elections are won in America,” Mr. Cruz gloated after walking away with the most delegates in Wyoming last month. Now, as he faces a potentially candidacy-threatening contest on Tuesday in Indiana — where a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, released Sunday morning, showed him trailing Mr. Trump by 15 percentage points...
  • Lyin’ Ted’s RINO Snake-Chuckers Swing & Miss in MA

    05/01/2016 11:16:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    http://howiecarrshow.com ^ | May 1, 2016 | Howie Carr
    So now I have a roommate at the Republican national convention in Cleveland in July – my wife. She was elected yesterday from North Attleboro as a Donald Trump delegate to the national GOP convention. Unfortunately for Dyin’ Ted Cruz, she is not a double agent for him or any other Canadian-born RINO’s. “I got more votes than anybody else!” my spouse bragged to me last evening, and she told me to put her quote into the paper – or else. Yesterday’s Congressional caucuses were yet another sad day for the GOPe here in Massachusetts. Weekends are when the Cruz...
  • Are Ted Cruz delegates starting to freak?

    05/01/2016 7:36:40 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 05/01/2016
    After walking away with the majority of delegates in Wyoming and Colorado, Sen. Ted Cruz was on a roll. His knowledge of the “obscure, internecine” delegate fights gave him a tactical advantage over front-runner Donald Trump, which could end up deciding the Republican nomination for president. “This is how elections are won in America,” said Cruz. The Texas senator saw a silver lining to his declining polls as he heads into Tuesday’s critical Indiana primary. According to the National Review, “The political world was captivated – and Trump supporters were infuriated – by the Cruz campaign’s successful effort to elect...
  • Ted Cruz takes on Caitlyn Jenner over transgender fight

    05/01/2016 7:38:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/01/2016 | Eugene Scott
    <p>Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is standing his ground in his belief that allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice "opens the door for predators," dismissing criticism from Caitlyn Jenner, who mocked him over the issue last week.</p>
  • Before Indiana, Ted Cruz Struggles as Donald Trump Revels in Lead

    05/01/2016 7:08:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 1, 2016 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER and THOMAS KAPLAN
    An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released on Sunday showed Donald J. Trump with a lead of 15 points among likely Republican primary voters, 49 percent to 34 percent. Fifty-eight percent of voters said they disapproved of the agreement struck by Mr. Cruz and Gov. John Kasich, which called for Mr. Kasich to abandon campaigning in Indiana in exchange for Mr. Cruz’s withdrawal from Oregon and New Mexico. Thirty-four percent approved. Mr. Cruz’s own polling has likewise shown him trailing Mr. Trump, compelling the campaign to look beyond the state, if at least for a moment. And on Saturday, Mr....
  • Chuck Todd gets HEATED with Ted Cruz on Meet The Press

    05/01/2016 7:10:40 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 147 replies
    Chuck Todd got very frustrated with Ted Cruz over the Republican candidate refusing to answer his questions over and over. Every day Cruz gets a little more desperate and frantic.
  • Ted Cruz Renounces Newly Discovered Canadian Citizenship

    05/01/2016 4:18:43 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 57 replies
    Time ^ | 6/10/14
    The Republican senator gave up his dual citizenship months after first learning he was a Canadian citizen Texas Senator (and possible 2016 presidential hopeful) Ted Cruz has formally given up his Canadian citizenship, about nine months after learning he had it. While at home in Houston on Tuesday, Cruz was notified by mail that the renunciation became official on May 14, The Dallas Morning News reports. “He’s pleased to receive the notification and glad to have this process finalized,” spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said. Cruz intended to give up his Canadian citizenship, which was not a secret, after The Dallas Morning...
  • Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

    04/30/2016 5:29:17 PM PDT · by dynoman · 374 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/30/16 7:50 PM | Byron York
    GREENFIELD, Ind. — At a campaign stop just days before the critical Indiana primary, Heidi Cruz, wife of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, said one of her husband's strengths in the campaign is that he "is an immigrant." "Ted is an immigrant," Mrs. Cruz said, emphasizing the word "is." "He is Hispanic."
  • Trump: Cruz ‘never faced a debater like me’

