Ted Cruz's file:
Cruz

Republican from Texas

Ted Cruz, elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2012, is the former solicitor general for the state of Texas, previously serving as the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as a domestic policy advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign, according to his campaign biography.

Recent statements involving Ted Cruz

Says children are coming into the U.S. in "staggering numbers" because  President Barack Obama "has been promising amnesty."

Says 95 percent of people caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border said in a survey "we are coming because we’ve been promised amnesty."

Says Barack Obama broke a decades-old policy of "not negotiating with terrorists."  

The Obama administration spent "$205,075 in ‘stimulus’ funds to relocate a shrub that sells for $16."

"Ted Cruz has been to Iowa four times. Rio Grande Valley of Texas -- just once."

Recent stories featuring Ted Cruz

Hobby Lobby blowback, Ted Cruz, National Right to Life: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup:

Hillary Clinton weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby decision, while Sen. Ted Cruz claims the president wants amnesty for border-crossers. Are they right? PolitiFact Oregon checked.

Ted Cruz: Barack Obama has been offering amnesty to illegal immigrants:

Cruz says Obama has been offering amnesty to illegal immigrants.

Not so, we conclude, and a former president figures into the story.

Is Ted Cruz, victor of Texas straw poll, eligible to run for president?:

Ted Cruz won a presidential straw poll of Texas Republicans taken last week.

But is the Canada-born Cruz constitutionally eligible to run? A PolitiFact team looked at that last year.

Dewhurst bests Cruz -- in most popular fact checks:

David Dewhurst claims about Dan Patrick and Wendy Davis and a Ted Cruz claim about Barack Obama fueled our most-viewed fact checks in May. The top 5 just ahead...

Cruz versus Perry for president featured on a Google Hangout:

PolitiFact welcomed us to its inaugural Google Hangout this week. We talked about the prospect of Ted Cruz and Rick Perry vying for president--and how you can win a PolitiFact Texas coaster.

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