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  • Ted Cruz Is (Still) Running for President

    12/29/2017 4:35:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 91 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | January 2018 | R. G. Ratcliff
    As his first term in the U.S. Senate comes to a close, Cruz is already gearing up for the next big election.
  • High Court rules Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce ineligible to serve in Parliament (Australia)

    10/26/2017 11:26:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 21 replies
    The Turnbull Government has lost its one-seat majority after the High Court ruled Barnaby Joyce's election invalid because of his New Zealand citizenship. Mr Joyce will now face a by-election. The court also found former Greens senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters were not validly elected, along with One Nation's Malcolm Roberts and the National Party's Fiona Nash.
  • Australian government: Constitution can't be taken literally [dual citizens elected]

    10/09/2017 11:47:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2017 12:33 AM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    A government lawyer told Australia’s High Court on Tuesday that it could not take a constitutional ban on dual citizens being elected to Parliament literally when deciding the fates of seven lawmakers. Solicitor-General Stephen Donaghue told the High Court judges that five of the lawmakers, including three government ministers, should not be disqualified from Parliament for breaching the constitution because they did not voluntarily acquire or retain citizenship of another country. The hearing began on Tuesday and is expected to take three days. Under Section 44 (i) of the 116-year-old constitution, “a subject or citizen of a foreign power” is...
  • Ted Cruz improperly accounted for Goldman Sachs loans, FEC decides

    05/26/2017 1:11:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 81 replies ^ | 5/26/17 | Brooke Singman
    Sen. Ted Cruz improperly accounted for Goldman Sachs loans he acquired during his 2012 Senate campaign, the Federal Election Commission ruled on Thursday. In a unanimous vote, FEC commissioners decided that the nearly $1.1 million in loans made to the to the campaign by Goldman Sachs and Citigroup should have been disclosed to voters and the American public. The final report from the FEC is expected in 30 days, and further action, such as penalty for Cruz, will be decided, should the FEC decide to initiate an “enforcement action” at a later date. But Cruz’s office said this is “old...
  • HA! GQ gets pissy with Ted Cruz for ‘ruining rompers for men’

    05/21/2017 5:57:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 124 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5-19-2017 | Sam J
    Thursday on Twitter, Senator Ted Cruz took part in Free Beacon’s “caption contest” of a hilarious photo of Ben Sasse and Chuck Schumer .. Ted’s tweet broke Twitter and won the caption contest … apparently it also ruined the romper for men (can we get an amen!?) ... They say this like it’s a bad thing. Have you seen the Romphim for men? Seriously, who thought these things were a good idea? GQ apparently. Heh.....
  • Ted Cruz Asked Stephen Colbert to ‘Humanize’ Him

    05/21/2017 4:36:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 21, 2017 | Lindsey Kupfer
    Former GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz once went on “The Late Show” and asked Stephen Colbert if he could “humanize” him. Colbert was explaining to an audience at New York mag’s Vulture Festival on Saturday that audiences can “smell a prepared answer” from a politician. “I don’t want to betray my guest because there’s what happens on-camera and off-camera, but I guess it’s okay because I don’t think [Ted Cruz] understood what he was asking,” the 53-year-old host said.
  • Ted Cruz Trails Dem in 2018 Re-Elect Poll

    04/20/2017 7:19:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 19, 2017 | John Binder
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is trailing Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) in a match-up for the 2018 Senate race, a new poll finds. In a race between the two, Castro leads slightly, with 35 percent, compared to Cruz’s 31 , according to the the Texas Lyceum poll. When Cruz is polled against Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), the two are tied at 30 percent.
  • Sen. Cruz highlights danger of toppling Assad regime without a clear strategy

    04/12/2017 8:01:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | April 12, 2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    Cruz, up for reelection in 2018, is back home in Texas on a “two-week listening tour” with voters. In an interview with NBC 5 reporter Julie Fine, he explained the problem with pursuing regime change in Syria without a clear strategy or end game. "We are trapped between impossible options. On one hand, Bashar al-Assad is a monster. He has repeatedly used chemical weapons against his own citizens, against innocent men women and children. He is a bad, bad guy,” Cruz said. [cut] “But on the other hand, the opposition – many of the rebels fighting against him – are...
  • Conspiracy Loons Unite With Cruz Zealots To Advance Social Media Campaign Against Jared Kushner

    04/07/2017 10:06:58 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 178 replies
    The launch of Tomahawk missiles by President Trump has displaced the gravitational center of twitter purists, litmus nuts, conspiracy loons and the even creepier goons that orbit the remnants of the Ted Cruz #NeverTrump camp. Their latest anti-Trumpism du jour targets Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and spouse of Ivanka Trump. Every loon campaign needs a hashtag, and their chosen identifying moonbattery is scribed under #FireKushner. The concern, as it is openly expressed by those pushing the hashtag, is that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner will sneak into President Trump’s bedroom and place a pod under his bed which will...
  • Trump Promises Supreme Court Pick Next Week As Cruz Threatens "Nuclear Option" To Bypass Dems

    01/25/2017 11:16:05 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 102 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jan 25, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) said Republicans should fight to get President Trump's coming Supreme Court nominee confirmed by any means necessary. Trump has said he will be announcing his choice to fill the late Antonin Scalia's seat on the bench next week. Republicans will need at least eight Democrats to support Trump's nominee to overcome the 60-vote filibuster hurdle. But Cruz suggested the GOP shouldn't rule out the so-called "nuclear option" to reduce the threshold to a majority. The move would be a gamble, setting a precedent that could weaken the GOP's position if Democrats come back into power....
  • Texas Democrat: I'm 'very likely' to run against Cruz

