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7:40 PM ET, November 25, 2013

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Gershom Gorenberg / American Prospect:
Bibi's Agreement Anxiety Disorder  —  To explain Benjamin Netanyahu's frenzied reaction to the Geneva agreement on Iran's nuclear program, let me begin with the stack of brown cardboard boxes under my wife's desk.  —  Each of the five cartons contains a gas mask and related paraphernalia …
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Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Deal or No Deal  —  The final details of a nuclear agreement signed over the weekend between Iran and Western nations will not actually go into effect until further negotiations take place at a later date, according to a senior administration official and sources on Capitol Hill.
The Times of Israel:
Shifting gears, Israeli team heading to US to try to shape final nuclear pact
Discussion: CBS DC
Jerusalem Post:
Netanyahu: Israel to send team to US to work on final Iran nuclear deal
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Top Dems, Republicans blast Obama's nuke deal with Iran
Brian Beutler / Salon:
Right-wing extremists face new moral conundrum  —  When Healthcare.gov actually starts working, GOP will have to choose between politics or their constituents' health  —  The confluence of two pieces of news last week will place Republicans at a moral crossroads — either by this weekend …
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Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
Top U.S. hospital laying off staff due to Obamacare  —  The Cleveland Clinic, which is ranked among the top four U.S. hospitals, is making layoffs and cutting its budget more than $100 million as a direct result of the Affordable Care Act, the Daily Caller has learned.
Discussion: The Impolitic and BizPac Review
Franklin Foer / The New Republic:
Obamacare's Threat to Liberalism
Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
The dirty secrets behind Boehner's ‘spiking’ Obamacare premiums
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
USA Today won't publish handout photos from White House  —  In a memo to staff Sunday, USA Today Deputy Director of Multimedia Andrew P. Scott said the news organization will not use “handout photos originating from the White House Press Office, except in very extraordinary circumstances.”
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Dems worry leaders in denial on Obamacare  —  Democratic leaders claim the bungled launch of Obamacare is just the latest news sensation — a media-stirred tempest that looks in the heat of the moment like it could upend the midterm election, but ends up fizzling well before voters head to the polls.
Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
Four Adults Charged With Helping Cover Up The Steubenville Rape Case  —  CREDIT: AP Photo/Steubenville Herald-Star, Michael D. McElwain  —  On Monday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that the grand jury investigating the Steubenville rape case has charged four adults in the community …
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Tracy Connor / NBCNews:
Steubenville case: Four more charged, including superintendent, volunteer coach
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and The Raw Story
CNN:
Four more school employees charged in Steubenville rape case
Economics Policies for the 21st Century:
No Grounds for Claim that Obamacare Lowers Healthcare Costs  —  Public support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has plummeted now that the oft-repeated claim that “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it” is widely understood to be untrue.  Despite previous assurances …
Discussion: National Review
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Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
No, the Failure of Obamacare Would Not Lead to Single-Payer  —  More than a few conservatives are of the opinion that should the Affordable Care Act fail to achieve its goals, it would make the adoption of single-payer health insurance in the United States more likely.
Yahoo:
Welcome aboard, Katie.  Anchors aweigh!  —  Today, I am incredibly excited to announce that Katie Couric is joining Yahoo as our Global Anchor.  Starting in early 2014, Katie will lead a growing team of correspondents at Yahoo News who will cover the world's most interesting stories and newsmakers.
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Crossroads GPS Spent More On Politics Than It Reported To IRS  —  You know what they say: a million here, a million there, pretty soon you're talking real dark money.  —  ProPublica on Monday documented how the Karl Rove-linked dark money group Crossroads GPS spent about $11 million …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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ProPublica:
New Tax Return Shows Karl Rove's Group Spent Even More On Politics Than It Said
Molly Redden / Mother Jones:
New Warning: Morning-After Pill Doesn't Work for Women Over 176 Pounds  —  The European manufacturer of a pill identical to Plan B says its product won't work for women who weigh more than 176 pounds.  Will American pharma companies warn women of weight limits?  —  Maybe not as effective as you think.
Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story:
Noam Chomsky slaps down 9/11 truther: People spend an hour on the Internet and think they know physics  —  MIT professor Noam Chomsky doesn't know what happened to “Building 7″ of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  —  But he is convinced that so-called “9/11 Truthers” don't have the answer.
Discussion: Mediaite
Mark Joseph / USA Today:
No, Oprah, America isn't racist: Column  —  President Obama isn't loathed for his skin color.  —  CONNECT  —  Shortly before receiving the medal of freedom from President Obama, Oprah Winfrey gave an interview to the BBC in which she seemed to chalk up much of the opposition to the president to racism …
Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
Teen Jailed At Rikers For 3 Years Without Conviction Or Trial  —  Kalief Browder talking to WABC-TV.  —  A teen who spent three years in a notorious New York jail without ever having been convicted or put on trial is coming forward after filing a lawsuit against New York City.
Discussion: Global Grind and Hullabaloo
CNN:
President's marks as manager take hit in new CNN/ORC poll  —  Washington (CNN) - Only four out of 10 Americans believe President Barack Obama can manage the federal government effectively, according to a new national poll.  —  And a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning …
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Obama Engages Anti-Deportation Heckler At Immigration Speech  —  A rare heckle from the crowd behind the president at a carefully staged event in San Francisco.  A speech turns into a conversation.  —  View Video ›  —  WASHINGTON — At an immigration speech in San Francisco Monday …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Guardian
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
GOP Rep. Kingston: Not ‘responsible’ to let ObamaCare fail  —  A Republican lawmaker running for Senate in Georgia is calling for improvements to ObamaCare, breaking with his party's proclaimed policy to simply let the law self-destruct.  —  Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) on Monday questioned whether …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Joe Biden / TIME:
Before we stuff ourselves with stuffing and trim the tree this Thanksgiving, TIME asks some public figures—from Michelle Obama to Rick Warren to our astronauts orbiting Earth—to share what they're grateful for.  —  My dad used to have an expression.  He said, “It's a lucky person who gets …
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid: Senate will consider stronger sanctions against Iran after break  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday the Senate might pursue stronger sanctions against Iran, after lawmakers criticized a nuclear accord that would ease sanctions.  —  Reid called the pact negotiated …
 
 
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Michael J. Totten / Michael J. Totten's blog:
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Ryan Cooper / Washington Monthly:
What If There Simply Aren't More Antibiotics to be Discovered?
New York Times:
Understanding the Deal With Iran
Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
Calif. trans law ‘unlikely’ to qualify for referendum
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Joy Pullmann / The Federalist:
Common Core: The Biggest Election Issue Washington Prefers to Ignore
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Toluse Olorunnipa / Bloomberg:
Obamacare Cutbacks Shut Hospitals Where Medicaid Went Unexpanded
Discussion: Daily Kos and ThinkProgress
Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
House GOP leader becomes only Member of Congress to give birth three times in office
Discussion: Politico
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Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Cheney features daughters in new TV ad
Discussion: NY Daily News and The Hill
Chicago Tribune:
Employers could drop health care
Discussion: Hot Air
Jeff Weiner / Orlando Sentinel:
George Zimmerman drops public defender, asks for return of knife & phones
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Global Grind
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Herring wins Virginia attorney general race, elections board announces
Financial Times:
US banks warn Fed interest cut could force them to charge depositors
Discussion: Pat Dollard