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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
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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,...

Here Are the Big Cases SCOTUS Will Hear This Term

Abortion, gun rights, state secrets are on the docket

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has begun a momentous new term, back in the courtroom after a nearly 19-month absence because of the coronavirus pandemic. Eight of the nine justices took the bench at 10am Monday for the first arguments of the new term. Justice Brett Kavanaugh is participating remotely from his...

Cruz Hopes McConaughey Stays Out of Texas Race

A 'charming, affable movie star' can be a force in a race, senator concedes

(Newser) - Matthew McConaughey would have plenty going for him in a Texas campaign for governor, Sen. Ted Cruz acknowledged Thursday. "He's a movie star," Cruz said, "and a good-looking, charming, affable movie star can be a really formidable candidate on the ballot." That doesn't mean...

Ted Cruz Courts Controversy With Tweet About 'Woke' Army

Senator criticized over his complaint about 'emasculated' US military

(Newser) - Ted Cruz has stirred up controversy again, this time over an Army ad and his view that left-leaning advocates are turning soldiers into "pansies." But he's getting a lot of pushback about that. Coverage:
  • This all began when Cruz commented on a TikTok video that purports to
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Report: Ted Cruz Is Done With the Mask

CNN reports he joins Rand Paul in his stance

(Newser) - Ted Cruz is reportedly done with mask wearing, and CNN has jumped all over it. The network reports the Republican senator from Texas is going maskless on the floor of the Senate, which has no mask requirement , and in the halls of the Capitol complex. It questioned him about this,...

Confirmation Completes National Security Team

William Burns, a longtime diplomat, clears Senate on a voice vote

(Newser) - The Senate approved William Burns as the next CIA director on Thursday, the final nominee for President Biden's national security team. Burns spent more than three decades as a diplomat and served as deputy secretary of state under President Obama. He'll be the first head of the CIA...

Ted Cruz Jokes About Cancun, Mocks Mask Rules, AOC

Texas senator speaks at CPAC

(Newser) - Lots of people made jokes about Ted Cruz's ill-advised trip to Cancun , and on Friday, Cruz joined them. “I gotta say, Orlando is awesome! It's not as nice as Cancun, but it's nice,” Cruz said at the opening of his speech before the Conservative Political...

Ted Cruz Is Not Going to Like John Boehner's Audiobook

Former House speaker reportedly tells senator to 'go f--k yourself'

(Newser) - The audio version of John Boehner's upcoming book will be $10 more than the print version, per Forbes , and a new report from Axios might explain why. Boehner—who appears on the cover of On the House: A Washington Memoir holding a glass of wine, next to a smoking...

Daisy Ridley Responds to Ted Cruz in Gina Carano Flap
Daisy Ridley
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Daisy Ridley Responds to Ted Cruz

Senator had defended fired 'Mandalorian' star Gina Carano, insulted Ridley's Rey

(Newser) - Ted Cruz came to Gina Carano's defense after Disney fired her from The Mandalorian over her various controversial comments, but he didn't just support Carano—he insulted the character played by another female Star Wars alum, Daisy Ridley. "Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars...

Ted Cruz Offers Advice in Wake of Cancun Backlash

He appeared on the 'Ruthless' podcast

(Newser) - Whether Ted Cruz is pissed at the late-night treatment he has received over the past few days is unclear. But on Tuesday the Texas senator made clear that his wife is pissed about a couple of things in the wake of their Cancun, Mexico, getaway . While appearing on "Ruthless,...

Late Night Blasts Ted Cruz Photo Op
Late Night Blasts
Ted Cruz Photo Op

Late Night Blasts Ted Cruz Photo Op

'Most people just drove away when he tried showing them his vacation photos'

(Newser) - Late-night hosts who were on vacation during Ted Cruz's Cancun trip last week couldn't have been happier with the Texas senator's weekend photo op. Cruz had shared photos showing him meeting with first responders and putting water in people's vehicles with the hashtag #TexasStrong, which only...

United Airlines Investigating Who Spilled Beans on Ted Cruz

A travel reporter tweeted that he had a United source

(Newser) - Ted Cruz's initial Thursday statement about his Cancun trip painted it as a quick in-and-out, reports USA Today : "I flew down with [my daughters] last night and am flying back this afternoon." But Politico reports a journalist heard from someone at United Airlines that the senator had...

Late Night on Ted Cruz: 'What Were You Thinking?'
Jimmy Kimmel
Goes to Town
on Ted Cruz
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Jimmy Kimmel Goes to Town on Ted Cruz

'There he is, snake on a plane right there!'

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel dedicated a huge portion of his opening monologue Thursday to Ted Cruz's trip to Mexico in the midst of disaster in his home state. "The hypocrisy is off the charts!" said Kimmel, who's made no secret of his dislike of the Texas senator. "...

Ted Cruz Changes Tune on That Cancun Trip

Acknowledges he changed his flight home, wasn't originally coming back the next day

(Newser) - So much for the " good dad " schtick. The New York Times got a hold of a group text thread between Sen. Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi Cruz, and some of their Houston neighbors, and despite Sen. Cruz initially insisting it was all his daughters' idea to " take...

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