Last year, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wasn’t invited to CPAC, and the snub was big political news. This year he was, perhaps on the theory that Bridge-gate has made him a target of the mainstream media.
Tensions boiled over after former IRS official Lois Lerner again refused to testify before the House Oversight Committee. Chairman Darrell Issa then cut off the microphone of the ranking Democrat.
He got the GOP nod for Texas land commissioner Tuesday, and is likely to prevail in November, too. But as George P. Bush starts his political career, the pressing question is whether that of his father, Jeb Bush, is really ended.
In today's Daily Deduction, Tax VOX reports that President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget will include about $1 trillion in new taxes as several states look to make tax changes of their own.