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  • [TRAITOR] Cruz floats restarting campaign if he wins Nebraska primary

    05/10/2016 9:09:37 AM PDT · by McGruff · 290 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Ted Cruz on Tuesday floated the possibility of restarting his presidential campaign if he wins Nebraskas GOP primary Tuesday. Cruz, who ended his White House run last week, said he does not expect that to happen, but hes leaving the door open. "We launched this campaign intending to win. The reason we suspended our campaign was that with the Indiana loss, I felt there was no path to victory," he said Tuesday on Glenn Beck's radio program. "If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly."
  • Senator Ted Cruz Reveals New Campaign Strategy Become More Likable

    04/23/2016 9:18:43 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 110 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 23, 2016 | Sundance
    Um, yeah, good luck with that. According to the latest Reuters Polling snapshot Senator Cruz has dropped another 5 points this week LINK . This comes on the heels of several weeks of polling data outlining how Ted Cruz has a significant problem with authenticity. Readers will note we have discussed this several times. The more the general electorate get to see and know Ted Cruz, the more his support drops. There is a direct correlation. ted and heidi kiss The Associated Press now reports the Cruz Camp is making an effort to train Senator Cruz to become more likable:...
  • Heidi Cruz: Betrayed by Cheating Husband..4 mil divorce explodes..threesomes/sleazy letters/proof

    04/10/2016 4:46:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 149 replies
    plus 'sensational photo proof'
  • Cruz....NY is loveless for you & nasty remarks about New Yorkers (Vanity)

    04/07/2016 4:35:09 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 161 replies
    Ted Cruz got a taste of his own medicine in New York City yesterday. The people and voters of New York City & New York State have no use for Mr. Cruz and his sadistic, hateful nasty remarks about New York State, New York City & New Yorkers. IMHO....Ted Cruz would be better off if he avoided being In New York at all. He is going to receive, rightfully so, the disgust treatment from all New Yorkers. He knows nothing about the great state of New York. He knows nothing about our great, best in the world, Police, Firemen, First...
  • New Jersey asks, New York asks, America asks.....where is Heidi Cruz? (Vanity)

    03/30/2016 10:43:08 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 174 replies
    The media says nothing, the pundits say nothing, Ted Cruz says nothing, Carly Fiorina blabs gibberish for Ted Cruz!!! Just where is Heidi Cruz these days?
  • GLENN BECK--TED CRUZ SOCK PUPPET

    03/28/2016 1:37:08 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 21 replies
    Cruz is always talking about himself as if he is above it all, he is the responsible one, he is the grownup and the honorable one. Yet he allows Glenn Beck to declare that Cruz is "anointed for the time" and Cruz says nothing and I don't believe that this has been brought up on television. Beck has totally gone off the cliff in his grandiose promotions of Cruz and his outlandish insults to Trump voters. He has said "all through out the South the Evangelicals are not listening to their God", "no real Christian says I want that guy"...
  • Rick Sanchez: #CruzSexScandal takes off as senator fails to forcefully deny allegations (FoxLatino)

    03/28/2016 9:27:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 173 replies
    foxnews.com/latino ^ | Rick Sanchez
    Let me begin with this. If the National Enquirer wrote a story about me cheating on my wife with five women, I had better be extremely definitive in my response; because if Im not, my wife smelling the guilt would kick my ass. OK, let me also tell you that I wouldnt be angry; in fact, Id be ecstatic. Its fun to count money from guaranteed punitive and compensatory damages in a multimillion dollar lawsuit. But thats me. I cant speak for Senator Ted Cruz except to say that so far his reaction seems well, not exactly definitive. He...
  • The Cuban Mistress Crisis: what are its short and long term effects?

    03/28/2016 8:59:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 58 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/28/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Like everyone who cares about the survival of America instead of the survival of the Republican Party and the jobs of a few hundred leeches in and around Washington, I carefully weigh each new bit of news regarding the candidates. I am a Donald Trump supporter so I am concerned with what happens on the Republican side of the arena. The Democrat side has its own problems as they are running headlong toward nominating either a Communist or a Felon with an indictment hanging over her head. The most important news this past week was the revelation that Ted Cruz...
  • Alleged Ted Cruz Mistress Promptly Deletes Her Cruz Twitter History...

