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Ted Cruz

  1. intelligencer chats
    The Political Costs of Ted Cruz’s Cancún VacationThis scandal may do lasting damage to the Texas senator — but he’s got plenty of time to ride it out.
  2. texas
    How Is Ted Cruz Trying to Defend His Cancún Vacation Now?The senator has blamed his daughters, the media, and his neighbors for his decision to ditch Texas for warm weather during last week’s freeze.
  3. politics
    Ted Cruz Abandons Millions of Freezing Texans and His Poodle, SnowflakeSnowflake was left at home while the senator and his family slipped away to Mexico.
  4. texas
    Ted Cruz Really Should Have Known BetterIt rarely goes over well when a politician vacations while their state is in crisis — as Chris Christie and several Democratic leaders have learned.
  5. scandals
    Ted Cruz Flew to Cancun While His Constituents FrozePhotos show the senator headed to Mexico with his family amid a double crisis in Texas. His lack of empathy shouldn’t come as a shock.
  6. impeachment trial
    Senate Republicans Split on Trump’s Culpability for Capitol RiotMitch McConnell wasn’t the only senator who combined a vote to acquit Trump with criticism of his conduct. But most won’t have trouble crawling back.
  7. log off
    Does Ted Cruz Truly Have Nothing Better to Do?The senator has been trying, and failing, to win a Twitter beef with actor Seth Rogen … for days.
  8. politics
    Ted Cruz’s Former Staffers Are ‘Disgusted’ by His New Low for Trump“I could have never imagined that he could have gone down this road.”
  9. capitol riot
    Impeachment Could Ban Trump From Running in 2024It’s too late for Congress to remove Trump before Inauguration Day. But a post-presidential impeachment and conviction could prevent a Trump comeback.
  10. contested election
    How the January 6 Electoral-Vote Count Will WorkIt will be a tedious day full of bogus election-fraud claims, placing Pence in a tight spot — but Congress will affirm Biden’s win in the end.
  11. contested election
    Tom Cotton Breaks With Trump on Coup Attempt in CongressThe Arkansan split with other presidential wannabes in warning that Trump is undermining an Electoral College that has served Republicans well.
  12. contested election
    Futile Ploy to Overturn Election in Congress Divides GOPRepublicans in the Senate and House are publicly at odds over a pointless plan to block the certification of Biden’s win out of loyalty to Trump.
  13. past is prologue
    The Flimsy Nixon Precedent Trump Is Seizing On to Contest Biden’s WinIn 1960, Nixon disregarded a certified Electoral College slate from Hawaii favoring him. This is not the same as Pence disregarding a national defeat.
  14. austerity
    Republicans Remember to Care About the Deficit at the Worst Possible MomentAfter taking a few years off, Republican austerity warriors are trying to shrink the stimulus bill at the last possible moment and hamstring Biden.
  15. covid-19 stimulus
    Trump Nearly Blew Up Stimulus Talks With Demand for a Big Second CheckTrump wants the kind of spending that horrifies most of his closest allies in Congress.
  16. contested election
    Will Two Alabama Extremists Force a Vote on Overturning the Election?Mo Brooks and Tommy Tuberville are two peas in a pod from the same right-wing patch and may make every Republican go on record about Trump’s claims.
  17. congress
    Congress and Trump Will Keep Bickering Through the HolidaysEndless wrangling over spending and stimulus and a likely Trump veto of a defense-policy bill are casting a pall over a holiday-decorated Capitol.
  18. vision 2020
    Ted Cruz Offers to Argue Insane Texas Election Lawsuit at the Supreme CourtTexas is asking the Supreme Court to overturn the election results of four other states.
  19. vision 2020
    Who Could Lead Trumpism Without Trump?There are several paths Republicans could take to maintain Trump’s political appeal without all the baggage.
  20. u.s. supreme court
    Senate’s Uselessness On Display As Judiciary Rubber-stamps Barrett ConfirmationThe body’s high regard for itself was never less earned than in this sham of a hearing.
  21. supreme court
    Could the White House COVID-19 Outbreak Screw Up Barrett’s Confirmation?That depends on how many Republicans can show up for key committee and floor votes.
  22. supreme court
    Trump Adds Cotton, Cruz, and Hawley to His Supreme Court Prospect ListIf you think a Justice Kavanaugh is bad, consider Justice Cotton, Justice Cruz, or Justice Hawley.
  23. coronavirus stimulus
    Republican ‘Skinny Stimulus’ Bill Just a Feeble GestureOnce this effort to get all Senate Republicans on board with a partisan proposal is past, maybe real negotiations can resume.
  24. coronavirus stimulus
    Stimulus Talks Hit Impasse With Republicans in DisarrayAt the moment, Democrats hold all the cards as Trump calls for stopgap deal on unemployment insurance and evictions.
  25. coronavirus stimulus
    The GOP’s Procrastination on COVID Relief Is InexcusableRepublicans had four months to prepare the next stimulus bill. Instead, they’re racing against the clock — and their own economic delusions.
