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Texas Senator Ted Cruz is a conservative Tea-Partier in the running for the 2016 Republican nomination. He is currently polling near the top of 2016 Presidential candidates.

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last 24 hours | huffingtonpost
Ted Cruz Is Vowing To Block A Bunch Of Obama's Nominees ... Again - Huffington Post

"...Despite his strategy of going after nominees, Cruz's efforts to sideline Obama's agenda haven't really panned out. Lynch was confirmed in April and Obama has stood by his immigration action, although it's tied up in courts right now.A Cruz spokesman did not respond to a request for comment on how blocking State Department nominees could lead the U.N. to delay its vote on the Iran deal, which is the result of two years of international negotiations. A White House aide did not respond to a request for comment. However, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Thursday that he doesn't understand why some lawmakers are upset about the U.N. moving forward before Congress does."We have committed to engaging with Congress in their 60-day review period," Schultz said in a press gaggle. "That is why, even before the President spoke with all of you Tuesday morning, he spoke with the four leaders of Congress both in the House and the Senate and to both parties. That is why the Vice President went up to Capitol Hill yesterday to brief members of Congress...." see full article

1280 days ago | motherjones
Ted Cruz Is Really Excited About Pluto. So Why Does He Want to Cripple NASA? - Mother Jones

"...Cruz has good reason to be watching the fly-by closely: He's in charge of the Senate's subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, which oversees NASA. His chairmanship has centered on a campaign to correct what he sees as an imbalance in NASA's activity: too much focus on Earth science, and not enough traveling to other planets. The Pluto mission is a perfect example of what he wants to see more of.But NASA is also one of the main purveyors of the satellite observations of Earth that are a basic necessity for many fields of Earth science. That's the part Cruz doesn't like: He wants to slash the agency's budget for Earth sciences in particular, for climate change, a subject on which Cruz's theories are, in the words of one scientist, "a load of claptrap."..." see full article

1283 days ago | salon
The big Ted Cruz/Bobby Jindal lie: There's no war on Christianity - Salon

"...Ted Cruz, who appears designed for hyperbole, told an Iowa crowd that the last 24 hours at the United States Supreme Court were among the darkest hours of our nation. That's right, folks. Allowing gay people to marry is among the darkest moments in our nation's history, a history that includes genocide, slavery, segregation, the Great Depression, internment camps, 9/11, and atomic bombs. That's how grave this situation is. Cruz, culture warrior that he is, knows a war on Christian values when he sees it and he wants his devotees to know he's on the front lines.Of course Mike Huckabee was not to be outdone. He let the fine people of Iowa and New Hampshire know that this is a moral crusade. Invoking Martin Luther King Jr., Huckabee said: An unjust law is no law at all I don't think a lot of pastors and Christian schools are going to have a choice. And why won't they have a choice? Well, because the very essence of Christianity is being challenged here Christians have no choice but to revolt, Huckabee argues...." see full article

1284 days ago | salon
8 worst right-wing moments of the week — Ted Cruz is as xenophobic as the ... - Salon

"...While some of the other GOP hopefuls sought to distance themselves from Donald Trump's remarks calling Mexican immigrants rapists and other kinds of criminals, not our boy Ted Cruz. He knows where his anti-immigrant bread is buttered. I am proud to stand with Donald Trump, Cruz said.After all, Trumps poll numbers have soared since he said that. What the base seems to like even more than immigrant-bashing is that the billionaire adamantly refuses to apologize, and really just does not understand what all the fuss is about...." see full article

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1284 days ago | ringoffireradio
Ted Cruz Lies About Hispanic Unemployment in America Rising – It's Just the ... - Ring of Fire
"...Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is an insane man and monumental liar. Cruz said that unemployment among teen and adult Hispanics has increased during the Obama administration. The opposite is actually true.The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that in June of this year there were 1.7 million unemployed Hispanics in America, a significant difference from January 2009 when 2.2 million Hispanics were unemployed. When broken down into percentages, the Hispanic unemployment rate was 10.1 when Obama first took office. By June, it was down to 6.6 percent.In fact, Hispanics have enjoyed the highest employment rate improvement out of any other racial demographic, 3.5 percent. The national average rate of improvement has been 2.5 percent. In the same period time, Hispanic teen unemployment improved from 23.8 percent to 20.8 percent, again better than the national average...." see full article

