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Ted Cruz: United States Republican Senator from Texas
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator for Texas since 2013. He was the runner-up for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2016 election.


Cruz refuses to wear mask outside hearing room [Video]

Cruz refuses to wear mask outside hearing room

Before speaking to reporters, Senator Ted Cruz removed his mask outside the hearing room for President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court choice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday.

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Democrats object as Senate panel sets Barrett vote [Video]

Democrats object as Senate panel sets Barrett vote

The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday scheduled an Oct. 22 vote to advance conservative appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court to the full Senate..

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Mark Cuban to Ted Cruz: White House could learn from NBA on COVID-19

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Mark Cuban and Ted Cruz trade barbs over NBA Finals ratings

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban trades Twitter barbs with Sen. Ted Cruz

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Mark Cuban Rips Ted Cruz in NBA Ratings Spat, 'You're So Full of Sh*t'

The insults are flying between Mark Cuban and Ted Cruz (again!) -- complete with cuss words and personal attacks -- and it's all over the NBA Finals ratings. This time, Cruz -- the republican senator..
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Senator Ted Cruz on filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant Supreme Court seat

Senator Ted Cruz joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the Senate fight to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant Supreme Court seat with President Trump's forthcoming nominee.
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Trump's Supreme Court Nominees List: Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz and More

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg focuses attention to a list of potential court nominees that President Trump updated last week.
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Trump unveils list of possible Supreme Court picks if reelected

The president named Senators Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley as potential picks.
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Preview: "The Takeout" with Rick Perry

Despite some teasing from President Trump, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry tells "The Takeout" that he will not seek to challenge Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in 2018.
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'Pregnancy is not a life-threatening illness': Ted Cruz takes heat for claim in call for abortion pill ban

Cruz made the comment as part of a GOP push for the FDA to declare Mifeprex, or the "abortion pill," an "imminent hazard to the public health."
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China imposes sanctions on 11 Americans, including 6 Republican lawmakers

China announced sanctions on 11 Americans for their critical views of Hong Kong. Six Republican lawmakers are on the list, including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. The move is in response to..
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Ted Cruz Was Seen on a Flight Without a Mask. His Office Says He Followed Airline Policy.

The senator’s office says he wears a mask when traveling and temporarily takes it off to eat or drink.
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China sanctions U.S. lawmakers including Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz over Xinjiang

Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were among those sanctioned by China, days after the U.S. sanctioned China over alleged rights abuses.
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Protest updates: UNLV tears down Confederate-themed statue; Sens. Ted Cruz, John Cornyn dismiss systemic racism; Richmond police chief out

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas removed its Confederate-themed mascot statue. Man charged with setting fires in Minneapolis. Latest protest news.
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Cruz gets his hair cut at salon whose owner was jailed for defying Texas coronavirus restrictions

After his haircut, Sen. Ted Cruz said, "It was ridiculous to see somebody sentenced to seven days in jail for cutting hair."
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U.S. Senator Cruz self quarantines after contact with coronavirus carrier

Two U.S. Republican lawmakers, Senator Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar, said on Sunday they will quarantine themselves after contact at a late February gathering of conservatives with someone who has..
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Sen. Ted Cruz is self-quarantining after interacting with person who tested positive for coronavirus at CPAC

Sen. Ted Cruz became the first member of Congress to self-quarantine after interacting with a person at CPAC who tested positive for COVID-19
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Senator Cruz to quarantine himself after CPAC attendee tests positive for coronavirus

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz said he has decided to quarantine himself this week until a full 14 days have passed since the CPAC conference, after one of the attendees at the meet tested positive for..
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Senators worry that asking for new impeachment trial witnesses could create lengthy executive privilege debate

Sen. Ted Cruz said calling for any additional witnesses or documents would "substantially prolong" the Senate impeachment trial.
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Ted Cruz says Ukraine 'blatantly interfered' in 2016 election during testy exchange with Chuck Todd

Sen. Ted Cruz only could point to one op-ed from a former ambassador to the U.S. as proof that "Ukraine blatantly interfered in our election."
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Sen. Ted Cruz: If new healthcare plan does not pass, will cause "political disaster for everyone"

