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  • Club for Growth backs off Trump threat

    05/05/2016 11:02:57 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | May 4, 2016 | Burgess Everett
    The Club for Growth's PAC, after warning Republican candidates that backing Donald Trump could cost them the group's support, is giving conservatives a pass now that the business mogul has effectively locked up the nomination. Club for Growth Action, which has been spending millions to try and sink Trump, had told its preferred candidates and those vying for its support to stay away from Trump. But on Wednesday a spokesman for Club for Growth Action, said that with Ted Cruz and John Kasich out of the race, candidates are freed from those restrictions...
  • The Ted Cruz shadow campaign has started

    05/05/2016 7:16:22 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 238 replies
    Ted Cruz "suspended" his campaign, but that doesn't mean his SuperPAC has stopped. They're still sending out emails.
  • First on CNN: Rick Perry endorses Donald Trump for president

    05/05/2016 6:19:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dana Bash, CNN
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNN Thursday he will support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee and will do everything he can do to help him get elected. "He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves this country and he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and he will listen to them," Perry said Thursday.
  • Ted Cruz's Bitter End

    05/04/2016 11:40:45 AM PDT · by NCjim · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 4, 2016
    If you listened much to Ted Cruz over these last furious months, you heard him talk frequently about the abyss, as in what this country was teetering on the edge of. If you listened to him over these last furious hours, you heard him mention the yawning cavern of insecurity that motivates Donald Trump and other bullies. Cruz should take up spelunking. Hes obviously fascinated by unfathomable depths, and with his loss in Indiana on Tuesday, his candidacy for the presidency is finished, giving him a whole lot of extra time. A new hobby is definitely in order.
  • Fire Crews Battle Massive Blaze at Gun Warehouse in Houston, Texas

    05/05/2016 11:16:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    nbc ^ | 05/05/2016
    The 4-alarm inferno at A-1 Custom Packaging started just before 10 a.m. local time in the Spring Branch neighborhood. It began as a house fire before moving to the warehouse, Houston police told NBC News. No injuries were immediately reported. Officials believed there was ammunition and chemicals with a possibility of igniting and exploding at the scene, where about 175 firefighters were dispatched. People in the area were being asked to shelter in place, although a nearby elementary school and businesses were being evacuated. Thick black plumes of smoke filling the skies were captured by people on video amid the
  • With Trump now the GOP nominee, both former presidents Bush plan to sit out presidential race

    05/05/2016 8:55:48 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 63 replies
    Dallas News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Tom Benning
    AUSTIN With Donald Trump now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former President George W. Bush does not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential race, a spokesman said Wednesday. ... And George W. Bush whose decision was first reported by The Associated Press isnt the only one in his family who will be sitting out the election. A spokesman for George H.W. Bush told The Texas Tribune that the former president is retired from politics. He came out of retirement to do a few things for Jeb, Bush 41 spokesman Jim McGrath told the media...
  • "Peeping Tom" records underage girl changing at Frisco Target

    05/05/2016 5:07:43 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 22 replies
    Fox4news.com ^ | 5/4/16 | Fox4news staff
    Police are searching for a 'peeping tom' who used his cell phone to record video of an underage girl inside a Frisco Target dressing room. Investigators say the suspect put his cell phone over the wall of a female changing room and shot video of the girl.
  • George W. and George H. W. Bush to skip convention

    05/04/2016 4:54:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05.04.2016 | Ben Kasimar
    Both Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will not attend this summer's Republican convention, spokesmen confirmed to The Hill.
  • Behold the Nominee: Will the GOP Embrace Its Trump Nightmare or Walk Away?

