Republican Sen. John McCain says he's considering running for a sixth term in 2016, the year he turns 80.
White House says decision to send special forces to Syria isn't a reversal in strategy.
Mitt Romney, who ran the 2002 Winter Olympics, says the Sochi Games will be safe.
Undocumented immigrants will be in the chamber during Obama's State of the Union.
Jim Messina managed Obama's 2012 campaign, remains close to White House
Walker, a potential presidential candidate, lauds man with rap sheet.
President Barack Obama suggested that some Republicans had begun to soften their opposition to increased tax rates on the wealthiest Americans, but sharply warned the GOP against looking to tie their budget fight to an upcoming debt-ceiling debate.