Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is announcing his candidacy for president at Liberty University this morning.
- The Department of Defense is "looking into" a post made online by a group calling itself the "Islamic State Hacking Division" purporting to be a list of U.S. military service members selected for targeting by ISIS.
- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) characterized President Obama's comments about Benjamin Netanyahu's commitment to a two state solution—the prime minister promised no Palestinian state under his watch shortly before last week's elections and then walked the statement back after being re-elected—as "temper tantrum" the president ought to get over.
- President Obama's bracket gets busted and a player from NC State, which defeated #1 Villanova, ripped the president for it.
- The United Nations warns that Yemen, whose capital has been taken over by rebel forces that have expanded their control across the country, is at the "edge of civil war."
- Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, died of pneumonia this weekend, aged 91.
- A mysterious blue flash of light was reported and caught on video near Stavropol, a city in southern Russia.