No U.S. Senate debut in memory has so teemed with tumult and controversy as Ted Cruz’s first days on the job.
But by the time the Texas freshman departed Washington for Texas for the first break in his nascent Senate career, the loquacious two-time Princeton University national debate champ had been silenced.
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Jonathan Tilove joined the Statesman in December as chief political writer. Before that, he spent 25 years as a Washington correspondent. He returned to Washington earlier this month to report on Texas’ newest senator in action.