Verdict with Ted Cruz

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Always insightful. Thoughtful commentary on today's important issues.

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 Dec 23, 2021
UPDATE DEC 2021: This show used to be good until they brought on Liz. I'm a woman, but i really don't wanna hear from her. She needs to go, or i will unsubscribe. That sounds mean, but I'd rather hear from the men. She grates on my ear nubs. 2020: I'm so happy to hear what's really going on in the Senate! I wish it was daily. Thank you, thank you, for taking time to do this podcast!!

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Join Senator Ted Cruz and co-host Michael Knowles as they break down the most important news stories of the day and reveal what they mean for you. On "Verdict with Ted Cruz,” you will go behind the scenes of the political debates that define our country. "Verdict with Ted Cruz" is being brought to you by Jobs, Freedom, and Security PAC, a political action committee dedicated to supporting conservative causes, organizations, and candidates across the country. In 2022, Jobs, Freedom, and Security PAC plans to donate to conservative candidates running for Congress and help the Republican Party across the nation.

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Ep. 125 - The Opinion of the Court
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The Supreme Court rules in favor of our very own Senator Ted Cruz, striking down a portion of McCain-Feingold that unconstitutionally restricts the speech of candidates for political office. The man of the hour himself joins Michael Knowles to examine what this victory for free speech means for the future of campaigning and, more urgently, what it means for the 2022 elections. The Senator also sheds light on the Senate's 86 to 11 vote to approve $40 billion in funding for Ukraine. What's in the bill, now headed for Joe Biden's desk, and why did Senator Cruz vote for it? Plus, in a lightning mailbag round, Michael drops a #Megxit conspiracy theory and the Senator responds to Verdict listeners. -- Bags and puffiness under the eyes are a problem for millions of men and women. With Genucel's instant effects, you’ll see results in the first 12 hours. Use promo code CACTUS to save an extra 50% off he brand new ultra retinol serum: https://genucel.com/cactus. -- IP Vanish helps you securely and privately browse the internet by encrypting 100% of your data. Get 70% off the IP Vanish annual plan—that's like getting 9 months for free—at https://ipvanish.com/cactus. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Ep. 124 - Lying Sacks Of Crap
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With no one left to out-sleaze but themselves, America’s bigoted media elites up their game. Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles straight from the Senate floor on the heels of the vote that defeated the radical Left’s national abortion agenda—and the amount of daylight between the reporting and the facts is blinding. And as the far-left Democrat machine sics its intimidation mobs on the families of our nation’s top justices, the media goes for a second KO: “mostly peaceful,” anyone? In the mailbag, your favorite principled podcasters look at the ideological composition (and future) of the GOP, address rumblings about “national divorce,” and reveal how they take their ☕️  -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- IP Vanish helps you securely and privately browse the internet by encrypting 100% of your data. Get 70% off the IP Vanish annual plan—that's like getting 9 months for free—at https://ipvanish.com/cactus. -- Bags and puffiness under the eyes are a problem for millions of men and women. With Genucel's instant effects, you’ll see results in the first 12 hours. Use promo code CACTUS to save an extra 50% off he brand new ultra retinol serum: https://genucel.com/cactus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2022
Ep. 123 - Big Sister Is Watching
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Mere days after Elon and Twitter announced their engagement, Biden moves to create America’s very own Ministry of Truth. Led by radical Nina Jankowicz and draped in the costume of fighting “foreign disinformation,” the “Disinformation Governance Board” will surely be a blank check for free speech crackdowns here at home. The questions are swirling. How will this board operate? What enforcement powers will be granted to the Musical Minister? Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to reveal what exactly is so dangerous about this new federal power—created out of thin air and slipped past the American people under the darkness of the Supreme Court leak—and what can be done to stop it. -- Make this Mother’s Day one that she’ll always remember with the gift of Genucel. Get 50% off world class skin care at https://genucel.com/liz. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- IP Vanish helps you securely and privately browse the internet by encrypting 100% of your data. Get 70% off the IP Vanish annual plan—that's like getting 9 months for free—at https://ipvanish.com/cactus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Ep. 122 - A Big Damn Deal
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The egregious leak from the Supreme Court this week is not only unprecedented, it will alter the Court for a lifetime—possibly permanently. As Democrats spray gasoline on their frenzied campaign to burn down all three branches of government in one term, an investigation into SCOTUS’s security breach is underway, and Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break it all down. What is the scope of the leak, how do security measures work at the Court, and how can we identify the source and hold him accountable? Plus, answers to the two questions on everyone's mind—where does Dobbs stand now, and will Joe, Chuck, and Nancy be able to legislate Roe in retaliation? -- Make this Mother’s Day one that she’ll always remember with the gift of Genucel. Get 50% off world class skin care at https://genucel.com/liz. -- IP Vanish helps you securely and privately browse the internet by encrypting 100% of your data. Get 70% off the IP Vanish annual plan—that's like getting 9 months for free—at https://ipvanish.com/cactus. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Ep. 121 - The Sweet Air of Freedom, LIVE at University of Alabama
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Freedom is flying high as a federal judge strikes down Biden’s unscientific airplane mask mandate. LIVE from the University of Alabama with Young America’s Foundation, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles come together to break down the legal argument that ended Biden's dumb diktat. Speaking of freedom, what’s next in Elon Musk’s bid for a free and open Twitter? Plus, Tuscaloosa’s finest students show up for an engaging discussion with Michael, the Senator, and Liz Wheeler during the Q&A. -- IP Vanish helps you securely and privately browse the internet by encrypting 100% of your data. Get 70% off the IP Vanish annual plan—that's like getting 9 months for free—at https://ipvanish.com/cactus. -- Bags and puffiness under the eyes are a problem for millions of men and women. With Genucel's instant effects, you’ll see results in the first 12 hours. Use promo code LIZ to save an extra 50% off he brand new ultra retinol serum: https://genucel.com/cactus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
Ep. 120 - Chipping Away at Democracy, LIVE at Yale University
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Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles take the stage for this special Young America’s Foundation event, LIVE at Yale University. Appropriate for a visit to one of America’s oldest campuses, the Senator and Michael take a hard look at the sorry state of higher education and the shocking reaction by some at Yale to this very event. Plus, what to make of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the highest court in the land—where WERE conservatives during her vetting, anyway? And the Q&A heats up as students ask our co-hosts and Liz Wheeler about election fraud, slavery and racism, and... well, you’ll just have to hear it to believe it. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- IP Vanish helps you securely and privately browse the internet by encrypting 100% of your data. Get 70% off the IP Vanish annual plan—that's like getting 9 months for free—at https://ipvanish.com/cactus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2022
Ep. 119 - Twitter Takeover
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Free speech is in the air as Yale’s very own Peter Parker accuses our Verdict hosts of "chipping away at democracy.” However will the podcasting pair be able to show their faces at Yale now?!? Plus, as Elon Musk buys more stock in Twitter than Jack Dorsey owns, Threat To Democracy Cruz joins Threat To Democracy Knowles to consider a future where Twitter is once again a free and fair public square for ideas. All this while Ron Klain, the same upstanding man who co-led the smear campaign against Clarence Thomas alongside Joseph R. Biden, feigns moral outrage at the Senator for daring to question Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s record. BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Verdict with Ted Cruz is headed to Yale University on April 11 and the University of Alabama on April 18 in partnership with Young America’s Foundation. To find out how you can attend in person, visit https://yaf.org/verdictlive. Use promo code CLOAKROOM to get access to The Cloakroom series, extended mailbag segments, and more behind-the-scenes looks at Verdict: http://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. -- IP Vanish helps you securely and privately browse the internet by encrypting 100% of your data. Get 70% off the IP Vanish annual plan—that's like getting 9 months for free—at https://ipvanish.com/cactus. -- Bags and puffiness under the eyes are a problem for millions of men and women. With Genucel's instant effects, you’ll see results in the first 12 hours. Use promo code LIZ to save an extra 50% off he brand new ultra retinol serum: https://genucel.com/cactus. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
Ep. 118 - Mr. Magoo Goes to Poland
