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6:40 PM ET, November 11, 2013

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Lori Gottlieb / New York Times:
Daring to Complain About Obamacare  —  LOS ANGELES — THE Anthem Blue Cross representative who answered my call told me that there was a silver lining in the cancellation of my individual P.P.O. policy and the $5,400 annual increase that I would have to pay for the Affordable Care Act-compliant option …
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Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Why Isn't Everyone More Worried about Me?  —  Apparently, there was a meeting of the editors at The New York Times op-ed page in which someone said, “You know how every time someone does a story about one of these Obamacare ‘victims’ whose insurance companies are cancelling their plans …
Discussion: NewsBusters, Hot Air and Eschaton
Des Moines Register:
Palin compares federal debt to slavery at Iowa dinner  —  In Iowa, Sarah Palin compares federal debt to slav...  Full speech: Sarah Palin address Faith & Freedom C...  In Iowa, Sarah Palin compared the federal debt she says shackles Americans to slavery.  —  The government, like a slick marketer …
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Sarah Palin Struggles To Explain Her Obamacare Alternative (VIDEO)  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin attempted on Monday to explain her alternative proposal for Obamacare on the “Today Show.”  —  When asked by Matt Lauer about her alternative plan, Palin gave a rambling answer that echoed …
Ben Pershing / Washington Post:
Virginia attorney general race narrows further  —  As the dust settled on election night, a few things seemed clear about the race for Virginia attorney general: It was too close to call, the numbers would change during a statewide canvass and the loser would probably ask for a recount.
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Abby D. Phillip / ABC News:
How Twitter Helped Bring a Virginia Election to Its Knees
Discussion: CNN and The Other McCain
Dr. Perry Inhofe / KOCO.com:
Sen. Jim Inhofe's son dies in plane crash near Owasso  —  Plane crashed around 4 p.m. after reporting engine trouble  —  A source close to Sen. Jim Inhofe has confirmed that his son, Dr. Perry Inhofe, was on board a plane that crashed near Owasso, Okla. on Sunday.  Perry Inhofe was killed in the crash.
Dan Nowicki / Arizona Republic:
McCain scoffs at idea of '16 presidential run  —  Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gestures to the audience as he campaigns for president in Portsmouth, Ohio, on July 9, 2008.  McCain also sought the GOP presidential nomination in 2000.  Now, he says another White House run is “not on my radar.”  —  FONT:
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
McCain Says People Want Him To Run For President Again
Discussion: Daily Kos
Aaron Blake / Post Politics:
McCain: People want me to run for president again
Discussion: Hot Air and Mediaite
Salena Zito / Real Clear Politics:
Obama's Stunning Snub  —  GETTYSBURG - He almost was not asked to speak.  —  In October 1863, President Abraham Lincoln received the same plain envelope that was sent to hundreds of people, requesting attendance at a dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery here.
Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Most Americans for Raising Minimum Wage  —  Tying minimum-wage increases to inflation is slightly less popular  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — With momentum building at the federal and state level to increase hourly base pay, more than three-quarters of Americans (76%) say they would vote for raising …
Tom Junod / Esquire:
GEORGE CLOONEY'S RULES FOR LIVING  —  No one does the fame thing like Clooney.  He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence.  He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens.  He's the master.
Justin Doolittle / Salon:
Stop thanking the troops for me: No, they don't “protect our freedoms!”  —  Their claims are wrong in more ways than one  —  The millions of Americans who regularly watch nationally televised NBA games are, by now, familiar with the “NBA Cares” commercials that run quite frequently during the season.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Liberaland
Alex Horton / The Atlantic Online:
Help Veterans by Taking Them Off the Pedestal  —  A former infantryman in Iraq reflects on how the culture of military service has changed since World War II.  Unhelpful attitudes from civilians and veterans alike, he says, are making it difficult for today's servicemen to transition back to post-deployment life.
Discussion: The Agonist
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Bill Sternberg / USA Today:
The twilight of WWII veterans' generation: Column
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Matt Viser / The Boston Globe:
In liberal bastion, Ted Cruz played a familiar role  —  CAMBRIDGE — As the lights rose, Ted Cruz held center stage, dressed in black and kneeling at a bedside.  The first-year student at Harvard Law School delivered his lines with the emotions of a man gripped by anger, fear, and worry for his reputation.
Laura Collins / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Watch the moment white supremacist trying to take over North Dakota town refuses to fist bump black host after she tells him he is 14 per cent African  — Hate crimes fugitive Craig Cobb confronted with result of genetic heritage test on The Trisha Show
Tal Kopan / Politico:
James Carville to President Obama: Try crack pipe  —  Democratic strategist James Carville said Monday in light of President Barack Obama's declining poll numbers, maybe he should take a page from an infamous Canadian mayor.  —  “I think the best thing he can do is take a toke on the mayor …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
How Republicans Are Denying Health Care Coverage To Thousands Of Veterans  —  The GOP's refusal to fully implement the Affordable Care Act will leave more than half of the nation's uninsured working poor without access to health insurance and will also disadvantage military veterans.
Discussion: Taking Note, Daily Kos and Liberaland
Danielle Elliot / CBS News:
About 600,000 bats killed by wind turbines in 2012, study shows  —  In the process of creating sustainable energy, wind turbines across the United States are also taking a toll on a species that is vital to our ecosystem: bats.  —  More than 600,000 bats fell victim to the turbines in 2012, according to a new study.
Julian Zelizer / CNN:
Obamacare and the failure of half-baked liberalism  —  Editor's note: Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University.  He is the author of “Jimmy Carter” and “Governing America.”  —  (CNN) — The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been filled with problems and controversy.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Mike Bloomberg Won't Be There To Buy Everyone Off In De Blasio's New York  —  Mike's “protection money” muffled a rowdy town.  The city's going to be noisy again.  —  De Blasio and Bloomberg at City Hall.  —  Andrew Kelly / Reuters  —  One of Mike Bloomberg's signal accomplishments …
Discussion: Capital New York and Politicker
New York Times:
‘60 Minutes’ Airs Apology on Benghazi  —  Lara Logan was scheduled to deliver a report on Sunday's “60 Minutes” about disabled veterans who climb mountains.  Instead, she appeared in front of the newsmagazine's trademark black backdrop and issued an apology.
Phillip Carter / New York Times:
The Vets We Reject and Ignore  —  TODAY, we honor the nation's 22 million veterans, including more than 2.5 million who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and other fronts in the war against Al Qaeda.  But we are turning our backs on hundreds of thousands of veterans who were discharged …
 
 
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Behind Obama's lie, our own immaturity
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Paul Elam / A Voice for Men:
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Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
Texas and 5 Other States Resist Processing Benefits for Gay Couples
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