This article examines Dr. Benjamin Carson's controversial speech at the February 2013 Prayer Breakfast. President Barack Obama was in attendance, but that didn't stop Ben Carson from speaking his mind. The doctor railed against political correctness, progressive taxes, Obamacare, and other core principles of the Obama administration. Was this a one-time event, or has Carson established himself as a new conservative thought leader?
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This short audiobook examines the emergence of Senator Ted Cruz, the Republican from Texas. One political strategist recently called Cruz "the Republican Barack Obama". Like Obama, Cruz has burst onto the national political scene suddenly, has been embraced by the ideological leaders in his party, and has a real shot at being president of the United States of America.
On March 6, 2013, Senator Paul filibustered the nomination of John Brennan as CIA Director in an effort to draw public attention to the Obama administration's policies on drone warfare. Attorney General Holder had recently suggested that it is lawful to conduct drone strikes against US citizens on American soil. The public's positive reaction to the filibuster established Paul as a Republican whose libertarian ideals can appeal to voters on both sides of the aisle.