One of Silicon Valley’s biggest political donors hasn’t committed yet. Yes, in the past he’s poured millions into Rand Paul’s father’s campaigns — but he’s also written big checks for Ted Cruz.
You can’t handle the sass.
Ted Cruz, a US presidential candidate, thinks it’s an attempt to hide the “warming pause”. But it was a Republican adviser who really pushed for the change.
“I’m the only one that beats Hillary Clinton in certain purple states.”
Rafael Cruz is a pastor and a prolific speaker with a compelling story — who also has a history of saying incendiary things. A BuzzFeed News review.
Shut your poutine-hole and read some constitutional law, hosers!
Cruz laid it out very clearly on Monday morning: He is running to be the social conservative candidate — the kind a Christian college student body would vote for. The largely enthused crowd had a few pockets of dissent.
It’s budget week in America: an insanely busy week of political, unlikely-to-pass votes. Here’s your preview of 2016’s TV ads.
First, Mike Huckabee. Then the world.
“I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America,” Cruz said. “And that is why, today, I am announcing that I am running for President of the United States.
This week for BuzzFeed News, David Kushner chronicles the meandering, mysterious tale of Matt DeHart. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.
Ted and Heidi Cruz have always had big ambitions for public service. A decade ago, uprooting her career was a difficult detour.
“America’s rabbi” managed to cause quite a stir in a week with bigger things on the agenda.
The Smarter Sentencing Act is being reintroduced by a bipartisan coalition of conservative and liberal senators. Update: A White House official said the Obama administration “applauds” the effort.
Most still don’t have clear answers. Carson, Cruz, and Rubio are most specific.
A senior aide tells BuzzFeed News that if Obama’s attorney general pick passes a committee vote (which seems likely), Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not stop a full Senate vote — despite calls to block nominees over Obama’s executive actions.
After playing a key role in securing Obama’s executive actions on immigration, DREAMer activists are back, confronting Republicans, with an eye towards Hillary Clinton too.
The senator’s run in with the law is revealed in his application to be solicitor general of Texas, a copy of which was obtained by BuzzFeed News.
“The First Amendment is designed to ensure a robust debate and refusing to publish the cartoons that are the alleged reason for this brutal act of murder and terror is inconsistent with the spirit of a free debate.”
“So, as usual, he’s like one big self-inflicted wound.”
The bill will keep the government funded through September of 2015.
Senators reached a deal and were expected to vote on the bill early Sunday morning.
With a key vote on a spending bill just hours away, Cruz once again has all eyes on him.
Sen. Patrick Leahy’s USA Freedom Act, which would have put some limits on the capabilities of the NSA, didn’t get the votes for full consideration.
“I also want to pass some stuff.”
What happens when you combine establishment credentials with a true believer.
The 2016 presidential hopeful drew a not-so-subtle connection between himself and conservative icon Ronald Reagan.
If Democrats fail to keep the majority in the Senate, they’ll move quickly in November to confirm the next Attorney General.
Middle East politics on the Upper West Side.