    03/28/2016 5:53:16 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 187 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 3/27/2016 | DC Whispers
    While it is not undeniable evidence that something more than a professional relationship took place between Amanda Carpenter and her former boss, Senator Ted Cruz, the prompt cleaning up of her social media account did not go unnoticed by some and is now leading to yet further speculation as to the potential validity regarding allegations of somewhat recent sexual relations between Mr. Cruz and women outside of his marriage. This now-deleted tweet is perhaps the most interesting of the bunch:
  • Anti-Trump Operative Was AGGRESSIVELY Shopping Cruz Sex Scandal (VIDEO)

    03/28/2016 12:39:51 AM PDT · by vikingrinn · 182 replies
    theGatewayPundit ^ | 03/27/2016 | Jim Hoft
    "The Cruz campaign reportedly knew for weeks, at least since January, about the allegations."
  • Smoking Gun: Sex / Financial PAC Scandal! (Questions for Ted Cruz!)

    03/27/2016 8:42:11 AM PDT · by bigbob · 85 replies
    Edw. Gross ^ | 3-26-16 | Ed Gross
    Let's look into Sarah Isgur Flores shall we? It is inferred by current reporting that she is at least one of the 8 or 9 women Cruz has had an affair with recently. (excerpted) The ($500K, excerpted) money from the Fiorina campaign was laundered through a company called MLJ Consulting. Nearly half of the money spent on ads, over $251,795, was paid to MLJ Consulting. On top of that, MLJ Consulting received an additional $271,152 for services described in FEC reports as Political Strategy Consulting/Staff Management or Political Strategy Consulting/Travel. (The FEC is currently requesting coordinating information on the payments...
  • Ted Cruz Mistress Crisis Apparently Theres Video

    03/26/2016 4:48:03 AM PDT · by detective · 397 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 25, 2016 | Sundance
    This might not make sense unless youve read: 1) Original FULL Outline of Cruz Affair Story Here, and 2) Cruz obtuse Denial and deflective Accusation Here. Now, the entire saga takes a somewhat conformational twist.
  • Donald Trumps vile response to fake #CruzSexScandal smear piece; Michael Savage responds

    03/25/2016 4:32:28 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 96 replies
    New Zeal ^ | March 25, 2015 | Renee Nal
    A disgusting article at the National Enquirer claims Ted Cruz cheated on his wife, which evidently spawned the hashtag #CruzSexScandal. The allegations, of course, are fake. And this author will eat her car if proven wrong. That is a promise.On Facebook, Donald Trump responded to the fake story by saying he did not read it, and in his typical statesman-like manner continued: “Likewise, I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer and unlike Lyin’ Ted Cruz I do not surround myself with political hacks and henchman and then pretend total innocence.” Not surprisingly, National Enquirer CEO David Pecker...
  • Cruz:Trump May Be A Rat But I Have No Desire To Copulate With Him (Video)

    03/25/2016 1:27:39 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 323 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25/16 | Steve Guest
    Sen. Ted Cruz  97% says “Donald Trump may be a rat but I have no desire to copulate with him.” After calling the National Enquirer report of the alleged affair “garbage,” Cruz said, “What is striking, is Donald’s henchman, Roger Stone had for months been foreshadowing that this attack was coming.”(RELATED: Cruz Accuses Trump Of Planting ‘Sleaze’ In National Enquirer) Stone, a former adviser to Trump, has been labeled by some in the media as a “rat*ucker” due to using dirty political tricks when he worked in the Nixon administration.
  • Enquirer: Ted Cruz Caught Cheating With 5 Secret Mistresses!

