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RNC Chariman Michael Steele told a reporter today that he wasn't sure exactly what all the excitement about Rand Paul was, "except to the extent that I understand that he has clarified his voice on that."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) considers the passing of the Civil Rights Act one of the most important and "formative" events in his career. And that's why, a McConnell spokesperson said in a statement obtained by Ben Smith, the senator is "glad to hear" Rand Paul supports it too.
Apparently, everyone's favorite party-crashing DC couple couldn't let a state dinner go by without doing something...
Last night, while the Obama's were hosting Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife Margarita Zavala at the White House, Michaele and Tareq Salahi reportedly dressed up, got in a limo, and drove around near the White House. You know, just to cruise.
It looks like Republicans are still working hard to derail financial reform in the Senate.
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) says Republicans are anonymously blocking a vote on his tough-on-Wall-Street amendment -- and the amendments of other progressive Democrats. So he's now objecting to proceed with any amendments until Republicans stop their obstructionism.