CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.
1. Jindal, Christie & Paul making big moves in N.H.: As if New Hampshire didn't have enough political news already! Republican Scott Brown's decision to explore a Senate race got him presidential attention this week, but that was hardly the only big political news unfolding in the Granite State. A pro-Hillary SuperPac made a public splash, and three Republicans likely to pursue the 2016 GOP presidential nomination were busy with some private political maneuvering.
2. Cantor trying to revamp GOP image: Speaker John Boehner gets most of the attention when the House GOP leadership is in the news. He is, after all, the nation's top elected Republican. He's also the guy who, albeit rarely, gets to exchange notes with the Democratic President. And the Tea Party wants to fire him. But Robert Costa of The Washington Post tells us to keep an eye on the No. 2 House Republican between now and Election Day.
3. Jeb and GOP governors courting Adelson: Sheldon Adelson is a household name in Las Vegas – and in Republican politics. A mega-donor who proved in 2012 he isn't afraid to spend big in the SuperPac world, Adelson would be a big "get" for any 2016 Republican hopeful. And Maeve Reston of The Los Angeles Times shares news that several of the GOP prospects are heading West to court his favor, with former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida perhaps getting somewhat special treatment.
4. Using the Pope to help sell Obama's message: Pope Francis doesn't need to buy political ads to spread his message. He's not in the endorsement business, but he is a big advocate for more global government action to address poverty and unemployment. So, as reported to us by The AP's Julie Pace, when President Obama meets with the Pope on his overseas trip this week, the White House hopes perhaps their agenda meshes nicely with the administration's election-year sales pitch back home.
5. Walker facing very close race in Nov.: One election at a time is an oldie but goodie when it comes to political slogans – and lessons. It is Scott Walker's mantra this year. Yes, the Wisconsin governor has conservative fans nationwide, and is high atop any list of 2016 Republican presidential prospects. But we love when David Marannis of the Washington Post joins the program because he mixes keen reporting chops with a historian's calm perspective. He knows Wisconsin, and history, and as such knows that a neck-and-neck re-election campaign for Walker means the presidential chatter will just have to wait.
Gov. Walker's recall victory speech in Wisconsin: