Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker officially joins the presidential race a week from Monday, and former Virginia Senator and Navy Secretary Jim Webb became the fifth contender for the Democratic nomination Thursday. Democratic Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is also surging after drawing a crowd of 10,000 this week in Wisconsin. Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the latest contenders in the 2016 race to the White House.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee urged Christian leaders to channel Martin Luther King, Jr. by resisting the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Huckabee pointed to King's Letter from Birmingham Jail, in which the civil rights leader advocated non-violent resistance to racism, saying that "an unjust law is no law at all." "I don't think a lot of pastors and Christian schools are going to have a choice," the Republican former Arkansas governor said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." - Reference Article
Five lawyers on #SCOTUS can no more repeal the laws of nature and nature's God on marriage than they can the laws of gravity.
The Senate finally appears to have a Plan B -- or at least the beginnings of one -- to break the standstill on funding the Department of Homeland Security.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Monday that the chamber will vote on a stand-alone bill to block President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions that could allow as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the country and work. - Referenced Article
A Fox TV affiliate in San Diego suffered a major broadcast blunder when it showed a picture of President Obama instead of an image of a suspected rapist. KSWB-TV, also known as Fox 5 San Diego, displayed a picture of Obama speaking at a microphone rather than art of a suspect in a rape case in a report during its newscast on Friday night. - Referenced Article
It’s a tossup. American voters are sharply divided over whether ObamaCare will ultimately be a good thing or a bad thing for the country.
The latest Fox News national poll also finds that, while a majority wishes the 2010 health care law had never passed, the number of voters who are glad it did is at an all-time high. In the end, will ObamaCare be a good thing or a bad thing for the country? The new poll, released Thursday, finds views split 47-47 percent on that question.
A year ago, more voters said it would be a bad thing by 51-42 percent. - Referenced News
Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin has been many things in his political career: Republican vice-presidential candidate, uncompromising budget hawk, conservative policy maven and, for Democrats, the breathing symbol of draconian fiscal policies.
Now, from his new perch as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Mr. Ryan finds himself in the unlikely position of gatekeeper of President Obama’s agenda. - Referenced Article
Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, square off Monday night at a House committee meeting about health care.
“Had governors worked with the administration, we might not be in this position,” Hastings said. “I don’t know about in your state, which I think is a crazy state to begin with — and I mean that just as I said it.”