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Obama Blasts Ted Cruz Over Obamacare — But Not By Name

President Barack Obama blasted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) over his opposition to the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday — and did so without mentioning Cruz’s name. Obama spoke Wednesday night at a Dallas fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, his second stop of three in Cruz’s home state. He […]
Obama Blasts Ted Cruz Over Obamacare  —  But Not By Name
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Ted Cruz’s Big Speech In Iowa Reveals The Limits Of The Tea Party

On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) headlined Iowa’s annual GOP fundraising dinner, speaking for 45 minutes without a teleprompter or notes. It was Cruz’s third trip to Iowa, likely in preparation for a 2016 presidential run. Much of his speech was centered on Obamacare and the government shutdown, which he […]
Ted Cruz’s Big Speech In Iowa Reveals The Limits Of The Tea Party
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Ted Cruz Goes To Iowa, And Fuels Talk Of A 2016 Presidential Run

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz went pheasant-hunting in western Iowa on Saturday, fueling the speculation that hat he could be considering running for president in 2016. The tea party Texan went hunting with Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King before the two headed to the Le Mars […]
Ted Cruz Goes To Iowa, And Fuels Talk Of A 2016 Presidential Run
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MITCH MCCONNELL: Here’s Why ‘There Will Not Be Another Government Shutdown’

Since the first federal government shutdown in 17 years ended Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has taken steps to douse the flames when asked if Republicans could pursue this strategy again in January. On CBS’s “Face The Nation” Sunday, McConnell said plainly that there wouldn’t be another shutdown […]
MITCH MCCONNELL: Here’s Why ‘There Will Not Be Another Government Shutdown’
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Yes, Ted Cruz Just Joined The Surrender Caucus

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke with reporters today and said he will not delay the emerging bipartisan Senate dealto reopen the government and raise the debt limit. He’s surrendering. As someone who doesn’t want an economic crisis, I’m pleased. But I find this action hard to square with Cruz’s own […]
Yes, Ted Cruz Just Joined The Surrender Caucus
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Ted Cruz Is Living On Another Planet

This morning, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) spoke to the Values Voters Summit, and his speech was really weird. It’s like he’s living on another planet. On Planet Cruz, there is a massive outpouring of public support for a government shutdown over Obamacare and it’s scaring the hell out of […]
Ted Cruz Is Living On Another Planet
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OBAMA: Here’s The Big Difference Between Me And Ted Cruz

President Barack Obama took aim at freshman Republican senators in an interview with The Associated Press published Saturday. And though he didn’t name him, it’s clear he was contrasting himself with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has led the push on the right to defund Obamacare through the government-shutdown fight. […]
OBAMA: Here’s The Big Difference Between Me And Ted Cruz
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If Only Ted Cruz Were The Fearless Truth-Teller That He Claims To Be

SENATOR Ted Cruz of Texas says he came to Washington to “shake up the status quo”. Elected with Tea Party backing in 2012 after defying his state’s Republican establishment, he vowed to confront both parties over their addiction to “unsustainable” public spending. To fans he is a prayer answered: a […]
If Only Ted Cruz Were The Fearless Truth-Teller That He Claims To Be
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New House Republican Obamacare Gambit Is Even Dumber Than The Last

The House of Representatives is preparing to sendanother continuing resolution to the Senate with provisions that make it dead on arrival. Having been denied their proposal to defund Obamacare completely, their new plan would delay the law for one year and repeal the medical device tax it contains. But National […]
New House Republican Obamacare Gambit Is Even Dumber Than The Last
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It’s Now Clear That Ted Cruz Is Winning Within The Republican Party

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is calling the shots in the Republican Party. That’s what one Senate Democratic aide said is clear from House Republicans’ latest strategy on the House’s continuing resolution — one that is likely to force a government shutdown on Tuesday. “Draft Cruz” for Speaker, the Senate aide […]
It’s Now Clear That Ted Cruz Is Winning Within The Republican Party
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Ted Cruz Blasts Republicans For Being ‘Scared’ Of An Obamacare Fight

In his first sit-down interview since a marathon, 21-hour Senate floor speech, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted Republicans for being “scared” of defunding the Affordable Care Act through the continuing resolution because of the potential backlash of a government shutdown. Cruz and Fox News’ Sean Hannity were discussing an intense […]
Ted Cruz Blasts Republicans For Being ‘Scared’ Of An Obamacare Fight
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Joe Scarborough Explodes At Ted Cruz’s Gun Control Opposition: ‘Did They Teach Ted Cruz To Read’ At Harvard Law?

