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  • Beto O’Rourke is a loser

    03/20/2019 7:22:50 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 19 at 2:03 PM | Marc A. Thiessen
    <p>Look at the losers running, or considering a run, for the Democratic presidential nomination.</p> <p>I don’t mean that pejoratively. I mean it literally.</p> <p>Beto O’Rourke’s presidential candidacy is the ultimate expression of the participation trophy culture on the left. It used to be you had to win on the state level before taking the national stage. Barack Obama won a Senate seat from Illinois before immediately declaring his intention to run for president. At the time, that was considered pretty audacious. He hadn’t accomplished anything in the Senate before he decided on a presidential run. But at least he won. O’Rourke lost his race to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last year. He got a participation trophy. Apparently, he thinks that qualifies him to be the leader of the free world.</p>
  • Beto O'Rourke ate dirt after losing to Ted Cruz

    03/20/2019 3:42:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/19/19 | Daniel Chaitin
    2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke ate dirt after losing his Senate race against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, last year. The revelation comes in a lengthy Washington Post report which divulged new details on the road trip the former congressman took after his defeat in the midterm elections and the ensuing "funk." During a January stop in New Mexico which did not make it into his blog, O'Rourke, 46, ate the local dirt, which the report said is believed to have "regenerative powers." He also brought some of this New Mexican dirt home to his family to eat.
  • Nolte: Reuters Reporter Covered Up Damaging Beto Info During Texas Senate Race

    03/17/2019 9:57:10 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/17/29 | John Nolte
    A Reuters reporter admits he offered to hide damaging information about Beto O’Rourke during the Democrat’s tight Senate race against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). On Friday morning, Reuters journalist Joseph Menn broke the news that, as a teen, O’Rourke, who is now a freshly-minted 2020 presidential candidate, was part of a secret hacking group known as the Cult of the Dead Cow.Since publication, Reuters has also been forced to admit their reporter, who was on leave at the time, knew all about O’Rourke’s hacker past during the 2018 Texas Senate race but offered not to reveal it until after the race:
  • Cruz fined $35K by FEC for keeping voters in the dark about loans

    03/15/2019 12:49:50 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    The Federal Exchange Commission (FEC) fined Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) $35,000 for failing to accurately disclose loans to his 2012 Senate bid from Citibank and Goldman Sachs. The fine stems from a 2016 complaint filed by the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) over a loans totaling $1,064,000. The FEC found that Cruz’s reporting violated a campaign finance statute.
  • Sen. Cruz Issues Statement in Support of President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

    03/14/2019 12:06:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz ^ | 3/14/19 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    ‘MAKE NO MISTAKE: AN EMERGENCY ABSOLUTELY EXISTS ON THE BORDER, AND IT IS A NATIONAL AND HUMANITARIAN DISASTER’ March 14, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding his vote in favor of President Trump’s national emergency declaration: “Today, the National Emergencies Act required the Senate to answer one question: whether there is an ongoing emergency at our southern border. I voted to support the President’s declaration because, as Texans realize all too well, there is one. “This was a difficult vote. I understand my colleagues’ real concerns regarding the vast emergency powers...
  • Ted Cruz offers support to Elizabeth Warren after Facebook yanks ads

    03/13/2019 11:14:36 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 12, 2019 | Katelyn Caralle
    Sen. Ted Cruz offered support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday after her ads were taken off Facebook. The 2020 Democratic presidential contender had called for the breakup of big tech companies, including Facebook, in the ads.
  • Cruz to Introduce Resolution Condemning Antisemitism

    03/10/2019 1:23:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    the algemeiner ^ | March 10, 2019 | by – US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has reportedly been spearheading a resolution explicitly condemning antisemitism that he plans to introduce this week. Jewish Insider reported the development on Friday, citing “a source familiar with the plan” who said it is “just a condemnation of antisemitism. There’s nothing extraneous. The entire thing clocks in at just over 100 words.” It comes one day after the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning antisemitism and other forms of bigotry. The House legislation was in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who on Sunday defended her recent remarks accusing her...
  • 7 Republican holdouts on national emergency resolution, ranked

