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12:05 PM ET, August 13, 2013

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Robert Pear / New York Times:
A Limit on Consumer Costs Is Delayed in Health Care Law  —  WASHINGTON — In another setback for President Obama's health care initiative, the administration has delayed until 2015 a significant consumer protection in the law that limits how much people may have to spend on their own health care.
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Lara Seligman / The Hill:
Administration delays ObamaCare caps on out-of-pocket costs  —  The Obama administration has delayed a key provision in President Obama's healthcare reform law that would limit out-of-pocket insurance costs for consumers until 2015.  —  The cap, which includes deductibles and co-payments …
Avik Roy / Forbes:
Yet Another White House Obamacare Delay: Out-Of-Pocket Caps Waived Until 2015  —  First, there was the delay of Obamacare's Medicare cuts until after the election.  Then there was the delay of the law's employer mandate.  Then there was the announcement, buried in the Federal Register …
Sharon Begley / Reuters:
Mitch McConnell Seeks Delay For Obamacare Insurance Exchanges
Discussion: Daily Kos and Green Eagle
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES  —  The phrase “unintended consequences” is going to get tossed around a lot over the next couple of days as a pair of techniques born of a three decades pissing-down-the-leg panic over crime get careful scrutiny.  First, Attorney General Eric Holder announced …
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Weiner: Wife will have role in Clinton campaign  —  Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) on Monday said his wife Huma Abedin would have a role in a 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential bid, but acknowledged that his sexting scandals had hurt his spouse “personally” and “professionally.”
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Hillary Clinton jumps back into political fray with speech on voting rights  —  (CNN) - Hillary Clinton's self-imposed absence from the country's political discourse ended Monday when the former secretary of state issued biting criticism of Republican-backed voter ID laws during a speech to a group of lawyers.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Hillary Clinton's next act: The family foundation
Steve Benen / msnbc.com:
NC's McCrory approves sweeping voter-suppression measures
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
A Former Engine of the G.O.P., the Town Hall Meeting, Cools Down  —  WASHINGTON — Representative Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican, is no stranger to town hall meetings and their political possibilities.  Four summers ago, he helped his party use them to stoke opposition to President Obama's health care bill.
Peter Maass / New York Times:
How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets  —  This past January, Laura Poitras received a curious e-mail from an anonymous stranger requesting her public encryption key.  For almost two years, Poitras had been working on a documentary about surveillance, and she occasionally received queries from strangers.
Elon Musk / Tesla Motors:
Hyperloop  —  When the California “high speed” rail was approved, I was quite disappointed, as I know many others were too.  How could it be that the home of Silicon Valley and JPL - doing incredible things like indexing all the world's knowledge and putting rovers on Mars …
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Ashlee Vance / Businessweek:
Revealed: Elon Musk Explains the Hyperloop, the Solar-Powered High-Speed Future of Inter-City Transportation
Timothy B. Lee / The Switch:
The man who misled Congress on spying will pick Obama's intelligence review panel  —  On Friday, President Barack Obama promised to appoint an “independent group” of “outside experts” to review the government's surveillance programs.  —  Today, the president formally ordered the formation of this group …
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James R. Clapper / ODNI Newsroom Feed:
DNI Clapper Announces Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies
Discussion: emptywheel and msnbc.com
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
This Is Not Rosa Parks  —  Oprah Winfrey's Swiss adventure.  —  Jesse Jackson hasn't yet declared Zurich the new Selma, but from some of the news coverage you'd think Oprah Winfrey was the next Rosa Parks.  The former TV-talk superstar experienced what New York's Daily News calls …
Jay Korff / WJLA-TV:
President Obama's ambulance runs out of gas, sparks criticism  —  WASHINGTON (WJLA) - As President Barack Obama travels to and from the White House in his motorcade, the number one concern is keeping him safe.  —  A critical constant is a D.C. Fire and EMS ambulance, typically Medic 1 …
New York Times:
Racial Discrimination in Stop-and-Frisk  —  Judge Shira Scheindlin of Federal District Court in New York upheld the bedrock principle of individual liberty on Monday when she ruled that the tactics underlying New York City's stop-and-frisk program violated the constitutional rights of minority citizens.
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Times Change  —  Behold the power of Power Line.  Only one day after we wondered ("Start the Countdown Clock") whether the Sulzberger family would follow the Graham family and sell the New York Times before its market value sinks to Boston Globe levels, there emerged news that the family had …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Does Obama need OprahCare?  —  Could Oprah sell ObamaCare to America?  —  That's the question on the lips of healthcare activists who are hoping the talk show queen will put her considerable influence behind the promotional campaign for President Obama's signature law.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and VodkaPundit
Ivan Betinov / The People's Cube:
First Dog Bo takes a well-deserved vacation  —  Americans can go to bed with a story to warm the cockles of their hearts tonight.  First Dog Bo has been successfully transported to join the First Family on their well-deserved vacation on Martha's Vineyard.  —  Bo was transported from Washington …
Richard Abowitz / The Daily Beast:
Porn Professor Hugo Schwyzer Comes Clean About His Twitter Meltdown and Life as a Fraud  —  He built a successful, if divisive, career as a ‘male feminist’ and porn advocate.  Then his life fell apart—on Twitter.  He talks to Richard Abowitz about what fueled his epic meltdown.
Detroit Free Press:
Oops: Billboards list wrong date for Detroit's Nov. 5 general election  —  Billboards advertising the city's upcoming general election sent the wrong message to residents over the weekend.  —  Many of the 14 billboards gave a September date for the city's general election.  The election actually is Nov. 5.
Discussion: Politico and TheBlaze.com
Awr Hawkins / BREITBART.COM:
ATTORNEY FOR WHISTLEBLOWER: 400 U.S. MISSILES STOLEN IN BENGHAZI  —  On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.'s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were “diverted to Libya” …
New York Times:
Two Powerful Signals of a Major Shift on Crime  —  WASHINGTON — Two decisions on Monday, one by a federal judge in New York and the other by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., were powerful signals that the pendulum has swung away from the tough-on-crime policies of a generation ago.
Manny Fernandez / New York Times:
Fort Hood Gunman Told Panel That Death Would Make Him a Martyr  —  KILLEEN, Tex. — One year after he waged a deadly shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army base here in November 2009, Major Nidal Malik Hasan told a panel of military mental health experts that he wished he had been killed during …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
 
 
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Kevin Sullivan / Washington Post:
Deported veterans: Banished for committing crimes after serving in the U.S. military
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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Planned Parenthood mailer hits ‘extremely dangerous’ Cuccinelli
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BBC:
Gunmen kill 44 at Nigeria mosque
Josh Lederman / Associated Press:
Biden keeps his name in the game for 2016
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
Intelligence committee withheld key file before critical NSA vote, Amash claims
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