Gardner Gets All Scientific for Rubio

“So what you’re saying right now is Marco wins?” (Screengrab)

Sen. Cory Gardner says Marcomentum is rolling through South Carolina and he has scientific proof. Ahead of Saturday's South Carolina Republican primary, the Colorado Republican freshman stars in a new ad for Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. in the form of a science lesson.  

The video shows “expert” Jeff Wragg from the College of Charleston’s department of physics at a whiteboard with Gardner.  

Polling Gets Sauce-y

What do you get when you combine BBQ sauce and presidential politics? (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

When barbecue sauce and presidential campaigns come together, who knows what could happen. South Carolina, known for its great BBQ, inspired some interesting and unique questions.  

This weekend, Public Policy Polling surveyed 897 likely Republican primary voters and 525 likely Democratic primary voters in the Palmetto State. And, the 29th question on the survey introduced the topic: “Do you prefer mustard, tomato, or vinegar based barbecue sauce?”  

Progressives Spread GOP Valentine's Day Cheer

A progressive advocacy group is providing Valentines for every anti-conservative American out there this year. In a email on Friday, Democrat advocate Brad Woodhouse’s group, Americans United for Change, introduced its Valentine’s Day cards.  

In November, Ohio Gov. John Kasich asked a woman in Iowa if she has ever dieted in an effort to explain the work he has done for his state’s budget. vday trump In a September interview with Rolling Stone magazine, business mogul Donald Trump mocked Carly Fiorina’s appearance.  

Sanders Leads Iowa Facebook Conversation

Sanders led the Facebook conversation in Iowa on Caucus Day. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., was the top presidential candidate discussed in Iowa on Facebook on Monday. On Iowa Caucus Day, the social media site measured users’ conversations from midnight to noon on Feb. 1.  

Sanders led with 42.2 percent of the conversation, double what business mogul Donald Trump received, who came in second with 21.7 percent.  

Cast Your Vote for the Next Bobblehead

The bobblehead prototypes (Photo courtesy of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum).

What better way to predict the outcome of Super Tuesday than to poll Americans on which candidate they would most like to see in bobblehead form.  

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum launched a Kickstarter campaign on Thursday to determine which presidential candidate has the backing to become the next bobblehead. The Kickstarter campaign, which aims to raise $10,000 in pledges, will also fund the production of the figurines.  

Facebook Users Not That Into Rubio

Rubio: Not so very popular on Facebook (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

On Facebook, at least, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is the least talked about on sitting senator running for president.  

In the last month leading up to Thursday night’s Fox Business debate, 1.49 million people in the United States posted about, shared, like or commented on content about Rubio over 4.5 million times, according to data released by the social media platform. Compare that with Donald Trump, who is leading candidates in Facebook engagement — 18.9 million people have posted about, shared, liked or comments on content about the business mogul more than 105 million times in the last month.  

Rubio: Next President Will Have to Restore Intelligence Powers

Paul and Rubio represented opposite sides in the NSA surveillance debate, although both voted to filibuster the USA Freedom Act. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday the next president will have to reverse damage done to the national security apparatus by the USA Freedom Act.  

The Florida Republican and presidential candidate was one of the 32 senators to vote against the bill to overhaul the National Security Agency's Patriot Act-era intelligence collection programs, which easily passed. He was in a group of lawmakers, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who said the bill could make America less secure . And he was one of just 14 who voted to filibuster the bill earlier Tuesday, along with fellow presidential candidates Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Bernard Sanders, I-Vt.  

Senators Watching as Kerry Visits Myanmar

McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, met with Suu Kyi during a 2012 visit to the Capitol. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

When Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Myanmar Saturday to meet with government officials there along with ASEAN Regional Forum and other meetings, the Senate will be watching.  

The week before the chamber left for August recess, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell provided one of his periodic updates on the current political climate in the country, formerly known as Burma. The Kentucky Republican has long been one of the Senate's leading voices, along with Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, against a repressive military junta that long ruled the country with an iron fist.