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Decision 2016: Rubio's and Ryan's opening salvos

“Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio, two potential 2016 presidential candidates, laid out policy prescriptions for their Republican Party on Tuesday night, nudging a party still smarting from Mitt Romney’s loss to President Barack Obama to reach out to a broader audience,” the AP writes.

“Paul Ryan took an unmistakable shot Tuesday at Mitt Romney’s assertion that 47 percent of Americans would never vote Republican because they are too dependent on government,” Politico notes. “‘Both parties tend to divide Americans into ‘our voters’ and ‘their voters,’ the Wisconsin congressman told hundreds of well-to-do conservatives at an awards dinner in a Washington ballroom. ‘Republicans must steer far clear of that trap. We must speak to the aspirations and anxieties of every American. I believe we can turn on the engines of upward mobility so that no one is left out from the promise of America.’”

Democrats want that Obama voter data.

Sheldon Adelson who spent more than $100 million on losing efforts in 2011 and 2012 says he’ll spend even “more” in future races. By the way, he calls himself basically a “social liberal,” “pro choice,” and even pro Dream Act.

Newt Gingrich says he won’t run for the Senate in Georgia in a primary challenge to Saxby Chambliss (R). But Herman Cain?

Stay classy, Ted Nugent: "Let's also stop the insanity by suspending the right to vote of any American who is on welfare. Once they get off welfare and are self-sustaining, they get their right to vote restored. No American on welfare should have the right to vote for tax increases on those Americans who are working and paying taxes to support them. That's insane."

Where’s Jan Brewer? No one knew for a while, but turns out she’s in Afghanistan