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  • Ted Cruz Fundraises Off His Donald Trump Convention Snub

    07/21/2016 11:46:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Senator Ted Cruz is already fundraising off his much ballyhooed decision not to endorse Donald Trump from the stage of the Republican National Convention.
  • Cruz: I won't be 'servile puppy dog' to Trump, despite criticism

    07/21/2016 10:54:21 AM PDT · by progunner · 108 replies
    USA Today ^ | 54 mins ago | Eliza Collins
    <p>CLEVELAND — Ted Cruz hasn’t changed his mind on Donald Trump.</p> <p>The Texas senator was speaking to the Texas delegation in Cleveland on Thursday morning where he was repeatedly pressed and declined to endorse (or even commit to voting for) Trump. On Wednesday night, he was booed off the stage after telling voters to "vote your conscience" but not endorsing the party's nominee.</p>
  • Leaked Teleprompter Screenshot Suggests Ted Cruz was expected to endorse Trump

    07/21/2016 7:21:01 AM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 61 replies
  • Cruz booed after refusing to support Trump

    07/20/2016 10:09:51 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Stephen Collinson
    Cruz's rebuke ignited a hot scene around the senator as soon as he left the stage. People averted their eyes from Cruz and his wife as they walked with their security detail on the skybox level of boisterous Republicans. On the donor suite level, people approached Cruz and insulted him, a source told CNN's Dana Bash. One state party chairman reacted so angrily that he had to be restrained. Cruz, who has long sought the support of GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, was turned away when he tried to enter Adelson's suite. Andy Abboud, a senior aide to the Las Vegas...
  • Ted Cruz Denied Entry Into Sheldon Adelson’s Suite Following RNC Speech

    07/20/2016 9:57:24 PM PDT · by proust · 141 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 20, 2016 | JOE PERTICONE
    Cruz was stopped at the door because several attendees inside the suite were furious with his decision to not endorse Trump. An aide to Adelson then confirmed that Cruz was turned away.
  • Heidi Cruz Rushed Out By Security After Crowd Turns On Ted Cruz

    07/20/2016 7:42:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 247 replies
    mashable.com ^ | July 21, 2016
    Heidi Cruz, wife of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, was reportedly rushed out of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night after the crowd turned on her husband at the end of his speech. Boos rained down on Ted Cruz as he issued a speech calling for people to vote on their "conscience" and declining to officially endorse Donald Trump, despite loud calls for him to do so from the crowd. With her is Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia, who has also been firmly anti-Trump. Cuccinelli reportedly confirmed to journalists that he helped Heidi Cruz leave the scene...
  • Vote Your Conscience’: Cruz Gets Booed As He Ends RNC Speech Without Endorsing Trump

    07/20/2016 8:01:04 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 126 replies
    Texas senator went from an enthusiastic reception to almost being booed off the stage as the mostly pro-Trump Republican National Convention attendees gradually began to realize that Cruz wouldn’t endorse their nominee in his convention speech.
  • Ted Cruz Booed After Failing To Endorse Trump: "Vote Your Conscience"

    07/20/2016 7:53:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 165 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 20 , 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave a stirring address to the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, but failed to endorse Donald Trump, telling Americans to “vote your conscience.”
  • That Moment When Ted Cruz Doused Himself With Gasoline and Lit the Match On Stage (video)…

    07/20/2016 8:31:06 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 226 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | July 20, 2016 | sundance
    It’s called self immolation. July 20th 2016 will go down in Cruz family history as that moment when Ted Cruz detonated his career suicide belt and created the #NeverCruz movement. Forget the non endorsement, that’s not the issue. Senator Cruz had a remarkable opportunity, he blew it. Cruz accepted an invitation to speak to the GOP convention then insulted the audience. Cruz couldn’t rise above his own brutal ego and petty selfishness. The arrogance simply went too far, he humiliated himself in front of millions. Watch and see for yourself:.. It happened just like we predicted it would. Donald Trump...
  • WOW! POLITICAL SUICIDE! TED CRUZ REFUSES TO ENDORSE TRUMP – CROWD BOOS – MEDIA CUTS OUT!

