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Ted Cruz

  • Lawmakers try to avoid getting hooked on subsidies Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:41 AM ET
    An enrollment sign for the Affordable Care Act at the Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center in Los Angeles.

    Republican efforts to stop Obamacare are a throwback to past efforts by former lawmakers to stop other federal entitlement programs. The New York Times reports.

  • How Chris Christie could save the GOP Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 1:36 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    The national party and its supporters in business are desperate for a candidate who can reverse its trends with women and minorities.

  • Obama's standing drops after health-care fiasco, shutdown Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 6:30 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has found President Obama's job approval rating has tumbled by 5 percentage points in less than three weeks.

  • Battle lines set on taxes as budget talks begin Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 11:41 AM ET
    Members of the bipartisan budget conference (L-R) Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) discuss their initial meeting at the U.S. Capitol October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    Negotiators on Capitol Hill began discussing ways to ease indiscriminate spending cuts slamming the Pentagon and domestic agencies alike.

  • Not everyone vowing to avoid another govt shutdown Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 7:53 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Leaders from both parties insist a new government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive and Sen. Ted Cruz is urging a repeat.

  • Fiscal deal could bring tax, entitlement changes Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 10:23 AM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C.

    The budget deal to reopen the government could make it easier for lawmakers to make major changes to tax policy, spending and entitlement programs.

  • Kay Bailey Hutchison, former Republican Senator from Texas, wants to "reunite the Republican conference" and have them go after issues they can achieve.

  • Can a government shutdown be avoided? Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR), and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), share their opinions. "A shutdown is bad policy and bad politics," says Rep. Griffin.

  • Ted Cruz playing with Texas voters?     Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    Just hours away from a possible government shutdown, how are voters reacting in Texas? CNBC's Scott Cohn reports there are indications some people in Texas still like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) even if they will be hurt by a shutdown.

  • Cruz's courage under fire     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    Wal-Mart saw a roller coaster session on Wednesday, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis. Sen. Ted Cruz has not escaped criticism for his filibuster in which he protested Obamacare. Former Kerry and Obama campaign aide Mark Hannah; nationally syndicated radio host Lars Larson; and National Review's Robert Costa, discuss.

  • Sen. Paul: Opposition to Obamacare unifies GOP     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    After 21 hours on the Senate floor, Sen. Ted Cruz wrapped up his filibuster for Obamacare today. CNBC's John Harwood reports on the status of the spending bill. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), shares his opinions.

  • Stopgap spending bill moving forward     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 1:16 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the Senate is still voting on the spending bill, which includes the Obamacare provision. There are 90 votes in favor already.

  • Sen. Cruz left floor at Noon     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Sen. John McCain took a shot at Sen. Ted Cruz for having compared the people who stood by while Obamacare passed to "Nazi appeasers." The Senate will vote on the spending bill.

  • Cruz ends Obamacare speech after 21 hours Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) arrives for the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon September 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has ended a marathon Senate speech opposing President Barack Obama's health care law after talking for 21 hours, 19 minutes.

  • Cruz ends Obamacare speech after 21 hours Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 9:28 AM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) arrives for the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon September 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Sen. Ted Cruz talks and talks and talks about his opposition to Obamacare, and his love for "Green Eggs and Ham."

  • Sen. Ted Cruz's talk-a-thon     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    NBC's Kelly O'Donnell reports from Capitol Hill as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) enters his fourth hour speaking out in protest against Obamacare funding. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), shares her opinions.

  • Santelli praises Sen. Cruz for not being 'Borg' Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    Rick Santelli rejects the argument that Texas Senator Ted Cruz's brinkmanship over Obamacare could lead to a government shutdown or credit rating downgrade.