|Ted Cruz, winning the attention-off with Rand Paul|
All the news from today and the very busy weekend in 2016-land.
a. "James Carville heaps praise on Ted Cruz: "Most talented and fearless politician of last 30 years." -- Meenal Vamburkar.
b. "Ron Paul or Rand Paul? A look at their differing views." The Des Moines Register.
c. "Iowa GOP intrigued, wary about Rand Paul, the next generation." -- Jennifer Jacobs, The Des Moines Register.
d. "Rubio makes his move on education." -- Jordy Yager, The Hill.
e. "Rand Paul will never be president." -- Jonathan Bernstein, Salon.
f. "For trio of rising Republican stars in Senate, a race to define themselves." -- Cameron Joseph, The Hill.
g. "Scott Walker says presidential talk won't hurt reelection bid." -- Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
h. "Cruz revisionism: The Young Senator rewrites the history of the gun control debate." -- Wall Street Journal.
i. "Ted Cruz speech in South Carolina fuels buzz about presidential campaign." -- Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post.
j. "Cruz confident prospects 'can change quickly' for GOP." -- The Dallas Morning News.
k. "Ted Cruz, debutante." -- Betsy Woodruff, National Review.
l. "Democrat on Ted Cruz: 'I don't think he should be called Hispanic'." -- Townhall.
m. "Jim DeMint: Ted Cruz is 'one of the strongest Republicans right now." -- Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post.
n. "Cruz: DeMint's legacy 'transformed the Senate'." -- Andrew Shain, The State.
o. "Cruz missile: Texan hits Andy on guns." -- Fred Dicker, New York Post.
p. "Republicans ride on Cruz Control." -- Alexander Bolton, The Hill.
q. "Is Ted Cruz the future of Texas?" -- Erica Grieder, Salon.
r. "The remarkable renaissance of John Kasich." -- Andy Kroll, Mother Jones.
s. "Essex County police chiefs endorse Christie for reelection." -- Andrew Segedin, The Montclair Times.
t. "Christie's choice." -- Katrina Trinko, The National Review.
u. "Watch the Chris Christie spider smashing video that angered PETA." -- Patrick Howley, The Daily Caller.
v. "One NJ ups the ante." -- Darryl Isherwood, Politicker NJ.
x. "On bus tour, Buono makes personal plea to urban voters." -- Salvador Rizzo, The Star-Ledger.
y. "Walker calls for cutting taxes, voucher expansion" at state GOP convention." -- The AP.
z. "Mike Lee not planning White House bid." -- Salt Lake Tribune.
more: "Top South Carolina Democrat wants to send Nikki Haley 'wherever the hell she came from'." Ben Smith, BuzzFeed.
more: "S.C. Dem Chair doubles down on Nikki Haley comments." -- JazzShaw, Hot Air.
more: "Yes, Democrats can be racist." -- Peter Beinart, The Daily Beast.
more: "Gov. Haley signs law to keep guns from mentally ill." -- The AP.
more: "Poll: Virginians voters give thumbs-up to McDonnell." -- Ashley Killough, CNN.
a. "Clinton sought end-run around counterterroism bureau on night of Benghazi attack, witness will say." -- James Rosen and Chad Pergram, Fox News.
b. "Old pro Joe Biden hits his marks." -- Jonathan Martin, Politico.
c: "Biden, Cruz headline dueling SC events as 2016 buzz swirls through primary state." -- The AP.
d. "Biden: 'We will prevail' on background checks." -- Julian Pecquet, The Hill.
e. "Biden: Republicans are 'down on America'." -- Jake Miller, CBS.
f. "Richardson: 'Biden would run' regardless of Hillary Clinton's plans." -- Ashley Killough, CNN.
g. "Kirsten Gillibrand: Still not running in 2016, still hoping Hillary does." -- Reid Pillifant, Capital New York.
h. "Gillibrand makes the motherly case to Ayotte for background checks." -- Red Pillifant, Capital New York.
i. "O'Malley signs landmark forest legislation." -- Southern Maryland News Net.
Days that Hillary Clinton has FROZEN THE FIELD: 181