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Jumbled Joe concludes his foreign gaffe tour—quite possibly the most disastrous ever—and the White House is working overtime to walk back his accidental policy statements. From Russian regime change to sending American troops to Ukraine, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down Biden’s 5 biggest blunders and consider what, if anything, can be done to prevent our very own Mr. Magoo from endangering the U.S. any further. Plus, from controversy to nontroversy, the Senator and Michael examine the Left's fabricated response to Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Verdict with Ted Cruz is headed to Yale University on April 11 and the University of Alabama on April 18 in partnership with Young America’s Foundation. To find out how you can attend in person, visit https://yaf.org/verdictlive. Use promo code CLOAKROOM to get access to The Cloakroom series, extended mailbag segments, and more behind-the-scenes looks at Verdict: http://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. -- Bags and puffiness under the eyes are a problem for millions of men and women. With Genucel's instant effects, you’ll see results in the first 12 hours. Use promo code CACTUS to save an extra 10% off your order: https://genucel.com/cactus. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- IP Vanish helps you securely and privately browse the internet by encrypting 100% of your data. Get 70% off the IP Vanish annual plan—that's like getting 9 months for free—at https://ipvanish.com/cactus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Ep. 117 - Everything About Judge Jackson
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From Critical Race Theory to child sex offenders, there are a lot of serious questions about Ketanji Brown Jackson that need to be answered. Straight from leading the questioning at her Senate confirmation hearing, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to share what we’ve learned about Judge Jackson’s record and examine the factors at play in her confirmation. Plus, are the Democrats colluding with the White House to withhold information that reveals the Judge’s radical record? It certainly looks that way… Use promo code CLOAKROOM to get access to The Cloakroom series, extended mailbag segments, and more behind-the-scenes looks at Verdict: http://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. -- IP Vanish helps you securely and privately browse the internet by encrypting 100% of your data. Get 70% off the IP Vanish annual plan—that's like getting 9 months for free—at https://ipvanish.com/cactus. -- Bags and puffiness under the eyes are a problem for millions of men and women. With Genucel's instant effects, you’ll see results in the first 12 hours. Use promo code CACTUS to save an extra 10% off your order: https://genucel.com/cactus. -- Sit back and take a break from all the craziness with a cigar from Thompson Cigar Co. Get 15% off orders over $75 or 20% off orders over $99 with the promo code CACTUS at https://www.thompsoncigar.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
Ep. 116 - Masks on a Plane
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On the two-year anniversary of the lockdowns, will the airplane mask mandate be lifted? Will ANY mandates be lifted? Not if Mitt Romney has anything to say about it. With the inside scoop from the Hill, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to answer the question we’re all asking—is there ever going to be an end to this madness? Plus, as TikTokers blame Bidenflation on Putin, what IS going on between Putin and Zelensky? From NATO to biolabs, here’s the latest on the Russia-Ukraine war. Use promo code CLOAKROOM to get access to The Cloakroom series, extended mailbag segments, and more behind-the-scenes looks at Verdict: http://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Sit back and take a break from all the craziness with a cigar from Thompson Cigar Co. Get 15% off orders over $75 or 20% off orders over $99 with the promo code CACTUS at https://www.thompsoncigar.com. -- Bags and puffiness under the eyes are a problem for millions of men and women. With Genucel's instant effects, you’ll see results in the first 12 hours. Use promo code CACTUS to save an extra 10% off your order: https://genucel.com/cactus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Ep. 115 - Oil & Gas(lighting)
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Biden is dragged—kicking and screaming—into banning the import of Russian oil, only to turn around and angle for oil deals with the Ayatollah and Maduro. Here at home, the Biden Administration continues to punish domestic oil and gas companies, the national average for a gallon of gas is $4.17 and climbing, and the political blame game is raging. Today, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down how we can fix the international energy crisis without making a deal with the devil. Plus, following the Senator’s meeting with President Zelensky, he reveals how we can support Ukraine and curb Russia’s aggression, but prevent a war with NATO. Use promo code CLOAKROOM to get access to The Cloakroom series, extended mailbag segments, and more behind-the-scenes looks at Verdict: http://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. -- IP Vanish helps you securely and privately browse the internet by encrypting 100% of your data. Get 70% off the IP Vanish annual plan—that's like getting 9 months for free—at https://ipvanish.com/cactus. -- Bags and puffiness under the eyes are a problem for millions of men and women. With Genucel's instant effects, you’ll see results in the first 12 hours. Use promo code CACTUS to save an extra 10% off your order: https://genucel.com/cactus. -- Sit back and take a break from all the craziness with a cigar from Thompson Cigar Co. Get 15% off orders over $75 or 20% off orders over $99 with the promo code CACTUS at https://www.thompsoncigar.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
Ep. 114 - The State of Our Union | SPECIAL UPDATE
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Last night, an ever-sleepy Joe Biden mustered all his strength to deliver one very feeble State of the Putin, err... State of the Union address. Fortunately (or unfortunately), Senator Ted Cruz stayed awake through the whole thing this year, and he joins Michael Knowles now, hot off the House chamber for a midnight analysis of what went down in the ring. Our favorite Senator shares what happened that you may not have seen watching at home, how his colleagues reacted on the floor, and what the actual state of our union may be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Ep. 113 - March to Kyiv
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As Putin shells Kyiv, is there any hope of stopping the mad man? Coming straight from a classified briefing on the matter, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to discuss what Biden should have done to deter Putin and what can still be done at this late hour. Perhaps most important to Americans, is there a possibility of nuclear war in our future? Plus, the Senator makes his predictions for tonight’s State of the Union. -- Bags and puffiness under the eyes are a problem for millions of men and women. With Genucel's instant effects, you’ll see results in the first 12 hours. Use promo code CACTUS to save an extra 10% off your order: https://genucel.com/cactus. -- Sit back and take a break from all the craziness with a cigar from Thompson Cigar Co. Get 15% off orders over $75 or 20% off orders over $99 with the promo code CACTUS at https://www.thompsoncigar.com. -- IP Vanish helps you securely and privately browse the internet by encrypting 100% of your data. Get 70% off the IP Vanish annual plan—that's like getting 9 months for free—at https://ipvanish.com/cactus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
Ep. 112 - Putin Makes His Move
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Russian lawmakers have given Putin the green light to use military force in Ukraine, and Putin has used that authority to order in troops, throwing into question the very sovereignty of Ukraine. All the while, Joe Biden looks on helplessly. What’s going on and what comes next? Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break it all down. Use promo code CLOAKROOM to get access to The Cloakroom series, extended mailbag segments, and more behind-the-scenes looks at Verdict: http://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. -- IP Vanish helps you securely and privately browse the internet by encrypting 100% of your data. Get 70% off the IP Vanish annual plan—that's like getting 9 months for free—at https://ipvanish.com/cactus. -- Sit back and take a break from all the craziness with a cigar from Thompson Cigar Co. Get 15% off orders over $75 or 20% off orders over $99 with the promo code CACTUS at https://www.thompsoncigar.com. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
Ep. 111 - If You Give Iran a Nuke
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Afghanistan. Putin. The CCP. How many foreign policy disasters can Biden squeeze into one term? As Grandpa Joe considers green-lighting Iran’s path to a nuke, it appears there’s still room for more. Senator Ted Cruz, one of the leading voices against Biden’s plan to arm the Ayatollah, joins Michael Knowles to explain what’s at stake with the Iran deal, reflect on America’s diminished role in the world, and analyze the consequences on the horizon. Also, should we give free crack pipes to kids? Use promo code CLOAKROOM to get access to The Cloakroom series, extended mailbag segments, and more behind-the-scenes looks at Verdict: http://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Sit back and take a break from all the craziness with a cigar from Thompson Cigar Co. Get 15% off orders over $75 or 20% off orders over $99 with the promo code CACTUS at https://www.thompsoncigar.com. -- IP Vanish helps you securely and privately browse the internet by encrypting 100% of your data. Get 70% off the IP Vanish annual plan—that's like getting 9 months for free—at https://ipvanish.com/cactus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Exclusive Preview: Welcome to The Cloakroom
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Welcome to The Cloakroom on Verdict+, a brand new series with Senator Ted Cruz and Liz Wheeler exclusively for Verdict+ subscribers. The Cloakroom pulls back the curtain on the philosophy that informs our political debates, the stories that are reshaping our culture, and the legal principles at play on America’s stage and beyond. Today’s deep dive dialogue: Should we accept Whoopi Goldberg’s apology for her Holocaust comments? What do most conservatives get wrong about foreign policy? Is Tom Brady the GOAT? This and more, only on The Cloakroom. Become a Verdict+ subscriber to get exclusive access to The Cloakroom, behind-the-scenes content, extended mailbag segments, and so much more. Use promo code CLOAKROOM for a one-month free trial: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
Ep. 110 - Are We Going to War With Russia?
