The senator's aides don't deny reports in the Tampa Bay Times that he's reserved space at Miami's iconic Freedom Tower for a possible announcement on April 13.
Move seen as another step toward a possible presidential run.
The White House is the only one talking up a shutdown, Cruz says.
The former neurosurgeon has little chance of making it past the early 2016 primaries.
Barbour: "It’s idiocy to think 60 million (Republican voters) can agree on everything."
The Duck Dynasty star is the main attraction at the Republican Leadership Conference.
Some have even praised the pick.
The former Florida governor and other potential 2016 presidential candidates will attend the exclusive Republican gathering next week.
The Kentucky senator says some Republicans don't want to be "festooned" with such issues.
Perry did say the comment was wrong and asked for Nugent to apologize.