Texas Republican and fiscal conservative Debra Medina, wildly popular among constitutionalists, is running for the state comptroller’s office in 2014. She has an impressive pedigree in the Republican Party, having garnered 19 percent of the 2010 primary vote against Rick Perry and former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced his plans to serve as president and managing director of the Wall Street private equity firm Warburg Pincus as of March 2014.

The Supreme Court struck down an Oklahoma official's request for appeal that sought to restore Oklahoma’s ultrasound law, which would have allowed women a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child prior to an abortion. The Supreme Court has opted to let a state Supreme Court ruling on the 2011 Oklahoma ultrasound law remain in effect.

Sen. Rand Paul has had a rough few weeks with a burgeoning “plagiarism” scandal for borrowing multiple ideas from a variety of sources without attribution.


The partial government shutdown in October will cost taxpayers more than $2 billion and a quarter percent or more in GDP growth for the U.S. economy this year, claimed a report from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released by the Obama White House November 7.



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