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Comey tapped to head FBI: President Obama will nominate James Comey to be the next head of the FBI. Comey is a former Bush administration Justice Department official.

Clinton phoned McCaskill: Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said Hillary Clinton called her after she endorsed the effort to draft the former secretary of state to run for president. "We had a great conversation. I’m not going to talk about what was said, but I think she’s got a big decision to make and I think she’s in the process of making it," McCaskill told MSNBC.

Senators reach border security agreement: A deal to beef up border security in the Senate's immigration bill was reached by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.), improving the bill's chances. Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced an amendment that would effectively strip the bill’s path to citizenship.

Weiner questioned about reaction to gay slur: Asked Thursday about an exchange with a woman who used a gay slur, New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner says he "admonished" the woman. Below is audio of the exchange, which was reported by The Washington Post.

Manchin hits back at NRA: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) hit back against the National Rifle Association with a new ad. "I’m a lifetime NRA member, but I don’t walk in lockstep with the NRA’s Washington leadership," he says.

Brown to stump for Gomez on final day: Former senator Scott Brown will make his first campaign appearance for Republican Senate nominee Gabriel Gomez on Monday in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Senate Democrats' campaign arm wins May money chase: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee outraised the National Republican Senatorial Committee in May, bringing in $4.9 million to the Senate Republican campaign organization’s $3.6 million.

LePage draws attention with comments yet again: Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) went after a Democratic state senator by using a vulgar metaphor, telling reporters that state Sen. Troy Jackson "claims to be for the people, but he’s the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline."