Revealed: Ted Cruz Walked Up To Ben Carson During A Debate Break And Told Him This

Ted Cruz’s campaign distributed an email on the morning of the Iowa Caucuses claiming Dr. Ben Carson was quitting the election. By the time of Saturday’s GOP debate, the issue was still so controversial that Cruz personally walked over to Carson and asked him an important question.

Those who oppose Cruz have been using the erroneous email about Carson’s status in the race to attack the Texas senator,claiming the last-minute “dirty trick” ended up “stealing” the election for Cruz — though there is little evidence the email changed very many votes. But Carson has used the incident to claim he was treated unfairly by the Cruz campaign.

So, the issue also came up at the Saturday’s GOP debate in New Hampshire. Cruz explained the timeline of the email and officially apologized for his staffers who got the information wrong. Cruz did note, though, his staffers got the information from CNN.

Still, Cruz took responsibility for the incident. “Ben is a good and honorable man, and Ben and Candy have become friends. He has an amazing life story that has inspired millions, including me,” Cruz said at the debate. “When this transpired, I apologized to him then, and I do so now. Ben, I’m sorry.”

But after the debate segment and during the commercial break immediately following, Cruz walked over to Carson and again offered his personal apology. And according to Carson, Cruz also asked for a meeting between the two.

“He said he’s sorry that this happened and he wants to sit down and talk,” Carson told the Washington Post. “He wants to discuss the whole thing and clear the air.”

Carson also said he’s willing to take a meeting and listen to what Cruz has to say.

The timeline Cruz pointed to does seem to ring true. Early on the day of the Iowa caucus, CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Dana Bash reported Carson was leaving the campaign trail and suggested it was the beginning of the end for the Carson campaign.

The Cruz campaign played off the CNN report, clearly thinking CNN was reporting Carson was quitting his campaign.

Additionally, Cruz himself was not part of the decision to play up the CNN report because he was giving speeches in Iowa at the time. It was his staff, not him. Still, his staff was responding to CNN, not making things up out of whole cloth.

In fact, even Carson’s camp pointed to the CNN report as the problem. The Carson campaign began sending out a fundraising letter blaming CNN for the mistaken story that he had quit the race.


Cruz Control: Our Churchill?

Surprising everyone, Sen. Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucuses by garnering a record number of Republican votes. Cruz appears to have the ability to get support from a range of Republicans, including conservatives, libertarians, and youth. Hispanics seem to be warming to him, as well as women.

As usual in the blood sport we call American politics, one of the front runners is being savaged. Ever since the Iowa victory, Cruz has been unfairly dismembered and accused of most every crime imaginable. His enemies have thrown everything at him, including the kitchen sink. He smiles, responds in earnest, continues to debate the issues, campaigns hard, improves his organization and makes progress.

If we are looking for a candidate with the mantle of a statesman, it is instructive paying attention at this important stage in the campaign. Look how he handles an angry Iowan supportive of ethanol subsidies.

Trump is now being referred to as the ‘trumper-tantrum.’ That is telling. After promising victory in Iowa, he lost. He was embarrassed. He paid the price for shunning the debate, whining about Fox, calling Iowans stupid, insulting everyone, and arrogantly assuming some divine right to victory.

Now he doubles down, saying the process was corrupt, threatening to sue, condemning Cruz, and lashing about like a child deprived of his Halloween candy. This is how he will govern, folks. If Trump can’t even deal with the Iowa caucuses, how will he deal with the presidency?

If you are the CEO of a company interviewing for the job of president (and We the People are supposed to be the CEO of this country), then you look for the best qualified people with the most intelligence, the most experience and the ‘right fit,’ in terms of temperament, attitude, philosophy and track record. Would you hire a man who cannot control himself, a man who uses profanity, an unprofessional slander merchant with a track record of alienating everyone?

In other words, would you hire Trump, a man who has declared bankruptcy numerous times, leaving masses of people unpaid for the work they did on his behalf? Would you hire a man with no experience to be commander in chief?

And what of the other front runners on the Republican side? Given the vast destruction wrought by President Obama, failures and damages that will continue under Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren, most any of the Republican candidates would serve extraordinarily well. Several of these people can likely defeat the Democrat nominee, stop the bleeding, and set a new, rational, constructive course.

However, binding the wound is not sufficient. It must be opened up, cleaned out, reconstructed, surgically repaired, disinfected, bandaged and healed. This country is at risk of flat lining. A casual visit to the 24-hour clinic is entirely insufficient. We must head for the emergency room. We all know it. Name your looming catastrophe.

Just as Great Britain wisely turned to Winston Churchill in the face of complete annihilation at the hands of the Nazis, so America today must find her own Churchill. Let us look honestly at another reality: The cancer within is as lethal as the threats without. Our government is thoroughly corrupt. It must be cleaned out and set right if our kids and grandchildren are to have a fighting chance. Watch as Cruz takes on the best the communists can throw at him.

There is a central reason Cruz is being vilified, right and left. He is a threat to the status quo, i.e., the entrenched corruption in D.C. That corruption is destroying us from within.  He is a threat to all the cozy deals and self-serving relationships developed over decades in D.C. He is a threat to the incestuous relationships between big money, big corporations, big lobbyists and big politicians, because he calls for a return to the Founder’s vision which was also a threat to big money, big corporations, big lobbyists and big politicians. Free markets and free people tend to break up the monopolies that have only been encouraged by Obama, and will only find new life with Democrats in power.

