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  • Fire engulfs the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, on April 19, 1993.

    MSNBC’s latest: Sen. Ted Cruz akin to Branch Davidian cultist David Koresh

    The latest MSNBC rant against Ted Cruz and his tea party principles came Wednesday, with on-air host Martin Bashir likening the Texas senator to a cult leader who led dozens of his followers to kill themselves.


  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, gestures as he talks with reporters on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Washington. Leaders reached a last-minute agreement to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Cruz said he would not try to block the agreement. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Senate leaders announce agreement to end shutdown, raise debt

    Top senators struck a deal Wednesday to reopen the government and extend the federal government's borrowing authority into next year and both sides of the Capitol are hoping for quick action to reassure nervous financial markets eyeing a Thursday deadline set by the Treasury Department.


  • Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican: "What the focus should be is on making Washington, D.C., listen to the American people and respond to the very real harms that Obamacare is causing to millions of people." (Associated Press)

    Three months of ups and downs for Cruz

    After spending the past few months spearheading the effort to defund Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz relented Wednesday, saying he would not get in the way of a bipartisan spending bill that reopens the federal government and increases the nation's borrowing limit.


  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks with reporters following a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their deadlock over the federal debt limit and the partial government shutdown.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Sen. Ted Cruz's hometown paper renounces support

    Sen. Ted Cruz's hometown newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, has backtracked on its support and tossed its endorsement to the wind, now entreating the de facto leader of the tea party cause — whom they cheered in November — to rein in his politics and start acting like his predecessor.


  • ** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks with reporters following a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their deadlock over the federal debt limit and the partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Ted Cruz like OJ? Twitter explodes at comparison

    A correspondent for the New Yorker unwittingly unleashed a wave of fury on Twitter after he posted a derogatory profiling of Sen. Ted Cruz, likening the Texas tea party favorite to a celebrity athlete who beat murder charges.


  • Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas addresses the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    Cruz crushes field in presidential straw poll at Values Voters Summit

    Sen. Ted Cruz trounced the competition in the presidential straw poll at the 2013 Values Voters Summit, with Dr. Ben Carson and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum coming in a distant second and third places — highlighting how Mr. Cruz has become a rock star with grassroots conservatives.


  • Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas pauses while speaking at the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Washington. Afterward, Cruz went to the White House for a meeting between Republican senators and President Barack Obama to discuss the debt ceiling and the partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    'Reaganesque' Cruz embraced at Values Voters Summit for Obamacare defiance

    Sen. Ted Cruz may be under fire from colleagues at the Capitol, but he was a hero to the thousands at the annual Values Voters Summit who praised him for refusing to give up his push to defund Obamacare and helping ignite the government shutdown.


  • Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, speaks at the Family Foundation of Virginia's annual gala at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Richmond. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Daniel Sangjib Min)

    Ted Cruz hits back at hecklers during his Value Voters Summit speech

    Illegal immigrant advocates interrupted Sen. Ted Cruz's speech to the Values Voters Summit on Friday more than a half-dozen times, calling on the Texas Republican and potential presidential candidate to support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.


  • Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, speaks with reporters as he leaves a news conference with House Republicans at the Capitol on Thursday. The government shutdown has moved things back into the wheelhouse of Mr. Ryan. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Paul Ryan returns to GOP fore as he offers solutions, reaches out to religious right

    Nearly a year after his defeat as part of the 2012 Republican presidential ticket, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is getting back into the public arena, stepping into the middle of the shutdown and debt fights and preparing to speak Friday to a powerful slice of the religious right.


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