Senator Rand Paul is giving very little away about his chances of a 2012 White House bid, according WBKO 13 News in Kentucky. Paul did say there may be a member of his family in the race ‒ namely his father Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.). The Kentucky Senator and Tea Party favorite did make one promise if his father does decide to run:
Embattled Senator John Ensign (R-Nev.) announced today he will resign from office, according to a story first reported by The Las Vegas Sun’s Jon Ralston. Ensign has been fighting a senate ethics committee investigation into a 2009 adultery and corruption scandal. Ensign announced last March that he would not seek reelection and – in a statement on his web site – insists he’s done nothing wrong:
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is getting a lot of love from Iowa Tea Party members, according to a new poll from Public Policy Policy Polling of Raleigh, N.C.
Despite the recent stormy congressional budget debate, Speaker of the House John Boehner is getting high praise from some freshman House Tea Party members, ABC News reports.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer came out in defense of the “Don’t Tread On Me Flag” favored by Tea Partiers today, according to the Arizona Daily Star. The law, SB 1326, prohibits homeowners associations and condos from banning the so-called Gadsden flag – giving it the same protected status as the U.S. flag, the state flag, the flag of any military branch, the POW-MIA flag and the flag of any Indian nation.
Top Republicans are seizing today’s stark warning from Standard & Poor’s on U.S. long-term credit worthiness. Here are some of the highlights:
Some good Sunday morning TV on ABC’s “This Week.” Freshman congressional members of the Tea Party spoke with a unanimous voice on plans to raise the debt ceiling – essentially saying "no dice without spending cuts."
Rep. Michele Bachmann is laying some good groundwork in the key early primary state of South Carolina for a possible 2012 GOP presidential bid. The Minnesota Republican is meeting with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Monday, the Examiner reports.