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Cruz also successfully defended, in Medellin v. Texas , the State of Texas against an attempt to re-open the cases of 51 Mexican nationals, all of whom were convicted of murder in the United States and were on death row. Bush Administration , the petitioners argued that the United States had violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by failing to notify the convicted nationals of their opportunity to receive legal aid from the Mexican consulate. Michael Wayne Haley was arrested for stealing a calculator from Walmart in It later came to light that Haley's robbery offense occurred three days before his conviction on the controlled substance charge was finalized, so the habitual offender statute might not have applied.

The habitual offender issue was discovered after Haley had exhausted his appeals. As Solicitor General, Cruz declined to vacate the sentence saying "I think justice is being done because he had a full and fair trial and an opportunity to raise his errors.

During oral argument, Cruz conceded that Haley had a very strong argument for ineffective assistance of counsel since Haley's attorney failed to recognize the sentencing error and that he would not move to have Haley re-incarcerated during the appeal process. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice. Cruz worked on the Chinese company's appellant brief. The appeals court denied the appeal and affirmed the jury's award.

Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit after the company was found guilty of wrongfully discharging a former employee. Cruz asserted that she had failed to prove that B. Braun had directed her to violate the law and that she had not presented sufficient evidence that her refusal to violate the law was why she had been fired.

And in the other case Cruz represented the family of a year-old resident of an Albuquerque nursing home who died of internal bleeding. Cruz's victory in the Republican primary was described by the Washington Post as "the biggest upset of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison said she would not seek re-election, Cruz announced his candidacy via a blogger conference call.

Bush , [47] and former U. Cruz won the runoff for the Republican nomination with a point margin over Dewhurst, where support for Dewhurst plummeted while Cruz's vote total dramatically increased since the first round. In the November 6 general election, Cruz faced Democratic candidate Paul Sadler , an attorney and a former state representative from Henderson , in east Texas.

Cruz won with 4. After Time magazine reported on a potential violation of ethics rules by failing to publicly disclose his financial relationship with Caribbean Equity Partners Investment Holdings during the campaign, Cruz called his failure to disclose these connections an inadvertent omission.

A spokesperson for Cruz said his failure to report the loans to the FEC was "inadvertent" and said he would be filing supplementary paperwork.

Cruz has sponsored 25 bills of his own, including: Cruz had a leading role in the October government shutdown. Senate, former Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked the filibuster attempt because only eighteen Republican Senators supported the filibuster. Cruz has consistently denied any involvement in the government shutdown, even though he cast several votes to prolong the shutdown, "staged a hour filibuster-like talkathon to dramatize his push" and was blamed by many within his own party for prompting the shutdown.

On April 1, , Cruz introduced S. The letter, published in the magazine Politico on April 18, , starts with "Thanks to President Obama for joining a unanimous Congress and signing S.

Cruz also thanked senators from both political parties for "swiftly passing this legislation and sending it to the White House". According to transcripts as reported by Politico , in his first two years in the Senate, Cruz attended 17 of 50 public Armed Services Committee hearings, 3 of 25 Commerce Committee hearings, 4 of the 12 Judiciary Committee hearings, and missed 21 of roll call votes during the first three months of In a November Senate speech, Cruz accused the president of being "openly desirous to destroy the Constitution and this Republic".

In effect, he accuses the president of high treason. Regardless of one's views on immigration reform and the Obama administration at large, this is dangerous rhetoric. Cruz has repeatedly said that the international nuclear agreement with Iran "will make the Obama administration the world's leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism".

Maybe this is just an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the headlines, but it's not the kind of leadership that is needed for America right now. Cruz also accused the Obama administration of having a "radical anti-Israel agenda". Cruz, who was one of Donald Trump 's most vocal critics during the presidential campaign, became an important ally of President Trump's in the Senate.

In late January, after President Trump announced Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee, Cruz praised Gorsuch as "brilliant and immensely talented" in a written statement shortly thereafter.

In April , Cruz wrote the blurb for President Trump's entry on the Time most influential people of , writing that "President Trump is doing what he was elected to do: Cruz has used harsh rhetoric against fellow Republican politicians, and his relationships with various Republican members of Congress have been strained.

And I know the leader didn't lie. When Boehner announced in September that he would step down and resign from the House, Cruz expressed his concern that before resigning Boehner may have "cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi to fund the Obama administration for the rest of its tenure".