    03/25/2016 4:58:59 AM PDT · by wrrock · 362 replies
    nationalenquirer.com ^ | 3/23/2016 | J.R. Taylor
    Private detectives are digging into at least five affairs Ted Cruz supposedly had, claimed a Washington insider. The ENQUIRER reports that Cruzs claimed mistresses include a foxy political consultant and a high-placed D.C. attorney!
  • BREAKING: Anonymous Claims They HAVE PROOF of Cruz Affairs Rumors Did Not Start with Donald Trump

    03/25/2016 1:59:14 PM PDT · by dynoman · 267 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-25-16 | Jim Hoft
    Have you heard of the expression candy wrappers? Do you recall visiting prostitutes? Mr. Cruz, we are now demanding you exit this race immediately or Anonymous will release all of the information that we have found. Your so-called underground acts that you think were done in the dark, will be brought out for all the public to see. It will be sent to every media outlet to publicize your disgusting behavior. We assure you it will go viral on every social media platforms in a matter of minutes.
  • Trump: Lyin' Ted having a mental health crisis

    03/25/2016 2:14:19 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 410 replies
    Donald J. Trump Verified account ‏@realDonaldTrump "@11phenomenon: #LyingTed blames @realDonaldTrump for so many things I am starting to think he is having a mental health crisis."
  • Trump: Response to the cover story in this week's National Enquirer about Lyin' Ted Cruz:

    03/25/2016 12:20:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 324 replies
    Donald Trump via FB ^ | 03/25/16 | Donald Trump
    Donald J. Trump 24 mins · I have no idea whether or not the cover story about Ted Cruz in this week’s issue of the National Enquirer is true or not, but I had absolutely nothing to do with it, did not know about it, and have not, as yet, read it. Likewise, I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer and unlike Lyin’ Ted Cruz I do not surround myself with political hacks and henchman and then pretend total innocence. Ted Cruz’s problem with the National Enquirer is his and his alone, and while they were right about...
  • The National Enqirer Long in the Tank for Trump

    03/25/2016 6:58:59 AM PDT · by mystery-ak · 303 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | March 25, 2016 | A.B. Raxas
    In perfect tabloid fashion one can expect this time in a contentious election cycle (remember Herman Cain), supermarket tabloid The National Enquirer decided to fabricate a sex scandal about Ted Cruz that could be the plot for a sequel to Eyes Wide Shut if it weren't so unbelievable.
  • No, Ted Cruz did not blame Donald Trump for #BrusselsAttacks

    03/22/2016 5:57:46 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 123 replies
    Trevor Loudon's New Zeal Blog ^ | 3-22-2016 | renee nal
    In the wake of the attacks in Brussels, Ted Cruz said in part: Donald Trump is wrong that America should withdraw from the world and abandon our allies. Donald Trump is wrong that American should retreat from Europe, retreat from NATO, hand Putin a major victory and while hes at it hand ISIS a major victory. Trumpsters, of course, took Cruzs comments as a personal insult to Trump, saying that Cruz blamed Trump for the Islamic terror attack in Brussels. Pro-Putin conspiracy theorists InfoWarsposteda video quoting Cruz saying It is striking that the day after Donald Trump called for weakening...
  • Does This Video Show Ted Cruzs Father Speaking in Tongues?

    03/11/2016 4:18:25 PM PST · by drewh · 97 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mar. 11, 2016 11:07am | Billy Hallowell
    A video featuring Rafael Cruz, father of Republican presidential Ted Cruz, that was originally posted last month is gaining renewed attention, with claims that it features the elder Cruz praying in tongues. The Drudge Report published a link to the clip on Friday with the headline, DAD SPEAKING IN TONGUES. The video in question features Pastor Kenneth Copeland saying from the pulpit that he believes that Ted Cruz is anointed to be the next president of the United States. After Copeland is seen inviting Rafael Cruz to the stage, the two discuss how Ted Cruz spent six months steeped in...
  • Trump Becomes UNHINGED, Issues 9-Paragraph Statement on 'Unstable' 'Liar' Ted Cruz

    02/15/2016 9:08:22 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 169 replies
    Polistick ^ | February 15, 2016 | Greg Campbell
    It seems clear that the Republican presidential primary has taken a turn for the bizarre when Donald Trump has the gall to call another competitor "unstable."Donald Trump has undeniably changed the national conversation surrounding this election. A frontrunner from the jump, Trump has unapologetically bashed political correctness and has stirred the pot that, quite frankly, desperately needed stirring.His bomb-throwing antics and jabs have entertained and inserted some chaos into the controlled devolution of the GOP. But has he now gone too far?In truth, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump should be fighting side-by-side. Both contenders despise the raw deal that Americans...
  • Hi just to say to Moderators, I will be using this login for a while

    02/14/2016 4:57:55 PM PST · by cba123 · 56 replies
    FReeRepublic | today | Me
    Hi all just a note to say I will be posting on this account for several months (nothing unordinary, just not secure as back stateside) posted before as Cringing Negativism Network. This note is primarily for the moderators thanks.
  • Does Ted Cruz Think He’s the Messiah?

