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  • Ted Cruz 'birther' lawsuit appealed to Supreme Court

    04/22/2016 10:14:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 283 replies
    UPI ^ | 04/22/2016 | Eric Duvall
    A Utah lawyer has appealed a lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court, alleging Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is not a "natural born citizen" and therefore ineligible to become president. Legal scholars say there is virtually no chance the high court will consider the appeal, partly because they do not want to encourage a wave of similar suits. Cruz has faced questions about his eligibility to become president from his chief rival, Donald Trump. Cruz was born in Canada, though his mother is a U.S. citizen. The U.S. Constitution sets only a few standards for presidential eligibility. Candidates...
  • Where Was John McCain Born? (Vanity, need clarification)

    04/07/2016 11:59:33 PM PDT · by morphing libertarian · 120 replies
    The resolution says he was born on base, but I have read a dozen times here that he was born in a hospital in the COUNTRY of Panama.
  • Cruz may have bamboozled the citizens of Texas in 2012 Senate bid

    04/07/2016 3:31:41 PM PDT · by Suz in AZ · 141 replies
    Sonoran ^ | April 6, 2016 | Linda Bentley
    On March 10, Attorney Stephen Pidgeon, lead counsel for the North American Law Center sent a letter to Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos on behalf of a legal citizen and voter in Texas, as well as in the public interest of the nation, questioning if, when Cruz ran for, was elected and certified by the Texas Secretary of State as the new U.S. Senator representing the people of Texas, he was a legal citizen of Canada. As of this writing, Pidgeon has not received a response. Ted Cruz Attached to his letter, Pidgeon provided a copy of Cruz's...
  • The Congressional Natural Born Citizen Part II: Shocked, Outraged or Ambivalent?

    04/07/2016 2:44:55 PM PDT · by patlin · 88 replies
    Constitutionally Speaking ^ | Oct. 26, 2009 | Linda Melin
    What would your reaction be if you heard that Congress was set in 2007 to bestow natural born citizenship on ALL anchor babies through their Immigration Reform legislation. (110th Congress) S. 1348Shocked? Outraged? Ambivalent?What if you heard that Congress was moving to change Immigration & Naturalization laws so the every child born overseas to 1 citizen parent & 1 foreign parent would forever be deemed a natural born citizen. (101st Congress) H.R. 1380, (99th Congress) H.R. 2535, Shocked? Outraged? Ambivalent?What if Congress had a bill waiting to come out of committee in February of 2008 that would change the citizenship...
  • Trump 'Concession' Suggests Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    04/07/2016 7:45:24 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 200 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If you think President Richard Nixon was paranoid to the point of having an enemies list, consider the Donald J. Trump statement following his crushing defeat by Sen. Ted Cruz in the Wisconsin primary. Trump did not make the statement personally, lest he provide enough ad hominem sound bites to last a generation. Rather he and his myth of invincibility hid from the camera he usually loves. The statement blaming his loss on everybody and everything but himself, and with the first word after his name being a lie, reads...
  • New York Court of Appeals wont hear challenge to Cruzs natural born status

    04/02/2016 6:31:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Times Union ^ | 04/02/2016
    Without comment, the state Court of Appeals on Friday refused to hear an appeal in a legal challenge to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruzs status as a natural born American citizen. The complaint, dated Feb. 16 and received by the state Board of Elections the next day, does not contest that Cruz is a U.S. citizen and therefore eligible to serve in Congress. His mother was a U.S. citizen when Cruz was born in 1970 in Calgary, which conferred U.S. citizenship on him. (Cruzs father was at the time a Cuban citizen.) Cruz also gained automatic Canadian citizenship at birth,...
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirms Cruzs eligibility to be president

    03/31/2016 12:18:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 192 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 03/31/2016 | Elizabeth Koh
    WASHINGTON The Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed Sen. Ted Cruzs slot on the state presidential ballot Thursday, siding with a lower-court ruling that declared the senator is a natural-born citizen. The court turned away an appeal from Pittsburgh resident Carmon Elliott, who had sued to boot Cruz from the states April 26 primary. Elliott had claimed that Cruzs birth in Canada excluded him from natural-born citizenship a constitutional requirement for the presidency. Cruz, who has faced multiple lawsuits on his citizenship status, was born in Canada to an American mother in 1970. He and his lawyers have argued that...
  • Why was Cruz a US citizen at birth and I was not?

