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.
The national party and its supporters in business are desperate for a candidate who can reverse its trends with women and minorities.
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.
Negotiators on Capitol Hill began discussing ways to ease indiscriminate spending cuts slamming the Pentagon and domestic agencies alike.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sen. Ted Cruz talks and talks and talks about his opposition to Obamacare, and his love for "Green Eggs and Ham."
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.
Rick Santelli rejects the argument that Texas Senator Ted Cruz's brinkmanship over Obamacare could lead to a government shutdown or credit rating downgrade.