    02/14/2016 12:20:17 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 49 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2/14/2016 | JAY MICHAELSON
    Rafael Cruz, father of Ted Cruz, is a preacher of the far-right doctrine of dominionism, which holds that Christians should take over the government and save it from the wicked. When Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for president, many assumed he would quietly distance himself from his father, Rafael Cruz, since the elder Cruz has long been extreme in his religious views, and outspoken in proclaiming them. But the opposite has been the case. Rafael Cruz has been the senator's primary surrogate on the campaign trail, particularly with the evangelical voters who are now Ted Cruz's base. The two have...
  • Cruz’s misleading attack that Trump ‘convinced’ the gov to ‘bulldoze’ a widow’s home

    02/13/2016 10:23:41 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 313 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | February 13, 2016 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    "Trump bankrolled politicians to steamroll the little guy, a pattern of sleaze stretching back decades. Worse? Trump still supports eminent domain today." Who knew such a wonky topic would find its way into political attacks in the Republican presidential race? An ad released this week by Ted Cruz's presidential campaign lodged a renewed attack on Donald Trump's support for eminent domain and alleged use of the government's powers for private gain, to bully an elderly woman out of her home. There are two problematic aspects of this ad: the misleading headlines that accompany the narration and the cherry-picked footage of...
  • REPORT: Ted Cruz Entered US Illegally in 1974

    02/13/2016 9:12:01 AM PST · by Dana1960 · 614 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. a retired colonel with 29 years of experience in the US Army Reserve, argues that Senator Ted Cruz entered the United States illegally as a child in 1974. His parents failed to file a CRBA form which is required by US law. Ted’s parents did not fill out the required form until 1986.
  • Video Ted Cruz is For Eminent Domain Use

    02/09/2016 8:11:27 PM PST · by bigtoona · 210 replies
    Conservative treehouse ^ | 2/8/16 | sundance
    Senate Candidate Ted Cruz was for it, before he was against it…
  • Carson says an apologetic Cruz asked for a meeting at debate (busTED)

    02/07/2016 7:57:55 AM PST · by patq · 385 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/7/16 | Robert Costa
    Ben Carson said late Saturday that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas approached him during an off-camera break at ABC’s Republican debate to apologize for his campaign’s conduct during the Iowa caucuses and requested a one-on-one meeting with him. “He said he’s sorry that this happened and he wants to sit down and talk,” Carson said in an interview with The Washington Post. “He wants to discuss the whole thing and clear the air.” In the interview, Carson said pointedly that if the meeting with Cruz is scheduled, that does not mean the the senator will be absolved. “The evidence is...
  • The utter nastiness of Ted Cruz (and the utter ZOT-ness of the moron who posted this)

    02/06/2016 3:21:58 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 103 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/05/2016 | Dana Milbank
    When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last month mocked Donald Trump‘s "New York values," it wasn‘t entirely clear what he was implying. This week we got a clue: For Cruz, "New York" is another way of saying "Jewish." At an event in New Hampshire, Cruz, the Republican Iowa caucuses winner, was asked about campaign money he and his wife borrowed from Goldman Sachs. Cruz, asserting that Trump had "upward of $480 million of loans from giant Wall Street banks," said: "For him to make this attack, to use a New York term, it‘s the height of chutzpah." Cruz, pausing for laughter...
  • What Trump Just Said About The LGBT Community Will Make Conservatives Go Crazy (VIDEO)

