Ted Cruz's Democratic challenger is a small-dollars fundraising monster who won't take PAC money

Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-El Paso] raised over $2.1 million last quarter for a Senate race against bad person Ted Cruz [R-Satan's Asshole], in the form of 46,574 donations, primarily from in-state donors, with $0 coming from PACs. Read the rest

20 years ago, Ted Cruz published a law paper proving companies could always beat customers with terms of service

You might think that when companies impose crappy, abusive terms of service on their customers that the market could sort it out, by creating competition to see who could offer the best terms and thus win the business of people fed up with bad actors. Read the rest

Web's inventor and MIT prof explain ICANN to Ted Cruz, using small words

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is a corporation that manages one of the critical, centralized pieces of the internet's underlying infrastructure, the domain name system's root. Read the rest

The failed presidential campaign of Ted Cruz is like the fight to end slavery, says Heidi Cruz

On a conference call with the Ted Cruz campaign's National Prayer Team, the presidential candidate's wife Heidi Cruz said the fight to get her unelectable husband elected is pretty much exactly like the long and difficult battle to abolish slavery. This makes perfect sense in Ted Cruz World. And that's why he's unfit to govern anything but Ted Cruz World, and not America.

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Cruz to pick Carly Fiorina as running mate

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, embarking on a new phase of his campaign after it became impossible to beat Donald Trump in the first round of voting at this summer's Republican convention, is to name Carly Fiorina as his running mate. Read the rest

Ted Cruz: 'America has always been best when she is lying down with her back on the mat'

Whatever you say, Ted.

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Ted Cruz wants to radicalize U.S. Muslim neighborhoods by sending police to "patrol and secure" them

In response to the terrorist bombings in Belgium, Ted Cruz said, "We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized." Of course, sending security patrols into Muslim neighborhoods will definitely radicalize them. Then Cruz can call for a massive militarized police force to occupy the radicalized Muslim neighborhoods, making the problem even worse. Then he can boast how he was right all along. Read the rest

18-year-old Ted Cruz wants to "take over the world" and "be in a teen tit film"

"In 1988, high school senior Ted Cruz reflected on his life's ambitions while attending Second Baptist School in Houston, TX. Now, he is a Republican Senator running for the office of the President of the United States of America."

He's on his way to getting everything he asked for!

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Ted Cruz is / is not eligible to be president - legal scholars duke it out

Ted Cruz is the Schrödinger's cat of politicians. He is both eligible and not eligible to be president.

There's no argument – Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president because he was born in Canada. That's according to Mary Brigid McManamon, a constitutional law professor at Widener University’s Delaware Law School. She makes her argument in the Opinions section of The Washington Post.

The Constitution provides that “No person except a natural born Citizen . . . shall be eligible to the Office of President.” The concept of “natural born” comes from common law, and it is that law the Supreme Court has said we must turn to for the concept’s definition. On this subject, common law is clear and unambiguous. The 18th-century English jurist William Blackstone, the preeminent authority on it, declared natural-born citizens are “such as are born within the dominions of the crown of England,” while aliens are “such as are born out of it.” The key to this division is the assumption of allegiance to one’s country of birth. The Americans who drafted the Constitution adopted this principle for the United States. James Madison, known as the “father of the Constitution,” stated, “It is an established maxim that birth is a criterion of allegiance. . . . [And] place is the most certain criterion; it is what applies in the United States.”

On the flip side, Jonathan H. Adler, who teaches at the Case Western University School of Law, argues that Cruz is indeed a natural-born citizen, and therefore eligible to be president:

Ted Cruz was born in Canada.

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How is this Ted Cruz poster not totally homoerotic and weird for a presidential candidate?

“Blacklisted and Lovin' It.” $50 on the official store.tedcruz.org site. Jezebel has the backstory. Still would not have sex with.

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Survivor bandmembers “gobsmacked” at Kim Davis and Mike Huckabee using 'Eye of the Tiger' at rally

Survivor guitarist and “Eye of the Tiger” co-writer Frankie Sullivan says nobody in their camp granted permission for their 1982 hit song to be featured at a rally for Kim Davis without their permission.

Mystery megadonor for Ted Cruz campaign outed as cellphone exec

Mr. Nash, a former Yeshiva student, who co-founded PCS Wireless in 2001 as a teen, has been outed as one of Ted Cruz's biggest and most publicity-averse donors.

WATCH: The GOP primary debate, songified

"We Need Brain" is a quotation from Donald Trump at last night's GOP presidential primary debate, and it's the title of the songified version by the Gregory Brothers. Worth watching just for the GIF-able clips like these: Read the rest

Ted Cruz sore that NY Times won't let him cheat his way onto best-seller list

Ted Cruz must not have a lot of confidence in his new book, A Time For Truth. Rather than let the book makes its way to the top on its own, he and his publisher Harper Collins resorted to sneaky tactics to ensure high sales. They paid people to buy the book.
In essence, The Times accused Cruz’s publisher of trying to buy its way onto the bestseller list by having a firm like Result Source hire thousands of people across America to individually purchase a copy of A Time For Truth, in the hope that some of those retailers are on the secret list of booksellers who report their sales to the Times, or that the aggregate purchasers will simply be too high for the Times to ignore.
Conservatives are furious with The New York Times, saying it should be okay for the presidential hopeful to buy his way onto the Bestseller List. The NYT, however, says they have “uniform standards" they follow and these standards don't include enticing book consumers with cash. A Time for Truth? Hardly. Read the rest