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8:45 PM ET, November 8, 2013

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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Obama's Second-Term Slide Continues  —  65% Disapprove of his Handling of Economy  —  Barack Obama has had a difficult year since his reelection victory.  His overall job rating stands at 41%, down 14 points since last December.  A majority (53%) now disapproves of the way he is handling his job as president.
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George E. Condon Jr / NationalJournal.com:
How Obama Blew the Entire Last Year
Discussion: Associated Press
Aaron Blake / Post Politics:
Poll: Obama's approval hits new low
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Igor Bobic / Talking Points Memo:
Former ‘60 Minutes’ Producer: Discredited Benghazi Story Was Done To Appeal To Conservatives  —  A former “60 Minutes” producer who was fired over a 2004 story about then-President George W. Bush's service in the Air National Guard said Friday that CBS' now retracted story about the attack in Benghazi …
Discussion: Associated Press and Liberaland
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New York Times:
CBS Correspondent Apologizes for Report on Benghazi Attack  —  The correspondent for the disputed “60 Minutes” segment about the attack on the United States Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year apologized on the air Friday morning, saying it was a “mistake” to put …
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
CBS 60 Minutes' Lara Logan Apologizes for Erroneous Benghazi Survivor Report: ‘We Were Wrong’  —  CBS 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan admitted on Friday that a person who claimed to have been witness to the deadly September 11, 2012 attack on an American consulate in Benghazi and who served …
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Noonan: 'I'm Gonna Be the Republican Nominee'  —  Mitch McConnell on the shutdown's failure, ObamaCare's future, and his own primary challenge.  —  Washington  —  It is a month since the government shutdown and a day after the election.  The minority leader of the U.S. Senate …
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Andrew Kohut / Wall Street Journal:
The GOP Is in Better Shape Than You Think  —  Independents favor the GOP on handling the economy by a whopping 46%-30% margin.  —  Tucked away in recent polls—which have documented the extraordinary anger directed at the Republican Party during the shutdown crisis—are measures of clear disappointment with the Democratic Party.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell quietly convenes group for next fiscal showdown
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama Considers Administrative Fix To Health Care Law  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering a fix to the president's health care law that would expand the universe of individuals who receive tax subsidies to help buy insurance, an administration source told The Huffington Post.
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Lynn Sweet Washington / Chicago Sun Times:
Sweet: Obama tries to empathize over health insurance cancellations, but is that the best he's got?
Matt Fuller / Roll Call:
GOP Playbook Looks to Capitalize on Obamacare Woes
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Analysis: Tens of millions could be forced out of health insurance they had  —  Facebook Twitter Google Plus Reddit E-mail Print  —  WASHINGTON — Even as President Barack Obama sold a new health care law in part by assuring Americans they would be able to keep their insurance plans …
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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama laments site, not health plans
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Twitchy
Donna Cassata / Associated Press:
House GOP Leader: No Vote On Immigration Reform This Year  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The third-ranking House Republican told immigration advocates that lawmakers won't vote this year on the issue, confirming what many had long assumed.  —  California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the majority whip …
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Brian Beutler / Salon:
GOP's intolerance trap: How ENDA fight explains all of U.S. politics
Discussion: The Plum Line and Booman Tribune
The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: Obama's Secret Iran Détente  —  Long before a nuclear deal was in reach, the U.S. was quietly lifting some of the financial pressure on Iran, a Daily Beast investigation reveals.  How the sanctions were softened.  —  The Obama administration began softening sanctions …
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Obama Burns Media Supporters with Apology  —  Many were hurled under President Barack Obama's bus on Thursday night when he told NBC News reporter Chuck Todd that he was “sorry” those who were losing their health insurance coverage were shocked by this eventuality because of repeated “assurances” he made to the contrary.
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Top Oversight Dem slams Issa for HealthCare.gov claims  —  The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says he has evidence that contradicts information Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has released about the number of users HealthCare.gov was expected to handle.
Discussion: Liberaland and The Raw Story
Associated Press:
HOME DEPOT APOLOGIZES FOR RACIST TWEET  —  You are here  —  Home » AP Company » Home Depot apologizes for racist tweet  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Home improvement maker Home Depot Inc. on Thursday apologized for a tweet that showed a picture of two African-American drummers with a person …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Shahien Nasiripour / The Huffington Post:
New York Fed Chief Levels Explosive Charge Against Big Banks  —  The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Thursday that some of America's largest financial institutions appear to lack respect for the law, a potentially explosive charge against an industry already roiling …
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William C. Dudley / newyorkfed.org:
Ending Too Big to Fail
Discussion: Real Time Economics
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Only 5 enrollments completed in D.C. Obamacare exchange  —  Only five people have fully completed the enrollment process in the D.C. insurance exchange, according to information compiled by lawmakers from four of the insurance companies participating in the exchange.
Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic Online:
Yep, Being a Young, American Adult Is a Financial Nightmare  —  Here are the graphs to prove it.  —  Poverty is an astonishingly common experience here in the world's richest country.  As I wrote this morning, almost 40 percent of American adults experience it for at least a year by age 60.
Discussion: The Dish
Lynne Marek / Chicago Business:
Onion quits print  —  The Onion is halting its print version in Chicago and its two other remaining markets with its Dec. 12 issue.  The newsweekly was 25 years old and is survived by its website and a new creative service for advertisers.  —  “It's sad to see a print edition no longer exist …
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Guns & Ammo Editor Apologizes for Pro-Gun Control Column, Steps Down  —  Unconditional Apology Follows Reader Outrage in Social Media  —  Jim Bequette, the editor in chief of Guns & Ammo, issued an abject apology Thursday for the magazine's recent editorial advocating gun regulation …
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Pine Bush, N.Y., School District Faces Accusations of Anti-Semitism  —  The swastikas, the students recalled, seemed to be everywhere: on walls, desks, lockers, textbooks, computer screens, a playground slide — even on a student's face.  —  A picture of President Obama …
Discussion: The Week, BBC and Capital New York
 
 
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Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
One Week In, Cory Booker Hasn't Figured Out How To Save Washington Yet
Kathy Matheson / Associated Press:
Philadelphia Elects First Whig To Public Office In Over A Century
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Ashley Alman / The Huffington Post:
Chris Matthews Takes A Crack At Chris Christie And Wife
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
Jonathan Taplin / Talking Points Memo:
Why Does Rush Limbaugh Hate Single Women So Much?
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
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Scott Brown gets a plea to run in N.H.
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