The Tea Party-aligned groups that pushed the strategy that led to last fall's government shutdown are back, this time urging a "no" vote on the short-term extension to the federal highway funding program.
FreedomWorks, Heritage Action and the Club for Growth have all announced they intend to use the vote when grading lawmakers.
Call it the latest round in the Republican's Party's battle between its establishment and Tea Party wings. And as has often been the case in recent months, on Tuesday afternoon, the establishment prevailed.
Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 10:54 pm
Like any ugly, long-running confrontation between a husband and wife or next-door neighbors â€” or between anybody, really â€” it's hard to know exactlywhen the dispute between University of Texas President Bill Powers and Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry truly began.
But in the end, when the dust settled, one thing was clear: When powerful university presidents and powerful governors tangle, the politician usually ends up on top.
And the winner of the debate between Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue, both vying in a runoff to be the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Georgia, was â€” Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn.
If you have some time over the weekend or need a break from the endless LeBron James coverage, you could peruse the highly readable opinion by a Florida judge who invalidated some of the redistricting efforts by the state's Republican Legislature.