Ted Cruz is one of the Senate Republicans arguing in favor of the "nuclear option", "to speed up consideration of President Trump's nominees". Changing the Senate's rules to a simple majority vote would "ensure a quicker pace on Trump's court picks". Cruz is running for re-election to a second term in He will face the Democratic nominee, U. Representative Beto O'Rourke , in the general election. As early as , Cruz was widely expected to run for the presidency in Cruz did speaking events in mid across Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, all early primary states , leading to speculation that he was laying the groundwork for a run for President in He also said that the words "growth and opportunity" should be tattooed on the hands of every Republican politician.

On March 23, , Cruz announced his presidential candidacy for the GOP primaries and caucuses, in a morning speech delivered at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Reigniting the Promise of America on June 30, In the Republican presidential primaries, Cruz received over 7.

The Cruz campaign had more than , volunteers. On February 1, , Cruz won the Iowa caucuses. Cruz won his widest margin up to that point in Kansas, where he beat frontrunner Donald Trump by 25 points.

On March 22, , Cruz won the Utah Caucus with This win was his ninth. On April 3, , North Dakota elected a slate of delegates that was dominated by pro-Cruz delegates. Cruz received the support of the majority of the delegates. On April 6, , Cruz won the Wisconsin primary with It was Cruz's tenth statewide win. Cruz won 36 of the possible 42 delegates available in Wisconsin. Trump received the other 6 delegates.

On April 2 and 7—9, , Cruz swept the Colorado congressional district and state conventions taking all 34 delegates. On April 16, , Cruz won all 14 of Wyoming 's at-large delegates in the state convention. This secured the majority of state delegates giving Cruz his twelfth state win. Cruz has stated that when he was a child, his mother told him that she would have to make an affirmative act to claim Canadian citizenship for him, so his family assumed that he did not hold Canadian citizenship.

Several lawsuits and ballot challenges asserting that Cruz is ineligible to become U. On April 27, , Cruz announced that, if he were selected as the party's nominee, he would choose former CEO of HP and fellow Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina as his vice-presidential running mate.

Shortly after losing overwhelmingly to Trump in the Indiana primary on May 3, , Cruz officially announced his decision to suspend his campaign. Shortly after the campaign's end, Cruz indicated that he would be interested in restarting the bid if he were successful in the Nebraska primary, [] which Trump instead won.

In the months following, several publications noted that Cruz still had not endorsed Trump, [] [] Cruz explaining in June that he was "watching and assessing" to determine if he would support him in the forthcoming general election. In his speech on July 20, the third day of the convention, Cruz congratulated Trump but did not endorse him. He instead told listeners to "vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution".

The speech was met with boos and a negative reception among the crowd. That pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack Heidi, that I'm going to nonetheless come like a servile puppy dog and say, 'Thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father. On October 10, following the audio recording of Trump being released and several Republicans retracting their endorsements, Cruz reaffirmed his support, citing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as being "manifestly unfit to be President".

It had been reported that Trump was considering Cruz for the position of U. Cruz has been backed by the billionaire Mercer family, including Robert and his daughter Rebekah. On abortion , Cruz is "strongly pro-life " and "would allow the procedure only when a pregnancy endangers the mother's life".

Cruz opposes both same-sex marriage and civil unions. He has sponsored legislation that would repeal the health care reform law and its amendments in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of Cruz opposes net neutrality —which prevents Internet service providers from deliberately blocking or slowing particular websites—arguing that the Internet economy has flourished in the United States simply because it has remained largely free from government regulation.

Cruz has called for an end to "overcriminalization, harsh mandatory minimum sentences, and the demise of jury trials". Texas , a case in which the U. Supreme Court found that Texas has the legal right to ignore an order from the International Court of Justice directing the U. Cruz is a gun-rights supporter. In an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt discussing the attack that killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Cruz said that "the simple and undeniable fact is the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats", and that the reason Democrats are soft on crime, is that convicted felons tend to vote Democratic.

In August , in the wake of the ambush death of a Texas police officer who was gunned down while filling up at a gas station, Cruz said that police are "feeling the assault from the President, from the top on down, as we see — whether it's in Ferguson or Baltimore, the response from senior officials, the President or the Attorney General, is to vilify law enforcement.

It's endangering all of our safety and security. Cruz opposes the legalization of marijuana , but believes it should be decided at the state level. I personally don't agree with it, but that's their right.

