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At the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Ted Cruz, right, confers with Sen. James Inhofe, the ranking member, left, during a short recess in the confirmation hearing of Chuck Hagel, a former two-term senator and President Obama's choice to lead the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill on Jan. 31, 2013.
Newly elected Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a leader in the Republican fight against President Barack Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel to head the Defense Department, was silent as several party colleagues continued the battle today on the Senate floor. Cruz’s reticence, though, had...
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