TALK OF THE TOWN - - CARLY FIORINA: 2016 GOP ATTACK DOG? Sorry, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), but did the real Republican rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address come this morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Former-Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who is mulling a GOP presidential run, confronted White House insider and Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett on the White House's record of equal pay for women. Video, via The Hill's Justin Sink:http://bit.ly/1xyDFI6
-- GOP STRATEGIST FORD O'CONNELL emails OVERNIGHT: "This is why Carly Fiorina is valuable to the 2016 GOP presidential conversation. She can return fire in real time and credibly push back on one of the Democrats' favorite plays in presidential elections and key policy debates - the 'war on women.'"