Cruz wants to decrease the size of the government significantly. In addition to eliminating the IRS as described above, he has promised to eliminate four other cabinet-level agencies.

In a opinion editorial in USA Today , Cruz wrote that auditing the Federal Reserve System was a top Republican priority in and that he supported legislation that would allow the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the Federal Reserve's monetary policy.

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen , whose confirmation Cruz had tried to prevent, said in her confirmation hearing that she opposed any audit of the Federal Reserve and that "For 50 years Congress has recognized that there should be an exception to GAO ability to audit the Fed to avoid any political interference in monetary policy.

In , Cruz voted against the bill to provide a package of federal aid to the East Coast for recovery from Hurricane Sandy. The Washington Post disputed this, writing "The bill was largely aimed at dealing with Sandy, along with relatively minor items to address other or future disasters.

In , in the wake of fatal flooding in Texas, Cruz supported federal aid funding; in , he called for federal intervention as Hurricane Harvey approached the coast of Texas. Cruz rejects the scientific consensus on climate change. Denier is not the language of science. Denier is the language of religion. You are a blasphemer. It's treated as a theology. But it's about power and money. At the end of the day, it's not complicated.

This is liberal politicians who want government power. Cruz is a supporter of TransCanada 's Keystone XL Pipeline , [] and along with every other Republican senator was a cosponsor of legislation in support of the pipeline. Cruz has been an adamant opponent of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action , a international nuclear agreement with Iran negotiated by the U.

Cruz is a critic of the rapprochement between Cuba and the United States , saying on Fox News in December that the thaw in relations was a "manifestation of the failures of the Obama-Clinton-Kerry foreign policy" that "will be remembered as a tragic mistake".

In , Cruz stated that America had no "dog in the fight" during the Syrian Civil War and stated that America's armed forces should not serve as " al-Qaeda 's air force". Cruz criticized the People's Republic of China after it reportedly made a statement asking members of Congress not to meet with Tsai. Cruz adopted a "hard-line stance" on immigration issues during the border crisis [] and is an opponent of comprehensive immigration reform.

According to McClatchy , Cruz staked out "hard-right immigration stances" during his campaign for the Republican nomination for President. Cruz opposes providing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children so-called DREAMers. Cruz has called for the repeal of the clause of the 14th amendment , which grants citizenship to those born in the United States. Cruz defended the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents.

Cruz married Heidi Nelson on May 27, Bush's presidential campaign. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. United States Senate election in Texas, Ted Cruz presidential campaign, United States presidential election, and Republican Party presidential primaries, Political positions of Ted Cruz. Biography portal Texas portal Politics portal Conservatism portal. Senator for Texas - Ted Cruz " ". Retrieved July 19, Retrieved April 27, Retrieved January 15, Calgary homeowner hopes it never happens".

Steward is pretty sure the American conservative began life at the Foothills Medical Centre — a government-run, Canadian socialist hospital. Retrieved August 17, Despite being born in Canada, Cruz is a U. A Time For Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America. Retrieved August 28, Born in Matanzas, Cuba, he grew up in the Cuba middle class in the s, as the son of an RCA salesman and an elementary-school teacher. As a teenager, he grew to detest the regime of Fulgencio Batista.

He and some of his schoolmates frequently clashed with Batista's officials. Eventually, he linked up with Castro's guerrilla groups and supported their attempts to overthrow Batista. It's a decision he still regrets.

His move toward Castro, he explains, was mostly due to his anger with Batista's government, which at one point imprisoned him and tortured him for his work with the revolutionaries.

He says he never shared Castro's Communism, but at the time, it was the best way to fight Batista's oppression. By age 18, in , he knew he needed to get out, and a friend essentially bribed an official to secure him an exit permit. Retrieved August 19, The New York Times. Retrieved February 28, Retrieved December 14, The ex-revolutionary pastor regularly stumps for his son, whom he's compared to the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah — a relentless advocate with "fire in his bones.

Retrieved April 17, Retrieved October 6, Cruz, the father, and his wife, Eleanor Darragh, left the United States for a few years, living in Canada to take advantage of the oil boom. Retrieved November 18, New Voice for the American Dream". Archived from the original on September 21, The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved August 22, Retrieved February 6, A Time for Truth: Retrieved October 2, Retrieved April 22, Retrieved April 23, Dunham, Richard October 15, A man of many contrasts, Ted Cruz defies easy stereotypes".