    05/03/2016 7:04:11 PM PDT · by Milhous · 64 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 3, 2016 9:09 p.m. | Ed Kilgore
    Well, so much for suspense. The networks called Indiana for Donald Trump about five seconds after the polls closed, and within two hours Ted Cruz announced he was suspending his campaign. Trump is winning a majority of the vote and will likely win all 57 delegates. Even if a few delegates stray back across the line, this win clinched the nomination for Trump. He will now have well over 1,000 bound delegates, which is less than 200 from what he needs to make it a lock. And that's without the unbound delegates he definitely has in Pennsylvania and is sure...
  • IED Found Under Bridge Near Rosebud

    05/04/2016 3:35:17 PM PDT · by daisy12 · 28 replies
    KCEN TV ^ | May 4, 2016 | KCEN TV
    ROSEBUD -- An improvised explosive device (IED) was found and disabled Tuesday night under a bridge near Rosebud. According to Falls County Constable Richard Aleman, two juvenile boys were hunting for rabbits late Tuesday evening when they noticed suspicious items under a bridge near Farm to Market 1963. The boys notified one of their parents, who is former military personnel, and he contacted the fire department. The fire department arrived and determined that the packages were possibly IEDs. The McLennan County Bomb Squad was called in and arrived at the scene at approximately 10:00 p.m. An agent from the Bureau...
  • Jeff Kuhner Hat Tip To FreeRepublic !

    05/04/2016 11:11:22 AM PDT · by taildragger · 91 replies
    WRKO Radio ^ | 05/04/16 | Jeff Kuhner
    Jeff Kuhner WRKO just gave a hat tip to FreeRepublic and all the listeners Nationwide!Way to go Freepers!
  • Cartel Smugglers Tried to Rape 11-Year-Old Migrant Girl in Texas at Border Brutally Beat Her

    05/04/2016 7:10:41 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Truncated title. Full title: Cartel Smugglers Tried to Rape 11-Year-Old Migrant Girl in Texas at Border Brutally Beat Her Mother Mexican cartel human smugglers tried to rape an 11-year-old girl from Honduras and then brutally beat the girls mother when the woman tried to protect her daughter all of which occurred in the state of Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border. The attack took place on Saturday night near on the banks of the Rio Grande when a woman from Honduras, her cousin and her 11-year-old daughter were rafted over by human smugglers, information provided to Breitbart Texas by...
  • Cruz Ending Campaign After Indiana Loss to Trump

    05/03/2016 5:39:31 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 210 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 5/3/16 | Patrick Svitek
    INDIANAPOLIS Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is ending his campaign after suffering a devastating loss to frontrunner Donald Trump in the Indiana primary, campaign manager Jeff Roe told the Texas Tribune. With about 43 percent of the vote in, Trump was projected to beat Cruz by about 2o points, 54 percent to 35 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who had struck a deal with Cruz to effectively concede the Hoosier State, was winning less than 10 percent of the vote. Trump was on track to win most if not all of Indiana's 57 delegates, significantly easing his...
  • Texas prison ban on Muslim inmate beards, caps ruled illegal

    05/03/2016 8:06:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2016 6:12 PM EDT
    A federal appeals court panel has upheld a Texas prison inmates right to a beard and skullcap as required by his religious beliefs. In a 32-page opinion filed Monday, a three-judge 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans unanimously upheld a lower-court ruling that David Rasheed Ali should be allowed to grow a 4-inch beard and wear a knit skullcap, called a kufi, as his faith demands. Ali is a Muslim inmate at the states Michael Unit in East Texas near Palestine, where he is serving four concurrent 20-year prison sentences for arson, criminal mischief and aggravated...
  • Jeff Roe: Cruz Ending GOP Presidential Campaign

    05/03/2016 5:31:13 PM PDT · by kristinn · 242 replies
    The Texas Tribune via Twitter ^ | Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Just in: @TedCruz is ending his presidential campaign, campaign manager Jeff Roe tells me.
  • Man Follows Woman Into Restroom Over 'Perceived' Gender

    05/03/2016 4:29:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | May 1, 2016 | Reginald Hardwick
    "You didn't look like a girl when I saw you enter," man saysA North Texas woman said she was followed into a public restroom at a hospital by a man who didn't believe she was female. Jessica Rush said it happened last Thursday while she was being treated for an injured arm at Baylor Medical Center in Frisco. Rush, who is from The Colony, said she was about to enter a stall when she noticed a man following her into the restroom. "It scared me at first," said Rush. "My first thought was I'm about to be attacked because...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO: My Proudest Moment is Forcing Christians to Pay for Abortion Drugs

