The legal implications are probably modest. But as for the 2016 presidential race, the loan revelations about Ted Cruz could indeed make a difference.
Judging from the reaction to Gov. Nikki Haley's comments, it is clear that immigration is becoming a conservative litmus test.
Denis McDonough, the top-ranking White House staffer, also on Wednesday had kudos for Nikki Haley, who delivered the GOP rebuttal to the State of the Union address.
Primary results in Iowa and New Hampshire are generally seen as the barometer for likely presidential nominees, but the Sanders-Clinton battle could buck the trend.
Polling at 3 percent, the Kentucky senator lost his spot at the primetime event, as did Carly Fiorina. Rather than be relegated to the undercard debate, he opted out.
The vice president praised the Vermont senator for his 'authentic' voice on issues of income inequality.
The Obama administration has responded to an uptick in people entering the United States illegally with a series of raids that apprehended 121 illegal immigrants in early January, a move many fellow Democrats have been quick to denounce.
Joe Biden was quick to qualify his apparent preference for Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton – his decision not to run for president appears to explain a lot.
Guests of President Obama and Congress members, from a 4 year-old Wisconsinite to a Vietnam War veteran, highlight political priorities heading into Obama's final year in office.