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When Smart Lawyers Say Dumb Things

Dan Kowalski | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

You may or may not agree with their politics, but no one can challenge their chops as attorneys. Yet both of them are saying very dumb things about DHS executive actions on immigration, announced by the White House.

In Texas, Ted Cruz Sounds Like He's Running For President In 2016

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics

DALLAS (AP) — Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016. The tea party-backed Texa...

Ted Cruz Staffer Leaves Office To Lead 2016 Presidential Super PAC For The Senator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

A staffer for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is leaving his office to head up a group drafting the conservative favorite for a 2016 White House run. Cruz ...

Ted Cruz Cracks Pot Joke, Bashes Obama's Drug Policy

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) went after President Barack Obama's drug policy on Friday, but not before cracking a joke about marijuana legalization. As ...

Cruz Hurls 'Broken Promises' Jab At Obama

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

On the heels of President Barack Obama's Wednesday DSCC fundraiser in Dallas, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) gave two cents on what the trip meant for his st...

10 Things We'd Lose If Texas Actually Seceded

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

A year ago this week, more than 125,000 people signed a secession petition asking the Obama administration to “Peacefully grant the State of Texas t...

Texas Republicans Heart Ted Cruz

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) isn't too popular with most of America after the government shutdown that he helped bring about. But he still has the hearts...

Ted Cruz May Be In Hot Water After 'Inadvertent' Mistake

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

A review of campaign financial disclosure and company documents reveals that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) may have committed ethics violations during his 2...

Major Newspaper Expresses Regrets About Ted Cruz Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Nearly one year removed from its decision to endorse Ted Cruz, the Houston Chronicle reflected back on that choice in a Tuesday op-ed, admitting that ...

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...

Texas Gay Rights Ordinance Draws GOP Objections

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO — Gay rights victories in Texas haven't come at the Capitol but at city hall. While nondiscrimination bills in the Legislature langu...

Why Ted Cruz Is Becoming Rick Perry's Worst Nightmare

Houston Chronicle | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

Rick Perry can’t afford to lose any of his 2012 Iowa supporters if he is to have any chance to win the 2016 Republican presidential caucuses there. ...

Ted Cruz Drops Another Hint

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is heading to New Hampshire as part of a summer swing through early voting states on the presidential cale...

Ted Cruz Complains About Religion In Politics, But...

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R- Texas) spoke about his feelings on religion in politics in a recent interview with World News Group. "Far too many candidates wea...

Tea Party Favorite To Make GOP Push In Dem Territory

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will head to New York City next month to speak at a GOP dinner, Politico reported Tuesday. Cruz will be the featured guest ...

Ted Cruz's Votes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Ted Cruz: Pro-Stimulus Republican?

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

CPAC attendees might want to read a brief Ted Cruz wrote as a private attorney in 2009 before they anoint him as the second coming of Ronald Reagan. In the brief, Cruz extolled the virtues of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, more commonly known as the stimulus.

Cruz Defends Against Accusations Of McCarthyist Tactics

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) may have failed to derail the confirmation of recently sworn-in Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, but in an interview published W...

Tea Partier's Tactics Boil Washington, But...

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON -- Ted Cruz glanced at his black cowboy boots, beneath a silver Texas belt buckle, waiting for the admirers to stop clapping. His arrival had...

The New McCarthy?

The New Yorker | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Last week, Texas Senator Ted Cruz's prosecutorial style of questioning Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for Defense Secretary, came so close to ...

Elise Foley

Republican Senator-Elect Blames Romney Gaffe For Latinos Choosing Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen.-elect Ted Cruz, who will become the first Latino senator from Texas when he takes office next year, blames his party's w...

Senate Newcomer Offers Strange 'French-Kiss' Analogy

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

Sen.-elect Ted Cruz (R-Texas) served up a colorful analogy on Friday, explaining that Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama came as a result of...

Is Ted Cruz Latino Enough?

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.01.2012 | Latino Voices

Ted Cruz is still taking heat from critics who say he’s not Latino enough. The Cuban-American with a southern drawl faced criticism over his le...

Ted Cruz Poised To Win Texas Senate Election, Polls Show

Posted 10.24.2012 | Latino Voices

By: Griselda Nevarez, VOXXI With just two weeks before this year’s elections, the Cuban-American Republican Ted Cruz is on the verge of becoming ...

Tea Party: Thank You for Your Insanity

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Whether it's their Sharia law and birther conspiracies or their unwillingness to buck Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge, the Tea Partiers have hijacked their party and carried it all the way to the right.