    03/07/2019 1:53:34 PM PST · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    The Hour ^ | 3-6-19 | Colby Itkowitz,
    7. Ted Cruz (Texas) Cruz has made his concerns clear that Trump issuing a national emergency could be a "slippery slope" for future Democratic presidents to use such powers to declare their policy priorities an emergency. It would make sense that Cruz, an expert in constitutional law, would be uncomfortable with this move, and if it had been done by a Democratic president he'd certainly be among those protesting the loudest about executive overreach. But after a bitter start to their relationship when they were opponents in the 2016 primary, Cruz has come around to being one of Trump's allies...
  • Senate GOP eyes big vote against Trump

    03/06/2019 8:57:22 AM PST · by rintintin · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5 2019 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Opposition to President Trump's emergency border declaration is snowballing in the Senate, forcing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to scramble for a way to avoid a major embarrassment for the president. While McConnell has long viewed a resolution of disapproval backed by Democrats as likely to pass the Senate, support for the measure is growing. Some senators and aides say they think it could get as many as 15 Republican votes, which would put it in striking distance of a veto-proof majority. "Members of the Senate ought to have a real problem and not be flippant about allowing the president...
  • BETRAYAL! Paul Says TEN Republicans Will Vote Against Trump’s National Emergency – Here They Are

    03/06/2019 10:11:46 AM PST · by yoe · 175 replies
    Ilove My Freedom ^ | March 6, 2019 | Martin
    Republican. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky revealed this week that there are at least 10 Senate Republicans who will betray President Donald Trump and vote against his national emergency declaration. While speaking at the Southern Kentucky Lincoln Day Dinner late Saturday, Paul said that he couldn’t “vote to give extra-constitutional powers to the president.”
  • Ted Cruz at CPAC: 'Democrats have gone bat-crap crazy'

    03/01/2019 5:41:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 87 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/01/19 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, accused Democrats of going "bat-crap crazy" during a speech to a gathering of conservative activists on Friday in which he assailed the other party for its views on abortion, border security, and the environment. “I think there is a technical description for what’s going on, which is that Democrats have gone batcrap crazy,” Cruz told National Review editor Rich Lowry at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md. “They are getting more and more and more extreme on every issue,” Cruz said.
  • Ted Cruz still unconvinced on Trump’s emergency declaration

    02/27/2019 11:38:04 AM PST · by conservative98 · 103 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2019 06:32 PM, UPDATED 1 HOUR 34 MINUTES AGO | ANDREA DRUSCH
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the Senate’s most knowledgeable experts on constitutional law, remains skeptical of the merits of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall, he told the Star-Telegram Tuesday. “I am still assessing the legal authority of the arguments that the administration is putting forward,” Cruz said after a meeting with White House lawyers off the Senate chamber earlier that day. The meeting was aimed at reassuring Republican senators, many of whom publicly urged the White House not to use an emergency declaration to pull money they’ve appropriated for government agencies to fund a...
  • House OKs Democrats’ bill blocking Trump emergency on wall

    02/26/2019 7:14:16 PM PST · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | 2/26/19 8:48 PM | Gabe Schneider and Abby Livingston / Texas Tribune and A-J Media staff reports
    As the bill heads to the upper chamber, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas was clear how he felt about it. “I will vote against the resolution of disapproval,” he said. His Republican counterpart, Sen. Ted Cruz, was unclear on which way he would vote. But the senator said he was worried about how this will impact future presidential administrations. “I am very worried about the slippery slope that could occur, emboldening future Dem presidents to implement radical policies contrary to law and contrary to the Constitution,” he told Intercept D.C. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz’s solution to border wall impasse: Make El Chapo pay for it

