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Cruz wants delay in Iran review period because of 'side deals'

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Cruz wants delay in Iran review period because of 'side deals'

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Be Cruz & Trump...neck and neck!!!! Please, please, please do not start attacking each other...that is what the left-turds want!!!!
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As a Dutch Amerophile I seriously don't understand why so many Americans are apparently willing to sacrifice their liberty for nothing more than a 'good feeling.'

And I also don't understand why many folks are too lazy to actually think and read about politics on a regular basis, and to do something when they see their country is in trouble. For God's sake, you've got the most special, unique country in the history of mankind and you're willing to let it fall because you'd rather watch American Idol?
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Plus One this if you're sick and tired of RINOs like #MittRomney #JebBush #MitchMcConnell and #JohnBoehner 
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Every time they play a comment of Jeb's on the news I wanna barf!
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Donald Trump's platform summarized

"Illegals are rapists! Well, never mind that: the good ones can stay. But the bad ones are rapists! And the Republican Party sucks! They're idiots! Fools. All of them! Let me donate to Democrats, because we all know they're tough on immigration, aren't they? Oh, and I'm very rich. Richer than rich! I'm the richest guy on the planet (except some others who are richter, but who cares? They're stupid anyway)! Vote for me, because I'm rich!"

That's all there is to it, and there are actually quite some conservatives who think that's just awesome. For God's sake. Get a grip people and get your brain to actually do some work.
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Ted Cruz: The Only Real Conservative Warrior

It's rather entertaining to see and hear Trump supporters say he's "the only one" who's willing to take a stand against the GOP's establishment. That couldn't be further from the truth. Ted Cruz has taken aim at his own leadership several times; and he's done so while being in office himself. He's jeopardizing his own political career in order to speak truth to power. 

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Ted Cruz: The Only Real Conservative Warrior

One of the strangest arguments used by Trump supporters is that he's supposed to be "the only one" who's willing to take on the establishment. That would be a strong argument, if only it were true. Did they forget the many times Ted Cruz took both the Democratic leadership and the GOP's leaders to task? And he's not doing it as a billionaire outsider, he's doing it as a member of the Senate; he's actually jeopardizing his own senatorial career.

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This is what makes him a compelling candidate. Cruz is willing to risk his own political future to honor his election campaign commitments. A stunning contrast to the modern milieu of political gamesmanship and deceit. #ATimeForTruth
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TED CRUZ is the answer America has been waiting for. A true constitutional conservative with a impeccable record. A man of truth/ honor and integrity. A true blessing to our country. The tsunami grows and will not be stopped. Ted Cruz in 2016.

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Hey Mitt, this is coming from someone who supported you back in 2012: you disgust me now. Stop trying to play Kingmaker and support real conservatives for once in your life.
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Donald Trump's platform summarized

"Illegals are rapists! Well, never mind that: the good ones can stay. But the bad ones are rapists! And the Republican Party sucks! They're idiots! Fools. All of them! Let me donate to Democrats, because we all know they're tough on immigration, aren't they? Oh, and I'm very rich. Richer than rich! I'm the richest guy on the planet (except some others who are richter, but who cares? They're stupid anyway)! Vote for me, because I'm rich!"

That's all there is to it, and there are actually quite some conservatives who think that's just awesome. For God's sake. Get a grip people and get your brain to actually do some work.

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Conservative libertarian blogger, editor and journalist.
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Blogger, columnist, new media entrepreneur. Oh, also: a soccer, cycling, baseball and kickboxing fan. Trying to make a difference.

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11 facts about me:

1) My strength is I'm obsessive. This means I can work hard - very hard. The downside? I'm obsessive.

2) I believe in working hard and playing hard, but never seem to get around to part II.

3) Born and raised in the Netherlands, I'm happily living in Izmir, or as I prefer to call it: heaven on earth.

4) I absolutely love the political game. And yes, it is a game. Years ago, I actually got worked up about it, but nowadays, I see every move, every decision, every plan as a strategic move. Looking at politics that way has only increased my love for it (and for my job).

5) Dogs are awesome. I miss mine tremendously.

6) I'm a family man, but don't need my family around me all the time. It's a contradiction in terms, but there you have it: an independent family guy.

7) I carry a book around me everywhere I go.

8) Another one of my companions is my notebook: I write down ideas when I have them, afraid to forget them when I have 'time' for them.

9) I hate it when people say they "can't" do something. What do you mean, you "can't?" You're limiting yourself! Get off your butt and start taking massive action.

10) I'm in love with my iPad. 

11) Married to the love of my life I always feel I don't spend enough time with her. This creates a perpetual feeling of guilt.
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Dubbed "that smart, young Dutch blogger" by the New York Times. Also: I never give up.
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Classically liberal blogger, columnist, (new media) entrepreneur. Editor-in-Chief at Dagelijkse Standaard, Contributor PJ Media, Alles In Perspectief, and more.
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  • Dagelijkse Standaard
    Editor-in-Chief (hoofdredacteur), 2014 - present
  • Editor-in-Chief Dagelijkse Standaard (Daily Standard). Contributor to PJ Media, Alles In Perspectief and more.
    2009 - present
  • PJ Media / PJ Tatler
    Contributor, 2012 - present
  • Right Across The Atlantic
    Editor-in-Chief, Founder, 2010 - present
  • Liberty Media (NL)
    Owner, 2011 - present
  • Dagelijkse Standaard
    Managing Editor (Adjunct Hoofdredacteur), 2011 - 2014
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    CEO / Founder, 2011 - 2012
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    Contributor, 2009 - 2012
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    Founder, 2011 - 2012
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    CEO and Editor-in-Chief, 2011 - 2012
  • Dagelijkse Standaard
    Editor, 2009 - 2011
  • David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog
    Assistant Managing Editor, 2009 - 2011
  • The Moderate Voice
    Assistant Editor, 2006 - 2007
  • Pajamas Media
    Dutch Correspondent, 2007 - 2008
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