    07/20/2016 7:12:38 PM PDT · by Mariner · 664 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 20, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    SENATOR TED CRUZ REFUSED TO ENDORSE TRUMP AT RNC— WOULD NOT ENDORSE TRUMP— TOLD REPUBLICANS TO VOTE THEIR CONSCIENCE!!!
  • Cruz gets booed after he declines to endorse Trump

    07/20/2016 9:12:57 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    The Texas senator not only failed to endorse Trump at any point during his 23-minute remarks, he also encouraged Republicans to “vote their conscience...” When it became clear that Cruz was not was not offering a direct endorsement, the crowd broke out in boos that continued for the balance of Cruz's remarks, shouting "We want Trump" as Cruz wrapped his speech. And that wasn't the only interruption. Toward the end of Cruz's remarks, Trump himself made a previously unannounced entrance into the arena, prompting cheers and pulling the attention away from the main stage. Republicans were livid with Cruz for...
  • Wisconsin and The Heidi Moment

    04/14/2016 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Robert Charles
    So, every pundit east of Wisconsin is talking New York and delegate math. Trump is still grousing about gestapo-land, already taking a victory lap in his Democrat-dominated Empire State. But does it really all matter? Has something happened with the other top candidate? Yes, Cruz is sharp, expert at the delegate process, but there is something more. Did he actually get lift off a week ago, and the moment passed so fast media missed it? I think so. I think we got break out by the guy long known as a talented Supreme Court litigator turned politician. Something has changed....
  • Sen. Ted Cruz NH Speech on Taking America Back…2013

    03/24/2016 4:55:36 PM PDT · by beejaa · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug. 24, 2013 | FreedomsLighthouse
    Published on Aug 24, 2013 8/23/13 - More News and Video at http://freedomslighthouse.net Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a gathering of Republicans in New Hampshire and sets forth a pathway to take America back through the power of the "Grassroots." Cruz talks about the grassroots "Past, Present, and Future." He demonstrates his ability to capture the imagination of an audience, was clearly a big hit in the "First-in-the-Nation" Primary State. As you listen to Cruz, you can hear the outline of a 2016 Presidential run that calls for standing firm on Conservative principles. Cruz calls for abolishing the IRS, cutting...
  • AIPAC: Grading the 2016 Candidates

    03/22/2016 6:03:52 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/21/2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Each of the remaining presidential candidates delivered an address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference on Monday. And each, in their own way, did well. Donald Trump benefited most of all, as he was expected to face protests, and faced doubts about his ability to deliver a detailed policy speech. He gave a stirring, comprehensive address that won standing ovations. Here are his, and his rivals’, overall grades at AIPAC. Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R): A. The Ohio governor is often pigeonholed as — well, as the governor of Ohio. But he proved his foreign policy...
  • Sen. Cruz: The Real Story of What Is Happening in Washington (Video & Transcript)

    09/29/2015 7:32:34 AM PDT · by Isara · 102 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | September 28, 2015
    Reminds leadership to keep their promises to the American people WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor highlighting the many examples of Republican leadership surrendering to President Obama’s demands, including funding Planned Parenthood and the catastrophic Iran nuclear deal. Sen. Cruz’s speech followed an attempt to permit a vote on his amendment to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and the Iranian nuclear deal. His colleagues refused to allow him the courtesy of a roll-call vote on his motion, which would have allowed for consideration of his amendment.  The text of...
  • Cruz electrifies Values Voters with first day promises

    09/25/2015 5:44:24 PM PDT · by VinL · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) electrified conservatives at the Values Voters Summit in Washington on Friday as he laid out plans for his first day in the White House. Cruz vowed to rescind all of President Obama’s “illegal and unconstitutional executive actions," said he would order the Department of Justice to prosecute Planned Parenthood, instruct the DOJ and Internal Revenue Service to end religious persecution of citizens, “rip to shreds” the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran and move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Upon each declaration, Cruz received huge applause and a standing ovation. “That’s just day one,”...
  • Cruz up now on Values Voters Summit

    09/25/2015 7:37:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    Values Voters Summit live stream
  • Ted Cruz Says Republican Leadership Is Guilty Of ‘Peremptory Surrender’

    09/25/2015 6:48:15 AM PDT · by Isara · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/2015 | Alex Pappas
    WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says the Republican leadership in Congress is guilty of “peremptory surrender” once again, criticizing House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for not going along with the plan favored by conservatives to defund Planned Parenthood.“Republicans need to act like Republicans,” Cruz said Thursday afternoon to a group of reporters inside his Capitol Hill office. “Leadership needs to lead. Together, we need to actually honor the commitments to the men and women who elected us.”Speaking at a long brown table in his conference room and sipping on a diet Dr. Pepper, Cruz,...
  • Ted Cruz at the Values Voter Summit (22 min YouTube)

