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1:25 AM ET, December 15, 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 …
Discussion: CNN
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 …
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 …
Paul Krugman:
Inequality As A Defining Challenge  —  It has taken an amazingly long time, but inequality is finally surfacing as a significant unifying issue for progressives — including the president.  And there is, inevitably, a backlash, or actually a couple of backlashes.
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Christie Views Lane Closings on George Washington Bridge as Overblown  —  TRENTON — It began with a few orange traffic cones in September, when local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge abruptly closed for four days, gridlocking Fort Lee, N.J.  —  But after legislative hearings …
Michael R. Strain / National Review:
Why Unemployment Benefits Should Be Extended  —  Why extend the emergency federal unemployment-insurance program?  Herewith, two reasons:  —  1. In normal times states (typically) offer 26 weeks of unemployment ("UI") benefits to qualifying workers.  During recessions …
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 and News Desk
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Budget deal in Congress raises White House hopes on other priorities  —  A round of successful deal-making on Capitol Hill has altered the political dynamic in Washington, raising hopes within the Obama administration that stalled second-term priorities such as immigration might still have a chance at success.
 
 
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Susan Jones / CNSNews:
Sebelius ‘Urging’ Insurers to Cover People Who Haven't Paid
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Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
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Matthewjbuettner / CBS Denver:
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Paul Rincon / BBC:
China lands Jade Rabbit robot rover on Moon
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Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
Cross-state presidential rivalries building for 2016
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David Freedlander / The Daily Beast:
The New Politics of Pot: The 2014 Candidates Who Want to Legalize It
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Rep. Wants Congress To Take Civil Action Against Obama For ‘Imperial Presidency’
Discussion: Daily Kos
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Ryan: Boehner ‘got his Irish up’
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Dems hatch new strategy to pressure GOP on unemployment insurance
Discussion: Business Insider
Wall Street Journal:
Backdating ObamaCare  —  A last-minute HHS rule orders insurers …
Discussion: Power Line