The spending bill will head off the threat of another government shutdown through the fiscal year.
White House says decision to send special forces to Syria isn't a reversal in strategy.
Mitt Romney, who ran the 2002 Winter Olympics, says the Sochi Games will be safe.
Undocumented immigrants will be in the chamber during Obama's State of the Union.
Jim Messina managed Obama's 2012 campaign, remains close to White House
Walker, a potential presidential candidate, lauds man with rap sheet.