Politrick or Treat: Halloween Costumes for Top Lawmakers

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  • President Obama as Batman
  • Harry Reid as Alfred Pennyworth
  • Ted Cruz as The Joker
  • Mitch McConnell as The Grinch
  • Nancy Pelosi as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz
  • Cory Booker as Clark Kent
  • John Boehner as The Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz
  • E.W. Jackson as Mad Hatter
  • Michele Bachmann as Scarlett O'Hara

Ted Cruz as the Joker

If the Joker is considered to be one of the greatest villains of all time, then Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has top billing, as the loudest stalwart against Obamacare. Cruz has even pulled tricks out of his sleeves: He staged a 21-hour “filibuster” against the health care law and convinced House Republicans to shut down the government. (Photos from left: Tom Pennington/Getty Images, Courtesy Party City)

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