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  • Should President Obama, or any President, be allowed to serve a third term?

    With the anniversary of the 22nd Amendment on Friday, Constitution Daily looks at two hot-button topics: Should a President be allowed to serve a third term? And should members of Congress and the Supreme Court have term limits like the President?

    National Constitution Center
  • Did Scott Walker really compare liberal protesters to terrorists?

    On Thursday, in remarks to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Governor Walker suggested that his experience battling public-sector unions in Wisconsin prepared him to fight Islamic State terrorists. “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world,”…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Totally Random Tournament: Best TV Characters of the 2000s — Law Enforcement, Courts and Politics

    Think you're ready for March Madness? Gear up by voting on the best comedy TV characters of the past 15 years.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Louisiana Governor Jindal: "Not an option for us to win this election"

    At CPAC convention, potential presidential hopeful Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana says "in 2016, it is not an option for us to win this election." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

    Reuters Videos
  • GOP hopefuls take the stage at CPAC

    The 2016 presidential elections are still 21 months away but a key first test for Republicans is taking place outside Washington, D.C. Thursday, Chris Christie and Ted Cruz were among speakers at the event. Nancy Cordes reports.

    AT&T
  • Jeb Bush: Grow the economy, and there'll be plenty of jobs for Americans and immigrants

    Jeb Bush faced a tough crowd Friday at CPAC, the conservative gathering that serves as an early testing ground for Republican presidential candidates. His support for immigration reform isn't popular with much of this crowd, which had been stirred up earlier in the day by speeches by Donald Trump,…

    American City Business Journals
  • Rick Perry says unemployment rate a ‘sham’

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls the unemployment rate a “sham” as he tells conservative activists he would fight for uncounted Americans.

    MarketWatch
  • Please Run, Donald. Pretty Please?

    The big headline at the Washington Post website today reads: "Trump For President? Mogul Says He's Serious About Running In 2016." The story notes that Trump has "hired staffers in key primary states, retained an election attorney and delayed signing on for another season as host of NBC's Celebrity…

    Huffington Post
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe to celebrate 91st birthday

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's longtime leader, has sought to brush away concerns that his wife controls him, saying she is "not the power behind my throne."

    Associated Press
  • Germany backs Greek extension but bailout fatigue grows

    Germany's parliament approved an extension of Greece's bailout on Friday but a record number of dissenters from Angela Merkel's conservatives underscored growing scepticism in Berlin about whether a new Greek government can be trusted to deliver on its reform pledges. With Finance Minister Wolfgang…

    Reuters
  • Donald Trump scolds Republicans: "Toughen up"

    "Toughen up on the IRS, toughen up on Benghazi, toughen up on everything," Trump said at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)

    CBS News
  • Are Republicans Destined to be 21st Century Whigs?

    Republican victories in the recent midterm elections that gave it majorities in both houses of Congress obscure the fact that it is a party in decline. It currently possesses a political trajectory that could place it along side the Whigs. Led by senate stalwarts Daniel Webster and Henry Clay, the…

    Huffington Post
  • The 2016 GOP Field Is Shaping Up As Historically Crowded — And Unpredictable

    The field of plausible Republican presidential candidates is historically flat — all the contenders are massed together with about the same level of support. A clear front-runner has yet to emerge. But here’s another unusual characteristic of the GOP race so far: It’s crowded. Very crowded. At…

    FiveThirtyEight
  • Laura Ingraham Roasts Jeb Bush For Some Reason

    The conservative commentator laid into the former FL governor and likely 2016 candidate, who was scheduled to speak after her.

    NowThis
  • Jerry Seib: GOP 2016 Contenders Go on Offensive at CPAC

    The Conservative Political Action Conference provides a platform for potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates to take jabs at Democrat Hillary Clinton as well as fellow Republicans. WSJ’s Jerry Seib ...

    MarketWatch
  • Scott Walker's 47 Percent Moment

    Image credit: USA TodayIn September 2012, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign ran aground when his rhetoric misfired and he appeared to make a blanket condemnation of half of the American electorate.His campaign never recovered.Yesterday, the Scott Walker campaign hit precisely the same trap when…

    Huffington Post
  • Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month.

    Associated Press
  • Colorado sold 17 tons of retail marijuana in first legal year

    By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Consumers in Colorado bought more than 17 tons of recreational marijuana buds during the first year of the state's new retail market, but sales of medicinal pot still outstripped that at almost 50 tons, officials said on Friday. In a national first, voters in…

    Reuters56 mins ago
  • Niger President replaces foreign minister ahead of 2016 poll

    Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou on Wednesday replaced his foreign minister, appointing him instead as minister of state at the presidency ahead of elections next year. Mohamed Bazoum, a close ally of the president's and a leading figure in his ruling PNDS party, will be replaced by Aichatou…

    Reuters