    09/25/2015 8:34:48 AM PDT · by VinL · 10 replies
    YOU Tube ^ | 9/25/15 | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz at Values Summit today. "If it is correct that the Speaker, before he resigns, has cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi to fund the Obama administration for the rest of its tenure, to fund Obamacare, to fund executive amnesty, to fund Planned Parenthood, to fund implementation of this Iran deal and then presumably land in a cushy K Street job after joining with the Democrats to implement all of President Obama's priorities, that is not the behavior one would expect of the Republican Speaker of the House.”
  • Live Stream: Ted Cruz at Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference around 11 am CT.

    09/19/2015 8:53:16 AM PDT · by Isara · 22 replies
    Michigan Republican Party ^ | September 19, 2015
    12:00PM – 1:30PM Lunch ProgramFeaturing: Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich Live Stream
  • Live Stream: Ted Cruz at Heritage Action Forum around 5:35 pm ET

    09/18/2015 1:40:03 PM PDT · by Isara · 111 replies
    Heritage Action Forum: Take Back America Bon Secours Wellness Arena 650 North Academy Street Greenville, SC 29601 Friday, September 18, 2015 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Heritage Action Candidate Forum
  • WATCH LIVE: Cruz and 9 other GOP candidates in Presidential Candidate Forum at 3:45PM ET 9/18

    09/18/2015 1:07:03 PM PDT · by VinL · 116 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/18/15 | Heritage
    Heritage Action for America will host a presidential candidate forum on Friday, September 18, 2015, at the Bons Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC. The event will be hosted and moderated by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and Heritage Action’s CEO Mike Needham. The list of confirmed candidates includes: Mr. Donald J. Trump; Dr. Ben Carson; Gov. Jeb Bush; Sen. Ted Cruz; Sen. Marco Rubio; Carly Fiorina; Gov. Scott Walker; Gov. Chris Christie; Dr. Rand Paul; Sen. Rick Santorum; and Gov. Bobby Jindal. Read more: http://therightscoop.com/watch-live-trump-cruz-and-9-other-gop-candidates-in-presidential-candidate-forum-at-345pm-et/#ixzz3m7fCYehF
  • VIDEO: Ted Cruz Speaks at DC Rally Against Iran Nuclear Deal

    09/09/2015 12:33:19 PM PDT · by Isara · 16 replies
    Ted Cruz ^ | September 9, 2015 | TedCruz
    September 9, 2015: Ted Cruz spoke in Washington, DC today at a rally hosted by the Tea Party Patriots to protest the United States' nuclear deal with Iran. Video
  • Watch Ted Cruz’s FULL SPEECH at Stop Iran Deal Rally

    09/09/2015 11:57:38 AM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Sep 9, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz gave a great speech today that’s gotten quite a bit of news coverage as he called on both Boehner and McConnell to stop this deal from happening. You can watch it below: Video
  • Ted Cruz Says GOP Rivals Are Masquerading as ‘Campaign Conservatives’

    08/08/2015 12:13:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 93 replies
    Time ^ | August 8, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    <p>"Have you noticed that they run as us! That’s how they run"</p> <p>Texas Sen. Ted Cruz warned a conservative grassroots audience Saturday that many of his Republican rivals are faking conservative credentials in their bids to become the GOP nominee.</p>
  • Ted Cruz’s crowd-pleasing RedState red meat

    08/08/2015 12:00:04 PM PDT · by Isara · 61 replies
    Atlanta Journal ^ | August 8, 2015 | Greg Bluestein
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz brought his no-compromise message to the RedState Gathering on Saturday, thrilling hundreds of hardened conservatives who flocked to Atlanta with a pledge to reject “mealy-mouthed statements about acceptance and surrender.”Cruz received one ovation after another for his crowd-pleasing promises to repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, “rip up and rescind” the proposed nuclear deal with Iran and shower Israel with support.He vilified Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, but reserved some of his harshest attacks for fellow Republicans who have struck compromises across the aisle.“What exactly has this new Republican majority accomplished? Nothing? It’s actually worse...
  • Senior Senate Republicans rebuke Sen. Cruz over his attacks on Majority Leader McConnell

