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8:30 PM ET, December 3, 2013

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Isaac Chotiner / The New Republic:
Chuck Schumer Slams Liberal Blogs, Analyzes Ted Cruz, and Explains How He Helped Elect Elizabeth Warren  —  An interview  —  “I feel better with my feet up,” Senator Charles Schumer said when we sat down in his spacious Washington office.  His knees are bad, he explained.
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Hunter / Daily Kos:
Why the Third Way hates Sen. Elizabeth Warren  —  And the war is on.  —  The obsessive centrists of the punditverse were abuzz today with praise for supposed centrist Democratic organization Third Way and their grumbling op-ed condemnation of Democratic liberal populism in abstract and …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Schumer says he offered Brown a pass in 2012
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Washington Post:
Health-care enrollment on Web plagued by bugs  —  The enrollment records for a significant portion of the Americans who have chosen health plans through the online federal insurance marketplace contain errors — generated by the computer system — that mean they might not get the coverage they're expecting next month.
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Rothman: Obama Breaks Glass on Chris Matthews: The Latest in a String of Panicky Decisions  —  For years, MSNBC host Chris Matthews has been sitting patiently behind the emergency glass waiting for President Barack Obama to come wildly swinging the ax of panic.
Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
Rush Limbaugh Knows Nothing About Christianity  —  Well, after Sarah Palin, another scholar of Catholicism has weighed in on Pope Francis.  Rush Limbaugh has a truly gold-star hathos alert in a recent diatribe, brilliantly titled: … Does it get more awesomely hathetic than that?
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Yasmine Hafiz / The Huffington Post:
Is Pope Francis Leaving Vatican At Night To Minister To Homeless?  —  A recent interview with Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the “Almoner of His Holiness,” raised speculation that the Pope joins him on his nightly trips into Rome to give alms to the poor, and it turns out that the rumors are probably true.
David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
What The Pope Gets Wrong About Capitalism
Discussion: Cafe Hayek and American Spectator
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Limbaugh Accuses Pope Francis Of ‘Pure Marxism’
Kate Nocera / BuzzFeed:
Democrats Form Obamacare “Strike Teams” To Sell Troubled Law  —  The House and Senate Democratic leaders have picked members to try and reboot health care messaging on the Hill.  —  U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra.  —  Jonathan Ernst / Reuters  —  WASHINGTON — As part of the new push …
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Politico:
White House returns to Obamacare sales mode
Sam Baker / NationalJournal.com:
Insurers Worry About Big Gaps in Obamacare Site
Jose DelReal / Politico:
Michele Bachmann: Obama rewrote Constitution  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama of “rewriting the constitution” for his political agenda, particularly in the case of his signature health care law.  —  “He has rewritten the Constitution for himself …
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Clinton defends calling on Obama to keep his word
Discussion: Politico
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Michele Bachmann: President Obama ‘has rewritten the Constitution for himself’
Discussion: Liberaland
JSOnline:
Scott Walker campaign aide fired after tweets demeaning Hispanics  —  These tweets were sent from Taylor Palmisano's Twitter account.  Expletives have been blurred out.  —  For the second time in less than four months, Gov. Scott Walker has fired an aide for making demeaning comments about Hispanics on social media.
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Murray Weiss / DNAinfo.com New York:
Metro-North Engineer Dozing Seconds Before Train Derailment, Sources Say  —  MANHATTAN — Investigators believe the motorman at the controls in the deadly Metro-North Railroad derailment in the Bronx Sunday dozed off for a few fateful moments and woke up too late to stop the speeding train …
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The Christian / Associated Press:
NYC train derailment: A case for crash-avoidance technology?
Discussion: The Reaction
Guardian:
ALEC facing funding crisis from donor exodus in wake of Trayvon Martin row  —  • Rightwing lobby group appealing to major donors to return  —  • Internal documents reveal so-called ‘Prodigal Son Project’  —  • Network lost almost 400 state legislators over past two years
ACLU:
Pregnant Woman Suffers.  You Won't Believe Who's to Blame.  —  When you show up at a hospital, in need of medical aid, you expect that you're going to get the care that you need—that the doctors and nurses will figure out what's wrong, explain to you the options for treating it, and give you the best medical care possible.
Washington Post:
Guardian: We have published 1 pct of Snowden leak  —  The editor of the Guardian said Tuesday his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied the paper had placed lives or national security at risk.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ingraham gets comic book treatment  —  Laura Ingraham — the conservative radio host, Fox News contributor and former Reagan administration speechwriter — gets the comic book treatment.  No joke: … Preview here.  (h/t Isaac Dovere).
Discussion: National Review
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Zucker plans massive change at CNN  —  After almost a year of tinkering, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker has concluded that a news channel cannot subsist on news alone.  —  So he is planning much broader changes for the network—including a prime-time shakeup that's likely to make CNN traditionalists cringe.
Scott Brown / Fox News:
Stunning hypocrisy from Democrats in wake of ObamaCare's broken promises  —  Hypocrisy and double standards are two things that disgust and infuriate all Americans, regardless of where they fall on the ideological spectrum.  —  Unfortunately, these qualities are far too prevalent …
New York Times:
Ruling Makes Detroit Biggest City to Qualify for Bankruptcy  —  DETROIT — Detroit is eligible to shed billions in debt in the largest public bankruptcy ever in the United States, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, while also finding that the public pensions could be reduced during reorganization despite …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Mini-Bargain: Patty Murray, Paul Ryan Closer To Modest Budget Deal  —  The chief Democrat and Republican budget negotiators are nearing a possible agreement to roll back a portion of the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration.  —  Talks remain fluid and sources caution that a possible deal could still fall apart.
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Ryan J. Reilly / The Huffington Post:
The Obama Administration Took The Platinum Coin Option More Seriously Than It Let On  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration was serious enough about manufacturing a high-value platinum coin to avert a congressional fight over the debt ceiling that it had its top lawyers draw up a memo laying …
 
 
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Medicaid expansion becomes weapon against GOP governors
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Olga Khazan / The Atlantic Online:
Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Public Sees U.S. Power Declining as Support for Global Engagement Slips
Discussion: The Fix and Taegan Goddard's …
Sally Kohn / The Daily Beast:
When Religion and Liberty Collide
Discussion: NewsBusters
J.R. Dunn / americanthinker.com:
Former Suffolk U. Professor Claims U.S. Plans to Sterilize ‘Women of the Entire World’
Discussion: Democracy Project
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Boehner hires legalization advocate to advise on immigration
Evan Perez / CNN:
3-D printer guns at center of House vote to extend screening law
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Rep. Kennedy joins immigration fast
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Notre Dame re-files ObamaCare suit
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Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Lionsgate in Early Talks to Pick Up Hillary Clinton Biopic ‘Rodham’
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
New GOP Plan Would Save Military From Sequestration By Cutting Social Security
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hullabaloo
Hoover Institution:
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Fort Hood prostitution trial begins
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