Saturday, February 6, 2016

Senator Ted Cruz Follows in Obama's Footsteps:Wants to be POTUS After Senator For 2 Years

After working for George W. Bush,  Ted Cruz was elected to the Senate and sworn in January 2013 for a six year term. In 2015 after only two years has decided he is experienced enough to campaign for POTUS without finishing the job he was elected to do.

Washington Post, “Who is Ted Cruz?.” August 1, 2012.
Cruz was raised in Houston (all he remembers about Canada: “It was cold.”) 
But indicated he did not know he was a Canadian citizen until 2014.
In high school he was part of a group sponsored by the Free Enterprise Institute that learned the Constitution by heart and traveled the state giving speeches on conservative ideas.
Prof. Alan Dershowitz told the National Review. Cruz was a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.After a few years in private practice, Cruz met Josh BoltenGeorge W. Bush’s campaign policy director and another Princeton alum. He became a domestic policy adviser to Bush during the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. There he met his wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, another policy adviser. She now works for Goldman Sachs.When the election ended in a recount, they both went to Florida to work for Bush’s team, and the experience helped them both get jobs in government. Cruz served as assistant attorney general in the Justice Department and director of policy planning at the Federal Trade Commission.In 2003, Cruz was appointed solicitor general and returned to Texas.http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/who-is-ted-cruz/2012/08/01/gJQAqql8OX_blog.html
Texas Tribune. “Tribpedia: Ted Cruz.” Ac
Dallas Morning News. “Ted Cruz’s Birth Certificate Released.” August 19, 2013.

Texas Tribune. “On the Records: Ted Cruz Releases Tax Returns.” January 28, 2012. http://www.texastribune.org/2012/01/28/on-the-records-cruz-releases-tax-returns-too/ Lt. David Dewhurst'srelease of his on Friday evening, former Texas Solicitor General and U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz has provided the Tribune with the last five years of his tax filings, reporting an adjusted gross income of $2 million in 2010.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress “Rafael, Cruz” Accessed November 12, 2014 
CRUZ, Rafael Edward (Ted), a Senator from Texas; born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, December 22, 1970; graduated Princeton University, B.A., 1992; graduated Harvard University, J.D., 1995; law clerk to Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist; associate deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice; director of the Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission; solicitor general of Texas 2003-2008; lawyer; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2012 for the term ending January 3, 2019.http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C001098

New York Times. “A Wife Committed to Cruz’s Ideals, but a Study in Contrasts to Him.” October 23, 2013
Harvard M.B.A., Mrs. Cruz is a managing director at Goldman Sachs, one of the Wall Street firms that helped set off the populist rage that ushered Mr. Cruz into the Senate in 2012. She works for Goldman in Houston

Annual Report, “Part 3. Assets,” United States Senate Office of Public Records, Ted Cruz, Filed 5/15/14.Annual Report (Amendment)

Texas Tribune. “U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.” Accessed October 31, 2014. 
Cruz owns between $50,000 and $100,000 worth of stock in each of the following companies: Chevron, Exxon, Enterprise Products Partners and Oneok.

  • Condo in Washington, D.C., valued at $293,630
  • Condo in Houston valued at $464,800
http://www.texastribune.org/bidness/explore/ted-cruz/

Senator Ted Cruz. “About Senator Cruz.” Accessed October 31 2014. 
Senator Cruz web site
http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=about_senator

Dallas Morning News. “Ted Cruz touts legal record, while David Dewhurst criticizes it.” July 29, 2012. 
After several years of service in President George W. Bush’s administration, Cruz returned to Texas in 2003 to serve as the state’s third solicitor general.
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20120729-ted-cruz-touts-his-legal-record-while-opponent-david-dewhurst-criticizes-it.ece

Accessed October 31, 2014. 
In his first year on the job — he was sworn in on Jan. 3, 2013 — Cruz has established himself as a leader — perhaps the leader — of the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party. Along the way, he has managed to upset a great deal of the more traditional GOP establishment, of whom he’s been as unsparing in his criticism as he has of Democrats. He also made it clear —very soon after being sworn in — that the traditional role of subservient junior senator, deferring to both his fellow Texan, Republican Sen. John Cornyn, and to the august body of the Senate itself, was not for him.http://www.texastribune.org/tribpedia/ted-cruz/about/


