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Ted Cruz's no-show isn't only surprise of Loretta Lynch confirmation vote
Ted Cruz's no-show isn't only surprise of Loretta Lynch confirmation vote

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, among the most outspoken opponents of Loretta Lynch becoming attorney general, made one last stand Thursday against her nomination in a morning floor speech. And then he did something none of the 99 other senators were willing to do: He skipped the vote. Cruz decided since he couldn't stop the Senate from confirming Lynch as the first African American woman to become the nation's top cop, he wouldn't bother sticking around. The presidential candidate had a flight to catch for campaign events and a fundraiser in Dallas, before heading to this weekend's Republican confab with GOP mega-donor and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson in...

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