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7:50 PM ET, November 1, 2013


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Lauren / CBS Los Angeles:
TSA Agent Fatally Shot, Others Wounded In Shooting At LAX  —  LOS ANGELES ( — A TSA agent was killed and several other people were injured Friday in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, police said.  —  CBS News' John Miller said the gunman, who was outfitted in camouflage …
At Least 3 Injured in LAX Security Checkpoint Shooting  —  TSA officials told NBC4 the shooting occurred at a security checkpoint  —  A gunman opened fire at a security checkpoint Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring at least three people and forcing a terminal evacuation.
Los Angeles Times:
Live: Gunman in LAX shooting is killed; He was TSA worker, sources say
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Associated Press:
1 dead, multiple victims in LAX shooting spree
Discussion: Liberaland and Rush Limbaugh
CBS News:
LAX shooting kills TSA officer, wounds others
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Michael Martinez / CNN:
Los Angeles International Airport evacuated after shots reportedly fired
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
LAX shooting: TSA officer killed, suspect in custody
Neil King Jr / Washington Wire:
Poll: Growing Number of Republicans Dislike GOP  —  October was clearly a cruel month for both President Barack Obama and the Republicans, both of whom saw their images slump to new lows in Wall Street Journal/NBC News polling.  —  But hidden within the data is a more disturbing reality for the Republican Party.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Republicans see Cruz as party leader  —  PPP's newest national survey finds that in the wake of the shutdown, Republican voters now view Ted Cruz as their party's leader.  21% picked Cruz to 17% for Chris Christie, and 15% for John Boehner.  Cruz finished well ahead of the other GOP Senators …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Court strikes down mandate for birth control in ObamaCare  —  A federal appeals court on Friday struck down the birth control mandate in ObamaCare, concluding the requirement trammels religious freedom.  —  The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — the second most influential bench in the land behind …
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
A split ruling on birth-control mandate
Discussion: Daily Kos
Mijin Cha / PolicyShop:
“Poor People Do Not Deserve to Have Children”  —  I received a phone call today from someone who had seen Demos' Vice President, Heather McGhee, on MSNBC talking about why people need food stamps.  The caller stated, “People who are poor do not deserve to have children.  I've seen these people with 1,2, 5 children.
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
As Cuts to Food Stamps Take Effect, More Trims to Benefits Are Expected
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
47M Americans hit by food stamp cuts starting today
Pakistan Taliban say chief Mehsud killed in drone strike  —  The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been killed in a drone strike, a high-ranking Taliban official has told the BBC.  —  The strike targeted a vehicle used by Mehsud with four missiles in the north-western region of North Waziristan.
New York Times:
Stream of Reports Say Pakistani Taliban Leader Died in Drone Strike
Discussion: National Review and Lawfare
Pakistani Taliban chief killed in drone strike
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Brock wants ‘60 Minutes’ retraction  —  David Brock, the Clinton ally who led the public effort to pressure CNN and NBC out of their Hillary-related film projects, is set to send a letter to the chairman and president of CBS News calling on them to retract a recent “60 Minutes” segment on the attacks in Benghazi.
Discussion: Mediaite
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
‘60 Minutes’ broadcast helps propel new round of back-and-forth on Benghazi
Todd S. Purdum / Politico:
The Obamacare sabotage campaign  —  To the undisputed reasons for Obamacare's rocky rollout — a balky website, muddied White House messaging and sudden sticker shock for individuals forced to buy more expensive health insurance — add a less acknowledged cause: calculated sabotage by Republicans at every step.
The White House:
Executive Order — Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change  —  PREPARING THE UNITED STATES FOR THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE  —  By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to prepare the Nation …
Carl Higbie / The Daily Caller:
Navy SEALs ordered to remove 'don't tread on me' Navy Jack from uniforms  —  The Navy Jack is the 'don't tread on me' flag, one that has earned a revered place in America's naval history and a beloved place in sailor's hearts, through its use for over two centuries.
Jonathan Martin / The Caucus:
Republican Campaign Committee Pushes Back Against Conservative Group  —  In a warning shot to outside conservative groups, the National Republican Senatorial Committee this week informed a prominent Republican advertising firm that it would not receive any contracts with the campaign committee …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Why Bill Kristol left Fox News  —  Bill Kristol, the editor and publisher of The Weekly Standard, ended a decade-long run as Fox News contributor this summer two years after he and Roger Ailes got into a disagreement that had a cooling effect on their relationship, sources with knowledge of the relationship told POLITICO.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
A War on the Poor  —  John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, has done some surprising things lately.  First, he did an end run around his state's Legislature — controlled by his own party — to proceed with the federally funded expansion of Medicaid that is an important piece of Obamacare.
Brian Handwerk / National Geographic:
Time to Move On?  The Case Against Daylight Saving Time  —  Changing our clocks twice a year doesn't save us energy or money, experts say.  —  Sunrise brightens the fall countryside in Devon, England, in 2012.  —  Clocks “fall back” this Sunday, November 3, and people are again asking: Why do we bother with daylight saving time?
Dylan Byers / Politico:
President Obama, off the record  —  President Barack Obama is often accused of being insular.  He's not a schmoozer.  He doesn't like meeting with lawmakers, and he doesn't particularly care for talking to reporters, either.  —  But get him in an off-the-record setting with a small group …
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
GOP Deeply Divided Over Climate Change  —  Two-thirds of Americans (67%) say there is solid evidence that the earth has been getting warmer over the last few decades, a figure that has changed little in the past few years.  While partisan differences over climate change remain substantial …
Erica Fink /
Sex workers embrace Obamacare  —  A burlesque dancer dressed as a nurse taunts her co-performer with a toy syringe, dangling the medicine seductively in an act that's meant to reflect the cat-and-mouse game of U.S. healthcare.  They shimmy and eventually end up topless.
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Ex-GOP Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist to run for job as Democrat
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John Lyon / Southwest Times Record:
Insurance Executives Report Fewer Than 170 Enrolled In Arkansas Marketplace
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Julian Borger / Guardian:
GCHQ and European spy agencies worked together on mass surveillance
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Verge
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Jon Stewart to the Media For Using Him to Attack Obamacare: ‘Go F*ck Yourselves!’
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Raw Story
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Baucus Open to Delaying Obamacare Penalties
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
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