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"If you don’t vote for Joe Biden, we will be plunged into WWIII," the Left says... and yet, Joe Biden is in the Oval Office and we may just be on the verge of WWIII. Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to ask and answer, are we going to war with Russia? Plus, in today's rapid-fire mailbag segment: Biden’s affirmative action SCOTUS nominee, midnight flights of illegal aliens, and sanctions against China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
Ep. 109 - We Are All at Risk
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Jen, Joe, and their counterparts in America’s hat are using Big Tech to silence dissent. We see it on Spotify with Joe Rogan, we see it on GoFundMe with the Canadian truckers—who knows what’s next? Our very own Senator Ted Cruz has a role to play in all of it, and today, he joins Michael Knowles to break down how the Oval Office trying to silence opposition in the name of "misinformation" represents one of the most dire threats to freedom we’ve seen in our lifetime. Plus, when GoFundMe goes out, Bitcoin comes in, and the Senator has a lot of thoughts on the future of Bitcoin you’re going to want to hear. Use promo code CLOAKROOM to get access to The Cloakroom series, extended mailbag segments, and more behind-the-scenes looks at Verdict: http://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. -- IP Vanish helps you securely and privately browse the internet by encrypting 100% of your data. Get 70% off the IP Vanish annual plan—that's like getting 9 months for free—at https://ipvanish.com/cactus. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Sit back and take a break from all the craziness with a cigar from Thompson Cigar Co. Get 15% off orders over $75 or 20% off orders over $99 with the promo code CACTUS at https://www.thompsoncigar.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2022
Ep. 108 - Trudeau Gets Trucked
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Whoops, looks like we made Jen Psaki mad again… With mind-boggling mental gymnastics (TM: Democrats), Psaki rips Senator Cruz from the podium over—you guessed it—a recent episode of Verdict. Now, the Senator joins Michael Knowles to answer the question Psaki won't—is racial discrimination okay when Democrats do it? Plus, there’s no crying in law school, the woke mob comes for your other favorite top-rated podcast host, Joe Rogan, and Canadian truckers show up Americans while Trudeau flees. Become a Verdict+ subscriber to make sure you never miss an exclusive discussion on The Cloakroom. Use promo code CLOAKROOM for a 1-month free trial on your annual subscription: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. -- Sit back and take a break from all the craziness with a cigar from Thompson Cigar Co. Get 15% off orders over $75 or 20% off orders over $99 with the promo code CACTUS at https://www.thompsoncigar.com. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Skip the trip to the post office and use https://Stamps.com. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2022
Ep. 107 - Only Black Women Need Apply
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Holding only a narrow majority in the Senate, Democrats are anxious to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. A lot is yet unknown, but one thing is clear—it’s going to be a fast process. Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to make his early predictions about the Biden nominee, consider potential ideological shifts on the Court, and answer an interesting—and horrifying—question. Plus, the Senator and Michael reflect on the horrific Colleyville, Texas synagogue terrorist attack. -- Sit back and take a break from all the craziness with a cigar from Thompson Cigar Co. Get 15% off orders over $75 or 20% off orders over $99 with the promo code CACTUS at https://www.thompsoncigar.com. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Skip the trip to the post office and use https://Stamps.com. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2022
Ep. 106 - Predictions Come True
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We have a major win in the Supreme Court, we have a major win in the United States Senate, and it's Verdict's two year anniversary. Needless to say, we’re in the mood to celebrate! With a broken thumb and all, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down the major Republican victories from the past week—not the least of which includes striking down Biden’s OSHA mandate, saving the filibuster, and…the Senator bringing a First Amendment case to the Supreme Court?? (Yep, you read that right.) And drumroll please…these are the winners of the Episode 100 giveaways. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Skip the trip to the post office and use https://Stamps.com. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2022
Ep. 105 - Mmm, Ted Cruz
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If we’ve learned anything from AOC, it’s that if your critics hate you, they just want to date you. The Babylon Bee apparently had the same thing in mind when they wrote about Senator Ted Cruz’s sexually frustrated critics in a now-viral satire story. In more serious news, the White House is forced to respond to Verdict from the briefing room podium, Democrats flip-flop hard on COVID, and the verdict is in for Elizabeth Holmes at the conclusion of a sensational trial. Plus, is a Verdict swimsuit calendar in the cards? -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Skip the trip to the post office and use https://Stamps.com. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
Ep. 104 - Who Is Ray Epps?
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With one simple question, Senator Ted Cruz sets the internet on fire—Who is Ray Epps? Now, the Senator joins Michael Knowles and Liz Wheeler to ponder the answer to this and several subsequent questions. What was the FBI’s involvement in January 6th? Why are they stonewalling the Republican’s inquiries? And because a hard day’s work is never done, Biden and his band of hooligans continue to fight against the Senator on Nord Stream 2 and the filibuster.  In celebration of the 100th episode and the two year anniversary of Verdict, we’ve got 3 exciting giveaways and challenges for Verdict listeners: 1. If we reach 15,000 Verdict+ members by January 21st, one lucky Locals member will be selected at random to attend a LIVE taping of Verdict with Ted Cruz at NO EXPENSE to you! Join today at https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. It’s totally free to become a member. 2. 15 people who leave a YouTube comment on this Episode 100 will be selected at random to receive a box of free Verdict merch SIGNED by your favorite podcast hosts. Watch and leave your comment on Episode 100 now at https://youtube.com/verdictwithtedcruz. 3. If Verdict with Ted Cruz reaches 50,000 reviews on Apple Podcasts by January 21, we will let the fans pick what we do in an insane new episode this year! Will Senator Ted Cruz have to wear a Braves jersey for the whole episode, will the Senator and Michael arm wrestle, will the cactus make a guest appearance on the show, or will Michael and the Senator host an epic Princeton vs. Yale showdown? Leave a 5-star review and comment on Apple Podcasts today and then head on over to https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus to vote in the poll. To get behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content, become a Verdict+ subscriber for a special DISCOUNTED rate now through January 15: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. Get 20% off ALL Verdict merch now through January 15 when you use promo code CHEERS at checkout: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/shop. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Skip the trip to the post office and use https://Stamps.com. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
Ep. 103 - The End of a Grievous Error
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After 48 years, will the United States see the end of a grievous error? Following the oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, our resident legal expert, Senator Ted Cruz, joins Michael Knowles and Liz Wheeler to discuss the fate of one of the worst decisions in Supreme Court history—Roe v. Wade. Where is abortion in the Constitution? What the are all of these penumbras and emanations? What about stare decisis? And, most importantly, do we actually think the conservative justices will overturn Roe? In celebration of the 100th episode and the two year anniversary of Verdict, we’ve got 3 exciting giveaways and challenges for Verdict listeners: 1. If we reach 15,000 Verdict+ members by January 21st, one lucky Locals member will be selected at random to attend a LIVE taping of Verdict with Ted Cruz at NO EXPENSE to you! Join today at https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. It’s totally free to become a member. 2. 15 people who leave a YouTube comment on this Episode 100 will be selected at random to receive a box of free Verdict merch SIGNED by your favorite podcast hosts. Watch and leave your comment on Episode 100 now at https://youtube.com/verdictwithtedcruz. 3. If Verdict with Ted Cruz reaches 50,000 reviews on Apple Podcasts by January 21, we will let the fans pick what we do in an insane new episode this year! Will Senator Ted Cruz have to wear a Braves jersey for the whole episode, will the Senator and Michael arm wrestle, will the cactus make a guest appearance on the show, or will Michael and the Senator host an epic Princeton vs. Yale showdown? Leave a 5-star review and comment on Apple Podcasts today and then head on over to https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus to vote in the poll. To get behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content, become a Verdict+ subscriber for a special DISCOUNTED rate now through January 15: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. Get 20% off ALL Verdict merch now through January 15 when you use promo code CHEERS at checkout: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/shop. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Skip the trip to the post office and use https://Stamps.com. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2022
Ep. 102 - Hindsight Is 2021
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Senator Ted Cruz raises a glass with Michael Knowles and Liz Wheeler to ring in the new year and look back on the long, strange year that was 2021, an epilogue to the long, strange year that was 2020. Democrats tried to impeach Donald Trump for the second time, Britney Spears was freed from the confines of her conservatorship as Pope Fauci became the de facto conservator of all Americans, Joe Manchin shocked his own party when he said no to Build Back Broke, and… Michael became a bitcoin billionaire?! Happy New Year from Verdict with Ted Cruz! In celebration of the 100th episode and the two year anniversary of Verdict, we’ve got 3 exciting giveaways and challenges for Verdict listeners: 1. If we reach 15,000 Verdict+ members by January 21st, one lucky Locals member will be selected at random to attend a LIVE taping of Verdict with Ted Cruz at NO EXPENSE to you! Join today at https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. It’s totally free to become a member. 2. 15 people who leave a YouTube comment on this Episode 100 will be selected at random to receive a box of free Verdict merch SIGNED by your favorite podcast hosts. Watch and leave your comment on Episode 100 now at https://youtube.com/verdictwithtedcruz. 3. If Verdict with Ted Cruz reaches 50,000 reviews on Apple Podcasts by January 21, we will let the fans pick what we do in an insane new episode this year! Will Senator Ted Cruz have to wear a Braves jersey for the whole episode, will the Senator and Michael arm wrestle, will the cactus make a guest appearance on the show, or will Michael and the Senator host an epic Princeton vs. Yale showdown? Leave a 5-star review and comment on Apple Podcasts today and then head on over to https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus to vote in the poll. To get behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content, become a Verdict+ subscriber for a special DISCOUNTED rate now through January 15: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. Get 20% off ALL Verdict merch now through January 15 when you use promo code CHEERS at checkout: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/shop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Ep. 101 - Build Back Broke Bombshell
