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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 …
The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: Obama's Secret Iran Détente  —  Long before a nuclear deal was in reach, the U.S. was quietly lifting some of the financial pressure on Iran, a Daily Beast investigation reveals.  How the sanctions were softened.  —  The Obama administration began softening sanctions …
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
President Obama apologizes to Americans who are losing their health insurance
Discussion: The Fix, The Hill, Hot Air and Betsy's Page
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.
Discussion: The Reaction
New York Times:
CBS Correspondent Apologizes for Report on Benghazi Attack  —  The correspondent for the disputed “60 Minutes” segment about the attack on the United States Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year apologized on the air Friday morning, saying it was a “mistake” to put …
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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 …
David Simpson / CNN:
‘We were wrong’: CBS's Lara Logan apologizes for Benghazi report
Discussion: Voices and The Raw Story
Shahien Nasiripour / The Huffington Post:
New York Fed Chief Levels Explosive Charge Against Big Banks  —  The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Thursday that some of America's largest financial institutions appear to lack respect for the law, a potentially explosive charge against an industry already roiling …
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William C. Dudley / newyorkfed.org:
Ending Too Big to Fail
Discussion: Real Time Economics
New York Times:
Rules to Require Equal Coverage for Mental Ills  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday will complete a generation-long effort to require insurers to cover care for mental health and addiction just like physical illnesses when it issues long-awaited regulations defining parity in benefits and treatment.
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Jen Christensen / CNN:
Feds boosting mental health access, treatment
Discussion: Liberaland
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 …
Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic Online:
Yep, Being a Young, American Adult Is a Financial Nightmare  —  Here are the graphs to prove it.  —  Poverty is an astonishingly common experience here in the world's richest country.  As I wrote this morning, almost 40 percent of American adults experience it for at least a year by age 60.
Discussion: The Dish
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Former MSNBC Host's Health Plan Cancelled, New Plan Costs 3.5 Times More  —  “Thnx Mr. President.”  That's all former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan had to say to President Barack Obama on Thursday when he announced that the health insurance plan he purchased on the individual market after leaving the news network was being cancelled.
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 …
New York Times:
Kerry Joins European Officials at Iran Nuclear Talks  —  GENEVA — Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here on Friday to lead a concerted diplomatic push to close an interim nuclear deal with Iran, though he cautioned before plunging into negotiations, “There are important gaps that have to be closed.”
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Washington Post:
Iran is offered temporary relief from some sanctions if it freezes uranium enrichment
Jennifer Kabbany / The College Fix:
UC Berkeley Student Government Bans Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’  —  The UC Berkeley student government has banned the term “illegal immigrant” from its discourse, deeming the phrase racist, offensive, unfair and derogatory.  —  In an unanimous vote, student senators passed a resolution that stated the word …
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Netanyahu: ‘This Is a Bad Deal—a Very, Very Bad Deal’  —  A very unusual statement from the Israel prime minister on the eve of a possible nuclear detail between the U.S. and Iran:  —  “I met Secretary Kerry right before he leaves to Geneva,” said Netanyhau.  “I reminded him that he said that no deal is better than a bad deal.
Lynne Marek / Chicago Business:
Onion quits print  —  The Onion is halting its print version in Chicago and its two other remaining markets with its Dec. 12 issue.  The newsweekly was 25 years old and is survived by its website and a new creative service for advertisers.  —  “It's sad to see a print edition no longer exist …
Jonathan Taplin / Talking Points Memo:
Why Does Rush Limbaugh Hate Single Women So Much?  —  I've been trying to understand Rush Limbaugh's almost pathological hatred of single women.  Why would he want to antagonize the 43 million single women in America?  We all remember when he called Sandra Fluke a slut …
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
New York Times:
Hollywood Donors Set to Cast Hillary 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
Edgar B. Herwick III / WGBH News:
Big Papi Garners Most Boston Mayoral Write-In Votes  —  While there is no official tally of the write-in votes in Tuesday's Boston mayoral election, it appears that the man below received more votes than anyone else, according to the Boston Election Department.  —  Credit AP Photo
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
Noah Bierman / The Boston Globe:
Scott Brown gets a plea to run in N.H.  —  WASHINGTON — The signs are mounting.  Scott Brown travels almost weekly to New Hampshire.  Last month he formed a political action committee there to raise funds; this week he attacked the state's Democratic senator on his favorite target: national health care.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Blockade Sells Even Old-School Dems On Nuking Filibuster  —  From young newbies to the old guards, Democratic senators are clamoring for filibuster reform, and insist that a mass Republican blockade of three judges to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals may be the final straw before going nuclear.
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
 
 
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