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A crowd has converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Veterans, GOP Leaders Push Through WWII Memorial Barriers

A crowd has converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial’s closing under the government shutdown.


Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a prayer vigil organized by the Christian Defense Coalition outside the White House on Sept. 26, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Veteran Republicans Accusing Tea Party Lawmakers Of Staining GOP

From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing Tea Party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse in Washington.


File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Cruz Flays Obama, Health Law; Casts Blame At Dems

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a socially conservative advocacy group Saturday that President Barack Obama’s Democratic administration is “the most hostile to religious liberty” in American history and uses the health reform law is its most formidable weapon against them.


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Cruz: Tie Debt-Ceiling Rise To Obamacare Changes

Sen. Ted Cruz says legislation raising the debt ceiling is among the best leverage that Congress has to rein in the White House and should include changes to the nation’s new health insurance system.


U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to members of the media after a vote on the Senate floor September 27, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Senate has passed a continuing resolution 54-44 to fund the government through November 15 with the exclusion of defunding the Obama care in which the provision was passed in the House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fellow Republicans Skip Encore Of Cruz-Lee Show

Some tried yelling. Others tried shaming. But by the time tea party freshmen Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee spoke on the chamber floor again Friday, other Republican senators had settled on ignoring them.


File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

All-Night Talkathon Ends For Cruz After More Than 21 Hours

The Democratic-controlled Senate is on a path toward defeating tea party attempts to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law, despite an overnight talkathon on the chamber’s floor led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.


Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walks towards the Senate Chamber after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon on Sept. 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: Republicans Have Launched ‘Kamikaze Mission’ To Shut Down Government, Economy

Under relentless pressure from their right wing, Republicans are in the midst of a risky fight with President Barack Obama they know they will lose, little more than a year before an election that history says they should win.


File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cruz: I Will Speak About Defunding Obamacare ‘Until I Am Unable To Stand’

On Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz began a filibuster with the intent of defunding the Affordable Care Act, known also as Obamacare.


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks about Obamacare during a news conference on Capitol Hill, September 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to reporters after the Senate policy luncheons, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 17, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Reid: Any Bill That Defunds Obamacare ‘Is Dead On Arrival In The Senate’

Sen. Ted Cruz’ battle to eradicate the nation’s three-year-old health law got off to a shaky start in the Senate on Monday when the Texas lawmaker first blocked action on unrelated items on the agenda, then quickly backed off.