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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, said he thinks an American jihadists fighting with Islamic State militants should be exiled from the country, but some conservatives say the militansts should be stripped of their U.S. citizenship for joining the extremist group. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during The Family Leadership Summit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, pauses as he delivers a speech to 2014 Red State Gathering attendees, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrat, are condemning the use of human shields in armed conflicts. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrat, are condemning the use of human shields in armed conflicts. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrat, are condemning the use of human shields in armed conflicts. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrat, are condemning the use of human shields in armed conflicts. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** This April 30, 2014, file photo shows Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo, J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FILE - This April 30, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cruz, a potential Republican presidential contender in 2016 is questioning whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. (AP Photo, J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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Sen. Ted Cruz is not impressed with way Republicans were portrayed in HBO's latest episode of "True Blood," calling the show "misogynist[ic] and profanity-ridden." (HBO)

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Sen. Ted Cruz is not impressed with way Republicans were portrayed in HBO's latest episode of "True Blood," calling the show "misogynist[ic] and profanity-ridden." (HBO)

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When it comes to unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S. illegally, Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, has kind words but stern policy proposals. (Associated Press)

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When it comes to unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S. illegally, Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, has kind words but stern policy proposals. (Associated Press)

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted Google Map directions to border towns from President Obama's planned fundraiser stops in Austin and Dallas. (Ted Cruz via Twitter)

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FILE - In this file photo taken Feb. 10, 2014, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks in Washington. He has made good on a promise to renounce his birth country's citizenship, doing do amide speculation he could make a run at the White House in 2016. Cruz, 43, was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1970, while his parents were working in the oil business there. His mother, Eleanor, is from Delaware, while his father, Rafael, is a Cuban who didn't become a U.S. citizen until 2005. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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FILE - In this file photo taken Feb. 10, 2014, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks in Washington. He has made good on a promise to renounce his birth country's citizenship, doing do amide speculation he could make a run at the White House in 2016. Cruz, 43, was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1970, while his parents were working in the oil business there. His mother, Eleanor, is from Delaware, while his father, Rafael, is a Cuban who didn't become a U.S. citizen until 2005. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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**FILE** Rafael Cruz, father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks during a tea party gathering on Jan. 10, 2014, in Madisonville, Texas. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Rafael Cruz, father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks during a tea party gathering on Jan. 10, 2014, in Madisonville, Texas. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, said a new amendment offered by Democrats intended to target special interest spending in elections could give Congress the power to ban books and movies. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz address delegates at the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth, Texas Friday, June 6, 2014. Cruz has fired up the Texas Republican Convention, promising to lead a conservative revolution unseen since the days of Ronald Reagan. The tea party favorite is a possible 2016 presidential candidate, and seemed like one during his speech Friday before thousands of adoring delegates who gave him numerous standing ovations. (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)