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What Happened to the ‘Libertarian Moment’?

A year is an eternity in politics, the saying goes. If that's true, then two years is an eon. And it seems an eon ago that the common wisdom held that the GOP was entering its "libertarian moment," when the heirs of Barry Goldwater would finally come into their inheritance and retake the party they

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Things are heating up for Ted Cruz's primary, but he may have a unique advantage

Rare Houston Rare Houston Rare Houston Rare Houston Rare Houston Rare Houston Rare Houston Rare Houston Rare Houston In October, Steve Bannon, who had left his post as President Donald Trump's chief strategist to return to the command of Breitbart News, announced that he was declaring war on all Rep

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Texan launches primary challenge against Sen. Ted Cruz, but says they 'agree on a lot of things'

Amid national focus on harassment, Trump moves unscathed WASHINGTON - Republican media executive Bruce Jacobson launched his campaign against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz criticizing politicians who are "more interested in serving themselves and their own agendas rather than serving the people who elected th


Media Exec. for Televangelist James Robison Announces Run Against Ted Cruz in 2018 GOP Primary

Bruce Jacobson Jr., vice president of televangelist James Robison's Life Outreach International and executive producer of the preacher's syndicated television series "Life Today," formally announced Thursday that he will challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for his seat in the U.S. Senate in


13 Highlights from Mark Cuban’s Interview with Jamie Weinstein

In a wide-ranging interview with The Jamie Weinstein Show, the newest addition to NR's podcast offerings, the Dallas Mavericks owner dishes on Trump, Bannon, Ted Cruz, Howard Stern, and running for president. Dallas - Mark Cuban isn't a conservative. He isn't even really a libertarian, as he somet


American Bar Association defends its negative rating of Nebraska judge nominee

The American Bar Association went on trial as the accused at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. The hearing centered on the ABA's judgment that Steve Grasz is "not qualified" to fill a seat on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas appeare


Ted Cruz Takes On Chuck Grassley, Joni Ernst and the RFS Kleptocracy

One of the most pernicious effects of crony capitalism is that it benefits very, very few people. Usually, those who are in the business of protecting the particular crony. A great example of that is the bogus "Renewable Fuel Standard." This is a program which hurts consumers, both at the gas pump a


ABA president defends ratings of judicial nominees after GOP senators claim liberal bias

Screenshot of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. ABA President Hilarie Bass defended an ABA committee's ratings of judicial nominees on Wednesday after GOP senators charged in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that liberal bias could be swaying the evaluations. Bass said in a statement that the ABA "is a no


Ted Cruz vs the Iowans. The battle continues

A couple of weeks ago we learned that opponents of ethanol mandates weren't going to quietly slink off the stage just because President Trump and Scott Pruitt were backing up the Renewable Fuel Standard. While this subject isn't sexy enough to be making headlines on cable news these days, the fight


Mark Cuban: I turned down Valentine's Day dinner invite from Ted Cruz

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (pictured above) says his one interaction with Sen. Ted Cruz was when he said he would consider "anybody but Cruz" as a candidate during the 2016 presidential campaign. Cruz then reached out and invited Cuban to have dinner. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Dallas Mavericks owne


Jacobson Announces Cruz Challenge

Television executive Bruce Jacobson (R) "announced Thursday that he is challenging" Sen. Ted Cruz (R). "In a video, Jacobson said he's 'ready to serve my state with humility' - and took some thinly veiled shots at Cruz, who was first elected to the Senate in 2012 and unsuccessfully ran for president


Ted Cruz confirms he is holding up Northey nomination

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, confirmed this week that he will hold up the nomination of Bill Northey to a federal agriculture post until he gets a meeting with the president to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard. In a letter sent to Gov. Kim Reynolds, Cruz said he wanted to "clarify the intent of m


Cruz Rails Against ABA Vetting Amid Confusion About 8th Circuit Nominee

[caption id="attachment_4276" align="aligncenter" width="558"] Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM[/caption] After the American Bar Association gave President Donald Trump's U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit nominee an "unqualified rating," Sen. Ted Cruz questioned the


Ted Cruz pressures Iowa governor to reach deal on ethanol mandate

Sen. Ted Cruz is pressuring Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to reach a deal between oil refiners and the ethanol industry over the Environmental Protection Agency's renewable fuel mandate. Cruz, speaking on behalf of a group of eight GOP senators, wrote in a Tuesday letter to Reynolds that they do not wish t


Ted Cruz abandons Roy Moore: 'Grown men don't typically sign high school girls' yearbooks'

"I am not able to urge the people of Alabama to support his candidacy so long as these allegations remain un-refuted," Cruz said. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday withdrew his endorsement of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore after a new woman came forward with accusations


Roy Moore, Dallas Christmas parade, tax reform, Ted Cruz, health care, liberalism

Reasons not to vote for Moore Re: "Woman says Moore touched her as teenager - Accusations 'desperate political attack,' Republican candidate says," Friday news story. I think recent allegations accusing Roy Moore of sexual assault of a minor are the most egregious reasons for not voting for the man.


Cruz and Cornyn Withdraw Their Roy Moore Endorsements: Your Texas Roundup

Plus: A new study says that global warming will make Harvey-like floods way more frequent in Houston, Carlos Beltran announces his retirement, and Governor Greg Abbott gets involved in the primary races.QUOTE OF THE DAY "To be able to have success in this world, you've got to keep quiet." -A former


Overnight Finance: Senate GOP tax bill will include repeal of ObamaCare mandate | Stock surge raises pressure on GOP to deliver | Ryan hints at short-term spending bill

Greg Nash Senate GOP tax bill will include repeal of ObamaCare mandate: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell expects Paul to return to Senate next weekFormer Hill staff calls for mandatory harassment trainingGaming the odds of any GOP tax bill getting si


Breaking! TED CRUZ calls for Roy Moore to REFUTE new allegations, OR DROP OUT!!

The TedNado just touched down on Judge Roy Moore after the new damaging allegations against him. Here's what he said to a reporter at the Texas Tribune: And... "As it stands, I can't urge the people of Alabama to support a campaign in the face of these charges without serious, persuasive demonstrati


Texas heavyweights withdraw endorsements for Roy Moore to leave "final judgment" to the voters

The severity of the accusations against Roy Moore, the Republican Alabama candidate for the United States Senate, is leading Texas Republican U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz to publicly withdraw their support, and fellow lawmakers are calling for him to resign. "I believe the accusations against