    04/24/2016 5:56:56 PM PDT · by kinsman redeemer · 163 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    "I beat him in every single debate. Every single debate, I beat Ted Cruz. He was supposed to be a good debater," Trump said at a rally in Bridgeport, Conn. "He never had a debater like me where I interrupt him every four minutes. … I don't think he actually is a good debater."
  • Christian Conservative speaks out against Ted Cruz

    04/24/2016 7:04:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 103 replies
    Melanie M wrote: I am a Christian Conservative and have very strong opinions of political stances. The republican party is not an entity it is people, no people no party so they better get their crap together. Christian is not what you do it is who you are and though we may disagree on scripture, doctrine or interpretation no one has the right to question another persons salvation experience or their Christianity. I find Ted Cruz dishonest and manipulative in this race. His Christian roots untraceable and his rhetoric unstable. Donald Trump may not always meet the mark as politically...
  • Cruz, Kasich coordinate in new anti-Trump effort

    04/24/2016 7:28:05 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/24/16 10:21 PM EDT | By Katie Glueck
    Ted Cruz and John Kasich are ceding states to each other as part of a broader effort to stop Donald Trump, an abrupt change in strategy that the campaigns announced Sunday night. “To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico, and we would hope that allies of both campaigns would follow our lead,” Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe said in a statement. Previously, the Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz, John Kasich join forces to stop Donald Trump

    04/24/2016 8:04:15 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 346 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24, 2016 | David Mark
    Ted Cruz and John Kasich issued startling statements Sunday night about their paths ahead, the first sign the two campaigns are coordinating to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination. Within minutes of each other, the pair issued statements saying they will divide their efforts in upcoming contests with Cruz focusing on Indiana and Kasich devoting his efforts to Oregon and New Mexico. The strategy is aimed at blocking Trump from gaining the 1,237 delegates necessary to claim to GOP nomination this summer.
  • Cruz campaign announces they're focusing on Indiana and clearing a path for Kasich

    04/24/2016 7:58:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 146 replies
    Cruz campaign announces they're focusing on Indiana and clearing a path for Kasich in Oregon and New Mexico.
  • Lyin’ Cruz Campaign Lies To Maine Governor – Reneges on Agreement For Delegate Unity Ticket…

    04/23/2016 10:26:37 PM PDT · by RedWulf · 75 replies
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/04/23/lyin-cruz-campaign-lies-to-maine-governor-reneges-on
    During the Maine GOP caucus on March 5, candidate Ted Cruz came out on top with about 46 percent of the vote. Based on the caucus result Cruz was allocated 12 delegates, leaving nine for Trump and two for John Kasich. cruz quoteMaine’s Governor Paul LePage coordinated with the Cruz camp, the Trump camp and the Kasich camp to insure the state convention would provide equitable distribution of the delegates based on the caucus result. This is called a “unity ticket”, with delegates assigned based on the results of the caucus. However, during the state’s convention this weekend the Cruz...
  • The Political Education Of Rafael Cruz

    04/23/2016 7:48:16 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 101 replies
    Buzzfeed.com ^ | Mar 30,2015 | Andrew Kaczynski & Ilan Ben-Meir
    In these speeches, Cruz sometimes admits — with disbelief — that he once supported Fidel Castro’s revolution. “I started speaking at different rotary clubs around Austin, Texas — in favor of Castro! I still thought he was the savior of the country,” he told FreedomWorks, a conservative group, in 2013. Local news articles and documents from the late 1950s offer a clearer picture of the days of Cruz as a young man, then a believer in the revolution and a visible college activist. On Jan. 8, 1959, Fidel Castro rode victoriously into Havana. The country’s dictator, Batista, had fled a...
  • Peter King: Trump is ‘more reasonable’ than 'hopeless' Cruz

    04/23/2016 5:15:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 146 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/22/16 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Peter King on Friday said he would back Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump over Ted Cruz, highlighting the billionaire as a more reasonable general-election candidate than the “phony,” “hopeless,” “irredeemable” Texas senator. King voted for Ohio Gov. John Kasich in New York’s primary, though he also correctly predicted that Trump would score a big victory in the state Tuesday. Similarly to the way he shied away from characterizing his vote as a Kasich endorsement, King stressed Friday that he isn’t endorsing Trump but remarked that he would choose the real estate mogul over Cruz. “But Donald Trump, to be an...
  • Cruz knocks Fox News after clash with Hannity (Just answer a simple question, Ted)

