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11:45 AM ET, November 11, 2013

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Lori Gottlieb / New York Times:
Daring to Complain About Obamacare  —  LOS ANGELES — THE Anthem Blue Cross representative who answered my call told me that there was a silver lining in the cancellation of my individual P.P.O. policy and the $5,400 annual increase that I would have to pay for the Affordable Care Act-compliant option …
Discussion: Hot Air, Booman Tribune and Althouse
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Paul Waldman / American Prospect:   Why Isn't Everyone More Worried about Me?
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Hillary's Nightmare?  A Democratic Party That Realizes Its Soul Lies With Elizabeth Warren  —  We're three years from the next presidential election, and Hillary Clinton is, once again, the inevitable Democratic nominee.  Congressional Republicans have spent months investigating her like she already resides in the White House.
Des Moines Register:
Palin compares federal debt to slavery at Iowa dinner  —  In Iowa, Sarah Palin compares federal debt to slav...  Full speech: Sarah Palin address Faith & Freedom C...  In Iowa, Sarah Palin compared the federal debt she says shackles Americans to slavery.  —  The government, like a slick marketer …
Matt Viser / The Boston Globe:
In liberal bastion, Ted Cruz played a familiar role  —  CAMBRIDGE — As the lights rose, Ted Cruz held center stage, dressed in black and kneeling at a bedside.  The first-year student at Harvard Law School delivered his lines with the emotions of a man gripped by anger, fear, and worry for his reputation.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Mike Bloomberg Won't Be There To Buy Everyone Off In De Blasio's New York  —  Mike's “protection money” muffled a rowdy town.  The city's going to be noisy again.  —  De Blasio and Bloomberg at City Hall.  —  Andrew Kelly / Reuters  —  One of Mike Bloomberg's signal accomplishments …
Discussion: Politicker and Capital New York
Ben Pershing / Washington Post:
Virginia attorney general race narrows further  —  As the dust settled on election night, a few things seemed clear about the race for Virginia attorney general: It was too close to call, the numbers would change during a statewide canvass and the loser would probably ask for a recount.
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ABC News:
ABC News' Amy Robach Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis  —  I remember exactly where I was when I got the call from a “Good Morning America” producer.  I was about to interview Marie Monville, the wife of the Amish school shooter, in the bucolic setting of Lancaster, Pa. She was speaking …
Discussion: Voices, Mediaite, WJLA-TV and Poynter
New York Times:
‘60 Minutes’ Airs Apology on Benghazi  —  Lara Logan was scheduled to deliver a report on Sunday's “60 Minutes” about disabled veterans who climb mountains.  Instead, she appeared in front of the newsmagazine's trademark black backdrop and issued an apology.
Dan Nowicki / Arizona Republic:
McCain scoffs at idea of '16 presidential run  —  Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gestures to the audience as he campaigns for president in Portsmouth, Ohio, on July 9, 2008.  McCain also sought the GOP presidential nomination in 2000.  Now, he says another White House run is “not on my radar.”  —  FONT:
Tal Kopan / Politico:
James Carville to President Obama: Try crack pipe  —  Democratic strategist James Carville said Monday in light of President Barack Obama's declining poll numbers, maybe he should take a page from an infamous Canadian mayor.  —  “I think the best thing he can do is take a toke on the mayor …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
USA Today:
Venezuelan military seizes major retail chain  —  One person described the move as “government-sanctioned looting.”  —  CONNECT  —  CARACAS — Thousands of Venezuelans lined up outside the country's equivalent of Best Buy, a chain of electronics stores known as Daka …
Bill Sternberg / USA Today:
The twilight of WWII veterans' generation: Column  —  They are dying at a rate of more than 600 a day.  My dad, who died a few weeks ago, was one.  —  CONNECT  —  “They answered the call to save the world from the two most powerful and ruthless military machines ever assembled …
Politico:
Inside a green billionaire's Virginia crusade  —  Tom Steyer is Virginia's $8 million man.  —  The California billionaire spent nearly that much from his personal fortune to make an example of Republican Ken Cuccinelli for his arch-conservative views on the environment.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Clash of Texas political titans looms  —  A Texas tussle could be on the 2016 horizon.  —  Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry are both angling to run for president.  And the prospect of a clash between the two Texas-sized egos who represent different eras of the GOP - and who aren't openly rivals …
Benjamin Bell / ABC News:
Christie: Advice From Romney Campaign Something Nobody Should ‘Really Give a Darn About’  —  This morning on “This Week,” New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie brushed off criticism reported in the new book “Double Down” from a member of Mitt Romney's 2012 vice presidential vetting team …
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Whitney Kisling / Bloomberg:
Obama Stocks Among Best After Re-Election as Rally Tested
New York Times:
Iran Balked at Language of Draft Nuclear Deal, Western Diplomats Say
Greg Toppo / USA Today:
Oldest living WWII vet to meet with Obama
Discussion: ABC News
Kevin Sieff / Washington Post:
In Afghanistan, interpreters who helped U.S. in war denied visas; U.S. says they face no threat
Mark Steyn / National Review:
The Silence of the Hams  —  Since I found myself conscripted …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and Samizdata
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Christie: Obama apology ‘not enough’
Discussion: The Plum Line
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Jay Ackroyd / Virtually Speaking:
Joan McCarter & Jay Ackroyd Virtually Speaking Sundays
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
The Texas Tribune:
In Drought, Abbott Keeps Lawn Green by Drilling
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Politico:
White House seeks Republican immigration help
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin
CNN:
(CNN) — Earthlings, you're safe for another day or two.
Discussion: The Impolitic and Crooks and Liars
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Conservative U.S. Catholics Feel Left Out of the Pope's Embrace
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
New York Times' Obama cheerleading harms the nation