    03/09/2016 6:42:13 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 147 replies
    I was born on a USAF base (Pepperrell AFB St. John's NFLD Canada) and of course my father was a US citizen at the time. He was actually born in Kentucky. We moved to Myrtle Beach AFB when I was around six months old. I barely remember when I was very young, maybe around five or six having to perform some kind of ritual declaring my allegiance to the US. I have some form declaring my citizenship at that date. I had to get it out a few weeks ago when my son joined the NC National Guard to verify...
  • CBS News poll: Should U.S. Presidents be "Natural Born"?

    02/21/2016 5:06:49 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 97 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/21/2016
    The U.S. Constitution prohibits anyone except a "natural born citizen" from becoming President, though legal experts disagree as to whether or not that means they need to be born in the United States or simply be an American citizen at birth. Though they may quibble on the definition, most Americans don't think this long-standing rule should be changed to allow naturalized citizens to inhabit the Oval Office. According to a CBS News poll released Sunday, while 21% of Americans would favor changing the Constitution to allow people who aren't natural born U.S. citizens to become President, 75% would oppose such...
  • Marco Rubio Laughs off Donald Trump Appearing to Question His Eligibility to Run for President

    02/21/2016 10:58:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/21/2016 | By INES DELACUETARA
    After a second place finish in South Carolina's Republican primary, Marco Rubio laughed off a suggestion by Donald Trump that the Florida senator may not be eligible to run for president. "I'm gonna spend zero time on his interpretation of the Constitution with regards to eligibility and I'm gonna spend all my time talking about what this campaign should be about," Rubio said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." On Saturday Trump retweeted a Twitter user's claim that Rubio is ineligible to be president. When asked about the retweet, Trump said in a separate interview on "This Week" he had never...
  • Cruz Birther Suit Judge Not Sure She Has Jurisdiction

    02/20/2016 3:40:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 19, 2016 | Thomson/Reuters
    An Illinois judge on Friday said she would decide next month whether she had jurisdiction over a voter's complaint that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz should not be on the state's primary ballot because he was born in Canada. Lawrence Joyce, a lawyer and pharmacist, filed a complaint in January with the Illinois State Board of Elections saying that under the U.S. Constitution, the Texas senator cannot run for president since he is not a "natural born" citizen. Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta of a Cuban father and an American mother. The Board rejected Joyce's complaint - saying Cruz...
  • Limbaugh is mayor of “Realville” but I live there too: Grayson’s suit could easily sink Cruz

    02/20/2016 7:00:07 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 80 replies
    Vanity | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    With the addition of Sean Hannity the lineup of “experts” on the right who know better and demand we support Ted Cruz is complete. He joins Mark Levin whose stepson works for Cruz, Rush Limbaugh who always believes he knows better than anyone else and the insane Glenn Beck who thinks God killed Justice Scalia to help elect Cruz. Ted Cruz, as the Republican Party’s nominee, would have a tough uphill fight from day one for a number of reasons not the least of which would be that he would have to buy virtually every second of coverage he received....
  • Both Cruz and Rubio are INELIGIBLE to be POTUS (Vanity)

    02/20/2016 7:59:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 80 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/20/16
    This video explains how both Cruz and Rubio are not qualified to run for President of the United States. They are set up Canidates to later be disqulified.
  • Chicago judge to hear Ted Cruz presidential eligibility suit

    02/19/2016 5:01:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Hot ^ | February 19, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    Ted Cruz’ eligibility to be on at least one state’s ballot is going to get a court hearing. A Chicago judge is scheduled to hear arguments today in a lawsuit claiming Cruz can’t run for president because he’s not a "natural born citizen". Via USA Today (emphasis mine): Lawrence Joyce, an Illinois voter who has objected to Cruz’s placement on the Illinois primary ballot next month, will have his case heard in the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago. Joyce’s previous objection, made to the state’s Board of Elections, was dismissed on February 1. He appealed the decision and...
  • Chicago court will reportedly hear case on Ted Cruz presidential eligibility

