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10:50 AM ET, November 4, 2013

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Edie Littlefield Sundby / Wall Street Journal:
I had great cancer doctors and health insurance.My plan was cancelled.  Now I worry how long I'll live.  —  Everyone now is clamoring about Affordable Care Act winners and losers.  I am one of the losers.  —  My grievance is not political; all my energies are directed to enjoying life and staying alive …
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Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
Health Consumers Finding Out They Were Sold a Lemon  —  I was going to write a piece about this silly graph that has been making the rounds, purporting to show that only a few people stand to lose from Obamacare:  —  But Josh Barro beat me to it: … Actually, he's still too kind …
Brian Beutler / Salon:
GOP's humiliating new predicament: Why it may have to fund the law it hates!  —  Now that Obamacare's flaws are evident, GOP and the right are about to face a fresh new round of delicious tension  —  Republicans know that as time goes on, the constituency of new Affordable Care Act beneficiaries will grow …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
CBS News:
Obamacare: Memo reveals health care adviser warned W.H. was losing control 3 years ago  —  (CBS News) CBS News is learning the Obama administration knew of the risks associated with the Obamacare rollout well before last month.  —  Three years ago, a trusted Obama health care adviser warned …
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Manu Raju / Politico:
Senate Democrats to White House: Fix Obamacare  —  Democratic senators have a warning for the White House: Fix Obamacare's problems or put Senate seats at risk next year.  —  In interviews, Democratic senators running in 2014, party elders and Senate leaders said the Obama administration must rescue …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and VodkaPundit
Washington Post:
For consumers whose health premiums will go up under new law, sticker shock leads to anger  —  Americans who face higher ­insurance costs under President Obama's health-care law are angrily complaining about “sticker shock,” threatening to become a new political force opposing the law …
Discussion: Wonkblog and The Daily Caller
Carol E. Lee / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Shifts Focus in Bid for Momentum
Discussion: Hot Air
Barack Obama / The Huffington Post:
Congress Needs to Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act  —  Here in the United States, we're united by a fundamental principle: we're all created equal and every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law.  We believe that no matter who you are …
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Jim Sensenbrenner / JSOnline:
NSA abused trust, must be reined in
Discussion: Firedoglake and Lawfare
Un Bylined / Bangor Daily News:
Mike Michaud: Yes, I am gay.  ‘But why should it matter?’  —  When I entered the race for governor, I did so because I love the state of Maine and am tired of seeing it dragged in the wrong direction.  There was never any question that it would be a tough race, but I know I have the vision …
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Portland Press-Herald:
Commentary: Yes, I'm gay, Michaud says. Now let's get our state back on track
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Maine gubernatorial candidate comes out as gay
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Calling America: Hello?  Hello?  Hello?  Hello?  —  SINGAPORE — HAVING lived and worked abroad for many years, I'm sensitive to the changing ways that foreigners look at America.  Over the years, I've seen an America that was respected, hated, feared and loved.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Special Investigation: How Insurers Are Hiding Obamacare Benefits From Customers  —  Donna received the letter canceling her insurance plan on Sept. 16.  Her insurance company, LifeWise of Washington, told her that they'd identified a new plan for her.  If she did nothing, she'd be covered.
Discussion: Liberaland
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Feinstein: Hey, you could have kept your plan ... until we enacted ObamaCare  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein appeared on CBS' Face the Nation yesterday in part to face the music.  Bob Schieffer led off this portion of her appearance by noting that the Obama administration has failed to deliver …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The PJ Tatler
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Eliana Johnson / National Review:
Feinstein: Take Down Healthcare.gov Until It's Fixed
Discussion: Power Line and Hot Air
Charlotte Hays / New York Post:
When did white trash become normal?  —  Mike Thompson (L) and June Shannon from the hit show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”  —  Society crumbles when it takes cues from the underclass  —  When Snooki, whose talents include getting sloppy drunk and throwing up on camera, made Barbara Walters' …
Ross Ramsey / The Texas Tribune:
UT/TT Poll: Abbott's Lead Over Davis in Single Digits … Attorney General Greg Abbott, the leading candidate for the Republican nomination for Texas governor, holds a single-digit lead over the likely Democratic nominee, state Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Discussion: Politico, Taegan Goddard's … and BOR
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  November 4, 2013 - Christie Up 2-1 In New Jersey Gov Race That Never Was, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Republican Gov Takes Almost One-Third Of Democrats  —  The New Jersey governor's race, where Republican incumbent Gov. Christopher Christie maintained leads of about 2-1 for months …
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
McAuliffe leads final poll by 7  —  PPP's final Virginia poll finds Democrats leading in all three statewide races.  In the Governor's race Terry McAuliffe has the advantage with 50% to 43% for Ken Cuccinelli and 4% for Libertarian Robert Sarvis.  In the Lieutenant Governor's race Ralph Northam …
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Erin McPike / CNN:
Obama stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia governor's race
Discussion: Politico, ABC News and ABC News
 
 
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Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
Obamacare Paper, Phone, Web Apps ‘Stuck in the Same Queue,’ Memos Note
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
This Is Why We Need Obamacare  —  THE biggest health care crisis …
Discussion: Twitchy
New York Times:
Under Health Care Act, Millions Eligible for Free Policies
The Boston Globe:
Has advice for party, sharp words on Obama
Deborah Kan / Wall Street Journal:
Google's Eric Schmidt Lambasts NSA Over Spying
Discussion: Reuters and The Verge
ThinkProgress:
Hottest September On Record, Fastest Pacific Warming In 10,000 Years, Warmest Arctic In 120,000 Years
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Evan Gahr / NY Daily News:
The seniors getting hurt by Obamacare
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Senate Vote on Workplace Bias Against Gays Poses a Test for the G.O.P.
Stephanie Simon / Reuters:
Texas tea party seeks Ted Cruz 2.0: David Barton
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Hullabaloo
Seth Stephens- Davidowitz / New York Times:
In the N.B.A., ZIP Code Matters
Discussion: Marginal Revolution
 

 
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