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The public budget debate has been hijacked by a vociferous minority of activist conservatives aligned with a number of outside activist groups led by the likes of Sen. Ted Cruz and former Sen. Jim DeMint.
You’ve got to give the Republicans credit, said former President Bill Clinton, making the talk show circuit on Sunday. The GOP is waging a decent battle with the Democrats on Obamacare and the budget.
Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and a tea party darling, sent a strong message to Republicans who are waffling on the defunding of Obamacare: “Woman up.”
The press has proclaimed that it's the moment of truth for Sen. Ted Cruz — the day of reckoning, the week that will make or break his career. Or words to that effect. Journalists have pulled out the handy dramatic narrative that places the Texas Republican in a high stakes trial by fire as he seeks to defund the Affordable Care Act, while keeping the federal government open for business.
Chris Wallace said on Fox News Sunday morning that it's been one of the "strangest weeks" he's ever had in Washington after top Republicans bombarded the host with opposition research about Sen. Ted Cruz in advance of his TV appearance this morning, Mediaite.com first reported.
With little more than a week before a budget stalemate over Obamacare sets off a government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans dug in deeper Sunday, with lawmakers increasingly looking, pre-emptively, to pin blame on the other side.
House Republicans survived a key test vote Thursday on their plan to keep the government running while trying to halt the health care law, defying a veto threat from President Obama and inching closer to a shutdown showdown with Senate Democrats.
On a trip to another state crucial for 2016, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told Iowans on Sunday that a new generation of Republican leaders threatens to unravel the gains of the Obama administration.