PAUL FAMILY DYNASTY
Meet the libertarian Kennedys (By: Jonathan Martin, Politico) Four years after the family patriarch was mocked as a gadfly during his failed presidential bid—his second—the 75-year-old Paul is more recognizable than ever. And there are signs of a dynasty in the making, with his devoted following likely to be passed down to his children even if his White House hopes end with this election.
TRUMP AND THE REPUBS
'Birther' claims force GOP leaders to take a stand (AP - Google) "There are high-profile people, including Donald Trump and many others in the conservative media, who advocate and validate this point of view each and every day," Garin said. The big question about the birthplace issue, he said, "is the extent to which it drives a wedge within the Republican Party" and turns off independents in November 2012.