Today in One Paragraph
The Nevada Republican caucuses will kick off. President Obama sent his plan to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay to Congress. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will not hold hearings on any Supreme Court nominee put forth by the president. And Microsoft founder Bill Gates weighed in on Apple’s decision not to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers.
All Bets Are Off. The Nevada Republican caucuses will soon be underway—and Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz all have a shot. Join the Politics & Policy team for live coverage of the results here. (The Atlantic)
A Final Attempt to Close Gitmo. President Obama outlined a plan to reduce the number of detainees at the detention facility in the coming months. “For many years, it’s been clear that the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay does not advance our national security,” the president said. “It undermines it.” (Bill Chappell, NPR)
You Shall Not Pass. Following a meeting with Senate Judiciary Committee members, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the chamber will not hold hearings on a Supreme Court nominee from President Obama. (Burgess Everett and John Bresnahan, Politico)