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  • Texas Democrat: I'm 'very likely' to run against Cruz

    01/11/2017 4:01:19 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 6, 2017 | Ben Kamisar
    Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) expects to challenge Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for his Senate seat in 2018, the Texas Tribune reported. "It's very likely that I will run for Senate in 2018," the 44-year-old El Paso representative told the outlet. O'Rourke added that he feels "encouraged" by the feedback he's received as he considers a bid.
  • Ted Cruz wants term limits for Congress, offers constitutional amendment

    01/05/2017 12:46:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 01/05/2017 | Jamie Lovegrove, Washington Correspondent
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz is stepping up his efforts to impose term limits on Congress, calling for a constitutional amendment on the issue. The amendment, proposed Tuesday with Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis of Florida, would limit senators to two six-year terms and House members to three two-year terms. “D.C. is broken,” Cruz said in a written statement. “The American people resoundingly agreed on Election Day, and President-elect Donald Trump has committed to putting government back to work for the American people. It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington...
  • Ted Cruz: Trump Is Filling His Cabinet With Conservative ‘All-Stars’ [AUDIO]

    01/05/2017 11:47:50 AM PST · by bigbob · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-5-17 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Sen. Ted Cruz told Washington, DC radio host Larry O’Connor Wednesday that Donald Trump is filling his cabinet with “all-star” conservatives. The Texas Republican noted that Republicans have been handed a “historic opportunity” to do a “great deal of good” in repealing “the disaster that is Obamacare.” “It was one of the fundamental reasons why I ran for the Senate and promised the people of Texas that I would fight everyday to repeal Obamacare,” he continued. “I cannot tell you how gratifying it is to see us on the verge of delivering on that promise.” Cruz then pointed to the...
  • Sen. Cruz Statement on Obama Administration's Betrayal of Israel at the U.N. Security Council

    12/23/2016 8:01:23 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 105 replies
    US Senator Ted Cruz website ^ | 12/23/2016 | Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement after the Obama administration today failed to exercise its veto to defeat a discriminatory anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations Security Council: "For eight long years, the Obama administration has worked systematically to undermine the nation of Israel. They actively worked to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu, and illegally used U.S. taxpayer funds to do so. Never has there been a more anti-Israel Administration, and today's United Nations vote is the culmination of their systemic agenda to weaken Israel and strengthen its enemies. "I agree with the senior Israeli...
  • Meltdown: Justin Trudeau Defends Presence at Elite Fundraisers as Approval Plummets

    12/14/2016 11:41:04 AM PST · by billorites · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 14, 2016 | Frances Martel
    Liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the nation’s House of Commons Tuesday that he has attended lavish fundraisers for his family’s foundation to “create economic growth for the middle class.” His defense of his participation in fundraisers thrown by the Pierre Trudeau Foundation – which he renounced his official position in upon becoming the leader of the Liberal Party – follows an admission that he allowed attendees to lobby him at these fundraisers, a clear violation of Liberal Party bylaws. The metastasizing cash-for-access scandal follows a calamitous month for Canada’s Liberals in which, partly triggered by Trudeau’s effusive praise...
  • Ted Cruz Aide May Have Inadvertently Handed Donald Trump The Presidency (Jeff Roe)

    12/02/2016 12:48:53 PM PST · by drewh · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:59 PM 12/02/2016 | Send tips to rachel@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.
    The Ted Cruz campaign may have played a key role in handing Donald Trump the White House, an on the record discussion between key political operatives Thursday revealed. Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, warned the Trump campaign ahead of the New Hampshire primary that support for him was dropping in their internal polls, giving Trump a chance to recalibrate his strategy in the key primary state. He went on to win New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, essentially locking up the Republican nomination. Corey Lewandowski, then Trump’s campaign manager, recalled the phone call at an election post-mortem hosted by Harvard...
  • 11/03 Ted Cruz Campaigns For Donald Trump With Mike Pence Goes After Hillary Clinton In Iowa

    11/03/2016 1:37:00 PM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/03/2016 | Cruz/Pence
    Ted Cruz first campaign rally for Donald Trump as he joins Mike Pence in Iowa
  • Ted Cruz to Campaign with Gov. Mike Pence for Trump-Pence Ticket in Iowa, Michigan

