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  • Mark Levin Show 11/14/2017

    11/14/2017 3:17:38 PM PST · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | 11/14/2017 | Mark Levin
    The Mark Levin Show is on-the-air: "Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles." -- Mark Levin in "Liberty and Tyranny". Welcome to "The Levin Lounge"... Step in and have a virtual FRink. Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time - and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark's show: 1-877-381-3811. “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Taking the country by storm, one...
  • Cruz pulls support from Moore: Allegations merit ‘criminal prosecution’ if true

    11/13/2017 8:13:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 353 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2017 | ELLIOT SMILOWITZ
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday withdrew his support from Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, saying allegations of sexual misconduct should be looked at by prosecutors. “As it stands, I can’t urge the people of Alabama to support a campaign in the face of these charges without serious, persuasive demonstration that the charges are not true,” the Texas Republican told reporters, according to a Texas Tribune reporter. “Both last week and this week, there are serious charges of criminal conduct that if true, not only make him unfit to serve in the Senate but merit criminal prosecution,” he added.
  • Has the window already closed for North Texan’s Cruz primary challenge?

    11/13/2017 3:00:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | November 13, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Establishment Republicans once dreamed of replacing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with a less bombastic alternative in 2018. Those dreams now appear out of reach, even as a North Texas Republican with ties to state’s old political guard is on the verge of launching a challenge to the first-term senator. A Fort Worth-based super PAC aimed at replacing Cruz with a Republican in the “leadership style” of President Ronald Reagan has barely raised any money. Its favored candidate, Christian television executive Bruce Jacobson, last week stumbled in the early stages of a possible campaign rollout. And while Cruz, who has more...
  • Democrats Filibustered Legislation That Would Have Resulted in Texas Church Shooter Being in Prison

    11/07/2017 6:27:40 AM PST · by Jewbacca · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 November 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox News @ Night,” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) criticized Democrats for filibustering the Grassley-Cruz legislation in 2013 that “would have resulted in this shooter being in federal prison instead of murdering those innocents in that Texas church.” Cruz said, “[T]his should have been stopped beforehand. Under federal law, it was illegal for this individual to purchase a firearm. He had a conviction for a crime that’s punishable by more than a year in prison, and he had a conviction for multiple domestic violence crimes. Both of those, it’s already ineligible. But, several...
  • Cambridge Analytica CEO talks to TechCrunch about Trump, Hilary and the future

    11/06/2017 7:51:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | November 6, 2017 | Mike Butcher
    A few weeks ago I met with, and interviewed, Alexander Nix, the CEO of Cambridge Analytica. His company has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the US Presidency. It’s also been associated with many other controversial political campaigns globally and accused by some of aiding the UK’s exit from the EU. He addresses all of these subjects in detail (a shorter summary is here). The interview, which was recorded, was conducted in private at the IT Arena conference in Lviv, Ukraine. The is the transcript of the interview, which was 50 minutes long: Mike Butcher (MB): You think that...
  • No Winner In Debate Over Data Analytics And Traditional Polling (Cruz campaign consultant)

    11/04/2017 8:41:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Campaigns & Elections ^ | November 3, 2017 | Chris Wilson
    We have entered the era of the individualized campaign. Data analytics allows large reams of data to influence how we reach the individual voter. This development doesn’t make polling obsolete, it just means it’s not omnipotent. Not everyone agrees with this approach. In fact, we’re see a reinvigorated debate over polling and analytics taking place among top practitioners. It breaks down roughly like this, is it better to rely the emerging field of “big data” and predictive analytics, or fallback more established data solutions such as survey research? The debate was reignited back in September after Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg...
  • Ted Cruz warns of ‘profound damage’ to U.S. economy if Trump kills NAFTA

    10/31/2017 6:01:46 PM PDT · by Sign Petition to Arrest Comey · 248 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | 10/31/2017 | Daniel Dale
    WASHINGTON—Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz warned Tuesday that the United States would face “massive economic costs” if President Donald Trump killed the North American Free Trade Agreement — but that Trump might go ahead and make that decision. Cruz said “NAFTA has created millions of jobs across the United States,” and he said “Texans believe in international trade.” He expressed concern that Trump, whom he generally supports, would seek to use the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation to reduce trade and erect protectionist barriers rather than to expand trade. Reducing access to the Canadian and Mexican markets, Cruz said, would “do profound...
  • Author says Democrats abandoned working class ("What's the Matter with Kansas?")