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Biden, Schumer, and the Democrats were one vote away from passing Build Back Broke, and then it all went up in flames. Joe Manchin said no to his own party. As the man in the middle of it all, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles and Liz Wheeler to give the inside scoop on what happened. And because one victory isn’t enough, at the midnight hour, the Senator scored a second major victory against Schumer—let’s just say some major consequences for Russia are on now the docket. Now, the question that remains: will Republicans also be able to score a victory on vaccine mandates in the winter of "severe illness and death?" In celebration of the 100th episode and the two year anniversary of Verdict, we’ve got 3 exciting giveaways and challenges for Verdict listeners: 1. If we reach 15,000 Verdict+ members by January 21st, one lucky Locals member will be selected at random to attend a LIVE taping of Verdict with Ted Cruz at NO EXPENSE to you! Join today at https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. It’s totally free to become a member. 2. 15 people who leave a YouTube comment on this Episode 100 will be selected at random to receive a box of free Verdict merch SIGNED by your favorite podcast hosts. Watch and leave your comment on Episode 100 now at https://youtube.com/verdictwithtedcruz. 3. If Verdict with Ted Cruz reaches 50,000 reviews on Apple Podcasts by January 21, we will let the fans pick what we do in an insane new episode this year! Will Senator Ted Cruz have to wear a Braves jersey for the whole episode, will the Senator and Michael arm wrestle, will the cactus make a guest appearance on the show, or will Michael and the Senator host an epic Princeton vs. Yale showdown? Leave a 5-star review and comment on Apple Podcasts today and then head on over to https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus to vote in the poll. To get behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content, become a Verdict+ subscriber for a special DISCOUNTED rate now through January 15: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. Get 20% off ALL Verdict merch now through January 15 when you use promo code CHEERS at checkout: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/shop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
Ep. 100 - ***100***
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Not only is it Christmas, but we’re celebrating the 100th episode of Verdict with Ted Cruz! Who would have thought that in 100 episodes, Senator Ted Cruz would not only beat Joe Rogan on the podcast charts, but also get upstaged by a cactus and a shag carpet? Starting things off light and cheery, the Senator joins Michael Knowles and Liz Wheeler to discuss BLM’s boycott of a “white Christmas” (no, not the song) and to recount the real story of St. Nick the brawler… You’ll just have to listen. Plus, from Verdict+ subscribers, what are some favorite holiday traditions or memories? *But wait, there’s more!* In celebration of the 100th episode and the Christmas season, we’ve got 3 exciting giveaways and challenges for Verdict listeners: 1. If we reach 15,000 Verdict+ members by January 21st, one lucky Locals member will be selected at random to attend a LIVE taping of Verdict with Ted Cruz at NO EXPENSE to you! Join today at https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. It’s totally free to become a member. 2. 15 people who leave a YouTube comment on this Episode 100 will be selected at random to receive a box of free Verdict merch SIGNED by your favorite podcast hosts. Watch and leave your comment on Episode 100 now at https://youtube.com/verdictwithtedcruz. 3. If Verdict with Ted Cruz reaches 50,000 reviews on Apple Podcasts by January 21, we will let the fans pick what we do in an insane new episode this year! Will Senator Ted Cruz have to wear a Braves jersey for the whole episode, will the Senator and Michael arm wrestle, will the cactus make a guest appearance on the show, or will Michael and the Senator host an epic Princeton vs. Yale showdown? Leave a 5-star review and comment on Apple Podcasts today and then head on over to https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus to vote in the poll. To get behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content, become a Verdict+ subscriber for a special DISCOUNTED rate now through Christmas: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. Get 20% off ALL Verdict merch now through Christmas when you use promo code SANTA at checkout: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/shop. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Skip the trip to the post office and use https://Stamps.com this holiday season. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. -- Join over 2-million AMAC Members as we fight to uphold the values of the greatest nation on earth—faith, family, and freedom: https://amac.us/cactus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
Ep. 99 - Killers and Insurrectionists
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As the Left kicks it into overdrive, spinning up new yarns about the January 6th “insurrection,” Senator Ted Cruz sits down with Michael Knowles and Liz Wheeler to discuss Liz Cheney’s “bombshell” text messages and figure out what the sham committee is actually after. Plus, after Kathy Hochul presumes to speak for God, the Supreme Court rejects a petition by New York healthcare workers for a religious exemption to vaccine diktats. And while Democrats rode their high horse this week, the Senator is accused of being a murderer—you’ll never guess why (okay, you might). To get behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content, become a Verdict+ subscriber for a special DISCOUNTED rate now through Christmas: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. Get 20% off ALL Verdict merch now through Christmas when you use promo code SANTA at checkout: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/shop. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Achieve gifting greatness with Omaha Steaks! Incredible flavor, incredible value and 100% guaranteed. Get 8 free steaks at https://omahasteaks.com keyword CACTUS. -- Skip the trip to the post office and use https://Stamps.com this holiday season. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2021
Ep. 98 - Will Tanks Roll In Ukraine?
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Putin is once again attempting to restore the Soviet Union and, according to experts, could be poised to roll tanks into Ukraine as early as January. Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles and Liz Wheeler to illustrate how the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a physical manifestation of Putin’s imperial ambitions and break down the concrete measures Joe Biden could, but won’t, take to prevent another American foreign policy disaster. Plus, in case you missed it, the Democratic plan to draft America’s daughters is foiled once again, Jimmy Kimmel proves himself to be a sore loser (who’s surprised?), and the January 6 commission is exposed as a kangaroo court. To get behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content, become a Verdict+ subscriber for a special DISCOUNTED rate now through Christmas: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. Get 20% off ALL Verdict merch now through Christmas when you use promo code SANTA at checkout: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/shop. -- Achieve gifting greatness with Omaha Steaks! Incredible flavor, incredible value and 100% guaranteed. Get 8 free steaks at https://omahasteaks.com keyword CACTUS. -- Skip the trip to the post office and use https://Stamps.com this holiday season. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
Ep. 97 - Enough From Michael
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Following the election excitement, Big Bird buzz, and courtroom chaos, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles come together once again with Liz Wheeler for a special all-mailbag episode. Is Bill Maher becoming a conservative? Will Biden’s DOJ try to go after Kyle Rittenhouse? Does the government actually work the way Schoolhouse Rock tells us it does? And the most important question of all… Montecristo or Cohiba? To submit your mailbag questions for future episodes, become a Verdict+ subscriber today at http://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus.  -- Skip the trip to the post office and use https://Stamps.com this holiday season. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Join over 2-million AMAC Members as we fight to uphold the values of the greatest nation on earth—faith, family, and freedom: https://amac.us/cactus. -- You asked, we answered. Verdict merch is HERE! Snag your exclusive Verdict swag: http://shop.verdictwithtedcruz.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Ep. 96 - Thanksgiving Love Triangle
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The woke (read: miserable) Left has decided that Thanksgiving is a day to reflect on how terrible America is. Nonsense! Thanksgiving is a day for, well, thanksgiving. Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles are joined by Liz Wheeler for this special holiday episode. Together, the Audiocasting A-Team shares some quirky Turkey Day traditions, takes your silly and serious Thanksgiving-themed questions, and even tells the story of a little known Mayflower love triangle, putting Michael’s Yale literature degree to the test. And what would an episode all about traditions be without poking a little fun at the Woke Women’s March? Happy Thanksgiving! -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Join over 2-million AMAC Members as we fight to uphold the values of the greatest nation on earth—faith, family, and freedom: https://amac.us/cactus. -- Skip the trip to the post office and use https://Stamps.com this holiday season. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. -- Get more politics, more mailbag, more cactus, and more Verdict with the new all-access subscription, Verdict+: http://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. -- You asked, we answered. Verdict merch is HERE! Snag your exclusive Verdict swag: http://shop.verdictwithtedcruz.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
Ep. 95 - Kyle’s Verdict Is In
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The verdict is in on the most controversial case in the country. Everybody has an opinion about Kyle Rittenhouse this week, but how many of them are informed by fact? We could certainly point out a few that aren't. Senator Ted Cruz circles the wagons with Michael Knowles and Liz Wheeler to break down what actually happened in Kenosha, what the law says about the circumstances, and what the politics at play are. Plus, will Rittenhouse be the next owner of MSNBC or the Washington Post? -- Skip the trip to the post office and use Stamps.com this holiday season. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. -- Join over 2-million AMAC Members as we fight to uphold the values of the greatest nation on earth—faith, family, and freedom: https://amac.us/cactus. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Get more politics, more mailbag, more cactus, and more Verdict with the new all-access subscription, Verdict+: http://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. -- You asked, we answered. Verdict merch is HERE! Snag your exclusive Verdict swag: http://shop.verdictwithtedcruz.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
Ep. 94 - Cruz Uncaged
