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Ending mask rule on planes would kill people

Some Republicans, like Sen. Ted Cruz, are pressing the CDC to ease mask mandates for travel, but they could not be more wrong, writes Kent Sepkowitz. The studies are endless and all point one direction: with at least 40% of the US not vaccinated and the wing-footed Delta virus wreaking havoc across the country, your risk of infection from a seatmate or other traveler is real.
Tags: Cdc, US, Cnn, Delta, Sen Ted Cruz, Kent Sepkowitz


Keilar rolls the tape on Ted Cruz's 'ironic' message about political stunts

CNN's Brianna Keilar rolls the tape on Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's past political stunts as he criticizes Texas state House Democrats for leaving the state in an effort to block state GOP from passing a restrictive new voting law.
Tags: Texas, News, Cnn, Gop, House, Ted Cruz, Stories, Sen Ted Cruz, Brianna Keilar


The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, evangelizes about bitcoin, and had to defend his company in front of Congress

Jack Dorsey onstage at a bitcoin convention on June 4, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006, and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine and regular ice baths. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and his payment company Square. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. From fighting armies of bots to quashing rumors about sending his beard hair to ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Twitter, New York Post, Japan, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Senate, White House


43 Amicus Briefs Filed In Support OF NRA-ILA Backed 2A Case

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court decided to hear the NRA-ILA-backed case challenging New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Earlier this year, the Supreme Court decided to hear the NRA-ILA-backed case challenging New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime. And just last week, NRA-ILA filed the opening brief in this crucial case, which is located here. Today, NRA-ILA applauds the 43 amicus briefs filed supporting this case. ...
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Ted Cruz is blocking diplomats from being confirmed, and it has nothing to do with their qualifications

An extraordinary effort by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz to block nominees from being confirmed to vital jobs in the State Department is creating hurdles for the Biden administration and hindering US diplomacy, according to Democrats and Republicans who spoke to CNN.
Tags: Texas, US, Cnn, Ted Cruz, State Department, Biden, Sen Ted Cruz


Trump aide says they paid actors to appear at his 2016 presidential campaign announcement

The most famous escalator ride in US political history. Christopher Gregory/Getty Images Corey Lewandowski previously denied that Trump paid actors to appear at his 2015 campaign announcement. Yet the first Trump 2016 campaign manager recently told Insider the opposite. Insider reported this moment as part of its definitive oral history of Trump's rise in the GOP. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump's top 2016 aide previously denied the campaign paid actor...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Republicans, New York City, US, Actors, Trends, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Campaign, Donald Trump, 2016, Announcement, Carly Fiorina, Trump


Ted Cruz, who fled Texas for Cancún during a winter storm, was mocked for criticizing Democratic lawmakers who left the state to block GOP bills

Sen. Ted Cruz. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas slammed Democratic lawmakers who fled the state earlier this week. Texas Democrats accused Cruz of hypocrisy after he fled the state during a deadly storm in February. "I'd sit this one out, Ted," said Julián Castro, a Texas Democrat. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was mocked after he criticized Democratic lawmakers who fled the state in a walkout earlier this week, with several ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Mexico, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ted, Austin, Gop, Washington Dc, Ted Cruz, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Donald Trump


GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said his party has been hijacked by 'outrage politics' that is 'going to get Americans killed'

Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois. AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades Some GOP lawmakers were outraged when Biden suggested offering COVID-19 vaccines door-to-door. GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said his party's "outrage politics" is "going to get Americans killed." Biden missed his goal of inoculating 70% of American adults by July 4 as vaccine hesitancy persists. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said "outrage politics" being played by the GOP is "g...
Tags: Politics, Cdc, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, House, Vaccine, Republican Party, Republican, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, Cruz


Trump reportedly plans to sue Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey after Facebook and Twitter banned him

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, Mandel Ngan/AFP, Tobias Hase/Picture Alliance, all via Getty Images Trump plans to file lawsuits against Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey Wednesday, per Axios report. The suits come after Twitter and Facebook booted him from their platforms following the January 6 riot. Trump and other Republicans have waged a war against the two firms over alleged censorship of right-wing users. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump plan...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Social Media, Paypal, Fox News, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Twitter and Facebook, Tom Williams


Trump is suing Facebook, Google, Twitter, and their CEOs after he was banned on social media

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, Mandel Ngan/AFP, Tobias Hase/Picture Alliance, all via Getty Images Trump said Wednesday that he is suing Facebook, Google, Twitter, and their executives. The suits come after social media platforms banned him following the January 6 riot. Trump and other Republicans have waged a war against the two firms over alleged censorship of right-wing users. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump said he is filing class-action laws...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Social Media, Paypal, Fox News, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Nyu, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Facebook Google


