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**FILE** Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas Republican, leaves the Senate after assisting fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with his overnight fight on the floor against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare," at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sept. 25, 2013. Cruz and other conservative Republicans were trying to delay a must-pass spending bill. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas Republican, leaves the Senate after assisting fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with his overnight fight on the floor against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare," at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sept. 25, 2013. Cruz and other conservative Republicans were trying to delay a must-pass spending bill. (Associated Press)

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