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Latest Ted Cruz Items
While a prime opponent of Obamacare was trying to kill the law in the Senate, President Obama promoted the health care law Tuesday with former President Bill Clinton and warned of Republicans spreading "misinformation."
"The GOP establishment is so mad they have momentarily stopped attacking Sarah Palin," declares National Review contributing editor Jeffrey Lord, commenting on Republican reaction to Sen. Ted Cruz and his determination to derail the Affordable Care Act.
Declaring himself the voice of average Texans and Americans fed up with Washington, Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon to try to talk President Obama's health care law to death.
Freshman Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee began an old-fashioned Senate filibuster Tuesday afternoon that could easily stretch into Wednesday. However, Orrin Hatch and other GOP Senate veterans voiced strong displeasure over the tactic.
Republican leaders said Tuesday that a filibuster attempt to prevent a spending bill from reaching the Senate floor was a losing tactic in the fight against Obamacare, and instead began to ramp up pressure on a handful of Democrats, saying the real battle will be an end-of-week vote specifically on whether to keep funding the health care law.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that despite an expected talk-a-thon by Sen. Ted Cruz and his allies in the fight to defund Obamacare, that does not mean the GOP is succeeding in filibustering.
Mike Lee’s declaration comes as mainstream media outlets turn up the heat on Ted Cruz to back down from his efforts to defund Obamacare.
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.
Sen. Ted Cruz has become a marked man in Washington, where his insistence that Republicans hold fast to defunding Obamacare — even if it means flirting with a government shutdown — has been derided from across the GOP political spectrum.