Senate takes baby step toward keeping the government open - Article Photos 2/2

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks to reporters as he emerges Wednesday from the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, after his overnight crusade railing against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare." Cruz ended the marathon Senate speech opposing President Barack Obama's health care law after talking for 21 hours, 19 minutes. AP Photo J. Scott Applewhite