It isn’t often that even a handful of Senate Republicans act like grown-ups, but we saw an exception Wednesday when a full dozen of them rebuffed an effort by Ted Cruz of Texas to block an up-or-down vote on raising the federal debt ceiling for a year.


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It was a moment of real drama in a chamber known for its somnambulism. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, counted votes on his hand, at one point holding up three fingers as he searched for the remaining votes. Senator John Cornyn of Texas, his No. 2, ...

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It isn’t often that even a handful of Senate Republicans act like grown-ups, but we saw an exception Wednesday when a full dozen of them rebuffed an effort by Ted Cruz of Texas to block an up-or-down vote on raising the federal debt ceiling for a year.

HERE are the details:

It was a moment of real drama in a chamber known for its somnambulism. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, counted votes on his hand, at one point holding up three fingers as he searched for the remaining votes. Senator John Cornyn of Texas, his No. 2, ...

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