Rand Paul has done what the 2012 Republican nominee for president failed to do: take a stance on immigration that makes sense, appeals to Latinos and doesn’t alienate the Tea Party base.
The Sequester is Coming! But whether it’s crony capitalism, corporate welfare, pork barrel spending, government waste or non-essential government bureaucracy, most Americans would not mind, notice or even be affected if we cut $85 billion in spending.
Rick Santorum has painted himself as a candidate disadvantaged by the news media, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. The only reason Rick Santorum has a fighting chance is because of the news media. Outspent by Mitt Romney, Santorum has lost the money battle but stayed competitive by winning the media battle. The media has been the great equalizer and, in Rick Santorum’s case, his savior.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio claims his parents fled Cuba, “after the Castro take-over.” It’s an inspiring American story—a son of political refugees becoming a US Senator. But that’s all it is—a story. It’s not reality.
Jon Huntsman—former Utah governor and President Obama’s ambassador to China—kicked off his presidential campaign with a pledge to remain civil. Unfortunately, I don’t think that the other candidates will let that happen.
Congressman Anthony Weiner has been taking political contributions from pornographers. Should contributors get vetted by politicians, or is the financial temptation just too great to resist?