Va Conservative Group Hails GOP's Cruz, Cuccinelli Republican Ken Cuccinelli is getting a hero's welcome at a Saturday gala for the socially conservative Family Foundation, stoking his most avid base of support and sharing billing with another conservative star, Sen. Ted Cruz.
Cruz Relents In Early Senate Skirmish In a break with tea party-aligned Senate conservatives, Republican leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday he will not vote to block legislation aimed at preventing a partial government shutdown, even though Democrats intend to rewrite it to restore funds needed to keep the nation's three-year-old health care law in existence