Sunday chatter:  D.C. drama is a 'House of Cards'
February 16th, 2014
06:36 PM ET
5 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
5 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
5 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
In Texas, Rand Paul meets a Cruz and a Bush
February 7th, 2014
09:55 PM ET
6 months ago

In Texas, Rand Paul meets a Cruz and a Bush

Dallas, Texas (CNN) – Texas is a vast and diverse state with sprawling urban centers and wide open pastures, but sometimes the political universe here can feel pretty small.

Rand Paul, the Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential aspirant, was reminded of this on Friday.

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Filed under: George P. Bush • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz • Texas
Ryan supports Christie, disagrees with Cruz’s approach on budget
January 26th, 2014
02:44 PM ET
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
8 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
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