In a scheduling quirk, Republican candidate Carly Fiorina will be in Columbia, S.C., today at the same time as Hillary Clinton. Not to let an opportunity slip by, the former tech executive will speak to reporters to highlight the thing Clinton doesn’t do all that much. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will launch his second Presidential campaign this week, arguing that his distant second place finish in 2012 puts him in line for the crown. That means Santorum is having a better morning than White House Counsel W. Neil Eggleston, who learned yesterday that the executive order he approved to provide legal status to about 4 million undocumented immigrants had been blocked by a second court, the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. Obama’s immigration legacy may turn out to be little more than years of tangled litigation. Here are your must reads:
Rick Santorum Starts Presidential Run Looking Back
TIME’s Philip Elliott and I look at the 2012 runner-up’s unlikely return
The Most Important Republican Donor You’ve Never Heard Of
And she’s married to one you do. [BuzzFeed]
The Radical Education of Bernie Sanders
The making of a socialist presidential candidate, by TIME’s Sam Frizell.
Ruling Puts Obama’s Immigration Legacy in Jeopardy
Outcome may not be determined until months before the next election [Politico]
Meet the 2016 Freshmen
Running for president in their first terms, Cruz, Paul, and Rubio share a resume with Obama [Los Angeles Times]
“Our events tomorrow are all open to the press. And by open press, we mean we’ll actually take questions.” —Carly Fiorina Deputy Campaign Manager Sarah Isgur Flores previewing Wednesday’s press conference not far from where former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is speaking in Columbia, S.C.
“If we chose to get in, I don’t think there’s a state out there we wouldn’t play in, other than maybe Florida, where Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are.” —Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker suggesting he may sit out the swing state’s primary to avoid an expensive fight with Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.
Bits and Bites
Why Biden is (almost) King of the Internet [Washington Post]
State Proposes Clinton Email Release Every 60 Days [Wall Street Journal]
Influential Iowa group nixes ‘marriage oath’ for 2016 candidates [Des Moines Register]