    02/05/2016 9:29:46 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 175 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | February 5, 2016
    In a stunning reversal, Donald Trump said that he will strengthen the rights of the LGBT community and bring people together. His new stance comes just days after he said that as president, he would “strongly consider” overturning Obergefell vs Hodges, the Supreme Court decision that found that same-sex couples have a legal and constitutional right to marry. “I’m a lesbian, we’ve had some great progress for the gay and lesbian community,” NECN reporter Sue O’Connell told Trump. When President Trump is in office, can we look for more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians?” Here is Trump’s...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Is a Naturalized Citizen, not a Natural Born Citizen

    01/30/2016 6:07:38 PM PST · by kathsua · 146 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | Jnuary 30th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    The United States Constitution requires presidents to be “natural born citizens”. The original Constitution doesn’t define “natural born citizen”, but the 14th Amendment states there are two categories of U.S. citizens: those who are born in the United States and those who are naturalized under Acts of Congress.
  • Ted Cruz Using Firm That Harvested Data On Millions Of Unwitting Facebook Users

    01/30/2016 9:07:57 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 77 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | December 11, 2015
    Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is using psychological data based on research spanning tens of millions of Facebook users, harvested largely without their permission, to boost his surging White House run and gain an edge over Donald Trump and other Republican rivals, the Guardian can reveal. A little-known data company, now embedded within Cruz's campaign and indirectly financed by his primary billionaire benefactor, paid researchers at Cambridge University to gather detailed psychological profiles about the US electorate using a massive pool of mainly unwitting US Facebook users
  • Coulter: The case against Cruz as ‘natural-born citizen’

    01/20/2016 6:57:04 AM PST · by RC one · 153 replies
    thye Courier of Montgomery County ^ | , January 17, 2016 10:47 pm | Ann CoulterSyndicated Columnist
    If Ted Cruz is a “natural-born citizen,” eligible to be president, what was all the fuss about Obama being born in Kenya? No one disputed that Obama’s mother was a U.S. citizen.Cruz was born in Canada to an American citizen mother and an alien father. If he’s eligible to be president, then so was Obama — even if he’d been born in Kenya.As with most constitutional arguments, whether or not Cruz is a “natural-born citizen” under the Constitution apparently comes down to whether you support Cruz for president. (Or, for liberals, whether you think U.S. citizenship is a worthless thing...
  • Ted Cruz: “what happened in Mississippi was appalling”… Really ? Really Ted ?

    01/20/2016 4:48:10 AM PST · by true believer forever · 124 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | July 8, 2015 | Sundance
    Senator Ted Cruz seems to express disgust and outrage against the tactics deployed by what he calls the “DC Machine”. Cruz states that their conduct in the Mississippi runoff was "incredibly disappointing" etc. However, we now know - from specific documentation provided by internal research into the activity around the Mississippi campaign - that the National Republican Senatorial Campaign, the NRSC, was the financier for the attack ads against Chris McDaniel. So who is the "DC Machine", this "leadership of the NRSC", that Senator Ted Cruz is so incredibly disappointed in? Whoopsie - Yes it would appear that Ted Cruz...
  • WaPo (Op-Ed): Ted Cruz Not Eligible

    01/12/2016 10:09:44 AM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 463 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2016 | Mary Brigid McManamon
    Donald Trump is actually right about something: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is not a natural-born citizen and therefore is not eligible to be president or vice president of the United States. The Constitution provides that "No person except a natural born citizen . . . shall be eligible to the office of President." The concept of "natural born" comes from the common law, and it is that law the Supreme Court has said we must turn to for the concept's definition. On this subject, the common law is clear and unambiguous. The 18th-century English jurist William Blackstone, the preeminent authority...
  • Ted Cruz is a Naturalized Citizen, not "Natural Born"

    01/11/2016 4:52:40 AM PST · by Joachim · 227 replies
    Farmer John
    Ted Cruz is a Naturalized Citizen, not "Natural Born" by Farmer John The question of who qualifies as a "natural born citizen" may be close in some cases, but the case of Ted Cruz is easy. Constitutionally speaking, Cruz is a naturalized citizen, not "natural born." Regarding citizenship, the Constitution grants Congress power over a uniform rule of naturalization, not over citizenship generally. Any citizen whose citizenship is derived from an act of Congress is thus a naturalized citizen, constitutionally speaking, and thus not "natural born." The basic principle is stated in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169...
  • Donald Trump Keeps Dwelling on Ted Cruz Citizenship Issue

