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China Sanctions Cruz, Rubio for 'Egregious Behavior'

11 US citizens sanctioned in tit-for-tat Hong Kong move

(Newser) - As police in Hong Kong stepped up a crackdown on pro-democracy figures, China slapped sanctions on 11 American citizens for behaving "egregiously on Hong Kong-related issues." Those sanctioned include Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth, as well as Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Tom... More »

More Big Names Support Ellen

Katy Perry, DJ Samantha Ronson have kind words for talk show host

(Newser) - Katy Perry has joined celebrity manager Scooter Braun in defending Ellen DeGeneres amid allegations of a toxic atmosphere at her talk show. "I know I can't speak for anyone else's experience besides my own but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways... More »

Airline Gets Involved After Ted Cruz Takes Off Mask

American says it will reach out to the senator to 'affirm the importance' of mask policy

(Newser) - After a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee operative aboard the same American Airlines flight as Ted Cruz on Sunday tweeted a picture of the senator apparently relaxing on the plane, sans mask, the airline said it would reach out to Cruz. American requires all passengers to wear face coverings during their... More »

Rubio Responds to Getting Sanctioned by China

'I guess they don't like me?" tweets senator

(Newser) - Last week, the US sanctioned three Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against Muslims in the region of Xinjiang. On Monday, China retaliated with sanctions of its own against four US officials—Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, Rep. Chris Smith, and Sam Brownback, who is the US ambassador... More »

Hellboy Star Issues Challenge to Ted Cruz

Perlman says he'll donate $50K to BLM if GOP senator wrestles him

(Newser) - As Hellboy, Ron Perlman battled supernatural creatures, including a reanimated Rasputin. As Ron Perlman, he has challenged Sen. Ted Cruz to a wrestling match. The 70-year-old actor invited the Republican to become part of the main event after Cruz piped up from the sidelines during a Twitter spat between Perlman... More »

Ted Cruz Moves Salon Owner to Tears

The Texas senator supports Shelley Luther, who was jailed for nearly 2 days

(Newser) - Most haircuts are just haircuts—but not this one. On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz visited a North Texas salon whose owner had spent nearly 48 hours in jail for breaking the state's stay-at-home order. "We're thrilled to be with you and know the whole State of Texas... More »

Ted Cruz Has Quarantined Himself

He met person with coronavirus at CPAC

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Cruz is going to be working from home for a while. The Texas Republican says he is in self-quarantine after meeting a person at the Conservative Political Action Conference late last month who was later diagnosed with coronavirus, Politico reports. "I'm not experiencing any symptoms, and... More »

Before Burying Sergeant, Chief Slams Senators, NRA

Houston's top cop blasts Cruz, Cornyn for stalling Violence Against Women Act

(Newser) - Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo laid into the National Rifle Association and Texas politicians Monday, minutes before he escorted the body of a slain officer from the medical examiner's office to a funeral home. Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, was shot Saturday after responding to a call about a domestic... More »

Erdogan Played Anti-Kurd Film in Oval Office. It Didn't Go Well

Lindsey Graham among GOP senators left miffed

(Newser) - President Trump had to umpire a tense exchange between Republican senators and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, which reportedly began when Erdogan aired a propaganda film against Syria's Kurds. Axios first reported that five Republican senators critical of Turkey's incursion into Syria watched as Erdogan whipped... More »

Assault on Right-Wing Writer Calls Attention to Antifa

Andy Ngo ended up in the ER after being roughed up during protest

(Newser) - Portland had a volatile weekend , one that police have officially termed a civil disturbance, though not a riot, reports the Oregonian . In all, three people were arrested and three were hospitalized in clashes between " antifa ," or anti-fascist demonstrators, and far-right groups such as the Proud Boys . But the... More »

Cruz Surprises: 'I AGREE WITH AOC'

Pair agree to partner on anti-lobbying bill

(Newser) - It's an unlikely pairing: a self-described democratic socialist and a Republican who once mocked her logic . Yet New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz found common ground Thursday, agreeing to put their heads together on a bill that would impose a lifetime ban on former members... More »

Ted Cruz Mocked After Warning on Space Pirate Threat

MSNBC's Chris Hayes called Cruz's follow-up tweet the 'saddest tweet I've ever seen'

(Newser) - It wasn't exactly the Gettysburg Address, but a speech Ted Cruz made at a recent Senate panel meeting certainly caught the internet's attention. "Since the ancient Greeks first put to sea, nations have recognized the necessity of naval forces and maintaining a superior capability to protect waterborne... More »

What Beto's Loss Says About His Future

Pundits weigh in

(Newser) - Beto O'Rourke lost to Ted Cruz, but the elegies for the 46-year-old are in many cases reading a lot more like a 2020 presidential pitch. What's being said about the Texas Democrat's loss and the future of both the candidate and the party in the state:
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Republicans Keep Control of Senate

GOP wins key races in Tennessee, Texas, Indiana, Missouri

(Newser) - Republicans will keep control of the Senate for at least another two years—both CNN and the AP have called it. The GOP went into Tuesday's midterms with a 51-49 advantage, and the party appears to be on track to actually increase that margin. The bad news began early... More »

Cruz Beats Beto in Texas Nail-Biter

Texas Republican will keep his seat

(Newser) - It was close, but Ted Cruz will keep his Senate seat in Texas. The Republican defeated Democrat Beto O'Rourke Tuesday, reports CNN . O'Rourke jumped out to an early lead in returns, but the lead then went back and forth throughout the night. Cruz, though, eventually dashed Democrats' hopes... More »

Texas Sees Massive Turnout in Early Voting

Trump declares himself a nationalist at Cruz rally

(Newser) - With two weeks to go until the midterm elections, passions—and voter turnout—are running high in Texas. In Houston early Monday, thousands of people lined up at a voting location hours before early voting began, the Houston Chronicle reports. Authorities say early voting turnout has been much higher than... More »

O'Rourke Comes Out Swinging in Cruz Debate: 'Lyin' Ted'

But Texas senator swings right back

(Newser) - Beto O'Rourke was relatively reserved in his first debate against Sen. Ted Cruz last month, the New York Times notes. In Tuesday night's debate in San Antonio, however: The congressman was "sharper and edgier," and the Hill notes that "seasoned debater" Cruz, whose Texas Senate... More »

'Beyond Surprising': Beto Breaks Fundraising Records

He raises $31.8M in 3 months in tight race against Ted Cruz

(Newser) - Small-dollar donations have been the hallmark of the campaign of US Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, who hasn't accepted PAC money in his attempt to grab Ted Cruz's Texas Senate seat. But like snowflakes that form an avalanche, all those more modest donations have converged to become what... More »

Trump Team Sought Israeli Firm's Help to Defeat 'Bear'

Mueller looks into Rick Gates' outreach to intel company Psy-Group to wage online attacks

(Newser) - Robert Mueller is looking into the Trump campaign's discussions with an Israeli intelligence firm to go after opponents in the 2016 election campaign, reports the New York Times . Specifically, campaign official Rick Gates asked a company called Psy-Group—made up mostly of former Israeli intelligence agents—for proposals on... More »

Ted Cruz Gets Forced Out of Restaurant

The Texas Republican faces anti-Kavanaugh protesters

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Cruz was heckled at a Washington, DC, restaurant Monday and walked out with his wife as activists chanted, "We believe survivors!" Two videos of the incident at Fiola, an Italian restaurant, show people asking the senator about his upcoming vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh,... More »

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