(NEWSER– As part of Sen. Ted Cruz's anti-ObamaCare talkathon—which he has vowed to keep up until he can no longer stand—he read the Dr. Seuss classic, Green Eggs and Ham, to his daughters. "Daddy's going to be home soon, to read to you in person," he promised the girls, who were watching at home on C-SPAN. This means the story will forever be in the Senate record, notes Business Insider. But his marathon session has gone well past bedtime; he started at 2:41pm yesterday and has passed the 18-hour mark (in the 7am ET hour, Marco Rubio was helping him out—as long as Cruz stays standing, he can yield to other senators' questions).

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