Between President Barack Obama's budget proposal Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty program takedown Monday, and Dave Camp's tax reform proposal last week, partisan fiscal talks are buzzing in Washington. But they may not be as different as you think.
Imagine the GOP presidential field for 2016 as a layer cake: a bottom layer, a surprise layer, and a top-of-the-heap layer, as pundit Larry Sabato envisions it. The guy at the very top? Hint: a badger.
Paul Ryan is a hit with Iowa Republicans, at least for now. But former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is just 7 points down, there's a hefty margin of error, and the Iowa caucuses are still three years out.