1. Sen. Cruz defended his role in the government shutdown, slammed Obamacare as a jobs killer, and articulated his position on gay marriage and gun control.
“I’ve been reading a lot about you lately, and they describe you as aggressive, arrogant and abrasive. Accurate?” Leno asked.
“I don’t know that you can believe everything you read,” Cruz replied. “You know, what I’m trying to do is do my job. And occasionally people don’t like that.”
- Iraq's prime minister has ordered the arrest of anti-government protesters who breached Baghdad's fortified "Green Zone" and occupied the parliament building.
- Daniel J. Berrigan, an American priest and poet famous for leading anti-Vietnam War protests, has died at the age 94.
- U.S. President Barack Obama zinged the media and presidential contenders before dropping the mic at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner 🇺🇸