Cruz refers to controversial law as advice to conservative group
December 5th, 2013
03:12 PM ET
5 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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Cruz, Trump to meet up
November 22nd, 2013
11:43 AM ET
5 months ago

Cruz, Trump to meet up

(CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will meet with real estate titan Donald Trump on Friday afternoon in New York City, Michael Cohen, a spokesman for the billionaire, confirmed.

With Trump being a vocal figure on the future of the Republican Party, the meeting stirs more speculation that Cruz may be gearing up for a 2016 presidential bid.
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Filed under: 2016 • Donald Trump • Ted Cruz
November 21st, 2013
07:09 AM ET
5 months ago

GOP seeks a groundswell of opposition to Obamacare

Washington (CNN) - Use any metaphor you like - predators smelling blood, invaders storming the castle, a snowball growing in size and momentum as it rolls downhill.

All describe efforts by opponents of President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms to kill the 2010 law after the botched launch of the HealthCare.gov website provided a new opening for attack.

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Filed under: Obamacare • Ted Cruz
November 20th, 2013
10:43 AM ET
5 months ago

Cruz, Cuomo have heated interview

(CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and CNN "New Day" co-host Chris Cuomo got in a testy exchange over Obamacare on Wednesday.

Cuomo pressed Cruz to offer concrete solutions to Obamacare, rather than just criticize it.
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Lawyers, Cruz and Lee vs. Obama
November 14th, 2013
06:01 PM ET
5 months ago

Lawyers, Cruz and Lee vs. Obama

Washington (CNN) - Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah were in full legal mode in separate speaking appearances at the conservative Federalist Society Thursday, blasting the Obama administration for what they call unconstitutional moves.

Cruz, the tea party darling of the Defund Obamacare movement and partial government shutdown, blasted President Barack Obama for picking and choosing which laws to enforce, namely through new directives to government lawyers in the implementation of drug and immigration policy.
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Filed under: Mike Lee • President Obama • Ted Cruz
Cruz talks about 'vindication' with rocky Obamacare rollout
November 14th, 2013
01:18 PM ET
5 months ago

Cruz talks about 'vindication' with rocky Obamacare rollout

(CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz argued Thursday that people are starting to understand why he and other conservative activists embraced a strategy that tried to derail Obamacare this year but instead resulted in last month's government shutdown.

Speaking at the Aspen Institute's Washington Ideas Forum in Washington, the Texas Republican said the troubled rollout of HealthCare.gov and revelations of people losing their health care insurance have led to changed feelings about his strategy.
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Filed under: Obamacare • Ted Cruz
November 8th, 2013
10:13 PM ET
5 months ago

Ted Cruz makes his late-night debut

Updated 11/9/2013 at 1:04pm ET

(CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer limiting his speaking engagements to friendly GOP events and marathon talks on the Senate floor, appearing for the first time Friday on late-night television.

The Texas Republican was on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to talk about his growing reputation as a tea party firebrand and his stances on issues such as Obamacare and same-sex marriage.
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A year after the 2012 election, Romney talks 2016
November 3rd, 2013
12:41 PM ET
6 months ago

A year after the 2012 election, Romney talks 2016

Washington (CNN) – Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney dismissed reports that he passed over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as his running mate because of Christie’s weight.

On NBC's "Meet the Press," the former Massachusetts governor told David Gregory that Christie's size and health had nothing to do with his not being picked for the GOP ticket.

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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Chris Christie • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Ted Cruz
November 2nd, 2013
11:45 AM ET
6 months ago

Ted Cruz responds to father's 'ill-advised joke'

(CNN) – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is accusing critics of smear tactics after they attacked his father for saying President Obama should go "back to Chicago, back to Kenya" at an event last year.

Even as he dismissed his father’s comments as a “joke” and ill-advised, he said critics were motivated as much by politics as by genuine outrage.
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Filed under: Ted Cruz
October 31st, 2013
11:24 AM ET
6 months ago

Ted Cruz's father in 2012: Send Obama 'back to Kenya'

(CNN) - Comments from last year by the father of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, including a desire to send President Barack Obama "back to Kenya," are creating a new controversy Thursday.

A story by the left-leaning news organization Mother Jones highlights a series of newly surfaced videos that also feature Rafael Cruz calling the United States "a Christian nation," urging men to reclaim their place as the "spiritual" head of the household and lambasting the so-called "death panels" that some conservatives claim are in the President’s health care law.
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