Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator says he now has the support he needs to force a vote on ending U.S. aid to Pakistan. Bowling Green Republican Rand Paul made the claim on the Senate floor Tuesday. Paul has been trying to sever financial assistance to the Pakistani government since it jailed Shakil Afridi, the physician who helped the U.S. find and kill Osama bin Laden.
Some Tennessee Republicans claim Governor Bill Haslam is not conservative enough. At least two local GOP chapters have passed resolutions calling on state party leaders to sanction him. GOP leaders tell the Tennessean newspaper the resolutions were initiated by Tea Party activists and passed by members at recent party meetings in Stewart and Carroll counties in rural west Tennessee.