  26. republican party
    The GOP Coalition Is Getting More Working-Class. Its Agenda Isn’t.A post-Trump, putatively “populist” GOP may make gains with working people. But there’s no sign it will serve their interests.
  27. ted cruz
    Ted Cruz Challenges 70-Year-Old Actor to Wrestling Match (Against Someone Else)On the list of Ted Cruz’s embarrassing public moments, this one ranks near the top.
  28. vision 2020
    Trump’s Ego Makes Him Willing to Run the Risk of an In-Person GOP ConventionUnless he’s lucky with coronavirus trends, the traditional in-person convention he clearly craves could create real problems.
  29. coronavirus
    Ted Cruz to Self-Quarantine After Coronavirus Exposure at CPACThe Texas Republican will spend four days in his home after shaking the hand of a CPAC attendee 10 days ago, who later tested positive for COVID-19,
  30. vision 2020
    Debate Infighting Won’t Kill Democrats’ Chances in NovemberUntil Democrats argue about their genitals, there’s a long way down to the behavior Republicans modeled before winning everything in 2016.
  31. impeachment
    Schumer and McConnell Play Chess Over Impeachment Trial RulesBoth parties want witnesses the other side opposes. Despite the posturing, a short trial with no testimony from John Bolton or the Bidens is likely.
  32. vision 2020
    Getting Hot Late Is Usually the Key to Winning IowaA good organization and momentum are both key to an Iowa caucus win, but this year there are signs of potential late shifts.
  33. vision 2020
    How Early Is Too Early to Think About a Veep?Speculation about a Warren–Gillum ticket may be premature, but it’s a good excuse to think about the factors influencing the choice of a running mate.
  34. vision 2020
    What Will Republicans Do If Trump Goes Down?It’s unlikely, but if it happens, Republicans better hope Mike Pence survives the scandal, because there’s no obvious party savior otherwise.
  35. vision 2020
    Bernie’s Plan to Thwart the Filibuster Is Needlessly ComplicatedAt the debate, Sanders described a dubious strategy for circumventing the filibuster, borrowed from Ted Cruz. Warren has a simpler idea: abolish it.
  36. politics
    Ted Cruz’s Dishonest Rhetoric About ChicagoThe senator’s attempt to use Chicago to make a point about gun control is the conservative tradition of using the city as a political football.
  37. #metoo
    How Would We Deal With Bill Clinton If Hillary Had Won?On the 42nd president’s 73rd birthday, he’s probably chafing at being forgotten, but as First Gentlemen, he could have been experiencing a nightmare.
  38. conspiracy theories
    The Conspiracist-in-ChiefTrump gravitates toward outlandish conspiracy theories to explain a fairly straightforward phenomenon: People don’t like him.
  39. a little much
    Ted Cruz’s Lawyers Compare Campaign Inconvenience to Experience of Rosa ParksThe Texas senator’s loss of $10,000 in personal funds to his campaign doesn’t quite match up to the experience of the Nobel Peace Prize winner.
  40. lgbtq rights
    Texas Republicans Fighting to Protect Chick-fil-A’s Right to DiscriminateIn a mostly symbolic fight between equality and “religious liberty,” Republicans stand up for the Evangelical chicken purveyor.
  41. politics
    Jason Alexander Is Angry at Ted CruzLike an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.
  42. mueller time
    The End of Mueller’s Probe Renewed the Right’s Hillary Clinton ObsessionTrump supporters can’t let go of their hatred of his 2016 opponent, though they ought to be focused on 2020.
  43. vision 2020
    4 Reasons Democrats Will Have a Front-runner Soon — and 3 They Won’tMore than likely someone will eventually stroll to the nomination in 2020. But maybe not so fast and maybe not at all.
  44. vision 2020
    Beto’s Cool, But Can He Win a Presidential Nomination?If O’Rourke can pass some early tests, his fundraising chops and his ability to mobilize young and Latino voters could make him formidable.
  45. 2020 presidential election
    What ‘Lanes’ Will the 2020 Democratic Candidates Run In?In a field this large and complicated, it will be tempting to imagine sub-primaries to winnow the numbers. But it may not work out that way.
  46. facial hair
    Undeterred by Critics, Ted Cruz’s Beard Grows OnIt just keeps gaining strength.
  47. 2020 elections
    Trump Planning a Real Coronation for His 2020 ConventionRepublicans don’t want to repeat the sloppy disunity of 2016’s convention. In 2020, Democrats may be the party that’s all over the place.
  48. 2020 election
    When Barack Met BetoThe flirtation of ObamaWorld with Beto O’Rourke’s presidential ambitions is worth its weight in gold to the Texan.
  49. 2020 elections
    Did Trump’s Win Mean Anybody Can Be President?The huge Democratic 2020 field that’s taking shape is an alarming sign that all standards of presidential viability have been eliminated.
  50. 2020 elections
    Beto Is No Longer Ruling Out a 2020 Presidential RunThe Texas political phenom removes one obstacle to an increasingly feasible challenge to Donald Trump.
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