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Ted Cruz Filibuster

Someone Actually Spent $1,000 To Buy An Autographed Ted Cruz 'Green Eggs And Ham' Book

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Nearly five months after his epic reading of Green Eggs And Ham on the Senate floor, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is reaping some rewards. The San Anto...

John McCain Takes Another Shot At Ted Cruz

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

It's no secret that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) isn't the biggest fan of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), whom he's called a "wacko bird" and "crazy." And in t...

Ted Cruz To Force Senate Republicans To Vote Yes On Debt Ceiling Hike

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will seek out a 60-vote threshold on the Senate debt ceiling vote, his office confirmed to The Huffington Post on Tuesday. ...

Giving Ted Cruz a Taste of His Own Medicine (A Boy Can Dream, Can't He?)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Now, Mr. Cruz," I'd begin, as polite as can be - polite always being the best way to start these things: "Now, Mr. Cruz," I'd say, my tone complete...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Lindsey Graham Urges Ted Cruz To Put Country Before Tea Party | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) had a message Tuesday for his Senate colleague Ted Cruz as the nation moves dangerously close to default: I...

Cruz Pledges Salary To Charity If Government Shuts Down

AP | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

DALLAS — Sen. Ted Cruz is pledging to donate his salary to charity during any federal government shutdown. Cruz announced his pledge in a state...

'What A Sham! I Do Not Like Ted Cruz Reading 'Green Eggs And Ham'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

At about five hours into Sen. Ted Cruz's 21-hour talk-a-thon to stall a bill that would defund Obamacare last week, the Texas Republican began reading...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This was a big week for eggs in the news, both here and abroad. In Iran, hard-boiled hardliners threw eggs and shoes at President Hassan Rouhani's car in the wake of his historic 15-minute phone call with President Obama, which ended with Rouhani telling Obama to "have a nice day!" In the Senate, Ted Cruz took to the floor for his marathon fake filibuster (fauxibuster? fauxibluster? disingenuous waste of time?), scrambling logic and reading Green Eggs and Ham. What Cruz didn't do in his runny 21-hour rant was provide details of an alternative to Obamacare that would cover the 48 million Americans who will finally get health insurance in January. Meanwhile, House Republicans, falling back on the cliché that you can't make a Tea Party Omelet without breaking a few eggheads, seem intent on forcing a government shutdown. Here's hoping less destructive thinking prevails, and that this overcooked political showdown ends sunny-side up.

Single Moms React To Ted Cruz: 'Out Of Touch,' 'Offensive,' 'Insulting'

Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

Judging from Ted Cruz's 21-hour speech on the Senate floor this week, it appears that every single mother he has ever met works as a diner waitress. ...

Student Cited By Cruz As Proof Of Obama's Failure Is Actually Grateful For Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

During his 21-hour talkfest on the Senate floor earlier this week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) went through a litany of examples that he said highlighted ...

'We Are Dividing The Republican Party Rather Than Attacking Democrats'

AP | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Staring at the specter of a partial government shutdown, Sen. John McCain says he's never seen anything like the harsh partisanship...

Ryan Grim

Every Struggling Single Mom Ted Cruz Has Ever Met Works At A Diner | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

Struggling single moms might work in banks or nursing homes, run small businesses, sell clothing or insurance, repair cars, drive trucks, move boxes i...

'You're F*cking With Us, Right?'

Posted 09.26.2013 | Comedy

On Wednesday, Jon Stewart congratulated Ted Cruz on his admirable 21-hour stance in opposition to Obamacare. Unfortunately, he couldn't help but notic...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Rand Paul: Ted Cruz's Obamacare Gambit Will Fail | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was bemoaning the "defeatist attitude" of his fellow Republican senators, his close ally Sen. Rand Paul (R...

How Ted Cruz's Mention Makes People 'Go Crazy'

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Ted Cruz's talkathon on the U.S. Senate floor had no hope of legislative success and boiled down to largely political performance art...

Sam Stein

Cruz Criticizes Colleagues' 'Defeatist Attitude' | Sam Stein | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shortly after leaving the Senate floor following a 21-hour gab-fest in opposition to the president's health care law, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-T...

McCain Rips Cruz

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) ripped Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after he gave an anti-Obamacare speech that lasted over 21 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday. ...

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Goes Silent, Government Shutdown Looms | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ended his symbolic filibuster Wednesday as Senate rules forced him to stop talking. Senators then voted to push ...

Ted and Mike's Excellent Adventure

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

A good deal of attention was given yesterday to Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) fake-filibuster. Lost in all the zany hoopla, however, was a point I found utterly remarkable, yet wasn't addressed by any reporters that I heard.

Cruz Does His Best Darth Vader Impression

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has been giving a long Anti-Obamacare speech since Tuesday, has brought a slew of unusual references to the Senate floor....

I Will Go Without Health Care Until I Am No Longer Able to Stand

James Napoli | Posted 11.25.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

I have gone this long without health care, and I don't want any crazy, newfangled plan, affordable or otherwise, to interfere with my determination to remain in the deprived circumstances to which I have grown accustomed.

Senate Moving Towards Test Vote On Obamacare

Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled Senate is on a path toward defeating tea party attempts to dismantl...


Shan Wells | Posted 11.25.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells


Rubio Ditches Cruz Speech For Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) left Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) hours-long Senate speech against Obamacare Tuesday to attend a fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Ted Cruz Reads 'Green Eggs And Ham' On The Senate Floor | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former New York Republican Sen. Al D'Amato once sang "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" on the Senate floor. Current Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz may...