    07/26/2015 12:55:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Columbus Republic ^ | July 26, 2015 | Erica Werner, The Associated Press
    Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for attacking Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor. As the Senate met for a rare Sunday session, Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and John Cornyn of Texas each rose to counter a stunning floor speech Cruz gave on Friday accusing McConnell, R-Ky., of lying. None of them mentioned Cruz by name but the target of their remarks could not have been clearer....
  • Senate Floor: Ted Cruz Explodes On Mitch McConnell,Says He Lied To Entire Republican Conference

    07/24/2015 3:49:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, delivered a brutal speech bashing his own party’s leadership’s failures on the Senate floor on Friday morning after Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) moved forward with a plot to reauthorize the Export Import Bank. In the speech, Cruz says—calling him out personally—McConnell lied to the entire Republican conference. Cruz’s speech stemmed from how McConnell—despite telling the entire GOP conference there was no such secret deal with the Democrats during the Obamatrade process to later bring up Ex-Im reauthorization—actually did cut a deal with Democrats, specifically Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). “Today...
  • Ted Cruz Rally at Drake University 6.27.15 FULL SPEACH

    06/28/2015 12:10:03 PM PDT · by erod · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6.27.15 | NA
    Ted Cruz rally in Des Moines, IA at Drake University. Watch Sen. Cruz in a hour long speech touching on topics such as, the recent SCOTUS decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage. This is new material from Ted Cruz, not the prepared standard stump speech, enjoy.
  • WATCH: CRUZ AND BREITBART’S MARLOW HEADLINE YAF CONFERENCE FROM NH [Video Link #23]

    03/27/2015 4:36:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2015 | Breitbart TV
    Young America’s Foundation (YAF) will welcome Senator Ted Cruz, Breitbart’s Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, John Stossel, Katie Pavlich, and hundreds of students to New Hampshire for the first Freedom Conference of 2015. High school and college students will travel to Nashua, New Hampshire, on March 27 and 28 for inspiration, camaraderie, and training on how to take the ideas of individual freedom, free markets, and strong national defense to schools across the country. Students from as far away as California, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas will be attending this event. Many in the Conservative Movement suggest that we need to chase...
  • Ted Cruz appeals to Christian conservatives in 2016 kickoff

    03/23/2015 2:34:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 23, 2015 | ByJAKE MILLER
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz began his 2016 presidential bid with an impassioned appeal to the religious right on Monday, exhorting a cheering crowd at the world's largest Christian college to "join a grassroots army across this nation coming together and standing for liberty." "God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn't done with America yet," he said. "I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America, and that is why today, I'm announcing that I'm running for...
  • VANITY: FoxNews' The Five Attacks Cruz Candidacy

    03/23/2015 2:22:31 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 134 replies
    3/23/2015 | Dr. Thorne
    FoxNews' The Five attacked the newly announced Ted Cruz presidential candidacy on the same day as his announcement. You expect Juan Williams and Dana Perino (a mindless Bushbot) to oppose him. But, Eric Bolling said Cruz is just not ready and Greg "Congenital Idiot" Gutfeld opined that Cruz is only running because of his own self-importance.
  • The Obama-like rhetoric, record, and divisiveness of Ted Cruz

    03/23/2015 1:53:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Week ^ | March 23, 2015
    It's hard to believe that three years ago nobody knew who Ted Cruz was, or that during his 2012 campaign to become a senator in Texas, he was accused of supporting "amnesty" and attacked by Laura Ingraham for his stance on China. Today, Ted Cruz is not only something of a household name, but he's considered one of the most conservative Republican lawmakers in the nation. In modern politics, freshness is a virtue, and fortunes can change overnight. Lots of people think Ted Cruz is a phony. Others are just as sure that he's among the most genuine politicians in...
  • Earnest to Cruz: Remember What Happened the Last Time GOP Ran Against Obamacare (Video)

    03/23/2015 1:01:15 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    mediaite ^ | 3-23-2015 | Josh Feldman
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest responded today to Ted Cruz‘s strong pledge in his presidential announcement this morning to repeal Obamacare once he gets into office. In his list of things he asked the audience to imagine, Cruz said, “Imagine a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare.” When asked about this today, Earnest said, “There was a presidential candidate who ran in 2012 promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and that campaign pledge didn’t work out very well for him.”
  • Cruz tests the limits of conservatism in his run for president

    03/23/2015 1:36:55 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | By Dan Balz
    If there is such a thing as being too conservative to be elected president of the United States, Ted Cruz is having none of it. Announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination Monday at Liberty University, the first-term senator from Texas offered himself as the pure essence of conservatism and challenged the tea party and evangelical wings of the Republican Party to rise up behind one of their own and take control of the party and the country. His candidacy is a test of a proposition, one that he has carried across the country for many months. He has argued...
  • President Ted Cruz? Meh.

