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Michael van der Galien

Conservative libertarian blogger, editor and journalist.
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Boom! Cruz Supporters Combine to Raise Over $51 Million Dollar for Presidential Bid

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Cruz Supporters Combine to Raise Over $51 million for Presidential Bid | Cruz for President

In just over three months, campaign raises over $14.2 million and Super PACs raise over $37 million HOUSTON, Texas – Supporters of Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign have already raised more than $51 million, giving Cruz one of the strongest war chests among those running for president. In just over 3 months, the campaign has raised more than $14.2 …

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June 30, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Jeb Bush Leads in New Poll. Here’s Why Conservatives Don’t Need to Worry About It 

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Jeb Bush Leads in New Poll. Here’s Why Conservatives Don’t Need to Worry About It

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June 13, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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Earlier this week, Ted spoke with the Washington Post's James Hohmann (https://www.tedcruz.org/news/icymi-cruz-in-the-washington-post-if-you-live-by-the-pen-you-die-by-the-pen/?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonvqTOZKXonjHpfsX56%2B8lXKK%2BlMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4DTMFkI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFSLHEMaFt3LgJWBg%3D) about what the first 100 days of a Cruz administration might look like -- and we hope you're as excited for them as we are! With regard to the current administration, Ted noted, “If you live by the pen, you die by the pen. Everything put in place by executive order can be undone by executive order,” and that he'd use the transition put together a team to review every executive action made by President Obama and then rescind each and every one that exceeds "the Constitutional and legal authority of the President."

He also said he'd take quick action to ensure Iran doesn't acquire nuclear weapons, take steps to strengthen our relationship with Israel, push far-reaching tax and regulatory reform -- including a full repeal of Obamacare, and fight to put an end to Common Core. Read more from the interview here.

This week, Ted also spoke about how the upcoming King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision provides an opportunity for leadership. In the event the court rules the Obama Administration acted illegally in providing millions of Obamacare subsidies, Ted stated he opposes the approach advocated by some of continuing the subsidies through 2017. Instead he said, "I think the best legislative option is to allow states to opt out. I am cautiously optimistic that the Supreme Court will conclude in King v. Burwell that the Obama IRS disregarded the plain language of the statute and acted lawlessly. And when that occurs, it will be a real opportunity for Congress to lead. In a perfect world, we would take that opportunity to repeal Obamacare. At a minimum, we should allow states to opt out.”

We also wanted to make sure you saw this article from National Journal earlier this week. In it, Ted is deemed the "Man of the Movement" for his courtship of conservative leaders at a recent forum with six other presidential contenders. Ted was described as "pitch perfect" and it was noted he "blew everyone else out of the water." And perhaps most importantly, he laid out a real strategy to win. I hope you'll read it here https://www.tedcruz.org/press/national-journal-man-of-the-movement/?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonvqTOZKXonjHpfsX56%2B8lXKK%2BlMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4DTMFkI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFSLHEMaFt3LgJWBg%3D).

As always, we thank you for your continued support -- together we'll reignite the promise of America! 

All the best,

Jeff Roe
Campaign Manager
Cruz for President

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June 11, 2015 16 comments 2 shares 10 plus ones
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Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) today announced his endorsement of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for President.

Birdwell, one of the leading conservative voices in the Texas State Senate, stated:

“Ted Cruz articulates and demonstrates the core conservative principles upon which our country was founded. He understands what it means to fight for those principles at this critical time in our nation’s history. We desperately need that kind of leadership to defend liberty and return us to greatness, and that’s why I’m supporting Ted Cruz."

Link: http://tedcruzfacts.org/endorsements

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June 11, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Former Head Of US Military Intelligence: Iranian Nuke Deal 'Placeholder' Based On 'Wishful Thinking'

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Former Head Of US Military Intelligence: Iranian Nuke Deal 'Placeholder' Based On 'Wishful Thinking'

Suggests that “regime change” is the only way to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

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June 11, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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Ted Cruz: Now That Erdogan Has Lost the Elections, Perhaps We Can Do Business with Turkey Against ISIS

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Ted Cruz: Now That Erdogan Has Lost the Elections, Perhaps We Can Do Business with Turkey Against ISIS

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June 09, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Social media trolls of Turkey's ruling AKP now seen as ‘reason for election failure’

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"It happened because those so-called [AKP] supporters would declare me a ‘crypto’ and ‘traitor’ for writing this article. It happened because I was cursed when I asked why the social media policy of [the AKP] was left to a group of useless, nondescript people."

POLITICS - Social media trolls of Turkey's ruling AKP now seen as ‘reason for election failure’

Turkey’s pro-government media engages in a round of soul-searching over the election results, with one prominent columnist blaming the AKP’s social media trolls

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May 14, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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Conservative talker Dennis Prager explains what to do when the life you imagined collides with reality.

[VIDEO] The Secret of Happiness Exposed in One Simple Equation

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