Ted Cruz

Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz (born December 22, 1970) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. Elected in 2012, he is the first Latino to hold the office of US Senator from Texas. Cruz is a member of the Republican Party. He served as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to May 2008, after being appointed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. Between 1999 and 2003, Cruz served as the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.
Posts about Ted Cruz
    • Trump nominee open to retaking ICANN oversight role

      The incoming head of the US Department of Commerce has indicated that it is unlikely he’ll try to reestablish the US government’s unique oversight of ICANN, at least in the short term. But at his confirmation hearing in Congress yesterday, Trump nominee for secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross said he’d be open to ideas about how the US could increase its power over ICANN.

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  • US confirms no .com price hikes before 2024

    … week. The letter notes that .com prices are currently capped at $7.85, under a Cooperative Agreement between Verisign and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the Department of Commerce, as well as its .com Registry Agreement with ICANN. The letter (pdf) from the Department of Justice states: if NTIA were to approve…

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  • Cruz’s ICANN paranoia is now official Republican policy

    … US Republicans have endorsed hitherto fringe views on the IANA transition as official party policy. Yesterday delegates at the Republican National Convention approved the party’s 2016 Platform of the party, which “declares the Party’s principles and policies”. Internet policy takes up just half a page of the 66-page document, but it’s half…

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  • Cruz-Duffy bill would put brakes on IANA transition

    … Freedom Act, which is specifically designed to scupper the IANA transition at the eleventh hour. PIFA would prevent the National Telecommunications and Information Administration from backing away from its role in the DNS root management triumvirate. It’s supported, ironically, by a bunch of small-government right-wing think tanks and lobby groups…

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  • Mobile Game Roundup: Nonstop Knight, Candidate Crunch and More

    … the object gets to the candidate before players tap, the more points they earn. Games end when players let an object crush the candidate. Players can collect coins as they play, which can be spent on a voting machine to win new random candidates. The game offers standard versions of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio…

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  • ironSource: Android Political Apps Grew in Q1 2016

    … Application discovery company ironSource released its first-quarter-2016 insights from its Fastest Growing Apps platform, which highlighted the growth of politically themed apps ahead of the 2016 presidential election in the U.S. Specifically, Q1 2016 showed more than 60 percent growth in Android apps with names or Google Play store…

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  • Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders Gain Engagement Ground (Study)

    … Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are still trailing in the polls, but they made big engagement moves on Facebook and Twitter, respectively. Data, analytics and insights provider Engagement Labs released its eValue social media measurement tool data for the presidential candidates in April, and its findings included: Cruz bypassed front-runner…

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  • ICANN refuses to play Ted Cruz’s game

    … ICANN has blown off US senator Ted Cruz by declining to answer a bunch of framed questions about its engagement with China. In a letter (pdf) to Cruz and fellow senators Michael Lee and James Lankford, ICANN chair Steve Crocker testily explains that ICANN has offices and relationships all over the world, given the nature of its mandate. There’s…

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  • Cruz keeps up pressure on ICANN brass

    … US presidential wannabe Sen. Ted Cruz has sent ICANN’s chair another nasty letter, demanding to know why he hasn’t yet responded to a laundry list of questions about former CEO Fadi Chehade’s relationship with the Chinese government. The letter, also signed by fellow Republican senators Mike Lee and James Lankford, expresses “dismay” over…

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