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 Ted Cruz "was just bribed by the Kochs to introduce a bill that would give them and their allies America’s national forests, parks, and other public lands and open them for mining, drilling, fracking and logging."

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."

Recent stories featuring Ted Cruz

Unsupported claim: Ted Cruz took a bribe to file federal lands proposal:

Ted Cruz took a bribe from the billionaire Kochs to make a proposal, a pro-Democratic group said.

That's ridiculously unfounded.

Cruz cruises, Perry closes, Davis 10th--Abbott out of running:

Winners: Ted Cruz and Rick Perry, while Wendy Davis landed 10th and Greg Abbott didn’t make the cut.

Rest easy, punditoids. We’re solely talking about July's 10 most-viewed PolitiFact Texas fact checks, including three Pants on Fire results.

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.

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