Monday, April 15, 2013

Good morning, 2016!



Republicans:

a. On Sunday, Marco Rubio hit up seven talk shows to sell Gang of Eight's immigration plan. Here's video of the blitz.

b. Rubio calls Jay-Z's trip to Cuba, "hypocritical."

c. Scott Walker is raising money for his reelection campaign when he comes to Iowa... and also, he and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad are really close. #2016.

d. Walker's weekend in China: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and the Great Wall.

e. Rick Santorum cancels Iowa trip over GI problems.

f. Rand Paul was, reportedly, miffed that he won't get to headline South Carolina's prestigious, annual fundraiser.

g. Jeb Bush will give a lecture at Bluefield College -- a Christian liberal arts school in Virginia -- this week.


Democrats:

a. On Meet the Press, Kirsten Gillibrand is optimistic about gun control.

b. The Five Funniest Things Joe Biden has said about guns.

c. GOP Rep. Chris Gibson won't run against Andrew Cuomo in 2014.

d. Andrew Cuomo's new abortion plan is still a mystery.

e. Cuomo's girlfriend, Sandra Lee, can travel with him on state planes.

f. How well do you know Kirsten Gillibrand?

Days that Hillary Clinton has FROZEN THE FIELD: 160.


Commentary:

a. "With endorsement of immigration plan, Rubio makes first major policy gambit of his career." -- David Nakamura, The Washington Post.

b. "For Democrats in 2016, it's all about Hillary Clinton -- so far." -- Paul West, LA Times.

c. "Gov. O'Malley agenda could undermine 2016 presidential hopes." -- Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill.

d. "The Albany Machiavelli." -- Chris Smith, New York Magazine.

e. "The endless vetting of Marco Rubio." -- McKay Coppins, BuzzFeed.

f. "Two reforms Mr. O'Malley should pursue." -- The Washington Post editorial board.

g. "What's left for O'Malley?" -- Baltimore Sun editorial board.