Rand Paul headed to New Hampshire next month

April 3, 2013

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WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:

Obama in Denver pushing for gun control: President Obama took his case for stricter gun control measures on the road Wednesday, declaring in a Denver speech that "opponents of common-sense gun laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do what’s being proposed, not a thing to do with facts."

Speeding it up: The White House says it would support an accelerated process in the Senate to vote on a comprehensive immigration reform measure, if, as expected, a bipartisan proposal is offered this month.

Rand Paul headed to the Granite State: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will keynote the New Hampshire GOP's May 20 Liberty Dinner. Paul is widely viewed as a possible 2016 presidential candidate, making his early trip to the state that holds the first presidential primary notable.

Why Austin? Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) explained why North Korea might have its sights set on attacking Austin, Texas. "I think the individuals in North Korea understand that Austin, Texas, is now a very important city in America," he told CBS News.

Obama to attend Bush Library dedication: Obama will travel to Texas for the April 25 dedication of George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.

Headed for the West: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) will speak at Obama’s two campaign fundraisers for the DCCC in San Francisco later tonight.

Surprise! Former governor Mark Sanford told CNN he was "completely surprised" at his campaign victory rally Tuesday to see his fiancee, Maria Belen Chapur.

THE FIX MIX:

32 is the new 22.

Sean Sullivan covers national politics for “The Fix.”
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