    02/19/2016 4:41:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/19/2016 | Victor Morton
    Birtherism is now officially a legal issue, as the eligibility of Sen. Ted Cruz to run for president will have a hearing Friday in Chicago, according to multiple news outlets. According to CNN and ABC, a Cook County Circuit Court judge will hear a lawsuit brought by an Illinois voter who says Mr. Cruz is not a natural-born citizen, as the Constitution requires, because he was born in Canada. Mr. Cruz has never denied being born in Canada, but maintains that the issue is ridiculous because under longstanding U.S. statutory law, he was automatically a U.S. citizen at birth because...
  • If Donald Trump wants to sue Ted Cruz for being born in Canada, he better do it soon

    02/16/2016 5:09:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 203 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/16/2016 | Allan Smith
    If Republican presidential front-runner and business mogul Donald Trump wants to sue Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), over his eligibility to run for president, he's going to have to do so within days. Wait any longer, and it might be too late to matter. In a lengthy Facebook post Trump wrote Monday, the GOP front-runner called Cruz "the single biggest liar I've ever come across" and "a totally unstable individual." Then Trump threatened to file a lawsuit against Cruz claiming he is ineligible to run for president because he was born in Canada. Legal experts said Trump must act quickly if...
  • Trump threatens legal action against Cruz, third-party run

    02/15/2016 8:18:43 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 120 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 15, 2016 at 6:00pm | Kemberlee Kaye
    Eligibility Trump’s threats to legally challenge Cruz’s eligibility for office are, “not defending a constitutional principle, just emotionally lashing out,” as Professor Jacobson has puts it. Monday, Trump suggested Republicans ought to be thankful he’s willing to take on Cruz’s eligibility. Why? Because Democrats will do so if Cruz is the Republican nominee. Trump also referenced two pending cases on the matter, both filed by other parties.But is Trump pursuing the Cruz/birthright issue because Cruz keeps running attack ads or because he’s doing everyone a favor? Trump himself doesn’t seem to know. And what about Marco Rubio? Will Trump go...
  • RNC Committeewoman Claims Rubio and Cruz Both Ineligible for Presidency

    02/15/2016 7:23:05 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 161 replies ^ | February 15
    A Republican National committeewoman from Nevada just proposed that not only is Cruz not eligible to be president, but GOP rival Marco Rubio isn't either. Cruz's Canadian birthplace has been dragged through the press relentlessly over the last few weeks, but Rubio's birth to immigrant parents hasn't been discussed as much. Enter Diana Orrock, who not only serves the RNC, but is running for the Nevada state assembly. She tweeted a link to an article by Devvy Kidd on conservative website News With Views. Kidd contends that because Rubio's parents were born elsewhere and weren't naturalized as citizens until he...
  • Trump threatens to sue Cruz for 'not being a natural born citizen'

    02/12/2016 12:57:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 213 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/12/2016 | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump on Friday threatened to sue Ted Cruz for "not being a natural born citizen" if the Texas senator "doesn't clean up his act" and stop running negative ads against him. "If @TedCruz doesn't clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing negative ads, I have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen," he tweeted. If @TedCruz doesn't clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing negative ads, I have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen. -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2016 Trump has previously argued that if...
  • Illinois and New Hampshire Agree Cruz Is A Natural Born Citizen

    02/05/2016 6:38:54 AM PST · by raptor22 · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Donald Trump, his aura of invincibility shattered by Iowa caucus voters he once called “stupid,” is throwing a tantrum these days, convinced that Ted Cruz “cheated” and continues to maintain the untenable proposition that in any event he is a not eligible to be President of the United States. Cruz did not cheat in Iowa. Cruz supporters may have indeed cited to supporters of Dr. Ben Carson CNN news reports and tweets that Carson was skipping New Hampshire and South Carolina, so draw your own conclusions, but where were the Carson president captains to shepherd their flock?
  • Illinois Board Of Elections Rules: Ted Cruz Is A ‘Natural Born Citizen’

    02/03/2016 7:14:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/03/2016 | Kerry Picket
    4885015 Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is a “natural born citizen” according to the Illinois Board of Elections.The state’s BOE ruled that Cruz met the citizenship criteria to appear on the state’s primary ballot.Two state residents, William Graham and Lawrence Joyce, challenged Cruz’s eligibility with the board, claiming his name should not appear on the March 15 primary ballot because his candidacy did not comply with Article II of the U.S. Constitution. : “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the...
  • Ann Coulter on Iowa Result: Trump Came in First… 'Among Natural-Born-American Candidates'

