Analysis: No Breakouts In GOP Debate; Muddled Status QuoWhile there were no major breakouts in Tuesday night's Republican debate, some candidates were just getting by.
House Freedom Caucus Says It Supports Ryan For SpeakerFractious conservatives resisted Paul Ryan's appeals to rally around him for House speaker Wednesday, suggesting fresh trouble ahead in the Republican-on-Republican struggle between pragmatists and purists. The fight has rendered Congress almost dysfunctional and shaken the party's presidential campaign.
Ryan To Seek Speakership If House GOP Unifies Behind HimWisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan told GOP lawmakers late Tuesday that he will run for speaker, but only if they embrace him by week's end as their consensus candidate — an ambitious bid to impose unity on a disordered and divided House.
Senators Raise Objections As Special Session StartsSenators scolded the Florida Supreme Court for trampling on their First Amendment rights as lawmakers began a special session Monday aimed at redrawing congressional districts the court said were gerrymandered to help the Republican Party.
Florida Gov. Scott At Odds Again With Fellow RepublicansJust six months ago, Gov. Rick Scott stood onstage outside the state Capitol basking in his hard-fought victory as he began his second term.
McCain: Trump Owes Apology To Veterans, Not To HimSen. John McCain said Monday he doesn't need an apology from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but that Trump should tell veterans and their families that he's sorry.
Gov. Scott Wealth Grows Despite Campaign SpendingYou know what they say about the rich just keep getting richer. Gov. Rick Scott, a multi-millionaire who dipped into his own fortune to help his re-election campaign, continues to get wealthier.
Scott Slashes $461M From Budget, Draws Senate IREFlorida Governor Rick Scott slashed $461 million worth of projects from the budget passed by Florida lawmakers last week during a special session.
Dems Hope To Win Rubio's Senate Seat By Sidelining LiberalDemocrats see a chance to pick up the Florida Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio — but only if U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson stays out of the race.
Lee Blasts 'Hypocritical' House As Talks ContinueEven as a flare-up in negotiations on economic-development spending demonstrated simmering tensions between the House and Senate, lawmakers continued Monday to try to come to agreement in two areas that helped spark an ongoing special session: funding for health care and environmental projects.
Rubio's Real Estate Dealings Often A Drag On His FinancesIn his first year in the Florida Legislature, Marco Rubio penciled in “0” for his net worth when filling out the required forms detailing his personal finances.
Jeb Bush Says Rand Paul 'Wrong' On Ending Surveillance LawsRand Paul wants to see post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws expire, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says the Republican presidential candidate is “wrong” in doing so.