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  • Cruz Is Right on Space Station

    07/21/2018 6:52:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | July 21, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    It’s not often you hear Ted Cruz support keeping a government research program alive when the administration wants to defund it and turn it over to the private sector, but that is what is happening with the International Space Station. And Cruz has a solid case.The administration announced earlier this year it wants to end direct funding to the space station by 2025 – three years ahead of schedule. Jim Bridenstine, the former congressman from Oklahoma who is now NASA administrator, said he is talking to companies about forming a consortium to operate the space station after the government funding...
  • GOP senators push measure to support ICE

    07/12/2018 11:49:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Republican senators called Thursday for the Senate to approve a resolution putting the chamber on record in support of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying the governments top deportation agency does critical work in keeping the country safe. Led by Sens. Ted Cruz and John Kennedy, the resolution counters the call from a growing number of Democrats to abolish ICE over anger at the agencys role in detaining and deporting illegal immigrants. Abolishing ICE is unthinkable, said Mr. Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican...
  • Levin: Never Seen a Campaign as Aggressive, as Nasty, as Ruthless, and as Dishonest as Kavanaughs

    07/10/2018 7:49:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 124 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 10, 2018 | Max Augros
    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, TV host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin (Screenshot) On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Monday, host Mark Levin expressed alarm at the forcefulness with which some had pushed for Brett Kavanaughs nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court[cut] Below is a transcript of Mark Levins remarks on his show Monday: Then we get to Kavanaugh. I have never seen a campaign for a Supreme Court justice to be nominated as aggressive, as nasty, as ruthless, and as dishonest as the campaign behind Kavanaugh. Thats not to say he wouldnt make a good justice,...
  • The Anti-Trump Right Has Become Trumps Base

    07/06/2018 4:52:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 3, 2018 | Jonathan Chait
    Last fall, the Pew Research Center released one of its periodic typologies of the American electorate, identifying the demographic and ideological fissures both within and between the two parties. The two most conservative factions within the Republican Party were familiar types. The first, and largest, Core Conservatives, holds doctrinaire positions on everything. This group is financially comfortable, and overwhelmingly supports smaller government, lower corporate tax rates and believes in the fairness of the nations economic system, and also express[es] a positive view of U.S. involvement in the global economy. This is the conservatism of Paul Ryan. Another group, Country First...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Mike Lee is the best choice for the Supreme Court

    07/05/2018 12:31:24 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/5/2018 | Ted Cruz
    President Trump is scheduled to announce one of the most important decisions of his presidency on Monday: the name of his second nominee to the Supreme Court, to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. This will be a defining moment for President Trumps legacy. Every president is remembered for his nominations to the Supreme Court and not always positively. Past Republican presidents have repeatedly nominated justices who failed to live up to the principles they were selected to represent. For example, President George H.W. Bushs selection of liberal David Souter was one of the most consequential errors of his presidency....
  • Mike Pence called Ted Cruz to talk about Trump's Supreme Court options

    07/05/2018 12:13:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 5, 2018 | Holly Bailey National Correspondent
    TEXARKANA, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was in the middle of a campaign stop on Thursday afternoon, walking through a local factory here where workers build custom truck trailers and parts, when an aide suddenly approached with his iPhone. Vice President Mike Pence was on the line, and for about 15 minutes, Cruz, the outspoken tea party conservative and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, ducked into a partially shaded alcove seeking shelter from the oppressive Texas heat. And Pence talked to Cruz about an issue that may ultimately consume every bit of political oxygen in coming months: President Trumps...
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn't looking to become the next Supreme Court pick

    06/29/2018 10:48:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2018
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz(R) has no interest in becoming President Trumps next Supreme Court nominee. I revere the institution and what it has meant for our country, for the constitution, for the rule of law the short answer is no, the Republican told Buck Sexton. Cruz says he prefers to instead stay in politics. I dont want to stay out of political and policy fights. I want to be right in the middle of them. The Senate is the battleground for just about every big policy fight right now, he said. The senator is running for reelection against...
  • Cruz: Mike Lee best choice to fill Supreme Court vacancy