Cruz was one of only two Hispanics when he transferred to Houston's Second Baptist School his junior year. He graduated valedictorian in Miller, Jake March 19, Ted Cruz in ?

He graduated valedictorian of his high school in , attended Princeton University for his undergraduate studies, and received his law degree from Harvard University. Barbash, Fred March 23, The last time he spoke there, Cruz made no mention of his Ivy League degrees but recalled fondly his memories of Second Baptist High School in Houston, where he was valedictorian, and how his wife was the daughter and granddaughter of missionaries.

Retrieved July 20, Retrieved February 8, Retrieved April 14, Princeton University Debate Panel. Retrieved April 25, By the time he was a senior at Princeton University in , Ted Cruz had developed an arsenal of rhetorical skills and theatrical gestures that made him one of the most polished performers on the college debate circuit.

Archived from the original on January 11, Retrieved January 11, Archived from the original on January 9, In politics, Harvard alums frame diplomas strategically". Ted Edward Cruz, Attorney Biography". Archived from the original on May 21, Retrieved December 30, Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Practice. Texas Review of Law and Politics. Archived from the original on October 21, Retrieved August 20, Archived from the original PDF on September 27, Retrieved August 21, Retrieved June 25, New York, New York.

Retrieved April 29, Furious, Boehner called it an invasion of privacy. Longtime Solicitor General R. Senate candidate Ted Cruz calls for a 'return to the framers' vision of a constitutionally limited government.

Harvard Law School Bulletin. We ended up year after year arguing some of the biggest cases in the country. Retrieved May 1, Court Must Clarify Constitution". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved March 16, Retrieved August 15, Retrieved March 23, Haley , U. Retrieved March 24, The National Law Journal.

Archived from the original on December 24, Retrieved June 2, Now it could win him the White House". Retrieved January 1, Retrieved January 27, Under Texas law, the trial court lost all jurisdiction in the case 30 days after Green's lawsuit was dismissed, Toyota's appellate lawyer, Ted Cruz of Houston, told the Supreme Court in briefs.

As a Politician, He Opposed Them". Retrieved January 22, Tort Reformer and Personal Injury Lawyer". Retrieved January 29, What are these sums spent on?

Recently the remuneration for suicide bombers was tripled. Those who have carried out the worst attacks against innocent civilians receive the highest pay.

Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center figures from show that Palestinians have conducted 25, terrorist attacks, suicide attacks leading to 1, dead Israelis and 7, wounded between and Fatah conducted acts of terrorism in alone, according to Terrorism Review. Many more foreign hostages than originally reported were taken by the Al Qaeda terrorists at the Amenas gas plant in Algeria. The Algerian government says that out of were freed, and some sources say that 30 or more hostages were killed.

The British government offered the Algerians manpower, equipment, and expert assistance to expedite the resolution of the crisis, but was refused. American, British, and French nationals are thought to be among the dead. In other news, the latest figures from Angola indicate that at least , Chinese nationals have migrated to the country. The Angolan government says that work permits were issued for the Chinese to assist with development projects.

To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post. Thanks to Andy Bostom, C. Commenters are advised to leave their comments at this post rather than with the news articles so that they are more easily accessible.

Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here.

We check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. Further research and verification are left to the reader. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from Unzensuriert. The number of pupils with a first language other than German has doubled from to The doubling in the number of multilingual students is evident in virtually all provinces in Austria.

The Styrian province is the only outlier, where the number of children with a different native language has tripled from about 5, to 16, The nationwide statistics conceals the dramatic developments in Vienna, because German is hardly spoken in the primary schools of the federal capital.

For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives. Scroll down for other posts that have appeared since Wednesday. Certain posts at Gates of Vienna, among them those by Takuan Seiyo, tend to attract the attention and comments of people who are preoccupied with the Jews. I generally delete such comments without publishing them. Before I deleted it, I sent it to Takuan, just to show him what was coming in.

He suggested that I go ahead and post it, followed by his response. Some interesting points, a lot of waffle and some errors. Top class, modern historians now regard that figure as grotesquely disproportionate. It is one of the most successful internationsal businesses of all time.

You have the temerity to post this kind of Nazi apologist garbage in a comments thread of an article by a writer whose gentile grandparents had been murdered in a concentration camp and whose gentile mother spent two years in a labor-extermination camp, was a state witness in the post-war trial of its commandant, and relayed her wartime experiences to this writer directly.

