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9:30 AM ET, October 31, 2013

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Aaron Blake / Post Politics:
Obama blames ‘bad apple insurers’ for canceled insurance plans  —  President Obama tried a new tack Wednesday as he fought back against criticism of his Obamacare claims.  —  Fact-checkers and journalists have ruled that Obama wasn't being truthful when he claimed that people who liked their insurance could keep it.
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The Biggest Lie?  ‘Keep Your Plan’  —  Deception: In the face of millions of cancellation notices, Democrats want to downplay the president's “keep your health plan” pledge as standard political hyperbole.  It was, in fact, a calculated lie that got ObamaCare enacted.
Jim Acosta / CNN:
White House on Sebelius hearing: GOP ‘did us a favor up there’  —  (CNN) - References to “The Wizard of Oz.”  A poster of “bros” doing a keg stand.  And that shout-out to “Red Solo” cups.  —  White House officials are all but thanking Republicans for some of the more entertaining moments …
Discussion: Politico, American Power and The Hill
ThinkProgress:
Yes, It Is Illegal For Kathleen Sebelius To Enroll In Obamacare
Matthew Hoye / CNN:
Obamacare and MassHealth - What do people think?
Discussion: Politico and TheHill
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
You can keep your health plan — if Obama likes it
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters blogs:
CNN: White House Pressuring Insurance Companies To Not Criticize ObamaCare
Mark Murray / NBCNews:
NBC/WSJ poll: Obama approval sinks to new low  —  President Barack Obama's approval rating has declined to an all-time low as public frustration with Washington and pessimism about the nation's direction continue to grow, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
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Wall Street Journal:
Scorn Spreads to Both Sides  —  The discontent that engulfed Republicans amid the partial government shutdown has washed over President Obama, whose job approval rating has sunk to an all-time low in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Reid: Cruz nomination would destroy GOP  —  Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) won the Republican nomination for president, it would destroy the GOP.  —  In an interview on MSNBC's “The Rachel Maddow Show” Wednesday night, Reid discussed fallout from the 16 …
Discussion: Politico
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Manu Raju / Politico:
Cruz extends olive branch to GOP senators
Paul Szoldra / Business Insider:
In Wake Of Zimmerman Case, Florida City Bans Guns For Neighborhood Watch  —  Just months after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the Florida city where the incident occurred intends to ban neighborhood watch members from carrying guns, The Orlando Sentinel reports.
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Book: Obama asked Hillary Clinton to stay  —  President Barack Obama asked Hillary Clinton several times to stay on as his secretary of state during a Nov. 2012 ride aboard Air Force One, but she told him it was time for her to move on, a new book reveals.  —  “Would you reconsider, perhaps stay another year?
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CNN:
Emanuel thinks Hillary Clinton will run for president
Washington Post:
NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say  —  The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden …
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Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Deficit was $680 billion in 2013  —  The federal budget deficit for fiscal 2013 was $680 billion, the Treasury Department reported Wednesday.  —  This is the first time that the deficit has fallen below $1 trillion during President Obama's time in the White House.
David Denby / Comment:
TED CRUZ: THE MASK OF SINCERITY  —  When Ted Cruz lies, he appears to be praying.  His lips narrow, almost disappearing into his face, and his eyebrows shift abruptly, rising like a drawbridge on his forehead into matching acute angles.  He attains an appearance of supplication …
Marshall Sella / GQ Magazine Online:
Anthony Weiner vs. The New York Times  —  When the former Congressman told our Marshall Sella that he'd “probably get elected mayor” of New York if the Internet didn't exist, he was actually onto something.  Now it appears Weiner has a bone to pick with the Paper of Record, too.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Politico
Ned Resnikoff / msnbc.com:
America's new hunger crisis  —  In the 22 years that Swami Durga Das has managed New York's River Fund Food Pantry, he has never seen hunger like this.  Each Saturday, hundreds of hungry people descend on the pantry's headquarters, an unassuming house on a residential block.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and susiemadrak.com
Rush Limbaugh:
Republicans Demonstrate No Strategy or Desire to Win at Sebelius Hearing  —  RUSH: Okay, so let me ask you a quick question.  Have you been watching the Sebelius hearings today?  Good.  Tell me what you think.  Off the top of your head, what is your reaction to what you're watching?  Just tell me.
Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Patrick Leahy: ‘Insurmountable’ Push For Filibuster Rules Change If GOP Blocks Obama Nominee  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, predicted Tuesday that things could get ugly if Republicans block a vote this week on one of President Barack …
Discussion: The Hill, Washington Post and Daily Kos
WZTV:
Obama Costume at Kentucky Medical Center Event Spurs Debate, Diversity Training  —  HOPKINSVILLE, KY.—A picture of a Jennie Stuart Medical Center employee wearing a President Barack Obama mask and straitjacket at the hospital's annual costume party has stirred debate.
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
Ted Cruz criticizes DOJ for arguing international treaty can trump the Constitution  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL TED CRUZ CHEMICAL WEAPONS BASHAR ASSAD JUSTICE DEPARTMENT  —  Justice Department attorneys are advancing an argument at the Supreme Court that could allow the government …
Discussion: BizPac Review and Weasel Zippers
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
Henninger: Progressive Government Fails  —  Obama's ideology is the politics of the personal cram down.
Blair L. M. Kelley / theGrio:
A brief history of blackface just in time for Halloween  —  It's Halloween again and, evidently, it's the season for people around the world to put on blackface.  —  Blackface first made the news this holiday season when a former Dancing with the Stars participant darkened her skin to …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
In health care mess, Obama reaps what he sowed  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL WHITE HOUSE BARACK OBAMA OBAMACARE SENATE PRESIDENT HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPUBLICAN PARTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY HEALTH CARE  —  Given the Affordable Care Act's multiple crises in its first month of implementation …
 
