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Cruz v. Paul on Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:00pm
Cruz v Paul on Iran

This weekend, Senators Cruz, Paul, and Rubio squared off about a number of issues at a Freedom Partners event; Iran being the most contentious part of the conversation.

“We’re allowing Iran to continue building centrifuges an enrich uranium. They’ve been negotiating for two years, this is the worst negotiation in the...

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Ted Cruz: Simplify tax code to abolish IRS as we know it

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 1:00pm
Ted Cruz's simple plan for tax reform  abolish the IRS

Why fix what you can abolish?

The scandal-laden IRS has found itself a new adversary in Senator Cruz.

Last week, Senator Cruz called for abolishing the IRS while joking that sending the agencies 110,000 employees to the Southern border was a better use of their time.

Fox News reports:

Sen. Ted Cruz...

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Likely GOP 2016 Field Diverse but Not Hyphenated

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 26, 2014 at 11:21am
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Ballotpedia lists the following Democrats (in alphabetical order) as potential 2016 presidential candidates:

Joe Biden
Hillary Clinton
Andrew Cuomo
Kirsten Gillibrand
Amy Klobuchar
Martin O’Malley
Bernie Sanders
Brian Schweitzer
Party Mark Warner
Elizabeth Warren
Jim Webb

My goodness.  Not much divers...

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Headline correction: “Ted Cruz makes his mark” (#CRomnibus)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10:30am
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The differing treatment of Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren pretty much sums up the state of implicit media bias.

Compare these two headlines from The Hill regarding Warren’s attempt to cajole the House into defeating the CRomnibus, with Ted Cruz’s similar effort in the Senate.

Warren made “her mark” and raised her...

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“Cruz’s action was an act of moral leadership”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 8:31pm
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I only followed in passing the incident where Ted Cruz was booed off the stage at a gathering to support Christians in the Middle East after saying that Israel was the best friend Christians have in the Middle East.

The Daily Caller reported:

Sen. Ted Cruz was booed offstage at a conference for...

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Senate Dems Bear Down on Attacking Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 8:30am
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Yesterday was another heated day on the floor of the Senate, as Republicans took to the podium to lambaste SJR 19, Democrats’ latest effort to control the content and flow of political speech in America.

As we discussed Monday, SJR 19 proposes a Constitutional amendment that would give Congress the right...

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Is it legal to revoke citizenship of American ISIS fighters?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:15am
Ted Cruz Obamacare Filibuster

Now that Ted Cruz has proposed that Americans who fight with ISIS be stripped of citizenship, there’s been a rash of articles questioning whether this would be legal, such as this one at Hot Air.

At American Thinker, Rick Moran has written:

Currently, natural born citizens of the US cannot have their citizenship...

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Ted Cruz: Americans Who Join ISIS Should Lose Their Citizenship

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8:30am
Ted Cruz Obamacare Filibuster

When you consider the disturbing number of Americans allegedly working with ISIS already, this sounds like a solid idea.

Senator Cruz is going to introduce legislation next week.

Mario Trujillo of The Hill reported:

Cruz: Strip citizenship from Americans in ISIS

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is slated to introduce legislation next week that would revoke...

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Ted Cruz wins Republican Leadership Conference Presidential Straw Poll

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 11:00am
Ted Cruz Obamacare Filibuster

Senator Ted Cruz has been on a roll lately and he seems to be picking up steam as he goes.

Conor Finnegan of CNN reported…

Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has won another straw poll, boosting his national profile and elevating his name among potential 2016 presidential contenders.

The firebrand freshman senator and tea party favorite...

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How far we’ve come…

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:45am
Branco Ted Cruz How Far We've Come crop

That’s what Ted Cruz tweeted about this Branco cartoon that ran at Legal Insurrection in October, Branco Cartoon – Delay and Conquer.

 
 
 

So tell me about Dr. Milton Wolf

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 2:58pm
Dr. Milton Wolf Ad Screen Shot Flag Barn

I’ve known him from the blogosphere, where he ran The Wolf Files.

Now he’s running for Senate in Kansas.

This radio ad, in which mention is made of him be...

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No apologies, no regrets

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 30, 2013 at 8:57am
Ted Cruz Obamacare Filibuster

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Thank You, Senator Cruz

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 29, 2013 at 7:00am
(Ted Cruz concluding filibuster by Senate Rule at Noon, September 25, 2013)

It will stand the test of time.

Those who were willing to stand against Obamacare despite all the name calling, and who are proven to have been correct.

Obama and Democrats now are scrambling to delay various portions of the Obamacare rollout, even though such delays when proposed by Republicans were called suicide...

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“Stand Your Ground” opponents mangle law and Trayvon facts at Senate Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 5:46pm
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This morning Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois held a US Senate hearing nominally on the subject of Stand Your Ground laws.

Here I’ll just share an overview of the testimony, along with my own general observations. (More detailed posts will likely follow.)

My first general observation is that the anti-SYG folks were,...

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Losing your health plan was baked into Obamacare regs

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 28, 2013 at 8:35pm
NBC Obama knew millions could not keep health plans

The repeated promises that you could keep your doctor and health plan never had a basis.

These were false promises of historic magnitude, and the ramifications are that the “Dem Party is F****d” and Democrats “will own this problem forever.”

One of the benefits of Ted Cruz’s defund effort is that most Republicans can say...

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Run, Elizabeth, Run

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 10:06am
Elizabeth Warren Factory Owners Speech Screen Shot

David Frum at The Daily Beast, and Alex Pareene at Salon.com, each write about Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz, and 2016.

Frum sees a Warren run ending in defeat at the hands of the Clinton machine, How Ted Cruz Can Win in 2016:

Democrats liked Hillary personally. But they could see that a Clinton...

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Ted Cruz at Values Voters Summit

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 11, 2013 at 3:43pm

Ted Cruz appeared today at the Values Voters Summit.

The big news was that he got heckled and gave it back.

Here’s the clip.  (The full video is here.)

 
 
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