    05/03/2016 2:25:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Life News ^ | May 2, 2016 | MICAIAH BILGER
    Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards seems to jump at every chance she gets to do an interview with a journalist who will flatter her abortion work. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT In her latest interview, Richards revealed her proudest moment on the job – forcing Christians to pay for contraception, including methods that many say can cause early abortions.She told the Texas Observer: TO: And your proudest moment at Planned Parenthood?CR: Definitely the day President Obama called to say he was about to announce that birth control would be covered for all women under their insurance plans, because it had been a hard-fought...
  • VIDEO=> Cruz Camp Predicts Trump Landslide in Indiana May Win 3/4s of Delegates

    05/03/2016 2:25:58 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 3, 2016 | Jim Holt
    The Cruz campaign was hoping to score an upset after their dismal month where Donald Trump won nearly every county in six Eastern states. Ted Cruz finished third place in five of the six contests. But the Cruz campaign told FOX News today they expect Donald Trump to win Indiana in a landslide. The Cruz campaign would not be surprised if Trump walks away with three-fourths of the Indiana delegates.
  • Az GOP Convention- Delegate Lists

    04/30/2016 10:50:49 PM PDT · by AZHSer · 17 replies
    AzGop ^ | 4/30/2016 | AZHSer
    I had the privledge today of serving as a Arizona State Convention Delegate. The meeting was long and disorganized but we got the job done. I promised on a previous thread to post names of Delegates and who they support or which slate they appeared on if known. The following lists are taken from the AzGOP website and my notes. If I am not sure who they support, I will leave that spot blank. Please feel free to post corrections. Follow the link to view the lists in an easier to read format. National Committeeman - Bruce Ash National Committeewoman...
  • Trump supporters furious over 'collusion' at Arizona GOP convention

    04/30/2016 10:13:15 PM PDT · by Bratch · 39 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | April 30, 2016 | Joe Ferguson
    Upset that Donald Trump received just a handful of statewide delegates during an electronic vote, his Arizona campaign manager is threatening to sue the Arizona Republican Party. "This stinks to high heaven!"Jeff DeWitshouted at reporters, decrying the results of the at-large delegates. He suggested the website Arizona Republicans used to choose delegates for this summer's national GOP convention,NeverHillary.SimplyVoting.com, was rigged. He offered proof in terms of a screen shot that suggests statewide delegates clicked on a slate supporting Trump. "People clicked the trump button more than any other and we got hosed," he said. Former governorJan Brewer, a national...
  • CRUZ POACHES NEARLY ALL AZ DELEGATES=> Former Gov. Jan Brewer Screams I Got Cheated!

    05/01/2016 6:37:15 AM PDT · by GilGil · 211 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/1/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump won the Arizona Republican primary with 47% of the vote to second place Ted Cruz with 25%. But that didnt stop the Cruz campaign and GOP elites from coming in and poaching all of the delegates at todays state convention. The Cruz camp and GOP elites call this a good ground game. Even former Governor Jan Brewer, an outspoken Trump supporter, had her name removed from the online ballot and did not make the cut.
  • Trump backers yell foul over GOP delegate loss Former Gov. Jan Brewer: I got cheated!

    05/02/2016 6:39:20 AM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies
    PHOENIX Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at the Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump. The Cruz slate won virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly split the 27 delegates selected by congressional district.
  • Action Alert: Arizona GOP State Convention April 30th Trump Supporters Needed

    04/23/2016 3:24:22 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 45 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 4/23/16 | sundance
    (ARIZONA Op-Ed) If you are in Arizona, mark April 30th on your calendar and plan to attend because Arizona GOP elite says Trump voters dont matter. This is why the Arizona Cruz supporters and the GOP establishment elite have entered into an unholy alliance to stack the deck to steal the national delegates from Mr. Trump at the Arizona GOP State Convention scheduled for April 30 in Mesa. A delegation of 1,251 state delegates elected from 40 Arizona Legislative and County Caucuses will descend on Mesa on April 30. Unfortunately, many of these state delegates are Cruz supporters led by...
  • Jan Brewer Furious After What Cruz Is Able To Pull Off In AZ. (Cruz-Kasich Alliance)

