The spending bill will head off the threat of another government shutdown through the fiscal year.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, declines to say whether he'll run for president.
Jim Messina managed Obama's 2012 campaign, remains close to White House
Walker, a potential presidential candidate, lauds man with rap sheet.
By 50%-30%, Virginia voters say they support Democratic Sen. Mark Warner over GOP challenger.
Democrats Michael Bennet of Colo. and Patty Murray of Wash. show pride in their football teams.
Robin Ventura appears in "A Christmas Carol" with 9-year-old Emily Beazley, who has Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma