The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Oct. 16, 2013


•    Ted Cruz stands down (Politico): "Sen. Ted Cruz’s attempts to dismantle Obamacare in the government funding fight went down on Wednesday — but he defended his crusade until the very end. In a lengthy statement before reporters following a Senate Republican meeting, Cruz (R-Texas) announced that he wouldn’t block consideration of the agreement between top Senate leaders that would end the federal government shutdown and raise the debt limit. … 'No one should be surprised that this is the response of the Washington establishment,' Cruz said shortly after leaving a party meeting where leaders ...

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