Cruz Defends Pro-Israel Speech to Christian Conference

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) defended his recent pro-Israel speech that was shouted down by audience members at a Middle Eastern Christian conference, in an interview published Tuesday.

Critics have accused Cruz of intentionally provoking the audience–which included some prominent supporters of Hezbollah and the Syrian regime–by praising Israel during his speech to the In Defense of Christians conference in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 10.

Cruz: Nuclear Iran is a Bigger Threat than ISIL

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Sen. Ted Cruz said the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) could lead to a “massive loss of life” in the United States if it is not stopped, but added that he still believes Iran’s nuclear ambitions pose a greater threat to the U.S. than the Islamic State, in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon last week.

Ted Cruz Stands Up to ‘Hatred and Bigotry’ at Conference of Middle Eastern Christians

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) said in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon that the “hatred and bigotry” he encountered when he was booed off the stage at a Middle Eastern Christian conference for defending Israel on Wednesday night was like nothing he has previously seen in his political career.

Mortgage Reform Bill Drafter Takes Wall Street Gig

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The Countrywide-executive-turned-Senate-aide who crafted the controversial housing finance reform bill has moved back to the private sector—to an asset management firm that would be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the legislation.