Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, former Senator Rick Santorum, and former Texas Governor Rick Perry led off the first day of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City yesterday, which launches the GOP race for the presidential nomination.



Martin O'Malley could be just the ticket to spice up an otherwise vacuous and boring Democrat presidential campaign. 

During an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on a New Day program that aired on May 19, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he will do “everything humanly possible” to keep the Senate from passing a reauthorization of the Patriot Act.


A former White House aide during the presidency of Bill Clinton was advising Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the regime change in Libya while he was eyeing lucrative business deals with the transitional Libyan government. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on May 14 introduced a bill that would extend until July 31 — without changes — the expiring surveillance authorities of the PATRIOT Act. McConnell placed his bill on the Senate Legislative Counter, a procedure called “fast-track” (known as Rule 14) because it avoids the lengthy committee process and allows legislation to be brought to the floor for a vote quickly.

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