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7:15 PM ET, September 25, 2013

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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ted Cruz, Wendy Davis and media bias  —  Sen. Ted Cruz has been speaking on the Senate floor for almost 19 hours, as of this post.  The talk is not technically a filibuster — he can't actually block the Senate from going about its business — but symbolically, it's more or less the same thing.
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
After 21-Hour Cruz Speech, Senate Votes to Take Up Budget  —  WASHINGTON — Republican Senator Ted Cruz's 21-hour, 19-minute verbal assault on President Obama's signature health care law ended Wednesday when the Senate voted 100-to- to break off debate and move to consider House legislation …
New York Times:
The Embarrassment of Senator Ted Cruz  —  Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, the public face of the aimless and self-destructive Tea Party strategy to stop health care reform, began an endless floor speech on Tuesday with the theme of “make D.C. listen.”  But even his Republican colleagues …
Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
Cruz Reads Dr. Seuss in All-Night Attack on Obamacare
Steve Benen / The Rachel Maddow Show:
The Wendy Davis difference
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
What Ted Cruz Doesn't Understand About Green Eggs and Ham
Washington Post:
Cruz ends anti-Obamacare talkathon after 21 hours
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Texas senator is Cruz-ing for a bruising
Tom Cohen / CNN:
Washington (CNN) — He spent more than 21 straight hours railing …
Discussion: Politico and The Reaction
Alex Pareene / Salon:
Ted Cruz's long-term strategy: Brilliant, but stupid
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Cruz derides Senate as full of theater and show votes
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
CSPAN Reminds Viewers That Cruz's Overnight Speech Is Not A Filibuster (PHOTO)
Avik Roy / Forbes:
Double Down: Obamacare Will Increase Avg.  Individual-Market Insurance Premiums By 99% For Men, 62% For Women  —  For months now, we've been waiting to hear how much Obamacare will drive up the cost of health insurance for people who purchase coverage on their own.
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Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Tennessee: Obamacare will triple men's premiums, double women's  —  WASHINGTON SECRETS BARACK OBAMA OBAMACARE TENNESSEE HEALTH CARE  —  The White House on Wednesday released a report on the costs of Obamacare for most Americans, heralding its interpretation that 95 percent of the nation …
New York Times:
Officials Detail Premium Costs of Health Plan
Wonkblog:
How much will Obamacare premiums cost? Depends on where you live.
Discussion: GovBeat and Right Wing News
Jon.Ralston / Ralston Reports:
The Democratic 2014 turnout machine, courtesy of Pat Hickey  —  This is not the last you wiil hear of this: Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey, sitting down with a friendly interviewer (Dan Mason) on conservative talk radio, got careless and talked about how great for the GOP that young people …
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Top Nevada GOPer Brags 2014 Will Be ‘A Great Year For Republicans’ Because Minorities Won't Vote
Discussion: The Raw Story and ThinkProgress
Fars News Agency:
Exclusive: CNN Fabricates Iranian President's Remarks about Holocaust  —  TEHRAN (FNA)- American news channel CNN fabricated the remarks made by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in response to the network's question about the Holocaust.  —  The CNN aired its interview with Rouhani on Tuesday …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Carney: Obama not disappointed Rouhani turned down meeting
Discussion: CNN
Benny Johnson / BuzzFeed:
NSFW: Cory Booker's Interesting DMs With A Portland Stripper  —  “The East Coast loves you and by the East Coast I mean me.”  Not safe for work, unless you work at Newark City Hall.  —  Twitter: @LynsieLee  —  Twitter: @LynsieLee  —  View Entire List ›
Discussion: Gawker
FBI:
Law Enforcement Shares Findings of the Investigation into the Washington Navy Yard Shootings … WASHINGTON—Today, law enforcement officials shared findings to date of the investigation into the shootings that occurred at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, September 16, 2013.
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
The Fall of the Heritage Foundation and the Death of Republican Ideas  —  How the Heritage Foundation went from the intellectual backbone of the conservative movement to the GOP's bane — and how it's hurting the party's hopes for a turnaround  —  During the 1980 election …
Sally Kohn / The Daily Beast:
Hillary for President...of the Universe  —  Sure, Hillary Clinton could run for the White House.  But where the world desperately needs a personality like hers is at the helm of a strong global governing body, says Sally Kohn.  —  In an interview this week with New York Magazine …
Discussion: NewsBusters and TheBlaze.com
Stephanie Smith / New York Post:
'I'm 124 sandwiches away from an engagement ring'  —  Since last June, a young woman has attracted attention from culinary world icons such as Emeril Lagasse, Michael White and Ken Friedman with 300sandwiches.com, a beautifully photographed blog that documents her quest to woo her boyfriend with bread-and-meat creations.
Matthew O'Brien / The Atlantic Online:
How Bad Data Warped Everything We Thought We Knew About the Jobs Recovery  —  The real legacy of the Lehman collapse wasn't an economic meltdown.  (That would have happened anyway.)  It was three years of wrong information about the economy.  —  You know something is really boring when economists say it is.
The Reliable Source:
George H.W. Bush is witness at same-sex marriage in Maine  —  By The Reliable Source, Published: September 25 at 4:36 pm  —  Another prominent Republican has come out in support of same-sex marriage — or at least, in support of one particular same-sex marriage.
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: Obama shouldn't have ruled out 14th Amendment option in debt fight  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said President Obama should not have renounced the option of raising the debt ceiling without Congress.  —  The California Democrat argues that the 14th Amendment empowers …
Discussion: Politico
 
 
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Pete Pattisson / Guardian:
Revealed: Qatar's World Cup ‘slaves’
Discussion: Online NewsHour and Gizmodo
Erika Solomon / Reuters:
Syria rebels reject opposition coalition, call for Islamic leadership
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Mother Jones:
Is Newt Fronting for a Dubious PAC?
Discussion: Politico and TheBlaze.com
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
NSA chief pleads for public's help amid push for spying restrictions
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Techdirt
Jill Colvin / Politicker:
Anthony Weiner Eyed Media Gigs Long Before Mayoral Bid: Sources
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
 Earlier Items: 
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg / Politico:
'A woman's voice may do some good'  —  The following essay …
Discussion: SCOTUSblog
Lauren Donovan / The Bismarck Tribune:
White supremacist's home may be uninhabitable
Mike Dorning / Bloomberg:
Americans Turn on Washington, 68% Say Wrong Track in Poll
Alex Roarty / The Atlantic Online:
Are Gay-Rights Laws Trampling on Freedom of Religion?
 

 
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