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10:35 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 …
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
It's True: Obamacare Will Force Some People to Pay More for the Same Coverage
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 …
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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 …
New York Times:
Kerry Joins Iran Nuclear Talks in Push for Initial Deal  —  GENEVA — Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from France, Britain and Germany planned to join the push here on Friday for an interim agreement that would freeze Iran's nuclear program.
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Washington Post:
Iran is offered temporary relief from some sanctions if it freezes uranium enrichment
Peter Foster / Telegraph:
US offers short-term nuclear deal allowing Iran to continue enriching uranium
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Israel Matzav
Wall Street Journal:   Iran Nuclear Deal Expected as Early as Friday
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 …
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
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:
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.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Post Politics
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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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, Hot Air and PoliticusUSA
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
Reuters:
Snowden Persuaded Other NSA Workers To Give Up Passwords, Sources Claim  —  Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden used login credentials and passwords provided unwittingly by colleagues at a spy base in Hawaii to access some of the classified material he leaked to the media, sources said.
Discussion: Liberaland
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
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
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.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Instapundit
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 …
 
 
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Christina A. Cassidy / Associated Press:
Jimmy Carter's Grandson to Run for Ga. Governor
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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
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Satellite Will Fall to Earth, but No One Is Sure Where
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Cruz To Obama: Don't Promote Obamacare In Texas
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Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Moving Into the Philippines
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Billy Graham's final sermon: 'I've wept' for America
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