    10/21/2017 9:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Lincoln Star Journal ^ | October 21, 2017 | Don Walton
    Thomas Frank, the author best-known for "What's the Matter with Kansas?" who's also a Washington political journalist, places the blame for the election of President Donald Trump squarely on the back of the Democratic Party and its abandonment of working-class Americans. "They love it when unions work hard for them and give them campaign funds," Frank said in a telephone interview. "But they aren't deeply concerned with the problems faced by working-class people," he said. "They need to stop taking those people for granted." What they got in exchange for that neglect was Trump, he said. Frank will be in...
  • Cruz totally outclassed Sanders in last night’s debate

    10/20/2017 8:07:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 19, 2017 | Ed Rogers
    CNN is to be commended for their sponsorship of the tax debate between Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) last night. It was a serious, informative discussion about an important issue in Washington. Imagine that. During the debate, Cruz did himself — and the Republican Party — a lot of good. He maintained a friendly, informative and nimble presence, effectively outlining the case that GOP tax reform is part of an overall economic plan, whereas Sanders’s call for tax increases for the rich appeared to be knee-jerk and punitive rather than part of a serious economic policy. And...
  • Why San Antonio Turned Down Amazon’s New Headquarters

    10/13/2017 6:29:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | October 12, 2017 | Leif Reigstad
    On Wednesday, Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn penned a joint letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, pitching the state of Texas as the landing site for the online retail giant’s planned second headquarters, HQ2. “Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes our economy, our skilled workforce, and our quality of life,” they wrote, noting that three of the nation’s top-five fastest growing cities are in Texas: Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. All three of those cities and others across the state, including Dallas, El Paso, and Frisco, put themselves in the running for HQ2 when Amazon called...
  • Fight Night 2! Cruz vs Sanders in 2nd CNN Debate!

    10/11/2017 10:03:26 PM PDT · by GOP Congress · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | October 11, 2017 | CNN Press Release
    Washington, D.C. – Oct. 11 – Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will appear in an exclusive CNN Town Hall Debate on President Donald Trump’s efforts to overhaul the nation’s tax code. Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper and Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash will moderate this live event from Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 9 p.m. ET.Here we go again! Seeing Cruz on the debate stage is like seeing Tiger Woods golf before age 30, Van Gogh paint before cutting his ear, and Michael Jordan fly before becoming a Wizard. This time, the topic...
  • Bannon will back challenges against EVERY Republican running for Senate re-election except Cruz

    10/09/2017 9:46:00 PM PDT · by TBP · 111 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 9 October 2017 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    Now President Trump's ex-White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is eyeing every Republican senator up for re-election next year, positioning candidates in each race save one, the seat belonging to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Bannon's main aim is to elect enough pro-Trump GOP senators to oust Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who he's largely blamed for the president's early stumbles with Congress, casting the Kentuckian as an elitist looking down at Trump's working class base. 'Mitch McConnell and this permanent political class is the most corrupt and incompetent group of individuals in this country,' Bannon said at a recent rally...
  • Bannon wants candidates to challenge 'every Republican incumbent' except Cruz

