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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
to Ted Cruz 

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

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...

Ted Cruz Controversy Unfolds on Twitter
Ted Cruz:
Yes, I Flew
to Cancun


Ted Cruz: Yes, I Flew to Cancun

Texas senator says he accompanied daughters to be a 'good dad' amid state's winter emergency

(Newser) - Texans have lots of questions on their minds these days. When will the heat come back on ? Will we run out of water ? And now, where's Ted? That would be Sen. Ted Cruz, who confirmed on Thursday that he flew to Cancun with his family amid the...

Ted Cruz Clashes With Star of His Favorite Movie

'Princess Bride' star likens senator to a Rodent of Unusual Size

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Cruz has often said that The Princess Bride is his favorite film—but star Cary Elwes has made it clear that he's about as fond of the senator as character Westley is of the loathsome Prince Humperdinck. The British actor slammed the Republican on Wednesday after Cruz...

GOP Congressman Wants to Hear Ocasio-Cortez Apologize

Media Research Center wants her suspended from Twitter over Ted Cruz comment

(Newser) - A Republican congressman is demanding Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologize for saying Sen. Ted Cruz almost had her killed. AOC clashed with Cruz on Twitter Thursday after he agreed with her suggestion that the Financial Services Committee investigate trading app Robinhood over GameStop-related restrictions . AOC said she wouldn't work with...

AOC Won't Work With Cruz: 'You Almost Had Me Murdered'

'There's a lot of partisan anger and rage on the Democratic side,' senator says

(Newser) - When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday about individual investors being blocked from buying shares of certain companies by Robinhood, a trading app, many messages of support were posted. But one responder wasn't welcome at this party, Politico reports. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas retweeted her post, which said...

Rogen: Twitter Clash With Cruz Is More Than a Feud

They've been trading insults for days on issues including Disney, Tourette's

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't always fire back against his critics on Twitter—but when he responded to Seth Rogen last week, it sparked a clash that has lasted for days. The Republican has called the actor a "Marxist" and a "moron" and accused him out being an...

Hawley and Cruz Face Ethics Complaint

Democrats ask whether the two senators worked with rally organizers before Capitol attack

(Newser) - Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz face an ethics investigation over their roles in fighting the certification of President Biden's electoral victory and the Jan. 6 rally that turned into an attack on the US Capitol. "By proceeding with their objections to the electors after the violent...

People Take Issue With Ted Cruz's 'Paris' Tweet

Twitter users quick to point out Paris Agreement isn't about Paris

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Cruz greeted the start of the Biden administration with a tweet that was critical of one of the president's initial moves: "By rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, President Biden indicates he's more interested in the views of the citizens of Paris than in the jobs...

The Blame Game Has Started
Let the Blame Game Begin

Let the Blame Game Begin

Sens. Hawley, Cruz accused of spurring Wednesday's violence, along with Trump

(Newser) - Lots of people are laying blame for Wednesday's violence at the Capitol on President Trump. But the Kansas City Star editorial board points to another Republican: Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley. The 41-year-old senator elected in 2018 "deserves an impressive share of the blame for the blood that's...

Electoral Fight Adds GOP Votes
Electoral Fight
Adds GOP Votes

Electoral Fight Adds GOP Votes

11 senators sign on to object to Biden's electoral count

(Newser) - Acknowledging that their effort to keep President-elect Joe Biden from assuming office is unlikely to succeed, 11 Republican senators committed anyway Saturday to voting to reject Electoral College votes on Wednesday. The group said in a joint statement that a commission should be appointed by Congresss "to conduct an...

17 Republican AGs Support Longshot Election Lawsuit

Texas suit seeks to block Electoral College votes from 4 states Trump lost

(Newser) - President Trump appears to have pinned his hopes of overturning his election loss on a longshot lawsuit filed this week by Texas Attorney General Bill Paxton. Some 17 other Republican state attorneys general supported the lawsuit in a brief filed with the Supreme Court Wednesday, and Trump himself filed a...

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