    06/28/2018 11:24:09 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 150 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/27/18 04:52 PM EDT | JUSTIN WISE
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday touted his Republican colleague Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) as the "best choice" to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement. "I think the single best choice President Trump could make to fill this vacancy is Sen. Mike Lee," Cruz said on Fox News shortly after Kennedy's announcement. "I think he would be extraordinary."
  • Kimmel vs Cruz - Blobfish Basketball Classic

    06/24/2018 10:16:52 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    Jimmy Kimmel Live Youtube ^ | Jun 18, 2018 | Jimmy Kimmel Live
    "Jimmy went to Houston to play a game of one-on-one basketball against Texas Senator Ted Cruz in what we called the Blobfish Basketball Classic. The reason this happened is because after Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, Jimmy showed a picture of Senator Cruz at the Houston Rockets game and he likened him to a blobfish. Cruz did not like that so he challenged Jimmy to a game of one-on-one for charity. Its been a dream of Jimmys ever since he was a little boy to one day play basketball against the most disliked member of the U.S. Senate...
  • Cruz's flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

    06/19/2018 1:40:20 PM PDT · by bgill · 80 replies
    mysa ^ | June 19, 2018 | Will Weissert
    "All of us are horrified at the images we're seeing." He said he's talked with the White House about legislation he plans to introduce to stop the separations, though its exact language hasn't yet been released... "We can stop this. The legislation I'm filing this week would prohibit separating families, would mandate that kids should stay with their parents." He said his bill would double the number of federal immigration judges to ensure that asylum cases are heard within two weeks. "If the claim is not valid, and many of those coming here illegally don't have valid claims for asylum,...
  • Dem Poll: Texas Senate race in the single digits

    06/19/2018 10:47:05 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 46 replies
    McClatchy ^ | June 15, 2018 | ANDREA DRUSCH
    Sen. Ted Cruz leads Democrat Beto ORourke 49 to 43 percent in a new poll conducted for one of ORourkes Democratic allies. The new poll was conducted by the Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, on behalf of a group that advocates for campaign finance reform, End Citizens United. [...] Greenberg Quinlan Rosner surveyed 1,000 likely voters between May 29 and June 5. The poll had a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent. It included supplemental oversamples of likely voters in the Austin and San Antonio media markets to gain addition data on voters in those areas. The...
  • [TX] Republican Delegates Support Cruz, Trump, Disapprove of Cornyn

    06/19/2018 9:40:39 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 11 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | June 18, 2018 | Cary Cheshire
    At the Texas GOP Convention in San Antonio this past weekend, Republican delegates . . . participated in our straw poll, which asked for their thoughts on the most prominent Republicans: President Donald Trump and US Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. Unsurprisingly, Cruz got the highest marks. Eighty percent of those voting in our straw poll say they Strongly Approve of the junior senators performance in office. Both those who Slightly Disapproved and Strongly Disapproved combined for only 7.7 percent of respondents. The same cant be said for the senior member of Texas US Senate delegation. For Cornyn, the...
  • Ted Cruz introduces legislation to keep immigrant families together after they cross the border

    06/18/2018 7:11:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 06/18/2018 | BY ABBY LIVINGSTON
    WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz announced emergency legislation Monday evening to keep immigrant families together after they cross the border into the United States. The legislation follows comments Cruz made on Saturday that essentially called for more resources to adjudicate asylum claims. He also called for keeping immigrant kids with their parents as long as those adults are not associated with criminal activity. "All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers," Cruz wrote in a release. "This must stop. Now. We can end...
  • (Ted) Cruz edges out (Jimmy) Kimmel in charity basketball game in Houston

    06/17/2018 10:35:20 PM PDT · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Chron ^ | Updated 10:17 pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Cary Darling
    It was the Thunderdome from "Mad Max" or the coliseum from "Spartacus," if either Max or Sparty were two, middle-aged American men playing a slow-motion car-crash of half-court basketball for charity and political one upsmanship. Conservative Texas Sen. Ted Cruz triumphed over liberal ABC late-night host/comedian Jimmy Kimmel with a hard-won 11-9 victory in the first Blobfish Basketball Classic at Texas Southern University's Health and Physical Education Arena Saturday. The event, which turned out to be a Coachella festival of air balls, missed shots and footwork that would make a sloth look like Usain Bolt, was sparked by Twitter trash-talk...
  • Cruz edges out Kimmel in charity basketball game in Houston

