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  • O'Rourke's Senate bid raises whopping $10.4M in second fundraising quarter

    07/11/2018 9:07:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) has reportedly raised more than $10.4 million over the past three months, placing him second among the top fundraisers this election season. O’Rourke, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), told his followers in a video posted to Twitter that his campaign raised the enormous sum with 215,714 individual contributions. The average donation was $33 over the past three months, he said. “In the last three months, all of us together, without PACs [political action committees] or corporations, or special interests, have raised more than $10.4 million,” O’Rourke said. “That comes from 215,714 individual contributors,...
  • Levin: Never Seen a Campaign ‘as Aggressive, as Nasty, as Ruthless, and as Dishonest’ as Kavanaugh’s

    07/10/2018 7:49:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 124 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 10, 2018 | Max Augros
    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, TV host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin (Screenshot) On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Monday, host Mark Levin expressed alarm at the forcefulness with which some had pushed for Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court[cut] Below is a transcript of Mark Levin’s remarks on his show Monday: “Then we get to Kavanaugh. I have never seen a campaign for a Supreme Court justice to be nominated as aggressive, as nasty, as ruthless, and as dishonest as the campaign behind Kavanaugh. That’s not to say he wouldn’t make a good justice,...
  • Beto-mania Sweeps Texas

    07/09/2018 6:12:52 AM PDT · by upchuck · 115 replies
    Politico ^ | July 9, 2018 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Beto O’Rourke is running to replace Ted Cruz. Literally. Sweat pours off his lean, 6’ 4”-frame as the El Paso Democrat jogs along the southern bank of the Trinity River surrounded by 300-odd supporters and curious voters jogging along with him. Incredibly, they have shown up at 8 a.m. on a Sunday to join him for a double shot of politics and cardio. In between panting breaths, O’Rourke explains to me the origins of this novel campaign event, which has him running several miles under the Texas sun, stopping in the middle to take questions and lingering at the end...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Mike Lee is the best choice for the Supreme Court

    07/05/2018 12:31:24 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/5/2018 | Ted Cruz
    President Trump is scheduled to announce one of the most important decisions of his presidency on Monday: the name of his second nominee to the Supreme Court, to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. This will be a defining moment for President Trump’s legacy. Every president is remembered for his nominations to the Supreme Court – and not always positively. Past Republican presidents have repeatedly nominated justices who failed to live up to the principles they were selected to represent. For example, President George H.W. Bush’s selection of liberal David Souter was one of the most consequential errors of his presidency....
  • Mike Pence called Ted Cruz to talk about Trump's Supreme Court options

    07/05/2018 12:13:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 5, 2018 | Holly Bailey National Correspondent
    TEXARKANA, Texas — Sen. Ted Cruz was in the middle of a campaign stop on Thursday afternoon, walking through a local factory here where workers build custom truck trailers and parts, when an aide suddenly approached with his iPhone. Vice President Mike Pence was on the line, and for about 15 minutes, Cruz, the outspoken tea party conservative and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, ducked into a partially shaded alcove seeking shelter from the oppressive Texas heat. And Pence talked to Cruz about an issue that may ultimately consume every bit of political oxygen in coming months: President Trump’s...
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launches Yet Another Financial Campaign Against U.S. Workers & Main Street

    07/03/2018 7:42:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2 Jul 18 | Sundance
    Today U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue announced another campaign to protect and defend his Wall Street contributors against initiatives that benefit Main Street U.S.A. This is not the first time, and unfortunately it will likely not be the last time.For a great historic reference consider THIS ARTICLE from 2014; when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced their direct attack against the Tea Party backed candidates that threatened to remove the massive lobbying power of Tom Donohue’s corrupt officials. That 2014 reference point has two parts. I strongly urge anyone who would defend the U.S. CoC approach to...
  • Cruz: Mike Lee best choice to fill Supreme Court vacancy

    06/28/2018 11:24:09 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 150 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/27/18 04:52 PM EDT | JUSTIN WISE
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday touted his Republican colleague Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) as the "best choice" to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement. "I think the single best choice President Trump could make to fill this vacancy is Sen. Mike Lee," Cruz said on Fox News shortly after Kennedy's announcement. "I think he would be extraordinary."
  • Kimmel vs Cruz - Blobfish Basketball Classic

