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2:05 PM ET, November 9, 2013

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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
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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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.
Discussion: NBCNews, AMERICAblog News and Gawker
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New York Times:
A Prosecutor Is Punished  —  For what may be the first time on record, a former prosecutor in Texas is going to jail for failing to turn over exculpatory evidence in a murder trial.  The 10-day jail sentence for the prosecutor, Ken Anderson, is insultingly short — the victim of his misconduct …
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
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.”
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
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
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 …
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,” …
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Bloomberg News Is Said to Curb Articles That Might Anger China  —  BEIJING — The decision came in an early evening call to four journalists huddled in a Hong Kong conference room.  On the line 12 time zones away in New York was their boss, Matthew Winkler, the longtime editor in chief of Bloomberg News.
Duane Patterson / The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Chuck Todd On What Surprised Him About The Interview With The President Last Night  —  Chuck Todd's exclusive with Barack Obama is what drove the news cycle the last 24 hours, and guest host Carol Platt Liebau talked about what surprised him the most, including the fact that he had to pull …
 
 
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Julia Preston / New York Times:
Immigration Vote Unlikely This Year, Lawmaker Says
Discussion: Liberaland and Outside the Beltway
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Obama admits government — compared to the private sector — is far less capable of accomplishing anything on computers.
Discussion: EconLog
New Jersey Online:
Christie-Buono race draws record low turnout for N.J. governor's election
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
A White House in Crisis Mode, but Some Allies Prod for More Action
Discussion: Via Meadia
 Earlier Items: 
PR Newswire:
Business Owners Welcome White House Support for $10 Minimum Wage
Discussion: Cafe Hayek and EconLog
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Obama grasps for climate legacy as second-term agenda crumbles
Michael Kinsley / New York Times:
‘Double Down,’ by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Top Oversight Dem slams Issa for HealthCare.gov claims
Discussion: The Raw Story and Liberaland