Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama’s nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea party-backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit.
Potential GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz says “religious liberty has never been more under attack” than today. And he is urging students at the nation’s largest Christian university to defend the rights of believers.
A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, aimed at funding the government through October and putting to rest the bitter budget battles of last year, is getting generally positive reviews from House Republicans who are eager to avoid another shutdown crisis with elections looming.
He’s known for coloring outside the lines in the staid U.S. Senate. Now children large and small can color in U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.
U.S. Sen. John McCain says that he has been encouraged to make a third attempt for the White House in 2016 because of his role during the partisan fight over government funding.
Senator Ted Cruz made his debut late night TV appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Actor and “Ambassador-at-large for Haiti” Sean Penn said that “there’s a mental health problem in Congress,” and stated that Tea Party issues could be resolved by “committing them by executive order.”
Fool’s errand or heroic stand? The bipartisan compromise on Wednesday to avoid a financial default and end a 16-day partial government shutdown cast a spotlight on Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, who had precipitated the crises with their demand that President Barack Obama gut his 3-year-old health care law.
The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first default in the nation’s history as Speaker John Boehner ruled out any measure to boost borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.
A partial government shutdown enters its fifth day, with Congress convening for a session that promises no progress in breaking the impasse but will at least offer back pay to furloughed federal workers.