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  • Ted Cruz in the Trenches: May Pick up Delegates in Louisiana as Donald Trump Caught Napping

    03/26/2016 12:35:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    ...“Donald Trump beat Sen. Ted Cruz earlier this month in Louisiana’s Republican presidential primary by 3.6 percentage points, but the Texan may wind up with as many as 10 more delegates from the state than the businessman,” WSJ reported. In Louisiana, Cruz and Trump each won 18 delegates. However, Cruz may now be able to gain 10 more delegates because there are five unbound delegates who can vote for whichever candidate they want. Additionally, five delegates are now up for grabs after Sen. Marco Rubio left the race. Louisiana also released the names for delegates on the Rules Committee, Credentials...
  • When did Freepers turn so nasty? (vanity)

    02/12/2016 10:04:27 PM PST · by Optimist · 346 replies
    vanity | 2/12/2016 | Optimist
    Over the past several months, Free Republic has begun to show an ugly side of its members. Although admittedly comprised of many strong-willed, opinion-charged individuals presenting thoughtful, conservative insights into the topics of the day, this forum has begun to show a seamier side as the Trump-Cruz-Rubio-Carson 2016 Primary heated up. You all know what I mean. Many of you have either been at the giving or receiving end of EMOTIONALLY-charged attacks against various candidates or even individuals as their supporters. Herewith a few thoughts I would like to share: Passion for a candidate and buying into the campaign is...
  • Observers say Cruz in control in Iowa

    12/27/2015 8:41:05 AM PST · by Isara · 56 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | December 27, 2015 | Erin Murphy
    DES MOINES | Ted Cruz has assembled an impressive presidential campaign structure in Iowa, veteran political observers here say, with one going so far as to describe Cruz's campaign as perhaps "the most sophisticated" the first-in-the-nation caucus state has ever witnessed.Because of that grassroots organization, Cruz is primed to maintain his recent surge in the polls and win the Iowa Republican caucuses in five weeks, those observers say.Cruz, a tea party firebrand and first-term U.S. senator from Texas, was the first Republican candidate to enter the presidential race, on March 23. Nine months later, he has overtaken longtime front-runner Donald...
  • Cruz surges to 10-point lead in Iowa poll (Cruz 31- Tr 21)

    12/12/2015 3:04:41 PM PST · by VinL · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/12/15 | Staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has jumped businessman Donald Trump for the lead in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus, according to a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll released Saturday. Cruz paces the field with 31 percent support, followed by Trump at 21 percent, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 13 percent. The last iteration of the poll, released Oct. 25, showed Carson with 28 percent support in the state, beating Trump's 19 percent, with Cruz at 10 percent. But Carson fell from the top spot just as quickly as he rose, after the primary race shifted toward foreign policy in the wake...
  • Ted Cruz Says He ‘Cannot Overstate’ the ‘Threats’ to Internet Freedom, Independent News Websites...

    10/20/2015 6:31:14 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 19, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Ted Cruz Says He ‘Cannot Overstate’ the ‘Threats’ to Internet Freedom, Independent News Websites Like Drudge Ted Cruz said Sunday evening that the “threats to Internet freedom” have “never been greater” and could have the potential of affecting independent online news outlets like the Drudge Report.Speaking to TheBlaze Sunday evening in Dallas, Texas, the Republican presidential candidate responded to reports that Congressional review of digital copyright law could threaten aggregator news websites. “I think threats to Internet freedom continue growing,” Cruz said. “This administration views the Internet as a threat.” The Texas senator cited the Federal Communications Commission’s move to...
  • Ted Cruz: How U.S. must push back Putin in Syria (Cruz-Op Ed- CNN)

    10/09/2015 9:49:11 AM PDT · by VinL · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/9/15 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Over the last week, the world has once again looked on aghast as President Vladimir Putin has taken violent advantage of regional instability to re-establish Russia's influence, this time in the Middle East. Despite promises to join the United States in a counterterrorism effort against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Putin is on a mission to protect Russian assets in the Mediterranean by propping up his client, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Ted Cruz Ted Cruz Meanwhile, the Obama administration has been caught flat-footed as Putin's actions threaten to inflame and destabilize an already acute crisis. Enough already. We don't need...
  • Faith and Freedom Coalition: Winners and losers

