Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Ted Cruz's file

Cruz

Republican from Texas

Ted Cruz, elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, is a candidate for president of the United States in 2016. He 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.

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RedState Gathering drawing 10 GOP presidential hopefuls to Atlanta

Folks were still cleaning up the debate podiums in Cleveland when 10 Republican candidates for president were on their way to Atlanta.

They will be in town for this weekend's RedState Gathering, a convention at the InterContinental Buckhead for conservative and party activists.

The event will be lived streamed here if you want to watch. Expected candidates and speaking times are:

Friday Aug. 7:

10:30 a.m. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

11:30 a.m. — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry

1:30 p.m. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

3:30 p.m. — Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina

4:30 p.m. — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio

Saturday Aug. 8

9:00 a.m. — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee

11:30 a.m. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

1:30 p.m. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

4:30 p.m. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. — developer Donald Trump speaks at the event's "tailgate" at the College Football Hall of Fame


 

Ted Cruz, Rick Perry among 17 Republicans debating today

Rick Perry relies on some well worn talking points in first debate.

 

 

 

Six fact-checks over Texas, our reader favorites in June

Our check into a HALF TRUE Doonesbury claim about Greg Abbott tracking the Jade Helm 15 military exercise drew the most reader views in June.

 

Our reviews of claims by the Midland County sheriff, Abbott himself and Austin City Council Member Don Zimmerman also made our top six reader favorites for the month.

Ted Cruz, new author, calls PolitiFact noxious yellow journalism

We may be making Ted Cruz sick.

 

That seems to be what the Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate thinks about PolitiFact and our fact checks, according to his just-published book, "A Time for Truth."

 

Cruz calls PolitiFact a "new, particularly noxious species of yellow journalism that is beginning to infect what passes for modern political discourse." And there’s more.

 

See Cruz’s full Truth-O-Meter report card here. COMMENT on our Facebook page.


 

Ted Cruz is in the race

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The Ted Cruz file

Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz

Age: Born Dec. 22, 1970 ( 44)

Political party: Republican

Political experience: Domestic policy advisor to the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign; associate deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission; solicitor general, state of Texas; elected in 2012 as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas.

Education: Graduated with honors from Princeton University, with high honors from Harvard Law School, was law clerk to William Rehnquist, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Hispanic to serve in that position.

Business: Private law practice

Family: He and his wife Heidi live in Houston with their two daughters, Caroline and Catherine.

Interesting factoid: Father was born in Cuba, survived being imprisoned and tortured. He fled to Texas in 1957, penniless and not speaking a word of English. He made 50 cents an hour washing dishes, put himself through the University of Texas and started a small business in the oil and gas industry. His father is now a pastor in Dallas.

Source: Cruz Senate website, news reports