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WATCH: Ted Cruz divulges that he hasn’t raised enough money to compete with Beto O’Rourke’s TV ads

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During a Republican gathering in North Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) admitted that he hasn’t raised enough money to compete with Beto O’Rourke’s TV ads.

 Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the sitting senator complained about voters being “flooded” with ads from his challenger — and acknowledged that O’Rourke out-fundraised him.

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“We’re seeing the airwaves flooded [with O’Rourke’s TV ads],” Cruz said. “We’ve got to save our resources to turn out and mobilize conservatives.”

GOP operatives that spoke with the Star-Telegram said much of the fervently Obama-opposing voters that led to Cruz’s election to the Senate in 2012 have shifted their focuses elsewhere.

“All of the grassroots enthusiasm that drove tea party fundraising spends all of its time supporting [Donald] Trump on Twitter,” one operative told the newspaper. “There so much focus on Trump, it’s really sucked a lot of the oxygen out of the small-dollar enthusiasm.”

Cruz himself seemed to note that opposition to the current president is driving his opponent’s constituency.

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“There’s no doubt that anger is a powerful political motivator,” the senator told the Star-Telegram. “Even though they have divisions amongst themselves, the hatred of President Trump is unifying many on the left.”


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Judiciary Democrats schedule Trump ‘corruption’ hearing on ’emoluments and profiting off the presidency’

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The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a "corruption" hearing on President Donald Trump's business practices.

The committee on Tuesday, which is controlled by Democrats, posted a notification about the hearing on its website.

The hearing is titled "Presidential Corruption: Emoluments and Profiting Off the Presidency." It is scheduled for Sept. 23 at 2 pm. A witness list was not immediately available.

Trump's opponents have argued that he has violated the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution by profiting off foreign dignitaries who visit his hotels and restaurants.

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Attack on Saudi Arabia came from Iran: US official

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The United States has concluded the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities was launched from Iranian soil and cruise missiles were involved, a US official told AFP on Tuesday.

The official, who declined to be identified, said the United States was gathering evidence about the attack to present to the international community, notably European allies, at the UN General Assembly next week.

Asked if Washington was certain that the missiles had been launched from Iranian soil, the official answered: "Yes."

The weekend strikes on Abqaiq ?- the world's largest oil processing facility ?- and the Khurais oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia have roiled global energy markets.

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The View audience goes wild when Meghan McCain and Abby Huntsman get schooled on democratic socialism

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Both conservatives on "The View" warned of the dangers of democratic socialism, but co-host Joy Behar drew a rowdy response with her impassioned defense of wealth distribution.

The panelists were discussing Sen. Elizabeth Warren's climb in the polls, and Meghan McCain speculated about the possibility of the Massachusetts Democrat heading into a contested Democratic convention with Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

"I happen to love Elizabeth Warren," Behar said. "I think she would make a magnificent president, and I think this whole talk about she's too far to the left is a lot of hooey, frankly."

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