Scott Walker Fires Early 2016 Shots at Ted Cruz and Rand Paul

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker thinks the next Republican presidential ticket should have one very important criteria: the Presidential nominee and Vice President should be former governors. So Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul can take a hike. Walker? He's still eligible. Walker explained his theory during an interview on ABC's This Week.  "I think its got to be an outsider, I think both the presidential and vice presidential nomination needs to be a former or current governor, people who have done successful things in their states, taken on big reforms, who are ready to move America forward," Walker said. Host George Stephanopoulos asked whether that explains the proper trio of GOP senators who most think are front runners for the Republican ticket. "All good guys, but it’s got be somebody who is viewed as being exceptionally removed from Washington," Walker said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during an appearance on CNN's State of the Union that one of his biggest fears about the looming potential nuclear deal world powers are negotiating with Iran is how investors and companies are scrambling to cut deals inside Iran. That, he argues, threatens the sanctions regime's very existence. "You're going to get investors, companies and countries scrambling one after the other to try to get deals with Iran, because economies and prices work on future expectations," Netanyahu said. "You're going to really be in danger of crumbling the sanctions regime." Instead, Netanyahu thinks the P5+1 countries should reverse course entirely and increase pressure against Iran "because it’s finally working." If that option isn't on the table, Bibi thinks world powers should hold out for a full dismantling of Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions easing. "I don't advocate partial deals. I think partial deals are bad deals," Netanyahu told host Candy Crowley. "If you want to do a partial deal, then decide what the final deal is, and then do one step. Decide that the final deal will actually implement the very terms that you, the P5+1, have put in the Security Council resolution."

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Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney refuses to change her position on gay marriage despite her sister's sexual orientation. "I love Mary very much, I love her family very much," Cheney said on Fox News Sunday. "This is just an issue on which we disagree." Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, said she's opposed to a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Her views on marriage are complex, you see. Despite her belief that gays shouldn't be discriminated, Cheney also thinks gays don't deserve the right to marriage. "I believe in the traditional definition of marriage," she said.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand criticized the President for not being clearer about the inability to keep your health care plan after the Affordable Care Act took effect. But the New York Democrat still defended the law from Republican attackers. "He should have just been more specific," Gillibrand said on ABC's This Week. "The point is, if you are being offered a terrible health care plan that the minute you get sick you have to go into bankruptcy, those plans should never be offered, he should have just been specific." Gillibrand was asked to explain why 39 Democrats voted for a Republican-backed Obamacare "fix" bill that will die in the Senate. "They’re just responding to the worries of their constituents," she said.

On NBC's Meet the Press, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the Affordable Care Act can't halt plans in place before the law was signed in 2010. "If you had your plan before the enactment of the law in 2010, there is nothing in the law that can remove it," Pelosi said. "You could [keep your plan], if you had your plan before the enactment of the law in 2010. Grandfathering is for those before 2010." Pelosi thanked the President for falling on his sword over the tumultuous rollout, but stressed there's nothing wrong with the law itself. "He is gracious and he is taking responsibility, but that doesn’t mean that there was anything in the law that said if you like what you had before 2010 you couldn’t keep it," she said. "He took responsibility for the big picture… because that’s what people see.”

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