    11/03/2016 12:37:41 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 123 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 2, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Former presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz will be campaigning with Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence at Iowa and Michigan rallies for the Trump-Pence ticket on Thursday. Cruz will be delivering remarks at the rallies, according to Pence campaign officials. Pence has rallies scheduled for Prole, Iowa and Portage, Michigan tomorrow, according to the Trump campaign website. The Iowa event will take place at Bruere Farm at 11 a.m. and the Michigan rally is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum.
  • GOP sources: Rick Perry encouraged Michael McCaul to challenge Ted Cruz

    10/31/2016 5:33:54 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 148 replies
    WFAA 8 ABC ^ | 31 OCTOBER 2016 | TEXAS TRIBUNE
    (TEXAS TRIBUNE) Late this summer, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry strongly encouraged U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's re-election bid in 2018, according to GOP sources. The encouragement, which was relayed to The Texas Tribune by two Republican sources familiar with the correspondence, came around the same time that McCaul, an Austin Republican, emerged as a top potential challenger to Cruz's re-election efforts, amid an outcry among many grassroots conservatives over Cruz's decision not to endorse presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention.
  • Cruz Courageous Right Move

    09/26/2016 3:55:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 26, 2016 | Joel Gilbert
    Ted Cruz’s endorsement of Trump was the courageous right move both for Cruz’s brand and for the country. But let me digress… I participated in the Cruz for President campaign from its beginning, initially as a videographer, shooting hours of footage of Cruz and interviews with his family that was used throughout the campaign. I attended the Cruz for President branding conference, along with about 15 others, where we contributed ideas to help formulate the campaign’s marketing strategy. I settled into a role as a media advisor and writer for the campaign, submitting promotional ideas, op-eds, and written material for...
  • BREAKING: TED CRUZ ENDORSES DONALD TRUMP– In Facebook Post

    09/23/2016 12:40:44 PM PDT · by GilGil · 162 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/23/2016 | Jim Hoft
    After his infamous snub at the RNC Convention Senator Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump today for president.
  • Ted Cruz DESTROYS ‘Rich Spoiled Athletes Who Dishonor Our Flag’

    09/12/2016 5:41:15 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 84 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 9/12/2016 | Alexa
    Senator Ted Cruz took to Twitter today to slam the recent spate of spoiled athletes, like San Francisco 49ers backup QB Colin Kaepernick, who have disrespected our flag and National Anthem. After former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose tweeted, “Salute to all @Nfl players & teams that peacefully did protests for change. #standfornothingfallforanything,” Cruz went off and called for a boycott of the “rich spoiled athletes.”
  • Cruz absent from Values Voter Summit

    09/11/2016 5:27:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sept. 11, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Ted Cruz may have won the Values Voter Summit straw poll three years running, but attendees at this weekend’s social conservative gathering in Washington, D.C., weren’t happy with the Texas senator’s refusal to back Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Debra Wagers, who made the trek to the summit with her husband, Ron, from Commerce, Michigan, said she supported Mr. Cruz in the GOP primary race. “But I felt like once Donald Trump won the nomination, then Ted should have stepped up to the plate and kept the party together, and as a united group [of] Republicans to beat Hillary,” said...
  • Ted Cruz Supporters Running Anti-Trump TV Ads in Swing States

    08/29/2016 6:47:35 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 273 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Aug 29th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On March 3, 2016 Senator Ted Cruz told the FOX News debate audience he would support Donald Trump if he was the Republican nominee. Bret Baier: Senator Cruz will you support Donald Trump if he is the nominee? Senator Ted Cruz: Yes, because I gave my word I would. And what I have endeavored to do every day in the senate is do what I said I would do. But Ted Cruz is not a man of integrity. LYIN TED CRUZ refused to endorse Donald Trump at the RNC Convention. And now his supporters are running anti-Trump ads in swing...
  • Poll: Ted Cruz now viewed unfavorably in Texas, trails Rick Perry in hypothetical Senate race

