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Israeli Spy Released from Prison, Obama's Immigration Policy, Paul Ryan's House and the Rubio/Cruz Feud

November 20, 2015
Release of American spy Jonathan Pollard, dispute between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and Paul Ryan’s tenure so far.
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Ted Cruz "not a fan" of Trump's support of registering American Muslims

November 20, 2015
In the aftermath of the #ParisAttacks, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has said he would "certainly implement" a national database to register Muslims in the United States. Democratic candidates were quick to condemn Trump's comments. Hillary Clinton called it "shocking rhetoric." Bernie Sanders called it "outrageous." Republican candidates also distanced themselves from Trump. Jeb Bush called the comments "abhorrent." Even Ted Cruz, a self-described "fan" of Donald Trump, opposed the plan, citing First Amendment concerns.. "I'm a big fan of Donald Trump's," Cruz said Friday. "But I'm not a fan for government registries of American citizens. The first First Amendment protects religious liberty, and I've spent the past several decades defending the religious liberty of every American."
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Searching for the Paris Attackers, Big Democratic Donors, Voting Rights at the State Level and Few Truths in Election 2016

November 13, 2015
Investigators work to determine the planners of the Paris attack, Democratic donors have yet to give money, and Ted Cruz's debate truth.
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Cruz’s quiet fundraising strength: A network of wealthy donors

October 27, 2015
Matea Gold, Katie Zezima | The Washington Post
Wealthy investors shot skeet with Sen. Ted Cruz in Park City, Utah, earlier this month. Conservative lawyers gathered in a clubby Washington restaurant last week to raise money for his presidential bid. And on Monday, billionaire technology entrepreneur Darwin Deason and five other wealthy Texans announced that they were coming aboard his campaign.
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GOP candidates make pitches to evangelical voters

October 19, 2015
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
A half-dozen GOP presidential candidates auditioned Sunday before an audience of more than 6,000 religious conservatives, who seemed particularly stirred by their fiery home-state senator, Ted Cruz.
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Ted Cruz more alienated in Senate than ever

July 29, 2015
Manu Raju, Burgess Everett | POLITICO
Rand Paul embarrassed Mitch McConnell a few months ago by forcing parts of the PATRIOT Act to expire on the Senate majority leader’s watch. But on Tuesday, McConnell rewarded his fellow Kentuckian by tapping him to help lead the charge to defund Planned Parenthood.
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Senate smackdown: Ted Cruz, Mike Lee efforts squelched by leaders

July 27, 2015
Manu Raju, Burgess Everett | POLITICO
Ted Cruz just wanted a roll-call vote on Sunday. Instead, he got a smackdown. Republican leaders, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), delivered what senators described as punishment for Cruz’s brazen floor tactics — the Texas senator first accused McConnell of lying and later sought to change Senate procedures in order to push for an Iran-related amendment.
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