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WATCH: Why Ted Cruz is turning into a ‘total train wreck’

“Have you seen what Ted Cruz is doing? He’s going crazy on Republicans," MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said of the Texas senator on Wednesday.Full story

Wash Post’s Robinson: History shows when GOP shuts down government, they lose

  The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson joins Martin Bashir to discuss why Republicans can’t figure out that voters don’t like it when they shut down the government – and don’t buy the idea that a shutdown will be President Obama’s fault.

Congress gears up for a break

  Legislators will head out of town with budget issues looming and the end of the fiscal year fast approaching. Rep. Scott Rigell and Sen. Mark Warner join Andrea Mitchell Reports to explain they want Congress to forgo their recess and meet some deadlines instead.

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Harry Byrd Jr., oldest former U.S. senator, dies at 98

Senators balk at senior U.S. lawmakers' tax reform drive

US Senators balk at student loans deal

Congress works to slash loans, only affects some

U.S. senators said to reach deal to temporarily hold down student loan rates

Manchin: Senate bipartisanship might help to pass reform

Senators at White House to discuss student loans

Ed Markey is sworn in as Massachusetts Senator

Former US senator praises Snowden in email

Majority of Senate votes to confirm consumer bureau leader

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  A look at the Beltway’s most beautiful

The Hill’s Judy Kurtz discusses this year's annual list of “ravishing representatives, sexy senators and stunning staffers” that includes a nature-loving senator and Jay Carney look-alike.

  Obama heads to the Hill to promote economic plan

Sen. Angus King talks about the president’s economic plan and the strategy moving forward.

  Some GOP senators willing to work with Obama

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., joins The Daily Rundown to talk about the fiscal fight and president’s time on Capitol Hill.

  Why family of late N.J. senator still not supporting Cory Booker

Politico Playbook: Bonnie Lautenberg, the wife of late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., recently endorsed Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., for the same Senate seat Newark Mayor Cory Booker hopes to fill. Politico's Mike Allen joins Morning Joe to discuss how the Lautenberg family views Mayor Booker.

  NARAL’s Hogue pushes back on GOP’s ‘liberal war on women’ idea

NARAL President Ilyse Hogue joins Martin Bashir to discuss how two Democratic scandals involving women don’t come close to equaling the daily fight Republicans are waging, state-by-state, on women’s rights across the country.

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