    06/24/2018 10:16:52 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    Jimmy Kimmel Live Youtube ^ | Jun 18, 2018 | Jimmy Kimmel Live
    "Jimmy went to Houston to play a game of one-on-one basketball against Texas Senator Ted Cruz in what we called the “Blobfish Basketball Classic.” The reason this happened is because after Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, Jimmy showed a picture of Senator Cruz at the Houston Rockets game and he likened him to a blobfish. Cruz did not like that so he challenged Jimmy to a game of one-on-one for charity. It’s been a dream of Jimmy’s ever since he was a little boy to one day play basketball against the most disliked member of the U.S. Senate...
  • So That’s Why Ted Cruz Scrambled To Write A Bill That Ended Child Separation

    06/21/2018 11:12:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2018 | Allahpundit
    Hoo boy. I figured the polling on Trump’s policy would be bad in Texas, being both a border state with a large Latino minority and a red state where his job approval hasn’t traditionally been sky high.I didn’t think it’d be this bad.Note that the Texas Tribune’s poll of the state was conducted from June 8-15. The national media uproar didn’t really get rolling until this week, *after* the poll was finished. If you re-polled today, after days of brutal coverage, the numbers might be worse — considerably worse? — than this. Cruz’s private pollsters must have been setting...
  • Dem Poll: Texas Senate race in the single digits

    06/19/2018 10:47:05 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 46 replies
    McClatchy ^ | June 15, 2018 | ANDREA DRUSCH
    Sen. Ted Cruz leads Democrat Beto O’Rourke 49 to 43 percent in a new poll conducted for one of O’Rourke’s Democratic allies. The new poll was conducted by the Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, on behalf of a group that advocates for campaign finance reform, End Citizens United. [...] Greenberg Quinlan Rosner surveyed 1,000 likely voters between May 29 and June 5. The poll had a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent. It included supplemental oversamples of likely voters in the Austin and San Antonio media markets to gain addition data on voters in those areas. The...
  • Polls Show Majority Disapprove Of Border Policy - Support Cruz Bill

    06/19/2018 8:40:10 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 71 replies
    Vanity | June 19, 2020 | Pinkbell
    Here's the thing with this policy, logically, you can make arguments that say it makes sense. 1. There are 50,000 people crossing the border illegally each month, and you need a no nonsense policy. Arrest everyone who violates the law. 2. If you are arresting everyone, you can't make exceptions for people coming in with kids and people coming in without kids. 3. Making an exception for people with kids, has led some migrants to admit they are bringing their kids because they think it will help them get in. This has led to the trafficking of children unfortunately as...
  • Ted Cruz introduces legislation to keep immigrant families together after they cross the border

    06/18/2018 7:11:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 06/18/2018 | BY ABBY LIVINGSTON
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz announced emergency legislation Monday evening to keep immigrant families together after they cross the border into the United States. The legislation follows comments Cruz made on Saturday that essentially called for more resources to adjudicate asylum claims. He also called for keeping immigrant kids with their parents as long as those adults are not associated with criminal activity. "All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers," Cruz wrote in a release. "This must stop. Now. We can end...
  • (Ted) Cruz edges out (Jimmy) Kimmel in charity basketball game in Houston

    06/17/2018 10:35:20 PM PDT · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Chron ^ | Updated 10:17 pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Cary Darling
    It was the Thunderdome from "Mad Max" or the coliseum from "Spartacus," if either Max or Sparty were two, middle-aged American men playing a slow-motion car-crash of half-court basketball for charity and political one upsmanship. Conservative Texas Sen. Ted Cruz triumphed over liberal ABC late-night host/comedian Jimmy Kimmel with a hard-won 11-9 victory in the first Blobfish Basketball Classic at Texas Southern University's Health and Physical Education Arena Saturday. The event, which turned out to be a Coachella festival of air balls, missed shots and footwork that would make a sloth look like Usain Bolt, was sparked by Twitter trash-talk...
  • Cruz edges out Kimmel in charity basketball game in Houston

