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The word family has the power to stir a range of emotions. If we're fortunate to have come from a loving family, the word reminds us of time spent with those we care most about. For some, the word family may remind them of a distant relative who shows up around holidays, but remains otherwise distan
No moderator, no problem? We're about to find out in an Alabama Senate debate.
Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Roy Moore, left, and Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) are the two Republican Senate candidate for Alabama. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser/AP) Ted Cruz must be
In Texas, Al Franken keeps jabbing at Ted Cruz
AUSTIN - Comedian and current U.S. Sen. Al Franken continued his months-long attacks on U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, showing no signs of easing up even as he sat in the Texas Senator's home state. During an hour-long speech at the University of Texas Friday night, the Minnesota Democrat told more than 1,000
Sen. Cruz: 'America Is Standing With Texas'
Visits storm victims, assists with clean-up efforts in Alvin; delivers remarks at the Gulf Coast Industry Forum PASADENA, Texas - Following U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) visit in Friendswood with Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), and members of the Texas Congressional de
Cruz says it's not clear GOP can pass latest Obamacare repeal bill
The latest attempt to repeal Obamacare doesn't go nearly as far as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz wants it to, but the Republican from Houston said he will support the measure. On a radio show Thursday, Cruz said he wants every word of Obamacare repealed, but the votes are not there to do it. He said the curren
Cruz praises end of DACA but has no solution for 'Dreamers'
WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Cruz's tough stance on immigration has put him at odds with fellow Republicans in his own state as he prepares for a re-election run next year. Cruz, R-Texas, has wholeheartedly praised President Donald Trump's decision to end the Obama-era DACA program in six months. Trump als
Al Franken: No regrets on devoting chapter to his loathing of Ted Cruz
Sen. Al Franken devotes two chapters in his book, "Al Franken: Giant of the Senate," to Texas politicians. The first, Chapter 34, "I Meet George W. Bush," describes how the Minnesota Democrat and "Saturday Night Live" alumnus met the man who he had relentlessly mocked as a "terrible president," and
Ted Cruz Votes in Favor of 2018 National Defense Authorization Act
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz voted yesterday in favor of final passage of the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which provides numerous military necessities, including over $512 million in military construction funds to the state of Texas for 2018. Senator Cruz sponsored 13 amendments and c
Talk Like a Pirate
Today is international Talk Like a Pirate Day, which I I occasionally have tried to commemorate with an appropriate parody. The 2013 column I'm going to share today has the added benefit of including Donald Trump, in those blissful days when we just thought he was a nut who was demanding Barack O
Iowa GOP Decides They Will Select RNC At-Large Delegate Nominees
After the 2012 and 2016 Republican National Conventions, there was concern about Iowa's delegate selection process that led to a majority of delegates who were not supportive of presumptive nominee. In 2012, a delegation that consisted of a majority of Ron Paul supporters saw a number of them vote a
ICYMI: Sen. Cruz: 'The Entire Country Has Seen The Character of Texas
ROCKPORT, Texas - On Friday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) visited storm victims in Meyerland, Port Arthur, and Rockport. In Meyerland, Sen. Cruz visited volunteers and surveyed damage at the United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston. Later, he traveled to Port Arthur where he visited with students, teac
Stephen Colbert's Emmy monologue takes aim at Trump, Ted Cruz and Bill Maher
Did you think Stephen Colbert could host the Emmys without a few (or many) political jokes? Not a chance. Here are some of his targets from this year's monologue: President Trump "There were over 450 original scripted shows made this year. Of course, there is no way anyone could possibly watch that
PornHub Is Using The Ted Cruz Twitter "Like" As an Endorsement (NSFW)
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Danielle McLaughlin: Villains, heroes, and the bias that binds us
Columnist Danielle McLaughlin, second from right, appears on the Hannity show on Fox News with commentators Tomi Lahren, left, Gina Louden and host Sean Hannity. OPINION: It's been an interesting week on social media. Thanks to a foolish tweet, Martin Shkreli - the villainous "Pharma Bro" who hiked
Beto O'Rourke says latest polls show he's running even with Ted Cruz
Beto O'Rourke stumps in Round Rock, Texas, in April 2017 (Mark Otte/ROUND ROCK LEADER). A West Texas Democrat seeking to represent the state in the U.S. Senate asserts that he's already running even with incumbent Ted Cruz, who won the seat with 57 percent of the vote in 2012 before later running fo
Ted Cruz Says Key to GOP Tax Reform Is Repealing Dodd-Frank
As the White House courts Senate Democrats as it tries to pick up additional support for the Republican tax reform effort, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is risking alienating his colleagues across the aisle by promoting a repeal of the Dodd-Frank Act through the fast-track reconciliation process. At a Tax
Beto O'Rourke Is An Ex-Punk Rocker, And He's Coming For Ted Cruz's Senate Seat
It's a full day after Ted Cruz lit up the internet for allegedly liking a hardcore porn account's tweet on Sept. 12, and I'm on the phone with his 2018 Texas Senate opponent, Beto O'Rourke. So, of course, I bring it up. Cruz is known for his "evangelical voting conscience," which, in Texas, is the s
Ted Cruz on Tax: 'Flat Tax is the Best Lever for Job Growth and Higher Wages'
Ted Cruz has a message about tax, and it's that a flat tax is what's best for America. On Thursday, he told Fox Business, "A single flat tax that's fair and uniform for everyone. It's a big standard deduction and then everyone pays the same simple rate because I think there's power in bold simplicit
Frotcast 344: Bodega, Dan Nainan, And Charlie Sheen’s ‘9/11’
- Listen on the player above, or download as an mp3 here (right-click, save as). You can also listen on Stitcher. Matt Lieb and Joey Avery are in the Frotquarters this week, to discuss the "new" Bodega app, the Charlie Sheen 9/11 movie, and of course, Ted Cruz cranking his hog (on 9/11). We also do
Sophie the dog riffs on Senator Ted Cruz, McDonald's, Miss America, and no Xanadu
This week's Pethouse Pet of the Week riffs on Senator Ted Cruz, McDonald's, Miss America, Burger King, and no Xanadu for now. Pethouse Pet of the Week Name: Sophie, as in the Beatles' "favorite American group ... Sophie Tucker." That was Paul McCartney's joke to introduce "Till there Was You." You