    04/22/2016 7:49:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz lashed out at Fox News over coverage of Donald Trumpafter a heated interview with Sean Hannity earlier this week. When asked on “The Dom Giordano Program” about coverage of Trump’s claims of unfair “voterless elections” in states like Wyoming and Colorado, Cruz said, “They know it’s not true.” “Donald doesn’t handle losing well, and when we loses, he cries and he screams and he whines and he curses and he insults everybody,” Cruz said. “So when Donald lost five states in a row in landslide elections, that’s when they began making up this nonsense about...
  • Still Report #811 Trump Leapfrogs in Indiana

    04/23/2016 12:44:05 AM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 76 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 22, 2016 | Bill Still
    "Look at a recent still photo of Cruz on the trail the next time you get a chance. He’s not looking happy... Cruz’s Mom and Dad DID become Canadian citizens." "They were not only registered to vote, but they were registered with the Alberta, Canada Health Services. Provable Canadian citizenship required."
  • Trump just said it's OK if transgendered men share the bathroom with daughters, granddaughters

    04/21/2016 1:05:51 PM PDT · by Crucial · 144 replies
    4/21/2016 | Myself
    It is such a gimme. Women and girls are very vulnerable in the restroom. The walls are usually thick. They are in a compromised position. The transgendered have no proof that they are what they claim to be. No one is examining the transgendered for mental illness either. What is to stop packs of rapists from dressing like women and raping women and molesting little girls. It was such a gimme and Donald dropped the ball.
  • Trump: Transgender people can use whatever bathroom they want

    04/21/2016 7:34:21 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 246 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/21/2016 | NICK GASS
    Transgender people should be able to use whatever bathroom they want, Donald Trump said Thursday. "Oh, I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you. North Carolina did something that was very strong. And they're paying a big price. There's a lot of problems," the Republican presidential candidate said during a town hall event on NBC's "Today." Referring to comments from an unnamed commentator who on Wednesday said North Carolina should "leave it the way it is right now," Trump said he agreed. "Leave it the way it is. North Carolina, what they're going...
  • The Latest: Trump says bathroom laws 'discriminatory'

    04/21/2016 7:11:31 AM PDT · by don-o · 262 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern): 8:15 a.m. Donald Trump says he believes transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose. Speaking at a town hall event on NBC's "Today" Thursday, Trump said North Carolina's so-called "bathroom law," which directs transgender people to use the bathroom that matches the gender on their birth certificates, has caused unnecessary strife.
  • Ted Cruz: Trump Is ‘Afraid’ to Debate

    04/20/2016 8:23:27 PM PDT · by writer33 · 290 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/20/16 | Pam Key
    Wednesday while campaigning in Hershey PA, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)said his rival Donald Trump was “afraid of a debate” with him because he lacked “substantive solutions” on policy. Cruz said, “What I agree is that the Democratic process works, and Donald whines and complains when the voters reject him. The voters are going to decide. We’ve won five states in a row. Donald won his home state, which surprised nobody. And it’s the people — we are seeing Republicans uniting behind our campaign. Because if Donald is the nominee, Hillary wins and she wins by double digits....
  • Ted Cruz Now Says 'We Are Headed to a Contested Convention'

    04/20/2016 12:01:45 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 347 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | 4/20/2016 | By JESSICA HOPPER PAOLA CHAVEZVERONICA STRACQUALURSI
    Sen. Ted Cruz for the first time said he believes the Republican Party is headed to a contested convention. Cruz had previously called a contested convention likely and that it seemed the party was heading in that direction. But after a disappointing third-place loss in New York Tuesday, the Texas Republican is no longer saying he plans to beat front-runner Donald Trump at the ballot box. "We are headed to a contested convention,” Cruz said in an interview with Philadelphia talk-radio personality Chris Stigall this morning. “At this point, nobody is getting 1,237. Donald is going to talk all the...
  • The Nuclear Option: Ted Cruz Fails to Heed Own Advice, Get Out of Race He Can’t Win

