Ted Cruz http://tpr.org en Cruz, Abbott Tour Lackland; Blame Obama For Influx Of Unaccompanied Minors http://tpr.org/post/cruz-abbott-tour-lackland-blame-obama-influx-unaccompanied-minors <p>Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Attorney General Greg Abbott toured Lackland Air Force Base today to see first hand the influx of minors who have crossed into the United States without their guardians. The two Republican figureheads are placing the blame on President Obama.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:30:09 +0000 Joey Palacios 33895 at http://tpr.org Cruz, Abbott Tour Lackland; Blame Obama For Influx Of Unaccompanied Minors Straw Poll At Texas GOP Convention Pits Perry Against Cruz In GOP Presidential Run http://tpr.org/post/straw-poll-texas-gop-convention-pits-perry-against-cruz-gop-presidential-run <p></p><p>The Republican Party of Texas chairman and a political expert predict that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will win the convention's presidential straw poll being conducted this week in Fort Worth.</p><p>Perry spoke today at the 2014 Republican State Convention, which was <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/06/05/last-gop-convention-perry-signs-without-goodbye/" target="_blank">streamed online via the Texas Tribune</a>.</p><p>"We need to set the stage for 2016, when we will win the White House and we will rebuild the American dream,” Perry said to the crowd.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:18:09 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32936 at http://tpr.org Straw Poll At Texas GOP Convention Pits Perry Against Cruz In GOP Presidential Run Texas House And U.S. Senate Take On Nonprofit 'Dark Money' Disclosure http://tpr.org/post/texas-house-and-us-senate-take-nonprofit-dark-money-disclosure <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week both a U.S. Senate committee and Texas House committee took up the issue of whether political nonprofits should be required to disclose their campaign contributions.</span></p><p>Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are concerned with how these groups are trying to buy elections thanks to laws that don't require such groups to report their campaign contributions.</p><p>At the U.S. Senate Campaign Finance Committee hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas argued that campaign contributions are a form of free speech.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 20:17:27 +0000 Ryan Poppe 30997 at http://tpr.org Gov. Perry, Sen. Cruz Visit Wounded At Fort Hood http://tpr.org/post/gov-perry-sen-cruz-visit-wounded-fort-hood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following their visit with those wounded in this week's shooting rampage at Fort Hood, both Gov. Rick Perry and Sen.Ted Cruz declined to comment on whether anyone should be allowed to concealed carry on a military base. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Perry said what has happened at Fort Hood for a second time is not an easy thing to swallow.</p><p>"There aren’t any easy answers to what occurred here, and there’s no way to wish away the suffering that’s occurring for those that have been caught in this very senseless act of violence,” Perry said.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:34:23 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29518 at http://tpr.org Cruz Green Eggs And Ham: Political Hit Or Miss? http://tpr.org/post/cruz-green-eggs-and-ham-political-hit-or-miss Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin. This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, parenting can sometimes seem like the best of times and the worst of times. We'll check in with our diverse roundtable of parents to talk about some of our biggest parenting hits and misses of the year. And we'll hear from you. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:27:00 +0000 editor 24349 at http://tpr.org Is Sen. John Cornyn Conservative Enough For Texas? http://tpr.org/post/sen-john-cornyn-conservative-enough-texas Being an incumbent ain't what it used to be.<p>Texan John Cornyn is the No. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:19:28 +0000 editor 23529 at http://tpr.org Is Sen. John Cornyn Conservative Enough For Texas? Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Has A Hit Coloring Book http://tpr.org/post/texas-sen-ted-cruz-has-hit-coloring-book Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. A book on dinosaurs is usually the top seller for a St. Louis publisher of coloring books. This week its best seller stars Senator Ted Cruz. It's not a spoof, it really is meant for kids. The cover shows Cruz pointing to a tea plant with leaves reading Ten Commandments and gun rights. Kids can color in the senator giving a speech against Obamacare. Or for those who prefer blue to red, the publisher always offers an Occupy Wall Street book. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:52:00 +0000 editor 23490 at http://tpr.org New Polling Numbers Show Support For Cruz Remains Strong http://tpr.org/post/new-polling-numbers-show-support-cruz-remains-strong <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2013/11/05/uttt-poll-cruz-control/" target="_blank">poll out from the University of Texas at Austin's Texas Politics Project and Texas Tribune</a> shows state support for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is growing.</span></p><p>The Texas Politics Project polled Cruz’s favorability rating just before and just after his quasi-filibuster aimed at defunding the Affordable Care Act that ultimately shut down the federal government.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:57:23 +0000 Ryan Poppe 21475 at http://tpr.org New Polling Numbers Show Support For Cruz Remains Strong Voter ID Name Mismatch Affecting Texas Women At The Polls http://tpr.org/post/voter-id-name-mismatch-affecting-texas-women-polls <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> There are reports that the state's new voter ID law is causing problems for women at the polls whose names on their drivers license don't exactly match their voter registration card. A closer look at Prop. 5, the reverse mortgage issue on this year's statewide ballot. <em>Also on this show:</em> Kinky Friedman back in politics, Ted Cruz' father steps into the limelight.</p><p><strong>Does new voter ID law disenfranchise women?</strong></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:14:50 +0000 David Martin Davies 20914 at http://tpr.org Voter ID Name Mismatch Affecting Texas Women At The Polls Texas Vs. Utah: A Tale Of Two Government Shutdowners http://tpr.org/post/texas-vs-utah-tale-two-government-shutdowners Two Tea Party-backed, defund-Obamacare-or-we'll-shut-down-the-government Senate leaders. Two very different outcomes.<p>Ted Cruz, who became the public face of the shutdown strategy with his 21-hour talkfest on the Senate floor, has gone back to Texas a conquering hero. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:01:00 +0000 editor 20762 at http://tpr.org Texas Vs. Utah: A Tale Of Two Government Shutdowners