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2:20 PM ET, October 28, 2013

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Wall Street Journal:
Obama unaware as U.S. spied on world leaders: officials.  —  The National Security Agency ended a program used to spy on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a number of other world leaders after an internal Obama administration review started this summer revealed to the White House the existence of the operations, U.S. officials said.
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Ben Kesling / Washington Wire:
McCain on Spying: What Did Obama Know?
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Alison Smale / New York Times:
Data Suggests Push to Spy on Merkel Dates to '02
Discussion: The Week
Martha T. Moore / USA Today:
NSA denies Obama knew of spying on German leader
Discussion: Informed Comment and Liberaland
CBS News:
60 Minutes: Benghazi  —  The following script is from “Benghazi” which aired on Oct. 27, 2013.  The correspondent is Lara Logan.  Max McClellan, producer.  —  When Chris Stevens was killed in Benghazi, Libya, on the anniversary of September 11th last year, it was only the sixth …
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ThinkProgress:
Graham Promises To Block All Senate Nominations Over Benghazi  —  Amid the sense of gridlock that has become the norm in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is now threatening to block every single nomination from the Obama administration until he gets what he wants on Benghazi — again.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Graham threatens to block all nominations over Benghazi survivors
Discussion: Liberaland
Michael Lind / Salon:
Here's how GOP Obamacare hypocrisy backfires  —  GOP base doesn't understand right wants to turn Medicare, Social Security and more into a very similar program  —  The smartest thing yet written about the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange program is a post …
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Eschaton and Firedoglake
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Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
How Kentucky Built The Country's Best Obamacare Website  —  Kentucky did it right.  The state's online health insurance marketplace has become Obamacare's city on a hill while the federal HealthCare.gov has been flummoxed by a month of glitches and bad press.
Discussion: Liberaland and Firedoglake
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Big Kludge
John McCormick / Political Capital:
McCain: Clinton ‘Very Strong Candidate’  —  Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talk prior to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C.  —  Sen. John McCain knows a few things about presidential elections …
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: We can win
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Weasel Zippers
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
A model for Hillary Clinton 2016: Hillary Clinton 2000
Discussion: The Hill and Taegan Goddard's …
Leonard Greene / New York Post:
Banksy rips New York Times for rejected op-ed  —  It isn't news that's fit to print.  —  Elusive British graffiti artist Banksy took a swipe at the New York Times today for denying him a spot on the newspaper's coveted op-ed page, where he was planning to trash the new World Trade Center tower.
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Dems demand refund from ObamaCare website contractors  —  Five House Democrats are asking the Obama administration to seek a refund from the companies who built the ObamaCare website, which has so far failed to work for most people trying to sign up for health insurance.
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Bill Keller / New York Times:
Is Glenn Greenwald the Future of News?  —  Much of the speculation about the future of news focuses on the business model: How will we generate the revenues to pay the people who gather and disseminate the news?  But the disruptive power of the Internet raises other profound questions …
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
LGBT Job Discrimination Ban To Get Senate Floor Consideration By Thanksgiving  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to announce the coming floor consideration of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Monday, his office says.  —  Handout / Reuters  —  WASHINGTON — Majority Leader Harry …
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Filibuster Wars To Flare Up As Reid Moves On Top Judges
Steve Coll / New Yorker:
PARTY CRASHERS  —  In the late nineteen-sixties, Mitch McConnell came to Washington to work as an aide to Senator Marlow Cook, a Kentucky Republican.  Cook backed clean-air standards and limits on strip mining.  It was a time of political diversity among Republicans: in 1970 …
Discussion: The Reaction
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Yahoo! News:
Ann Coulter's political crush on Ted Cruz
Discussion: ABC News
Politico:
House leaders plot new fall GOP strategy  —  For the first time in months, House Republicans are facing no immediate cataclysmic deadlines, and GOP leaders are struggling to come up with an agenda to fill the 19 legislative days that are left in 2013.  —  Need evidence?
Richard A. Posner / The New Republic:
I Did Not ‘Recant’ on Voter ID Laws  —  Richard A. Posner on judges, data, and consequences  —  A month or so ago, a new book of mine, called Reflections on Judging, was published by the Harvard University Press.  I have been a federal court of appeals judge since 1981 …
Noneforallcbs / CBS News:
60 Minutes: Benghazi  —  Benghazi was a planned, sophisticated attack by al Qaeda against a barely protected American outpost.  Lara Logan reports.  —  WEB EXTRAS  —  See all 107 Comments
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Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Obamacare Rate Shock and Premium Joy: Now It's Real  —  The conversation about Obamacare shifted a bit over the weekend.  Nobody has forgotten about the technical problems with healthcare.gov. But now critics are also focusing on something else: Reports of sharp premium increases that some individual consumers are facing.
Discussion: TIME, Daily Kos and The PJ Tatler
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Annie Lowrey / New York Times:   Health Site's Woes Could Dissuade Vital Enrollee: the Young and Healthy
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
Right-wing Populism Could Hobble America for Decades  —  The tea party is going down.  Dysfunction is not.  —  In the Federalist Papers, James Madison promised that a large republic with a representative government would avoid the “instability, injustice and confusion” that had plagued many nations in Europe.
Tom Geoghegan / BBC:
Why is broadband more expensive in the US?  —  Home broadband in the US costs far more than elsewhere.  At high speeds, it costs nearly three times as much as in the UK and France, and more than five times as much as in South Korea.  Why?  —  Men's haircuts, loaves of bread …
Andrea Peyser / New York Post:
‘Uncomfortable truth’ in Matthew Shepard's death  —  Stephen Jimenez didn't set out to be the most dangerous journalist on earth.  —  Or, more to the point, the most dangerous gay journalist.  —  But Jimenez unearthed a story that few people wanted to hear.
Discussion: Politicker
 
 
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ThinkProgress:
How Sequestration Gets Even Worse Next Year
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
Embattled IQ Scholar Reemerges As National Review Writer
National Review:
Against Despair  —  Prior to the government shutdown …
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
IAF strikes underground rocket launchers in Gaza following rocket attacks on Israel
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Israel Matzav
Washington Post:
After troops leave, U.S. to lose access to Afghan reconstruction projects worth billions
Discussion: Liberaland and POGOBlog
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Bloomberg:
Reagan Revolution Misses Tax Fiefdoms Flourishing in U.S.
Discussion: Hit & Run
Austin Frakt / The Incidental Economist:
More on Senator Cruz's health insurance
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Juan Williams / The Hill:
GOP is deluding itself on spending