Sen. Ted Cruz
Oct 24, 2013 — Back home, Sen. Ted Cruz has received a hero's welcome from Republicans for his role in orchestrating the budget showdown, while Sen. Mike Lee has gotten the cold shoulder.
Oct 17, 2013 — What we learned: Obama wasn't bluffing, the House GOP is ungovernable and Republicans blew a golden opportunity to direct attention to the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
Oct 9, 2013 — Are House Republicans still seeking Democratic concessions on the Affordable Care Act? Or have they switched their sights to even bigger targets: federal spending on entitlements like Medicare and Social Security?
Oct 6, 2013 — With a government shutdown nearing its second week, there were no signs of a new deal in Washington Sunday. But several leaders are speaking out about the impasse, even as they look ahead to the next battle: an Oct. 17 deadline to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.
Sep 27, 2013 — Leading Texas politicians have resisted the federal health care law. But in Houston, community groups and public health agencies are trying to educate the city's 800,000 uninsured residents about new coverage options.
Sep 26, 2013 — Tea Party backed senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah got into a rhetorical fight with fellow Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who accused them of grandstanding.
Sep 26, 2013 — Sen. Ted Cruz isn't the first politician to lean on the classic children's story to advance his cause. Governors, lieutenant governors and even the president have held public readings.
Sep 26, 2013 — Some in Congress are raising the possibility of a short-term budget deal to put off a government shutdown by a week... Republicans seem to be shifting the Obamacare fight to the debt-ceiling debate... Sen. Ted Cruz isn't exactly beloved by his fellow Senate Republicans.
Sep 25, 2013 — After Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz ended his 21-hour-plus marathon speech at noon Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid quickly dismissed it as "a big waste of time."
Sep 25, 2013 — At 21 hours and 19 minutes, the Texas Republican held the Senate floor for considerably longer than Kentucky Republican Rand Paul did in March when he staged an actual filibuster over the country's drone policy.