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Will Senator Cruz be indicted for murder? You might be forgiven for thinking so if you witnessed his recent exchange with Biden’s DHS Secretary in a Senate hearing room. Today, the Senator joins Michael Knowles to answer some questions (unlike Mayorkas) about the incident in question. Namely, why don’t the Democrats care about the kids in Biden's cages? Plus, because 0-2 wasn’t enough of a beat down, our old pal Robert Francis “Beto" O’Rourke is running for Governor. P.S. Who’s joining us on Cruz Street?! -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2. -- Join over 2-million AMAC Members as we fight to uphold the values of the greatest nation on earth—faith, family, and freedom: https://amac.us/cactus. -- Skip the trip to the post office and use Stamps.com this holiday season. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Ep. 93 - Give the Bird to Big Bird
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The media and the Democrats are in a frenzy as Senator Ted Cruz takes on the muppets that are destroying America. The Senator has faced a lot of tough opponents during his years in the public eye, but has he finally found his match in Big Bird? Senator Cruz joins Michael Knowles to illuminate the dark ominous forces controlling these puppets (seriously) and discuss why we’re allowing the Left to circumvent parents like this. Plus, the Democrats reveal their glaring hypocrisy as they fly hundreds of private jets to save the world at climatepalooza.  -- Join over 2-million AMAC Members as we fight to uphold the values of the greatest nation on earth—faith, family, and freedom: https://amac.us/cactus. -- Skip the trip to the post office and use Stamps.com this holiday season. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
Ep. 92 - The Republic Ain’t Over Yet
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This week, in what could reasonably be called the greatest day for Republicans in recent memory, the nation watched as we claimed major victories in Virginia. Among them, Glenn Youngkin soundly defeated Terry McAullife. Now, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to answer what should be the most important question of the week: how did Youngkin win, and how can we do it again? And, back by popular demand, the Senator and Michael officially welcome Liz Wheeler to the show with an extended mailbag segment. Plus, Senator Cruz reveals the terms of a wager he lost to another senator over the World Series outcome (you won’t believe what he has to do now). All we can say is, we hope there will be video! -- Skip the trip to the post office and use Stamps.com this holiday season. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2021
Ep. 91 - A Senator, a Catholic, and a Cactus Walk Onto a Campus, LIVE at Catholic University
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We survived UW-Madison’s arbitrary mask mandate in Madison, WI. Michael finally passed gym class at Texas A&M. Now, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles are live from the swamp at Catholic University. In the thrilling season finale of the Verdict with Ted Cruz YAF campus tour, the Senator and Michael get back to the heart of Verdict with a one-of-a-kind, never-seen-before, all-mailbag live episode. You have questions, they have answers. Some people will like the answers, some people won’t. One thing is for certain—this will be everything you’ve come to know and love about Verdict with Ted Cruz. Get more politics, more mailbag, more cactus, and more Verdict with the new all-access subscription, Verdict+. Use promo code LIVE for a one-month, risk-free trial: http://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. You asked, we answered. Verdict merch is HERE! Snag your exclusive Verdict swag and get 10% off your entire order with promo code LIVE at checkout: http://shop.verdictwithtedcruz.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Ep. 90 - Come and Vax It ft. Liz Wheeler, LIVE at Texas A&M University
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Howdy, y’all! Senator Ted Cruz is back home where he and his trusty cactus belong. And Michael Knowles? Well, he’s still looking for his cowboy hat and boots. Tonight, the podcasting pair is live from the maskless, open, free state of Texas and it’s going to be one hell of a ride. Following an unforgettable kickoff of the Verdict LIVE tour with Young America’s Foundation, the Senator and Michael are fired up and ready to tackle the hottest cultural issues, hottest political issues, and let’s be honest, probably the hottest sports issues too. We are in Texas after all. Plus, a special rapid-fire Q&A segment in which the Senator and Michael share fun facts you’ve always wanted to know about them… or not… but they’re sharing them anyway. Get more politics, more mailbag, more cactus, and more Verdict with the new all-access subscription, Verdict+. Use promo code LIVE for a one-month, risk-free trial: http://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. You asked, we answered. Verdict merch is HERE! Snag your exclusive Verdict swag and get 10% off your entire order with promo code LIVE at checkout: http://shop.verdictwithtedcruz.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Ep. 89 - Take Your Damn Mask Off, LIVE in Madison, WI
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On the heels of the University of Wisconsin-Madison selectively enforcing their COVID “policy” requiring speakers to wear masks, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles say enough is enough. Now, they are UW-Madison adjacent and going live on the first stop of the 2021 Young America's Foundation campus tour. Tonight, the Senator and Michael bring… wait for it… something OTHER than the campus-mandated leftist views to hundreds of thousands of people across America. If there’s one thing we have to say tonight, it’s this—screw your arbitrary, tyrannical, anti-science, rules UW-Madison. Get more politics, more mailbag, more cactus, and more Verdict with the new all-access subscription, Verdict+. Use promo code LIVE for a one-month, risk-free trial: http://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. You asked, we answered. Verdict merch is HERE! Snag your exclusive Verdict swag and get 10% off your entire order with promo code LIVE at checkout: http://shop.verdictwithtedcruz.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
Ep. 88 - $28,841,673,978,652
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The fight to raise the debt ceiling is at the center of Washington politics as Biden and his minions demand we spend every more, increasing the colossal 28 TRILLION dollars that is already our national debt. Because virtually nobody, even Michael Knowles, can keep up with this mess, Senator Cruz steps away from the chambers to answer the most pressing questions. What is the debt ceiling? Why does it matter? What happens if the United States defaults on its debt? One thing is certain, Washington is playing with fire. If you want even more behind-the-scenes access to the debates that are shaping our nation, join Michael and the Senator on their upcoming LIVE tour with Young America's Foundation. Find out how you can attend at https://yaf.org/verdictlive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
Ep. 87 - Biden’s Bullsh*t
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Our enemies are emboldened. Our allies are dispirited. And Americans? We’re horrified. Joe Biden now owns the worst foreign policy catastrophe in a generation, and Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles are here to break down the shocking decisions that an overly political Biden White House has made over the last month, the deadly consequences that followed, and the fallout that is still yet to come. Plus, the Senator and Michael share never-before-heard personal stories in the wake of the anniversary of 9/11. Also in this episode: Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate, Gavin Newsom vs. Larry Elder, #FreeBritney, and, of course, AOC’s Met Gala getup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
Ep. 86 - An Orgy Of Spending
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Spending, taxes, and inflation, oh my! Will Congress ram through Bernie’s batty and bloated budget? As it sits, the radical bill will raise taxes by the trillions, drive up our cost of living, and authorize over $4 trillion in government spending. Senator Cruz and Michael Knowles arrive in the studio to lay out a possible roadmap for blocking this no good, terrible, very bad idea. Plus, Michael opens the mailbag, and some disturbing questions fall out. Is there a robot uprising in our future? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
Ep. 85 - Taliban Takeover
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Biden’s bungled Afghanistan exit has become such a catastrophe that even the liberal media is beginning to question the Commander in Chief's competence. As American foreign policy collapses before our very eyes, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles for a sobering dive into what went wrong, what can still be done, and what America’s place on the international stage will be under Biden and beyond. The eyes of the world are upon us now—especially the eyes of China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
Ep. 84 - Nancy Pelosi, Chief Mask Officer
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We do not like green eggs and ham, and we certainly do not like absolute power. First, the CDC flip-flops on mask rules. Then, Pelosi says she’s going to throw maskless staffers in jail. Following a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for liberty, science, and common sense, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down the CDC’s big credibility problem and take us inside the Senate to understand what the heck is going on in real time. Plus—shocker!—the multi-trillion dollar infrastructure bill isn’t actually about infrastructure. So what’s actually in it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2021
Ep. 83 - The Rise of the Censorship Czars ft. Sohrab Ahmari
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From Jack Dorsey’s bans on major publications to Mark Zuckerberg’s bidding for Jen Psaki, how did Big Tech grab the reins of our American political system? All too familiar with the work of the censorship czars, the New York Post's Sohrab Ahmari joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles in the studio to uncover the roots of Big Tech's quest to quash opposing voices and to break down the legal (and political) fights we will face in the days ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
Ep. 82 - Something Is Rotten in the State of Cuba
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An oppressed people attempts to flee the clutches of tyranny. Perhaps in solidarity, Texas Democrats also attempt to throw off the chains that bind them (to responsibility) by stocking up on cold ones and hopping a private jet to Washington. Senator Ted Cruz, who might know a little something about Cuba and Texas, sits down with Michael Knowles to discuss the cause of libertad, the Democrats' double standard on the border, and—how could they not?—Scarface. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
Ep. 81 - #FreeBritney
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Oops! We did it again. Senator Ted Cruz and co-host Michael Knowles are here to adjudicate the defining legal issues of our republic, so obviously first on the docket is the plight of Britney Spears. Putting his expansive legal experience to work, the Senator breaks down exactly how the pop princess has been deprived of her rights through a toxic conservatorship. Plus, Biden’s DOJ sues Georgia over its voting protections, Congress discusses a new voting law named after John Lewis, and the highest court in the land refuses to hear a case on a man’s right to use the women's bathroom. What a circus! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
Ep. 80 - The Poisoning of the American Mind ft. Christopher Rufo
