McCain Rips Cruz for Nazi Comment in Obamacare Speech

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_0efddc7392.jpgFile photo. (ABC News) (WASHINGTON) -- Shortly after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, completed his 21-hour marathon speech Wednesday, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., took to the Senate floor to rebut portions of the Texas senator’s talk, which McCain said failed to recognize that “elections have consequences.” McCain took issue with Cruz’s comparing those who think Obamacare will not be defunded to Nazis.

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Kerry Signs International Arms Trade Treaty

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_288755d97a.jpgJohn Moore/Getty Images (UNITED NATIONS) -- Secretary of State John Kerry signed the International Arms Trade Treaty Wednesday at United Nations. The treaty took more than a month to negotiate and would regulate the international trade of conventional weapons to curb illegal arms and ammunition trafficking to organized crime, terrorists and militias. The treaty also states that it will not interfere with a country’s domestic gun laws, the right to bear arms or ban the export of any specific type of weapon. It also cannot harm a country’s legitimate right to self-defense.

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Sen. Ted Cruz Ends 21-Hour Speech Against Obamacare

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_9b5666c72f.jpgBill Clark/Roll Call (WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Ted Cruz's all-night talk-a-thon on the need to defund Obamacare has finally ended, clocking in at 21 hours and 19 minutes. After starting at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday, Cruz wrapped up at noon Wednesday when the Senate day adjourned. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had offered to allow the Texas Republican senator to continue speaking until 1 p.m., but Cruz declined the offer because he wanted to be granted unlimited time to speak.

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Sen. Cruz Pulls All-Nighter in Senate over Obamacare

GETTY_P_103111_Ted Cruz.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1380098341904Bill Clark/Roll Call (WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has officially pulled an all-nighter in the U.S. Senate as he advocated for the defunding of Obamacare into the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Wearing black tennis shoes for comfort, the Texas senator started speaking at 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday and has continued for over 18 hours as of 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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Rick Perry: 'Nonsensical' to Shut Down Government over Obamacare

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_34ac45ed3c.jpgABC News (WASHINGTON) -- With a potential government shutdown looming in less than a week, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said it would be “nonsensical” for his fellow Republicans to support any effort to bring government to a halt over the health care law. “I don't think it's a good option,” Perry told ABC News. “There's still time to sit down and try to fix Obamacare.”

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