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A view of the U.S. Capitol Building's Rotunda after a vote on Capitol Hill on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Averts Shutdown Fears; Fights Over Nominees

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.

12/13/2014

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Cruz: ‘Religious Liberty Has Never Been More Under Attack’

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.

04/02/2014

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Getty Images)

Dozens of Trade-Offs in $1.1 Trillion Budget Bill

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.

01/14/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Coloring Book Featuring Ted Cruz Selling Fast

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.

12/12/2013

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McCain: I’m Being Urged To Run For President

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.

11/13/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made his late night TV debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. (Courtesy NBC)

Ted Cruz Jokes, Spars With Jay Leno

Senator Ted Cruz made his debut late night TV appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

11/09/2013

Sean Penn: Tea Party, Ted Cruz Should Be Committed ‘By Executive Order’

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.”

10/29/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Cruz: ‘Imagine A Different World If All 46 Senate Republicans Had Stood Together’

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.

10/16/2013

Obama Steps Out for a Sub

Gov’t Shutdown Enters 2nd Week, No End In Sight

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.

10/07/2013

Congress will likely approve a measure ensuring furloughed federal workers receive back pay. (Getty Images)

Congress Likely To Give Shutdown Workers Back Pay

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.

10/05/2013

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