Rahm Takes The Stand:
Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel
will face his biggest hurdle to becoming mayor of Chicago on Monday when hearings on his residency status take place. At issue is whether Emanuel satisfied the requirement of being a legal resident for a last a year before the election.
There have been at least 30 objections to Emanuel's residency filed in Chicago and the Democrat has released a boatload of documents defending himself -- including his birth certificate, driver's license and tax returns.
Emanuel is expected to be the first to testify on Monday and will likely be on the stand for a very long time. http://bit.ly/e1JW9n
Paul For President, Redux:
Rep. Ron Paul
(R-Texas) is considering another run for president in 2012. In a very interesting New York Times
profile Monday, Paul said that "it's at least 50-50 that I'll run again."
It's hard to see Paul garnering the same level of support he whipped up last time. But his ability to suck up Tea Party support would likely have an influence on the GOP primary. Per the Times
: "But for all the ways the Tea Party echoes Mr. Paul on fiscal issues, it is not clear such support would carry over into a presidential campaign. The last time he ran, he won less than 2 percent of the vote, though that was before the Tea Party became a force in politics. Even many Tea Party conservatives are not on board with Mr. Paul's beliefs about scaling back the United States military worldwide. And Paul supporters look on the Tea Party with some disdain." http://nyti.ms/h5tJju