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9:00 AM ET, September 18, 2013

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Robert Costa / National Review:
House to Vote on Defunding Obamacare  —  Leadership sources tell me the House GOP will soon vote on a continuing resolution that simultaneously funds the federal government and defunds Obamacare.  Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are expected to announce the decision at Wednesday's closed-door conference meeting.
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Wall Street Journal:
The President finds an enemy he's willing to bomb—Republicans.  —  President Obama likes to invoke his predecessors in the Oval Office, as all Presidents do, but in one sense he is unlike the others: Presidents traditionally try to reach a rough domestic consensus if they are faced with going to war abroad.
Discussion: Power Line
David Espo / ABC News:
Senate, House Ensnared in Health Care Controversy
Discussion: Associated Press, Politico and Reuters
Ben Geman / E2-Wire:   Senate leader Reid offers path forward on stalled energy bill
John Nolte / BREITBART.COM:
FRIEND: NAVY YARD SHOOTER LIBERAL, SUPPORTED OBAMA  —  Tuesday, on CNN's “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Michael Ritrovato spoke at length about his friend, suspected Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis.  After expressing his condolences to the victims and their families, Ritrovato then expressed …
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Emily Miller / Washington Times:
New York Times gets it wrong, media obsessed with linking AR-15 with Navy Yard shooter  —  The liberal media is so obsessed with linking the Navy Yard shooter with the AR-15 rifle that it is making up false tales of Aaron Alexis trying to obtain one.  —  The New York Times attempts to give …
Ben Brumfield / CNN:
Navy Yard shooting: AR-15, back in the news — briefly
New York Times:
Suspect's Past Fell Just Short of Raising Alarm
Michael Howard Saul / Wall Street Journal:
De Blasio Far Ahead of Lhota: Poll  —  In the first poll of the general election, de Blasio leads Lhota 65% to 22%.  —  Democrat Bill de Blasio leads Republican Joe Lhota among likely voters by 43 percentage points in the general-election race for New York City mayor, an enormous starting advantage …
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Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  September 18, 2013 - Virginia Voters Dislike Mcauliffe Less Than Cuccinelli, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Libertarian Could Be Key In Tight Race  —  With 7 percent of likely voters, Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian candidate in the too-close-to call Virginia governor's race …
Discussion: Politico and Taegan Goddard's …
Fredrick Kunkle / Washington Post:
Cuccinelli rallies with radio talk show host in Northern Virginia
Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
Cuccinelli is losing  —  The polls show it  —  The shakeup …
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air and NewsBusters
CBS Los Angeles:
Undocumented LA County Parents On Pace To Receive $650M In Welfare Benefits  —  LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday.  —  Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced …
Politico:
And what's right with Obama?  —  The British have a saying about the twin rules of journalism: first simplify, then exaggerate.  —  Perhaps Barack Obama can comfort himself with the reality that his current travails are both more complicated in their causes and less dire in their consequences …
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
Mike Allen / Politico:
The new Fox News prime-time lineup  —  The long-awaited Fox News reshuffle, via Mike Allen:  —  Fox announces new lineup: Greta to 7, Bill at 8, Megyn at 9, Sean at 10  —  Fox News announces its prime-time lineup, starting Mon., Oct. 7: Greta Van Susteren moves to 7 p.m., Bill O'Reilly stays at 8 …
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Fox News:
FOX News announces new prime-time lineup
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama distress signal: President seeks help from first-term A-Team  —  A struggling President Obama is calling for help from members of his first-term A-Team, who have left the White House for other jobs.  —  With his poll numbers falling and his second-term floundering so far …
Discussion: National Review
Gregory Korte / USA Today:
IRS list reveals concerns over Tea Party ‘propaganda’  —  WASHINGTON — Newly uncovered IRS documents show the agency flagged political groups based on the content of their literature, raising concerns specifically about “anti-Obama rhetoric,” inflammatory language and “emotional” …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama: Everybody is wrong to doubt ObamaCare  —  President Obama said Tuesday that Americans were wrong to doubt his signature healthcare reform law, saying concerns over rising costs or worsening health outcomes were not supported by the evidence.  —  In an interview with Telemundo on Tuesday …
New York Times:
The Money Behind the Shutdown Crisis  —  Representative Aaron Schock is a conservative Republican from Illinois, but not conservative enough for the hard-right activist group Club for Growth, which is seeking someone to run against him in next year's primary.  —  His crime?
Rasmussen Reports:
51% Favor Government Shutdown Until Congress Cuts Health Care Funding  —  President Obama yesterday criticized congressional Republicans for insisting on spending cuts in any budget deal that continues government operations past October 1, saying they risk “economic chaos.”
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
Donors' Funds Sidestep Law, Aiding Christie  —  In early May, Gov. Chris Christie arrived at the Liberty National Golf Course in New Jersey for a political fund-raiser.  Donors, many of them longtime backers of his, enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and views of the Lower Manhattan skyline while he spoke …
Discussion: ABC News
Mike Lee, United States Senator for Utah:
Tax Reform, the Family, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Remarks to the American Enterprise Institute  —  WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Mike Lee announced a tax reform plan that replaces today's complex tax system with a new, simple structure that provides solutions for America's ongoing opportunity crisis.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Losing the Room  —  WASHINGTON — On the most deadly day here since Sept. 11, 2001, with the capital reeling over the sadly familiar scene of a mass shooting by a madman, the chief executive stepped to the microphones and captured the heartbreak.  —  It wasn't the chief executive of the nation.
Neil Irwin / Wonkblog:
The typical American family makes less than it did in 1989  —  The Census Bureau is out with the annual report on incomes and poverty.  And while you might think that after years of stagnant incomes and elevated poverty rates, we would be inured to the depressing facts contained therein, it still somehow has the power to shock.
 
 
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NY Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: Vice President Joe Biden's niece in police custody in Tribeca
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Gothamist
Marcus Wohlsen / Wired:
Inside Dropbox's Quest to Bury the Hard Drive
Discussion: Poynter and Ed Driscoll
David Wenner / PennLive.com:
Corbett says he'll use Medicaid expansion funds to provide good health care, promote employment
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Brazilian president postpones Washington visit over NSA spying
Laura Meckler / Washington Wire:
Immigration Advocates Say They're Open to Compromise
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Game on in West Virginia
Discussion: Politico
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Finance:
My grovelling apology to Herr Schäuble
Discussion: Paul Krugman and Guardian
John Tierney / New York Times:
The Rational Choices of Crack Addicts
Discussion: Gawker and The Raw Story
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