Meet the key players who determined how the latest fight over a government shutdown ended.
Rep. Peter King, R-New York -- King is outspoken against many tea party tactics, calling the move to tie the Affordable Care Act to the spending bill essentially a suicide mission and Cruz "a fraud." He is pushing for Republicans to accept a more "clean" spending bill that can pass the Senate and avoid a shutdown.
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