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Tired Cruz ends quixotic quest against Obamacare: Texas senator’s filibuster lasts all night, but does little to advance tea party’s cause

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WASHINGTON — Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz ended his all-night talkathon to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law after 21 hours and 19 minutes as the Senate pushed ahead to a test vote today on a bill to avert a government shutdown.

Weary after a day and night on his feet, Cruz simply sat down at 12 noon EDT, the predetermined time for the Senate to adjourn, as several of his colleagues applauded. Senate Republicans and some House members congratulated the Texas freshman.

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