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Report: Sen. Ted Cruz officially gives up Canadian citizenship

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has given up his Canadian citizenship, roughly nine months after learning he was a dual citizen, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. Cruz, a Republican who is widely seen to be considering a bid for the White House in 2016, received…

Texas GOP primary voters choose Tea Party candidate who claims Obama thinks he’s God

Texas Republicans aligned with Tea Party darling Ted Cruz were projected to win primary runoffs on Tuesday for two of the state’s most powerful posts, while U.S. Representative Ralph Hall, 91, was ousted by a challenger about half his age. The Tea Party win over established politicians boosts the stature…

Free Press activist: Ted Cruz is confused about what ‘net neutrality’ even means

Texas conservative Sen. Ted Cruz (R) said in a statement on Tuesday that the Federal Communications Commission should be stripped of its ability to regulate net neutrality. “Congress, not an unelected commission, should take the lead” on Internet policy, he said. Matt Wood, policy director for the Internet freedom group…

Ted Cruz’s dad: Jesus wants people to be ‘set free’ from the liberal media

Rafael Cruz, the father of Tea Party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), told a conservative media watchdog this week that it was doing what Jesus wanted by fighting the “liberal media.” In an interview with Media Research Center that was broadcast on Wednesday, MRC Latino Director Ken Oliver-Méndez asked Cruz if…

Ted Cruz: Christians shouldn’t be required to do business with gay people

Christian business owners should be able to discriminate against LGBT people and others if they believe the Bible tells them to, said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). “Everyone has to reconcile their own faith with how they interact with others, and that’s a choice you’ve got to make based on your…

Conservative scholar slams Ted Cruz’s call for unlimited sums of money in politics

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) at hearing on Wednesday said Americans should be free to give unlimited sums of money to politicians such as himself, but campaign experts — including one from a prominent conservative think tank — panned his proposal. The hearing was held by the Senate Committee on Rules…

Ted Cruz brags to Christian students: I’ve beaten atheists before, and I can do it again

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told a group of Christian college students that their religious liberty was under attack, but the likely 2016 presidential candidate assured them he had experience fighting back against the atheist hordes. “These are troubled times, and religious liberty – the very first liberty in the bill…

Sen. Ted Cruz tells ‘F*G: THE NEW N*GGER’ artist to keep fighting for liberty

Sen. Ted Cruz’s response to the posters of his tattooed body that appeared across Beverly Hills last week was memorable: Saw this, but noticed an error. So I wanted to make one thing clear: I don't smoke cigarettes http://t.co/3nn2740kkP pic.twitter.com/tPFNqg9vu8 — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 15, 2014 Cruz was so…

RAW STORY sends Roy Edroso to CPAC

We’ve been fans of alicublog writer Roy Edroso for years. Is there anyone who understands the angst of conservatives better than Roy, who rounds up right-leaning thought each week at the Village Voice? Who better, then, to hobnob with Ted Cruz and the gang. We’ll be adding Roy’s dispatches here…

WATCH LIVE: Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, and Chris Christie kick off CPAC 2014

The Conservative Political Action Conference — better known as CPAC — begins today. The conference will be opened today by Ted Cruz at 9:00 a.m., and he will be followed by a who’s who list of conservative “celebrities,” including Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, New Jersey Gov.…

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