    05/02/2016 10:54:58 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 76 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | Michael Dorsterwitz
    I got cheated! After Donald Trump received nearly twice the votes of Ted Cruz at Saturdays Arizona Republican convention, the Texas senator walked away with a significant majority of the delegates from that state, KTAR reported. Cruz took nearly all the states 28 at-large delegates and basically split the 27 selected by congressional district. Former Gov. Jan Brewer, a Trump supporter, was livid as the results were announced, indicating that shed lost her first election in 35 years. Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/05/01/gov-jan-brewer-furious-after-what-cruz-is-able-to-pull-off-in-arizona-a-state-he-lost-to-trump-335367#ixzz47WOcx8ME
  • CONSPIRACY THEORY: KERRY 'TIE' TO OSWALD

    10/28/2004 10:31:54 PM PDT · by kattracks · 32 replies · 1,215+ views
    New York Post - Page Six ^ | 10/29/04 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich and Chris Wilson
    CONSPIRACY theorists are buzzing about John Kerry's connection to Lee Harvey Oswald and the JFK assassina tion. While no one in the lunatic fringe has gone so far as to suggest Kerry helped kill Kennedy yet they make much of the fact that a cousin of Kerry's, Michael Paine, was a close friend of Oswald who fre quently had the assassin as a house guest. Paine even stored the rifle Oswald used to shoot Kennedy at his house. Paine's mother, Ruth Forbes, and Kerry's mother, Rosemary Forbes, were cousins.[snip] ...according to documents released under the JFK Documents...
  • All in the Family:Meathead John Kerry's Private Island and Family History.(Weird,Wild Stuff.)

    05/03/2004 7:40:35 AM PDT · by Redcoat LI · 29 replies · 2,713+ views
    Naushon Island Naushon Island has been a Forbes family retreat for some time, where the opium trader John Murray Forbes and his family summered for more than a century. Sen. John Forbes Kerry and his first cousin Brice Lalonde summered there, and at another Forbes family estate in France, at Saint-Brieuc when he was growing up. The family owns the island through the J.M. Forbes Naushon Island Trust. Naushon island is several miles long, just off (SW of) Cape Cod in the Elizabeth Islands, and NW of Martha's Vineyard. The island is owned by the family and they pay little...
  • CRuz and Obama just screwed millions of us out of Social Security (Vanity)

    05/03/2016 10:59:54 AM PDT · by AuntB · 99 replies
    FR, CNBC, Rollcall ^ | May 3, 2016 | AuntB Vanity
    TED CRUZ just screwed YOU out of your Social Security income...at least he did for me! I was getting widow benefits...but no more! Obama was happy to sign it! [snip]Politicians describe Social Security as "the third rail," meaning that enacting any benefit cuts will kill them politically. But this is precisely what they voted to do under the Bipartisan Budget Bill of 2015. Spouses as well as divorced spouses (who were married for 10 or more years) who reached 62 by Jan. 2 can still collect just their spousal or divorced spousal benefit between 66 and 70 and then take...
  • Attempted Attack On Donald Trump Was Worse Than It Originally Looked

    03/13/2016 8:41:18 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 92 replies
    New footage shows that the attempted attack on Donald Trump in Dayton, OH on Saturday was a far more dangerous situation than it originally appeared on television. A man jumps a barrier and makes it past several security guards, before finally being stopped feet from Mr. Trump. It is unknown if he had a weapon, but his intent is clear... Video at Link.
  • Glenn Beck: "Huge Drudge Font Size" Mocking My Fast For Ted Cruz "A Sign America Is Done"

    Glenn Beck slams Matt Drudge, saying that his focus on Ted Cruz's religious father, the "priesthood," and Beck's own devotion to Cruz is "a sign that America is done."
  • Glenn Beck: "Huge Drudge Font Size" Mocking My Fast For Ted Cruz A Sign America Is "Done"