Moreover, a writer who was born and grew up one hour by car from Auschwitz and three kilometers from the plant where the firm Hoch und Tiefbau AG had built the crematoria for that camp.

In which, alone, 2. Moreover, you desecrate the memory of Witold Pilecki plus other Polish officer escapees from Auschwitz who produced written reports, e.

I am omitting here reports by Jewish escapees, for example the Vrba-Wetzler report, as well as the fate of the Jewish part of my family during the war, so as to skirt the whole specious Joooos-tainted-it aspect of your comment.

The lowest for Auschwitz, for instance by the Polish historian Franciszek Piper , cites 1. The highest figure cited for Auschwitz is 4 million. However, much has happened since it went up, including the Blogger outage.

Scroll down for a report on that. More new posts will be added below this one. The essay below is the conclusion of the ninth part in a series by Takuan Seiyo. See the list at the bottom of this post for links to the previous installments.

For over 60 years, White mea-culpists have had a firm grip in all fields of cultural mind imprinting: Their main endeavor has been to enforce their compulsory e. K and discretionary e. Nor the evils of the worldwide Islamic Inquisition which — not in the 16th century but now, in the 21st, condemns Muslim apostates to barbaric execution.

Instead, aggressive White androphobes of all genders which I can no longer count are decimating the philogynous and egalitarian West. Equality psychos are tearing down the most egalitarian society that ever existed except for initial communist experiments, before they turned bloody. American Jews, at the apex of the greatest fortune and philosemitic tolerance their long diaspora has ever bestowed on their kind, are busy supporting all the ideologies and policies that demolish their safe harbor and build up their Muslim, Black and Third World enemies.

Leftoid masochists and the Christian meek call for returning Hawaii to the Hawaiians and capitulating before a massive Mexican reconquista of one-third of America. The rightful Etruscan landowners are not bearing angry placards in front of the Vatican.

The Japanese are not planning to relinquish Hokkaido to its original owners, the Ainu. The tall, white and fair-haired Chachapoyas of the Andean forest have, alas, no remnants left to sue the Incas for genocide in a Peruvian court of law.

However, even that great moral abyss of Western civilization — the Holocausts — stands out more in its industrialized and organizational features than it does either in the quality of its hatefulness or its relative or even absolute volumes. In relative numbers, in just one year, , the Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, killed off a total of one million, in a population of 7 million.

Is it more humane to go by a stroke of a blunt machete than by a whiff of Zyklon B? The Khmer Rouge murdered at least 2 million Cambodians between and Is it more humane to die by wallops from a Cambodian pickaxe handle than by a bullet from a German Mauser?

Inscription on the back in German: There is a special horror attached to the Third Reich, because those were 20 th century Europeans, Christians, and in many ways the smartest, most civilized people on Earth. But the Holocausts do not prove that Whites are worse than other people, just that they are no better. The history of the Third Reich also proves that with the right formula of economic blowup, misery and humiliation, sparked by charismatic evil, no people are immune to such horror, at no time.

Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer sends his translation of an article and interview with two respectable high-profile Muslim leaders in Oslo, who have strongly negative opinions about Jews and the worldwide Jewish conspiracy.

A new trend seems to have developed in the Islamic community in Norway: It should also be pointed out that this is the same mosque that the Norwegian police apologized so profusely to last year for the fact that we have freedom of speech in Norway. The translated article from Dagsavisen:. Many Norwegians have a negative view on Islam due to Jewish domination of the media. We are visiting Central Jamaat-e Ahl-e Sunnat, the mosque with the largest member base in Norway, to talk to its spiritual leader.

The mosque was founded in and currently has more than 5, members. The Imam begins by explaining that all three heavenly religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, are sacred to them. Many people are unaware of this fact, says Sarwar. Both of them believe that the school visits confirms their views that Norwegians in general have an inaccurate impression of Islam and Muslims.

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Rafael Edward Cruz (born December 22, ) is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator from Texas since He was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the election.. Cruz was raised in Houston, high school, he attended and graduated from .

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As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from It is easy to be overwhelmed or intimidated by the realization that the war makers have enormous power. But some historical perspective can be useful, because it tells us that at certain points in history governments find that all their power is futile against the power of an aroused citizenry.