The Daily Beast. “Ted Cruz at Princeton: Creepy, Sometimes Well Liked, and Exactly the Same.” August 19, 2013. http://www.nationaljournal.com/member/hotline/huckabee-return-to-sender-and-attach-another-gop-ethics-charge–


NBC News. “7 Things to Know About Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).” September 28, 2013. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/7-things-know-about-sen-ted-cruz-r-tx-f8C11285548


Washington Times. “Love Sen. Ted Cruz or hate him, he stirs unprecedented political passion.” October 6, 2013. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/6/love-him-or-hate-him-sen-ted-cruz-stirs-up-politic/?page=all

Wall Street Journal. “Election 2012: Ted Cruz.” Accessed October 31, 2014. http://projects.wsj.com/campaign2012/candidates/view/ted-cruz–TX-S

FOX News. “Greg Abbott defeats Davis, elected Texas governor.” November 5, 2014. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/05/greg-abbott-defeats-davis-elected-texas-governor/

Texas Public Policy Foundation. “The Honorable Ted Cruz.” Accessed: October 17, 2014. http://www.texaspolicy.com/experts/honorable-ted-cruz

New York Times. “Justices Express Concern Over Aspects of Some Texas Redistricting.” March 2, 2006. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/02/politics/politicsspecial1/02scotus.html


Houston Chronicle. “Profile: A man of many contrasts, Ted Cruz defies easy stereotypes.” October 15, 2012. http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/10/profile-a-man-of-many-contrasts-ted-cruz-defies-easy-stereotypes/

Mother Jones. “Meet Ted Cruz, ‘The Republican Barack Obama.’” November/December 2012. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/10/ted-cruz-texas-gop-senate?page=2

Dallas Morning News. “Ted Cruz touts legal record, while David Dewhurst criticizes it.” August 1, 2012. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20120729-ted-cruz-touts-his-legal-record-while-opponent-david-dewhurst-criticizes-it.ece

New York Times. “For Ted Cruz, a Biography Built to Let Voters Fill in the Details (Favorably).” January 14, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/us/ted-cruzs-biography-lets-voters-imagine-the-best.html


PolitiFact, Austin American-Statesman. “David Dewhurst says Ted Cruz represents a Chinese company found guilty of stealing U.S. blueprints.” April 19, 2012. http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2012/apr/19/david-dewhurst/david-dewhurst-says-ted-cruz-represents-chinese-co/

Dallas Morning News. “Ted Cruz made $1 million as lawyer while campaigning for Senate in 2012.” August 4, 2013. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20130804-ted-cruz-made-1-million-as-lawyer-while-campaigning-for-senate-in-2012.ece

Dallas Morning News. “Ted Cruz made $1 million as lawyer while campaigning for Senate in 2012.” August 4, 2013. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20130804-ted-cruz-made-1-million-as-lawyer-while-campaigning-for-senate-in-2012.ece

Houston Chronicle. “Editorial: Dewhurst is the clear choice for Senate.” July 13, 2012. http://www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/article/Dewhurst-is-the-clear-choice-for-Senate-3706250.php

Dallas Morning News. “Cruz begins Senate career pledging to hold to conservative lines on spending, guns.” January 3, 2013. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20130103-ted-cruz-begins-senate-career-with-pledge-to-hold-fast-to-conservative-lines-on-spending-guns.ece


New York Times. “The ‘Just Say No’ Approach to Governing.” July 19, 2013. http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/19/the-just-say-no-approach-to-governing/
Texas Tribune. “Cruz Staging Number of Events Across Texas.” August 15, 2013. http://www.texastribune.org/2013/08/15/ted-cruz-staging-events-across-texas/

NBC News. “NEW: Sen. Cruz ends 21-hour attack on Obamacare.” September 24, 2013. http://kfor.com/2013/09/24/texas-sen-cruz-still-going-to-fight-obamacare-until-no-longer-able-to-stand/

Politico. “Hill prediction: Headed for shutdown.” September 27, 2013. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/government-shutdown-predictions-97488.html

