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9:05 PM ET, November 7, 2013

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Chuck Todd / U.S. News:
Exclusive: Obama personally apologizes for Americans losing health coverage  —  In an exclusive interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, President Obama said that he is “sorry” that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans.  “We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear …
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Maxim Lott / Fox News:
White House website at odds with latest Obama statement
Discussion: Power Line
Politico:
Why Obama isn't attacking ‘the villains’
Kevin Donovan Investigations / Toronto Star:
Rob Ford caught in video rant  —  Mayor Rob Ford has been caught on a new video staggering around an unknown living room ranting gibberish and acting wildly. … The Star has obtained video of Mayor Rob Ford where he appears to be in a state of extreme agitation.
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Joe Warmington / Toronto Sun:
“I need f—in 10 minutes to make sure he's dead': New Rob Ford video surfaces  —  A new video has surfaced showing Mayor Rob Ford acting wildly and belligerent and using threatening words including “kill” and “murder” with reference to an unidentified person.
Ari Fleischer / Politico:
Why the House must pass ENDA  —  On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to protect gay employees from job discrimination with an overwhelming bipartisan vote.  Republicans should support these protections, and I hope the GOP leadership in the House schedules the bill for a vote.
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Ted Barrett / CNN:
Senate's Reid wants to pass minimum wage hike this month  —  Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday he wants to pass an increase in the minimum wage in the next two weeks.  —  “I'm going to try to do it this month,” Reid said after leaving a closed Democratic caucus meeting on the issue in the Capitol.
Discussion: Politico
ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Senate Passes LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
Discussion: aflcio.org
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Senate approves gay rights bill
Discussion: The Fix and The Moderate Voice
Sarah Posner / Mother Jones:
George W. Bush to Raise Money for Group That Converts Jews to Bring About Second Coming of Christ  —  The former president follows in the footsteps of Glenn Beck, who addressed the group last year.  —  Courtesy of Messianic Jewish Bible Institute  —  Next week, former President George W. Bush …
Jim Bequette / Guns & Ammo:
Our Response to the December 2013 Backpage Column  —  From Jim Bequette, editor, “Guns & Ammo” Magazine:  —  As editor of “Guns & Ammo,” I owe each and every reader a personal apology.  —  No excuses, no backtracking.  —  Dick Metcalf's “Backstop” column in the December issue has aroused unprecedented controversy.
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Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Guns & Ammo Fires Editor After Publishing Editorial Calling for Gun Control
Discussion: The Raw Story and Liberaland
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
It's True: Obamacare Will Force Some People to Pay More for the Same Coverage  —  Examples of Obamacare plan cancellations and premium increases are getting tons of media coverage, though you rarely hear the whole story.  Some people losing their plans have insurance with huge gaps …
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James R. Carroll / USA Today:
Can Sen. Rand Paul handle the heat?  Some wonder  —  If the tea party favorite wants to run for president, he'll go under the microscope a lot more.  —  CONNECT  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul's handling of recent plagiarism charges adds doubts about his readiness for a presidential campaign, some observers said Wednesday.
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Jon Erdman / National and Local Weather Forecast …:
Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Moving Into the Philippines  —  While the Atlantic hurricane season may have taken its last breath, that is certainly not the case in the western Pacific Ocean.  The most powerful tropical cyclone of 2013 anywhere on Earth is raging toward the Philippines.
Discussion: CBS DC
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Kate Nocera / BuzzFeed:
Social Conservatives Flummoxed By Senate GOP Silence On LGBT Anti-Bias Bill  —  It's inexcusable that no Republican senators are willing to stand up and defend the Constitution," said the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer.  Only one GOP senator spoke out against the legislation.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Republican Senate Candidate Jokes About Obama Being From Kenya (AUDIO)  —  Colorado state Sen. Owen Hill considered telling a Kenyan kid, “Well, you know what, we already have someone from Kenya as president of the United States.”  Update: Hill says it was an “obvious joke.”  —  Source: OwenHillForSenate.com
Susan Page / USA Today:
Billy Graham's final sermon: 'I've wept' for America  —  At 95 and in frail health, evangelist Billy Graham is expected to attend a birthday celebration tonight that will feature what is being characterized as his final sermon.  —  CONNECT  —  ASHEVILLE, N.C. — At 95 and in frail health …
Discussion: Liberaland
FDA Consumer Health Information Updates:
FDA Targets Trans Fat in Processed Foods  —  On this page:  —  More than decade ago, a sea change began in the American diet, with consumers starting to avoid foods with trans fat and companies responding byreducing the amount of trans fat in their products.
New York Times:
G.O.P. Weighs Limiting Clout of Right Wing  —  Leaders of the Republican establishment, alarmed by the emergence of far-right and often unpredictable Tea Party candidates, are pushing their party to rethink how it chooses nominees and advocating changes they say would result in the selection of less extreme contenders.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Graham Introduces Legislation To Ban Abortions Nationwide After 20 Weeks Of Pregnancy  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Thursday introduced legislation that would ban abortions nationwide for women more than 20 weeks pregnant, the senator's office announced.
Associated Press:
Delaware health insurance exchange off to slow start, with only 4 enrollments reported  —  WILMINGTON, Del. — More than a month after the launch of Delaware's health insurance exchange, officials report only four Delawareans enrolled for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
The Atlantic Online:
The Surveillance State Puts U.S. Elections at Risk of Manipulation  —  Imagine what Edward Snowden could have accomplished if he had a different agenda.  —  Did the Obama Administration ever spy on Mitt Romney during the recent presidential contest?  Alex Tabarrok, who raised the question …
Wall Street Journal:
Iran Nuclear Deal Expected as Early as Friday  —  Agreement Will Mark the First Agreement in Decades … GENEVA—Iran and world powers expect to announce an initial deal as early as Friday to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for an easing of sanctions, a step that would mark …
 
 
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
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Discussion: Politico
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2013 Survey of Americans on the U.S. Role in Global Health
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Senate Approves Ban on Antigay Bias in Workplace
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Jack Healy / New York Times:
Defeat of School Tax Stings Colorado Democrats
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Norm Ornstein / NationalJournal.com:
Time to Stop the Senate Filibuster Madness
Discussion: PostPartisan
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
C.I.A. Is Said to Pay AT&T for Call Data
 

 
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Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Uri Berliner says he is resigning from NPR as he “cannot work in a newsroom where I am disparaged by a new CEO whose divisive views confirm” NPR's problems

Gene Maddaus / Variety:
A Los Angeles ethics agency fines former CBS CEO Les Moonves $15K for misconduct in obtaining confidential police info about a sexual assault claim against him

Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
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