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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, talks to reporters as he emerges from the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept 25, 2013, after his overnight crusade railing against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare." Cruz ended the marathon Senate speech opposing President Obama's health care law after talking for 21 hours, 19 minutes. (Associated Press)
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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, talks to reporters as he emerges from the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept 25, 2013, after his overnight crusade railing against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare." Cruz ended the marathon Senate speech opposing President Obama's health care law after talking for 21 hours, 19 minutes. (Associated Press)

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