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Chuck Todd / U.S. News:
Exclusive: Obama personally apologizes for Americans losing health coverage  —  In an exclusive interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, President Obama said that he is “sorry” that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans.  “We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear …
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Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
I'm Sorry, Too, Mr. President  —  Obama apologizes for breaking promise on health care reform.  —  I'm sorry, too, Mr. President.  —  I'm sorry you couldn't finesse a single Republican vote for health insurance reform in 2010.  —  I'm sorry Republicans decided to re-litigate the law rather …
Maxim Lott / Fox News:
White House website at odds with latest Obama statement
Discussion: Power Line
Ari Fleischer / Politico:
Why the House must pass ENDA  —  On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to protect gay employees from job discrimination with an overwhelming bipartisan vote.  Republicans should support these protections, and I hope the GOP leadership in the House schedules the bill for a vote.
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ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Senate Passes LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
Discussion: aflcio.org
Ted Barrett / CNN:
Senate's Reid wants to pass minimum wage hike this month
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air and The Hill
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Senate Approves Ban on Antigay Bias in Workplace
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Senate votes to ban discrimination against gay and transgender workers
Discussion: The Fix and The Moderate Voice
Kevin Donovan Investigations / Toronto Star:
Rob Ford caught in video rant  —  Mayor Rob Ford has been caught on a new video staggering around an unknown living room ranting gibberish and acting wildly. … The Star has obtained video of Mayor Rob Ford where he appears to be in a state of extreme agitation.
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Joe Warmington / Toronto Sun:
“I need f—in 10 minutes to make sure he's dead': New Rob Ford video surfaces
Agoldberg / The Smoking Gun:
Fraternity Pledge Loses Testicle In Hazing Ritual  —  Ohio cops probe battering in basement of “Gobbler House”  —  Ohio cops are investigating a college fraternity hazing incident that left a 19-year-old pledge short one testicle, records show.  —  Three Wilmington College students seeking induction …
Jenn Taylor / Twitchy:
Freak-out in full swing over ‘rich, white’ racists mocking Obamacare at the CMAs  —  Once again, Twitter was prescient.  —  After Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood mocked Obamacare on the CMA Awards, whiners immediately twisted their knickers over the stars who “slandered” Obamacare.
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Sarah Posner / Mother Jones:
George W. Bush to Raise Money for Group That Converts Jews to Bring About Second Coming of Christ  —  The former president follows in the footsteps of Glenn Beck, who addressed the group last year.  —  Courtesy of Messianic Jewish Bible Institute  —  Next week, former President George W. Bush …
New York Times:
Accounts Differ to F.B.I. and CBS on Benghazi  —  Dylan Davies, a security officer hired to help protect the United States Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, told the F.B.I. he did not go there the night terrorists attacked it on Sept. 11, 2012, an account that contradicts a version of events …
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Ken Cuccinelli urged to run for Senate  —  It's only been hours since Republican Ken Cuccinelli narrowly lost his bid for governor to Democrat Terry McAuliffe, but some conservatives are now arguing that Cuccinelli should turn his focus to a 2014 Senate campaign.
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Ben Domenech / The Federalist:
How The Republican Donor Class Gave Us Terry McAuliffe
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
It's True: Obamacare Will Force Some People to Pay More for the Same Coverage  —  Examples of Obamacare plan cancellations and premium increases are getting tons of media coverage, though you rarely hear the whole story.  Some people losing their plans have insurance with huge gaps …
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Kate Nocera / BuzzFeed:
Social Conservatives Flummoxed By Senate GOP Silence On LGBT Anti-Bias Bill  —  It's inexcusable that no Republican senators are willing to stand up and defend the Constitution," said the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer.  Only one GOP senator spoke out against the legislation.
Wall Street Journal:
Iran Nuclear Deal Expected as Early as Friday  —  Agreement Will Mark the First Agreement in Decades … GENEVA—Iran and world powers expect to announce an initial deal as early as Friday to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for an easing of sanctions, a step that would mark …
Discussion: New York Times and Roger L. Simon
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Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Iran: West Accepts Iran's Nuclear Framework Proposal
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Ken White / Popehat:
What Is The Quantum of Proof Necessary for Police to Rape and Torture you in New Mexico?  —  By now you've probably heard the story of David Eckert.  He's the New Mexico man who was stopped by police, detained based on a suspicion he was hiding drugs in his rectum, and subjected …
Discussion: Hit & Run and ThinkProgress
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Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
Satellite Will Fall to Earth, but No One Is Sure Where  —  A European satellite that mapped Earth's gravitational field in exquisite detail will be pulled down by gravity to its fiery destruction sometime in the next few days.  —  Where and when it will crash no one knows.  It could be almost anywhere on the globe.
Discussion: The Raw Story and ABC News
Jim Bequette / Guns & Ammo:
Our Response to the December 2013 Backpage Column  —  From Jim Bequette, editor, “Guns & Ammo” Magazine:  —  As editor of “Guns & Ammo,” I owe each and every reader a personal apology.  —  No excuses, no backtracking.  —  Dick Metcalf's “Backstop” column in the December issue has aroused unprecedented controversy.
Jon Erdman / National and Local Weather Forecast …:
Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Moving Into the Philippines  —  While the Atlantic hurricane season may have taken its last breath, that is certainly not the case in the western Pacific Ocean.  The most powerful tropical cyclone of 2013 anywhere on Earth is raging toward the Philippines.
Discussion: CBS DC
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Susan Page / USA Today:
Billy Graham's final sermon: 'I've wept' for America  —  At 95 and in frail health, evangelist Billy Graham is expected to attend a birthday celebration tonight that will feature what is being characterized as his final sermon.  —  CONNECT  —  ASHEVILLE, N.C. — At 95 and in frail health …
New York Times:
$10 Minimum Wage Proposal Has Growing Support From White House  —  The White House has thrown its weight behind a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to at least $10 an hour.  —  “The president has long supported raising the minimum wage so hard-working Americans can have a decent wage …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Post Politics
 
 
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Lucia Mutikani / Reuters:
U.S. growth picks up as restocking offsets weak spending
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Cruz To Obama: Don't Promote Obamacare In Texas
Discussion: Politico
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Graham Introduces Legislation To Ban Abortions Nationwide After 20 Weeks Of Pregnancy
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Pro-immigration attack ads to target House Republicans
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