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9:50 AM ET, December 5, 2013

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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Martin Bashir Resigns From MSNBC  —  Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's (R-AK) mouth.  Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC
The White House:
Remarks by the President on Economic Mobility  —  Washington, D.C.  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you so much.  Please, please have a seat.  Thank you so much.  Well, thank you, Neera, for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resonated with me.
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama: ‘Profoundly unequal’ economy a ‘fundamental threat’
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
The best speech Obama has given on the economy
Politico:
GOP men tutored in running against women  —  Of course, these Democratic women challengers will have to surmount all the hurdles that anyone seeking to knock of an incumbent always face: lack of name ID; challenges in getting press coverage; and most of all — the single biggest issue - a huge fundraising gap.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Politico:
GOP men tutored in running against women  —  The National Republican Congressional Committee wants to make sure there are no Todd Akin-style gaffes next year, so they're meeting with top aides to sitting Republicans to teach them what to say — or not to say — on the trail, especially when their boss is running against a woman.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Washington Post:
NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show  —  The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials …
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Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Young invincibles spurn O-Care  —  Mounting opposition to ObamaCare among young adults is creating a new crisis for the White House.  —  While the federal enrollment website HealthCare.gov appears to be improving by the day, polls show the “young invincibles” key to making the law work are becoming less likely to enroll.
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Rana Foroohar / TIME:
TIME Exclusive: Icahn Files Apple Shareholder Proposal  —  The richest man on Wall Street is opening a new front in his quest to persuade Apple to part with more of its massive cash stockpile.  —  Veteran investor Carl Icahn is opening a new front in his quest to persuade Apple to part with more of its massive cash stockpile.
Wall Street Journal:
A China Mobile deal would let Apple access a subscriber base seven times that of Verizon  —  China Mobile signed a long-awaited deal with Apple to offer iPhones on its network, an arrangement that would give the U.S. technology giant a big boost in the world's largest mobile market.
Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
Will Heads Roll?  Who Gets Fired Over Obamacare? … The development and roll-out of the federal online health insurance marketplace has been panned inside and outside the White House as a management fiasco.  But still unclear, two months after its launch, is whether any administration …
Discussion: The Hill
Meredith Shiner / The World's Greatest …:
Budget Deal Looks Likely, But Passage Uncertain  —  Ryan, left, and Murray are likely to announce a modest budget deal in the coming days.  (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)  —  Budget negotiators are nearing a deal that could ease the way for leaders to avert another government shutdown before the 2014 elections …
Discussion: News 3 KSNV
Politico:
Republicans tussle over gay candidates  —  Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his colleagues by pushing the House GOP campaign arm to deny support for some of the party's gay congressional candidates.
The Hugh Hewitt Show:
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus: Hillary Research Already Underway  —  HH: Back in California after two wonderful days in the nation's capital, but I can't keep talking about anything except Obamacare.  And the best person to do that, chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus …
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Obama steals past the Nov. 30 deadline.  —  NBC's Michael O'Brien had some fun yesterday paraphrasing President Obama's latest infliction on the ears of America: “Obama said his signature health care reform law is going nowhere as long as he's in office.” … Obama gives a health-care speech.
Discussion: ProPublica
Richard Weir / Boston Herald:
Elizabeth Warren pledges she won't run for president in 2016  —  By:  —  U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged today she will not run for president in 2016 and will finish her term.  —  The Bay State senior senator has been mentioned in the preliminary talk about the presidential race, but Hillary Clinton has generated the most buzz.
Michelangelo Signorile / The Huffington Post:
Bob McDermott, Hawaii Lawmaker, Defends Efforts To Overturn State's Gay Marriage Law  —  Dozens of Hawaii gay and lesbian couples have been marrying since the stroke of midnight on Monday under the state's new marriage equality law.  But one GOP legislator, Bob McDermott …
New York Times:
Democrats' Latest Campaign for Health Care Law Begins  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama and congressional Democrats, seizing on the good news of an improving health care website and rising enrollments, are challenging Republicans to present an alternative for hundreds of thousands …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Carl Zimmer / New York Times:
Baffling 400,000-Year-Old Clue to Human Origins  —  Scientists have found the oldest DNA evidence yet of humans' biological history.  But instead of neatly clarifying human evolution, the finding is adding new mysteries.  —  In a paper in the journal Nature, scientists reported Wednesday …
Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo:
Brooklyn Politician Blames ‘Jewish Success’ For ‘Knock Out Game’  —  Laurie Cumbo, a councilwoman-elect in Brooklyn, N.Y., believes alleged “Knock Out Game” attacks against Jews in the Crown Heights neighborhood may have been fueled by “resentment” against the Jewish community.
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Large Companies Prepared to Pay Price on Carbon  —  WASHINGTON — More than two dozen of the nation's biggest corporations, including the five major oil companies, are planning their future growth on the expectation that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon pollution as a way to control global warming.
 
 
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Ana Marie Cox / Guardian:
Remember all those Obamacare horror stories? Not looking so bad now
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NY Daily News:
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Third Way's Response To Sen. Warren: Banks Should Disclose Donations
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Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
FBI executes search warrant, takes computers from Kent Sorenson's home
Andrew Osborn / Reuters:
Britain to tackle “Islamist extremism” after soldier's murder
Brian Beutler / Salon:
The right's core dishonesty: How Obamacare became its own culture war
 

 
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