The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington so lawmakers can make their case for voters to re-elect them.
What a difference four horrendous years makes. Thinking back to the Democratic National Convention of 2008 and now seeing what’s going on in Charlotte, North Carolina this week at the Democratic National Convention of 2012 shows stark differences. The Democrats have no star power and pale in comparison to the Republicans’ star-packed convention in Tampa.
With the added layer of passion surrounding Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his win comes speculation regarding Walker’s role as the hot Republican figure of the moment, what awaits him following the recall and if Mitt Romney and the Republican Party can ride the momentum gained in Wisconsin through the summertime stops on the campaign trail.
Mitt Romney’s vice presidential search has entered a new phase: auditions.
House Speaker John Boehner says it would be difficult for Congress to tackle Sen. Marco Rubio’s immigration bill this year.
Mitt Romney declined Monday declined to endorse an immigration proposal from potential running mate Marco Rubio. Romney said he’s considering the freshman Florida senator’s plan to help some young people stay in the country legally, although without the opportunity to become citizens, if they attend college or serve in the military.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney insisted Sunday that Democrat Barack Obama is a “president who is dividing America” as he kicked off a two-day campaign swing that will feature Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American Florida senator considered as a top potential choice for vice president.
Sen. Marco Rubio insists he’ll say “thanks, but no thanks” to the vice presidential spot on the Republican ticket but suggests that anything’s possible in 2016 and beyond.
Dead the tea party is not. Changed? Perhaps. But still very much alive.
Sen. John McCain says Rick Santorum should recognize “it’s time for a graceful exit” from the Republican presidential campaign.