    02/01/2016 8:53:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 02/01/2016 | Josh Feldman
    Ted Cruz handily won the Iowa caucus tonight, but Ann Coulter couldn’t resist some grade-A trashing: Ann Coulter @AnnCoulter Trump is the leading GOP vote-getter tonight, among natural-born-American candidates. 10:55 PM - 1 Feb 2016 Coulter is, of course, fully behind Donald Trump and trashed Marco Rubio: Ann Coulter @AnnCoulter The only scandal bigger than Hillary's denial of her email scandal is Rubio's denial of his support for amnesty. Ann Coulter @AnnCoulter Based upon exit polls, Rubio seems to have gotten the lion's share of the Prevaricating Little Weasel vote. 10:55 PM - 1 Feb 2016 292 292 Retweets And...
  • Trump Campaign Manager: Trump Will Debate Cruz Once Judge Rules Him Eligible To Run

    01/28/2016 2:26:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 326 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 01/28/2016 | Christopher Massie
    Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said on Thursday that his candidate would be "happy" to debate Ted Cruz once the Texas senator gets a federal judge to rule him eligible to run for president. "Once you've gotten that ruling from the federal judge and you're the last man standing in this presidential contest next to Donald Trump, we'll be happy to have a debate with you one-on-one, anywhere you want, because that's the way the system works," Lewandowski said. "But, as it stands right now, we don't even know if Ted Cruz is legally eligible to run for president...
  • Trump to Cruz: Settle eligibility question or 'get out' of the race

    01/25/2016 10:08:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 318 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/25/2016 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump stepped up his attack on Ted Cruz on Monday, tweeting that the Texas senator needs to "either settle his problem" of having been born in Canada or leave the race. "It's time for Ted Cruz to either settle his problem with the FACT that he was born in Canada and was a citizen of Canada, or get out of race," Trump tweeted Monday morning, on the heels of Fox News polls released over the weekend that showed him with double-digit leads over Cruz in both Iowa and New Hampshire. Trump has insisted over the course of the last...
  • Natural Born Citizens and the Presidency: Is a citizen at birth considered natural born?

    01/22/2016 7:58:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 178 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2016 | Mike Razar
    The recent controversy over the eligibility of Ted Cruz for the office of the Presidency is one of those conundrums embedded in the U.S. Constitution. That august document is full of ambiguous words and phrases that challenge even the strictest and most principled interpreters. The phrase "natural born citizen" could mean any number of things. For example, at the time of birth: 1. At least one parent is a U.S. citizen. 2. Both parents are U.S. citizens. 3. The birth occurs in a state of the United States. 4. The birth occurs in a state of the United States or...
  • 53% of Republicans say someone born in foreign country should not be allowed to serve as President

    01/21/2016 7:39:08 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 88 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 01/20/2016 | Tom Jensen
    53% of GOP primary voters say someone born in another country should not be allowed to serve as President, to only 28% who say they're alright with that.
  • Who Is Permitted To Be The President Of The USA? The Full Story Is Embarrassing

    01/20/2016 8:03:53 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 162 replies
    The New Terrapin Gazette ^ | 19 January 2016 | LBB
    Some folks, including Don Trump, think Senator Cruz is not entitled to run for president because he is not a "natural born" citizen. This matter was debated when John McCain ran for the office, yet it seems that the correct answers are still not generally appreciated. So... Senator Ted Cruz qualified to be president? Yes, because the 1790 Immigration Act declares flatly that people in his circumstances are "natural-born" citizens. That law followed the adoption of the constitution by about two years, and some of the founding fathers of the nation were in the Congress at the time. One...
  • 'Natural Born' Issue for Ted Cruz Is Not Settled and Not Going Away

    01/18/2016 8:21:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 277 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/18/2016 | Pete Williams
    While the nation's legal scholars differ over the exact meaning of the Constitution's requirement that a person must be a "natural born citizen" to become president, they're unanimous in saying Ted Cruz is wrong about an important point. "As a legal matter, the question is quite straightforward and settled law," Cruz has said. "People will continue to make political noise about it, but as a legal matter it is quite straightforward. In fact, the experts say, it is neither settled nor straightforward. It's not settled -- because the Constitution does not define "natural born," a phrase that appears in the...
  • If Cruz is Eligible Because His Mom Was a U.S. Citizen Then so is Obama

