DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Rand Paul's anti-Lincoln sentiments
Salon's John Walsh criticizes Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for praising a book that portrayed President Lincoln as a "racist hypocrite."

Terrified GOP pointlessly challenges ObamaCare
The Daily Beast's Jon Favreau scolds
the Republicans who continue to resist successfully implementing ObamaCare, even though evidence suggests that it will be successful.

Veteran denied gun rights due to marijuana charge
The Corner's Lindsey Grudnicki chronicles
the story of a 59-year-old veteran who is unable to purchase a gun in Texas due to a marijuana charge he received in 1971.

Hillary's campaign too much too soon?
Hot Air's Ed Morrissey speculates
that Hillary Clinton's early popularity as a 2016 presidential candidate could actually be detrimental to her campaign.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Paul leads in support for presidential bid in Iowa
According to a GOP primary poll, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is leading over Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in support for a potential presidential bid in the battleground state of Iowa, The Hill's Cameron Joseph reports.

Boehner on ObamaCare: 'Unfair' and 'indefensible'
House Republicans are looking to vote down the Obama administration's decision to delay the implementation of both employer and individual mandates, The Hill's Russell Berman reports.