[credit provider=”MSNBC”] MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough lit into Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday, one day after Cruz’s much-publicized spat with Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the constitutionality of an assault weapons ban that passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee. Scarborough called Cruz’s objections to the assault weapons ban “complete, utter ignorance about […]
Joe Scarborough Explodes At Ted Cruz’s Gun Control Opposition: ‘Did They Teach Ted Cruz To Read’ At Harvard Law?
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11 Hot Republicans To Watch At This Year’s Biggest Conservative Summit

[credit provider=”AP”] The 2013 Conservative Political Action Committee kicks off this week amid a post-election identity crisis for Republicans, as party leaders and activists look back on what went wrong in 2012, and try to reshape the GOP for 2016.  This year marks the 40th anniversary for the conference, and […]
11 Hot Republicans To Watch At This Year’s Biggest Conservative Summit
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DRUDGE: Here Come The Drone Wars…

Matt Drudge, the conservative creator and editor of The Drudge Report, tweeted Wednesday night that Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination as CIA Director constituted an “energy shift” for the entire Republican Party. 
DRUDGE: Here Come The Drone Wars…
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Joe Scarborough Calls John McCain And Ted Cruz ‘Embarrassing’ For ‘Badgering’ Chuck Hagel

[credit provider=”MSNBC”] “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough on Friday slammed Republican Sens. John McCain and Ted Cruz, two of the Senators who had contentious exchanges with Secretary of defence nominee Chuck Hagel during his confirmation hearing Thursday.Scarborough called McCain and Cruz’s handling of their time questioning Hagel “embarrassing” and suggested […]
Joe Scarborough Calls John McCain And Ted Cruz ‘Embarrassing’ For ‘Badgering’ Chuck Hagel
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The 14 Politicians You Need To Watch In 2013

[credit provider=”AP”] Last year’s rollercoaster year in politics has paved the way for an even bigger 2013 for several politicians who burst onto the national stage over the past 12 months.These lawmakers and executives are now poised to shape the country’s landscape for the next year, setting the scene for two big […]
The 14 Politicians You Need To Watch In 2013
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Sorry, Democrats — You’re Not Going To Turn Texas Blue Anytime Soon

[credit provider=”Flickr / Moyan_Brenn_BE_BACK_on_3th_SEPT” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/aigle_dore/5951731165/in/photostream/”] When newly elected Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz openly worried about his state shifting purple — or even blue — in the near future, he was giving voice to Democrats’ bullish hopes of expanding the map in 2016.But that won’t happen unless Democrats are willing […]
Sorry, Democrats — You’re Not Going To Turn Texas Blue Anytime Soon
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Newly-Elected Texas Senator Is Absolutely Terrified About His State Going Blue

[credit provider=”AP”] In Ryan Lizza’s story in this week’s The New Yorker, Texas’ newly-elected Republican Senator Ted Cruz worries about the changing electoral landscape — and how it could get even less favourable for the GOP in coming years. Cruz provides what must be a truly terrifying thought for the Republican Party:
Newly-Elected Texas Senator Is Absolutely Terrified About His State Going Blue
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Tea Party Darling Ted Cruz Will Finally Take On A Democrat Tonight

[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Gage Skidmore and AP/Pat Sullivan”] Tuesday night’s televised U.S. Senate debate between Democrat Paul Sadler and Republican Ted Cruz will be more than just an hour long political sparring match.For Sadler, the event in Dallas provides a rare chance to engage Cruz on the issues and draw a response.
Tea Party Darling Ted Cruz Will Finally Take On A Democrat Tonight
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This Man Could Be The Next Karl Rove

[credit provider=”Facebook/J2 Strategies” url=”https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150929690703050&set=a.191683963049.130084.138245413049&type=3&theatre”] For Texas Republicans with statewide ambitions, selecting a consultant used to be a no-brainer. You hired Karl Rove if you could afford him.Rove helped make George W. Bush, Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn household names in Texas, just as it was transitioning from […]
This Man Could Be The Next Karl Rove
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Facebook Billionaire Peter Thiel Is Bankrolling The Tea Party Insurgency In Texas

[credit provider=”Techcruch via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/techcrunch50-2008/2840822829/”] Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Ted Cruz points with pride to the army of small conservative donors supporting him. But his largest longtime contributor is a gay billionaire who supports same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization, campaign finance filings show.Peter Thiel, a German-born hedge fund manager […]
Facebook Billionaire Peter Thiel Is Bankrolling The Tea Party Insurgency In Texas
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