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  • **FILE** Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, goes to the floor for a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 31, 2013. (Associated Press)

    McCain: Immigration crucial to GOP 2016 hopes

    Sen. John McCain appears cautiously optimistic that the House of Representatives will ultimately pass some kind of immigration reform — and says that the GOP is doomed in the 2016 presidential contest if the effort fails.


  • "Now is the single best time and best opportunity to defeat Obamacare. No. 2, this is a fight that we can win. And No. 3, only the American people can win this," said Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican. (Associated Press)

    Cruz, others press effort to deny funds to health reform law

    Despite warnings from their own party leaders, a breakaway group of conservative Republicans pushed ahead Thursday with a plan to defund President Obama's new health care law as part of an upcoming spending battle, even as administration officials assured Congress they will be ready to implement the health reforms on time.


  • **FILE** Chris Matthews (Associated Press)

    MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Sen. Ted Cruz: 'He's a terrorist'

    MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews had harsh words of criticism for Sen. Ted Cruz during his Wednesday evening broadcast, saying the tea party favorite was guilty of political terrorism and outright labeling him a terrorist.


  • "Our Nixon," which debuts Thursday at 9 p.m. on CNN, is a feature-length documentary on President Nixon crafted from 500 reels of home movies.

    Inside the Beltway: August whets the Democratic appetite

    Democratic operatives and activists have declared it's now "Action August," and they've targeted specific Republicans during what's normally sleepy summer recess time. We're talking Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Reps. Eric Cantor of Virginia and Peter T. King of New York, plus Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Chris Christie of New Jersey. To name a few.


  • Tea party asks its grass roots to help kill health care law

    Tea party Republicans are girding for a fight with the White House — and members of their own party — over how to block President Obama's health care law, saying Congress must not miss the chance to use this year's funding bills to try to starve Obamacare to death.


  • ** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, speaks to local residents during a fundraising picnic for the Iowa Republican Party in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, July 19, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Cruz seeks 'millions' of activists for Obamacare defunding fight

    Outspoken conservative Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday the fight to defund Obamacare in the next 60 days "is likely to prove the most important battle that this Congress faces."


  • Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, on Sunday won an early straw poll for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But Mr. Cruz isn't discussing White House aspirations yet. "At this point, 100 percent of my focus is on the U.S. Senate," he said. (Associated Press)

    Sen. Ted Cruz triumphs in 2016 presidential straw poll

    Sen. Ted Cruz hasn't said whether he has presidential ambitions, but Sunday he won one of the first straw polls for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. The Texas Republican captured 45 percent of the 504 votes cast by attendees at the Western Conservative Summit, a day after drawing several standing ovations during his luncheon speech at the fourth annual conference.


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    Sen. Cruz: Defund Obamacare before Americans become 'addicted' to subsidies

    Sen. Ted Cruz urged conservatives Saturday to join a petition drive to defund Obamacare, calling it their last chance to stop the national health-care plan before its implementation in January.


  • "My mother was born in Wilmington, Del. She's a U.S. citizen, so I'm a U.S. citizen," said Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, about his birth in Canada. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Beltway: Citizen Ted Cruz

    The noisiest hubbub over the birthplace of Sen. Ted Cruz has not started yet. But it will. The Texas Republican, 42, was born in Canada, which has prompted critics to question his eligibility to run for president. "My mother was born in Wilmington, Del. She's a U.S. citizen, so I'm a U.S. citizen," Mr. Cruz told ABC News, when queried about it. "I'm not going to engage in a legal debate. The facts are clear."


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