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Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a news writer for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett and interned at The L Magazine. At New York University she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, The Washington Square News. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Virginia Attorney Gen. Ken Cuccinelli (R), breaking his silence after losing the gubernatorial election to Democrat Terry McAuliffe, suggested that a challenge to Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) may be in the cards for him.

Cuccinelli told the Washington Post in an interview published Monday that the idea of challenging Warner is "tempting" because of the popular Democrat's support for Obamacare.

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Scandal-plagued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has not received drug or alcohol treatment after admitting that he smoked crack cocaine during what he called one of his "drunken stupors."

The mayor told "Today" host Matt Lauer that he has a "weight issue" he was training for every day, but was not receiving other treatment. If he has been impaired on the job, Ford said, it was an isolated incident.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) believes there's only one way to beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if she decides to run for president: by nominating a governor to head the 2016 GOP ticket.  

"I think if we're going to take on Hillary Clinton in the next election, we need somebody who's as far removed from Washington," Walker said at an event in New York City, as quoted by Capital New York. "Because Hillary Clinton wasn't just secretary of state, wasn't just a U.S. senator, wasn't just the first lady. She's been a product of Washington for decades."

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday night blasted "absolutists" in Washington, D.C. who can't work across party lines, singling out President Barack Obama and the GOP for criticism.

"It’s about human relationships, the fact of the matter is nobody in this city talks to each other anymore and if they do talk to each other it’s not civilly. They don’t develop relationships, they don’t develop any sense of trust between each other," Christie said at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council conference, as quoted by ABC News

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called for a Senate rules change Wednesday, calling GOP shutouts of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees "naked attempts to nullify the results of the last presidential election."

Warren blasted her Republican colleagues on the Senate floor for their filibuster of Nina Pillard, the third of Obama's nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to have her confirmation stalled.

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