Tell Your Senators to Reject Gun Control Lobbyist David Chipman

David Chipman is a gun-control extremist. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- As we celebrate America’s birthday, gun owners should affirm the rights our founding fathers enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Freedom-loving Americans can make their voices heard and protect our constitutional right to keep and bear arms for future generations by contacting their Senators and telling them to reject gun control lobbyist David Chipman’s nomination for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire...
Tags: Utah, Guns, Senate, America, Bloomberg, Gop, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Fox News, District Of Columbia, Dianne Feinstein, Michael Bloomberg, Tom Jones, Clinton, Nra, Senate Judiciary Committee


Ted Cruz mulls 2024 presidential bid, says his 2016 campaign 'was the most fun I've ever had in my life'

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) heads to a vote on the Senate floor on June 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz said he's "certainly looking" at a 2024 presidential bid. "I'll tell you, 2016 was the most fun I've ever had in my life," he told Newsmax on Thursday. Cruz lost the 2016 GOP presidential nomination to then-candidate Donald Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said he's thinking about a 2024 bid f...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, Ted Cruz, Bill, Campaign


14 House GOP members just revealed themselves as modern segregationists

From right, Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Thomas Massie, R-Ky., and Chip Roy, R-Texas, all voted against making Juneteenth a national holiday. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images Despite passing unanimously in the Senate, 14 House Republicans voted against the bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Their reasoning was terrible and and at the core revealed something simple: they don't support Black people. The 14 are modern segregationists and should be considered as such. This is ...
Tags: Congress, Senate, America, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Capitol Hill, Norman, South Carolina, Brooks, Michael Gordon, House Gop, Sen Ted Cruz, Galveston Texas, Jeff Sessions, Gosar


Ted Cruz joins forces with other GOP lawmakers to try and end the mask mandates for vaccinated travelers, ahead of Independence Day

Sen. Ted Cruz reflects on a Capitol Hill escalator. Alex Brandon/AP Photo A group of GOP senators on Friday asked the CDC to end federal mask requirements for travelers. Sen. Ted Cruz said the guidelines were an "outdated and unnecessary mandate." The group introduced a three-page bill in the Senate on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of Republican senators led by Ted Cruz on Friday announced a bill seeking an end to federal mask mandates for vaccinated t...
Tags: Cdc, Senate, Trends, Gop, United States, Ted Cruz, Capitol Hill, Tsa, Collins, Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz, Marsha Blackburn, Transportation Security Administration TSA, Alex Brandon, Pete Buttigieg, Centers for Disease Control Prevention CDC


Ted Cruz joins forces with other GOP lawmakers to call for an end to mask mandates for vaccinated travelers, ahead of Independence Day

Sen. Ted Cruz reflects on a Capitol Hill escalator. Alex Brandon/AP Photo A group of GOP senators on Friday asked the CDC to end federal mask requirements for travelers. Sen. Ted Cruz said the guidelines were an "outdated and unnecessary mandate." The group introduced a three-page bill in the Senate on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of Republican senators led by Ted Cruz on Friday announced a bill seeking an end to federal mask mandates for vaccinated t...
Tags: Cdc, Senate, Trends, Gop, United States, Ted Cruz, World Health Organization, Capitol Hill, Tsa, Collins, Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz, Marsha Blackburn, Transportation Security Administration TSA, Alex Brandon, Pete Buttigieg


Philadelphia Democrat Brian Sims, whose anti-GOP speech went viral, is not sorry about all that

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims, a Democrat, at John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park, in Philadelphia in 2014. Matt Rourke/AP Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims was first elected in 2012, defeating a 28-year incumbent. He was the Pennsylvania Legislature's first openly gay lawmaker. Sims is now campaigning to be the state's next lieutenant governor. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ted Cruz once declared him to be "hateful" and "angry," but as Penn...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Gop, Brian Sims, Philadelphia, John, Republican, Charles Davis, Cruz, Center City, Harrisburg, Sen Ted Cruz


Ted Cruz rips Kamala Harris after announcement of border trip: They realized 'oh crap, we gotta do something'

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, reacted Wednesday to Vice President Kamala Harris' announcement that she would visit the U.S.-Mexico border this...
Tags: Texas, Mexico, Ted Cruz, Kamala Harris, Sen Ted Cruz


Ted Cruz: Critical race theory is as racist as Klansmen in white sheet

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) criticizes teaching critical race theory in schools, where he accuses it of being as racist as Klansmen in white sheets.
Tags: News, Ted Cruz, Stories, Sen Ted Cruz


Ted Cruz says he hopes 'formidable' Matthew McConaughey doesn't run for Texas governor

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (L) and Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey (R). Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images/NBC Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday he hopes Matthew McConaughey does not get into politics. The "Dallas Buyers Club" star has previously said he's considering running for Texas governor. Cruz said the actor would pose a "formidable" challenge to Greg Abbott, who is up for reelection. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ted Cruz said he hopes Matthew...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Matthew Mcconaughey, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, Republican, Cruz, Matthew, Forbes, Trump, Greg Abbott, Sen Ted Cruz, University of Texas Austin, UVALDE, McConaughey


Republican lawmakers are staging Trump-style stunts at the US-Mexico border to push 'crisis' agenda

Former President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, June 23, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The GOP has spent months manufacturing a "Biden border crisis" narrative. GOP reps and local officials have taken multiple trips to the southern border with props. For the GOP, the border is a space for political theater to boost 2022 midterm election chances. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Cdc, Mexico, US, Trends, Gop, House, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Homeland Security, Customs, Biden, Guatemala, Donald Trump, Border Patrol


Ted Cruz has won a lawsuit against the FEC over a loan to his re-election campaign. A federal court ruled that his freedom of speech rights had been violated.

