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7:45 PM ET, December 14, 2013

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Denver Post:
ARAPAHOE HIGH GUNMAN HELD STRONG POLITICAL BELIEFS, CLASSMATES SAID  —  The teenage gunman who entered Arapahoe High School on Friday afternoon and shot two fellow students with a shotgun was outspoken about politics, was a gifted debater and might have been bullied for his beliefs, according to students who knew him.
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Denver Post Stealth Edits Out ‘Socialist’ from Profile of Arapahoe School Shooter  —  On Friday, Colorado's Arapahoe High School was put on lockdown while a student armed with a shotgun took over the school in an attempt to confront a teacher who he believed had wronged him.
Sarah Kliff / Wonkblog:
Exclusive: Thousands of HealthCare.gov sign-ups didn't make it to insurers  —  Enrollment records for close to 15,000 HealthCare.gov shoppers were not initially transmitted to the insurance plans they selected, according to a preliminary federal estimate released Saturday.
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Enrollment Errors Cut, Officials Say; Fixes Are Overstated, Insurers Report  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Saturday that it had reduced the error rate in enrollment data sent to insurance companies under the new health care law, even as insurers said that files they received …
Discussion: JustOneMinute
HHS.govStrategy:
Missing 834s as Percentage of Enrollment Now Near Zero  —  Site Tags:  —  Julie Bataille, Director of Communications, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  —  Saturday, December 14, 2013  —  As the technical improvements to HealthCare.gov continue making a difference to consumers using the website …
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New York Times:
Officials Say U.S. May Never Know Extent of Snowden's Leaks  —  WASHINGTON — American intelligence and law enforcement investigators have concluded that they may never know the entirety of what the former National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden extracted from classified government computers …
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Washington Post:
By cracking cellphone code, NSA has capacity for decoding private conversations
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Nelson Mandela memorial security scandal: ‘There were no checks’  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL WHITE HOUSE BARACK OBAMA NELSON MANDELA  —  It's becoming increasingly clear that when President Obama arrived at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in Johannesburg, South Africa Tuesday …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Ryan: Boehner ‘got his Irish up’  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) “just kind of got his Irish up” when he lashed out at conservative activist groups this week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said.  —  “He was frustrated that these groups came out in opposition to our budget agreement before we reached …
Discussion: New York Times and The PJ Tatler
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Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
Cross-state presidential rivalries building for 2016
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Associated Press:   Ryan's Budget Plan: A Bridge Over the Divide?
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
The site once vouched for its “lie of the year.”  —  PolitiFact.com, the Tampa Bay Times's “fact checking” operation, is out with its “Lie of the Year,” and it's a doozy of dishonesty: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.' ”  —  Just to show how fast the news can move …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Washington is Selfie City  —  As the world bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, the most revered figure of our time, Washington kept its focus on the things that really matter:  —  Why did President Obama shake hands with Raúl Castro at the memorial service?  What was up with the sign language interpreter at the memorial?
Discussion: Corrente, News Desk, Politico and The Fix
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
Obamacare has lost the uninsured.  —  A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released this week asked uninsured individuals whether or not they thought the law was a good idea.  Just 24 percent said they thought it was.  In contrast, half the uninsured polled said they thought it was a bad idea.
Discussion: Hot Air
 
 
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