    01/18/2016 5:57:15 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 187 replies
    For all the arguments that went on for years on this web site, talk radio and many other sites about Obama's eligibility.... If Cruz is eligible because his mom was a U.S. Citizen, then so is Obama because his mom was a U.S. Citizen.... Just saying!
  • Ted Cruz is not eligible to become president

    01/16/2016 3:02:27 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 225 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/15/2016 | Tony Quinn
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was born in Canada; he is not a "natural born citizen," and he is not eligible to be president. And this is an issue that isn't going away, contrary to The Sacramento Bee's assertion, ("Trump's 'birther' lunacy, the sequel," Editorials, Jan. 7) The Constitution is very precise: "No person except a natural born citizen ... shall be eligible to the office of President." The founders knew what they meant. John Jay, later the first chief justice of the United States, wrote: "the commander in chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor...
  • New Birther Controversy: A Festivus For The Rest of Us

    01/16/2016 6:28:37 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-16-2016 | MOTUS
    Excellent! We have our first Cruz Birther Suit.We all remember the questions regarding Big Guy’s eligibility as a natural born citizen and some of us still wonder what his real birth certificate said.Although much was written about the rumor that BHO was born in Kenya rather than Hawaii, that was never the real issue. Since Barry’s father was clearly not American the real question - while nowhere near as sexy – was whether his American born mother was actually old enough to confer natural citizenship on her son, regardless of where he was born.The statutes in effect at the time...
  • Trump: How can you be a U.S. senator if you're a Canadian citizen?

    01/15/2016 2:08:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2016 | AllahPundit
    A morsel from the spin room after last night’s debate. Trump is making a prudential argument, I take it, not a legal one since there’s zippo in the Constitution barring senators from holding dual citizenship, which Cruz did until 2014. In fact, Article I explicitly permits someone to become a senator even if they haven’t been an American citizen since birth: “No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of the United States and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that...
  • Of course: Lawsuits filed in Texas, Florida over constitutional eligibility [Cruz and Rubio]

    01/15/2016 1:18:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The showdown over eligibility may shift from the political arena to the courts – at least, it might if two plaintiffs get their way. Both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio face legal challenges to their presidential ambitions based on the circumstances of their birth. In Florida, the challenge comes from a voter whose previous lawsuit against Barack Obama’s eligibility went nowhere, and names both Republican contenders. Rubio’s legal team didn’t exactly shrug it off, but asked the court to do so instead: This week Rubio sought to have a court complaint in Florida against him thrown out, saying the...
  • What the Stupid, Awful Spat Between Trump and Cruz Says About the Sad State of the GOP Primary

    01/15/2016 9:46:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/15/2016 | Peter Suderman
    Over the past two weeks, the GOP primary race has become a contest between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, the two frontrunners in both national polls and in the state Iowa. The pair will stand next to each other at tonight's GOP primary debate in South Carolina, positioned center stage as a result of their standing in the polls. The contest between them is tonight's main event. The Trump/Cruz squabble is mind-numbingly stupid at almost every level. It is not a contest of ideas or policies, but a battle of attitude and insult, of culture-war positioning and social media put-downs....
  • Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe: Cruz a 'Constitutional Opportunist,' 'Hypocrite'

    01/15/2016 9:42:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2016 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC following FBN's broadcast of the Republican presidential debate, Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe attacked Sen. Ted Cruz , one of the participants in last night debate, for his stated on reasoning for his eligibility to run for president of the United States. According to Tribe, Cruz applies a double standard to his interpretation of the Constitution, to which he deemed Cruz to be a "constitutional opportunist" and a "hypocrite." "I've done a lot of historical research on it, and so have a lot of other people, and the best evidence seems to be that what they...
  • The Absolutely Stupidest Thing Ever Said By A Conservative Pundit

    01/14/2016 11:13:50 AM PST · by TBP · 11 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 14th, 2016 | Steve Deace
    Nowadays Ann has had to metamorphose from provocateur to the punditry equivalent of "your mama" jokes with a side of bullying. For that's what happens to you when you start uttering complete nonsensical tripe like the following and call it a "hot take": "It doesn't matter how liberal Donald Trump is as long as he's right on immigration." Ladies, let me holler at you first. Does the guy who promises to be faithful to you, if you overlook everything else about him that sets your warning bells off, ever keep that promise? Of course not. As the father of two...
  • Attention, moderators: Ted Cruz knows how to work you

