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National Enquirer Fabricated Story About Cruz's Dad, Says Ex-Publisher

David Pecker admits article about Rafael Cruz, JFK assassin was faked

(Newser) - While testifying at Donald Trump's hush money trial Tuesday , the former publisher of the National Enquirer said that an infamous 2016 story about Ted Cruz's father was completely fabricated. The article claimed Rafael Cruz handed out pro-Fidel Castro pamphlets with Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963, before Oswald assassinated...

Britt: Speaker Told Me Not to Worry About SOTU Response

She says she was 'pumped' to be portrayed by Scarlett Johansson on 'SNL'

(Newser) - Sen. Katie Britt says House Speaker Mike Johnson told her she had nothing to worry about before she delivered her much-mocked response to President Biden's State of the Union address last week. In an episode of fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's podcast released Wednesday, she said she was...

Ted Cruz Wants Lawmakers to Get Private Airport Screening

Measure calls for security escorts, as well

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Cruz has an idea that could prevent any more awkward photos of a member of Congress jetting to Cancun during a time of crisis from going viral. The Texas Republican has proposed a measure that would have lawmakers receive special, expedited screening at airports out of public sight....

Candidate Ramaswamy Floats Ted Cruz for SCOTUS

Entrepreneur promises to make Supreme Court more conservative if elected

(Newser) - Biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy has been inching up in the polls in the GOP 2024 race, and he's making headlines again with a list likely to endear him to conservative voters. The 37-year-old released the names of people he would consider for the Supreme Court if elected—including GOP...

After Shooting, Politicians Argue Prayers vs. Laws

God's in charge, Texas lawmaker says, while advocate counters 'prayers without action are empty'

(Newser) - A frequent response to mass shootings has been to urge prayers. After the shooting at a Texas mall on Saturday, politicians who repeated that call—including a couple of them who represent the people of Allen—faced a backlash. The area's congressman, Republican Rep. Keith Self called prayer powerful...

Strong Challenger Emerges for Ted Cruz's Senate Seat

Democratic Rep. Colin Allred will reportedly announce his candidacy soon

(Newser) - It looks like Ted Cruz will have a serious Democratic challenger on his hands next year. Politico and the Dallas Morning News report that Rep. Colin Allred will announce as soon as this week that he intends to run for Cruz's Senate seat in Texas. The 40-year-old is probably...

Police ID Man Charged With Throwing Cans at Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz's Booze Chucker
Won't Face Charges

Ted Cruz's Booze Chucker Won't Face Charges

Texas senator was nearly hit in the head by unopened White Claw can

(Newser) - A guy who threw two unopened cans of alcohol at Ted Cruz won't face charges after all. A grand jury opted not to indict Joseph Halm Arcidiacono for chucking the cans at the senator during a victory parade for the Houston Astros last year, reports the Houston Chronicle . Halm...

Republicans Dismissing Trump Are Lying, Cruz Says

'The whole world will change' when former president announces whether he'll run, senator argues

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Cruz is thinking about running for president in 2024 and already seems weary of tough talk from his potential rivals. "There are a lot of candidates out there feeling their oats and boasting, 'I'm running no matter what. I don't care what Donald Trump...

Ted Cruz on 2024: I'll 'Wait and See' if Trump Runs

Texas GOP senator considering another run himself

(Newser) - The man who finished second to Donald Trump in the GOP primary race of 2016 appears to be deferring to the former president in regard to 2024. "Everyone is going to wait and see what Donald Trump decides and make decisions from there," GOP Sen. Ted Cruz told...

Ted Cruz: Supreme Court Wrong on Gay Marriage

Texas senator says justices should have left decision up to the states

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Cruz has grabbed headlines and sparked a backlash over his opinion about the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage . “I think that decision was clearly wrong when it was decided," Cruz said on his “Verdict with Ted Cruz” podcast Sunday, per USA Today ...