    08/20/2016 1:55:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 142 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Aug. 18, 2016 | Allahpundit
    A new poll suggests there is at least one fellow Republican who could unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018: Rick Perry. The former Texas governor would beat Cruz by 9 percentage points, according to the forthcoming survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. Set to be released later today, the poll found Perry would get 46 percent of the vote and Cruz 37 percent, with 18 percent saying they are not sure whom they would support… In general, the poll shows Texas Republicans want Cruz to be their candidate for Senate again in 2018 — but not overwhelmingly....
  • Time for a Ted Cruz reboot, as poll shows Republicans down on him since his snub of Trump

    08/20/2016 2:41:35 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 154 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 19, 2016 | Todd J. Gillman
    Ted Cruz's image among Republicans had plummeted to a personal low by the Indiana primary — the defeat that forced him from the GOP presidential contest. But he may wish for those heady days of May now... Potential GOP rivals are probing for weakness ahead of Cruz's bid for a second term in 2018. That includes House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul of Austin. The former federal prosecutor is the second wealthiest member of the U.S. House, with access to a family fortune topping $100 million, though he has no obvious base of support to overcome the tea partyers still...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Border Patrol Agents Rebuke Ted Cruz Over ‘Political Stunt’ on Border

    08/11/2016 5:27:55 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 69 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 11 AUGUST 2016 | BRANDON DARBY
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz visited the Laredo Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border and did not contact Border Patrol agents to discuss their needs. According to the agents, Senator Cruz has yet to contact them through his freshman term in the U.S. Senate. The Border Patrol agents reached out to Breitbart Texas and rebuked the Senator for what they say is a pattern of having tough rhetoric while taking little action. The agents say that Senator Cruz only shows up to the border to hand out teddy bears on camera or to hear the Obama Administration political appointees’ glossy version of...
  • Ted Cruz May Get The Last Laugh If Donald Trump Implodes

    08/08/2016 7:26:22 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 207 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 08/08/2016 05:02 pm ET | Ryan Grim and Igor Bobic
    The Texas senator’s decision to not endorse the GOP nominee is looking pretty good right now. WASHINGTON Immediately after Sen. Ted Cruz walked offstage at the GOP convention in Cleveland last month without endorsing Donald Trump, the Texas conservative and former presidential primary rival appeared to have made a grave miscalculation. (snip) But after a week of Trump repeatedly setting himself on fire (declining even to wait for the previous fire to go out), politicians who endorsed Trump, such as House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), have found themselves feeling the heat, while Cruz’s decision is starting to look like the...
  • Ted Cruz Refuses to Endorse Paul Ryan for Congress

    08/05/2016 5:12:40 PM PDT · by orchestra · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/5/2016 | Matthew Boyle
    JANESVILLE, Wisconsin — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a former GOP presidential candidate who won this state over current GOP nominee Donald Trump back during the primaries, is not backing House Speaker Paul Ryan’s re-election during his primary against Republican businessman Paul Nehlen at this point. Cruz’s team, over the course of several emails on Friday, told Breitbart News the Senator would not at this time back Ryan for re-election to the U.S. Congress. It’s worth noting, though, that according to Cruz’s team Ryan has not asked Cruz for his endorsement. Cruz also refused to endorse Donald Trump for president, despite...
  • Cornyn denounces Cruz's 'mistake' of not endorsing Trump at convention

    07/30/2016 2:46:48 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 51 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jamie Lovegrove
    "I think it was a mistake,” Cornyn said in an interview on Fox News Radio’s Kilmeade & Friends. “You don’t come to the convention after you have lost the nomination and not support the nominee. I think the right thing to do would be to stay home. So I think it was a mistake and I don’t know what it means in terms of his future, but I think he miscalculated.” Cornyn added that he has not talked to Cruz since he saw him in Cleveland, but he said other members of the Texas delegation shared a similar view... Cornyn's...
  • Canadian Teens Cause an International Incident Playing Pokémon Go

    07/24/2016 3:17:46 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 7/24/16 | Melissa Chan
  • Woah – Robert Mercer Excoriates Ted Cruz For His Non Endorsement Convention Speech…