    06/21/2015 10:34:11 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | June 21, 2015 | Katie Glueck and Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz dominated, Rick Santorum flopped and Bobby Jindal found his niche. At the latest GOP cattle call, about a dozen presidential contenders rolled through a Washington, D.C. ballroom over a three-day period to tout their socially conservative bona fides at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference. Most of the 2016 hopefuls managed to impress evangelical and other conservative Christian voters by championing religious freedom, highlighting support for traditional marriage and stressing the importance of family and family values.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz at the 2014 Values Voter Summit

    10/06/2014 2:59:43 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    SenTedCruz/YouTube ^ | September 26, 2014 | Sen Ted Cruz
    â–¶ Sen. Ted Cruz at the 2014 Values Voter Summit - YouTube
  • 'SPEAKER CRUZ IS IN THE HOUSE' — Republican Border Plan Is In Total Chaos After Conservative Revolt

    07/31/2014 8:19:29 AM PDT · by Mariner · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 31st, 2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    House Republican leaders abruptly changed their plan to deal with the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border late Wednesday night, after they were not able to muster enough votes to pass the legislation before Congress leaves Friday for a five-week recess. Conservatives in the House revolted against the Republican-led plan, which provides about $659 million in emergency spending for the border crisis through the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30. As a result, the House will vote Thursday on two pieces of legislation, the first being the border plan. If that legislation passes, the House would be required to vote on...
  • Cruz: 'I don’t work for the party bosses'

    10/20/2013 7:45:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in an interview that aired Sunday dismissed criticism from his congressional colleagues, saying that he was "not remotely" upset that party leaders had chastised him over a legislative strategy many believe forced the 16-day government shutdown. "I don’t work for the party bosses in Washington. I work for the people of Texas, and I fight for them,” Cruz told CNN's "State of the Union." “Look, the reason people are frustrated all over the country is that far too many people get elected and they think they’re there to be part of the club,” he continued. Cruz...
  • White House: Obama would 'likely' sign six week debt ceiling hike

    10/10/2013 10:54:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 10, 2013 | Justin Sink
    But the White House spokesman reiterated the president will not offer concessions "in return for Congress doing its job." President Obama "would likely sign" a clean bill that raised the debt ceiling for six weeks, White House press secretary Jay Carney said. But the White House reiterated that the president was not going to offer concessions "in return for Congress doing its job," further indication that Obama would not negotiate on the budget until the government was reopened. Carney said it would be "unsustainably bad" policy to allow allow Republicans to use the shutdown as "leverage" to extract concessions, chiding...
  • Republicans dig in on Day One of shutdown with plan to pass mini government spending bills

    10/01/2013 1:50:56 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-1-2013 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Republicans dig in on Day One of shutdown with plan to pass mini government spending bills BY SUSAN FERRECHIO | OCTOBER 1, 2013 AT 4:33 PM On Day One of the government shutdown, some thought House Speaker John Boehner would begin to lighten the GOP's demand to defund the new health care law. But he is instead digging in. The House plans a Tuesday evening vote on three mini spending bills that would re-open some parts of the government, including national parks. It's a move aimed at putting pressure on Senate Democrats, who have so far rejected nearly every spending...
  • Sen. Cruz says he’s been talking with House conservatives

    09/28/2013 2:49:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 27, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday appeared to confirm that he plotted with House conservatives to prevent Republican leadership from shifting strategy in the government shutdown fight. “We’ve had numerous conversations with numerous members of the House,” Cruz (R-Texas) said after the Senate approved a continuing resolution that was amended by Democrats to preserve funding for ObamaCare. [snip] The conversations indicate that Cruz is seeking to wield influence not only in the Senate but in the House, where the leadership can afford only 16 defections if it wants to pass legislation without relying on Democrats. A Boehner spokesman declined to comment.
  • Take the Money and Run [LA Weekly profile of Cruz Bustamante]

    09/04/2003 10:58:46 AM PDT · by daviddennis · 9 replies · 277+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | 09/04/03 | Bill Bradley
    Cruz Bustamante is living proof of one of the smartest things Woody Allen ever said: “Ninety percent of life is showing up.” The lieutenant governor has barely figured in the epic conflicts over the energy and budget crises that have roiled the Capitol the last few years, and has managed, by breaking his pledge not to run, to emerge as perhaps the Democrats’ best hope of hanging on to the governorship. Who is Cruz Bustamante, this generally conservative, pro-business Democrat — the most prominent California backer of conservative Democratic presidential candidate Joe Lieberman, longtime chairman of the anti-liberal Democratic Leadership...