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…

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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

    … a page straight out of the paranoid mind of former presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz. It talks of the transition of the US government from its involvement in DNS root zone management (what the GOP calls “web names”) as an “abandonment” of internet freedoms to Russia, China and Iran, which are ready to “devour” them. Here’s the relevant…

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  • Cruz-Duffy bill would put brakes on IANA transition

    … America’s continuing unique oversight role in the DNS root management system, fuck yeah! That’s basically the takeaway from a new bit of proposed US legislation, put forward by Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Sean Duffy in both houses of Congress yesterday. The two Republican Congressmen have proposed the inappropriately named Protecting Internet…

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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

    …, ironSource found that 75 percent of the apps that included a candidate’s name involved Republican front-runner Donald Trump, while 12 percent involved leading democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and 11 percent involved Bernie Sanders. Only 2 percent of the apps (or three apps in total) involved Ted Cruz. Of the Trump-themed apps, ironSource said…

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

    …, while Republican candidate Donald Trump continues to gain the most followers month-after-month, even with increased competition from Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich. With a decrease in debates and an increased focus on the primaries, candidates are moving to social media to engage voters in their campaigns for upcoming electoral events. Trump…

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  • Social Stats Mirror New York Primary Results (Infographic)

    … Voters in Tuesday’s New York primary mirrored the candidates’ social media results, for the most part, according to Synthesio and Conversocial. The social intelligence platform and the social customer care platform, respectively, found that for the most part, New York winners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton led in reach and engagement between…

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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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