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.
Washington (CNN) – A rare dose of high-powered bipartisanship, plus a mix of 2014 and 2016 nuggets from our weekly trip around the Inside Politics table:
1. RAND –MAN IN THE MIDDLE ON FOREIGN POLICY?
Politico’s Mike Allen shared important reporting about an effort by Rand Paul to address what is perhaps his most significant obstacle as he pursues the 2016 GOP presidential nomination: the isolationist label.
Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, talks on "New Day" about the role the U.S. can play in helping to find over 200 missing girls in Nigeria.
(CNN) – Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, bemoaned the United Arab Emirates for taking pride in being more open to the West yet detaining an American over a parody video.
"They have a major NYU campus there, many American universities. They've got Google and Facebook offices. They're having the Rolling Stones come in February," she said on CNN's "New Day." "I figure if Mick Jagger can play Abu Dhabi, this guy shouldn't be in jail for putting a video up."
Washington (CNN) - Congressional approval ratings hovered at historic lows. Republican and Democrats hurled insults at each other and among themselves. The political circus in Washington even made its way to "Saturday Night Live: - in a sketch featuring Miley Cyrus, at that.
It seemed that nothing would break through the partisan stronghold that left Capitol Hill at a standstill in the weeks leading up to and during the partial government shutdown.
(CNN) – Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota didn’t shy away from Iowa’s presidential politics while giving the keynote address at a fundraiser on Friday in Iowa.
“You are the state that has gained notoriety for picking the country's presidents, and we are the state - thanks to the great Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale - that supplied the country with vice presidents,” she said at the 10th annual North Iowa Democratic Wing-Ding in Clear Lake.
Washington (CNN) – About a dozen members of Congress were invited to meet at the White House Thursday with senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and the first lady's chief of staff Tina Tchen to address the issue of sexual assault in the military, a senior administration official said.
The official did not provide names of the lawmakers invited to the bicameral bipartisan meeting, but CNN confirmed three of the guests were Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hampshire, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York.