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6:45 PM ET, November 2, 2013


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Steve M. / No More Mister Nice Blog:
WHAT THE HELL IS CHRIS CILLIZZA TALKING ABOUT?  —  The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza, like a lot of mebers of the “liberal media,” is giddy at the thought of Chris Christie's likely big victory in the New Jrsey governor's race.  Yesterday Cillizza wrote the following in a post titled …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Is Chris Christie the Republicans' Bill Clinton?  —  Chris Christie: So hot right now.  —  That's the sentiment among the Republican political class these days as the New Jersey governor nears what is expected to be a sweeping re-election victory on Tuesday in the Democratic-friendly state of New Jersey.
Mark Potok / Hatewatch:
Hatewatch Exclusive: Alleged LAX Shooter Referenced ‘Patriot’ Conspiracy Theories  —  The 23-year-old man who allegedly killed a TSA official at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday was carrying a one-page “manifesto” that included references to the “New World Order,” the Federal Reserve and …
Discussion: Liberaland, Mediaite and The Raw Story
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
UK: Snowden reporter's partner involved in ‘espionage’ and ‘terrorism’  —  (Reuters) - British authorities claimed the domestic partner of reporter Glenn Greenwald was involved in “terrorism” when he tried to carry documents from former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden through …
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Virginia blame game begins  —  National Republicans agree on this much about the 2013 campaign in Virginia: It wasn't supposed to go like this.  —  Well before the last votes are cast in the state's off-year governor's race, GOP leaders are already engaged in a spirited debate over why …
Agence France Presse:
Snowden wants to help German probe, testify in US  —  Moscow (AFP) - Intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is ready to assist a German probe into US spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel but also wants to talk directly to the US Congress, a German lawmaker who met the fugitive said Friday.
Discussion: Liberaland and Gawker
NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained
Discussion: The Raw Story, News Desk and Techdirt
Alison Smale / New York Times:
Snowden Asks U.S. to Stop Treating Him Like a Traitor
Discussion: Boing Boing, Hot Air and The Week
Mark Steyn / National Review:
A Phalanx of Lies  —  CNN has been pondering what they call “a particularly tough few days at the White House.”  “Four out of five Americans have little or no trust in their government to do anything right,” says chief political analyst Gloria Borger.  “And now Obama probably feels the same way.”
Scott Shane / New York Times:
No Morsel Too Minuscule for All-Consuming N.S.A.  —  The N.S.A.'s Evolution: The National Security Agency was founded in 1952, and its surveillance capabilities were limited by legislation in 1978.  But with the attacks of September 2001 came a new sense of urgency.
Wall Street Journal:
As President Obama pushed for a new health law in 2009, he made a simple pledge: If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it.  Behind the scenes, officials discussed whether that was a promise they could keep.  —  As President Obama pushed for a new federal health law in 2009 …
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Under socialism, there's no such thing as consumer protection.  —  Several readers responded to yesterday's column with emails criticizing us for stopping short of using the L-word—lie—to characterize President Obama's repeated statements to the effect that “If you like your plan, you can keep it.”
Andy Meek / The Memphis Daily News:
Sebelius Brings Health Care Talk to Town  —  Forty-eight hours after a congressional committee grilled her over problems related to the new health insurance website, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Memphis, flanked by defenders.
Discussion: CNN, The Daily Caller and NewsBusters
Associated Press:
Pakistan slams U.S. for killing Taliban leader  —  ISLAMABAD — The Pakistani government Saturday accused the U.S. of sabotaging peace talks with domestic Taliban fighters by killing their leader in a drone strike, as the militants began the process of choosing a successor.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and The Reaction
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