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Ted Cruz Government Shutdown

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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's Father Unapologetic About Outlandish Statements

AP | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

BY WILL WEISSERT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) — Bursts of applause had already interrupted Rafael Cruz repeatedly, but the loud...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 stor...

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...

Ted Cruz Points Finger At GOP Colleagues

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that Republicans lost the government shutdown budget battle because some memb...

Emily Swanson

Republicans Still Like Ted Cruz After Shutdown, Rest Of America Has Had Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Republicans: GOP Didn't Gain Anything By Forcing Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan Senate deal to reopen the government and stave off debt default finally cleared Congress Wednesday night, but not before tw...

Amanda Terkel

Ted Cruz Will Not Block Vote On Senate Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Wednesday that he will not block a deal in the Senate to end the shutdown and avert default. "Of course...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Lindsey Graham Urges Ted Cruz To Put Country Before Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...