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5:50 PM ET, November 9, 2013

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Doug Miller / KHOU-TV:
White guy wins after leading voters to believe he's black  —  HOUSTON — Dave Wilson chuckles as he talks about his unorthodox political campaign.  —  “I'd always said it was a long shot,” Wilson says.  “No, I didn't expect to win.”  —  Still, he figured he'd have fun running …
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ThinkProgress:
White Anti-Gay Activist Wins Election After Pretending To Be Black  —  An electrician best known for mailing homophobic fliers to thousands of Houston voters attacking the city's lesbian mayor narrowly won an election to the Houston Community College Board of Trustees after he misled voters into believing that he is African American.
New York Times:
A Prosecutor Is Punished  —  For what may be the first time on record, a former prosecutor in Texas is going to jail for failing to turn over exculpatory evidence in a murder trial.  The 10-day jail sentence for the prosecutor, Ken Anderson, is insultingly short — the victim of his misconduct …
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KVUE-TV:
Anderson gets jail for wrongful conviction of Michael Morton  —  GEORGETOWN, Texas — Former Williamson County District Attorney Ken Anderson sat in the defendant's chair Friday, awaiting punishment for his role in prosecuting an innocent man and keeping him behind bars for nearly 25 years.
Duane Patterson / The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Chuck Todd On What Surprised Him About The Interview With The President Last Night  —  Chuck Todd's exclusive with Barack Obama is what drove the news cycle the last 24 hours, and guest host Carol Platt Liebau talked about what surprised him the most, including the fact that he had to pull …
Matthewjbuettner / CBS Denver:
Colorado Woman Who Championed Obamacare Loses Insurance Plan  —  DENVER (CBS4) - President Barack Obama is apologizing to Americans who are losing their current health insurance plans.  Millions of people are getting cancellation notices, including about 250,000 Coloradans.
ThinkProgress:
It's Official: When It Comes To Immigration, House GOP Can Only Agree On Deporting DREAMers  —  House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told immigration advocates that lawmakers will not take-up immigration reform this year.  As a result, an amendment to deport DREAM-eligible immigrants …
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Julia Preston / New York Times:
Immigration Vote Unlikely This Year, Lawmaker Says
Discussion: Liberaland and Outside the Beltway
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
A Founder of Twitter Goes Long  —  Between downtown San Francisco and the new Twitter offices six city blocks to the west, things get sketchy.  There is a strip club, a budget motel with weekly rates and, on the gentrified edge of this no-man's land, the offices of Medium, the new venture of Evan Williams, one of Twitter's co-founders.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
‘60 Minutes’ retracts, apologizes for Benghazi report; CBS says it was misled by a source  —  CBS News's chairman expressed disappointment and contrition Friday for a mistaken “60 Minutes” report about the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attacks, but he suggested the program and his network intended to move past the flawed story.
Meghan Keneally / Daily Mail:
John Kerry doesn't believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone when he shot President Kennedy as he says the government investigation didn't ‘get to the bottom’ of the assassination  — Suggests it has something to do with the time Oswald spent in the Soviet Union and his connections to communist sympathizers
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.”
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
After Reporting Countless Cases From The Cafeteria, SCOTUSblog Wants A Supreme Court Press Pass  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most influential news outlets covering the Supreme Court sets up shop on big decision days not in the pressroom with other reporters, but in the court's cafeteria.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
 
 
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Charity Scrambles As Auction Falls Apart For Banksy Nazi Painting
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Marc Ambinder / The Week:
How Republicans can't win in 2016  —  If demography is destiny …
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Bloomberg News Is Said to Curb Articles That Might Anger China
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Obama admits government — compared to the private sector — is far less capable of accomplishing anything on computers.
Discussion: EconLog
New Jersey Online:
Christie-Buono race draws record low turnout for N.J. governor's election
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
Gay Marriage Battle Nears End in Hawaii, the First Front Line
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Olga Khazan / The Atlantic Online:
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
A White House in Crisis Mode, but Some Allies Prod for More Action
Bryan Koenig / CNN:
GOP weekly address: The ‘betrayal’ of Obamacare
PR Newswire:
Business Owners Welcome White House Support for $10 Minimum Wage
Discussion: Cafe Hayek, The Impolitic and EconLog
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Obama grasps for climate legacy as second-term agenda crumbles
Michael Kinsley / New York Times:
‘Double Down,’ by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann