Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah outlined details of a tax overhaul that would reduce the number of tax brackets for individuals and drop corporate tax rates, all in an attempt to boost economic growth.
News that Hillary Clinton used a private email account during her time as Secretary of State draws contrasts and similarities to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and current Gov. Rick Scott, both of whom have drawn criticism for using private email.
Scott reiterated his goals of cutting taxes, spending more on public education and freezing graduate school tuition. He did not talk about public school testing or the crisis in the state prison system.
Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.
As an actual candidate, Jeb Bush’s direct source of funds would be limited to $2,700 per person per election. But because he’s not officially running, his legal advisers contend he can chase unlimited amounts for his Right to Rise Super PAC.
As Gov. Rick Scott soldiers on, he faces an emboldened Legislature that threatens to challenge him on an array of fronts from water to prisons to tax cuts. With a solid Republican majority of battle-tested senators and a new, veto-proof supermajority in the House, the GOP-controlled Legislature is the elephant in the room in Tallahassee.
In the conservative conference’s search for a rising star, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin comes closest. He has momentum with conservatives. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have the passion. And Jeb Bush still faces widespread skepticism that’s not going away.
Before a mostly-full ballroom at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, Sen. Marco Rubio, the Republican and potential presidential candidate recounted his personal history, one that took his parents — with little money, no connections, and limited education — from Cuba to South Florida.
Jeb Bush readily points to his conservative credentials — tax cuts and smaller government as Florida’s governor — yet convincing the activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he’s one of them might be a tougher sell.
Even if Congress funds the Department of Homeland Security, President Barack Obama said he will block any attempt to pass a separate bill undoing his order to protect millions of undocumented immigrants.
Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham took to the stage at a major gathering of conservative activists, lambasting what she says has been a “coronation” by party “elites” to choose Jeb Bush, and declaring the former Florida governor is too similar to Hillary Clinton to defeat her.