Sen. Ted Cruz in May. Sebastian Scheiner/AP Photo Federal court ruling says FEC violated Sen. Ted Cruz's First Amendment rights with repayment limit. Cruz loaned $260,000 to his 2018 re-election campaign, which was $10,000 over the repayment limit. The "loan-repayment limit burdens political speech" three federal judges wrote. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal court has handed Sen. Ted Cruz a victory, saying a $250,000 limit on post-campaign repayments to candi...
Tags: Politics, Legal, Supreme Court, Finance, Trends, Ted Cruz, Citizens United, Campaign Finance, Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz, FEC, Federal Election Commission, Beto O Rourke, Sebastian Scheiner, Kevin Shalvey, Weekend BI UK


Ted Cruz wins challenge to campaign reimbursement rules

A three-judge panel has struck down the federal cap on candidates using political contributions to repay personal loans they make to their campaigns, in a case that hands Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz a win and may have broader implications for campaign finance.
Tags: Texas, Cnn, Ted Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz


Sen. Ted Cruz Tries A Monty Python Crack And Twitter Users Run Away

The Texas Republican's own "run away" moment came back to haunt him.
Tags: Texas, News, Sen Ted Cruz


Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin hits back at Ted Cruz's criticism of the US military, saying his comments are helping Russia and China

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on CNN. CNN Sen. Ted Cruz called the US military "woke" and "emasculated" last month. The defense secretary told CNN that adversaries could use such attacks to undermine the US. Cruz had shared a video unfavorably contrasted the US Army with Russia's. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday hit back at a recent tweet by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas that unfavorably contrasted US military recruitment vide...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Defense, US, Trends, Cnn, Austin, Ted Cruz, News UK, Kremlin, US Army, Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz


Defense Sec. Austin hit back at Ted Cruz's criticism of the US military, saying his comments are helping Russia and China

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on CNN. CNN Sen. Ted Cruz called the US military "woke" and "emasculated" last month. The defense secretary told CNN such attacks could be used by adversaries to undermine the US. Cruz had shared a video unfavorably comparing the US Army with Russia's. See more stories on Insider's business page. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin hit back at a recent tweet by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas that unfavorably contrasted the US military recruitment videos with Russ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Defense, US, Trends, Cnn, Austin, Ted Cruz, News UK, Kremlin, US Army, Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz


Senator Ted Cruz, in Israel, calls on Biden to deliver more weapons to the country

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein/Pool via AP Israel and Hamas have been accused of war crimes for their tactics during 11 days of fighting. More than 200 Palestinians and 12 Israelis were killed. Sen. Ted Cruz is in Israel to look at the damage and called on Biden to support Israel's military. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Senato...
Tags: Washington, Senate, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Ap, Democrats, Gop, United States, House, Ted Cruz, Gaza, Capitol Hill, Hamas


Chris Cuomo and Ted Cruz traded jabs over who should be controlling women's bodies

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, on the fifth day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Alex Brandon/AP Chris Cuomo challenged Sen. Ted Cruz in a tweet about women controlling their own bodies. Cruz responded with a slight to Cuomo's brother, Andrew Cuomo, and his sexual misconduct allegations. "Not sure Cuomo's [sic] should be talking about controlling women's bodies...." Cruz sai...
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Ted Cruz follows suit from red states and introduces a bill to ban the federal government from using vaccine passports

Sen. Ted Cruz during a Senate hearing on November 17, 2020. BILL CLARK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Braun, and Cynthia Lummis introduced a bill banning federal vaccine passports. At least 10 US states already have bills or executive orders banning vaccine passports. Vaccine passports are becoming more common, as US tourists to the EU will be required to prove they are vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three Republican senators have introduced a ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Senate, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, Ted Cruz, Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz, Bill Clark, Cynthia Lummis


WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz tells Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal to change his iPhone password after he enters it in on live TV

Sen. Richard Blumenthal holds up his iPhone during a subcommittee hearing on gun violence. Screenshot/C-SPAN Sen. Richard Blumenthal entered his password into his iPhone on live television. He did so during a live subcommittee hearing, and while his phone was angled toward the camera. "I would note you put out on CSPAN the code on your iPhone, so you might want to change that now," Sen. Ted Cruz told Blumenthal. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas advise...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, US, Trends, Ted Cruz, Connecticut, Cruz, Richard Blumenthal, Sen Ted Cruz, Blumenthal, Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, Sen Richard Blumenthal, Sonam Sheth


'Shameful': Duckworth slams Cruz over US Army ad critique

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) discusses Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) calling a US Army ad "woke" and "emasculated."
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