Breaking: Senate unanimously votes to move ahead with spending bill
September 25th, 2013
01:27 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: Senate unanimously votes to move ahead with spending bill

(CNN) – The Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to move ahead on a spending plan needed to avoid a government shutdown next week, with Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz, unexpectedly reversing themselves after previously trying to block the measure over their objection to spending for Obamacare.


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September 25th, 2013
11:33 AM ET
1 year ago

Ted Cruz does not, will not like Obamacare

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz would not fund Obamacare.  He will not fund it, Sam-I-am.

He will not like it here or there.  He does not like it in a box. He does not like it with a Fox. He does not like it in a house (small H). He does not like it with a mouse.  He does not like Obamacare.
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Filed under: Health care • Ted Cruz
Cruz's speech long, but it's not a filibuster
September 25th, 2013
10:07 AM ET
1 year ago

Cruz's speech long, but it's not a filibuster

Washington (CNN) – Whatever you want to call Ted Cruz's marathon speech on the Senate floor, it's not in and of itself a filibuster. While he's speaking for an unusually long time, he's not holding up any Senate business.

It is part of a filibuster by him and other Senate Republicans like Marco Rubio and Mike Lee who are stalling immediate Senate action on the House-passed plan to fund the government past September 30.  They don't need to talk to do that, they just say they will and that requires the Senate to reach a 60-vote threshold to stop them.
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Filed under: Congress • Health care • Senate • Ted Cruz
Debt ceiling crunch no later than Oct. 17
September 25th, 2013
09:42 AM ET
1 year ago

Debt ceiling crunch no later than Oct. 17

New York (CNNMoney) – Treasury to Congress: The heat's on to raise the country's debt ceiling.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Wednesday he now estimates he will have less cash on hand to pay the country's bills in mid-October than he previously thought.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Jack Lew
Romney stepping up for GOP in Virginia
September 25th, 2013
08:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Romney stepping up for GOP in Virginia

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney is headlining a fundraiser for Ken Cuccinelli Wednesday in McLean, Virginia.

Cuccinelli, the Commonwealth's attorney general, is the Republican nominee in this November's Virginia gubernatorial election.
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Filed under: 2013 • Ken Cuccinelli • Mitt Romney • Virginia
September 25th, 2013
07:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Darth Vader, Sean Connery, Chinese gooseberries, and other highlights from Cruz's marathon speech

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, held the Senate floor for more than 21 hours as he passionately argued his case for defunding Obamacare.

Here are some of the highlights from his epic speech. Be sure you don't skip the exchange between Cruz and fellow Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah around 3 a.m., when they ask each other some super tricky questions. Cruz also mentions his lifelong dream of being a Pirate at one point. Oh, and there was the time Cruz loops Sean Connery and Teddy Roosevelt into the same analogy

Finally, you can't miss his Green Eggs and Ham reading around 8 p.m. ET.

1:25 p.m. ET – The Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to move ahead on a spending plan needed to avoid a government shutdown next week, with Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz, unexpectedly reversing themselves after previously trying to block the measure over their objection to spending for Obamacare.

12:56 p.m. ET – The Senate starts voting a few minutes early on whether to move ahead with the bill.

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Filed under: Congress • Health care • Mike Lee • Senate • Ted Cruz
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