Ryan supports Christie, disagrees with Cruz’s approach on budget
January 26th, 2014
02:44 PM ET
3 months ago

Ryan supports Christie, disagrees with Cruz’s approach on budget

(CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin and former Republican vice presidential candidate, distanced himself from one of the most conservative leaders of his party and expressed reluctant support for one of its most embattled figures.

At the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Ryan took a swipe at Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for not recognizing "reality" and, when pressed, expressed moderate support for Gov. Chris Christie, R-New Jersey.

The chairman of the House Budget Committee and potential presidential contender in 2016 made the comments in a one-on-one conversation with Texas Tribune editor-in-chief Evan Smith on Thursday.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Paul Ryan • Ted Cruz • Texas
Cruz in legal process to renounce Canadian citizenship
December 29th, 2013
01:17 PM ET
4 months ago

Cruz in legal process to renounce Canadian citizenship

(CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz has hired lawyers to help him get rid of his Canadian citizenship, the Republican from Texas told the Dallas Morning News in an interview published online Saturday night.

"I have retained counsel that is preparing the paperwork to renounce the citizenship," he said, adding he expects the process to be completed in 2014.
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Filed under: Canada • Ted Cruz
2016 Poll: Christie edges out Clinton in Iowa
December 17th, 2013
10:22 AM ET
4 months ago

2016 Poll: Christie edges out Clinton in Iowa

(CNN) - It's arguably the most important state in the race for the White House.

And a new poll suggests that if the 2016 presidential election were held today, Republican Chris Christie would narrowly top Democrat Hillary Clinton in the crucial swing state of Iowa.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Jeb Bush • Joe Biden • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
December 12th, 2013
10:00 PM ET
4 months ago

House Democrat 'convinced' Ted Cruz will run for president

(CNN) - A House Democrat who joined Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on a congressional delegation to a memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa said he has "no doubt" the Texas conservative will run for president in 2016.

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland said Cruz, considered a potential 2016 presidential candidate, tried to dodge the issue but admitted that he had plans to travel to states considered crucial in the early presidential nominating process.
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Filed under: House Democrats • Ted Cruz
December 12th, 2013
07:30 PM ET
4 months ago

And the top lie of 2013 goes to...

(CNN) – It's the worst of the worst – the most fictional of statements, the flippiest of flops and most misleading of claims by U.S. political figures this year.

Fact checkers, Politifact, asked readers to rank the top lies from politicians in 2013. Here are the top four - all of which relate to President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act:
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Filed under: Ann Coulter • Michele Bachmann • President Obama • Ted Cruz
Cruz finds himself on 'Jeopardy!'
December 12th, 2013
09:06 AM ET
4 months ago

Cruz finds himself on 'Jeopardy!'

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Ted Cruz found it "pretty cool" that his name appeared on "Jeopardy!" on Wednesday.

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Filed under: Ted Cruz
Sen. Cruz walks out on Castro speech at Mandela memorial
December 11th, 2013
01:04 AM ET
4 months ago

Sen. Cruz walks out on Castro speech at Mandela memorial

(CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, part of a Congressional delegation at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, walked out of the service Tuesday while Cuban President Raul Castro delivered his speech.

"Sen. Cruz very much hopes that Castro learns the lessons of Nelson Mandela," his spokeswoman, Catherine Frazier, said.

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Filed under: Nelson Mandela • Ted Cruz
Sen. Ted Cruz gets a coloring  book
December 9th, 2013
03:09 PM ET
4 months ago

Sen. Ted Cruz gets a coloring book

(CNN) – For about five bucks, kids can now color while learning about Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

The St. Louis-based Really Big Coloring Books, Inc. published "Ted Cruz to the Future," an "educational" activity and comic book for kids featuring the freshman Senator from Texas and tea party favorite.
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Filed under: Tea Party • Ted Cruz
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, congressional Democrats to commemorate Mandela in South Africa
December 8th, 2013
07:16 PM ET
4 months ago

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, congressional Democrats to commemorate Mandela in South Africa

Updated 9:32 a.m. ET, 12/9/2013

(CNN) – More than 20 members of the U.S. House, mostly Democrats, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will travel to South Africa to honor and commemorate former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.

House Speaker John Boehner tapped Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Illinois, to lead the official delegation of House members to South Africa for Tuesday's service. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Chairwoman Marcia Fudge, will join the official congressional delegation.
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Cruz refers to controversial law as advice to conservative group
December 5th, 2013
03:12 PM ET
4 months ago

Cruz refers to controversial law as advice to conservative group

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's advice for a conservative group facing criticism and hardship: "Stand your ground."

The choice of words appeared to be a reference to a string of negative press the American Legislative Exchange Council – a group made up of conservative legislators and corporate members – received for backing laws similar to the controversial "Stand your ground" self-defense law that made national headlines in 2012 and 2013.
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Filed under: Ted Cruz
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