Tag Archives: Sen. Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz could save the Senate’s health care bill — and some conservatives aren’t happy about it

A proposed amendment offered in June by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to the Senate leadership’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is gaining traction as a possible solution that could be enough to elicit the support of both Senate conservatives and moderates concerned about various provisions in the legislation. Continue reading →
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Sessions gets boost from Senate allies – and Dem’s Twitter flub – amid Russia uproar

Thursday several senators on both sides of the aisle rushed to back Attorney General Jeff Sessions as he sought to blunt resignation calls from senior Democrats, following revelations he met last year with Russia’s ambassador – a detail omitted from recent congressional testimony. Continue reading →

White House: No visa for Iran’s UN ambassador pick

On Friday the White House announced that the U.S. will not issue a visa to Iran’s choice for U.N. ambassador, over concerns about his involvement in the 1979 U.S. Embassy hostage crisis in Tehran. The decision comes after Congress earlier this week approved a bill that would bar Hamid Abutalebi from stepping on U.S. soil. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the White House is reviewing that legislation but announced that Abutalebi would be barred anyway. 

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Establishment GOPers Assail Tea Party Over Shutdown

At all levels from county to state, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing tea party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse in Washington. The Republican establishment also is signaling a willingness to strike back at the tea party in next fall’s elections.

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