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4:00 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?
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.”
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.”
Discussion: protein wisdom and Blazing Cat Fur
NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained  —  Produced by FEILDING CAGE and GREG CHEN  —  When Edward Snowden met journalists in his cramped room in Hong Kong's Mira hotel in June, his mission was ambitious.  Amid the clutter of laundry, meal trays and his four laptops …
Discussion: The Raw Story, News Desk and Techdirt
Alison Smale / New York Times:   Snowden Asks U.S. to Stop Treating Him Like a Traitor
LAX terminal remains closed after shooting  —  Los Angeles (CNN) — It was unclear early Saturday when Los Angeles International Airport's terminal 3 would reopen after the bloodshed and panic.  —  Also not clear was why a 23-year-old man, identified by the FBI as Paul Anthony Ciancia, stormed that area Friday.
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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.
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.
The US needs to retire daylight savings and just have two time zones—one hour apart  —  This item has been corrected.  —  Daylight saving time in the US ends Nov. 3, part of the an annual ritual where Americans (who don't live in Arizona or Hawaii) and residents of 78 other countries including Canada …
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 …
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Republican Rivalry Simmers as Paths and Styles Diverge  —  DES MOINES — Senator Ted Cruz calls his colleague Rand Paul a “good friend.”  The two men are the stars of the Tea Party movement, propelled to Washington by activist fervor and allied in their effort to restrain the reach of the federal government.
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Pakistan slams U.S. for killing Taliban leader
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Lies of Obamacare, Documented
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and CNN
William M. Welch / USA Today:
Court reinstates most of Texas' new abortion restrictions
Neetzan Zimmerman / Gawker:
Globe and Mail Falls for Hoax that Michael Hayden Shot Dead at LAX
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Adam C. Smith / Tampa Bay Times:
Charlie Crist files to run for Florida governor as Democrat
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Egypt satirist Bassem Youssef's TV show suspended
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Peter King: Cruz Was Leading Us Into ‘Valley Of Death’