Ted Cruz Has Issue With a 2nd Vaccinated Muppet

First Big Bird, now Elmo

(Newser) - Ted Cruz is tangling with Sesame Street for the second time since November, taking to Twitter to complain about a new video involving Elmo and his dad talking about the younger Muppet's COVID vaccine. In the minute-long video tweeted Tuesday morning by Sesame Street, Elmo's dad Louie tells...

Ted Cruz Is Confronted at Restaurant

'That's on your hands!' man shouts in Houston eatery, after Cruz's speech to NRA

(Newser) - Ted Cruz went ahead with his speech to the NRA convention on Friday, and he heard about it that night at a Houston restaurant. A man confronted Cruz at Uptown Sushi, where the senator arrived to eat with his family, reports BuzzFeed . “Why did you come here to the...

Ted Cruz Interview on Uvalde Doesn't Go Too Well

Texas senator storms off after UK reporter asks him why America has so many mass shootings

(Newser) - Politicians are making the rounds to express their thoughts on Tuesday's mass shooting in Texas that left 21 dead, but Ted Cruz's most recent interview didn't go exactly as planned, at least not from his perspective. After a vigil for the victims on Wednesday, the GOP senator,...

Ted Cruz Scores a Victory Before the Supreme Court

Case involves obscure part of campaign finance law

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Sen. Ted Cruz in his challenge to a provision of federal campaign finance law, per the AP . The justices, in a 6-3 decision that divided the court along ideological lines, declared that the somewhat obscure section of the law violates the Constitution. Chief...

Ted Cruz Inadvertently Boosts Sales of Books He Opposes

'End of Policing' rises to No. 1 in its Amazon category

(Newser) - When Ted Cruz grilled Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson during her Senate confirmation hearing this week, he held up a few books as props. He displayed them as examples of what he views as far-left extremism, but the gesture appears to have had the unintended effect of boosting sales,...

Ted Cruz: Biden's Court Plan Is 'Offensive'
Ted Cruz Enters the Fray
Over Supreme Court Pick
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Ted Cruz Enters the Fray Over Supreme Court Pick

Senator calls Biden's plan to limit candidates to Black females 'offensive,' an 'insult'

(Newser) - The general consensus in DC is that President Biden will be able to get his nominee on the Supreme Court without the usual scorched-earth fight of recent confirmations. But even if that proves to be the case, some political fireworks are inevitable. The Hill , for example, expects Republican Sens. Ted...

Tucker Carlson to Cruz: 'I Guess I Just Don't Believe You'

Senator walks back his 'terrorist' description of Jan. 6 riot, but Fox host doesn't buy it

(Newser) - On the eve of the anniversary of the Capitol riot this week, Ted Cruz described it as "a violent terrorist attack." On Thursday night, the GOP senator tried to walk back his use of the word "terrorist" during a grilling by Tucker Carlson on Fox News. Carlson,...

Cruz Rants Against 'Killjoys' After Mixing Up US, Australian States

He thought dancing ban was in Washington state, not Western Australia

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Cruz deleted a tweet after mixing up Washington state and another WA—Western Australia. The Republican senator retweeted a screenshot in which a WA Government account confirmed that dancing was banned at all New Year's events, PerthNow reports. "Blue-state Dems are power-drunk authoritarian kill-joys," wrote...

Cruz Slams Library of Congress' New Term for 'Illegal Aliens'

Texas senator blasts LOC for 'politically motivated' swap of term for 'noncitizens'

(Newser) - Ted Cruz has no problem with the term "illegal alien," and he's miffed that the Library of Congress is moving away from it. Per the Hill , the GOP senator from Texas, along with Republican Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana, penned a nearly five-page-long letter Wednesday to the...

The Right Is Outraged Over Big Bird's Take on Vaccines

'Sesame Street' characters get vaccinated against COVID-19

(Newser) - It's conservatives vs. Sesame Street: Some on the right are decidedly unhappy with the stance the children's television show has taken on the coronavirus vaccine. "I got the COVID-19 vaccine today!" tweeted the account for the character of Big Bird, who is depicted as a 6-year-old,...

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