    07/24/2016 6:01:31 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 71 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 23, 2016 | Sundance
    Woah – Robert Mercer Excoriates Ted Cruz For His Non Endorsement Convention Speech… There were some who clung to the belief that Senator Ted Cruz could survive his belittling, too-cute-by-half, selfish convention speech. That group just lost a whole lot of members with this published story. Robert Mercer, the renegade, outlaw (non traditional) political billionaire who determines where all other outlaw political billionaires go with their view$, has just delivered a non recoverable smack down upon Senator Ted Cruz. Noted, of course, is the vessel (NYT) utilized by an angry Mercer – to deliver the message and drive home the...
  • SORE LOSER Ted Cruz DESTROYED on His Own Facebook Page By Former Cruz Supporters

    07/22/2016 8:06:45 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 318 replies
    TruthFeed ^ | 7/21/2016
    Ted Cruz humiliated himself last night and has virtually no defenders left (other than his alleged mistress Amanda Carpenter who wrote a Pro-Cruz article that Cruz retweeted.) Take a look at what some of Ted Cruz’s own supporters posted on HIS Facebook page after he committed political suicide like a childish sore loser.
  • Cruz aides made late push for Trump endorsement

    07/21/2016 5:30:02 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    CLEVELAND — Just hours before Ted Cruz took the stage for his convention speech Wednesday night, senior members of Cruz's team were still pushing him to endorse Donald Trump. Cruz never wanted to endorse Trump and is still furious about the personal attacks the GOP presidential nominee made on his family during the primary campaign, sources familiar with the speech preparations told The Hill. But top aides had concluded he needed to formally endorse Trump at the Republican National Convention. For Cruz, it was always personal. During the primaries, Trump repeated a tabloid conspiracy theory linking Cruz's father to the...
  • [Vanity] On CNN - Ted Cruz Will Not Endorse Trump In Speech

    07/19/2016 11:45:20 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 216 replies
    CNN | July 19, 2016 | Pinkbell
    CNN had two different people on who said Ted Cruz will not be endorsing Cruz in his speech. The one reporter said that Ted Cruz anticipates running for President in 2020 if Trump loses and wants to show his sympathies with the Never Trump movement who has supported him. This is just as I feared when Ted was asked to speak. Trump was kind enough to ask him, but I worried that Ted would use this speech to pad his own resume, to preach to his base, to audition for 2020. Ted should not be permitted to use this speech...
  • Fabulous Fantastic Storytime a Halifax Pride first

    07/18/2016 5:36:09 AM PDT · by mkjessup · 20 replies
    "Halifax drag queen Rouge Fatale says she hopes the event will become an annual tradition" For the first time in Halifax Pride's 29-year history, a drag queen sat down with children of all ages and read storybooks. Rouge Fatale, voted the city's best drag queen eight times, read four books at Halifax Pride's Fabulous Fantastic Storytime — including And Tango Makes Three, Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress, A Tale of Two Daddies and Heather has Two Mommies. "I think it's super important ... that kids can actually see that being part of the LGBTQ community isn't something they...
  • Where is Ted Cruz?

    06/30/2016 12:30:48 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 114 replies
    Lifezette ^ | Edmund Kozak
    For his own sake and the country's, the conservative stalwart should stand behind Trump Aside from saying on Monday that he isn’t bothered one way or the other about being given a speaking slot at the GOP convention, Ted Cruz has been noticeably absent from the public eye since exiting the 2016 contest. One would think that a committed constitutionalist like Cruz would be doing everything he can to prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming president. But even if Cruz isn’t willing to stand side-by-side with Trump to that end, he should at least be willing to do so for his...
  • Cruz looks to ease bad blood with GOP establishment

    06/02/2016 12:35:11 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | May 31, 2016 | Katie Glueck and Burgess Everett
    The freshman senator wants to return to the campaign trail this fall as a conservative surrogate for Republicans aiming to turn out the GOP base, they say. “That can go a long way toward establishing good relationships,” said a senior Cruz adviser... As Cruz preps for reelection in 2018 and eyes a 2020 presidential bid, there’s a tacit recognition among some members of his political circle that the opposition he faced from his own Republican colleagues was a real problem for his candidacy as the primary field dwindled... Other senators said they, too, have had almost no dealings with Cruz...
  • In Cleveland, Trump may need Cruz more than Cruz needs him

