The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Fame

The Politics of Fame



Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R-14) is not running for re-election to the House to focus on another run for the Presidency. One famous Republican strategist believes he could present a strong candidacy. [The Daily Beast]

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) proposes a solution to the debt-ceiling debate. While embraces on Wall Street, it has received a less enthusiastic reception on Capitol Hill. [Bloomberg]

Obama, the budget, and the art of political positioning. Or, “Politics as Kabuki Theater.” [Huffington Post]

Thanks to Rupert Murdoch, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown finally gets his “revenge.” [The Telegraph]

Austrian man is allowed to wear a pasta-strainer in his driver’s license photo. A pious follower of the Flying Spaghetti Monster,  the  man argued the pasta-strainer was religious headgear. [BBC News]



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