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  • Obama plans to protect up to 5M from deportation Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Obama intends to order changes that will combat millions of potential deportations, reports The New York Times.

  • Obama asks FCC for strong net neutrality laws Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 2:09 PM ET
    President Obama addressed the threat posed by ISIS extremists, and immigration reform in a wide-ranging interview with NBC's Meet the Press.

    President Barack Obama said the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service to be regulated more like a public utility.

  • Ted Cruz compares net neutrality to Obamacare Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 1:03 PM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on "Squawk Box"

    In response to President Obama's proposal on broadband regulations, Ted Cruz tweeted on Monday that net neutrality is like Obamacare for the Internet.

  • Forget bipartisan kumbaya in next Congress Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    People hoping for an era of good feelings and accomplishment in the next Congress will be very disappointed.

  • Barney Frank in praise of ... Ted Cruz? Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    Barney Frank

    Barney Frank said Texas tea party Sen. Ted Cruz represents an evolution among Republicans in allowing same-sex marriage.

  • Cruz: Hillary will win if another Romney-type runs Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:06 AM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz

    Sen. Ted Cruz, a tea party favorite, tells CNBC the only way the GOP can win the presidency in 2016 is to run a strong conservative candidate.

  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, responds to Apple CEO Tim Cook coming out as gay on Thursday, telling CNBC that his focus remains on the U.S. Constitution -- not Cook's 'personal decisions.'

  • In Kansas race, Sen. Roberts vows to 'take the hill' Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 12:17 PM ET
    Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., addresses supporters at the Wichita Area Builders Association, in Wichita, Kan., October 9, 2014, at an event to kick off his statewide bus tour.

    GOPer Pat Roberts has found himself in the center of the partisan war for control of the Senate, not the sort of October he was expecting.

  • 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.

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

  • Not going to criticize Cruz: Former Sen. Hutchison  Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

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

  • Still a chance to avoid shutdown: Rep. Griffin  Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    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.