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Verdict with Ted Cruz

Verdict with Ted Cruz

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.

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Ep. 57 - American Oligarchs

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?
2020-10-21
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Ep. 56 - Unpacking Court Packing

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?
2020-10-15
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Ep. 55 - Becoming Justice Barrett

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?
2020-10-14
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Ep. 54 - James Comey, Incompetent or Corrupt?

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?
2020-10-02
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Ep. 53 - One Vote Away

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?
2020-09-30
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Ep. 52 - In the Trenches for School Choice ft. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

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.
2020-09-24
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Ep. 51 - One Seat to Win Them All

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.
2020-09-22
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Ep. 50 - Montecristos with Bibi (and Peace in the Middle East)

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.
2020-09-22
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Ep. 49 - Hollywood Has a Predilection for Minors and Communists

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?
2020-09-19
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Ep. 48 - Fueling Russia's Aggression

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.
2020-09-10
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Ep. 47 - False Positive ft. Steve Deace

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.
2020-09-07
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Ep. 46 - Live at the RNC

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.
2020-08-30
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Ep. 45 - In Hollywood, the Revolution Will Be Televised ft. Isaiah Washington

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.
2020-08-18
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Ep. 44 - What?s Three Trillion Between Friends?

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?
2020-08-15
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Ep. 43 - Screaming Primal Rage

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.
2020-08-13
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Ep. 42 - A New Cold War

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.
2020-08-11
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Ep. 41 - Bad Hombres ft. DHS Secretary Chad Wolf

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.
2020-08-07
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Ep. 40 - Cruzing on Air Force One

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.
2020-08-04
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Ep. 39 - A Portal Into the Progressive Mind ft. Eric Weinstein

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
2020-07-23
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Ep. 38 - Jon Voight Is a National Treasure

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?
2020-07-18
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Ep. 37 - From Hong Kong to TikTok

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.
2020-07-15
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Ep. 36 - Train Wreck at the Supreme Court

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?
2020-07-10
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Ep. 35 - A Look Inside Senator Tim Scott?s Voicemail Box

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.
2020-07-02
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Ep. 34 - Bill Barr is the Honey Badger ft. Attorney General William Barr

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.
2020-06-25
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Ep. 33 - Is a Hotdog a Sandwich? ft. Senator Mike Lee

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.
2020-06-23
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Ep. 32 - Riots, Plagues, & Murder Hornets

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?
2020-06-16
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Ep. 31 - Behind the Gates with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows

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.
2020-06-12
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Ep. 30 - Don?t Defund The Police

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.
2020-06-09
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Ep. 29 - America On Fire

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.
2020-06-07
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Ep. 28 - Social Media Censorship

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.
2020-05-29
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Ep. 27 - Civil Liberties Under Attack

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.
2020-05-16
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Ep. 26 - Ask Us Anything

The Senator and Michael take live questions from the audience, no topic off limits.
2020-05-09
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Ep. 25 - China Must Pay

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.
2020-04-29
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Ep. 24 - The Wuhan Coverup

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.
2020-04-18
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Ep. 23 - Easter In Isolation

The Senator and Michael discuss the political and spiritual meaning of the strangest Easter in centuries.
2020-04-12
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Ep. 22 - Running On Empty

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.
2020-04-11
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Ep. 21 - How Do We Start The Economy Again?

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.
2020-04-03
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Ep. 20 - What?s Actually In The Senate Relief Bill

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.
2020-03-26
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Ep. 19 - An Expert?s Perspective On The Pandemic

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.
2020-03-22
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Ep. 18 - The Cost Of Coronavirus

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.
2020-03-20
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Ep. 17 - Cruz's Coronavirus Quarantine

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.
2020-03-11
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Ep. 16 - How Nigel Farage Won Brexit

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.
2020-03-05
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Ep. 15 - A Firsthand Look at Socialism

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.
2020-02-29
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Ep. 14 - Live at CPAC

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.
2020-02-28
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What's Next For Verdict?

Michael and Senator Cruz discuss the future of VERDICT and announce a major upcoming live appearance. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles.
2020-02-21
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Ep. 13 - The Stakes of 2020

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.
2020-02-11
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Ep. 12 - It All Comes Down To This

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.
2020-02-06
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Ep. 11 - Inside The State Of The Union

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.
2020-02-05
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Ep. 10 - It?s Not Over Yet

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.
2020-02-01
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Ep. 9 - A Day In The Life

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.
2020-01-30
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