    01/06/2016 6:23:39 AM PST · by VinL · 362 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 1/6/16 | A.Rappaport
    Donald Trump continued to fan the flames of doubt over Senator Ted Cruz's citizenship on Wednesday, suggesting that his Canadian roots might be a problem if he won the Republican presidential nomination. "It's a problem for him, and it's a problem obviously for the Republicans," Mr. Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "Let's assume he got a nomination and the Democrats bring suit, the suit takes two to three years to solve, so how do you run?" Mr. Trump addressed the issue in interviews on Tuesday and the concern comes less than a month before voters begin caucusing in...
  • Democracy in Turkey

    07/24/2011 1:39:26 PM PDT · by a_Turk · 13 replies
    The National Interest ^ | February 11, 2011 | Dani Rodrik
    Dani Rodrik has just returned from Turkey, shunned while defending his father-in-law, the main defendant in the military coup plot case. The Harvard professor explains his take. IN DECEMBER I traveled to Turkey with my wife and young son, as we do every year during winter break. This time, though, we had more than visiting family and friends in mind. We were on a mission to demonstrate that what many have called the trial of the century in Turkey is in fact a sham built on fabricated evidence. Nearly two hundred Turkish military officers stand accused of having plotted a...
  • How Ted Cruz Would Have Handled That Heckler from Black Lives Matter Differently Than Donald Trump

    11/23/2015 9:49:42 AM PST · by Isara · 190 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11.23.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    A handful of Donald Trump's supporters played right into the hands of Black Lives Matter when they roughed up one of their members who was heckling Trump at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama over the weekend. From the podium, Trump shouted to the heckler "get the hell out of here" and told security to "throw him out." ...Trump added fuel to the fire during an appearance on FOX News when he said, "Maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing." Trump also claimed the heckler, who has been identified as Mercutio Southall,...
  • It Will Never Happen (Ted Cruz nomination and/or presidency)

    03/24/2015 7:06:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | March 24, 2015 | Josh Marshall, editor and publisher
    There are few people I do not take seriously in politics. Or to put it more specifically, there are few people I fully discount in the context of national elections. Ted Cruz is one of those people. By contrast, I think it is highly unlikely that Rand Paul can make it in the GOP primaries, let alone a national election. There are so many intra-party disputes, so many iffy stories lurking in the background for him and his father and a lot more. But there are enough unexpected and cross cutting aspects to Paul that I can't be sure. Always...
  • Starbucks's Failed Music Revolution

    02/25/2015 5:57:23 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 02/25/2015 | Spencer Kornhaber
    Once upon a time, the coffee chain represented hope that record-buying could remain a physical experience for most people. What happens when it stops selling CDs? Starbucks will stop selling CDs at the end of the month, and it isn't hip to cry about it. Last week's news that the coffee chain would do away with its register-side racks was met on Twitter with many a condolence to Norah Jones's career; at Vulture, Lindsey Weber mock-mourned, Oh no, how will we know what adult contemporary stations are playing without having to listen to the radio?
  • Ted Cruz Bashed on NPR as Lurching As 'Far to the Right As Possible'

    11/23/2014 11:05:28 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tim Graham
    NPR and Sen. Ted Cruz are natural enemies. On Friday's journalists' weekly roundup on The Diane Rehm Show, Politico reporter Alex Burns mocked Cruz for acting like a stereotypical bar bully and a man who always seeks to go "as far to the right of his party as possible." Rehm thought he sounded ridiculous. DIANE REHM: And what about Senator Ted Cruz and what he had to say yesterday? ALEX BURNS: Well, this is sort of a moment tailor-made for Ted Cruz, right? [Laughter.]There's nothing better for him than a moment where he can go as far to the right...
  • CDC Announces First Case of MERS in U.S.

