In June, Twitter beef between late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and Senator Ted Cruz ended in an one-on-one game of basketball. It was neither the first nor the last time that basketball played into Cruz’s political life. He started a weekly pickup game at the Russell Senate Office Building to help rehab relationships with his colleagues on the Hill (Tim Scott, Jared Kushner, and Democrat Brian Schatz are known to show up to compete). And this week, The Atlantic ran a long profile of Cruz in which the author, Ben Strauss, laced up his sneakers and got to know the senator’s strategy on the court—and how that can help him politically: I found Cruz to be the consummate teammate. He screened when we had the…View Original Post
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