Sen. Rand Paul got a rousing response from a lively crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, as he announced his proposal for the "largest tax cut in American history."
The inclusion of T. Boone Pickens, an energy tycoon, at the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) in May raises some questions as to just how dedicated some SRLC leaders are to the concept of free enterprise.
For the fourth time on February 23, a filibuster by Senate Democrats to block a vote on a House-passed Department of Homeland Security funding bill, which denies funding for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, was held by a 47-46 vote. (Seven senators did not vote.) Under Senate rules, 60 votes are needed to invoke cloture, which ends debate (breaking a filibuster) and allows a vote on legislation.