    03/23/2015 1:35:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Texas Observer ^ | March 23, 2015 | Christopher Hooks
    Now he belongs to the ages. Today Ted Cruz, one of the foremost representatives of the state’s persecuted Texan-Canadian community and the junior Senator from the North Texas tea parties, ascended from this state’s low mortal plane and affixed himself to the celestial realm of presidential politics, where he’s always thought he truly belonged. The announcement wasn’t a surprise, but when it happened (earlier than his competitors) and where it happened (at the evangelical Liberty University) was. What to make of it? Is this the beginning of a long, slow grassroots groundswell of the kind that Cruz harnessed to trample...
  • Full Speech: Ted Cruz announces 2016 presidential run at Liberty University

    03/23/2015 12:44:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 164 replies
    youtube video ^ | March 23, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Full Speech: Ted Cruz announces 2016 presidential run at Liberty University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8f3DsoMotU
  • Why Ted Cruz Is Such a Long Shot

    03/23/2015 10:06:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The New York Times' The Upshot ^ | March 23, 2015 | Nate Cohn
    In nearly every presidential primary, a few candidates attract a lot of news media attention even though they have almost no chance to win the nomination. Sometimes they even lead national polls or win states, but invariably their appeal is too narrow to allow them to build the broad coalition necessary to unite a diverse party. Ted Cruz, the Texas senator and Tea Party favorite, who on Monday became the first major candidate to formally enter the race, has seemingly been on track for this role since he first ran for the Senate in 2012. He is the darling of...
  • Cruz kicks off presidential campaign at Christian college

    03/23/2015 10:08:03 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 3/23/15 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Sen. Ted Cruz opened the first major campaign of the 2016 presidential season Monday with a kickoff speech courting cultural conservatives and declaring that he will devote himself to "reigniting the promise of America." One of several Republican hopefuls to rise from the tea party movement, Cruz spoke at Liberty University, the college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, hours after a wee-hours tweet announcing his White House bid. The choice of the college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell was meant as marker against potential rivals who are also counting on Christian conservatives to fuel their candidacies.
  • Cruz’s Speech: Presidential Hopeful Plays ‘Jesus’ Card – Text ‘Imagine’ Or ‘Constitution’ To 33733

    03/23/2015 9:21:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | March 23, 2015 | Paula Mooney
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Senator Ted Cruz has made his presidential wishes official, with Cruz’s speech streaming live on ABC News and other news outlets as of this writing, with Senator Ted reaching deep into the belief system that he says changed his life and included his parents’ belief in Christ. During the speech, Cruz related how his father and mother were drinking way too much alcohol when he was a young boy, and at one point, his dad decided he would leave the family — deserting his young son and wife. However, being invited to a Bible study changed Cruz’s father’s life,...
  • [FULL SPEECH] Ted Cruz announces presidential run to standing ovation at Liberty University

    03/23/2015 8:54:23 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | March 23, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    Sen. Ted Cruz gave the convocation address at Liberty University this morning where he announced to a standing ovation his candidacy for the president of the United States. You can watch the full speech below:
  • Ted Cruz lights up CPAC with speech pushing ‘real’ conservatism

    02/26/2015 12:40:38 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2015, 2:34 PM | Adam Edelman
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) finished second in last year’s CPAC Straw Poll and delivered another wildly popular speech this year. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, in a rousing and well-received speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, drew a proverbial line in the sand between true conservatives like himself and “squishy moderate” Republicans who may also decide to seek the party’s 2016 nomination. In a speech focused on the divides among the prospective 2016 candidates, the Tea Party populist threw bombs at Washington, at Hillary Clinton and, most frequently, at his fellow Republicans. “If you’re really a conservative, you’d be...
  • The dangerous message behind Ted Cruz's Judeo-Christian values

