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“Firebrand” Ted Cruz Well Received by Larry Sabato’s Politics Class

On Wednesday afternoon United States Senator Ted Cruz addressed Larry Sabato’s Intro to American Politics class. Senator Cruz’s visit challenged the media’s negative impression of him and showed his capability of reaching out to voters outside of the conservative base. Cruz did not filibuster on Wednesday. Spending only two minutes on a prepared speech, he devoted nearly an hour to answering questions from students. Cruz addressed an array of topics, including Obamacare, the minimum wage, and immigration. Cruz stressed that the Republican…

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Talk Shows Hosts and Conservative Leadership

Since the retirement of Newt Gingrich in 1998, the conservative movement has lacked a unifying, visionary leader able to rally conservatives to a singular agenda. Reaching millions of traditional-minded voters everyday, conservative talk show hosts and political commentators, such as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, have proven to hold so much influence in conservative community that they have largely set the agenda for the movement, mostly to disastrous results.

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CPAC in Review: Notable Quoteables

On the Economy: “If you happen to be a tax lawyer or an environmental lawyer, you are doing great.” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) On government: Two brothers sold apples at a farm stand. They drove their truck to a local farm and bought apples at $1 apiece. They rushed to their stand where they sold their apples at the bargain basement price of $1. Soon they ran out of apples and returned to the farm to get another truckload of apples for $1…

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