Sen. Ted Cruz, worked a rare Senate overnight shift as he kept up a lengthy diatribe against Obamacare (with many digressions.) Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Sen. Ted Cruz's anti-Obamacare strategy seemed to fall flat Tuesday with many of his fellow Senate Republicans. They urged him to back down out of concern over a possible government shutdown next week. C-SPAN.org screen shot hide caption

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The final countdown: It's time to figure out how insurance through the health exchanges will work for you. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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