We've got one week until the Iowa caucuses and a major player in the Senate retires. We start the week with a lot to cover, here are some stories shaping these next crucial days.
- Democratic Senator Ben Nelson to retire
- Newt Gingrich applauded Willard M. Romney's healthcare plan
- Growing wealth widens distance between lawmakers and constituents
- Thomas Edsall on Romney's anti-entitlement strategy
- Michael Tomasky thinks it will not work
- Bill Kristol begs Republican primary voters to take another long look
- Newt camp goes on attack
- In 1996, Ron Paul "did not deny"controversial statement in newsletter
- Ex-aide calls Paul's foreign policy views "pure lunacy"