NBC News. “NEW: Sen. Cruz ends 21-hour attack on Obamacare.” September 24, 2013. http://kfor.com/2013/09/24/texas-sen-cruz-still-going-to-fight-obamacare-until-no-longer-able-to-stand/

Politico. “Some GOP colleagues angry with Ted Cruz.” October 2, 2013. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/ted-cruz-blasted-by-angry-gop-colleagues-government-shutdown-97753.html

Washington Examiner. “Ted Cruz defends tactics on government shutdown, debt ceiling.” October 6, 2013. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ted-cruz-defends-tactics-on-government-shutdown-debt-ceiling/article/2536877

Washington Post. “Cruz: GOP leads in 2014 because of shutdown.” May 31, 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/05/31/cruz-gop-leads-in-2014-because-of-shutdown/

Washington Post. “Cruz aims to take on Obama if GOP wins Senate; won’t vow support for McConnell.” November 2, 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cruz-provides-the-assist-but-hes-looking-beyond-tuesday/2014/11/02/d54b1e50-62aa-11e4-836c-83bc4f26eb67_story.html

Associated Press. “Compared to dad, Sen. Ted Cruz is a profile in moderation.” February 9, 2014. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/compared-to-dad-senator-ted-cruz-is-a-profile-in-moderation/

Mother Jones. “WATCH: Ted Cruz’s Dad Calls US a ‘Christian Nation,’ Says Obama Should Go ‘Back to Kenya.’” http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/10/ted-cruz-rafael-father-video-christian-tea-party

BuzzFeed. “Ted Cruz’s Dad: ‘The Average Black Does Not’ Understand The Minimum Wage Is Bad.” September 2, 2014. http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/ted-cruzs-dad-the-average-black-does-not-understand-the-mini#2kzbilm

Associated Press. “Rafael Cruz, Ted Cruz’s Father, Emerges As Outspoken Surrogate For His Son.” February 9, 2014. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/09/rafael-cruz_n_4755891.html
Faith & Liberty Talk Show. “Interview with Rafael Cruz.” July 27, 2014. https://soundcloud.com/rightwingwatch/rafael-cruz-obama-will-seize-guns-like-stalin-mao

Family Leadership Summit. “Rafael Cruz Speech.” August 11, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrEpRglQNMo#t=789

Texas Secretary of State. “Race Summary Report.” Accessed September 19, 2014. http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe; 

Federal Election Commission. “Details for Candidate ID: S2TX00312 – Ted Cruz.” Accessed September 19, 2014. http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do

OpenSecrets.org. “Jobs, Growth & Freedom Fund.” Accessed September 19, 2014. https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?strID=C00536540; 

Federal Election Commission. “Details for Committee ID: C00536540 – JOBS GROWTH AND FREEDOM FUND.” Accessed September 19, 2014. http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do?candidateCommitteeId=C00536540&tabIndex=1

Houston Chronicle. “Ted Cruz says questions about Mourdock rape comment are ‘an unfortunate distraction from the issues that matter.’” October 31, 2012. http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/10/ted-cruz-says-questions-about-mourdock-rape-comment-are-an-unfortunate-distraction-from-the-issues-that-matter/#6630101=0

CNN. “Cruz to CNN: Global warming not supported by data.” February 20, 2014. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/20/cruz-to-cnn-global-warming-not-supported-by-data/

CBS News. “Ted Cruz talks guns, same-sex marriage, Obamacare with Jay Leno.” November 9, 2013. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ted-cruz-talks-guns-same-sex-marriage-obamacare-with-jay-leno/

New York Times. “Ted Cruz on Same-Sex Marriage.” October 7, 2014. http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/ted-cruz-on-same-sex-marriage/

PLEX News. “Senator Ted Cruz Talks Politics to Sabato’s Class.” April 2, 2014. http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Senator-Ted-Cruz-Talks-Politics-to-Sabatos-Class-253641551.html

Dallas Morning News. “Perry, Cornyn, Cruz assail Medicaid expansion as unwise.” April 1, 2013. http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/04/perry-cornyn-cruz-assail-medicaid-expansion-as-unwise.html/


The Hill. “Cruz: Repeal ‘every word’ of ObamaCare.” June 7, 2014. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/208584-cruz-repeal-every-blessed-word-of-o-care

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