It was a week of serious maneuvering for Sen. Rand Paul, former Gov. Jeb Bush, and the others who could be presidential contenders in 2016. Who helped or hurt themselves the most?
Some Republicans saw the filibuster performance by Sen. Rand Paul as a morale boost for the party. He aimed to spark a broader discussion about the possible domestic use of armed drones.
In his book, Bush advocates residency for undocumented immigrants but not citizenship – a marked change from his previous, more immigrant-friendly stance.
The former Florida governor has suggested he might consider a 2016 presidential run. While he'd be formidable, he probably wouldn't clear the Republican field, the way Clinton might for Democrats.
In an interview, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he 'won't' rule out a run in 2016 and seemed to be positioning himself in a way that would appeal to Republican primary voters.