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8:50 PM ET, October 22, 2013


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Steve Contorno / Washington Examiner:
Steny Hoyer wants more money to fix Obamacare exchanges  —  CONGRESS BARACK OBAMA OBAMACARE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HEALTH CARE PENNAVE STENY HOYER KATHLEEN SEBELIUS  —  Rep. Steny Hoyer wants to give President Obama more money to help fix the costly federal health care exchanges …
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Yahoo! News:
Carney has no answers on Obamacare ‘tech surge’
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Juliet Eilperin / Post Politics:
Senior HHS official to brief Democratic lawmakers Wednesday on Obamacare
Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:
Health insurance exchange launched despite signs of serious problems
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
House GOP demands ObamaCare briefing
Discussion: Politico
Art Swift / Gallup:
For First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana  —  Support surged 10 percentage points in past year, to 58%  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — For marijuana advocates, the last 12 months have been a period of unprecedented success as Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana.
Rasmussen Reports:
Virginia Governor: McAuliffe (D) 50%, Cuccinelli (R) 33%, Sarvis (L) 8%  —  Democrat Terry McAuliffe has jumped to a 17-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia gubernatorial race following the federal government shutdown that hit Northern Virginia hard and Hillary Clinton's weekend visit to the state.
Jason Marks / WAVY-TV:
Suggestive campaign posters litter NSU campus  —  (1/4)Jason Marks reports on sexually suggestive campaign posters at NSU  —  (4/4)Photo provided by Norfolk State University  —  Related Content  —  NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Sexually suggestive campaign posters turned up on campus …
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Bottom Falls Out For Cuccinelli
Discussion: Politico and Booman Tribune
Mike Tipping:
Gov. LePage lets slip what he really thinks about Maine people  —  At a speech to a conservative audience in Falmouth last week, Governor Paul LePage made a statement that is deeply revealing.  —  Informed that the event was wrapping up, LePage said he had two more points to make.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Maine Gov. LePage: ‘47 Percent’ Of Those Able To Work In State Don't (AUDIO)
Discussion: Mike Tipping
Joan Walsh / Salon:
Liberal pundit fail: Rush to attack Obamacare site only aids unhinged right  —  Pundits breathlessly pivot from covering GOP extremism to glitches, with the backing of liberals  —  As predictably as night follows day, on Monday the media establishment pivoted away from obsessing …
Brian Beutler / Salon:
Take this, conservatives: Criticism only makes Obamacare stronger!
Discussion: Mediaite
Washington Post:
Poll: Major damage to GOP after shutdown, and broad dissatisfaction with government  —  Video: Will voters remember the shutdown next year?  Incumbents usually win elections.  But after a shutdown, near-default and historic lows in Congressional approval, voters are claiming they'll reverse that trend in 2014.
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
CNN Poll: GOP & tea party unfavorables at all-time highs
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Congress to close down, fly Air Force planes to Florida for funeral of Rep. C.W. Bill Young  —  Congress will shut down on Thursday, and leaders have told lawmakers the Defense Department will fly them to Florida for the funeral of Rep. C.W. Bill Young, who died late last week.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Bill Young's wife warns Charlie Crist: Stay away
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Fecundophobia: The Growing Fear Of Children And Fertile Women  —  Last week Deadspin ran six sentences and a picture under the headline “Philip Rivers Is An Intense Weirdo.”  The final two sentences about the San Diego Charger quarterback were blunt: … Ah yes.
Discussion: National Review
Erica Ritz /
GLENN BECK PRESENTS ‘JUST THE BEGINNING’ OF WHY YOU NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO GROVER NORQUIST  —  Glenn Beck on Monday began what he said is “just the beginning” of his work to reveal the background and motivations of Grover Norquist, the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform.
Emily Cahn / Roll Call:
Alan Grayson Ties Tea Party to KKK (Updated)  —  Grayson sent a controversial fundraising email.  (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)  —  Updated 1:11 p.m. |  Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., an outspoken liberal, is taking heat from Republicans for raising money off an email that associates the tea party with the Ku Klux Klan.
Eliza Newlin Carney / Beltway Insiders:
Democratic Donors Surge Amid GOP Slump  —  It's hard to say which should trouble Republican Party leaders the most right now: the sour mood among GOP donors, or the money suddenly swelling Democratic campaign and super PAC coffers.  —  Not only have the Democratic campaign committees …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Roll Call
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Jeanne Shaheen calls for open enrollment extension  —  Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is calling on the White House to extend Obamacare's open enrollment period amid continued frustration with the troubled  —  “The difficulty that people in New Hampshire and in other states …
James Hohmann / Politico:
Liz Cheney: John McCain a ‘liberal Republican’  —  Liz Cheney tried to raise money Tuesday by calling John McCain a “liberal Republican” who's backing her opponent in the Wyoming Republican Senate primary, Republican Sen. Mike Enzi.  —  “Liberal Republican Senators like John McCain …
Discussion: Liberaland and Daily Kos
Confronted With Example Of Obamacare Success, GOP Rep Freaks Out  —  A CNN host confronted a Republican congresswoman on Tuesday for dismissing some of the successes uninsured people have has in signing up for Obamacare, accusing the GOP lawmaker of rooting for the law's failure.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Mediaite
Ben Russell /
Parent Accuses Football Coaches of Bullying After 91-0 Win  —  Parent files complaint with school district after Aledo defeats Western Hills 91-0  —  The parent of a North Texas high school football player has filed a bullying complaint against a rival team's coaching staff after a 91-0 loss.
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Finance:
Frexit fever reaches heart of French establishment  —  Calls for EMU break-up are spreading into the upper echelons of the French foreign policy establishment, and the pro-European core.  —  An astonishing new book by François Heisbourg - La Fin du Rêve Européen …
David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Why is the Obamacare Rollout Failing?  —  Why, it's obviously because President Barack Obama and his top aides hate government, and therefore can't be trusted to run a major government program.  When the government is run by political forces committed to the belief that government is always the problem …
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Kaitlin Devine / Sunlight Foundation Blog:
How Much Did Actually Cost?  —  The new healthcare exchange site has been the topic of several news stories these past few weeks.  Many of them are quoting vastly different numbers for how much it cost to build.  You'd think that sites like or the Federal IT Dashboard1 would be able to give us some idea.
Discussion: Wonkblog
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Mark Hugo Lopez / Pew Hispanic Center:
Three-Fourths of Hispanics Say Their Community Needs a Leader
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Issa investigating OMB over ObamaCare site
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