Category: Ted Cruz

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Rand Paul wins ‘liberty voter’ straw poll, Ted Cruz claims otherwise

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) came out ahead of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) in a weekend straw poll of libertarian-leaning Republican activists, but the Texan claimed victory anyway — the latest gritted-teeth exchange between two candidates brawling for a similar base.

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Ted Cruz Sees Donald Trump’s Fan Base Coming His Way

Senator Ted Cruz, who has made a point of embracing his Republican rival Donald J. Trump, has broken ranks with him, predicting publicly that the billionaire businessman’s supporters will eventually come to him when his campaign collapses.

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Ted Cruz: How U.S. must push back Putin in Syria

(CNN) Over the last week, the world has once again looked on aghast as President Vladimir Putin has taken violent advantage of regional instability to re-establish Russia’s influence, this time in the Middle East. Despite promises to join the United States in a counterterrorism effort against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Putin is on a mission to protect Russian assets in the Mediterranean by propping up his client, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Yes, Ted Cruz is counting on nabbing Donald Trump’s supporters

This article first appeared in early July, when Donald Trump’s immigration comments first kicked up an outcry. In a subsequent interview, Cruz called this “classic Washington Post silliness.” During a radio interview on Thursday, though, Cruz admitted, “I don’t believe Donald is going to be the nominee, and I think, in time, the lion’s share of his supporters end up with us.” So there’s that.

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Ted Cruz says Donald Trump won’t be the GOP nominee

Washington (CNN) Ted Cruz said Thursday that he did not think Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee, his harshest criticism yet of a candidate he has assiduously avoided even brushing with judgment.

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Ted Cruz Embarrasses Sierra Club President In Global Warming Hearings

Sen. Ted Cruz embarrassed Sierra Club President Aaron Mair during Senate hearings Tuesday, as Mair was repeatedly unable to answer straightforward questions about global warming. Under cool, calm, respectful questioning from Cruz, Mair was repeatedly flustered and created long, embarrassing periods of silence while he sought help from aides to answer Cruz’s questions.

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Ted Cruz Is the Bizarro Romney

When Ted Cruz announced his campaign for president, I said he didn’t have a chance. The Texas senator isn’t just extreme—an ideological outlier with hard-right positions on virtually everything under the sun—but he’s unpopular with other Republican lawmakers. He stepped on the stage as a critic of national GOP leadership and has used his influence with grassroots conservatives to force confrontations like the 2013 government shutdown. Cruz has burned his bridges with powerful party figures like Majority Leader Mitch McConnell—on one occasion, Cruz called McConnell a “liar” on the Senate floor—and is toxic to many of his Senate Republican colleagues.