Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) criticized the constitutionality of Obamacare in an interview with Newsmax published Monday, but said that the question of impeachment is out of his hands.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) introduced a bill Thursday that would require the secretary of state to offer a reward of up to $5 million for information on the Benghazi terrorist attack or information that would lead to the capture of a suspect.
My must read of the day is “Immigration Bill’s Fate Murky on Eve of Lobbying,” in the New York Times.
Looking for a distraction from the government shutdown and debt ceiling debate? I urge you to read Vanity Fair’s latest advertisement for “The New Establishment,” a list of “50 Titans Disrupting Media, Technology, and Culture,” the century-old magazine’s annual mash-note to the rich and powerful and self-satisfied. These disrupters innovate technologies, set the trends, define the limits of acceptable conversation in culture and politics and society, and pour money into the network of liberal foundations and Democratic campaigns around which our world is increasingly organized. They are the winners in the cognitive lottery that is the New Economy, the men and women creating and shaping, by accident and by design, the “New Feudalism” described so well by Joel Kotkin in The Daily Beast. It’s good to know their names.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle used the Sunday shows to attempt to shift blame as a government shutdown looms.
How fitting that Senator Ted Cruz’s 21-hour anti-Obamacare speech on the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., happened to coincide with the opening of the U.N. General Assembly and the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. Rarely is the distance separating the caste that rules our world from its few, heavily despised critics so literal.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas), members of Congress, and a representative from the State Department joined a prayer vigil on Thursday afternoon in front of the White House to protest Iran’s imprisonment of Saeed Abedini, a Christian pastor and American citizen.
My must-read of the day is “Sen. Ted Cruz digs in as shutdown looms,” in the Los Angeles Times.