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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced legislation on Thursday to require Secretary of State John Kerry to offer up to $5 million in reward money for information regarding last year’s Benghazi, Libya attacks. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Cruz Back In Texas, Fresh Off Gov’t Shutdown Fight

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is back in Texas where his political star is still rising — even if his helping lead the government shutdown fight may have hurt him nationally.

10/19/2013

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Even Amid Furloughs, Some Texans Cheer Cruz

Thanks to Texas’ new senator, Dale Huls is out of a job — at least for now. Yet Huls has never been prouder that he voted for him.

10/05/2013

File photo of Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK). (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Cole Urges Compromise, Calls Shutdown ‘Mistake’

Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Tom Cole is calling on Democrats to support delaying part of the health care overhaul so a budget can be passed to stop the partial government shutdown.

10/01/2013

The Texas state government has spent over $2.5 million on 24 lawsuits against the federal government since Obama took office. (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Affects Thousands In Texas

Thousands of federal workers in Texas are set to begin furloughs after Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown.

10/01/2013