February 21st, 2014
12:04 PM ET
2 months ago

Nugent apologizes for using term 'subhuman mongrel'

Updated 1:03 p.m.

(CNN) - Conservative activist and rocker Ted Nugent apologized Friday for using the term "subhuman mongrel" to describe President Barack Obama.

"I do apologize–not necessarily to the President–but on behalf of much better men than myself," he said in an interview with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson, who's also a CNN political commentator.
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Filed under: Greg Abbott • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • Ted Cruz
Rand Paul: Nugent should apologize for 'offensive' words
February 21st, 2014
09:22 AM ET
2 months ago

Rand Paul: Nugent should apologize for 'offensive' words

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul says Ted Nugent owes President Barack Obama an apology.

Paul tweeted Thursday night that

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Filed under: 2016 • President Obama • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • Ted Cruz
February 20th, 2014
08:16 PM ET
2 months ago

Perry: Nugent's comments ‘shouldn't surprise anybody'

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is playing down a controversial campaign appearance for the Lone Star State’s leading Republican gubernatorial candidate by rocker Ted Nugent, who has stirred outrage with controversial comments about President Barack Obama.

"The idea that Ted Nugent has said something that's outrageous shouldn't surprise anybody. He's been saying outrageous things for a lot of years,” Perry told Wolf Blitzer on Thursday on CNN’s "The Situation Room.”

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Filed under: Rick Perry • Ted Cruz • Texas
February 20th, 2014
06:10 PM ET
2 months ago

Cruz to CNN: Global warming not supported by data

Beaumont, TX (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, questions whether global warming is real, arguing that the "data are not supporting what the advocates are arguing."

"The last 15 years, there has been no recorded warming. Contrary to all the theories that – that they are expounding, there should have been warming over the last 15 years. It hasn't happened," said Cruz.

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Filed under: climate change • Ted Cruz
February 20th, 2014
02:58 PM ET
2 months ago

Cruz jokes Washington would need a whole lot of 'Alka Seltzer' if he became president

Beaumont, Texas (CNN) - Can Ted Cruz imagine being in the Oval Office in 2017?

He didn't say no, but he did pause to acknowledge how much heartburn that would cause the people he likes to call the Washington establishment.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz • Texas
February 20th, 2014
08:49 AM ET
2 months ago

Cruz disagrees with Nugent, but doesn't rule out campaigning with him

Beaumont, Texas (CNN)  GOP Senator Ted Cruz told CNN he doesn't agree with 65 year old rocker Ted Nugent's explosive comments – calling President Obama a "subhuman mongrel" -  but the Texas Republican would not rule out campaigning with Nugent in the future.

"Those sentiments there, of course, I don't agree with them. You've never heard me say such a thing and nor would I," Cruz told CNN in an exclusive interview.

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Filed under: 2014 • President Obama • Ted Cruz • Texas
February 20th, 2014
01:34 AM ET
2 months ago

Ted Cruz assails fellow Republican senators for 'trickery'

Beaumont, Texas (CNN) -  Sen. Ted Cruz  accused his own Republican leadership of  “trickery” in trying to force a “show vote” on raising the debt ceiling last week, warning Republicans will get “clobbered in the polls” for not standing up for principle.

"What Republican leadership said is we want this to pass, but if every senator affirmatively consents to doing it on 51 votes, then we can all cast a vote no and we can go home to our constituents and say we opposed it. And listen, that sort of show vote, that sort of trickery to the - to the constituents is why Congress has a 13 percent approval rating.

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Filed under: Congress • Ted Cruz
Sunday chatter:  D.C. drama is a 'House of Cards'
February 16th, 2014
06:36 PM ET
2 months ago

Sunday chatter: D.C. drama is a 'House of Cards'

(CNN) - What do Hillary Clinton, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz have in common? It’s the characteristics they share with “House of Cards” characters.

They were also the main topics on the Sunday talk shows.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell • Ted Cruz
February 16th, 2014
12:08 PM ET
2 months ago

Panel: Cruz creating headaches for McConnell, GOP

(CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is not making many friends in his own party after his latest attempt to block the Senate from raising the debt ceiling.

The Senate voted 67-31 Wednesday to break Cruz's filibuster as a dozen Republicans crossed party lines to vote with the Democrats against Cruz.

"[Cruz] forced their votes but you have several senators who are in purple states where shutting down the government, where leading us to the brink of economic ruin is not playing well for them," NPR correspondent Corey Dade said on CNN's State of the Union. "They're this close, they think, to retaking the Senate. They don't want to toy with that."

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February 14th, 2014
04:32 PM ET
2 months ago

Texas tea partier wants GOP on Cruz control

Washington (CNN) - There are political upstarts, rebels with and without a cause, and then there's Ted Cruz.

The first-term Republican senator from Texas has achieved the rare notoriety of having almost everyone in Washington mad at him, at least for now.

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Filed under: Tea Party • Ted Cruz • Texas
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