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11:40 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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Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
I'm Sorry, Too, Mr. President  —  Obama apologizes for breaking promise on health care reform.  —  I'm sorry, too, Mr. President.  —  I'm sorry you couldn't finesse a single Republican vote for health insurance reform in 2010.  —  I'm sorry Republicans decided to re-litigate the law rather …
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
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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New York Times:
$10 Minimum Wage Proposal Has Growing Support from White House  —  The White House has thrown its weight behind a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to at least $10 an hour.  —  “The president has long supported raising the minimum wage so hard-working Americans can have a decent wage …
ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Senate Passes LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
Discussion: aflcio.org
Ted Barrett / CNN:
Senate's Reid wants to pass minimum wage hike this month
Discussion: Politico
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 …
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Ken Cuccinelli urged to run for Senate  —  It's only been hours since Republican Ken Cuccinelli narrowly lost his bid for governor to Democrat Terry McAuliffe, but some conservatives are now arguing that Cuccinelli should turn his focus to a 2014 Senate campaign.
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Ben Domenech / The Federalist:
How The Republican Donor Class Gave Us Terry McAuliffe
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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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
Sasha Bogursky / Fox News:
CMA Awards 2013: Country singers rip ObamaCare website, ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars surprise with ‘Blurred Lines’ cover  —  Viewers who tuned in to watch the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards, held Wednesday night in Nashville, might have confused the show with a roast of ObamaCare.
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Jenn Taylor / Twitchy:
Freak-out in full swing over ‘rich, white’ racists mocking Obamacare at the CMAs
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.
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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Agoldberg / The Smoking Gun:
Fraternity Pledge Loses Testicle In Hazing Ritual  —  Ohio cops probe battering in basement of “Gobbler House”  —  Ohio cops are investigating a college fraternity hazing incident that left a 19-year-old pledge short one testicle, records show.  —  Three Wilmington College students seeking induction …
New York Times:
Accounts Differ to F.B.I. and CBS on Benghazi  —  Dylan Davies, a security officer hired to help protect the United States Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, told the F.B.I. he did not go there the night terrorists attacked it on Sept. 11, 2012, an account that contradicts a version of events …
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 …
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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Mark Urban / BBC:
Saudi nuclear weapons ‘on order’ from Pakistan  —  Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight.  —  While the kingdom's quest has often been set in the context …
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
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Iran Nuclear Deal Expected as Early as Friday
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Cruz To Obama: Don't Promote Obamacare In Texas
Discussion: Politico
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Graham Introduces Legislation To Ban Abortions Nationwide After 20 Weeks Of Pregnancy
Bryan Koenig / CNN:
Pro-immigration attack ads to target House Republicans
Discussion: Reuters
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