1284 days ago | huffingtonpost
Ted Cruz Cherry-Picks Terrorism Comments - Huffington Post

"...Sen. Ted Cruz has criticized President Obama and the White House for not mentioning how religious discrimination fueled terrorist attacks in Paris and Libya this year. But to make his point, Cruz focuses on certain remarks and ignores others.Discussing the killing of four people at a Jewish supermarket in Paris, Cruz claimed Obama described that attack as a, quote, random act of violence.' Obama never said those words. He denounced vicious zealots who randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli, and the White House said Obama meant the victims were random, not the attack. Obama previously had described it as an act of anti-Semitism.Cruz also claimed that when ISIS beheaded 22 Coptic Christians, the White House put out a statement saying they were killed because of their Egyptian citizenship. The White House statement referred to those killed as Egyptian citizens, not Egyptian Christians. But it didn't say they were killed because of their nationality...." see full article

1315 days ago | thefiscaltimes
Ted Cruz Throws Himself a Pity Party - The Fiscal Times
"...Running for President is, apparently, a miserable experience. And if Ted Cruz has to suffer, he thinks his supporters should, too.In a strange fundraising solicitation sent out by email Wednesday night, the Republican senator from Texas enumerated all the terrible things that go along with seeking the highest office in the land, as part of a pitch to get courageous conservatives to make tough sacrifices basically, sending him money. You see, running for President of the United States is a significant sacrifice, Cruz writes. Only through prayer and many late night discussions with my wife, family, and closest friends did I make THE decision. ..." see full article

1316 days ago | washingtonpost
Why Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have limited appeal - Washington Post (blog)

"...So coming back to Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, it's evident that these two candidates despite whatever efforts at outreach are restricting, not expanding their appeal. The GOP cannot win by relying so heavily on white males, and yet that's precisely whom these two appeal to. It is not hard to find out why.Ayres argues that to expand beyond its traditional base, the GOP needs to, among, other things, eschew ideological rigidity (p. 203). Pols certainly don't need to compromise for compromise's sake or act as if they have no principles, but the emphasis needs to be on achieving a result, which usually means working with others. They also need to make sure they don't come across as judgmental prophets, condemning sinners. . . . Put another way, voters don't care what you know [on policy] unless they know you care (p. 204). They cannot come across as anti-government, and they have to offer a positive, optimistic agenda going forward (pp. 204-205)...." see full article

1322 days ago | thinkprogress
'It's Shameful': Scientists Slam Ted Cruz For Dodging Climate Question After ... - ThinkProgress
"...In a way, the let's not politicize this response is similar to the familiar I'm not a scientist dodge a way to avoid talking about the science that says human-made carbon emissions are warming the earth and screwing with natural weather patterns. Cruz, for his part, says he does not accept that science.In the meantime, climate scientists across the country have been speaking out about the climate implications of the Texas floods. And on Friday, ThinkProgress asked several of those scientists to weigh in on Cruz's comments.The overwhelming response: Talking about climate change after a weather tragedy is not political. In fact, it's necessary...." see full article

1327 days ago | nj
Ted Cruz, breaking new ground on hypocrisy | Editorial -
"...It is well established that between ears of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) there is a Rube Goldberg machine gone haywire, judging by his impulse to summon a fabrication or absurdity for almost any occasion. To wit: He compares climate activists to flat-Earthers, blames President Obama for the 2008 economic crash, claims ISIS is "literally nailing Christians to trees" (not true), asserts that cities with the toughest gun control laws have the most crime, estimates there are "111,000 agents" at the IRS (missed by a factor of 10), and believes that George Soros is plotting to shut down golf courses throughout the U.S...." see full article

1327 days ago | salon
Ted Cruz's rainy day socialism: How a right-wing fanatic learned to stop ... - Salon

"...Usually, it takes a few years or more for politicians to evolve on a particular issue, but based on Cruz's remarks, he evolved on socialism in just over a month. In April he considered socialism to be profoundly dangerous. Prior to that, he went so far as to filibuster the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) because he believes it's socialized medicine. As president, he's promised to abolish every word of Obamacare. His parents, Cruz has repeated, fled Cuba because of socialism, even though Cruz was born in a socialized Canadian hospital. When offered free medical care, his folks weren't all that opposed to redistributed wealth.On top of everything else, Cruz famously voted against relief for the Northeast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Back in 2013, while New Jersey residents and New Yorkers were still bailing water out of destroyed homes and flooded subway platforms, Cruz released a statement that included the following remarks:..." see full article

