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Ted Cruz Government Shutdown

Republican Policies Show The Party Doesn't Care About Children

Laura Merriman | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Laura Merriman

If the Republican party really care about children, it should stop trying to defund Planned Parenthood. The party should support anti-gun legislation so that children can go to school and movie theaters and be at home without being executed, instead of letting nine U.S. youths be gunned down per day.

Ted Cruz's Claim to Truth Is a Big Fat Lie

Cody Cain | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

We all know that some politicians tend to fib. Well, okay, maybe all politicians. We tolerate this, grudgingly, to a certain degree. But Ted Cruz has taken deception to such a grandiose level that it has flown off the charts.

Christian Women Looking for Action in 2016

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Women of faith are increasingly seeking to elect those who commit to the betterment of women's lives and recognition of our contributions, cherished freedoms and autonomy.

Ted Cruz's Presidential Campaign Had a Rough First Day Online

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

Yik Yak, domain names, fake Nigerian princes. Even for a presidential candidate with a Harvard Law School degree, the Internet can be a confusing, unp...

Ted Cruz, Longtime Foe Of NASA And Science, Will Oversee NASA And Science In New Congress

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

Following the ratification of Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) as chair of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committtee last week, Sen. Ted Cruz...

Happy Birthday, Ted Cruz!

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson & Ashley Alman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) turned 44 years old on Monday. The Huffington Post felt compelled to honor the outspoken junior senator on his birthday, ce...

Elise Foley

Ted Cruz, Steve King Push For Funding Showdown Over Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans who vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security without measures to end the president's executive actions on immigratio...

Elise Foley

Ted Cruz: End Deportation Relief By 'Any And All Means Necessary' | Elise Foley | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday fed speculation he might try to force a government shutdown in an effort to end deportation relief fo...

Ted Cruz Blames Democrats For Congressional Dysfunction

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is worried about dysfunction in Congress, but he's placing the blame for inaction squarely at the feet of Democrats in Washing...

Ted Cruz Still Thinks The GOP Can Repeal Obamacare While Obama Is In Office

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is still not willing to give up his crusade against the Affordable Care Act. During an interview with ABC's "This Week" ai...

Ted Cruz Ripped As A 'Train Wreck'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader slammed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as a "train wreck" during an interview on RT's "Politicking with Larry King....

Ted Cruz, John Boehner's Former Lawyer, Says He Doesn't 'Really Know John Boehner'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) discussed several topics Thursday, including House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership and Hillary Clinton’s possible 2016 c...

Despite Snub, Cruz Praises Rick Perry

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) praised Gov. Rick Perry (R) as "terrific" in a recent interview, despite Perry's past jabs at the senator. Cruz told the Da...

Elise Foley

Ted Cruz: No Mistakes Here | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) doesn't think he made any mistakes related to the government shutdown, but he can think of things others should regret, he sai...

Top 10 PR Blunders of 2013

Rich Robinson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media
Rich Robinson

Power going out at the Super Bowl; Maker's Mark announcing its plans to dilute its whiskey; the woman who hid under her desk to avoid a TV reporter; Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend and a Canadian mayor's crack-laced meltdown. All great, but not Sponge-worthy.

GOP Senator: Cruz Effort Was 'Not Achievable'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said the effort to defund Obamacare "was not achievable" in an interview with Texas Monthly, where he also opened up about ...

WATCH: Jay Leno Calls Out Ted Cruz On Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made his first foray into late-night television on Friday, facing some prodding questions from Tonight Show host Jay Leno on t...

Howard Fineman

Why Democrats Should Hope For More Ted Cruz | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No, Obamacare didn’t almost cost Terry McAuliffe his narrow gubernatorial victory in Virginia. But dodging that bullet shouldn’t be ...

Santorum: Cruz 'Did More Harm' Than Good With Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

Former senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) criticized Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for the partial government shutdown, adm...

Jason Cherkis

Newsweek Predicted The Rise Of Ted Cruz | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fourteen years ago, Ted Cruz wasn't a household name -- but the editors of Newsweek predicted he would be. In a July 1999 cover story on...

20:1 Best Returns in The House

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Adam Resnick

As I watched the political brinksmanship over the last several weeks with the government shutdown that brought the Treasury close to default, I couldn...

Emily Swanson

Republicans Still Like Ted Cruz After Shutdown, Rest Of America Has Had Enough | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

More Americans now have an unfavorable rather than favorable opinion of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But Cruz's r...

Ted Cruz Doesn't Rule Out Another Government Shutdown: 'I Would Do Anything'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the man who led the charge on the 16-day government shutdown by tying government funding provisions to defunding the Affordab...

Laura Bassett

'Real' Americans Think Ted Cruz 'A Hero,' Says GOP Warhorse | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

The Republican Party's approval ratings hit a record low this week, and Sen. Ted Cruz's hometown newspaper slapped down the Texas Republican. But form...

Howard Fineman

McConnell Shows Tea Party Ted How It's Done | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More concerned with attacks from the left than the right and eager, as always, to dominate the inside game, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnel...