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9:25 AM ET, November 8, 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
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Noonan: 'I'm Gonna Be the Republican Nominee'  —  Mitch McConnell on the shutdown's failure, ObamaCare's future, and his own primary challenge.  —  Washington  —  It is a month since the government shutdown and a day after the election.  The minority leader of the U.S. Senate …
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Andrew Kohut / Wall Street Journal:
The GOP Is in Better Shape Than You Think  —  Independents favor the GOP on handling the economy by a whopping 46%-30% margin.  —  Tucked away in recent polls—which have documented the extraordinary anger directed at the Republican Party during the shutdown crisis—are measures of clear disappointment with the Democratic Party.
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 …
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Joe Biden Called A Second Wrong Number Searching For Boston Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh  —  WASHINGTON — If your phone number has a 617 area code, check your messages — there's a chance you got a call from Joe Biden Tuesday night.  —  That's because the vice president was having all sorts …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Michael Levenson / The Boston Globe:
Vice President Biden congratulates the wrong Martin Walsh
Discussion: Hot Air and Boston Globe
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:
$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 …
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Ted Barrett / CNN:
Senate's Reid wants to pass minimum wage hike this month
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air and PoliticusUSA
ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Senate Passes LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
Discussion: aflcio.org
Jenn Taylor / Twitchy:
Freak-out in full swing over ‘rich, white’ racists mocking Obamacare at the CMAs  —  Once again, Twitter was prescient.  —  After Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood mocked Obamacare on the CMA Awards, whiners immediately twisted their knickers over the stars who “slandered” Obamacare.
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Sasha Bogursky / Fox News:
CMA Awards 2013: Country singers rip ObamaCare website, ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars surprise with ‘Blurred Lines’ cover
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Mutilated Economy  —  Five years and eleven months have now passed since the U.S. economy entered recession.  Officially, that recession ended in the middle of 2009, but nobody would argue that we've had anything like a full recovery.  Official unemployment remains high …
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 …
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Most Uninsured Americans Ignoring Health Exchange Sites  —  Three in 10 are familiar with the exchanges  —  PRINCETON, NJ — In the midst of widespread news coverage of problems with the federal health exchange website, relatively few uninsured Americans (18%) — the primary target population …
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Bill O'Reilly: Chris Christie won't do my show  —  Fox News host Bill O'Reilly complained Friday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie refuses to appear on his show.  —  “He won't submit to an interview with me,” O'Reilly said on “CBS This Morning.”  “Christie will not.  He just won't do it.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
New York Times:
Hollywood's Ready to Cast Clinton in Top Role  —  LOS ANGELES — In the prelude to the 2008 Democratic presidential primary season, the split between the Hollywood mogul David Geffen and Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton represented an early and embarrassing sign of trouble for Mrs. Clinton.
Discussion: ABC News
Food and Drug Administration:
FDA takes step to further reduce trans fats in processed foods  —  Reducing trans fat intake could prevent thousands of heart attacks and deaths  —  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source …
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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.
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.
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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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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Ariel Ben Solomon / Jerusalem Post:
Prominent cleric calls for jihad against Egyptian army
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John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Splintered Republicans must take their medicine
Lucia Mutikani / Reuters:
U.S. growth picks up as restocking offsets weak spending
Discussion: BizzyBlog and Hot Air
Ken White / Popehat:
What Is The Quantum of Proof Necessary for Police to Rape and Torture you in New Mexico?
Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
Satellite Will Fall to Earth, but No One Is Sure Where
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Wall Street Journal:
Iran Nuclear Deal Expected as Early as Friday
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Cruz To Obama: Don't Promote Obamacare In Texas
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Susan Page / USA Today:
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
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