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2:55 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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Alison Smale / New York Times:
Data Suggests Push to Spy on Merkel Dates to '02
Discussion: USA Today and The Week
Ben Kesling / Washington Wire:
McCain on Spying: What Did Obama Know?
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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
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
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Harry Reid Will Bring ENDA Up For Senate Vote  —  WASHINGTON — The Employment Non-Discrimination Act could come up for a vote in the Senate as early as next week, according to the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).  —  ENDA would ban workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Filibuster Wars To Flare Up As Reid Moves On Top Judges
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
LGBT Job Discrimination Ban To Get Senate Floor Consideration By Thanksgiving
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
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 …
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 …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Marco Rubio: Time To Scale Back Immigration Reform  —  The most prominent conservative supporter of sweeping immigration reform is calling on Congress to dial back the effort and instead focus on making incremental changes, delivering a significant blow to the prospects of reform.
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Fernando Espuelas / Pundits Blog:
Election 2014 and the GOP's ticking immigration reform bomb
Discussion: CNN, Business Insider and NBC Latino
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Florida Woman's Insurance Rate Increases 10X Under Obamacare  —  One Florida woman is going from paying $54 a month to $591 under Obamacare, CBS reports:  —  “For many, their introduction to the Affordable Care Act has been negative: A broken website, and now cancellation notices from insurance companies …
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Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Obamacare Rate Shock and Premium Joy: Now It's Real
Annie Lowrey / New York Times:   Health Site's Woes Could Dissuade Vital Enrollee: the Young and Healthy
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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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
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
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 …
Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
Embattled IQ Scholar Reemerges As National Review Writer  —  Jason Richwine, who parted ways with the Heritage Foundation over his research arguing Hispanics are intellectually inferior to whites, has quietly begun writing semi-regularly for the flagship conservative publication National Review.
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.
Austin Frakt / The Incidental Economist:
More on Senator Cruz's health insurance  —  When I posted about Senator Cruz's health insurance last week, I did not have all the relevant information, something I admitted in the post.  Since then, some readers and Adrianna have brought some of the missing information to my attention.  This is an update.
Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
Obama Takes Friendly Fire  —  Incoming from Democrats:  —  “Dem Party is F****d.”  That was the subject line of an email sent to me Sunday by a senior Democratic consultant with strong ties to the White House and Capitol Hill.  The body of the email contained a link to this Los Angeles Times story about Obamacare “sticker shock:”
 
 
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama blasts sequester during remarks at FBI
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National Review:
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: We can win
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Weasel Zippers
Washington Post:
After troops leave, U.S. to lose access to Afghan reconstruction projects worth billions
Discussion: Liberaland and POGOBlog
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Juan Williams / The Hill:
GOP is deluding itself on spending