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12:25 AM ET, August 11, 2013


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Karoun Demirjian / Las Vegas Sun News:
Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system  —  In just about seven weeks, people will be able to start buying Obamacare-approved insurance plans through the new health care exchanges.  —  But already, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting those plans …
Greg Botelho / CNN:
Suspect killed; teen safe  —  (CNN) — James DiMaggio — the California murder suspect who allegedly kidnapped 16-year-old Hannah Anderson — was shot and killed by an FBI agent in the Idaho wilderness, a sheriff said Saturday.  —  Authorities first spotted the pair's campsite from the air …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Circle Sept. 10 on Your Calendar for Apple's Big iPhone Event  —  Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone at a special event on Sept. 10, sources told AllThingsD.  —  D: All Things Digital  —  The launch comes at an important time for Apple, which continues to make a lot of money …
Paul Krugman:
Death Panels and the Apparatchik Mindset  —  Aaron Carroll reads the Wall Street Journal, which is outraged, outraged, at the prospect that Oregon's Medicaid system might seek to limit spending on treatments with low effectiveness and/or patients who aren't going to live much longer in any case.
Andrew Kaczynski:
Sarah Palin Slams Chris Christie: “I'm On Team Rand”  —  “Chris Christie's for more government and his record proves that, whereas Rand Paul with that healthy libertarian streak that we need more of, in our politicians, team Rand Paul.”  —  Former vice presidential candidate …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
William P. Clark, RIP  —  Sad news comes today of the passing of William P. Clark, who passed away this morning at his ranch near Paso Robles after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.  Clark served Ronald Reagan as deputy secretary of state (chiefly to keep an eye out on Al Haig) …
Cassie / The WikiLeaks Party:
Statement from Julian Assange in response to President Obama's plans to reform America's global surveillance program  —  Today the President of the United States validated Edward Snowden's role as a whistleblower by announcing plans to reform America's global surveillance program.
Washington Post:
President Obama weighs in on information-gathering
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Fox May Produce Clinton Biopic Reviled by G.O.P.  —  The script for the proposed mini-series on the life of the possible presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn't even been written but we may already have a plot twist.  —  While NBC has come under heavy fire, especially from Republican critics …
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Know Thine Enemy  —  On December 7, 1941, the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked.  Three years, eight months, and eight days later, the Japanese surrendered.  These days, America's military moves at a more leisurely pace.  On November 5, 2009, another U.S. base, Fort Hood …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Washington Post:
John McCain and Lindsey Graham: Egypt's path to a better future  —  John McCain and Lindsey Graham, both Republicans, represent Arizona and South Carolina in the U.S. Senate, respectively.  —  We traveled to Cairo this week to support a U.S. and international effort to help Egyptians end their political crisis.
Discussion: The Hill
The Voice of Russia, News:
Russia not homophobic, it's homorealistic - expert  —  The new Russian law that prohibits promotion of homosexual relations and non-traditional sexual relations among minors has sparked a lot of international condemnation.  It has led to the so-called vodka protests, and to calls for a boycott of the 2014 Russian Olympics.
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Hopeful's Connections Jolt Bitter Virginia Race  —  McLEAN, Va. — Frustrated by government red tape slowing his electric car company, Terry McAuliffe repeatedly sought a meeting at the Department of Homeland Security.  —  He and his lawyers sent a stream of e-mails to a senior official …
Discussion: Hot Air
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Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
Congressman Claims Widespread Fraud Because He Saw ‘Physically Fit’ Couple Use Food Stamps
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Paul Krugman:
More On The Disappearance Of Milton Friedman
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Cleta Mitchell: The IRS scandals, part 3
Alexander Bolton / E2-Wire:
Scott uses GOP address to exploit Dem energy divisions
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In Leaked Audio, Cuccinelli Affirms Support For E.W. Jackson
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
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Stuart Oldham / Variety:
Jay Leno's Last ‘Tonight Show’ to Air Feb. 6
Robert Costa / National Review:
Cantor: ‘No One Is Advocating a Government Shutdown’