Stump Ted Cruz: An Exciting New Game on the Campaign Trail!

Never try to troll a troll, Ellen Page / AP

The highlight of my weekend, news-wise, had to be the release of video of actress Ellen Page ambushing Ted Cruz on the campaign trail with “tough” questions about horrible no-good very-bad absolutely terrible discrimination against gays—you know, allowing religious bakers to say “no” to catering a religious ceremony they disapprove of.

The video is pretty entertaining; you can watch it here if you haven’t seen it. Warning: You may feel a bit bad for Page by the end. Politico‘s transcript pretty handily captures Cruz’s debate jiu-jitsu:

Rubio Wins

Marco Rubio / AP

Marco Rubio won the first GOP presidential debate on Thursday night. He was confident, energetic, eloquent, knowledgeable, and figured out the way to handle Donald Trump. The importance of debates is vastly overrated, and it’s a long, long time before the first caucus in Iowa, but Rubio proved he belongs in the first tier of presidential contenders, and will be in this race for the long haul.

Cruz Shuts Down CODEPINK Outside White House

Ted Cruz CODEPINK

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) tussled with and shut down a group of left wing activists from CODEPINK on Thursday during a rally outside the White House organized by activists opposed to a recently inked nuclear accord with Iran.