    06/17/2018 3:01:56 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    Chron ^ | Updated 10:17 pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Cary Darling
    The crowd in the 8,100-capacity venue — though half of the seats were blocked off because it was not a full-court game — was enthusiastic, even if the level of play often was not. While most of the fans seemed to be on Kimmel’s side in terms of sport and politics — there were enough T-shirts proclaiming support for Democratic senatorial candidate (and Cruz political opponent) Beto O’Rourke to make it seem like a Beto convention. But Cruz, wearing a Houston Strong shirt, had a lot of support in the town he calls home, too. Houston resident Randall Haynie was...
  • Cruz defends Trump policy of family separation

    06/11/2018 9:23:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    The Hill/MSN ^ | June 11, 2018 | Luis Sanchez
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is defending the Trump administration's policy of separating migrants from their children when they are apprehended at the border, saying it can't be avoided when people illegally cross the border. "There's actually a court order that prevents keeping the kids with the parents when you put the parents in jail," Cruz told the Dallas public radio station KERA on Monday, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.
  • Ted Cruz Shares 7 Biggest Christian Conservative Victories Since Trump Took Office

    06/09/2018 11:48:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/08/2018 | Samuel Smith
    Speaking to a ballroom filled with Christian conservatives Thursday, 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz reflected on seven of the biggest victories for faith and families achieved since Donald Trump took over the White House in January 2017. During a luncheon kicking off the annual Road to Majority Conference hosted by the influential social conservative advocacy group Faith & Freedom Coalition, the Texas senator celebrated the conservative political accomplishments of the last year and a half. Cruz, who was the last Republican standing in Trump's way before Trump clinched the Republican nomination in 2016, has played a large role in the...
  • Blue Wave Check: Cruz Now Up Double Digits Over Beto In Quinnipiac

    05/31/2018 8:04:03 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 31 May 2018 | Ed Morrisey
    The big blue wave may have already crested, according to numbers coming out of Texas today in a US Senate race that has attracted a lot of media attention. Democrat Beto O’Rourke has been boosted as the kind of Democrat who can compete in deep-red states like Texas in his challenge to incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. And for a while, that looked like it might be true; an early April poll from Quinnipiac had the race within the margin of error. So what happened? Quinnipiac cites a “nationwide Republican mini-move” over the last few weeks, thanks in part to...
  • "Conservatives" losing it. Blaze cancelled.

    09/01/2016 8:09:19 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 109 replies
    self | 9/1/2016 | self
    I have been regular, listening to Glenn Beck and Mark Levin in the past and enjoyed their musings, analysis, postings. Then they got behind Cruz they made me wonder. After Trump fought for and won the nomination, they went nuts. Successful businessman, family man, one seeing the derailment of Regan's GOP into RATs ditch became the enemy of these "big mouths". They disregarded the support of majority of disenchanted population, they "know better" - he is not "good enough conservative". I gather he is supposed to be as conservative as establishment republicans, who shafted recent Tea Party elected reps into...
  • Ted Cruz rips New York Times for acting as 'propaganda arm' for Hamas

    05/17/2018 12:22:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/17/2018 | by Katelyn Caralle
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, charged on the Senate floor Thursday that the New York Times and other media outlets have been acting as a propaganda arm for Hamas by writing that Israeli troops were killing innocent Palestinians at a protest, and downplaying the fact that many were violent and threatening to kill Israelis. “We can count on global media elites acting as little more than propaganda arms, for Hamas and other terrorists, and no week has that been more evident than this week,” Cruz said. “The media has been more than happy to oblige Hamas’ propaganda needs. Reporters, celebrity talking...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Says Silicon Valley ‘Poses Real and Present Danger’ to American Democracy

    05/15/2018 12:56:19 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/14/18 | Allum Bokhari
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) warned against the unchecked power of big tech during an exclusive interview with Breitbart News Sunday, recommending that America “looks at all the tools we have to protect free speech and prevent[s] the Internet from becoming a vehicle for censorship.” “The nexus of power in media has moved from New York City to Silicon Valley,” Cruz told host Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House. “At this point, a handful of companies enjoy power that famed publisher William Randolph Hearst, at the height of yellow journalism, could never have imagined.” “We’ve heard reports from whistleblowers of...