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12:15 PM ET, October 27, 2013

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NBCNews:
Republican Senator Ted Cruz on Cheney shooting incident: ‘Look, it happens’  —  AKRON, IA — Republicans have become accustomed to defending former Vice President Dick Cheney's political record, but Texas firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is now defending his reputation as a hunter.
Discussion: NBC Latino
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Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Cruz calls for ‘grassroots army’ to trample ObamaCare
Discussion: Liberaland
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Iowa's Steve King: We're not done ‘beating on’ ObamaCare
Discussion: Liberaland
Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
In Fed and Out, Many Now Think Inflation Helps  —  WASHINGTON — Inflation is widely reviled as a kind of tax on modern life, but as Federal Reserve policy makers prepare to meet this week, there is growing concern inside and outside the Fed that inflation is not rising fast enough.
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Rice Offers a More Modest Strategy for Mideast  —  WASHINGTON — Each Saturday morning in July and August, Susan E. Rice, President Obama's new national security adviser, gathered half a dozen aides in her corner office in the White House to plot America's future in the Middle East.
Discussion: ParaPundit and Booman Tribune
Reuters:
United States tracked Merkel's phone since 2002: report  —  (Reuters) - The United States may have bugged Angela Merkel's phone for more than 10 years, according to a news report on Saturday that also said President Barack Obama told the German leader he would have stopped it happening had he known about it.
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BBC:
US bugged Merkel's phone from 2002 until 2013, report claims
Discussion: Gizmodo and Eschaton
Peter Galuszka / Washington Post:
Miners' deaths aren't a theme-park thrill  —  “Alone in the darkness . . . the only sound is the pulsing of your heart as the searing heat slowly boils you alive . . .  It was reported to be the worst coal mine accident in history.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Liberaland
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Jindal: 'I don't know' about 2016  —  Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal (La.) said Sunday that he's not sure whether he will run for president in 2016.  —  Jindal did not close the door on the possibility, telling “Fox News Sunday,” “I don't know yet, and I think it's too early.”
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
A frustrated and angry West Virginia has been cutting ties with its reliably Democratic roots  —  PINEVILLE, W.Va. — Those old enough to remember still tell visitors how this mountain town helped make history on April 26, 1960.  That was the day 600 people showed up in front …
Hadas Gold / Reuters:
Rogers sees Obamacare site as security risk  —  Rep. Mike Rogers on Sunday decried the state of cyber security of the new Obamacare website, warning the private information of applicants is at risk.  —  “It was very clear to me in the hearing that (the websites) do not have an overarching …
Discussion: CNN
Jeff Sommer / New York Times:
Eugene Fama, King of Predictable Markets  —  Eugene F. Fama, 74, is one of the winners of this year's Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, along with Lars Peter Hansen, a fellow professor at the University of Chicago, and Robert J. Shiller, a professor at Yale.
Discussion: EconLog
New York Times:
Bill de Blasio for Mayor  —  The rise of Bill de Blasio, New York City's public advocate, has been remarkable.  In a clamorous primary campaign against better known, more seasoned candidates, he won the Democratic nomination without a runoff, by appealing directly and doggedly to struggling …
Discussion: Politico
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Libertarians And Progressives Team Up Against NSA Surveillance  —  Hundreds of protesters descend upon Washington to protest NSA surveillance practices.  —  Gary Johnson and Medea Benjamin  —  Rosie Gray  —  WASHINGTON — Progressives and libertarians came together in Washington on Saturday …
Discussion: Hot Air
Daily Mail:
WHAT ARE ANTIBIOTICS?  —  Antibiotics, also known as antibacterials, are types of drugs that destroy or slow down the growth of bacteria.  —  Antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria.  Bacteria are microscopic organisms, some of which may cause illness.
Sarah Kliff / Wonkblog:
Exclusive: The feds have made 330,000 Obamacare subsidy calculations  —  More than 330,000 people have managed to get deep enough into new government health insurance Web sites to learn how much financial assistance they will receive purchasing coverage, the Internal Revenue Service said Saturday.
Discussion: The Hill and Talking Points Memo
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What's Working in the Marketplace: The Data Services Hub
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
 
 
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Health Site Woes Undermine Obama's Vow on Government
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Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Politico
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Marty Sullivan figured out how the world's biggest companies avoided billions in taxes.
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