    01/26/2015 4:42:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | January 27, 2015 Shvat 7, 5775 | Benjy Cannon
    Republican Senator Ted Cruz recently made a splash by agreeing to appear at a glitzy retreat for observant Jews. There, he will likely promote his hawkish foreign policy, but would be wise to avoid another of his favorite topics, the “Judeo-Christian" values which he says make up America's moral foundation. These values belie a dangerous, exclusionary worldview, deeply at odds with the universal American dream Cruz claims they represent. Politico, which described Cruz as “a likely Republican presidential candidate and vocal Pro-Israel hawk,” speculated that this was likely an early effort on Cruz’s part to woo Jewish elites and powerbrokers....
  • Cruz just raised a Constitutional point of order on the Senate floor

    12/12/2014 7:22:26 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 75 replies
    Vanity
    He called a constitutional point of order on section L of the Cromnibus, which fund the president's actions on Amnesty.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz captivates Values Voter Summit (video at source)

    09/26/2014 5:54:35 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    politico.com ^ | KATIE GLUECK
    Rand Paul talked foreign policy. Rick Santorum decried flagging family values. Michele Bachmann called for war on radical Islam. But it was Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas who captivated the crowd of social conservatives in Washington Friday, again showcasing his appeal with that critical part of the GOP should he run in 2016. The Values Voter conference offered an early glimpse of what’s sure to be a spirited battle for the allegiance of Christian conservatives in 2016. In a half-hour speech, the Lone Star State Republican quoted “Amazing Grace” and cited Psalms; Cruz shared a personal story about how his...
  • Cruz: US Built on Christian Values, Anyone Who Says Different is 'Lying'

    09/26/2014 1:02:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2014, 9:10 AM PDT | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Speaking at the  Values Voters Summit, put on by the Family Research Council, Texas Senator Ted Cruz gave a passionate speech about religious liberty and faith. Invoking personal stories from his own life, the senator highlighted the power of hope in the darkest of times.  "Our values are fundamentally American," Cruz told the audience. "This country remains a country built on...Christian values. And anyone who tells you differently is lying to you."Cruz spoke about his own father, whose life was drastically changed by the power of faith. Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, was taken captive in Cuba as a teenager. He was wearing a...
  • Politico: Ted Cruz 'Crushed' Gridiron Speech, Even Impressed Democrats (great stuff!!)

    03/10/2014 5:24:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/9/14 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wowed the beltway elite and even Democrats during Saturday's annual Gridiron event, showing why the Ivy Leaguer has confounded and been vilified by many with whom he shares the same intellectual pedigree. The annual D.C. roast is hosted by the exclusive Gridiron Club, which is composed of D.C.'s mainstream and "elite" journalists. Cruz has degrees from Princeton and Harvard, which those in the permanent political class covet, and he can do their social rituals better than they can. Yet Cruz refuses to be co-opted by them politically, instead choosing to be a staunch conservative who represents...
  • CPAC 2014 - The Honorable Senator Ted Cruz (video)

    03/06/2014 10:38:58 AM PST · by Signalman · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/6/2014 | ACU
    The Honorable Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaking at CPAC 2014 on 6 March 2014 in Washington, DC. Follow us on Twitter at #CPAC2014
  • Ted Cruz to speak in Sarasota

    01/09/2014 7:28:19 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | Tuesday, January 7, 2014 | Jeremy Wallace
    The most influential, and likely the most controversial, voice in Republican politics is coming to Sarasota.U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who was the catalyst in shutting down the federal government in a failed bid to block the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, has agreed to come to Sarasota next month to accept the local GOP’s annual statesman of the year award.“He’s a principled leader who is not willing to back away from a fight,” Sarasota Republican Party chairman Joe Gruters said.While Cruz’s first foray into Sarasota is under the guise of accepting Sarasota Republican Party’s suddenly nationally...
  • Ted Cruz Was Heckled Repeatedly at the Values Voter Summit —...

    10/11/2013 10:56:51 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/10/13 | Billy Hallowell
    ... Here’s How He Turned the Tables on His Haters Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was forced to stop speaking multiple times while delivering a speech at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., Friday morning. Rather than cowering, he repeatedly shot back at his hecklers and accused them of being ”President Obama’s paid political operatives.” Cruz was first interrupted by a man in the audience who demanded to know why he wouldn’t “support a pathway to citizenship for immigrant families.” Later in the speech, the disruptions became more pointed, leading Cruz to more fervently address the outbursts. Based on muffled...