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3:20 AM ET, November 9, 2013

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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 …
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Simon & Schuster pulling Benghazi book  —  The publisher for Dylan Davies, the source of “60 Minutes” controversial Benghazi report, announced on Friday that they are pulling his book “in light of information” brought to their attention since its publication.
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 …
New York Times:
CBS to Correct Erroneous Report on Benghazi
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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Matt Fuller / Roll Call:
GOP Playbook Looks to Capitalize on Obamacare Woes  —  House Republicans have handed out an internal GOP playbook on how to best score political points against Obamacare, the White House and Democrats in general.  —  The memo obtained by CQ Roll Call, titled “House Republican Playbook …
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 …
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama laments site, not health plans
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Twitchy
Robert Laszewski / Fox News Insider:
How Many Americans Have Lost Their Health Insurance Under ObamaCare?
Philly.com:
Police probe website targeting crime witnesses  —  Philadelphia police and prosecutors are investigating an anonymous Instagram account with thousands of followers that for months has been identifying witnesses in violent crimes across the city - aiming, in its creator's words, to “expose rats.”
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
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell quietly convenes group for next fiscal showdown  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has quietly established a group of about a dozen GOP senators to come up with budget alternatives in case the bicameral conference committee fails to reach a deal.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Michael Kinsley / New York Times:
‘Double Down,’ by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann  —  “Chasmal.”  Is that a word?  Here, I'll use it in a sentence for you: “Santorum had been turfed out of office in 2006, losing his re-election bid by a chasmal 18-point margin.”  According to Merriam Webster, it is indeed a word, meaning ­"resembling a chasm."
Discussion: The New Republic and Hullabaloo
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Reuters and The Plum Line
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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
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Obama grasps for climate legacy as second-term agenda crumbles  —  President Obama has a chance to craft a second-term legacy on climate change even as the rest of his agenda runs aground in Congress.  —  Gun control legislation is dead; immigration reform is on life support …
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: The Raw Story and Liberaland
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.
Lynn Sweet Washington / Chicago Sun Times:
Sweet: Obama tries to empathize over health insurance cancellations, but is that the best he's got?  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday he was sorry some people are losing their health insurance plans under his Obamacare law despite his oft-repeated, now-discredited promise …
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Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters:
Obama Plays The Victim: 'I've Been Burned' By ObamaCare Website
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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
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 and Liberaland
 
 
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One Week In, Cory Booker Hasn't Figured Out How To Save Washington Yet
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Kathy Matheson / Associated Press:
Philadelphia Elects First Whig To Public Office In Over A Century
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Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Only 5 enrollments completed in D.C. Obamacare exchange
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Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Pine Bush, N.Y., School District Faces Accusations of Anti-Semitism
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Chris Matthews Takes A Crack At Chris Christie And Wife
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Scott Brown gets a plea to run in N.H.
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