    01/11/2017 4:01:19 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 6, 2017 | Ben Kamisar
    Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) expects to challenge Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for his Senate seat in 2018, the Texas Tribune reported. "It's very likely that I will run for Senate in 2018," the 44-year-old El Paso representative told the outlet. O'Rourke added that he feels "encouraged" by the feedback he's received as he considers a bid.
  • Ted Cruz wants term limits for Congress, offers constitutional amendment

    01/05/2017 12:46:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 01/05/2017 | Jamie Lovegrove, Washington Correspondent
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz is stepping up his efforts to impose term limits on Congress, calling for a constitutional amendment on the issue. The amendment, proposed Tuesday with Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis of Florida, would limit senators to two six-year terms and House members to three two-year terms. “D.C. is broken,” Cruz said in a written statement. “The American people resoundingly agreed on Election Day, and President-elect Donald Trump has committed to putting government back to work for the American people. It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington...
  • Ted Cruz: Trump Is Filling His Cabinet With Conservative ‘All-Stars’ [AUDIO]

    01/05/2017 11:47:50 AM PST · by bigbob · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-5-17 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Sen. Ted Cruz told Washington, DC radio host Larry O’Connor Wednesday that Donald Trump is filling his cabinet with “all-star” conservatives. The Texas Republican noted that Republicans have been handed a “historic opportunity” to do a “great deal of good” in repealing “the disaster that is Obamacare.” “It was one of the fundamental reasons why I ran for the Senate and promised the people of Texas that I would fight everyday to repeal Obamacare,” he continued. “I cannot tell you how gratifying it is to see us on the verge of delivering on that promise.” Cruz then pointed to the...
  • Sen. Cruz Statement on Obama Administration's Betrayal of Israel at the U.N. Security Council

    12/23/2016 8:01:23 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 105 replies
    US Senator Ted Cruz website ^ | 12/23/2016 | Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement after the Obama administration today failed to exercise its veto to defeat a discriminatory anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations Security Council: "For eight long years, the Obama administration has worked systematically to undermine the nation of Israel. They actively worked to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu, and illegally used U.S. taxpayer funds to do so. Never has there been a more anti-Israel Administration, and today's United Nations vote is the culmination of their systemic agenda to weaken Israel and strengthen its enemies. "I agree with the senior Israeli...
  • Half of Detroit’s votes may be ineligible for recount, because ‘problems with ballots’

    12/06/2016 10:20:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 57 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/16 | Robert Laurie
    Voter fraud in Detroit naaaaaah.....In this case "no recount" may equal "protecting Democrat fraud." In a way, Michigan is a bit like California. Urban centers vote heavily for Democrats, but the rest of the state has a tendency to break for Republicans. This means a large swath of the population is, at least politically, held hostage by a few failing, very left-wing, cities. This year, the Mitten went red for the first time since 1988, but desperate Dems were hoping Jill Stein’s ridiculous recount could “find” enough votes to tip the scales in their favor. Now we have word that...
  • Ted Cruz Aide May Have Inadvertently Handed Donald Trump The Presidency (Jeff Roe)

    12/02/2016 12:48:53 PM PST · by drewh · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:59 PM 12/02/2016 | Send tips to
    The Ted Cruz campaign may have played a key role in handing Donald Trump the White House, an on the record discussion between key political operatives Thursday revealed. Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, warned the Trump campaign ahead of the New Hampshire primary that support for him was dropping in their internal polls, giving Trump a chance to recalibrate his strategy in the key primary state. He went on to win New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, essentially locking up the Republican nomination. Corey Lewandowski, then Trump’s campaign manager, recalled the phone call at an election post-mortem hosted by Harvard...
  • 11/03 Ted Cruz Campaigns For Donald Trump With Mike Pence Goes After Hillary Clinton In Iowa

    11/03/2016 1:37:00 PM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/03/2016 | Cruz/Pence
    Ted Cruz first campaign rally for Donald Trump as he joins Mike Pence in Iowa
  • Ted Cruz to Campaign with Gov. Mike Pence for Trump-Pence Ticket in Iowa, Michigan

    11/03/2016 12:37:41 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 123 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 2, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Former presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz will be campaigning with Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence at Iowa and Michigan rallies for the Trump-Pence ticket on Thursday. Cruz will be delivering remarks at the rallies, according to Pence campaign officials. Pence has rallies scheduled for Prole, Iowa and Portage, Michigan tomorrow, according to the Trump campaign website. The Iowa event will take place at Bruere Farm at 11 a.m. and the Michigan rally is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum.
  • GOP sources: Rick Perry encouraged Michael McCaul to challenge Ted Cruz

    10/31/2016 5:33:54 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 148 replies
    (TEXAS TRIBUNE) Late this summer, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry strongly encouraged U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's re-election bid in 2018, according to GOP sources. The encouragement, which was relayed to The Texas Tribune by two Republican sources familiar with the correspondence, came around the same time that McCaul, an Austin Republican, emerged as a top potential challenger to Cruz's re-election efforts, amid an outcry among many grassroots conservatives over Cruz's decision not to endorse presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention.
  • (TWITTER) Insider Says GOP Coup Attempt Thwarted

    @JackPosobiec SCOOP: The DC Beltway is livid at Trump today. House staffers are telling me they all actually thought Trump would drop out this weekend RNC leaders were telling members that after the tape leaked that Trump would drop out so they all needed to unendorse him first So now its chaos, members were told Trump was dropping and Pence was taking over so that's why so many publicly attacked Trump But now Trump is staying in, and after his strong debate performance and solid support levels they are worried they just screwed themselves The establishment plan was Pence would...