Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters after a meeting between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans at the White House.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters after a meeting between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans at the White House. AP
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters after a meeting between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans at the White House. AP

In government-shutdown blame game, GOP taking most heat

October 11, 2013 06:04 PM

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