    05/30/2016 8:23:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 176 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Jonathan Tilove
    When Donald Trump collected a few unbound delegates last week, surpassing the 1,237 needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, expectations that the national convention could be the most dramatic in modern times evaporated. “Now, it will be the most entertaining,” said Randy Evans, a party-wise man from Georgia, with a nod to the reality TV star’s promise to “put some show biz” into the July convention in Cleveland. But there remains an important, unscripted drama yet to unfold in the tempestuous relationship between Trump and his chief rival, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Although Trump will arrive...
  • Cruz Asked If a "True Conservative" Would Support Trump; Cruz: " That's a Decision Every Voter...

    05/27/2016 2:04:02 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 272 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    <p>CRUZ said it is his "hope" that the Republicans nominate a conservative, SIGNALING THAT THE NOMINEE HAS NOT BEEN DECIDED. "What I hope is that we have a Republican nominee that will actually defend conservative principles," Cruz said.</p> <p>Cruz ... is still working to elect delegates, "even though Donald has the delegates to get the nomination." "One of the reasons that we are continuing to work to elect conservatives to be delegates, ... we intend to do everything we can to fight for conservative principles to prevent Washington forces from watering down the platform."....</p>
  • Ted Cruz just crushed Donald Trump in Washington State GOP delegates [dirty tricks]

    05/24/2016 12:49:36 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 280 replies
    The Week ^ | May 23, 2016 | Peter Weber
    Washington State holds its Republican primary on Tuesday, and with one candidate left in the race, there's not too much drama about the outcome. But in a twist — and what would the 2016 race be without a twist? — 40 of Washington's 41 delegates selected Saturday to attend the Republican National Convention in July are Ted Cruz partisans. Cruz supporters outnumbered Donald Trump supporters at the state GOP convention in Pasco, and they were better organized, pushing through the Cruz slate of delegates over occasional protests from Trump backers, who noted repeatedly that Cruz is no longer in the...
  • Washington state GOP convention backs Cruz over Trump

    05/22/2016 9:05:37 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 98 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Jim Brunner
    PASCO — Donald Trump has all but sewn up the GOP presidential nomination. But as thousands of Washington Republicans converged on a rodeo arena for their state convention over the weekend, the gathering didn’t look like a political party yet united behind a Trump-led ticket. Red Ted Cruz T-shirts outnumbered Trump ball caps on the convention floor at the TRAC Center, and supporters of the Texas senator won 40 of the 41 elected delegate slots for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer — even though Cruz has dropped out of the race. ...snip... Amid talk of Republican unity,...
  • Ted Cruz Says Fight Not Over with GOP Convention Nearing (Wants to CANCEL Open Primaries )

    05/17/2016 4:08:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 366 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | LIEZL DUNUAN
    Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in Texas told his supporters that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss." Aside from this pronouncement, [he] has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 16,2016

    05/16/2016 8:54:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 16,2016 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Cruz: No interest in Supreme Court position

    05/13/2016 1:15:38 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 94 replies
    politico.com ^ | 05/13/16 11:33 AM EDT | NICK GASS
    Ted Cruz on Friday said he has no interest in becoming a Supreme Court justice, present or future. “I’ll tell you that that is not a desire of my heart," the Texas senator said in an interview on WBAP 820 AM. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/ted-cruz-no-supreme-court-223162#ixzz48ZLP5Su1 Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
  • Ted Cruz poised to challenge Trump in Texas

    05/11/2016 3:29:02 PM PDT · by maggief · 251 replies
    POLITICO ^ | May 11, 2016 | KYLE CHENEY
    Ted Cruz isn’t giving up. While Donald Trump dispatches three advisers to Texas’s convention in Dallas this week and makes a pitch for party unity, his team will be running up against a Cruz operation that is still maneuvering to stuff the state’s delegation with allies the senator could call on to snub the presumptive nominee. “We have a busy weekend planned,” said a source familiar with the Cruz campaign’s plans. Cruz is scheduled to deliver an address at the Texas convention after a week of hinting he could jump back into the presidential contest and urging activists to thwart...
  • 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 · 36 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...