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Posted: January 7, 2013 at 4:45 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I think this is a president right now who has drunk the tea. He is feeling very good about himself; he is feeling like there can be no opposition to his position.” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who said President Barack Obama was being overly dismissive of criticism of former Sen. Chuck Hagel, whom Obama is expected to nominate as defense secretary Article, 1A

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