Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tx., at a July 28 rally opposing federal funding for Planned Parenthood in front of the U.S. Capitol. This week, outgoing House Speaker John Boehner could deliver Cruz a defeat in that battle. Olivier Douliery/Getty Images hide caption

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Mitt Romney shakes hands during a campaign stop in Portsmouth, N.H., Tuesday Charles Krupa/Associated Press hide caption

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