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Correction: I initially wrote that the Cruz's speech could cut into the GOP's allocated 15 hours for the debate. That's not right. The 30 hours of debate on the continuing resolution to find the government -- with 15 hours allocated to each side -- begins with the cloture vote tomorrow.

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