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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush gives the keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Jeb Bush to speak at University of South Carolina commencement next month

As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ponders a possible presidential run in 2016, he'll get to spend some time in the early primary state of South Carolina next month as the speaker at the University of South Carolina's winter commencement exercises on Dec. 15. Published November 24, 2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, considered to be a presidential contender, has said he will take the remainder of 2014 to decide on whether or not to run for the White House in 2016 and will announce his decision early next year. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Bobby Jindal headed back to Iowa next month

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is heading back to the early presidential state of Iowa next month for a Polk County GOP Holiday Victory party, the Des Moines Register said. Published November 21, 2014

Rep. Tony Cardenas, California Democrat. (Screen grab from

Tony Cardenas: Obama finally said, 'enough is enough'

Rep. Tony Cardenas, California Democrat, said Friday that President Obama's executive action to grant temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants isn't about what Congress didn't do, but about what Congress has refused to do. Published November 21, 2014

Ted Cruz invokes Cicero to knock Obama on immigration

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, turned to the ancient words of Cicero Thursday on the Senate floor to denounce President Obama's planned actions, to be outlined Thursday evening, to give legal status to millions of illegal immigrants in the country. Published November 20, 2014

FILE - In this May 13, 2014 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Their party has seized the Senate majority. Now, an ambitious class of Republican senators faces unique challenges and opportunities in a GOP-led Senate under new pressure to govern amid the 2016 presidential race.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Marco Rubio headed to Louisiana for Bill Cassidy this weekend

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, is set to become the latest potential 2016 presidential contender to head to Louisiana in support of GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy, who will face Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in a Dec. 6 runoff. Published November 19, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the 'ConnectED to the Future', in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.  The president will travel to Las Vegas Friday, a Democratic official said, heightening anticipation that he will announce executive orders on immigration this week. The president is expected to take administrative steps to protect as many as 5 million people in the country illegally from deportation, and grant them work permits. Republicans are vehemently opposed to the president's likely actions, with some conservative members threatening to pursue a government shutdown if Obama follows through on his promises to act on immigration before the end of the year. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Americans oppose executive action on immigration, 48 percent to 38 percent: poll

As President Obama prepares to outline later this week his long-expected move to grant legal status to potentially millions of illegal immigrants in the country, a new poll says Americans aren't necessarily with him on acting alone, though a majority does favor an eventual pathway to citizenship for people in the country illegally. Published November 19, 2014

Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Steve King to host 'Iowa Freedom Summit' in January

Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, is hosting an event in January dubbed the "Iowa Freedom Summit," with several possible GOP presidential contenders in 2016 scheduled to attend. Published November 18, 2014