    05/02/2014 12:32:13 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    DC, Indiana State Dept of Health conducting investigation into first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in U.S., agency says in statement. CDC to hold 3pm press briefing
  • Washington & Wall Street: Too Big to Fail and the Detroit Bankruptcy

    12/30/2013 2:49:03 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Dec 2013 | Christopher Whalen
    the bogey man known as systemic risk to gain advantage over the other creditors . ... In order for the OTC casino to work, the derivatives contracts had to be given special priority in bankruptcy. Speculative derivative instruments such as credit default swaps (CDS), which caused the failure and government bailout of American International Group, could never exist in significant size were in not for the safe harbor from bankruptcy for derivatives created by Congress in the 1980s and 1990s. Members of Congress from both parties were paid very well for their treachery. ... The intellectual author of the systemic...
  • Surrender Dorothy! America Survives "Catastrophic" Brink Of Default (And Markets Yawn)

    10/16/2013 3:54:42 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/16/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Congress Set to End Fiscal Impasse as Boehner Concedes Sigh. So what was the reaction in financial markets from the surrender by Mitch McConnell (RINO-KY) and John Boehner (RINO-OH)? Particularly after the terrifying crisis that Democrats, the media and Gall Street professionals were screaming about? First, the 10 year US Treasury yield fell 6 basis points in the afternoon. Hardly an earth shattering change from the alleged brink of default. ust10psurr Second, US Credit Default Swaps are at 40, almost the same as Australia and New Zealand. Which, as far as I know, have NOT been on the brink of...
  • A Tale Of Two Curves: US Treasury And CDS (T-Curve Upward Sloping, CDS Downward Sloping)

    10/15/2013 10:26:46 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/15/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Class: Because of George Mason Universitys screwy scheduling (no class today because Mondays classes are now Tuesday classes because of Columbus Day), we cant have our discussion of the impending US default. Here are two curves as of 1pm EST, the US Treasury yield curve and the US credit default swaps curve. The Treasury curve is upward sloping while the CDS curve is downward sloping. ustcdes1015E If we look at 1 month ago, we see an upward sloping CDS curve. 1moyccds And if we compare the current curves compared to President Obamas inauguration date, we see an upward sloping CDS...
  • Pelosi Claims Republicans Sabotaging Deal, US CDS Declines, UST10 Yield Rises

    10/15/2013 8:59:31 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 14 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/15/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The rhetoric is really heating up. California Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi (she of You have to pass the bill to find out whats in it fame) is throwing around the world sabotage concerning any disagreement with President Obama. uscds101513 And the 10 year Treasury yield rose 3 basis points. ust10101513 And, of course, President Obama nixed ANY deal. Huh. If Pelosi thinks this is sabotage and will lead the US to default, its odd that CDS prices are falling.
  • Rep. Peter King: Sen. Ted Cruz tapped into dark strain in the American political psyche

    09/26/2013 6:42:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/26/13 | By Seth McLaughlin
    Rep. Peter T. King said Thursday that Sen. Ted Cruz is a false leader who is peddling a false bill of goods in the debate over defunding Obamacare and said Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, has tapped into a dark strain in the American political psyche. -snip- I dont think it is possible to heal tensions with Ted Cruz, Mr. King said on MSNBCs Morning Joe.
  • Think Cyprus can't happen here? It already did.

    03/17/2013 8:42:48 AM PDT · by wcvarones · 20 replies
    W.C. Varones ^ | 3/17/2013 | W.C. Varones
    There's two bulls standing on top of a mountain. The younger one says to the older one: "Hey pop, let's say we run down there and f*** one of them cows". The older one says: "No son. Lets walk down and f*** 'em all". - Robert Duvall in ColorsThe world was shocked this weekend to learn that the European Union would fund the bailout of Cyprus by confiscating the assets of ordinary bank account holders. Core Europeans and Americans no doubt comforted themselves that such a...
  • UK Downgrade Leads to a LOWER Yield Curve and CDS Prices

    03/04/2013 4:18:23 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 03/04/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Yes, on February 22nd Moodys lowered the bond rating for UK debt from AAA to Aa1. The result between February 22nd and today? The yield curve for UK sovereign bonds has fallen. I compare the US Treasury yield curve over the same time period with the UK Sovereign curve. The US yield curve shows a much smaller decline which, of course, was not downgraded. Yet. The UK 5 year credit default swaps (CDS) has fallen from 51 on February 21st to 47.30 on March 1st. If you look at the time distribution of UK sovereign debt, they have a big...