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The GOP takes a step back from the brink

By Jennifer Rubin<p>Opinion writer<p>The GOP will have two problems for the foreseeable future: Donald Trump and the talk radio/tea party/Freedom Caucus/Heritage Action axis of manufactured outrage, phony facts and anti-government zealotry. The former will, we fervently hope, be solved when Trump (if he …

Tea party favorite Tim Huelskamp loses Kansas primary

By Catherine Ho<p>, Reporter<p>Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who repeatedly clashed with Republican House leadership, lost Tuesday’s primary to a local physician.<p>Huelskamp, first elected to Congress in 2010, lost to Roger Marshall by a large 13-point margin …

Appeals Court Revives Cases Against IRS for Targeting Tea Party Groups

A federal appeals court ruling has revived two lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service stemming from the agency's alleged mistreatment of …

Tea Party

Documents Show IRS Officials Should Have Been Charged Over Tea Party Targeting

Recently released FBI interviews show the Department of Justice’s failure to prosecute the Tea Party-targeting Internal Revenue Service (IRS) …

Tea Party

Court says IRS must prove it stopped tea party targeting

A federal appeals court slapped the IRS with yet another rebuke Friday, ruling that it did, in fact, discriminate against tea party groups and …

Tea Party

The next head of the RNC: Ted Cruz's VP choice?

I’m amused at the thought of one-half of the Cruz/Fiorina ticket taking command of the Republican establishment.<p>She’ll have more name recognition …

Senator Ted Cruz Visits Laredo

<b>LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) -</b> U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is now back on the job as Texas' senator, but he's not taking a break during this congressional …

Republicans

Ted Cruz Is Not Shaking in His Boots

Republicans are talking about support for a primary challenge to Ted Cruz when he runs for re-election in 2018. I suspect the Texas senator is not shaking in his boots.<p>Why not? After all, Republican party actors remain sharply split over him. A small number of movement conservatives consider him a …

Republicans

Texas GOP insiders urging Rep. McCaul to run against Ted Cruz in 2018 | Fox News

Some Republican donors and politicians, angered over Ted Cruz’s speech at last month’s Republican National Convention in which he did not endorse Donald Trump’s bid for president, are urging Rep. Michael McCaul to run against the Texas senator in 2018.<p>Numerous influential Republicans in Texas are …

Sen. Ted Cruz takes aerial tour of Fort Bliss

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, went on an aerial tour of Fort Bliss on Tuesday with some of the installation’s key leaders.<p>Cruz did the tour with Maj. …

Ted Cruz

Muste Gets Cruzed

The A.J. Muste building, at 339 Lafayette at Bleecker Street, has been completely covered from head to foot in green plywood. This weekend, the …

Real Estate

Touring Texas, Ted Cruz Calls for "Return to Common Sense"

Ted Cruz, seeking to reconnect with Texans after a brutal presidential race, told business leaders in San Antonio on Wednesday that the United States …

Common Sense

Ted Cruz prediction coming true – Hillary making moves in DEEP RED state…

According to CNN’s Betsy Klein, there are signs that Ted Cruz’s prediction during the primary is coming true:<p>.@tedcruz warned in spring a Trump …

Ted Cruz

Trump's loss could make the GOP extinct

Please understand this: I've never taken the Never Trump blood oath.<p>I deeply respect this decision that many other conservatives have made, though. I …

Republicans

Trumped nationally, Ted Cruz looks to get his Texas groove back

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was crisscrossing Texas this week, meeting with constituents in Houston, El Paso, San Antonio, Laredo, Amarillo, Lubbock, Dallas …

Republicans

Cruz demands answers on $400 million payment to Iran

<i>Updated at 6:20 p.m. with comment from the Treasury Department</i><p>WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz joined Sen. Mike Lee of Utah in raising new doubts Friday …

U.S. Dept. of State

Who's Sorry Now? As Donald Trump Self-Destructs, Ted Cruz Is Probably One Of The Few Republicans Smiling Right Now

Ted Cruz must be a happy camper these days. With Donald Trump spiraling into an epic meltdown not seen since Britney Spears shaved her head, he is among only a handful of Republican leaders who stoically refused to endorse Trump from the onset. As such, he is poised to emerge with incredible …

The last person you’d expect just suggested he’d be okay with a Hillary Clinton presidency

By Amber Phillips<p>, Reporter, The Fix<p>Republican leaders are already facing the possibility that Hillary Clinton will win the White House in November. Now they may be weighing what comes next.<p>Very conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) just suggested — in public — he could work with Clinton if she …

How We Killed the Tea Party

Greedy super PACs drained the movement with endless pleas for money to support “conservative” candidates—while instead using the money to enrich themselves. I should know. I worked for one of them.<p>As we watch the Republican Party tear itself to shreds over Donald Trump, perhaps it’s time to take …

Government

SpaceX sticks the landing again after Falcon 9 rocket launch

SpaceX is starting to make this look (relatively) easy.<p>Keeping plenty of space-loving Americans up late on a Saturday night, it successfully …

Brexit could be pushed back until 2019: report

The British newspaper The Sunday Times has reported that officials are warning of a potential delay in the UK's leaving the EU. Prime Minister …

Lucas and Hamill lead tributes to Kenny Baker, Star Wars R2-D2 actor

<b>Star Wars' George Lucas and Mark Hamill are among the big names paying tribute to actor Kenny Baker, who has died aged 81, describing him as "the heart and soul of R2-D2".</b><p>Baker made his name as the robot in the first Star Wars film in 1977 alongside Anthony Daniels' C-3PO character.<p>Lucas said Baker …

Star Wars

One person shot in Milwaukee during 2nd night of skirmishes

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police said one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim …

Law Enforcement

Milwaukee protests turn violent after officer fatally shoots fleeing man

By Peter Holley<p>, Reporter<p>A north Milwaukee neighborhood is rocked by violence sparked by a police shooting of a man who was fleeing a traffic stop.<p>A north Milwaukee neighborhood is rocked by violence sparked by a police shooting of a man who was fleeing a traffic stop.<p>Angry demonstrators clashed …

Law Enforcement

Kenny Baker, 'Star Wars' Actor Behind R2-D2, Dead at 81

Kenny Baker, the actor who portrayed the robot R2-D2 in six <i>Star Wars</i> films, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 81.<p>Baker’s niece Abigail …

Louisiana Flooding: At Least Three Dead as Officials Warn of More Rain to Come

EAST BATON ROUGE, La. — More than 20,000 people have been rescued after massive floods swept across Louisiana, and officials warned Sunday that even though the rain had subsided, dangers loomed.<p>"It's not over," Gov. John Bel Edwards said Sunday. "The water's going to rise in many areas. It's no …

Senators demand US halt inquiries into climate denial by oil companies

Five hardline conservatives tell Department of Justice to stop any investigations into whether companies lied to the public about climate change<p>Five hardline conservative senators, including former presidential candidate Ted Cruz, have demanded the US justice department stop all investigations into …