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.
Republicans might have good reason to believe that President Obama will be affected more by the IRS scandal than by new revelations about the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya.
President Obama himself has slammed the reported IRS actions regarding tea party and other conservative groups. But inevitably, Republicans will attempt to link the White House to this activity.
Some Republicans saw the filibuster performance by Sen. Rand Paul as a morale boost for the party. He aimed to spark a broader discussion about the possible domestic use of armed drones.