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Sad Ted Cruz: Media portrayed me as a ‘whacked-out theocrat’ so Trump could be crushed by Hillary

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In an interview with Politico’s Glenn Thrush, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz outlined his plans to describe his vision of America at the Republican national convention, while blaming the media for sinking his own presidential campaign by painting him as a “whacked-out theocrat.”

Even though he has so far failed to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, the Texas Republican still landed a key speakers spot at the convention, where it is likely he will begin setting the stage for a 2020 run.

Despite describing himself as a “happy warrior,” Cruz lamented that the primary process was unfairly disrupted by the media, which relished the idea of a Trump candidacy in the belief that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would beat him easily in the general election.

“[Trump would] lose state after state after state and the media would say that he can’t be beaten … and the media liked to paint me as some whacked-out theocrat,” Cruz explained. “Four weeks before we dropped out, we were winning the race.”

“In the 30 days before Indiana primary, Trump got $500 million in free media, 90 percent was positive,” he continued. “What the media said on every station is, ‘Trump is unbeatable, he can’t be beaten’ — while he’s losing.”

While Cruz indicated that he felt Fox News was unfairly behind Trump, he saved most of his ire for other media outlets, saying they are in the bag for Clinton and that her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, received the same type of discriminatory coverage he did.

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“I think many of the mainstream media players are liberal Democrats. They intend to vote for Hillary. They believed Donald was the easiest candidate for Hillary to beat. And I think many of them wanted him to win the nomination. I don’t think it was innocent decision-making behind this,” Cruz told Politico.

“I think Hillary’s nomination and I think Donald Trump’s nomination, I think the media played decisive roles in both of them,” he continued. “We saw media as decision makers in primaries in a way we have never seen before.”

It remains to be seen if Cruz will endorse Trump — who refers to the Texas senator as “Lying Ted” — following the convention or whether he sits out the next few months and builds up support with disaffected Republicans for his next shot at the White House.

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Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos’ Seattle suburb is running out of money thanks to lax taxation

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The government of one of America's richest zip codes may soon run out of money to keep the lights on.

CNBC reports that the small town of Medina, Washington will have a budget referendum in November to raise taxes and prevent a budget shortfall in the coming fiscal year.

The idea of Medina being cash-strapped seems counter-intuitive given that both Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have houses there. What's more, Medina has an average home value of $2.77 million and a median household income of around $186,000.

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‘It can be a very rough river!’ Trump dismisses concerns about immigrants who drowned in Rio Grande

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday brushed aside questions about whether Americans should be concerned about an immigrant man who drowned along with his child while trying to cross the Rio Grande and enter the United States.

"It can be a very rough river," Trump said in explaining the immigrants' deaths.

He then went on to blame Democrats for the drowned immigrants on the grounds that changing asylum laws would purportedly deter people fleeing violence in their home countries from trying to enter the United States.

"That father, who probably was this wonderful guy with his daughter, things like that probably wouldn't happen [with different asylum laws]," he said.

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Google employees push San Francisco’s Pride Parade to exclude tech giant to protest hate speech online

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Nearly 100 Google employees asked the organizer's of the San Francisco Pride parade to ban the tech giant over its handling of hate speech online.

An online petition asked that Google be excluded from this weekend's event and removed as a sponsor of the parade, and employees sent a letter to event organizers explaining their frustration, reported Bloomberg.

“Whenever we press for change, we are told only that the company will ‘take a hard look at these policies,’” employees told the parade's board of directors. “But we are never given a commitment to improve, and when we ask when these improvements will be made, we are always told to be patient. We are told to wait."

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