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10:45 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: Towleroad News #gay
John Nolte / BREITBART.COM:
NBC'S CHUCK TODD: OBAMA ‘DOES NOT BELIEVE HE LIED’  —  NBC's Chuck Todd scored a huge interview with President Obama Thursday and opened things by immediately drilling down on the president's relentlessly repeated lie that under ObamaCare you can keep your current insurance plan if you like it.
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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 …
John Nolte / BREITBART.COM:
2010 VIDEO: OBAMA ADMITS MILLIONS ‘MIGHT HAVE TO CHANGE THEIR COVERAGE’  —  Last night on Fox News' “Special Report” and CNN's “The Lead with Jake Tapper  —  ,” video aired of President Obama admitting that due to ObamaCare, “eight to nine million people ... might have to change their coverage.
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 …
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KVUE-TV:
Anderson gets jail for wrongful conviction of Michael Morton
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
New York Times:
Talks With Iran Fail to Produce a Nuclear Agreement  —  GENEVA — Marathon talks between major powers and Iran failed on Sunday to produce a deal to freeze its nuclear program, puncturing days of feverish anticipation and underscoring how hard it will be to forge a lasting solution to Iran's nuclear ambitions.
ThinkProgress:
It's Official: When It Comes To Immigration, House GOP Can Only Agree On Deporting DREAMers  —  House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told immigration advocates that lawmakers will not take-up immigration reform this year.  As a result, an amendment to deport DREAM-eligible immigrants …
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Julia Preston / New York Times:
Immigration Vote Unlikely This Year, Lawmaker Says
Discussion: Liberaland and Outside the Beltway
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
A Founder of Twitter Goes Long  —  Between downtown San Francisco and the new Twitter offices six city blocks to the west, things get sketchy.  There is a strip club, a budget motel with weekly rates and, on the gentrified edge of this no-man's land, the offices of Medium, the new venture of Evan Williams, one of Twitter's co-founders.
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: The BRAD BLOG and Poynter
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
 
 
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Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
Cuts in Hospital Subsidies Threaten Safety-Net Care
Discussion: White House.gov Blog
Floyd Whaley / New York Times:
Red Cross Fears 1,200 Deaths in Philippine Typhoon
Discussion: WGBH News, Mashable and Balloon Juice
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Charity Scrambles As Auction Falls Apart For Banksy Nazi Painting
Discussion: Guardian and Towleroad News #gay
Marc Ambinder / The Week:
How Republicans can't win in 2016  —  If demography is destiny …
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Bloomberg News Is Said to Curb Articles That Might Anger China
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
After Reporting Countless Cases From The Cafeteria, SCOTUSblog Wants A Supreme Court Press Pass
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
 Earlier Items: 
Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
Gay Marriage Battle Nears End in Hawaii, the First Front Line
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic Online:
When Trans Fats Were Healthy
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
A White House in Crisis Mode, but Some Allies Prod for More Action
Bryan Koenig / CNN:
GOP weekly address: The ‘betrayal’ of Obamacare
Discussion: Politico and Washington Monthly
PR Newswire:
Business Owners Welcome White House Support for $10 Minimum Wage
Discussion: The Impolitic, Cafe Hayek and EconLog
 

 
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Matilda Battersby / The Bookseller:
Academics say publisher Taylor & Francis hadn't told them about selling access to authors' research as part of a $10M+ Microsoft AI deal, nor let them opt out

Sam Buckingham-Jones / Australian Financial Review:
Google has quietly renewed deals with Australian outlets, sources say as year-long deals, worth tens of millions of dollars under the News Media Bargaining Code

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's Eddy Cue has pushed TV+ studio chiefs to exert more control over budgets, hoping to change Apple's reputation as the biggest spender in town

 
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