Republicans will lose the 2016 presidential election if they nominate an "establishment" GOP candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz has told Newsmax TV. Cruz predicted that a candidate in the mold of a Mitt Romney, John McCain, or Bob Dole will nearly guarantee that Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the White House. [ECS]
"The Constitution makes clear that Congress must approve international agreements like the one President Obama is negotiating with Iran. A nuclear Iran is the single greatest threat to our national security and also poses an unacceptably high risk to Israel. Reviewing this deal and deciding whether or not to consent to it may well be the most important function of this Congress. It is not something that should be rushed, and it is imperative that, at the very least, the President obtain majority support for his deal from both Houses of Congress before moving forward..."
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Ted Cruz slammed the new Senate Republican majority Sunday for refusing to block Loretta Lynch’s nomination as Attorney General. He said that the Republican majority could continue to block the nomination if they wanted to and it’s something he’s urged them to do because of her admitted intention to run the DOJ just as Eric Holder did. Read more: [ECS]
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"The Framers built checks and balances into the Constitution to prevent the President or any other branch of government from consolidating and wielding all power. “The accumulation of all powers . . . in the same hands,” wrote James Madison, is “the very definition of tyranny.” But these checks and balances have failed to stop President Obama’s lawlessness." [ECS]
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“We have seen over the last six years, [the Obama] administration has been the most antagonistic administration in the history of this country to the nation of Israel,” Sen. Ted Cruz told a gathering in New Hampshire. “The president boycotted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s recent speech, which had a clarity, a moral gravity, a recognition of the threat that is coming from Iran, a nuclear Iran, and I believe we are reliving Munich in 1938 under the Obama administration with this misguided policy.”
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AN ISLAMIC EXTREMIST accused in the death of a young mother accidentally shot himself, leading police to an arsenal of heavy weapons he was planning to use in an imminent attack on one or more churches, according to French Prime Minister Manuel Vall.
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"Obama is a disaster because he’s an unmitigated socialist, what he believes is profoundly dangerous, and he’s undermined the Constitution and the role of America in the world. I think the test we ought to apply is not what job title a person had. I think the test we ought to have is: Who has stood up and fought?” Source
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