The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Sept. 23, 2013

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•    Harry Reid, Ted Cruz battle as long week begins in Senate (Politico): "A pivotal period for the Senate got off to a nasty start on Monday, with Majority Leader Harry Reid ripping conservatives as 'anarchists' and 'fanatics' and Republican Ted Cruz initially blocking the Nevada Democrat from moving to consideration of noncontroversial nominees. Cruz came back to the floor two hours later to ask that the Senate unanimously approve the House-passed spending bill that defunds Obamacare without voting on any amendments, which prompted an objection from Reid. Cruz then asked that a future attempt by Reid to later strike ...

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