    10/09/2017 8:45:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Stephen Bannon is looking to challenge every sitting GOP lawmaker except Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), saying "no one is safe" as he looks to challenge the Republican establishment in the 2018 midterms and beyond. "There's a coalition coming together that is going to challenge every Republican incumbent except for Ted Cruz," Bannon told host Sean Hannity on Fox News' "Hannity" on Monday night. The former White House chief strategist said he plans recruit candidates who can run against the lawmakers who have not faithfully fought to enact Trump's agenda. "There's a basic agenda that Trump ran on and won. He...
  • Is Ted Cruz an abrasive Trump enabler? Senate rival Beto O'Rourke says so

    10/08/2017 7:58:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 8, 2017 | Todd J. Gillman, Washington Bureau Chief
    El Paso Rep. Beto O'Rourke isn't betting his bid for toppling Sen. Ted Cruz entirely on backlash against President Donald Trump, or probes of Russian ties to his campaign, or his efforts to ban Muslim visitors, or deport young immigrants, or wall off the southern border. But he isn't shy about raising those topics and using them to tar the polarizing senator for his coziness with an even more polarizing figure in the White House. This being Texas, where Democrats haven't won a statewide contest since 1994, stoking misgivings about Trump may be O'Rourke's best shot at stopping Cruz from...
  • Trump Tweets About Corker

    10/08/2017 7:55:01 AM PDT · by be-baw · 43 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 8, 2017 | President Donald J. Trump
    Senator Bob Corker "begged" me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said "NO" and he dropped out (said he could not win without... ..my endorsement). He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said "NO THANKS." He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal! ...Hence, I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. Didn't have the guts to run!
  • Trump fires back at Puerto Rico mayor, accuses her of 'poor leadership'

    09/30/2017 7:31:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | 30 Sep 2017 | Joseph Weber
    President Trump on Saturday defended his administration’s hurricane recovery effort in Puerto Rico and cast blame on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz who is criticizing the president's effort to get supplies, electricity and other relief to the U.S. Island. “Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help,” Trump said in a series of tweets. "They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.” Trump pledged Friday...
  • Cruz opposes latest Obamacare repeal

    09/24/2017 9:11:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | September 24, 2017 | Staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz said today that he doesn’t support the latest Obamacare repeal plan drafted by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham and suggested that the proposal also lacks the vote of Sen. Mike Lee.
  • Democrats cling to the impossible: Winning the Senate in 2018

    09/15/2017 10:44:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 15, 2017 | Kevin Robillard and Gabriel Debenedetti
    Senate Democrats are three seats shy of a majority and almost entirely on defense in the 2018 elections, making it all but impossible for them to retake the chamber next year. But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen are privately refusing to rule out an improbable midterm victory, even though they must first defend 10 incumbents in states President Donald Trump won. Their insistence is primarily to keep donors invested and excited about next year’s Senate races, said a handful of top party operatives. But Democrats also want to be prepared to...
  • Report: Trump Caves on DACA, Wants ‘Quick’ Amnesty for 800K Illegal Aliens

    09/14/2017 6:00:33 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 248 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 Sep 2017 | John Binder
    In a meeting with establishment politicians from the Problem Solvers Caucus and the Blue Dog Coalition, President Trump signaled a full-fledged cave on the issue of giving amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens currently protected by an Obama-created executive immigration program. Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the ultimate end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, under which hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens were given work permits and temporary protected status, Trump has remained unclear on whether he would stick to his anti-amnesty campaign promises or cave to the political establishment. At his White House meeting...
  • Cruz blames 'staffing issue' for porn video 'liked' on his Twitter account

    09/12/2017 12:03:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | September 12, 2017 | Daniella Diaz
    Washington (CNN)Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told reporters Tuesday it was a "staffing issue" that led to a pornographic video being "liked" by his Twitter account -- which has since been removed. "It was a staffing issue and it was inadvertent, it was a mistake, it was not a deliberate action," Cruz said, according to The Washington Post. He added: "We're dealing with it internally but it was a mistake, it was not malicious conduct." An aide to Cruz confirmed the comments to CNN, adding that there would be an internal effort to figure out who was responsible. Cruz declined to...