Schumer: 'Mainstream Republicans' Fed Up With Tea Party, Ted CruzSpeaking with Bob Schieffer on Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he is “cautiously hopeful” that the Senate can pick up where House negotiations have become deadlocked, and hopefully avoid the continued government shutdown through bipartisan Senate discussion.
Veterans, GOP Leaders Push Through WWII Memorial BarriersA 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.
Veteran Republicans Accusing Tea Party Lawmakers Of Staining GOPFrom 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.
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.
Cruz: Tie Debt-Ceiling Rise To Obamacare ChangesSen. 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.
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.
All-Night Talkathon Ends For Cruz After More Than 21 HoursThe 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.
Dem Rep: Republicans Have Launched 'Kamikaze Mission' To Shut Down Government, EconomyUnder 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.
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.
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
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.
Potential 2016 GOP Candidates Divided Over ObamacareA clear divide over the health care law separates the emerging field of potential GOP candidates for the 2016 presidential race, previewing the battles ahead as they try to rebuild their party and seize the White House.
Sen. Coburn: GOP 'Doesn't Have The Ability' To Defund ObamacareSen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said that the Republican-controlled House’s move to defund Obamacare has good intentions, but the action doesn’t have the ability to actually block the implementation of federal health care.
Poll: 44 Percent Of Americans Unsure If 'Obamacare' Is Still A LawMore than four-in-ten Americans have said they believe President Obama’s 2010 federal health care law has been repealed, overturned in court or are simply just unsure if it is still a law.
Cruz: GOP Needs 'Grassroots Tsunami' For Votes To Defund ObamacareTexas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz conceded that his rallying push to defund “Obamacare” by shutting down the federal government still lacks the votes necessary for success in Congress.