September 25, 2013 After Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz ended his 21-hour-plus marathon speech at noon Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid quickly dismissed it as "a big waste of time."
September 25, 2013 At 21 hours and 19 minutes, the Texas Republican held the Senate floor for considerably longer than Kentucky Republican Rand Paul did in March when he staged an actual filibuster over the country's drone policy.
September 25, 2013 Some of the morning's most interesting political items included Sen. Ted Cruz's anti-Obamacare Senate talkathon... another Republican calling him a "fraud"... and congressional Democrats viewing the GOP shutdown threat as an opportunity for Democratic political gains.
September 24, 2013 Six days before the federal government is due to shut down, Sen. Ted Cruz's fellow GOP colleagues indicated they weren't prepared to follow his lead in the anti-Obamacare fight.
September 24, 2013 The chatter about a possible primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn from GOP Sen. Ted Cruz's father might get louder as a result of the government shutdown debate.
September 24, 2013 If the "defund Obamacare" strategy leads to a shutdown that backfires on Republicans in a big way, Cruz may find a relative lack of Washington Republicans willing to provide him with much, if any, political cover.