    05/03/2016 10:41:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    RCP ^ | Tim Hains
    Glenn Beck slams Matt Drudge, saying that his focus on Ted Cruz's religious father, the "priesthood," and Beck's own devotion to Cruz is "a sign that America is done." GLENN BECK: Good God, he's doing it again... This is the front page again? ... Let me just say this: Please, I beg of you --not for Ted Cruz... but for our country-- Please fast and pray.
  • Trump: Cruz has become unhinged

    05/03/2016 10:42:52 AM PDT · by maggief · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 3, 2016 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Donald Trump says Ted Cruz has become more and more unhinged, after Cruz went on the warpath against Trump as the two trade escalating insults. Ted Cruz is a desperate candidate trying to save his failing campaign, Trump said in a statement released by his campaign Tuesday. It is no surprise he has resorted to his usual tactics of over-the-top rhetoric that nobody believes. (snip) Over the last week, I have watched Lyin Ted become more and more unhinged as he is unable to react under the pressure and stress of losing, in all cases by landslides, the last six...
  • Glenn Beck: "Huge Drudge Font Size" Mocking My Fast For Ted Cruz "A Sign America Is Done"

    05/03/2016 10:06:31 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 75 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/03/2016 | Tim Hains
    Glenn Beck slams Matt Drudge, saying that his focus on Ted Cruz's religious father, the "priesthood," and Beck's own devotion to Cruz is "a sign that America is done." GLENN BECK: Good God, he's doing it again... This is the front page again? ... Let me just say this: Please, I beg of you --not for Ted Cruz... but for our country-- Please fast and pray.
  • In Poll After Poll Trump Beats Clinton - And That Scares The Hell Out of GOPe Globalists...

    11/20/2015 5:33:39 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 100 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-20-2015 | sundance
    November 20, 2015 In Poll After Poll Trump Beats Clinton - And That Scares The Hell Out of GOPe Globalists... by sundance The latest fear mongering approach from the Globalist GOPe advocates (progressive republicans) is to claim they need to attack Donald Trump because he cannot beat Hillary Clinton. This claim is a total sham intended to hide their ulterior motives and here’s why. First to the substance of the claims – In poll after poll of head-to-head match-ups Donald Trump clearly beats Hillary here are recent examples:Fox News Poll – October Trump beats Clinton 45-40 Minnesota Poll – Trump...
  • Mark Levin Sends Warning to Trump and Rubio

    11/13/2015 8:44:12 PM PST · by mbrfl · 429 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/13/15 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin gave a stern warning to both Donald Trump over his recent attacks on Ben Carson and Marco Rubio for trying to smear Ted Cruz on the Gang of 8 immigration bill, telling them both that their attacks are unacceptable to him. He told Trump that if he continued these reckless personal assaults on Carson, he’d have to affirmatively oppose him. He pretty much said the same to Rubio, pointing out that he simply can’t accept Rubio’s smear attacks on Ted Cruz and that it was his decision to support the Gang of 8 and he would have to...
  • Conservative Catholics endorse Ted Cruz as Trump alternative

    03/20/2016 9:51:20 AM PDT · by John W · 77 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | March 19, 2016 | David Gibson
    (RNS) More than 50 conservative Catholic activists and political leaders have come out in support of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in an effort to shore up Catholic backing for Cruz as an alternative to Donald Trump. Among them is a priest from South Carolina who may be skirting the edges of his own churchs policies against clerics becoming involved in politics. Trump is currently leading the three-man GOP field and has drawn strong primary support from Catholic voters despite his controversial rhetoric and past stands on key issues like abortion rights, which he once supported. The Catholics endorsing Cruz,...
  • Trump Calls Cruz an ‘Anchor Baby’

