‘SNL’ Lampoons Ted Cruz in Mock Campaign Ad

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This weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” on NBC opened with a mock campaign ad for GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, played by Tarran Killam, where he made fun of his all things Cruz. “I won the Iowa caucus, thanks to endorsements from strong conservatives like Glenn Beck and God Almighty. I’ll admit I’m an unconventional candidate, I’m not like other politicians. I didn’t get where I am today because I was born wealthy or handsome or charismatic or nice. I am not cool or likeable or even fine. I’m not young and hip. I am not off the chain. I’m not energetic and healthy. Physically, I’m not doing well at all. From the side I look like a Far Side cartoon,” he stated. In the faux ad, Killam as Cruz even noted the false reports spread by the Cruz campaign about fellow GOP candidate Dr. Ben Carson. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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Marco: We Need to Get This Election Right for Our Kids’ Sake

Marco closed the ABC News debate with a stirring explanation of the stakes of this election: This week, I had the great pleasure of having my kids join me on the campaign trail. I hadn’t seen them in a while, and it was great to have them alongside me. But the most important part was…
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Watch: GOP Candidates Make Super Bowl 50 Picks

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The GOP presidential candidates were all asked to make their Super Bowl 50 picks Saturday at the GOP Debate. John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz all picked the Carolina Panthers to beat the Denver Broncos. Jeb Bush picked the Denver Broncos, citing the support he has from Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Because Bush picked the Broncos, Rubio said he changed his pick from the Broncos to the Panthers. Playing it safe, Dr. Ben Carson said “with 100 percent certainty” he predicted the winner to be either team. Chris Christie went with the Broncos to win on Sunday. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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Trump: Cruz Won Iowa ‘Because He Got Ben Carson’s Votes’

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused fellow candidate Texas Senator Ted Cruz of winning Iowa caucuses by getting fellow candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s supporters during his closing statement in Saturday’s GOP presidential debate on ABC. After Cruz referenced his victory in the Iowa caucuses during his closing statement, Trump began his statement, which immediately followed Cruz’s by saying, “That’s because he got Ben Carson’s votes, by the way, but we won’t say that.” Trump continued, “Our country, that we love so much, doesn’t win anymore. We don’t win with the military. We don’t win on the border. You look at New Hampshire, with the tremendous problem we have we heroin. Number one thing I hear from the people of New Hampshire, who I love, and developed such relationships, we don’t win with healthcare. We don’t win with trade. You look at what other countries are doing to us, China, everyone. They’re killing us on trade. If I’m elected president, we will win, and we will win, and we will win.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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Marco’s Incredible Answer on Democrats’ Abortion Extremism

February 6, 2016 Asked in the ABC News debate about traditional marriage and abortion, Marco Rubio called out Democrats’ abortion extremism. This was amazing: It’s true: Democrats are almost never asked about their extreme positions. Marco Rubio will hold them accountable, and err on the side of life.
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Analysts: Marco Rubio Crushed by Chris Christie

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Chris Christie and Marco Rubio got into a contentious exchange early on during Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate over the latter’s readiness to handle the country’s top job, and political analysts watching were quick to crown Christie the winner. Christie tore into Rubio after the Florida senator said he was proud of his accomplishments in Congress, listing protecting Floridians from eminent domain abuse and implementation of sanctions against terrorists among them. Christie immediately went on the offensive, saying senators wake up with different sets of problems than governors: “You have not been involved in a consequential decision where you had to be held accountable. You just haven’t,” Christie charged. The New Jersey governor also hit Rubio for what he called “the drive-by shot at the beginning with incorrect and incomplete information and the memorized 20-second speech,” which he said “does not solve one problem.” (Check out Breitbart’s debate live wire for the complete exchange). Analysts quickly took to social media to declare that Christie had crushed Rubio during the exchange. National Review’s Rich Lowry and the New York Times’ Nate Cohn summed up most commentators’ sentiments: Rubio’s worst moment in any of the debates — Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) February 7,
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Wow: Marco on Why We Will Defeat Hillary Clinton

February 6, 2016 Marco was asked during tonight’s debate about how Republicans can defeat Hillary Clinton. Watch his amazing response: Marco’s right: the process of defeating Hillary Clinton is already underway. Now we need a candidate who can unite the party and finish the job in November — and that’s Marco Rubio.
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Ted Cruz: ‘We’re Going To Build A Wall’

AMES, IA - JANUARY 30: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at a campaign event at the Gateway Hotel on January 30, 2016 in Ames, Iowa. The Democratic and Republican Iowa Caucuses, the first step in nominating a presidential candidate from each party, will take place on February 1. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz laid out a strategy to “build a wall” along the United States border as a paramount portion of his plan to solve illegal immigration. During Saturday night’s Republican Presidential debate in New Hampshire he added, referring to Donald Trump, “I’ve got somebody in mind to build it.” Moderator David Muir asked Cruz about his immigration plan and how he would deal with “11.5 million undocumented people.” Cruz responded: So, in terms of a practical solution, I’ve laid out the most detailed plan for solving illegal immigration. It’s 11 pages, single-spaced, chapter and verse. It’s on our website, tedcruz.org. In short, we’re going to do, we’re going to build a wall. We’re going to triple the border patrol. We’re going to increase — and actually, since Donald enjoyed that, I will simply say, I’ve got somebody in mind to build it. We’re going to increase four-fold, the fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, so that you have technology monitoring an attempted incursion to direct the boots on the ground where they’re occurring. We’re going to put in place a strong e-verify system in the workplace, so you can’t get a job without proving you are here legally. We’ll put in
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Trump On ‘Handily’ Beating Hillary: ‘We’ve Created a Movement’

MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 06: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in the Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College February 6, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Sponsored by ABC News, the Independent Journal Review and Google, this is the final televised debate before voters go to the polls for the New Hampshire primary on February 9. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
During Saturday night’s ABC News Republican debate, The Independent Journal Review’s Larry O’Connor (a former Breitbart editor) asked the Republican candidate’s (via videotape) how they intended to beat the narrative around Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman president. “In 2008 we saw how motivated an electorate can be when they think their vote is making history … how will you change that narrative?” Trump responded with the claim that he does “very, very well against her in the polls, and I can tell you I am the last person she wants to run against.” Trump continued by touching on the size of his crowds, the idea that his campaign is in fact a movement, and Clinton’s weak spots surrounding her growing email scandal: I think you can see what we’ve done in terms of galvanizing [people]. I’ve been all over the country. Last night I was in South Carolina — we had 12,000 people. It set up in about 4 days. We’ve created a movement. A lot of it has to do, for example, the question on drugs. I’m the first one who said build a wall. But a real wall, not a toy wall like they have right now,
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