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While concerned parents storm school board meetings to demand an end to Critical Race Theory in the classroom, leftists manage the mental gymnastics of simultaneously denying it exists and defending it. This week, the man who most prominently sounded the alarm bells over this dangerous ideology, Christopher Rufo, joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. Together, the trio explores where CRT originated, how it metastasized, and what the light at the end of the tunnel could be—if there is one. Plus, what does it mean to be a conservative environmentalist? Verdict is going on tour with Young America’s Foundation! Learn how you can bring us to your campus and apply today: http://yaf.org/verdict. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
Ep. 79 - Showdown at the Supreme Court
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Showdowns over religious liberty, adoption, and Obamacare are going down at the Supreme Court. Luckily, our intrepid co-host is quite the expert in this area—and not just because he wrote a book about it! Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down why we always seem to be one vote away on the most crucial SCOTUS cases and what's behind this divide on the Court. Plus, given a magic wand, which constitutional amendment should we repeal? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Ep. 78 - Speechless
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Critical Race Theory. Censorship. Socialism. Second Wave Feminism. Wokeism. This is what you get when Michael Knowles is in the hot seat! Interchanging armchairs for the day, Senator Ted Cruz interviews Michael on the dangerous fruits of political correctness that are springing up throughout our society. Going even deeper, Michael reveals where this cultural rot started and how we might yet be able to counteract it. (Spoiler alert: this story starts all the way back in the 1930s.) Oh yeah, and Michael wrote a book with words in it—yes, really. This is Verdict with Michael Knowles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
Ep. 77 - Back From Bibi's Back Office
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Having just returned stateside, Senator Ted Cruz has a lot to report about his time in Israel. The Senator sits down with Michael Knowles to break down what's happening with the revolt in Israel. Will there be a new government, and, if so, what happens to Bibi Netanyahu? Plus, the pair walks through the ATF's new rules on guns, Fauci's bombshell emails, Twitter's sudden "support" of free speech, and the Democrats' latest power grab. Buckle up, this one's going to be a wild ride! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Ep. 76 - 14 Months to Slow the Spread ft. Steve Deace
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How did 2 weeks turn into 14 months? Steve Deace joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles to break down what Fauci and his army of unelected bureaucrats have been up to. Plus, the D.C. duo drops the conversation from the upper to the lower chamber in order to shed some light on the House Conference Chair saga and what it signals about the future of politics in America, a future that decidedly does not include The Artist Formerly Known As Price Harry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2021
Ep. 75 - Israel Under Attack
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Hamas is firing rockets into the state of Israel, Israel is fighting back to ensure its survival, and—like a madman—Senator Ted Cruz is headed right into the middle of it all. For the moment though, the Senator is safe and sound with co-host Michael Knowles in Washington. Together on this episode, the two wonkish wordsmiths break down the Mideast conflict in its entirety—what’s at play today and how we got here, what changed since the Trump years, and—the real question—why so many Democrats are openly supporting terrorists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Ep. 74 - What Happens in Wuhan, Stays in Wuhan
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Reaching into the ever-overstuffed mailbag, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles dive deep on the burning questions of the day including some suspicious circumstances in Wuhan, the future of the Hyde Amendment in a Democrat-controlled Congress, and what we can expect the economy to do over the next 6 months. Plus, an answer to the most urgent question—how is Michael's Dogecoin portfolio doing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Ep. 73 - What Just Went Down
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Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles straight from the Hill, where a lot of things just happened that you probably didn’t hear about. The Senator introduces forty six—yes, really—amendments to the Democrats' precious Corrupt Politicians Act. Is this top priority for Democrats—S. 1 and H.R. 1—one of the most dangerous pieces of legislation ever introduced on the floor of the United States Congress? Also, what the hell is a "ghost gun?" Democrats may have finally lost it as they create a made-up term to describe a made-up problem. Plus, does Senator Cruz have a Hill digital director job in his future? Twitter says yes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2021
Ep. 72 - How Screwed Are We?
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It’s wall-to-wall mailbag today in the Verdict studio! After much too much of a hiatus, Michael Knowles takes a break from asking Senator Cruz his questions and instead poses yours. Some of today's questions are funny, some are smart, and some are even a little irreverent. Caitlyn Jenner 2020? Biden’s biggest blunder last week? How screwed are we, really? Your favorite dialoguing duo has the answers to this and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
Ep. 71 - Sleepy Joe’s Soporific Speech
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Joe Biden ~finally~ addresses a joint session of Congress, and Senator Ted Cruz was there for it all. Well, most of it. Fresh off a good night’s rest, the Senator joins Michael Knowles to break down Biden’s boring—but radical—remarks. Double masked in a stammering sleepy temperament, Biden unveiled what may be the most radical policy package any president has ever presented in his first 100 days. Clearly benefitting from his beauty rest, the Senator reveals what the Democrats are planning to do, and what we can do to stop them. Plus, did you catch Biden’s big beta moment in Nancy’s house? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
Ep. 70 - Botching the Border
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Illegal crossings are up, detention facilities are overrun, and kids are being used as political pawns. We are in the throes of a national crisis—unless you ask Joe Biden. Senator Ted Cruz is heading to the front lines of this battle to assess the damage, but first, he pulls up a chair with Michael Knowles to break down the disastrous consequences of Biden’s border blunders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Ep. 69 - The Long Game ft. Governor Scott Walker
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Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles move some cactuses around and make room to welcome Governor Scott Walker to the Verdict studio. The Governor announces he is putting in motion a bold action plan to take education and culture back from the clutches of the radical Left—and this Long Game just might involve your favorite podcast! Plus, the trio sounds the alarm on what may be the largest attempted power grab by Democrats yet (you may not realize just how bad it is until you hear this). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Ep. 68 - Don't Be Fooled
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We're only halfway through the first 100 days of the Biden administration, and everything seems relatively quiet. But is Joe's low profile actually a mask for the most radical agenda in American history? Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down Biden's latest partisan nominees and extreme policy positions. Plus, is it a problem that Amazon is banning books? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Ep. 67 - The Prosecution Rests
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After much sound and fury, the Democrats have rested their case in the second impeachment "trial" of Donald Trump. Michael Knowles quizzes Senator Ted Cruz on what the heck is going on. Plus, the podcasting pals zoom out to cover cancel culture more broadly. Is the same nasty double standard the Left is using to cancel Trump responsible for the ouster of Gina Carano? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
Ep. 66 - Trump on Trial (Again)
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As if we rolled the tape back 12 months, the Trump impeachment trial is underway, and Michael Knowles is joined by Senator Ted Cruz to break it all down. Is there a legal argument for removal? Is it constitutional to hold an impeachment trial for a former president? Plus, we get an answer to perhaps the most important question of all—how’s the food in the Senate cafeteria? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
Ep. 65 - LIVE from Miami at YAF’s Freedom Conference
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Michael Knowles joins Senator Ted Cruz LIVE in Miami at Young America’s Foundation’s Freedom Conference to talk all things big and bad—big government, big business, and big tech. The podcasting pair breaks down how this accumulation of power is fundamentally inimical to liberty and what the American people can do to preserve freedom in the Left’s new America. Plus, audience members from across the country ask their questions in a special live mailbag segment. -- Subscribe to YAF on YouTube to watch more top videos with Michael Knowles and Senator Cruz: http://youtube.com/yaftv Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
Ep. 64 - The Meme Gurus
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Steal from the poor, give to the rich? Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles come together to discuss what’s going on with GameStop, talk about the basics of stock trading, and break down what happened on Reddit. Plus, who is Joe Biden appointing to government positions? The podcasting pair break down what this Brave New World looks like. Verdict is going LIVE this Friday at YAF’s Freedom Conference in Miami. Submit your questions for Senator Cruz by subscribing to YouTube.com/YAFtv today and leaving a comment on Friday. See you then! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
Ep. 63 - Season Premiere: Biden’s America
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Since last we spoke, Congress counted the votes of the Electoral College, some members of Congress objected to that same vote, rioters stormed the Capitol, a new president was inaugurated, and a former president was impeached. In this 2021 season premiere, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles dust off their microphones to break down what the hell has been happening and make a few predictions about what Biden’s America will look like. Plus, Michael welcomes his first son into the world and Senator Cruz turns 50. Welcome back to Verdict! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2021
Ep. 62 - May It Please the Court
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17 states and the President have joined Texas in suing battleground states over election irregularities, and our very own Senator Ted Cruz was asked to argue the case before the Supreme Court. The Senator and Michael Knowles come together once again to break down the why the Court turned down the Pennsylvania case and what that could mean for the Texas case and, ultimately, the election as a whole. Plus, while America is focused on who will be the next president, what is going on in the rest of the world? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
Ep. 61 - Will We Ever Return to Normal?
