Hotline Sort: Flash Flood
Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Pelosi could announce her plans tomorrow, Mike Flood enters the Nebraska gubernatorial race, Paul Ryan talks election, and Texas' petition to seceded has more than 35,000 signatures.
10) Hey, Carmen Sandiego fans -- check out this 1993 Joe Biden cameo on the show.
9) A petition on the White House website that calls for Texas to secede from the union has garnered over 35,000 signatures -- more than enough (the minimum is 25,000) to get a review by the federal government.
8) Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión is planning to enter the 2013 New York City mayoral race, the New York Post reports, but as a Republican rather than a Democrat.
7) Paul Ryan talks about the "foreign experience" of losing the election, and how he wants to be "part of the solution" as he returns to Congress.
6) The Wall Street Journal looks at the race for GOP House conference chair, where Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington and Tom Price of Georgia are battling:
5) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi may announce her plans at a Democratic Caucus meeting Wednesday morning.
4) We've officially got a candidate in the 2014 Nebraska governor's race: GOP Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood, who announced a run last night.
3) The FBI probe into CIA Director David Petraeus's sex scandal has broadened and now involves Gen. John Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan. The Washington Post:
Allen's nomination to be Supreme Allied Commander Europe is now on hold.
2) In California's 52nd District, GOP Rep. Brian Bilbray is now trailing Democrat Scott Peters by 1,899 votes. The previous margin was 1,334.
1) The Washington Post reports that the White House is considering Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., for Secretary of Defense (he is also thought to want the Secretary of State job, which the Post reports U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice will "almost certainly" get). The Boston Globe looks at what would happen politically in Massachusetts if Kerry were nominated for either job.