Right Turn: Sen. Ted


Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Why right-wing isolationists are losing

Rand Paul’s world view is out of step with his party.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:54 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 04/08/2014

To curb Iran, should we give Israel bunker busters?

What will we do when there is no Iran deal in July?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:22 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/03/2014

With the U.N. ambassador nomination, Iran shows its stripes

The president continues to ignore the nature of the Iranian regime

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Ted Cruz 2, Rand Paul 0

Sen. Ted Cruz runs right of Sen. Rand Paul on two fronts.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:55 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Ted Cruz not so popular back home

Ted Cruz’s electability problem

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:16 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Rand Paul’s fake foreign policy

Sen. Rand Paul falsifies a foreign policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Will Cruz learn a valuable lesson?

Sen. Ted Cruz might learn a good lesson from the post-CPAC dust-up.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Governors: Stand and deliver

Governors can’t have a rhetorical position at the expense of a governing result.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, 2016 Republicans, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/21/2014

‘Yond Cassius . . . er . . . Ted Cruz’

He makes far too many enemies for too little positive result.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Why continue to negotiate with Iran?

President Obama is stalling, just like the Iranians.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:09 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz, WMD's

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Cruz vs. Obama on foreign policy

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) attacks Obama’s foreign policy weakness.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Presidential contenders’ travails in the Senate

It isn’t easy running for president from a conservative soap box in the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, GOP Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Thanks, Ted

Thanks to the Texas senator, the Republican Party is back on track.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, GOP, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Character matters most

In evaluating candidates and officials, we need to focus more on core traits.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democratic Party, GOP, Obamacare, Presidential elections, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Enough already, say respected conservatives

Incentives must change for the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, conservative movement, Government shutdown, Jim DeMint, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Wearing out his welcome, already?

It is easy to wear out your welcome in politics, especially if you yell non-stop.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, Republicans 2016, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Rick Perry vs. Ted Cruz

Gov. Rick Perry shows a governor’s advantage.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, Gov.. Rick Perry, Republicans 2016, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Battling people in a parallel universe

The Cruzans are in their own universe where facts don’t matter.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:16 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2014, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruuz

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Advancing the interests of whom, exactly?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and company misrepresented their fight from start to finish.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/17/2013

What will mainstream conservatives do?

We know what the right-wingers will do, but what about mainstream conservatives?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Who's in touch with those 'grassroots'?

Which segment of the GOP is in touch?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown, Obamacare defunding, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Cruz crumbles

The Texas senator is no longer the top dog in the CR fight.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate GOP

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Shutdown prognosis: Dicey but not dire

Don’t take the mainstream media, House GOP zealots or Sen. Ted Cruz too seriously in estimating the chance of a shutdown.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Peddling snake oil

Sen. Ted Cruz and friends continue to tell their followers a gigantic whopper.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Ted Cruz’s logic problems

Gov. Rick Perry calls Sen. Ted Cruz’s tune?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:29 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov.. Rick Perry, Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 09/26/2013

The GOP’s fork in the road

Republicans lack a single figurehead so they must collectively decide what they want the party to be.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:31 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cosnervative movement, GOP, Jr., Sen. Ted Cruz, William F. Buckley

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Where are we? Why is Cruz surrendering time?

Sen. Ted Cruz’s 21 hours of fame are over.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:23 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Ten things more productive than a phony filibuster

Ten ideas better than a Cruz talk-fest

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 09/25/2013

So long and farewell to the Obamacare fight, you appeasers

Is Cruz going to do what he promised?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:56 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Govenrment shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 09/25/2013

What happens when the fake filibuster stops?

After the current jabbering stops, won’t Cruz have to vow to filibuster anything the Senate and House can pass?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:17 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Cruz’s end game

This end game isn’t about Obamacare, it’s about Sen. Ted Cruz.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Why do Cruz and Heritage Action do what they do?

There is a serious disconnect between right-wing media and the electorate as a whole.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Why Cruz’s filibuster isn’t really a filibuster

In the end, Cruz is almost alone, without even a real filibuster.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/24/2013

An interesting Tuesday lunch

Question time for Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  continuing resolution, Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Mie Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/23/2013

What matters and what doesn’t in the Obamacare fight

Despite the headlines, certain things this week just don’t matter.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Who is helping the GOP in the Senate?

Insiders hurt the GOP in the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate 2016

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Cruz and Lee found out: They’ve got nothin’

The shutdown squad has no clothes.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Ted Cruz’s blunder enrages House GOP

Sen. Ted Cruz slipped, revealing he’s got nothing more than talking points on defunding Obamacare.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:17 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  continuing resolution, Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Ted Cruz knows nothing about Jesse Helms

Ted Cruz doesn’t understand Syria or Jesse Helms.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz, Syria

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Where isolationism leads

Isolationism is dangerous and ultimately immoral.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/26/2013

How smart is Ted Cruz?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) isn't dumb, which makes his antics worse.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Look on the bright side

Look on the sunny side. Not everything is in chaos.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Foreign policy, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 08/11/2013

Don't bother: The pols who won't make it in 2016

The candidates who will fade fast, if they try to run in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:02 AM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Rick Santorum, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Oh, never mind, says the shutdown caucus

The shutdown caucus has few GOP troops behind them.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Running away from his own words already?

The Texas senator tries to wriggle away from his own words.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:56 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Did the South win Pickett's charge, Sen. Cruz?

If the Texas senator thinks the Clinton-Gingrich government shutdown was a win for the GOP, then he wasn't paying attention.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:29 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Cruz is right: The GOP should be 'scared'

Ted Cruz has it partially right about 'scared' Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, GOP, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Ted Cruz and the company he keeps

The Texas senator shows he's not smart or sophisticated, but is intoxicated by right-wingers' attention.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Cruz has it wrong, again

Sen. Ted Cruz misunderstands presidential politics.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:34 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Ted Cruz's adversarial relationship with facts

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) would do well to stick to the facts.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, Hispanics, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Getting Hispanic support by voting against immigration reform?!

The idea that Republicans can win Hispanics by opposing immigration reform is nutty.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Hispanics, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 06/26/2013

The anti-immigrant crew goes off the rails

Immigration reform opponents have gone beyond the pale in their attacks on colleagues, the press and Senate protocol.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Cruz: So much heat, so little light

Sen. Ted Cruz shows his true stripes on immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Need to challenge dangerous cluelessness about Iran

Three Republicans help explain the nature of the Iranian theocracy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Sanctions, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/31/2013

More facts for Gang of Eight

Yet another study supports the fiscal benefits of immigration reform, but to die-hard opponents, any legalization plan is unacceptable.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Tom Coburn

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Don't be a jerk, Sen. Cruz.

The Texas senator isn't helping himself by publicly complaining about his colleagues.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:28 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Who matters and who doesn't in immigration reform

Senators who want no immigration bill now are at a disadvantage.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Cruz, McCain and Romney: Missed manners

Mitt Romney, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. John McCain showed the benefit of good manners and the peril of rudeness.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:47 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, conservative movement, CPAC, Rand Paul, Rep. Paul Ryan, Republican Party, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Ted Cruz