    04/20/2016 8:02:15 PM PDT · by libsdrinkkoolaid · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/20/2016 | Charles Hurt
    Mere weeks ago, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) of Texas pressured Ohio Gov. John Kasich to get out of the race for the Republican nomination because he had no mathematical chance of winning....
  • Summing Up Ted Cruz's Horrible Night - Ben Carson Beat Him

    04/20/2016 7:48:11 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 69 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 04/20/2016
    Things did not go well for Ted Cruz last night, but his performance in New York's 16th District was especially depressive... Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was so disliked in Westchester County’s 16th congressional district that residents cast more votes for Ben Carson - who is no longer running... Carson, who bowed out of the GOP race in March, was still featured on Tuesday’s ballot as his request to be removed was made after the deadline had passed. Roughly translated...You Get Nothing! One final thing... CRUZ HAS $9 MILLION IN BANK AS OF END-MARCH: CAMPAIGN MANAGER tick tock...
  • Ted Cruz Blows Wisconsin Momentum In Big Apple Blowout

    04/20/2016 4:59:10 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/20/2016 | MATT K. LEWIS
    Jamie Weinstein makes the valid point that Donald Trump’s New York victory wasn’t a surprise. We all saw it was coming, and—in regards to predicting whether Trump can collect the 1,237 delegates he needs—the results were baked into the cake. States like Indiana and California are much more important, inasmuch as they are the known unknowns. What I think is remarkable, however, is that Ted Cruz picked up zero delegates in the state, and actually performed much worse than John Kasich. This is not important in terms of mathematically stopping Trump (had Cruz picked up a dozen delegates and come...
  • Cruz, Hannity Spar Over Delegates --video at source

    04/20/2016 6:11:13 AM PDT · by dennisw · 75 replies
    breitbart ^ | 19 Apr 20160 | by Ian Hanchett
    GOP presidential candidate Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz and talk radio and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity engaged in a testy exchange over the delegate process on Hannity’s radio show on Tuesday. Hannity began the interview by asking, “I think the number one question on the minds of Republicans right now is what is going on with the delegates. For example, if you can explain to people that your campaign, that you have every right, within the rules, to talk to candidates, that are pledged on a first ballot, to candidate A or candidate C, you being candidate B....
  • Ted Cruz Was On The Maury Povich Show Yesterday

    04/20/2016 5:21:28 AM PDT · by mkjessup · 86 replies
    Barstool Sports ^ | April 19 2016 | "el Presidente"
    Photo of Ted Cruz on Maury Povich (or perhaps a mystery sister lost at birth).
  • Trump refers to terror attacks on '7/11' at pre-NY primary rally

    04/19/2016 4:47:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 19, 2016
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's final rally before Tuesday's New York primary was marked by an unfortunate slip of the tongue, as the real estate mogul mistakenly mentioned the name of a popular convenience store chain in place of 9/11. Trump was about to deliver prepared remarks lauding New York values at Buffalo's First Niagara Center Monday night when he referred to 7-Eleven. "It's very close to my heart because I was down there, and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down, and I saw the...
  • LIVE: Ted Cruz to rally Maryland voters in Towson Monday

    04/18/2016 10:51:33 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 111 replies
    ABC 2 WMAR ^ | 4/18/16
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is scheduled to rally Maryland voters in Towson Monday. The Cruz rally is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Towson American Legion. WATCH LIVE (at above link)
  • Listen: Cruz Welcomes the Prospect of 4-4 SCOTUS Immigration Split

    04/18/2016 6:47:37 PM PDT · by writer33 · 31 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/18/16 | Nate Madden
    Ted Cruz would welcome a tie vote at the Supreme Court ending President Obama’s executive amnesty programs, according to an interview with Conservative Review on Monday. Initial reports from the oral arguments for United States v. Texas, hailed by many as the most important immigration case in a century, suggest that the court might come down to a 4-4 tie, which would uphold the Fifth Circuit Court’s decision and effectively ending Obama’s 2014 “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” and “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans” (DACA and DAPA) programs. “Well this is one of many cases where there’s a real...
  • The Definitive Birther Smackdown