    01/29/2016 12:17:36 PM PST · by TBP · 156 replies
    Political Wire ^ | January 29, 2016 | Taegan Goddard
    Donald Trump again claimed that Sen. Ted Cruz may not be a U.S. citizen, The Guardian reports. Said Trump: “He’s an anchor baby. Ted Cruz is an anchor baby in Canada, but Canada doesn’t accept anchor babies, they just waited a long time.” He added: “I think that’s one of the reasons he’s a nervous wreck. Now they’re saying, I think, his career is over, right? How about this, he’s a citizen of Canada and he’s a senator from Texas?”
  • GLENN BECK in Distress, Warns Indiana: Dont Screw This Up Ill Be on Suicide Watch

    05/03/2016 7:37:41 AM PDT · by xzins · 177 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3 May 16 | Jim Hoft
    GLENN BECK in Distress, Warns Indiana: Don’t Screw This Up – ‘I’ll Be on Suicide Watch’ Jim Hoft May 3rd, 2016 8:15 am Leave a Comment Glenn Beck rolled his face in Cheetos last week – And no one stopped him.Glenn Beck pleaded with Indiana voters on Monday.“If you guys screw this up, I’ll be on suicide watch.” .@GlennBeck to Hoosiers: "If you guys screw this up, I'm going to be pissed at you. … I will be suicidal."— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) May 2, 2016 But that not have been the craziest thing he said all day.Ouch, Glenn Beck: “Tell...
  • How Ted Cruz Got Indiana Wrong

    05/03/2016 6:26:27 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | May 03, 2016 | Adam Wren
    On a sunny day at the Oasis Diner in Plainfield, Indiana, roughly 20 miles west of Indianapolis, Ted Cruz breezed through a 1950s-era diner with a gleaming steel facade. One of the last diners of its kind, the Oasis sits along the Historic National Road, the iconic highway traversing the state that fancies itself the Crossroads of America. Here, four days before he named Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential pick, Cruz met a crowd of a few hundred supporters. He mugged for photos, noshed on a fried pickle offered to him by a customer, then shot straight behind the...
  • VIDEO: Epic Showdown Between Cruz and Pro-Trump Protestors: "Lyin' Ted!"

    05/02/2016 10:33:23 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 138 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 2, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. Ted Cruz faced off with a group of Donald Trump supporters on live television Monday in Indiana. The state's critical primary is tomorrow. "If you support Donald Trump, he's playing you for a chump," Cruz responded. The full exchange from beginning to end:
  • Ted Cruz desperately seeks to stop Donald Trump in Indiana (preparing somber speech)

    05/03/2016 8:41:31 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 03, 2016 | Scott Bauer
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Republican Ted Cruz faces a high-stakes test for his slumping presidential campaign in Tuesday's Indiana primary, one of the last opportunities for the Texas senator to halt Donald Trump's stunning march toward the GOP nomination. Cruz has spent the past week camped out in Indiana, securing the support of the state's governor and announcing retired technology executive Carly Fiorina as his running mate. Yet his aides were pessimistic heading into Tuesday's voting and were prepared for Cruz to fall short. With polls predicting a loss, campaign officials were bracing for immediate staffing cuts "at a minimum," according...
  • The beginning of the end for Ted Cruz

    05/03/2016 4:24:02 AM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | Philip N. Diehl
    Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) has run a brilliant campaign, and if it were not for Donald Trump, he'd probably be on the verge of wrapping up the Republican nomination by now. The Texas firebrand knew long before others that the party's primary schedule and delegate allocation rules played to his advantage, not to an establishment candidate like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. From his arrival in the Senate, Cruz has bent the political space-time continuum around himself by demonstrating GOP leaders' inability to govern effectively or deliver on their promises to conservatives.
  • Gallup: Cruz Image Among Republicans Crashes

    05/02/2016 8:47:11 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2, 2016 | Mike Flynn
    New survey data from Gallup shows Republican voters image of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has fallen precipitously in the last month. At the beginning of April, half of Republican voters had a positive image of Cruz, while just 35 percent had a negative view. Since then, however, that image has almost completely flipped. Currently, just 39 percent of Republican voters nationwide have a favorable view of Cruz and 45 percent have a negative view. Cruzs net-favorable rating with Republican voters, then, is -six. Over the same period, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has increased his favorable rating from 53 to 59...
  • Cruz's faltering campaign shows the risks of depending on a few (three) wealthy donors

