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Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas epitomizes a new generation of headstrong conservatives. He has become a hot commodity since his all-night filibuster on the Senate floor in an effort to stop President Obama's Affordable Care Act from taking effect, but has upset the GOP establishment. (Associated Press)
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Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas epitomizes a new generation of headstrong conservatives. He has become a hot commodity since his all-night filibuster on the Senate floor in an effort to stop President Obama's Affordable Care Act from taking effect, but has upset the GOP establishment. (Associated Press)

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