The Big Conversation:
Still reflecting on the election, U.S. Sen.-elect Ted Cruz says he knows why Republicans lost, and what they can do about it.
Speaking Thursday in Washington at a gala for the conservative American Principles Project, Cruz said Democrats won on Election Day not because of their ideas, but because they won the messaging war.
"Why did we lose? It wasn’t as the media would tell you: because the American people embraced big government, Barack Obama’s spending and debt and taxes," Cruz said, according to Politico, adding, "That wasn’t what happened. I’m ...