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Are lockdowns and men in dresses the new normal? Old pals Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles get together to break down the dramatic shifts happening right now in politics and pop culture. From ludicrous leftist lockdowns to Harry Styles eating a banana—what do these things mean for normalcy in America? Plus, the podcasting pair outlines what the Senate could do to influence a potential Biden cabinet and preclude the worst scenarios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
Ep. 60 - The Battle Over Ballots
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Despite the media’s toddler tantrum, this election is far from over. Following the filing of an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the election results in Pennsylvania, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down the state of the presidential race, the legal challenges that he has his eye on, and the battle that lies ahead for Team Trump. Plus, the Georgia Senate race the most consequential Senate race of our lifetime—here’s why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
Ep. 59 - Holy Crap, What a Week
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The media has declared Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Fortunately, the media doesn't get to pick the president. Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down everything that happened in the last seven days, who the next president will be, and what’s next for America. Also, did Andrew McCabe perjure himself while being questioned by Congress this week? Senator Cruz reveals his plan to find out whether McCabe or Comey is the bigger snake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Ep. 58 - So Help Me God
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett is now Justice Amy Coney Barrett, and Senator Ted Cruz was on the front lines of all of it. Following Justice Barrett's swearing in, the Senator joins Michael Knowles to break down how it all unfolded and what the Democratic Party will do in response. Also, what’s next in Senator Cruz’s campaign to hold Big Tech accountable? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Ep. 57 - American Oligarchs
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Just two weeks before the election, Big Tech tyrants censored (read: completely hid) a bombshell story from the New York Post about Hunter Biden, and they are going to answer for it. Following his call to subpoena the Big Tech bosses to the Judiciary Committee room and following the DOJ’s decision to sue Google, Senator Cruz joins Michael Knowles to discuss why these moves are so important to the future of democracy in America and why allowing a few billionaires to have a monopoly over every means of communication is incredibly dangerous. Plus, is the Senator really a vegan? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
Ep. 56 - Unpacking Court Packing
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If you watched Judge Barrett's confirmation hearings this week, you might have gotten the impression that the Democrats have given up. But something much more sinister is going on. Following the conclusion of ACB's testimony, Michael Knowles asks Senator Ted Cruz about the impotent performance by Judiciary Democrats and, more importantly, about the radical Left’s shockingly successful attempt to mainstream the idea of packing the court, an idea so outrageous that even Senator Joe condemned it before he became Candidate Joe. Plus, have Facebook and Twitter poked the bear by censoring the New York Post? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Ep. 55 - Becoming Justice Barrett
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings are underway, and straight from the Hill, Senator Ted Cruz has the scoop. Michael Knowles joins the Senator, and together they break down the pitiful performance by Senate Democrats and what is still to come in these consequential proceedings. Plus, did ACB actually hold up Michael’s book during the hearing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
Ep. 54 - James Comey, Incompetent or Corrupt?
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Senator Cruz comes straight from the Comey hearing on the Hill to the podcast studio where Michael Knowles joins him to discuss Comey’s J. Edgar Hoover complex, what the next three weeks will mean for confirming Judge Barrett, and Joe Biden’s inability to admit that he supports radical leftist positions. Plus, is Chris Wallace the worst debate moderator of all time? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
Ep. 53 - One Vote Away
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On the heels of her nomination to the highest court in the land, Amy Coney Barrett is under a media microscope and the misinformation is flying. Luckily, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles are here to separate fact from fiction. Coming straight from his meeting with Judge Barrett on the Hill, the Senator has a lot to share about the judge, the confirmation process, and what we can expect from Democrats during the fight. Plus, did “The New York Times” admit they’re actually fans of a flat tax this week? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Ep. 52 - In the Trenches for School Choice ft. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
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Last week, the Senate voted on the most historic school choice legislation in American history. One of the authors of that legislation is Senator Ted Cruz. The other is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who joins the Senator and Michael Knowles to discuss not only that landmark bill, but also the importance of re-opening America’s schools quickly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Ep. 51 - One Seat to Win Them All
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With America already on the brink, will the battle over nominating the next Supreme Court justice put us over the edge? Senator Ted Cruz is perhaps the most qualified person in America to discuss the vacancy on the Court, the path to confirming President Trump’s nominee, and why the whole thing is so important. Plus, Michael Knowles asks the Senator to tell some of his favorite Justice Ginsburg stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Ep. 50 - Montecristos with Bibi (and Peace in the Middle East)
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In the historic 50th (!!!) episode of the show, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles break down an even more historic occasion: peace in the Middle East. Why does the Israel-UAE-Bahrain deal matter, and what led to this momentous event? Your favorite podcasting pair has the answer. Plus, Senator Cruz recounts one very important cigar he shared with PM Netanyahu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Ep. 49 - Hollywood Has a Predilection for Minors and Communists
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After a whirlwind week, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles have no shortage of things to discuss! Amazingly, in almost perfect unison, Netflix releases their new child porn film "Cuties" while Governor Newsom goes to work reducing the penalties for pedophiles in California. Plus, Disney thanks the dirty communists in the CCP at the end of their new "Mulan" film. And, America's favorite podcasting senator answers the most pressing question of all: will he be taking a seat on the SCOTUS bench anytime in the near future? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2020
Ep. 48 - Fueling Russia's Aggression
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What would happen if Russia gained total control over Europe’s oil supply? Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles come together to warn against the havoc that a new oil pipeline, Nord Stream 2, is poised to wreak on the world if Russia completes their metal monstrosity. Then, the Senator talks about his new legislation aimed at blocking this hostile takeover of Europe’s energy supply chain. Plus, Senator Cruz issues a shocking correction to one of the pair’s previous mailbag segments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Ep. 47 - False Positive ft. Steve Deace
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Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles are joined by Steve Deace, and together they spend the full show unraveling the web of coronavirus lies that Democratic politicians have been busy spinning. From death rates to ER visits and test sensitivity to contagiousness, it’s time to fact check everything you’ve been told. Plus, the truth-seeking trio sets the record straight after the DNC lauds Governor Cuomo’s pandemic performance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
Ep. 46 - Live at the RNC
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In a late-night throwback to the early days of the show, Michael Knowles joins Senator Ted Cruz live after President Trump’s RNC acceptance speech. The podcasting pair not only react to the president’s speech, but also recap last week’s DNC debacle and recount the latest damage from the hurricanes pounding the southern states. Plus, our loyal audience gets the opportunity to send in live questions during the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2020
Ep. 45 - In Hollywood, the Revolution Will Be Televised ft. Isaiah Washington
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Live from the belly of the beast, “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Isaiah Washington joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles for an inside conversation on Hollywood’s predilection for cancelling conservatives. In this episode, Washington tells the story of his walk away from the Democratic Party, details his triumphant professional journey from Houston to Hollywood, and spills the tea on Tinseltown’s dirty little (Chinese) secret. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
Ep. 44 - What’s Three Trillion Between Friends?
