A new NBC News-Marist poll puts Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at the top of the list of 2016 Republican White House hopefuls in both Iowa and New Hampshire.
Paul has a one percentage point lead (14 percent to 13 percent) over New Jersey governor Chris Christie in the Granite State. In a hypothetical general-election match up with Hillary Clinton, Paul trails the former Secretary of State by three points, 46-43 in New Hampshire.
Meantime, in Iowa, Paul is tied with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with 12 percent of support from likely GOP voters there.
Paul hasn't formally declared his intention to run for president in 2016.
Hillary Rodham Clinton told a conference of Methodist women Saturday about how her own faith was shaped by her devout grandmother. Clinton said she has vivid memories of having her hair braided as a young girl and listening to her grandmother sing hymns.
Clinton spoke of the faith instilled in her by her grandmother and how that helped guide some of the initiatives she started at the State Department. They included efforts to fight human trafficking and promote maternal health care in developing countries.
Clinton mostly steered clear of politics during what turned out to be an intimate speech.
In her introduction, the United Methodists pointed out Clinton was so pleased to be invited to keynote the conference, she declined the church's usual payment and paid her own travel to Louisville and her accommodations.