Newsmax: Sen. Cruz: Obama Crossed ‘Dangerous Threshold’ With Amnesty

November 24, 2014

President Barack Obama crossed a “dangerous threshold” when he bypassed Congress and acted unilaterally with an executive order on immigration, Sen. Ted Cruz told “Fox & Friends.” The Kentucky Republican said Obama had a “very strange view of how our constitutional system works” when he “demands the policy he wants, and if Congress disagrees with … Read more

The Hill: Cruz wants tax break for soldiers exposed to Ebola

November 24, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wants tax breaks for U.S. troops fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Cruz introduces S. 2965, the Operation United Assistance Tax Exclusion Act, which would extend an existing tax break for soldiers in combat zones to those who undergo a 21-day quarantine. “Once our armed forces are placed in harm’s … Read more

Breitbart: Cruz Doubles Down: Block Obama’s Appointees

November 24, 2014

Texas Senator Ted Cruz said that Congress should block all of President Obama’s nominees — other than vital national security positions — until the executive action on immigration is reversed. Appearing on Monday morning’s Fox and Friends, Cruz said that the president “has a very strange view of how our Constitutional system works. He demands … Read more

CBN News: Cruz: Obama’s Immigration Order ‘Lawless Amnesty’

November 24, 2014

President Barack Obama is defending his executive immigration order, saying he’s been very restrained on the matter. Obama says he waited a long time for Congress to act before he finally issued the order last week. But Republicans and other critics, including some liberals, say the president has overreached. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is calling … Read more

The Hill: Cruz: Block Obama’s nominees next year

November 23, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Sunday that Congress should block President Obama’s nominations, calling the president’s executive actions on immigration a “wholesale refusal” to follow immigration laws. Cruz criticized Obama’s executive orders, which allow for undocumented workers to apply for delayed deportation. The orders, announced last week, also instruct officials to only direct their … Read more

Fox News: Cruz calls on Congress to block presidential nominees over executive action

November 23, 2014

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that President Obama refuses to accept that only Congress has the authority to establish federal immigration laws and that members should block the president’s nominees and some funding until he rescinds his executive action on the issue. “This is a stunning and sad display by the president,” Cruz, a … Read more

The Washington Times: Ted Cruz: Change tax benefits for military members fighting Ebola in Africa

November 21, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, announced Friday he has introduced legislation that would entitle members of the military fighting the spread of Ebola in Africa to the same tax benefits they would get if they were deployed to a combat zone. “The morbidity rate of Ebola poses a substantial danger to those who have been … Read more

The Hill: Cruz turns to Roman orations to bash Obama immigration order

November 20, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) turned to the Roman orations of Cicero to bash President Obama’s coming executive order on immigration Thursday. He took to the floor of the Senate and delivered a speech that included one of Cicero’s most famous addresses, subbing in Obama’s name. “When, President Obama, do you mean to cease abusing our … Read more

The Washington Times: Ted Cruz invokes Cicero to knock Obama on immigration

November 20, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, turned to the ancient words of Cicero Thursday on the Senate floor to denounce President Obama’s planned actions, to be outlined Thursday evening, that are expected to grant legal status to millions of illegal immigrants in the country. Mr. Cruz invoked the words of the Roman philosopher directed more than … Read more

Houston Chronicle: Cruz invokes oratory of Cicero against Obama’s immigration order

November 20, 2014

If Sen. Ted Cruz’s speech had a familiar ring Thursday when he attacked President Obama’s executive order on immigration, it’s because the words were adapted from Cicero’s famous oratory against the Cataline conspiracy in Rome some 2,000 years ago. The Texas Republican, a former college thespian, has never been lacking for theatricality, first evidenced by … Read more