The Brief: Texas Political News for Sept. 24, 2013

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The spotlight stayed on Ted Cruz as the fight over defunding Obamacare hit the Senate floor on Monday.

Texas' junior U.S. senator pushed ahead with his effort to block funding for the president's health care law, setting up a fight that puts the federal government at risk of shutting down next week.

Cruz on Monday clashed with House Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who shot down each of Cruz's early procedural attempts at preventing the Senate from advancing any government spending bill that funds Obamacare, as Politico reports.

"We’re not going to bow to ...

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