Sen. Ted Cruz, R - Texas, says President Trump knows healthcare reform is a "big fat negotiation." The Senator adds, "If we lower premiums, that's a victory for the American people."
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Cruz: "Reason to be concerned" in Florida recount

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, discusses the vote recounts in Florida's statewide elections and President Trump's order restricting asylum-seekers at the border with Margaret Brennan.
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Cruz: Dems filibustering "common sense" steps to stop mass shootings

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Open: This is Face the Nation, November 11th

This week on Face the Nation, moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Plus, White House correspondent Weijia Jiang reports from..
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U.S. renews portion of Iran nuclear deal

Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham said they would soon advance legislation "to reverse this misguided decision"
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Beto O'Rourke says he won't run for president in 2020

"60 Minutes" asks Sen. Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O'Rourke whether they might face off again in 2020 — in a race for the White House.
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Ted Cruz on Beto O'Rourke voters: "They'll crawl over broken glass to show up"

Ted Cruz thinks Beto O'Rourke's supporters have a powerful motivation for voting in the Texas Senate race: anger over President Trump. Hear from both candidates Sunday on 60 Minutes at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
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How Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke could predict America's political future

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Texas Father Says 7-Year-Old Isn’t Transgender, Igniting a Politicized Outcry

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U.S. lawmakers urge Apple to restore HKMap app used in Hong Kong

A bipartisan group of seven U.S. lawmakers including Senators Ted Cruz, Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday urged Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook to..
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The Texas Republican sits down with Margaret Brennan to talk Hong Kong and the president's rhetoric on the Ukraine controversy.
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10/13: Mark Esper, Adam Kinzinger, Adam Schiff

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Face The Nation: Ted Cruz, Toluse Olorunnipa, Gerald Seib and Amy Walter

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Cruz says Trump should release transcripts of Biden's talks with Ukraine

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HK leader ditches meeting Ted Cruz, says the U.S. senator

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam scrapped a scheduled meeting with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, the highest profile U.S. politician to visit the city since anti-government protests broke out more than four months..
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This week on "Face the Nation": Esper, Schiff, Kinzinger, Cruz

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Sen. Ted Cruz will appear on "Face the Nation" this Sunday
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Rubio, Cruz ask Trump to keep Citgo in Venezuela opposition's hands

U.S. lawmakers including Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz wrote a letter to President Donald Trump this week requesting that he take executive action to prevent holders of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA's..
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Gun control: Alyssa Milano begs Ted Cruz 'to have the courage to lead' at meeting after Twitter spat

Fans and followers of both the actress and the Texas GOP senator were able to watch the meeting online on a video live stream. The meeting happened the same day GOP leaders on Capitol Hill met at the..
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Gun control: Sen. Ted Cruz agrees to meet with actress Alyssa Milano, spars with Chicago mayor

The Republican senator who represents Texas, the site of two recent mass shootings in the national headlines, has recently been on Twitter sparring with on the issues of gun control and gun violence..
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Sen. Ted Cruz: 'been to too damn many' shootings

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas went to Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso on Tuesday night. Afterwards, he described the gunman as "a bigoted, hateful lunatic..."  
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Ted Cruz confronted by immigration protesters chanting 'Free the children!' at Los Angeles airport

Cruz was confronted at the Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday by protesters who decried the detention of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Cruz and Ocasio-Cortez found common ground. Americans craving civility want more of this.

While politicians often go negative to win legislative fights or defeat opponents, most Americans say the heat of battle is no excuse for incivility.
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Nike flag flap leaves conservatives looking for "not so woke" shoes

Its decision to shelve a flag-themed sneaker sparks outrage from Republicans like Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell
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Ted Cruz's lawyers compare him to Rosa Parks in lawsuit

Cruz's lawyers liken him to a civil rights icon for fighting a limit on campaign financing
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The Debate Stage Will Be Crowded. Ted Cruz Can Help.

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Ted Cruz agrees with Ocasio-Cortez: Birth control should be available without a prescription

Conservative Sen. Ted Cruz has found another issue on which he wants to team up with liberal Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Birth control.
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