National Headlines 2-1-15

How Mitt Romney got to ‘no’ (Politico)

Countdown to Iowa: Ranking the Republican field one year out (The Hill)

GOP senator: ‘Alarm ringing’ in Middle East (The Hill)

Scott Walker On 2016: ‘I Wouldn’t Bet Against Me’ (Huffington Post)

Jeb Bush & Rand Paul’s post-Romney moves (CNN)

Obama budget’s boost for military spending points to brewing national security debate (Washington Post)

John McCain stands by Sarah Palin (CNN)

Iowa Poll: Jeb Bush Has a Big Problem (Bloomberg)

Wading Into Foreign Policy, Walker Says He Wouldn’t Rule Out Boots in Syria (Bloomberg)

With Romney Gone, Ryan Says He Will Stay Neutral in 2016 (Bloomberg)

Mike Huckabee Talks About His Gay Friends (Bloomberg)