<p>Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican (Courtesy of cruz.senate.gov)</p>

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican (Courtesy of cruz.senate.gov)

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EDITORIAL: GOP Hasn't Learned the Shutdown Lessons

Despite the political beating the Republican Party took over the shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz and others say they will do it all again and indicate that there are plans to continue playing this dangerous game in an effort to gain political ascendency.