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02/16/2013 01:26 am ET Updated Apr 17, 2013

Ted Cruz Runs Counter To The Senate's Courtly Ways

WASHINGTON -- As the Senate edged toward a divisive filibuster vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, sat silent and satisfied in the corner of the chamber -- his voice lost to laryngitis -- as he absorbed what he had wrought in his mere seven weeks of Senate service.

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