|Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, enjoying a smile|
Here's what you need to know about the 2016 race as you embrace the day.
a. Bob McDonnell pushes for abortion tweak in health insurance exchange; he also signs a voter photo ID law.
b. Ted Cruz affirms personal opposition to same-sex marriage.
c. Jeb Bush won't think about 2016 decision for "another year, at least."
d. Democrats accuse Ted Cruz of flip-flopping on guns.
e. Bobby Jindal's tax proposal gets rid of a sales tax holiday for gun purchases.
f. Scott Walker's book will be called Unintiminated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge.
g. The guy behind "unskewed polls" likes the idea of Rand Paul and Ben Carson.
h. Rick Santorum lines up behind Mark Sanford's opponent.
a. Julian Castro talks about his future (and did you know that his mayor gig only comes with a salary that's about $4K?).
b. Carville agrees with everyone else in the world -- Hillary freezes the field.
c. Hillary charmed dignitaries with signed copies of her book.
d. Latin Times muses on Napolitano 2016, but she rejects speculation.
a. "Hillary Clinton holds the purse strings." -- Andy Kroll, Mother Jones.
a. "Cory Booker vs. Geraldo Rivera for U.S. Senate? Who knows." -- Jason Nark, Philadelphia Inquirer.
b. "Basking in media glow, Rand Paul should remember Kentucky." -- Kentucky Herald-Leader.