 
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Another ObamaCare Victim
BuzzFeed:
7 Awesome Things That Took Less Time Than HealthCare.gov
Disclose.tv:
MASSIVE OIL DISCOVERY IN AUSTRALIA IS DEATHBLOW FOR SAUDIS
Discussion: Israpundit and Israel Matzav
Bill Moyers:
A Letter From Bill Moyers
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Here's Audio of Managers Scolding Employees for Wanting to Unionize
Steve Bousquet / Tampa Bay Times:
State and Pinellas agree on dates for election for Young's seat
Discussion: Politico and Roll Call
Ted Gayer / Brookings Institute:
Cash for Clunkers: An Evaluation of the Car Allowance Rebate System
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Poll: Lindsey Graham's Approval Rating Tumbles In S.C.
BBC:
Dell users: Latitude 6430u laptops ‘smell of cat urine’
Discussion: VodkaPundit, Mashable and Guardian
TIME:
Buckpasser
Adam Taylor / Business Insider:
REPORT: NSA May Have Spied On The Vatican During The Papal Conclave
Discussion: Mediaite and The Daily Caller
Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
Alabama Blogger Arrested, Jailed For Writing About Former Governor's Son
Hadas Gold / Politico:
S.F. Chronicle to stop using ‘Redskins’
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
A call to conservatives / constitutionalists / libertarians / classical liberals
ThinkProgress:
Everything You Think You Know About Panhandlers Is Wrong
 

 
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Mike Vorkunov / New York Times:
Sources: the WNBA's media rights deals mirror the NBA's, and the league is set to get at least $2.2B over 11 years or $200M/year, up from the current ~$50M/year

Hong Kong Free Press:
Hong Kong-based reporter Selina Cheng says she was fired by The Wall Street Journal for taking up the position of chair of the Hong Kong Journalist Association

Peter White / Deadline:
Emmy nominations numbers: Netflix took top spot with 107; FX, 93; HBO/Max, 91; Apple TV+, 72; ABC and CBS, 38 each; Prime Video, 37; Hulu, 26; and Disney+, 19

 
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