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11:40 AM ET, November 9, 2013


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Matthewjbuettner / CBS Denver:
Colorado Woman Who Championed Obamacare Loses Insurance Plan  —  DENVER (CBS4) - President Barack Obama is apologizing to Americans who are losing their current health insurance plans.  Millions of people are getting cancellation notices, including about 250,000 Coloradans.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Bryan Koenig / CNN:
GOP weekly address: The ‘betrayal’ of Obamacare  —  (CNN) - Rep. Todd Young took his turn delivering the GOP's weekly address on Saturday to assail Obamacare's negative impacts on his constituents.  —  “This is what betrayal looks like,” the Indiana Republican said in the address …
Discussion: Politico
Matt Fuller / Roll Call:   GOP Playbook Looks to Capitalize on Obamacare Woes
Donna Cassata / Associated Press:   House GOP Leader: No Vote On Immigration Reform This Year
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama laments site, not health plans
Discussion: The PJ Tatler, Twitchy and First Read
Police probe website targeting crime witnesses  —  Philadelphia police and prosecutors are investigating an anonymous Instagram account with thousands of followers that for months has been identifying witnesses in violent crimes across the city - aiming, in its creator's words, to “expose rats.”
Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
Gay Marriage Battle Nears End in Hawaii, the First Front Line  —  HONOLULU — When, as most everyone expects, Gov. Neil Abercrombie signs into law same-sex marriage here in the coming days, it may almost seem like a routine event.  Hawaii is poised to be among 16 states to approve gay marriage …
White Anti-Gay Activist Wins Election After Pretending To Be Black  —  An electrician best known for mailing homophobic fliers to thousands of Houston voters attacking the city's lesbian mayor narrowly won an election to the Houston Community College Board of Trustees after he misled voters into believing that he is African American.
Discussion: KHOU-TV and Liberaland
Michael Kinsley / New York Times:
‘Double Down,’ by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann  —  “Chasmal.”  Is that a word?  Here, I'll use it in a sentence for you: “Santorum had been turfed out of office in 2006, losing his re-election bid by a chasmal 18-point margin.”  According to Merriam Webster, it is indeed a word, meaning ­"resembling a chasm."
Meghan Keneally / Daily Mail:
John Kerry doesn't believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone when he shot President Kennedy as he says the government investigation didn't ‘get to the bottom’ of the assassination  — Suggests it has something to do with the time Oswald spent in the Soviet Union and his connections to communist sympathizers
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
A White House in Crisis Mode, but Some Allies Prod for More Action  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama was seething.  Two weeks after the disastrous launch of, Mr. Obama gathered his senior staff members in the Oval Office for what one aide recalled as an “unsparing” dressing-down.
Discussion: Via Meadia
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic Online:
When Trans Fats Were Healthy  —  With a new FDA proposal to outlaw trans fats, this may be the end of what was once considered “a great boon to Americans' arteries.”  —  On Thursday the FDA proposed changing its classification of trans fats to no longer “generally recognized as safe,” …
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Obama grasps for climate legacy as second-term agenda crumbles  —  President Obama has a chance to craft a second-term legacy on climate change even as the rest of his agenda runs aground in Congress.  —  Gun control legislation is dead; immigration reform is on life support …
Brent Hunsberger / Oregonian:
Cover Oregon: Health exchange to hire 400 to process paper applications  —  Cover Oregon, the state's online health marketplace, will hire 400 temporary workers to process paper applications while its website is fixed, a spokeswoman said Thursday.  —  Ariane Holm, spokeswoman for the insurance exchange …
PR Newswire:
Business Owners Welcome White House Support for $10 Minimum Wage  —  Business owners applauded President Obama in backing a federal minimum wage increase to at least $10 an hour.  “The American Dream needs a minimum wage increase,” said Lew Prince, CEO and co-owner of Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis …
Discussion: Cafe Hayek and EconLog
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New Jersey Online:
Christie-Buono race draws record low turnout for N.J. governor's election
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Top Oversight Dem slams Issa for claims
Discussion: The Raw Story and Liberaland
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
One Week In, Cory Booker Hasn't Figured Out How To Save Washington Yet
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell quietly convenes group for next fiscal showdown
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Obama Burns Media Supporters with Apology
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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