Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks to reporters about the deadline to fund the government and the fight among House Republicans, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.
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Virginia gubernatorial candidates Democrat Terry McAuliffe, left, listens as Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli speaks at a Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce debate on Sept. 25, in McLean, Va.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz reads two bedtime stories to his daughters at home and likens Obamacare to "Green Eggs and Ham."
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Ted Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, is seen in this portrait, seated at desk covered with his books.
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Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to members of the media as he comes out from the Senate Chamber after he spoke on the floor for more than 21 hours.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., expresses concern over a comparison made by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Tuesday between fighting Obamacare and standing up to Nazi Germany.
President Obama discusses the political headwinds his administration has faced in offering universal healthcare to non-insured Americans.
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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), denounces "Obamacare" as he speaks on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this still image taken from video, September 24, 2013.
Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks on the Senate floor Tuesday, vowing to deliver a long speech against the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks about difficult situations that Americans have faced during his Tuesday speech on the Senate floor against the Affordable Care Act.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz reads two bedtime stories to his daughters at home and likens Obamacare to "Green Eggs and Ham"