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Jonathan Bernstein

Ted Cruz Is the Ultimate Insider

The Republicans who dislike the senator must know him pretty well.
One of them is Mr. Republican.

One of them is Mr. Republican.

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This National Review story about Ted Cruz includes my favorite paragraph from the 2016 Republican presidential nomination cycle so far:

Got that? To strengthen the case that he’s a Washington “outsider,” Cruz needs to win support from members of Congress -- members who were (supposedly) able to boot a sitting speaker of the House.