Key players in the shutdown debate

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:08:37 AM CST   Updated On: Oct 01 2013 09:32:14 AM CDT

Meet the key players who determined how the latest fight over a government shutdown ended.

Sen Ted Cruz starts Senate campaign against affordable care act
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas -- The tea party firebrand lead a 21-hour talk-a-thon on the Senate floor, delaying passage of a spending bill. Cruz has stoked the anti-Obamacare flames all summer, but recently angered fellow Republicans by openly saying that the Senate does not have the votes to repeal the health care law.

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