All Eyes on Rand Paul During Summer Recess

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_575008364a.jpgUnited States Senate (WASHINGTON) -- During his break from Washington, Sen. Rand Paul returns to his role as Dr. Rand Paul. The Kentucky Republican is a board-certified ophthalmologist, and while on recess this August, the specialist in corneal disease and glaucoma keeps his skills sharp by performing eye surgeries.

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North Carolina Mayoral Candidate's Racial Slur Kills His Candidacy

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_dcc4e970a0.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- James Lee Knox is no longer running for mayor of Winston-Salem, N.C., after admitting he used a racial slur against a black woman last year. Before deciding to withdraw, Knox faced pressure to drop out of the race after the Forsyth County Republican Party pulled its support for his candidacy due to the controversy.

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Tea Party Blasts Lawmakers for Fearing Town Hall Obamacare Fight

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_163fc314ee.jpgMLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Reports of the tea party's demise are greatly exaggerated, or so its leadership would have us believe. Sure, the 4-year-old movement is maturing and all those attention-grabbing headlines from 2009 are much harder to come by in 2013. But conservative activist Brent Bozell said establishment Republicans are running away from their constituents, a sign that bucking the tea party's grassroots agenda is fraught with peril.

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Marco Rubio to Meet with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Wednesday

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_7531fb9e81.jpgMichael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., plans to meet with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in California on Wednesday, a source confirmed to ABC News. Though it is unknown what the senator and Facebook founder are planning to discuss, one topic of conversation could be immigration reform.

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner: DNC Ready to Tell Him to Resign

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_ca760a7c1f.jpgBill Wechter/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The Democratic National Committee plans to vote later this week on a resolution calling on fellow Democrat, embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign, adding to the already loud chorus calling for him to step down over numerous sexual harassment allegations. Filner, only the second Democrat ever elected mayor in San Diego, has been accused of groping or sexual harassment by more than a dozen women.

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