Report: Obama Ousting CENTCOM Chief Mattis

“Word on the national security street is that General James Mattis is being given the bum’s rush out of his job as commander of Central Command, and is being told to vacate his office several months earlier than planned,” reports veteran national security correspondent Thomas E. Ricks.

Blunt: Obama Should ‘Legislate Realistically’

Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) issued a challenge Sunday to President Obama as he prepares to start his second term: lead. He particularly criticized Obama’s move to relaunch his re-election campaign as a nonprofit advocacy group for his second-term agenda, saying it undercut an opportunity to solve the country’s bigger problems. “The President said during …