    01/14/2016 10:25:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot ^ | January 14, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    It doesn’t take a genius to realize that Ted Cruz regularly shines in the debates, such as the one airing tonight on the Fox Business Channel. Cruz has made the most of his opportunities, picking his moments and working them for as much air time as possible, while demonstrating his grasp on both policy and grassroots politics. Politico’s Shane Goldmacher and Katie Glueck sat down with Cruz in order to learn more about the strategy that the Iowa frontrunner has been refining from the first onstage showdown: "The first couple of debates I sat back and very much let it...
  • The conservative media's civil war over Ted Cruz 'birtherism'

    01/14/2016 8:19:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 202 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/14/2016 | By Callum Borchers
    If you thought some in the conservative media lost their minds over President Obama's birth certificate, you were right. But the current brouhaha over Ted Cruz's place of birth -- in which Donald Trump reprises his role as chief instigator -- might be even more compelling, in its own way, because of the civil war it has sparked on the right side of the press. Sadly, there is no way that Ted Cruz can continue running in the Republican Primary unless he can erase doubt on eligibility. Dems will sue!-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2016 Witness this week's...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz is a “natural-born” citizen -- even in an originalist reading of the clause

    01/13/2016 7:43:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 01/13/2016 | E.P. Foley
    IS TED CRUZ A “NATURAL BORN” U.S. CITIZEN?: According to Widener law school’s Mary Brigid McManamon, who has an oped in the Washington Post today, the answer is “no.” Her reasoning is a bit shaky: On this subject, the common law is clear and unambiguous. The 18th-century English jurist William Blackstone, the preeminent authority on it, declared natural-born citizens are "such as are born within the dominions of the crown of England," while aliens are "such as are born out of it." The key to this division is the assumption of allegiance to one's country of birth. The Americans...
  • McConnell: No, Senate won’t pass resolution affirming Cruz’s eligibility like it did for McCain

    01/12/2016 11:49:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/12/2016 | AllahPundit
    A leftover from Sunday that I missed yesterday. If you’re going to stand on the Senate floor and call the majority leader a liar and a crony, I guess you shouldn’t be surprised when he won’t do you a favor.Although … this is sort of a favor to Cruz, isn’t it? Every time he gets to tell his fans that it’s McCain or McConnell who’s behind the attacks on eligibility rather than Trump, it makes it easier for populist voters to dismiss them out of hand. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says the upper chamber won't issue a...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Says Ted Cruz Is a Natural Born Citizen. Why Won’t Reince Priebus?

    01/12/2016 10:40:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/12/2016 | streiff (Diary)
    Yesterday, Leon posted on the epic gutlessness of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to say that Ted Cruz is a natural born citizen as understood under the 14th Amendment. In response to a media question, Priebus said: Listen, I don't get involved. I'm not going to get in the middle of all these candidate issues. It's a bad place for me to be. I'll let all these folks argue about this stuff, and I'm going to stay out of it. This is stunning when you think about it. The head of the RNC won’t even say that one of the two...
  • Washington Post Column: Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president

    01/12/2016 10:37:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/12/2016 | By Mary Brigid McManamon
    Mary Brigid McManamon is a constitutional law professor at Widener University’s Delaware Law School. __________________________________________________ Donald Trump is actually right about something: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is not a natural-born citizen and therefore is not eligible to be president or vice president of the United States. The Constitution provides that "No person except a natural born citizen .?.?. shall be eligible to the office of President." The concept of "natural born" comes from the common law, and it is that law the Supreme Court has said we must turn to for the concept's definition. On this subject, the common law...
  • Natural Born Citizenship: An archaic presidential qualification

    01/12/2016 6:34:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 164 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2016 | Jonathan F. Keller
    I rarely agree with liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, but she’s recently penned two pieces that actually make sense.  Though Marcus is a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, she acknowledged a couple weeks ago that Donald Trump’s threat to go after the Democrat frontrunner for enabling her sexually predatory husband was perfectly legitimate.  Now, as Ted Cruz is under attack from Trump (and some on the left) for being born in Canada, she’s sensibly calling for the end of the presidential natural-born citizen test. I heard a lot about this test from a young age.  My father was...
  • Natural Born Citizenship: Free and Clear

