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11:40 AM ET, November 4, 2013


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Edie Littlefield Sundby / Wall Street Journal:
I had great cancer doctors and health insurance.My plan was cancelled.  Now I worry how long I'll live.  —  Everyone now is clamoring about Affordable Care Act winners and losers.  I am one of the losers.  —  My grievance is not political; all my energies are directed to enjoying life and staying alive …
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
Health Consumers Finding Out They Were Sold a Lemon  —  I was going to write a piece about this silly graph that has been making the rounds, purporting to show that only a few people stand to lose from Obamacare:  —  But Josh Barro beat me to it: … Actually, he's still too kind …
Brian Beutler / Salon:
GOP's humiliating new predicament: Why it may have to fund the law it hates!  —  Now that Obamacare's flaws are evident, GOP and the right are about to face a fresh new round of delicious tension  —  Republicans know that as time goes on, the constituency of new Affordable Care Act beneficiaries will grow …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
The Real Reason That The Cancer Patient Writing In Today's Wall Street Journal Lost Her Insurance  —  Monday's Wall Street Journal features an op-ed from Eddie Littlefield Sundby, a stage-4 gallbladder cancer survivor who won't be able to keep the coverage she currently has.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Barack Obama / The Huffington Post:
Congress Needs to Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act  —  Here in the United States, we're united by a fundamental principle: we're all created equal and every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law.  We believe that no matter who you are …
Manu Raju / Politico:
Senate Democrats to White House: Fix Obamacare  —  Democratic senators have a warning for the White House: Fix Obamacare's problems or put Senate seats at risk next year.  —  In interviews, Democratic senators running in 2014, party elders and Senate leaders said the Obama administration must rescue …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and VodkaPundit
CBS News:
Obamacare: Memo reveals health care adviser warned W.H. was losing control 3 years ago  —  (CBS News) CBS News is learning the Obama administration knew of the risks associated with the Obamacare rollout well before last month.  —  Three years ago, a trusted Obama health care adviser warned …
Un Bylined / Bangor Daily News:
Mike Michaud: Yes, I am gay.  ‘But why should it matter?’  —  When I entered the race for governor, I did so because I love the state of Maine and am tired of seeing it dragged in the wrong direction.  There was never any question that it would be a tough race, but I know I have the vision …
Portland Press-Herald:
Commentary: Yes, I'm gay, Michaud says. Now let's get our state back on track
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Ashley Killough / CNN:   Maine gubernatorial candidate comes out as gay
New York Times:
Under Health Care Act, Millions Eligible for Free Policies  —  Millions of people could qualify for federal subsidies that will pay the entire monthly cost of some health care plans being offered in the online marketplaces set up under President Obama's health care law, a surprising figure …
Washington Post:
For consumers whose health premiums will go up under new law, sticker shock leads to anger
Discussion: Wonkblog and The Daily Caller
Ross Ramsey / The Texas Tribune:
UT/TT Poll: Abbott's Lead Over Davis in Single Digits … Attorney General Greg Abbott, the leading candidate for the Republican nomination for Texas governor, holds a single-digit lead over the likely Democratic nominee, state Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Calling America: Hello?  Hello?  Hello?  Hello?  —  SINGAPORE — HAVING lived and worked abroad for many years, I'm sensitive to the changing ways that foreigners look at America.  Over the years, I've seen an America that was respected, hated, feared and loved.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Special Investigation: How Insurers Are Hiding Obamacare Benefits From Customers  —  Donna received the letter canceling her insurance plan on Sept. 16.  Her insurance company, LifeWise of Washington, told her that they'd identified a new plan for her.  If she did nothing, she'd be covered.
Discussion: Liberaland
John Cassidy / New Yorker:
LIBERAL AGENDAS  —  New York is often described as a liberal city, but it is a long time since it has had an avowedly liberal Democrat as mayor.  David Dinkins governed as a moderate, and so did Ed Koch.  Abe Beame, who held office before Koch, was a Brooklyn clubhouse pol of the old school.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Kochs slam Belafonte's Klan talk
Charlotte Hays / New York Post:
When did white trash become normal?  —  Mike Thompson (L) and June Shannon from the hit show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”  —  Society crumbles when it takes cues from the underclass  —  When Snooki, whose talents include getting sloppy drunk and throwing up on camera, made Barbara Walters' …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Feinstein: Hey, you could have kept your plan ... until we enacted ObamaCare  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein appeared on CBS' Face the Nation yesterday in part to face the music.  Bob Schieffer led off this portion of her appearance by noting that the Obama administration has failed to deliver …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The PJ Tatler
Eliana Johnson / National Review:
Feinstein: Take Down Until It's Fixed
Discussion: Power Line and Hot Air
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Tea Party Express To Endorse Candidate Who Attended Neo-Confederate Event  —  Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) will receive the endorsement to Tea Party Express, the nation's largest super PAC on Tuesday.  —  McDaniel's campaign announced on Monday that the Tea Party Express bus tour …
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Chris Christie on way to big win, polls say  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is maintaining a commanding lead as he appears poised to cruise to reelection on Tuesday, according to final polls in the state's governor's race.  —  Christie is up over his Democratic challenger …
Discussion: CNN and Outside the Beltway
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  November 4, 2013 - Christie Up 2-1 In New Jersey …
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Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
Obamacare Paper, Phone, Web Apps ‘Stuck in the Same Queue,’ Memos Note
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
This Is Why We Need Obamacare  —  THE biggest health care crisis …
Discussion: Twitchy
The Boston Globe:
Has advice for party, sharp words on Obama
Deborah Kan / Wall Street Journal:
Google's Eric Schmidt Lambasts NSA Over Spying
Discussion: Reuters and The Verge
Jim Sensenbrenner / JSOnline:
NSA abused trust, must be reined in
Discussion: Firedoglake and Lawfare
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Stephanie Simon / Reuters:
Texas tea party seeks Ted Cruz 2.0: David Barton
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Hullabaloo