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12:55 PM 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.
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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 …
Matt Fuller / Roll Call:   GOP Playbook Looks to Capitalize on Obamacare Woes
Doug Miller / KHOU-TV:
White guy wins after leading voters to believe he's black  —  HOUSTON — Dave Wilson chuckles as he talks about his unorthodox political campaign.  —  “I'd always said it was a long shot,” Wilson says.  “No, I didn't expect to win.”  —  Still, he figured he'd have fun running …
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ThinkProgress:
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: Liberaland
Philly.com:
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.”
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
‘60 Minutes’ retracts, apologizes for Benghazi report; CBS says it was misled by a source  —  CBS News's chairman expressed disappointment and contrition Friday for a mistaken “60 Minutes” report about the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attacks, but he suggested the program and his network intended to move past the flawed story.
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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
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 …
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
After Reporting Countless Cases From The Cafeteria, SCOTUSblog Wants A Supreme Court Press Pass  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most influential news outlets covering the Supreme Court sets up shop on big decision days not in the pressroom with other reporters, but in the court's cafeteria.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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 …
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 HealthCare.gov, Mr. Obama gathered his senior staff members in the Oval Office for what one aide recalled as an “unsparing” dressing-down.
Discussion: Via Meadia
 
 
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Obama admits government — compared to the private sector — is far less capable of accomplishing anything on computers.
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New Jersey Online:
Christie-Buono race draws record low turnout for N.J. governor's election
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
PR Newswire:
Business Owners Welcome White House Support for $10 Minimum Wage
Discussion: Cafe Hayek and EconLog
Michael Kinsley / New York Times:
‘Double Down,’ by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
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Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Top Oversight Dem slams Issa for HealthCare.gov claims
Discussion: The Raw Story and Liberaland
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell quietly convenes group for next fiscal showdown
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Donna Cassata / Associated Press:
House GOP Leader: No Vote On Immigration Reform This Year
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Only 5 enrollments completed in D.C. Obamacare exchange
Discussion: National Review
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Obama Burns Media Supporters with Apology
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Daniel Ek says Spotify is working on a deluxe Spotify tier, around a $17-$18 price point, that has “a lot more control, a lot higher quality across the board”

Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube Q2 ad revenue grew 13% YoY to $8.66B, vs. $8.93B est.; Google's subscriptions, platforms, and devices unit that includes YouTube TV had revenue of $9.3B

Robbie Whelan / Wall Street Journal:
Former Marvel chairman Ike Perlmutter, who backed Nelson Peltz in a failed proxy fight for two Disney board seats, sells his stake of nearly 26M Disney shares

 
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