    06/17/2018 3:01:56 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    Chron ^ | Updated 10:17 pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Cary Darling
    The crowd in the 8,100-capacity venue though half of the seats were blocked off because it was not a full-court game was enthusiastic, even if the level of play often was not. While most of the fans seemed to be on Kimmels side in terms of sport and politics there were enough T-shirts proclaiming support for Democratic senatorial candidate (and Cruz political opponent) Beto ORourke to make it seem like a Beto convention. But Cruz, wearing a Houston Strong shirt, had a lot of support in the town he calls home, too. Houston resident Randall Haynie was...
  • Cruz defends Trump policy of family separation

    06/11/2018 9:23:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    The Hill/MSN ^ | June 11, 2018 | Luis Sanchez
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is defending the Trump administration's policy of separating migrants from their children when they are apprehended at the border, saying it can't be avoided when people illegally cross the border. "There's actually a court order that prevents keeping the kids with the parents when you put the parents in jail," Cruz told the Dallas public radio station KERA on Monday, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.
  • Campus monitor tells how he chased Cruz before Parkland shooting erupted

    05/31/2018 7:06:30 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 16 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 5/31/18 | Tonya Alanez, Paula McMahon and Anne Geggis
    Medina was the first to see Nikolas Cruz step onto the Parkland campus on Feb. 14. He tuned into the 19-year-old getting out of a gold-colored Uber and striding purposefully toward the 1200 building. Hes beelining. Hes got his head down. Hes on a mission, you know. Hes on a mission, Medina later told investigators. Medina radioed ahead to a fellow campus monitor assigned to that building to warn him that a suspicious kid who Medina did not suspect was carrying a gun in his duffel bag was heading for the east-side entrance. Cruz broke into a run...
  • Blue Wave Check: Cruz Now Up Double Digits Over Beto In Quinnipiac

    05/31/2018 8:04:03 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 31 May 2018 | Ed Morrisey
    The big blue wave may have already crested, according to numbers coming out of Texas today in a US Senate race that has attracted a lot of media attention. Democrat Beto ORourke has been boosted as the kind of Democrat who can compete in deep-red states like Texas in his challenge to incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. And for a while, that looked like it might be true; an early April poll from Quinnipiac had the race within the margin of error. So what happened? Quinnipiac cites a nationwide Republican mini-move over the last few weeks, thanks in part to...
  • Poll: Cruz Leads Beto ORourke among Hispanic Voters in Texas Senate Race

    05/30/2018 7:44:27 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 33 replies
    NRO ^ | May 30, 2018 4:53 PM | Jack Crowe
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) is leading democratic challenger Beto ORourke by two percentage points among Hispanic voters in his campaign for another term, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. The poll, which found that Cruz leads ORourke 46 to 44 percent among Hispanics, is a troubling sign for ORourke, who has tailored his campaign around his advocacy for racial minorities. Equally troubling for the ORourke camp is the finding that Cruz has expanded his overall lead in the race from three points (47 percent to 44 percent) in April to a commanding eleven points (50 percent to...
  • Ted Cruz rips New York Times for acting as 'propaganda arm' for Hamas

    05/17/2018 12:22:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/17/2018 | by Katelyn Caralle
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, charged on the Senate floor Thursday that the New York Times and other media outlets have been acting as a propaganda arm for Hamas by writing that Israeli troops were killing innocent Palestinians at a protest, and downplaying the fact that many were violent and threatening to kill Israelis. We can count on global media elites acting as little more than propaganda arms, for Hamas and other terrorists, and no week has that been more evident than this week, Cruz said. The media has been more than happy to oblige Hamas propaganda needs. Reporters, celebrity talking...