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Obama nominates Foxx: President Obama officially nominated Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to become transportation secretary, as he said goodbye to Ray LaHood.

A second Paul for Sanford: Following in his father's footsteps, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will reportedly endorse Mark Sanford in South Carolina's 1st district special election. Paul is also reportedly organizing a series of stops in the Palmetto State in June. Meanwhile, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) will appear at a Wednesday fundraiser for Sanford.

Joe Kennedy III helped inspire Collins to come out: NBA player Jason Collins cited college roommate, Rep, Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) as a factor in his decision to publicly reveal that he is gay. "I realized I needed to go public when Joe Kennedy, my old roommate at Stanford and now a Massachusetts congressman, told me he had just marched in Boston's 2012 Gay Pride Parade. I'm seldom jealous of others, but hearing what Joe had done filled me with envy," wrote Collins.

Peters running for Senate: Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) will reportedly announce his Senate campaign later this week. Peters is viewed as a top Democratic recruit for the race to replace retiring Sen. Carl Levin (D). Meanwhile, libertarian-leaning Republican Rep. Justin Amash says the Pauls are not coaxing him to make a run:


Breyer out of hospital: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has been released from a Washington hospital. The 74-year-old underwent shoulder surgery following a bicycle accident.

Illness keeps Lynch off campaign trail: Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) was sidelined by illness during the final day of campaigning before Tuesday's special Senate primary election. Lynch canceled most of his public events scheduled for Monday.

Room for one more... Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had some fun with President Obama's joke at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner about not wanting to have a drink with the Republican. McConnell said the president is "obviously not seeing my soft side" and then tweeted this picture:


You know, just your average, everyday upper-body workout...