1. DEFUND OBAMACARE

    Cruz: I’ll Talk Until I Can’t Stand

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas leaves the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, after a testy exchange with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., at the start of legislative business. Cruz and fellow tea party conservatives on Sunday said President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies would be to blame if they don't accede to GOP demands to strike down the national health care law. Conservatives in the House on Friday approved legislation to keep the government running but at the cost of wiping out the Affordable Care Act, popularly known at "Obamacare."  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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    When the going gets tough, Ted Cruz gets going. Taking to the Senate floor Tuesday, the freshman Tea Partier vowed to keep talking about the need to defund Obamacare until he is “no longer able to stand.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell immediately shot down Cruz’s statement, which rang of an impending fillibuster, as counterproductive. “All it does is shut down the government and keep Obamacare funded, and none of us want that,” the minority leader said. Cruz’s crusade, which has thus far proved fruitless, aims to block the Senate from changing a bill that would strip funding for Obamacare.

    Until he’s “no longer able to stand.”

    Twitter reacts to Ted Cruz's sort of filibuster. #DisappoinTed?

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