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Are Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats intentionally keeping the American people unemployed? Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles dive deep on the new coronavirus relief proposals from the Democrats and the Republicans and suggest some alternative solutions that would actually send the American people back to work. Plus, has the Left destroyed comedy once and for all? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2020
Ep. 43 - Screaming Primal Rage
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BLM’s dirty secrets are revealed at the hands of Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. The podcasting duo sits down to divulge shocking new information that has come to light about the Black Lives Matter organization, including direct Marxist ties, opposition to the nuclear family, and a quest to abolish every police department in America. Plus, Balaam’s donkey gets a burning question in during the mailbag segment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
Ep. 42 - A New Cold War
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Senator Ted Cruz spends a moment memorializing conservative titan Herman Cain and the lasting impact of his work. Then, Senator Cruz and Michael Knowles react to this shocking (or maybe not so shocking) news straight from the Hill—three out of four of the Big Tech CEOs refused to admit to Congress that China steals from American technology companies. Plus, Senator Cruz responds directly to Mark Cuban questioning his testicular fortitude. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Ep. 41 - Bad Hombres ft. DHS Secretary Chad Wolf
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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles to share inside information about the federal government’s nationwide crackdown on lawless rioters, discuss the progress of President Trump’s 30-foot-tall border wall, and explain the very real dangers of the way Nancy Pelosi and the Left demonize the police. Plus, Senator Cruz’s new name is Bob. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2020
Ep. 40 - Cruzing on Air Force One
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It's time to stop killing jobs and help people get back to work. Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles break down the Republican response to Pelosi's disastrous economic relief bill, consider the implications of petty lawmakers making a mockery of the recent hearing with Attorney General William Barr, and, most importantly, spill the tea on the Senator's Air Force Once outing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
Ep. 39 - A Portal Into the Progressive Mind ft. Eric Weinstein
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Eric Weinstein makes history by becoming the first progressive to join "Verdict with Ted Cruz." He joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles in the City of Angels to discuss (and maybe even debate) the important issues of our time including free speech, gender theory, immigration, and more. In a time when genuine conversations between left and right are few and far between, this conversation among three intellects offers a glimmer of hope. Listen to "The Portal" hosted by Eric Weinstein: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-portal/id1469999563 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Ep. 38 - Jon Voight Is a National Treasure
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Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles in the heart of Hollywood to discuss the state of Tinseltown, his tutelage and rise to fame under the Greatest Generation of actors, and the future of the Republic in 2020 and beyond. Also, who filibustered better—Ted Cruz or Jimmy Stewart? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2020
Ep. 37 - From Hong Kong to TikTok
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China might be the greatest geopolitical threat to America, but is anyone even paying attention? Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles discuss China’s aggression toward Hong Kong, the Chinese takeover of the tech world, and what a difference it would make if America begins to deal with the Chinese threat. Plus, in an extended mailbag section, Senator Cruz breaks down why he is so critical of Chief Justice John Roberts in particular and explains the benefits of a balanced budget amendment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
Ep. 36 - Train Wreck at the Supreme Court
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It has been a terrible month at the Supreme Court—the Court let us down yet again, and conservatives lost three important cases. Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles break down the latest decisions dealing with transgender employment law, abortion, DACA, and also a small victory for school choice. Plus, is Chief Justice John Roberts is the next Sandra Day O’Connor? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020
Ep. 35 - A Look Inside Senator Tim Scott’s Voicemail Box
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Senator Tim Scott joins Michael Knowles and Senator Ted Cruz to play never-before-heard voicemails left in his Senate office, to react to Democrats blocking his JUSTICE Act and real police reform, and to break down what it’s like to be a black conservative in America today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
Ep. 34 - Bill Barr is the Honey Badger ft. Attorney General William Barr
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Attorney General Bill Barr sits down with Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles to reveal the Trump administration’s plans for dealing with the riots afflicting America, lay out what we can expect from the Durham probe into Obama-era corruption, and explain why he was crazy enough to take the job a second time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
Ep. 33 - Is a Hotdog a Sandwich? ft. Senator Mike Lee
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Senator Mike Lee joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles to spill some tea about what happened at the most recent Senate lunch, attempt to pinpoint the historical moments that led to downturns in American freedom, and look toward the future that freedom fighters in the Senate are trying to build (including one future Senator Michael Knowles). Plus, Senators Cruz and Lee prove they disagree on at least ONE thing: whether or not a hotdog is a sandwich. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
Ep. 32 - Riots, Plagues, & Murder Hornets
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2020 is off to a rip-roaring start, and the craziest parts may be yet to come. Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down what the tumultuous events of the year mean for the 2020 election, to give a behind-the-scenes perspective on what running a national presidential campaign is actually like, and to give his take on the best and worst political advice for conservatives. Plus, Senator Cruz answers the question that’s on everyone’s mind: boxers or briefs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
Ep. 31 - Behind the Gates with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows
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EXCLUSIVE: Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles sit down with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for his first public interview since his appointment to the position. In this extended conversation, Mr. Meadows pulls back the curtain and gives listeners a glimpse into the inner workings of the West Wing in the age of Trump. He breaks down what the administration is doing to combat leakers, enforce the rule of law, defeat social media censorship, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2020
Ep. 30 - Don’t Defund The Police
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In a post-quarantine reunion, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles sit down together in D.C. for the first time in months to explain what defunding the police would actually mean for America, specifically for the black community, and to expose WHO’s shifting goalposts for coronavirus prevention. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
Ep. 29 - America On Fire
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The Senator and Michael discuss what the nationwide riots mean for justice, the shocking lie the DOJ used to target President Trump, and some good news on the horizon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2020
Ep. 28 - Social Media Censorship
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The Senator and Michael discuss President Trump’s new executive order to stop social media censorship as viral videos lead to protests and looting around the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
Ep. 27 - Civil Liberties Under Attack
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The Senator and Michael break down the death of civil liberties in the midst of Obamagate, Mike Flynn, sexual assault on campus, and the endless lockdowns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2020
Ep. 26 - Ask Us Anything
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The Senator and Michael take live questions from the audience, no topic off limits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2020
Ep. 25 - China Must Pay
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The Senator and Michael discuss the concrete steps being taken to make China pay for its misdeeds and to prevent further problems in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
Ep. 24 - The Wuhan Coverup
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The Senator and Michael sit down to discuss a shocking new revelation about the Wuhan Institute of Virology and how to restart the American economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2020
Ep. 23 - Easter In Isolation
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The Senator and Michael discuss the political and spiritual meaning of the strangest Easter in centuries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2020
Ep. 22 - Running On Empty ft. Wil VanLoh
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Senator Cruz and Michael sit down with energy expert Wil VanLoh to discuss the collapse of America’s oil and gas industry and what we can do about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2020
Ep. 21 - How Do We Start The Economy Again?
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Senator Cruz and Michael sit down from a safe distance to discuss the historic economic devastation brought on by coronavirus and what to do about 10 million job losses in just two weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
Ep. 20 - What’s Actually In The Senate Relief Bill
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Michael joins Senator Cruz from a safe social distance to break down what’s in the bill that passed today, why it took so long, and what the hell airplane emissions have to do with coronavirus. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Ep. 19 - An Expert’s Perspective On The Pandemic
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Michael is caught in the jaws of LA’s lockdown but joins Senator Cruz and a special guest online. Senator Barrasso joins the show to offer a physician’s insights on the pandemic panic and what we can expect from Congress in the coming days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2020
Ep. 18 - The Cost Of Coronavirus
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Senator Cruz and Michael satellite in from a safe social distance to break down the social, political, and economic costs of the Chinese coronavirus—and who should pay. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2020
Ep. 17 - Cruz's Coronavirus Quarantine
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Senator Cruz self-quarantines after a run-in with coronavirus at CPAC, so Michael satellites in to get the latest on where the virus came from, how it's spreading, and what the government is doing to stop it. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
Ep. 16 - How Nigel Farage Won Brexit
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Nigel Farage joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles to break down what led to the UK’s dramatic exit from the EU, discuss what Huawei's spy tech could mean for the Five Eyes relationship, and drop a few bombshells about the most important issue of our time, Megxit. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2020
Ep. 15 - A Firsthand Look at Socialism
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Senator Cruz’s tia joins the show to share her firsthand experience living under Castro-era socialism and they consider what an America under President Bernie Sanders would look like. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 29, 2020
Ep. 14 - Live at CPAC
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Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles discuss the major shift in the two parties that has led to so many conservative victories in recent years. Then, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel joins to discuss the party's 2020 strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
Ep. 13 - The Stakes of 2020
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Senator Cruz and Michael examine the radical policies that could follow a Democratic victory in November. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
Ep. 12 - It All Comes Down To This
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The Senate votes on whether or not to remove the President, one Republican defects, and the stakes couldn’t be higher moving forward. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2020
Ep. 11 - Inside The State Of The Union
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After the State of the Union, Senator Cruz gives an inside look at the Iowa disaster. We breakdown President Trump's speech, Rush Limbaugh is awarded the Medal of Freedom, and we cover what's coming in the final vote on impeachment. All that and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2020
Ep. 10 - It’s Not Over Yet
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Sen. Lindsey Graham stops by to walk us through how Mitch McConnell got 51 votes to stop further witnesses. But Senator Cruz knows a lot could happen between now and acquittal. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2020
Ep. 9 - A Day In The Life
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The Senate heads for a nail-biter. The Senator sits down in the daylight for a change to lay out his strategy before heading to Capitol Hill. This show was co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
Ep. 8 - Four Crucial Questions
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President Trump weighs in on Senator Cruz’s impeachment performance, and the Senator tries to get even one straight answer out of Adam Schiff. This show was co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
Ep. 7 - The Deal of the Century
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The arguments are over, Mitch McConnell doesn’t have the votes to end impeachment, and President Trump tries to bring peace to the Middle East. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
Ep. 6 - The Bolton Bombshell
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A leak from John Bolton’s leak throws impeachment into chaos, President Trump’s legal team comes out swinging, and Senator Cruz sends at least one reporter up a wall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
Ep. 5 - Now It's Our Turn
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The Trump team finally gets a chance to make their case against impeachment, Senator Cruz identifies the sneaky logical trick in Democrats' arguments, and four presidential candidates are stuck in the Capitol just nine days before the Iowa caucuses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2020
Ep. 4 - From ‘Roe’ To Impeachment
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The Democrats wrap up their case against the President, the Trump team launches its arguments tomorrow, and we all march for life on the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2020
Ep. 3 - Democrats Throw Biden Under The Bus
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House Democrats open the door on the Bidens’ crooked dealings in Ukraine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2020
Ep. 2 - Republicans' Secret Impeachment Weapon
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Senator Cruz breaks down the arguments on impeachment and reveals Republicans’ secret weapon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2020
Ep. 1 - Trump On Trial
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The first full day of President Trump’s impeachment trial comes to a close. Senator Cruz breaks down what the trial means for the White House, the Congress, and the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2020
Verdict with Ted Cruz: Trailer
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Join Senator Ted Cruz and co-host Michael Knowles as they break down the most important news stories of the day and reveal what they mean for you. On "Verdict with Ted Cruz,” you will go behind the scenes of the political debates that define our country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2020