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8:55 PM ET, September 25, 2013

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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ted Cruz, Wendy Davis and media bias  —  Sen. Ted Cruz has been speaking on the Senate floor for almost 19 hours, as of this post.  The talk is not technically a filibuster — he can't actually block the Senate from going about its business — but symbolically, it's more or less the same thing.
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
After 21-Hour Cruz Speech, Senate Votes to Take Up Budget  —  WASHINGTON — Republican Senator Ted Cruz's 21-hour, 19-minute verbal assault on President Obama's signature health care law ended Wednesday when the Senate voted 100-to- to break off debate and move to consider House legislation …
Alex Pareene / Salon:
Ted Cruz's long-term strategy: Brilliant, but stupid  —  The fauxlibuster will be great for the senator's career — unless he actually wants to be president  —  Ted Cruz announced yesterday that he would filibuster Obamacare, and not stop until he could not stand anymore, or at least until his allotted speaking time was up.
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Experts: Seuss would be ‘offended’  —  Dr. Seuss wouldn't have much of an appetite for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) reading “Green Eggs and Ham” on the Senate floor, experts on the author said Wednesday.  —  “Not only would he be offended at the misuse of 'Green Eggs and Ham …
Paige Lavender / The Huffington Post:
John McCain Rips Ted Cruz's Anti-Obamacare Speech, Criticizes Nazi Comparison (VIDEO)  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) ripped Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after he gave an anti-Obamacare speech that lasted over 21 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday.  —  The speech, which was not techinally a filibuster …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Crooks and Liars
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
What Ted Cruz Doesn't Understand About Green Eggs and Ham  —  As part of his fake filibuster today, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) read aloud the text of Dr. Seuss's book Green Eggs and Ham.  It's a strange choice of author for a conservative senator.  Admittedly, Green Eggs and Ham lacks …
Steve Benen / The Rachel Maddow Show:
The Wendy Davis difference
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:   The Most Ridiculous Moments In Ted Cruz's Phony Filibuster (VIDEO)
Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
Cruz Reads Dr. Seuss in All-Night Attack on Obamacare
Tom Cohen / CNN:
Washington (CNN) — He spent more than 21 straight hours railing …
Discussion: Politico and The Reaction
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Cruz derides Senate as full of theater and show votes
Washington Post:
Cruz ends anti-Obamacare talkathon after 21 hours
Avik Roy / Forbes:
Double Down: Obamacare Will Increase Avg.  Individual-Market Insurance Premiums By 99% For Men, 62% For Women  —  For months now, we've been waiting to hear how much Obamacare will drive up the cost of health insurance for people who purchase coverage on their own.
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Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Tennessee: Obamacare will triple men's premiums, double women's
Jon.Ralston / Ralston Reports:
The Democratic 2014 turnout machine, courtesy of Pat Hickey  —  This is not the last you wiil hear of this: Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey, sitting down with a friendly interviewer (Dan Mason) on conservative talk radio, got careless and talked about how great for the GOP that young people …
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Top Nevada GOPer Brags 2014 Will Be ‘A Great Year For Republicans’ Because Minorities Won't Vote  —  In an interview with a conservative radio host, Nevada Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey (R) predicted big GOP wins next year because people of color and younger voters will not turn out.
Discussion: The Raw Story and ThinkProgress
Fars News Agency:
Exclusive: CNN Fabricates Iranian President's Remarks about Holocaust  —  TEHRAN (FNA)- American news channel CNN fabricated the remarks made by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in response to the network's question about the Holocaust.  —  The CNN aired its interview with Rouhani on Tuesday …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Carney: Obama not disappointed Rouhani turned down meeting
Discussion: CNN
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
The Fall of the Heritage Foundation and the Death of Republican Ideas  —  How the Heritage Foundation went from the intellectual backbone of the conservative movement to the GOP's bane — and how it's hurting the party's hopes for a turnaround  —  During the 1980 election …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: Obama shouldn't have ruled out 14th Amendment option in debt fight  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said President Obama should not have renounced the option of raising the debt ceiling without Congress.  —  The California Democrat argues that the 14th Amendment empowers …
Discussion: Politico
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Annie Lowrey / New York Times:
Treasury Puts a Date on When Cash May Run Out: Oct. 17
Benny Johnson / BuzzFeed:
NSFW: Cory Booker's Interesting DMs With A Portland Stripper  —  “The East Coast loves you and by the East Coast I mean me.”  Not safe for work, unless you work at Newark City Hall.  —  Twitter: @LynsieLee  —  Twitter: @LynsieLee  —  View Entire List ›
Discussion: Gawker
Stephanie Smith / New York Post:
'I'm 124 sandwiches away from an engagement ring'  —  Since last June, a young woman has attracted attention from culinary world icons such as Emeril Lagasse, Michael White and Ken Friedman with 300sandwiches.com, a beautifully photographed blog that documents her quest to woo her boyfriend with bread-and-meat creations.
The Reliable Source:
George H.W. Bush is witness at same-sex marriage in Maine  —  By The Reliable Source, Published: September 25 at 4:36 pm  —  Another prominent Republican has come out in support of same-sex marriage — or at least, in support of one particular same-sex marriage.
Mother Jones:
Is Newt Fronting for a Dubious PAC?  —  The new cohost of CNN's “Crossfire” is raising money for a political action committee run by pals and past aides that takes in millions and hands out crumbs to candidates.  —  James Branaman/ZUMA  —  hours before President Barack Obama delivered …
Discussion: Politico and TheBlaze.com
 
 
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Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
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Jill Colvin / Politicker:
Anthony Weiner Eyed Media Gigs Long Before Mayoral Bid: Sources
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg / Politico:
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