1328 days ago | salon
Why Bill Nye really pissed off the Ted Cruz right: It's no longer possible to ... - Salon

"...Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, as a prime example, couldn't have been pleased that the floods gave reporters an opportunity to put him on the spot about his climate-change denial. The question came up during each of the press conferences Cruz held on the government's response to the disaster; both times, CNN reports, he managed to dodge it. In a time of tragedy, I think it's wrong to try to politicize a natural disaster, the senator told reporters Wednesday. I think the focus now is on caring for those who have lost their lives and lost their homes. Cruz appeared to realize that it was also the wrong time to accuse global warming alarmists of being flat-Earthers, as he's done in the past. But it's obvious that Cruz doesn't think there's a right time to be talking about climate change, and his insistence that bringing it up now politicizes an otherwise natural disaster shows just how firmly entrenched he remains in denial...." see full article

1328 days ago | christianpost
Gay Rights Question Causes Ted Cruz to Fire Back at the Media - Christian Post
"...There was more to Cruz's response, however. The senator also took a swipe at the left, while including the media in his statements. His question to Steele about his attitude on Christians actually came after Cruz made quite the statement when he questioned if there is " something about the left and I am going to put the media in this category that is obsessed with sex? Why is it that the only question you want to ask concerns homosexuals?"With regards to gay rights in general, the senator made a point about real gay rights, on a global scale. "You don't want to talk about foreign policy ISIS is executing homosexuals you want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of ISIS, the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals that ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic."..." see full article

1333 days ago | takingnote.blogs.nytimes
Taking Note | Insane Things Ted Cruz Says: The Left 'Obsessed With Sex' - New York Times (blog)
"...Perhaps Mr. Cruz doesn't get this, but fighting for gay rights and marriage equality has nothing to do with sex. Would Mr. Cruz say the same thing about the constant discussion among Republicans about the sanctity of heterosexual marriage and relationships between men and women?..." see full article

1338 days ago | hrc
Senator Ted Cruz's Strange Obsession - Human Rights Campaign (blog)
"...Sen. Ted Cruz a consistent opponent of marriage equality at every turn is now apparently lashing out at having to answer questions about why he has chosen to make anti-LGBT positions his political calling card. The Texas Tribune reported that when asked about marriage equality, Cruz accused progressives and the media of being obsessed with sex. Ted Cruz can pretend otherwise now, but he's been obsessed with denying basic rights to LGBT people for his entire public life, said JoDee Winterhof, Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs for the Human Rights Campaign. If Ted Cruz doesn't like answering questions about his record opposing marriage equality, that's a pretty good sign even Ted Cruz knows he's on the wrong side of history, ..." see full article

1338 days ago | usnews
Ted Cruz Is Still on Obamacare Like Everyone Else - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

"...So what, exactly, did Cruz opt out of doing? Very little; all he did, if his spokesman is correct (the Cruz family has provided no more details), is get insurance without trolling through the options available on one of the health care exchanges. This probably saved him an Internet headache (especially since the exchanges had technical problems when they started), but it also may have kept him from getting the best deal he could, since the exchanges (and the District of Columbia's, in particular) show consumers a range of easily-comparable options, including cost, deductibles and coverage. ..." see full article

1340 days ago | pjmedia
Ted Cruz, the Only Republican Arrogant Enough to Be President - PJ Media
"...Ted Cruz is intellectually arrogant, like Ronald Reagan. The difference is that Reagan masked his arrogance with self-deprecating humor. Sen. Cruz does a Reagan impression that would do a nightclub comedian proud, but he doesn't have Reagan's easy and spontaneous humor...." see full article

1341 days ago | washingtonpost
Ted Cruz seems to have trouble showing up for work - Washington Post (blog)

"...Cruz you see vividly that it is far too often about him, hiscareer, his ambition. He apparently has nothing to learn from senior colleagues, and no further experience is required. It's as if he feels he's learned all that needs to be learned, and he's off to his next job...." see full article

1350 days ago | salon
Obamacare is helping Texas, no thanks to Rick Perry and Ted Cruz - Salon

"...So it very well may be that all the good work done by Obamacare against the wishes of Texas Republicans will soon be undone and the state will go back to having a sky-high uninsured rate..." see full article

1357 days ago | washingtonpost
Ted Cruz's hypocritical efforts to become more mainstream - Washington Post (blog)

