Has the Cruz Campaign Alienated Endorsement Target Tim Huelskamp?
On November 18, as Ted Cruz pitched his candidacy to select congressional Republicans in the main dining room of the Capitol Hill Club, he faced an uncomfortable question from Representative Paul Gosar. Why, Gosar asked, was the consulting firm owned by …
Ted Cruz Is Being Unfairly Criticized for his Post-Colorado Comments
Ted Cruz is being slammed for comments he made in Iowa over the weekend. Here’s RawStory with a typical characterization:
In a frantic effort to pin blame on the Planned Parenthood terror attack on Friday on anyone but the anti-choice …
Ted Cruz’s Protectionist Gamble
On Friday, during a campaign stop in Harlan, Iowa, Ted Cruz made clear his stance on President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), telling a crowd of supporters that the colossal 12-nation trade accord was “deeply concerning.”
“There are a number …
The CBS poll over the weekend had Cruz nosing into second in Iowa. Trump still leads at 30 percent, with Cruz at 21 and Carson at 19. At this point, I think you have to say Cruz is the favorite to win Iowa — …
Cruz and the Politics of National Security
Senator Rubio has criticized Senator Cruz for voting to “weaken U.S. intelligence,” and other Cruz critics–including the inveterate ones at the Wall Street Journal–are hitting him on national security. I don’t think the criticisms are especially persuasive, or politically …
How Ted Cruz Became a Jeff Sessions Republican
When Ted Cruz argued in the most recent Republican debate that the ongoing flow of immigrants into the country will “drive down the wages” of millions of Americans, it was a departure for him.
#ad#Cruz has long supported higher …
Steve King Endorses Ted Cruz
Iowa representative Steve King will back Ted Cruz in the 2016 caucuses, handing Cruz an influential conservative endorsement in the crucial early-voting state.
King, a firebrand who holds sway in social-conservative circles and in his western Iowa district, made the announcement …
Cruz Opposes Amnesty, Rubio Supported It, and Rubio Fails to See the Difference
The current intramural battle over immigration policy among GOP 2016 hopefuls, a most welcome and most necessary controversy, is a useful example of why the Senate is such a tough place from which to run for president. Few senators make it — …
Steve King Defends Cruz in Immigration Dust Up
Iowa representative Steve King, one of the loudest opponents of comprehensive immigration reform in Congress, says he is not troubled by an amendment Ted Cruz proposed during the 2013 debate over the Gang of Eight reform bill, which has been used …
Tuesday night’s Fox Business/Wall Street Journal debate in Milwaukee provided clues as to why Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have been climbing, not by wide margins but perceptibly, into the top-polling positions of the candidates behind the two …
WaPo vs. Cruz on the Colorado Springs Murders
Charles, a reader I’ll identify as “PJM” emailed me about the Washington Post’s treatment of that quote. Here’s the email with some light edits:
Please tell me that you or someone at NR is going to take on this hatchet …
This morning, I did a little television, in what I thought would be a segment about my new book. (Plug plug plug!) It turned out to be about Ted Cruz and Iowa, which was fine. (My disclosure, written last summer.)
Conservative Group Hits Cruz on NSA as Terror Fears Grow
Some conservatives have wondered whether Ted Cruz’s support for the USA Freedom Act, which curtailed the National Security Agency’s ability to collect metadata from phone records in bulk, would eventually prove a weakness among a Republican electorate that …
Cruz: Muslim Database Would Be Unconstitutional
Ted Cruz broke with rival Republican presidential contender Donald Trump on Friday, saying the idea of a database to track Muslim Americans is unconstitutional.
“I’m a big fan of Donald Trump’s but I’m not a fan of government registries of …
Cruz to Obama: ‘Come Back and Insult Me to My Face’
Ted Cruz on Wednesday lashed out at President Barack Obama for accusing GOP presidential hopefuls of posturing for political gain on the issue of Syrian refugees.
“It is utterly unbefitting of a president to be engaging in those kinds of …
Cruz Campaign Names Congressional District Coordinators in 24 States
Ted Cruz has named congressional district coordinators in all 24 states with a caucus or a primary taking place on March 15 or before, according to campaign sources. That’s a total of 163 congressional district coordinators, who will accompany the campaign’s 171 county chairs, …
Bruni, a New York Times columnist, uses some of Senator Cruz’s debate remarks last week to portray him as a big fat phony. But Bruni doesn’t seem to understand the remarks very well. Cruz, he writes,
lashed out at any …
GOP Not Yet There on Growth
The singular economic issue of our time is the quest for more rapid economic growth. In the past century the American economy grew at roughly 3.5 percent per year. That included huge booms and even worse busts, such as the Great …
Why Ted Cruz Gets No Respect
Ted Cruz gets no respect.
At least no respect in keeping with the impressiveness of the campaign he’s built and his increasing odds of winning the Republican nomination.
#ad#The press and the political class are beginning to catch …
Cruz vs. Rubio: An Immigration Confrontation
The immigration wars that bitterly divided the GOP in 2007 and 2013 have made their way, as it was inevitable they would, into the 2016 Republican primary. An argument that began in a measured way during Tuesday evening’s debate in Milwaukee carried …