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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) won't let his feud with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) go.
The Kentucky senator slammed Christie, without mentioning him by name, in a Senate committee hearing on Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts Wednesday. Paul suggested using taxpayer dollars to fund TV ads that featured a political candidate to promote the Jersey Shore amounted to a "conflict of interest."
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that a top official for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency charged with creating the notoriously glitchy Obamacare website, is retiring.
Former Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich famously called for an American base on the moon during his 2012 campaign; nearly two years later, he hasn't given up his dreams of space exploration.
Gingrich told Yahoo News in an interview published Wednesday that he would still like to travel to space, "if I get the chance."
President Barack Obama on Tuesday night phoned Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe (D), New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio (D) and Boston Mayor-elect Martin Walsh (D) to congratulate them on their victories, the White House said.
Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night called to congratulate the mayor-elect of an Iowa city that attracted conservative outside spending in its elections, the Des Moines Register reported.
Coralville, Iowa City Council member John Lundell, whom unofficial results showed winning the mayoral contest, told the newspaper he was surprised by a phone call from Biden soon after the returns looked to be solidly in his favor.