While media outlets are focused on U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s latest gaffe, few noticed he was passed over for a coveted committee slot by fellow Kentucky Republican and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who selected a junior colleague instead. The decision by McConnell marks a widening rift between the commonwealth’s two Senators and another diss to… Continue reading Committee Selection Highlights Ongoing Rift Between Paul, McConnell
Among the freshman class of Tea Party candidates, few carry the star power of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., but Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fl., is certainly being billed as a chief rival to the Bowling Green ophthalmologist. From Politico: At times, it seems Rubio has tried to marginalize Paul. Rubio once casually referred to Paul’s… Continue reading Paul and Rubio Downplay Rivalry Over Tea Party Mantle
Paul’s budget plan would cut billions from the departments of education, housing and agriculture, among others. It puts him and his Tea Party Caucus at odds with both major parties.