U.S. Senator Rand Paul criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for failing to boost security in Benghazi, Libya, before the attack on a diplomatic compound there as he began what amounts to a 2016 presidential exploratory tour.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul opposes a national law banning same-sex marriage and federal penalties for drug offenders. He’s said there could be “thousands of exceptions” to any abortion ban. And the Kentucky Republican questions the costs of federal farm subsidies.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee , whom polls have shown would be a top contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, will announce whether he will take the first steps to enter the race on his program on the Fox News cable television channel today.
Mitt Romney shrugged off an interruption from a building’s fire alarm as he made his first presidential campaign appearances of the year in Iowa today, exploring a more robust presence in the state after Mike Huckabee said he won’t seek the 2012 Republican nomination.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, interviewed at a Bloomberg/Washington Post breakfast at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, took issue with his party’s immigration platform, saying that tough policies are costing Republicans elections and presidential nominee Mitt Romney can help bridge a “gap” among Hispanic voters if he shares more of his personal story and beliefs.