"...First, for someone who constantly espoused the hardest of hard lines, it is delightful to watch Cruz migrate away from unsustainable positions for the sake of political expediency. Hypocrisy is the compliment vice pays to virtue, eh?..." see full article

1358 days ago | politicususa
Sen. Ted Cruz Humiliates Himself By Getting Key Senate Rules Wrong - PoliticusUSA
"...Ted Cruz is a United States Senator. The rules of the confirmation process are something that he really should know. It is shameful that Cruz doesn't seem to know the rules of his own job. After he blew off the confirmation vote, Sen. Cruz's attendance record has come under scrutiny. Not only is Cruz taking a salary from the taxpayers while not bothering to show up for work, the Texas Republican appears to not know what he is being paid to do...." see full article

1358 days ago | dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasn
Jeb Bush is a leader, not to be confused with Ted Cruz's soapbox complaining - Dallas Morning News (blog)
"...Although Cruz says he's pro-immigration reform, he won't discuss any specific reform measures until he's convinced the border is sealed up so tightly that no one else can cross illegally. When asked what to do about the 11 million here, he doesn't have answers other than to say ridiculous stuff like I'm a proponent of immigration reform, and There's no stronger supporter of legal immigration than Ted Cruz.Sounds great, but that's not a solution. Not even close...." see full article

1358 days ago | washingtontimes
Rafael Cruz, father of Ted Cruz, stars as 2016 campaign supersurrogate - Washington Times
"...Sen. Ted Cruz has one advantage in the 2016 Republican presidential field that no one else can match: He essentially can be two places at one time thanks to the stardom of his father as a supersurrogate on the campaign trial...." see full article

1360 days ago | advocate
Op-ed: Hosting Ted Cruz Is Not Just Offensive to LGBT People -
"...As if Cruz's opposition to same-sex marriage (alone) is what makes him so contentious. The GOP's drift rightward has been decades in the making, but Cruz is a rare breed indeed. In his brief time as a senator, Cruz has distinguished himself by taking extreme policy positions that would needlessly harm millions of Americans, most of whom will never see the kind of wealth Weiderpass and Reisner have amassed. Worse, Cruz has advocated reckless and destructive tactics to achieve these ends...." see full article

1360 days ago | salon
Ted Cruz has no path to win: His play for evangelical vote won't fly as GOP's ... - Salon

"...It's interesting, this search for a wedge issue among Republicans vis- -vis immigration, but it's doomed. White evangelical voters don't vote for things; they vote against them. And they vote against things by voting for the man who's against them. Cruz does indeed oppose immigration reform he pulls at the nativist's heart strings but that's not going to deter the gays, guns and God bloc. What deters such voters is a Republican Party insufficiently committed to annihilating gay marriage...." see full article

1360 days ago | hotair
CNN: Ted Cruz thinks Democrats who support gay marriage are "fascist" An ... - Hot Air
"...The irony of Cruz talking fascism here is that he said this 24 hours or so before gay businessman Ian Reisner was intimidated into apologizing for hosting a reception for Cruz by threats of financial ruin from gay activists. How's that apology working so far? Not well..." see full article

1361 days ago | salon
Ted Cruz's repugnant anti-gay screed: Marriage equality is "liberal fascism ... - Salon

"...He urged Christians to take heed of this threat and wake up, reminding them that the nation was founded by men and women fleeing religious persecution. The vehemence of his statements was surprising, given that Cruz allegedly told reporters last week that he would maintain cordial relations with his daughter if she came out as a lesbian...." see full article

1361 days ago | thedailybeast
Why Are Two Wealthy Gay Men Hosting a Benefit for Ted Cruz? Israel. - Daily Beast

"...It's not a coincidence that Cruz is anti-gay and also anti-social-safety net, anti-reproductive justice, and anti-affirmative action. What extremely fortunate white gay men like Reisner and Weiderpass don't understand is that it's all one big package: the classism, the religious conservatism, the social conservatism these all go together...." see full article

1362 days ago | washingtonpost
Ted Cruz is getting heat for missing the Loretta Lynch vote. It matters more ... - Washington Post (blog)

"...The real problem is that Cruz missed so many other votes. According to data from, Cruz has missed 70 percent of Senate votes so far this month. That's the most misses of any senator, and it follows six months during which he missed at least one out of every eight votes...." see full article

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