Latest Fact-checks on Ted Cruz Ted Cruz stated on December 5, 2015 in a speech at the Rising Tide Summit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa: "The Democrats in the Senate last year introduced a constitutional amendment to repeal the free speech protections of the First Amendment." Ted Cruz stated on December 15, 2015 in a Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas: "One of the most troubling aspects of the Rubio-Schumer Gang of Eight bill was that it gave President Obama blanket authority to admit refugees, including Syrian refugees, without mandating any background checks whatsoever." Ted Cruz stated on December 15, 2015 in a Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas: Says carpet bombing means bombing "not a city, but the location of the troops," with "embedded special forces to direct the air power." Ted Cruz stated on December 15, 2015 in a GOP debate on CNN: "The head of the FBI has told Congress they cannot vet those (Syrian) refugees." Ted Cruz stated on December 8, 2015 in an interview with NPR: "Mike Morell testified and told Congress that the reason Obama has not bombed ISIS' oil fields is they're concerned about global warming." Ted Cruz stated on November 19, 2015 in an interview with Steven Crowder: The "federal government is going after school districts, trying to force them to let boys shower with little girls." Ted Cruz stated on November 30, 2015 in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt: "Here’s the simple and undeniable fact: The overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats." Ted Cruz stated on November 14, 2015 in a news conference.: Says President Barack Obama "will not utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ and as matter of policy, nobody in the administration will say the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’" Ted Cruz stated on October 14, 2015 in an interview on Fox News: The "Democratic Party is getting smaller and smaller and smaller." Ted Cruz stated on November 10, 2015 in the Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee, Wis.: "There are more words in the IRS code than there are in the Bible." Ted Cruz stated on October 26, 2015 in a Houston press conference: My campaign "finished the last quarter reporting the most cash on hand of any Republican in the field … $13.8 million in the bank, $3.5 million more than the Jeb Bush campaign." Ted Cruz stated on October 28, 2015 in a Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colo.: "Under Barack Obama and the big government economy, the median wage for women has dropped $733." Ted Cruz stated on October 18, 2015 in an interview on NBC's 'Meet the Press': "Republican leadership took the lead confirming Loretta Lynch as attorney general." Ted Cruz stated on September 21, 2015 in an interview with CBS' Stephen Colbert: "When (Ronald) Reagan came in, from 1978 to 1982, economic growth averaged less than 1 percent a year. There’s only one other four-year period where that’s true. That’s true from 2008 to 2012." Ted Cruz stated on September 1, 2015 in a speech to the Greater Houston Partnership: The Iran deal "trusts the Iranians to inspect themselves." Ted Cruz stated on September 16, 2015 in comments during the CNN debate: "A majority of the men and women on this stage have previously and publicly embraced amnesty. I am the only candidate on this stage who has never supported amnesty." Ted Cruz stated on September 9, 2015 in a tweet: "The Iran Deal will facilitate and accelerate the nation of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons." Ted Cruz stated on August 21, 2015 in speaking to reporters in Iowa: "It has been the law since the beginning of the country that the children of American citizens born ... abroad are American citizens by birth." Ted Cruz stated on August 21, 2015 in answering a reporter in Iowa: "In the year 2013, the Obama administration released 104,000 criminal illegal aliens. They released 196 murderers – people with homicide convictions, who are here illegally." Ted Cruz stated on August 6, 2015 in in comments at a GOP debate in Cleveland: "A majority of the candidates on this stage have supported amnesty ... I have never supported amnesty." Ted Cruz stated on June 28, 2015 in an interview with NPR News: Says states not directly involved in the gay marriage lawsuits that reached the Supreme Court "are not bound" by the court’s ruling. Ted Cruz stated on June 23, 2015 in an op-ed on Breitbart: On support for Trade Promotion Authority, called fast-track Ted Cruz stated on June 29, 2015 in an interview on NPR: The Supreme Court’s views "are radically out of step with public opinion" regarding its decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Ted Cruz stated on July 12, 2014 in a roundtable with Texas businesses: "Every year we spend roughly $500 billion on tax compliance. That is roughly the budget of our entire military, entirely wasted on tax compliance." Ted Cruz stated on April 18, 2015 in remarks in New Hampshire: "About half of the presidents have been governors; half of them, senators." Ted Cruz stated on March 23, 2015: "Today roughly half of born-again Christians aren’t voting. They’re staying home." Ted Cruz stated on March 23, 2015 in a speech at Liberty University: "Small businesses (are) going out of business in record numbers." Ted Cruz stated on March 17, 2015 in an interview on "Late Night with Seth Meyers": "Many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up. In particular, satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years, there’s been zero warming." Ted Cruz stated on March 11, 2015 in an interview with Hugh Hewitt: "Here, we have Thanksgiving, we have Christmas, we have the 4th of July. Every year in Iran, they celebrate Death to America day." Ted Cruz stated on February 8, 2015 in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union": "92 million Americans aren't working."