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Ted Cruz

  1. early and often
    Will Any Republicans Jump Into Trump’s 2024 Snake Pit?A lot of Republicans might be tempted to take on a weakened Trump in the primaries, but they’ll remember how he treated his 2016 rivals.
  2. texas school shooting
    For Trump and Other NRA Speakers, the Answer to Uvalde Was More GunsThe horror of Tuesday’s school shooting in Texas left an impression at the NRA’s annual conference, but it didn’t make a difference.
  3. u.s. supreme court
    Ted Cruz Outdid Himself in the Jerkiness DepartmentBy going out of control while asking tendentious questions, the Texan put on an embarrassing display, presumably for the MAGA galleries.
  4. politics
    Ted Cruz Brings Culture War to Ketanji Brown Jackson HearingsThe senator grilled the Supreme Court nominee on the picture book Antiracist Baby as part of a dubious attempt to link her to critical race theory.
  5. just asking questions
    Was Ted Cruz Right About Russia?He spent years fighting Putin’s prized pipeline, which Biden allowed to go forward until the war.
  6. politics
    Trump Thinks DeSantis Owes Him EverythingIf the Sunshine State ingrate aspires to a political destiny independent of Trump, the former president will give him the Brian Kemp treatment.
  7. the national interest
    Ted Cruz Begs Carlson’s Forgiveness for Being Mean to Violent InsurrectionistsCruz traded one of his few remaining scraps of dignity for a kind word on Fox News on Thursday night.
  8. politics
    Ted Cruz (Mistakenly) Touts His 2024 Presidential OddsThe senator noted that “historically the runner-up is almost always the next nominee.” It’s a common but untrue hypothesis.
  9. 2022 midterms
    Beto O’Rourke Is Running for Governor in TexasThe former Democratic phenom must overcome past questions to challenge a strong but vulnerable Republican incumbent in a red state turning purple.
  10. vision 2024
    Has Trump Spoiled the GOP for More Rational Leaders?If Trump doesn’t run in 2024, other Republican presidential contenders will have a hard time rivaling his unique demagogic appeal.
  11. vision 2024
    Is Sarah Huckabee Sanders Already Auditioning for Vice-President?It’s one theory for why she’s running a savage culture-war campaign for Arkansas governor. The others are scarier.
  12. the national interest
    Ted Cruz Called Corporate Whore by Ted CruzIt’s one of his fairest attacks.
  13. cancel culture
    Ted Cruz Wants to Cancel John BoehnerThe great champion of liberty against “cancel culture” is raising money from people who want to watch him burn Boehner’s book.
  14. the national interest
    Republican Senators Make Goonish Threat Against Major League BaseballSpeak up for voting rights, and the antitrust exemption gets it.
  15. republicans
    Trump and Rubio, Best of FrenemiesRubio seems as tormented as ever by the man who rolled over him five years ago.
  16. republican party
    Conservative George W. Bush Is Now Too Liberal for His PartyGeorge W. and Jeb Bush once defined not just Republicanism, but movement conservatism. Both have changed decisively after Trump.
  17. donald trump
    Poll Confirms That It’s Still Trump’s Party, for NowA new survey shows that he’s still the favorite of three of five Republican “tribes.”
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.”
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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,
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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