    02/13/2019 5:45:43 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 13, 2019 | Deanna Paul
    <p>Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposed EL CHAPO Act may be President Trump’s solution for funding his wall...</p> <p>The Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act, first introduced by Cruz in April 2017 and reintroduced Tuesday, would divert billions in drug proceeds from cartel leaders to border security.</p>
  • Trump interviewed Ted Cruz's wife for World Bank job

    01/30/2019 10:24:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | January 30, 2019 | Naomi Lim
    President Trump interviewed the wife of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for the top job at the World Bank, according to a report. Heidi Cruz met with Trump this week in the Oval Office about the post, but the president is going to select another candidate for the position, Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs reported Wednesday.
  • Ted cruz statement on shutdown

    01/25/2019 4:27:40 PM PST · by lonestar67 · 124 replies
    Facebook ted cruz ^ | Jan 25 2019 | Ted Cruz
    I am glad the Schumer shutdown is over. I am glad federal workers will finally be paid. For weeks, Democrats held their paychecks hostage. Yesterday, I fought hard to immediately pay every single essential federal employee – every essential employee at the Coast Guard, the TSA, air traffic controllers, Border Patrol agents, ICE agents, FBI agents, and those throughout law enforcement. Chuck Schumer and the Democrats cynically objected to that legislation and killed it on the Senate floor. The Democrats have claimed that, once the shutdown ends, they are willing to negotiate in good faith to secure the border. Given...
  • Rick Tyler Delights at Stone's Arrest: 'Con Man Whose Shtick Caught Up with Him'

    01/25/2019 5:48:41 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Put Rick Tyler's picture next to "schadenfreude" in the dictionary . . . As news broke during today's Morning Joe that Roger Stone had been arrested and charged with seven counts of obstruction and false statements and witness tampering, Tyler—a former Ted Cruz campaign aide turned MSNBC political analyst—took obvious delight in Stone's predicament: RICK TYLER: Roger Stone, like Donald Trump, is a political con man whose showman shtick has finally caught up with him . . . He's known for dirty tricks, and I think a lifetime of this shtick has finally caught up with him. Get the rest...
  • Ted Cruz on Steve King's white supremacist comments: 'He needs to stop it'

    01/13/2019 8:03:57 PM PST · by conservative98 · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 13, 2019 10:54 AM | Joe Williams |
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday joined a growing chorus of GOP lawmakers and other party officials condemning comments Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa made in support of white nationalism. "What Steve King said was stupid. It was stupid, it was hurtful, it was wrong. And he needs to stop it," the Texas Republican told NBC's "Meet the Press." In a recent interview with the New York Times, King — who served as the national co-chairman for Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign — questioned why words like "white nationalist" are now considered racist. "How did that language become offensive?" he told...
  • The shutdown today: Shutdown ties for longest on record

    01/10/2019 11:39:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    APnews ^ | 1/11/2019 an hour ago
    <p>Here’s what’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 21.</p> <p>The shutdown sets a new record, matching the longest stoppage yet: a 21-day closure that ended Jan. 6, 1996, during President Bill Clinton’s administration.</p> <p>Financial pain hits some 800,000 federal workers who will not receive paychecks they were due on Friday.</p>
  • Senator Ted Cruz suggests El Chapo pays for border wall

    01/10/2019 2:53:13 AM PST · by yoe · 35 replies
    TriState ^ | January 9, 2019 | Britney Taylor
    It’s day 18 of the partial government shutdown, and still no deal in sight to end it. And Democrats insist, they will not fund the wall. But one very well-known Texas Republican says he may have the answer. Texas Senator Ted Cruz says there’s one Mexican in particular he wants to foot the bill for President Trump’s border wall. “We should take the money criminally forfeited by El Chapo, the Mexican drug lord, and from any other drug lords, and use that money to pay for building a wall, to pay for securing the border.” Joaquin Guzman, known as “El...