U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to supporters during a welcome home rally at the King Street Patriots headquarters in Houston October 21, 2013. Cruz, a favorite of the conservative Tea Party ... more 
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to supporters during a welcome home rally at the King Street Patriots headquarters in Houston October 21, 2013. Cruz, a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement, returned home to a rousing welcome in Texas after his attempt to derail Obamacare with a shutdown of the federal government led to sharp criticism of his tactics as reckless and futile. REUTERS/Donna Carson (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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Mon, Oct 21, 2013 11:10 PM EDT