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4:40 PM ET, December 3, 2013

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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.
Politico:
White House returns to Obamacare sales mode  —  President Barack Obama will launch a coordinated campaign Tuesday by the White House, congressional Democrats and their outside allies to return attention to why the Affordable Care Act passed in the first place.
Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
New Obamacare Headache: Is Your Enrollment Real?  —  Bob Shlora of Alpharetta, Ga., was supposed to be a belated Obamacare success story.  After weeks of trying, the 61-year-old told ABC News he fully enrolled in a new health insurance plan through the federal marketplace over the weekend …
Kate Nocera / BuzzFeed:
Democrats Form Obamacare “Strike Teams” To Sell Troubled Law
Trudy Lieberman / Politico:
Dropped Coverage  —  How the media missed the two biggest Obamacare screw-ups.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Betsy's Page
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:   A New Wave of Challenges to Health Law
Susan Crabtree / Washington Examiner:
White House: Obama hasn't yet signed up for Obamacare
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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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Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Schumer says he offered Brown a pass in 2012
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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.
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David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
What The Pope Gets Wrong About Capitalism
Discussion: American Spectator
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Limbaugh Accuses Pope Francis Of ‘Pure Marxism’
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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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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Anna Palmer / Politico:
John Boehner: Senate needs to ‘get serious’
Discussion: CNN
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 …
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Clinton defends calling on Obama to keep his word
Discussion: Politico
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 …
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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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Dareh Gregorian / NY Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: Archie Comics co-CEO accused of gender discrimination by male employees  —  Nancy Silberkleit is accused by her male employees of gender discrimination such as referring to them as ‘penis’ instead of by name, but Silberkleit contends that the case should be tossed out because white males are not ‘a protected class’.
Hoover Institution:
The Classical Liberal Constitution  —  by Richard A. Epstein (Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow and member of hoover ip squared working group steering committee)  —  Both progressives and conservatives fundamentally misunderstand our most important founding document.
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
New GOP Plan Would Save Military From Sequestration By Cutting Social Security  —  WASHINGTON — A pair of House Republicans have a new bill that would spare the military from sequestration by cutting the Social Security benefits of many Americans who already experience painful federal budget cuts.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hullabaloo
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Boehner hires legalization advocate to advise on immigration  —  House Speaker John A. Boehner announced Tuesday he has hired a longtime advocate of immigration legalization to be his policy adviser, encouraging immigration activists but angering those who want to see a crackdown …
Discussion: National Review
Wall Street Journal:
Cowan and Kessler: Economic Populism Is a Dead End for Democrats  —  The de Blasio-Warren agenda won't travel.  Colorado is the real political harbinger.  —  If you talk to leading progressives these days, you'll be sure to hear this message: The Democratic Party should embrace …
Jeremy Schwartz / Austin American-Statesman:
Fort Hood prostitution trial begins  —  FORT HOOD —  A sexual assault prevention officer recruited young, financially distressed female soldiers to be part of an escort service involving senior noncommissioned officers, according to testimony Monday in the first day of the court-martial …
Discussion: Associated Press and Jezebel
 
 
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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’
Evan Perez / CNN:
3-D printer guns at center of House vote to extend screening law
Brian Resnick / NationalJournal.com:
This Colorado Man Is Ready to Hunt Amazon Drones
Alison Harding / CNN:
Rep. Kennedy joins immigration fast
Discussion: Politico and Weasel Zippers
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Notre Dame re-files ObamaCare suit
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Matthew O'Brien / The Atlantic Online:
Now That the Website Works, Here's the Smart Way to Worry About Obamacare
Jamie Weinstein / The Daily Caller:
Left-wing magazine sells finger puppet of communist mass murderer Che Guevara
Discussion: Babalú Blog and Weasel Zippers
Alex Roarty / NationalJournal.com:
Poll: Americans Want Washington Focused on Jobs, Not Health
Virginia Postrel / Bloomberg:
Who Needs a Raise When You Have TV?
Discussion: Hit & Run and Dangerous Minds
 

 
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