PostPartisan: Ted Cruz


Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Ted Cruz ‘irresponsible’ on debt ceiling

Peddling falsehoods about what the debt ceiling is and what it isn’t.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Republicans, Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Nine selfies we’d like to see

Post editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes sketched the selfies we haven’t yet seen.

By Post Opinions Staff  |  02:36 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rob Ford, selfies, Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Replace Obamacare? With what?

There are two reasons why the Republican quest to rid the land of Obamacare is going nowhere.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:05 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, obamacare, Ted Cruz

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Ted Cruz is ‘listening to the people’ with cash

When you hear Cruz mewling about how Washington isn’t “listening to the people,” know that he’s not talking about folks in the reality-based community.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:39 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Cruz

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Ted Cruz is Sarah Palin (2013 edition)

Both of them crave media attention and blame the media for their travails.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:10 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/14/2013

No, Ted Cruz isn’t winning a presidential nomination with his shutdown antics

Party leaders, conservatives included, won’t trust his judgment after the shutdown fiasco.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Where are the arrests over the World War II Memorial protest?

If a group of people decide they don’t like the closing of facilities under the federal government shutdown, they are now empowered to take wire cutters to the locks, push aside barriers and go in and about on their merry way without fear of arrest?

By Colbert I. King  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, world war II memorial

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 10/13/2013

More cynical Obamacare antics by Ted Cruz

Of course, like a good demagogue, Cruz issues edicts he doesn’t follow himself.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:12 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obamacare, Ted Cruz

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 10/07/2013

GOP complaint: Ted Cruz is no team player

“I probably agree with him on 95 percent of the issues,” said a GOP member of Congress, “but I’ll tell you one thing: He’s never played team sports in his life.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:13 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Where are the sane House Republicans?

If they step up, the weird caucus will have nothing.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:55 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, obamacare, shutdown, Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 09/25/2013

The Insiders: Cruz is growing stronger

Sen. Cruz’s marathon speech on the Senate floor is a net-plus for his political ambitions.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:51 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Iran, Republicans, Senate, Ted Cruz, The Insiders

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Ted Cruz’s laughable “new paradigm”

Grass roots? Heh.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:47 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Cruz

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/11/2013

House Republicans turn on Senate Republicans in Obamacare fight

Further proof of a party in disarray.

By James Downie  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Govenrment shutdown, Hal Rogers, House Republicans, obamacare, Senate Republicans, Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Ted Cruz should say "No, Canada" [Update]

The Canadian-born senator should renounce his Canadian citizenship if he wants to be president of the United States.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans, Ted Cruz

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Reading invisible tea leaves

The 2016 nomination contests are underway, which means it's time to start separating what's real from the hype.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:37 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, election 2016, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Ted Cruz wants a piece of Biden

The spectacle of a Biden-Cruz debate would be must-see TV.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:48 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 05/01/2013

The Insiders: Don't underestimate Sen. Cruz

He is not afraid to ruffle some feathers in Washington, and he's got a lot of credibility with Republicans outside of the Beltway.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:15 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Republicans, Ted Cruz, The Insiders

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 04/29/2013

How to be Ted Cruz

If there are no policy differences to prove how conservative an "insurgent" is, just use procedural differences (and don't worry too much about accuracy).

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:36 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Ted Cruz: Smarter than a sixth-grader

Cruz has been in the Senate barely three months, but he has proved to be a first-class pain the butt.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:21 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Senate, Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/15/2013

No control of Ted Cruz

The end of an interview last month on "Meet The Press" would serve as an omen for things to come.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:46 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans, Senate, Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Jim DeMint is done

He sure made his mark in just eight years in the U.S. Senate.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:58 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim DeMint, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Pat Toomey, Rand Paul, Republicans, senate, Ted Cruz