The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Sept. 24, 2013

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•    Ted Cruz seizes Senate floor in failing quest (Politico): "Ted Cruz seized control of the Senate floor on Tuesday at about 2:42 p.m., vowing to 'speak in support of defunding Obamacare until I am no longer able to stand.' But Cruz cannot stop a Senate now in motion from eventually returning a clean continuing resolution to the House scant days before a government shutdown is scheduled to take effect on Oct. 1. Under Senate rules, the latest the upper chamber will take the first procedural vote on a House spending bill that defunds Obamacare is 1 p ...

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