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.
By law, Obama is required to submit a budget. But presidential budgets, which become starting points for political fights, routinely are dead on arrival, and Obama's is deader than most.
Republicans worry some of their primaries might produce tea party nominees who could be weak general election candidates. If victorious, others could fundamentally change the character of the Senate GOP. Unexpectedly close races could be a sign of enduring strength for the tea party.