    04/17/2016 5:57:25 PM PDT · by writer33 · 163 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/16/16 | Steve Deace
    There are several resident status classifications in the United States: natural born citizen, naturalized citizen, diplomatic immunity, temporary resident (on a visa), lawful permanent resident (green card holder), and illegal alien. Ted Cruz isn't the child of diplomats, and he was never naturalized as a citizen. So either he is an illegal alien or a natural born citizen. There is no middle ground. If you don't believe he is a natural born citizen, then you believe there is an illegal alien serving in the U.S. Senate. There is no middle ground. You should immediately call for his deportation. The Constitution...
  • Dear Fellow Upstate NYers – I’m voting Cruz on April 19, here’s why

    04/17/2016 6:48:46 PM PDT · by writer33 · 79 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 04/17/16 | William A Jacobson
    It’s not often that a Republican presidential primary in New York matters. This year it does. It’s a time for choosing, to paraphrase Ronald Reagan. The choice is between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, though John Kasich is on the ballot too. The real race to the nomination has been Trump v. Cruz for at least several weeks and it is likely to remain that way. Faced with that choice, it’s easy. Legal Insurrection started in October 2008 in anticipation of the Obama presidency. We were part of the Tea Party movement (though aligned with no specific group) since the...
  • Why Cruz Could Beat Clinton

    04/17/2016 5:42:24 PM PDT · by John W · 106 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | April 17, 2016 | Josh Kraushaar
    Last Novem­ber, I spent a week in Ken­tucky to cov­er one of the most-loathed Re­pub­lic­ans on the bal­lot that year. Matt Bev­in, an am­bi­tious, tea-party-ori­ented busi­ness­man who had chal­lenged Sen­ate Minor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell in a 2014 Sen­ate primary, was now the GOP’s gubernat­ori­al stand­ard-bear­er in the biggest race in the coun­try. Mc­Con­nell’s ad­visers tried to pre­vent Bev­in from win­ning a di­vided primary. After he se­cured the nom­in­a­tion, Re­pub­lic­an in­siders openly dis­missed his chances of win­ning the gen­er­al elec­tion; they were ex­as­per­ated that he nev­er listened to the party es­tab­lish­ment for ad­vice. Demo­crats be­lieved the preelec­tion polls show­ing their nom­in­ee,...
  • Ink Ted Cruz to a Four-Year Contract

    04/17/2016 2:46:01 PM PDT · by Savage Rider · 97 replies
    National Review ^ | April 17 2016 | Nicholas Frankovich
    Ted Cruz dominates the delegate-selection process in Louisiana and Colorado. Trump then erupts in flustered indignation, sounding like Mom in the old joke: Mom: How was the game? Son: Great. I went 3 for 4 and stole second base. Mom: Well, you march yourself right back to school and put it back. You would think that, instead of jeering at Cruz for his hustle, Trump fans would boo their own candidate for fielder’s indifference. He just stands there, fuming and whining, watching as his opponent circles the bases.
  • Ted Cruz’s Conservatism: The Pendulum Swings Consistently Right

    04/17/2016 1:56:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 17, 2016 | Matt Flegenheimer
    On perhaps the defining issue of the 2016 Republican primary, Senator Ted Cruz falls well to the right of Ronald Reagan, who supported granting legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. He opposes abortion even in cases of rape and incest, and has called for a federal amendment that would allow states to avoid performing or recognizing same-sex marriages. He wants to return to the gold standard, abolish the Internal Revenue Service and create a tax structure simple enough for Americans to file on postcards. He has criticized Donald J. Trump on deportation policy. From the right. Throughout his Senate...
  • Ted Cruz’s Coup Against Right-Wing Matriarch Phyllis Schlafly

    04/17/2016 6:08:24 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 108 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/17/2016 | BETSY WOODRUFF
    When Phyllis Schlafly endorsed Donald Trump, the wheels started to come off her right-wing empire and allies blame the trouble on Ted Cruz. One of the right-wing’s most prominent empires is reeling — and its president says it’s Ted Cruz’s fault. Eagle Forum, a conglomerate of conservative groups which anti-feminist icon Phyllis Schlafly started in 1972, has been rocked by inner turmoil over the last week that has pit family members against each other. And the group’s head, Ed Martin, says Cruz’s campaign is using its much-discussed “dirty tricks” to sow conflict in the organization as revenge for Schlafly’s endorsement...