If we really want to hire the right person for the job of president, then We the People, the CEO, must make a professional hiring decision. If we really want real reform, putting government back in its proper place as servant of the people, then we had better hire a fearless statesman with the guts and the brains to see it through. Check out the resume of Ted Cruz and ask yourself if he is the right candidate for the job.

While Thousands Gathered At Super Bowl, N. Korea Did Startling Thing Directly Overhead

A lingering Super Bowl fan at Levi’s Stadium with the right optical equipment could have seen what South Korea’s leader called “a challenge to world peace” as North Korea’s latest satellites passed high above California Sunday night.

The satellites “passed almost directly overhead Silicon Valley, which is where I am and where the stadium is,” tech watcher Martyn Williams said. “The pass happened at 8:26 p.m., after the game. I would put it down to nothing more than a coincidence, but an interesting one.”

The Super Bowl had ended at 7:25 p.m. PT.

North Korea’s state-run media quoted scientists saying Sunday they “are delighted at the news” of the launch. The rest of the world was not, with heightened fears that North Korea could use the type of long-range rockets used to launch the satellite to launch a nuclear weapon.

The U.N. Security Council “strongly condemned” the launch on Sunday and reaffirmed that “a clear threat to international peace and security continues to exist, especially in the context of the nuclear test.”

Security Council members had threatened “further significant measures” if North Korea launched a rocket, and now will “adopt expeditiously a new Security Council resolution with such measures in response to these dangerous and serious violations,” according to a statement.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye called the launch a “challenge to world peace.” The launch prompted talks between the U.S. and South Korea to give South Korea a new missile defense system.

“North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs represent serious threats to our interests — including the security of some of our closest allies — and undermine peace and security in the broader region,” U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said in a statement.

As the world reacted with anger, it was not clear if the new satellites were even working because no signals had been detected by observers. North Korea insisted a past satellite transmitted the “Song of General Kim Il Sung” and “Song of General Kim Jong Il,” but that was never confirmed.

The orbits of both satellites can be tracked on the website under the names KMS-4 and KMS 3-2.

h/t: Yahoo! News

WATCH: How Israelis React To Blind Man Asking For Help With Changing Money

During a recent social experiment in Australia, an actor pretended to be blind and held up a $100 bill and asked people to give him change for a $5 bill. Some couldn’t believe their luck and gave the ‘blind man’ the change he asked for while others just pocketed the $100 and walked away.

An Israeli student decided to hold a similar test in the streets of cities in the Jewish State. He used an actor who ‘mistakenly’ held up 100 or 200 shekalim while asking change for a 20 shekel bill.

What happened next will probably surprise you but is not exceptional for Israeli society where helping your ‘brother’ — as many call the ‘blind man’ in the video — is not a rare phenomenon.

Take, for example, the current endless wave of stabbing and other terror attacks that has rocked Israeli society and has paralyzed social life in Jerusalem and the surrounding areas. The Arab terror has not taken its toll on the sense of brotherhood among the Jewish population in the country.

To the contrary, many civilians intervened during these attacks and even succeeded to neutralize the terrorists. Whereas in many countries in the world the common response to these terrorist attacks is to run away from the scene of the attack, in Israel citizens tend to run towards the scene of the terror attack to help the victims or to chase the terrorist even when that means they pay with their life for their heroism.

Here’s an example of one of these heroes.

A 59-year-old man in Tel Aviv first tried to save the life of an IDF soldier who was stabbed by a Palestinian Arab. He then chased after the terrorist and hurt his leg, but that was not what was bothering him when he was interviewed in a Tel Aviv hospital.

Watch: One Of The Funniest Super Bowl Commercials Has Liberals Freaking Out

One of the nation’s of most prominent abortion rights organizations is not pleased with a Doritos Super Bowl ad.

In the amusing ad, a woman in her third trimester is undergoing an ultrasound, with her husband standing close by eating Doritos. The wife is clearly upset by his insensitivity, but their baby in the womb is not. The baby in fact follows every move of the chip in dad’s hand.

As to not give away the punch line (literally), watch for yourself below what happens next.

NARAL Pro-Choice America was not happy at all with the ad’s content.

Many responded to the tweet. One woman asked the obvious question of NARAL, “Oh, so how do we have more humans?”  Christian radio talk show host Janet Parshall replied:

Another replied:

Still another offered a more lighthearted response:


NARAL Ohio also responded angrily to ads featuring babies:

As reported by Western Journalism, the issue of the humanity of the unborn has been front and center in the public debate over the last several months with a release of a series of undercover videos, which appear to provide strong evidence that Planned Parenthood has engaged in the sale of aborted babies’ body parts.

A question concerning abortion was posed to Sen. Marco Rubio at the Republican debate in New Hampshire Saturday night, with moderator Mary Katharine Ham asking the candidate how the GOP should speak to millennials about the topic.

Rubio replied by calling out the media and the Democrats:

Here’s what I find outrageous. There has been five Democratic debates. The media has not asked them a single question on abortion and on abortion, the Democrats are extremists. Why doesn’t the media ask Hillary Clinton why she believes that all abortion should be legal, even on the due date of that unborn child.

Why don’t they ask Hillary Clinton why she believe that partial-birth abortion, which is a gruesome procedure that has been outlawed in this country, she thinks that’s a fundamental right. They are the extremists. When it comes to the issue of abortion and I can’t wait to expose them in a general election.

h/t: ChurchPOP