President Obama returns from the Middle East, dissecting the GOP, if you like March Madness then you will love our Senate Madness and Andy is back from Rome.
Conservatives meet to hammer opponents and chart "new" course, the RNC autopsies their 2012 race, President Obama travels to the Middle East including Israel, and more fiscal fighting on Capitol Hill?
The sequester deadline, President Obama heads to Virginia to campaign against it, the NRA pushes back against background checks, Chuck Hagel likely confirmed as defense secretary, Michelle Obama's star-athlete-studded Let's Move! event, and the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.
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This story was originally published on Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:02 PM EST
President Obama delivers the State of the Union address, Marco Rubio responds, does Chuck Hagel have the votes?... and Andy's Jersey diet?