Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appears on "Meet the Press" in Washington in this September 29, 2013 handout photo courtesy of NBC News. Cruz is pointing the finger at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, ... more 
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appears on "Meet the Press" in Washington in this September 29, 2013 handout photo courtesy of NBC News. Cruz is pointing the finger at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, telling NBC's Meet the Press that Reid is forcing a government shut down because he refuses to negotiate on the Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare." REUTERS/William B. Plowman/NBC News/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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