While he’s in town, Romney will also meet with his former running mate, Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanWatchdog group sues for donor list from Ryan-aligned nonprofit Terminating Budget Committees not as absurd as it sounds The writing is on the wall for bump stocks and Congress should finalize it MORE (R-Wis.).

TOMORROW’S AGENDA TODAY: President Obama will meet with the 2012 Nobel Prize winners in the Oval Office.

TWEET OF THE DAY: “Usually on my side w/ feather pillow.” — Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), on how he sleeps at night

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Last week, The Onion said I was going to become a male stripper. The Onion is probably more accurate than Tom Friedman." — Education Secretary Arne DuncanArne Starkey DuncanObama Education secretary mocks Pruitt over staff raises Parkland survivors talk gun violence with Chicago high schoolers Trump administration is putting profits over students MORE on a New York Times report on how he should be considered for secretary of State


Incoming National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) tapped Liesl Hickey to serve as executive director.

ILLINOIS: Former Rep. Mel Reynolds (D-Ill.) is jumping into the special-election race for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat. And the Illinois House unanimously approved to set the special election to replace Jackson for April 9.


GEORIGA: Influential conservative commentator Erick Erickson said on his radio show he’s considering a primary challenge to Sen. Saxby ChamblissClarence (Saxby) Saxby ChamblissLobbying World Former GOP senator: Let Dems engage on healthcare bill OPINION: Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party MORE, after the Georgia Republican made dismissive comments about his pledge never to raise taxes under any circumstances.


Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney's chief political strategist, defended the beleaguered former Republican presidential candidate in an op-ed for the Washington Post published Wednesday, warning the GOP of "a shortage of loyalty and an abundance of self-loathing."

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) is joining the nonpartisan grassroots group No Labels.  The group, founded by Republican strategist Mark McKinnon, former U.S. Comptroller David Walker and Democratic fundraiser Nancy Jacobsen, aims to encourage bipartisanship in national politics.

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