    01/11/2016 4:27:13 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 127 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | January 10, 2016 | Larry Walker II
    :: Cruz's Dilemma- By: Larry Walker, II -The concept of natural born Citizenship is clear and concise, to anyone with a rational mind. Although some may wish to contort its meaning to fit the presidential candidate of their choice, natural law is incapable of such bias. It takes two parents to produce a child, one male and one female, but you would never know it if your source of information is the lamestream media. By its logic, only one parent is sufficient.Epigrammatically speaking, if both of your parents were U.S. Citizens at the time of your birth, you are without...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Is A Natural Born Citizen

    01/10/2016 10:01:39 AM PST · by raptor22 · 194 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Even Donald Trump thought so, at least before Ted Cruz slipped past him to top the Iowa polls. As recently as last August Trump was saying all the legal people he talked to vouched for Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president. As ABC News reported The Donald’s flip-flop: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reversed his position on Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president, now saying his Canadian birthplace shouldn’t disqualify him.
  • Commentary on the Commentary "[o]n the Meaning of 'Natural Born Citizen'"

    01/09/2016 7:58:16 PM PST · by Joachim · 105 replies
    1/9/2016 | Farmer John
    Commentary on the Commentary[o]n the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen” or“Do these people know that we plebes have a thing called ‘the internet’?” Commentary by Neal Katyal & Paul Clement (text in black)(Web link: on the Commentary by Farmer John (interspersed text in red)(Footnotes in the original commentary are brought into text with numbers retained for reference)We have both had the privilege of heading the Office of the Solicitor General during different administrations. [This is an appeal to authority, not evidence—“trust us, we’re the experts.”] We may have different ideas about the ideal candidate in the next presidential election,...
  • Our First And Third Congress Defined Natural Born Citizen

    01/08/2016 6:52:06 PM PST · by Uncle Sham · 172 replies
    Nationality Act of 1790-1795 ^ | January 8th, 2016 | Uncle Sham
    For a five year period of time, the term “Natural Born Citizen” had a definition which differed from the “two-citizen parents, born under United States jurisdiction” description generally accepted for most of this nation’s existence. The Nationality Act of 1790 referred to those born to citizens beyond Sea or out of the limits of the United States as being “natural born citizens”. Because of the term “citizens” as it pertains to parentage, there is an argument to be made that this requires two citizen parents for this to be allowed. Below is a quote from the 1790 Act. Since this...
  • Exclusive: 1974 Canadian Electors’ List Named Ted Cruz’s Parents

    01/08/2016 6:00:09 PM PST · by FR_addict · 274 replies ^ | Jan. 8 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A document uncovered by Breitbart News indicates that the parents of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) were named on a Calgary list of electors for Canada's federal election of July 8, 1974. Ted Cruz parents are listed as Cruz, Eleanor, Mrs. nd Cruz, Raphael, self employed, both at 920 Riverdale Avenue, South West in Calgary, Alberta. Canadian law restricts (and restricted) federal voting rights to Canadian citizens. In a statement to Breitbart News—the full text of which follows this article—Jason Johnson, chief strategist for Cruz for President, said that “the document itself does not purport to be a list of ‘registered...
  • Why Ted Cruz is a "natural born citizen" [A legal, historical and constitutional argument]

    01/08/2016 9:09:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/08/2016 | By Randy Barnett
    Linking to this succinct but powerful essay by Paul Clement and my Georgetown colleague Neal Katyal, Jonathan usefully summarizes the legal argument for why Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, is a "natural born citizen" under Article II, section 1 of the Constitution, which provides: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution,shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five...
  • McCain knifes Cruz: Um, I don't know if he's a natural-born citizen of the U.S.

    01/07/2016 2:50:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Hot ^ | January 7, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via BuzzFeed, this makes three big names from three very different sectors of the party suddenly questioning Cruz’s eligibility. McCain represents the establishmentarians; Rand Paul represents libertarians; and Donald Trump represents … whatever the hell Trumpism is. It seems we’ve reached the “any weapon to hand” stage among Cruz’s political enemies. Which is interesting in ol’ Mav’s case, since his 2008 campaign against Obama will forever be remembered by grassroots righties for his refusal to go kitchen-sink on O. In the end, I guess the “wacko birds” were the real threat all along. May the McCain/Paul/Trump alliance last a thousand...