    05/02/2016 8:23:08 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Joseph Tanfani and Noah Bierman
    Ted Cruz, in his outsiders bid for the White House, has depended heavily on the largesse of just three wealthy donors to establish credibility and stay afloat amid a chaotic nominating process that killed off most of his rivals. Now, at perhaps the most desperate moment in his quest to win the Republican nomination, Cruz is learning the perils of relying on strong-willed magnates who carry their own agendas and have demanded an unprecedented level of control in how their money is spent. One of the three primary donors to Cruzs presidential efforts, a private equity manager who recruited the...
  • Is Indiana the last stand for Ted Cruz?

    05/02/2016 10:44:04 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | May 2, 2016 | Anthony Zurcher
    Indiana was supposed to be where Ted Cruz stopped Donald Trump's recent east coast winning streak. Like Horatius at the bridge, the Texas senator would turn back the Trump throng. Instead the primary on Tuesday could prove his final undoing. A Monday afternoon campaign event in the tiny town of Marion, Indiana (population 29,000) gave a taste of what Mr Cruz is up against. It was supposed to be a feel-good gathering, the candidate's first public appearance with Mike Pence since the Indiana governor had thrown his support to the Texan last week. That was before a small knot of...
  • Cruz fights to keep presidential hopes alive (Indiana Primary)

    05/02/2016 11:34:59 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | May 2, 2016 | Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples, AP
    <p>Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald Trump.</p>
  • Cruz Says He's Still Within Reach of the Nomination if He Loses Indiana

    05/03/2016 12:36:59 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 123 replies
    KABC ^ | May 02, 2016 | Jessica Hopper
    With Indiana primary voters headed to the polls in less than 24 hours, Ted Cruz said he will "absolutely" have a path to victory even if he loses the next GOP presidential nominating contest. "We intend to do absolutely everything possible to win tomorrow. It's gonna be up to the people of Indiana," Cruz told ABC News while campaigning in Osceola, Indiana. "The polls have been all over the place. There has literally been a 30-point swing depending on what poll you are looking at. We are neck-and-neck right now in the state of Indiana."
  • Cruz Preparing To Suspend Campaign This Week?

    05/02/2016 9:52:31 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 161 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 05-02-2016
    FYI: Today the very same rumor from two different (and trusted) sources suggest Senator Ted Cruzs campaign is currently engaged in ongoing discussions regarding the subject of suspending the campaign as early as this week should the Texas senator lose tomorrows Indiana primary.
  • Trump: 'I'd have to think about' Cruz for Supreme Court

    05/02/2016 6:33:23 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 286 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/2/2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump had a tepid response when asked if he would consider GOP presidential rival Ted Cruz for the Supreme Court, should the businessman win the White House. "I don't know, I'd have to think about it," Trump told the Daily Mail in an interview Monday. "There's a whole question of uniting and there's a whole question as to temperament," Trump continued. "He's certainly a smart guy, but there's also a temperament issue. "He's got a tough temperament for what we're talking about," Trump said. "You have to be a very, very smart, rational person, in my opinion, to be...
  • Obama Appoints La Raza Radical to Control Domestic Policy

    05/02/2016 5:52:42 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 39 replies
    TownHall ^ | January 10, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama has appointed open border/amnesty advocate Cecilia Munoz...as the head of the Domestic Policy Council. Munoz, a strong supporter of the failed DREAM Act, is the former senior VP for the radical open-border National Council of La Raza. Muoz is now serving as the White House's director of intergovernmental affairs and is in charge of outreach to state and local governments.... Muoz is an immigration expert who worked for the National Council of La Raza, the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, until she joined the administration in 2009. The group works to improve...
  • Glenn Beck: God Prolonged GOP Primary So Every State Could Choose Between "Good Or Evil"

    05/02/2016 3:17:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 142 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 2, 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    In a fiery rally speech for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday night, Glenn Beck expressed his belief that God has sent us Cruz as a man who was raised for these times, and that God has deliberately prolonged the GOP primary season so that every state in the union will be forced to choose between good or evil.