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11:15 AM ET, November 13, 2013

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Amy Goldstein / Washington Post:
Troubled HealthCare.gov unlikely to work fully by end of November  —  Software problems with the federal online health insurance marketplace, especially in handling high volumes, are proving so stubborn that the system is unlikely to work fully by the end of the month as the White House has promised …
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Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
It's Good That You Can't Keep Your Insurance Plan  —  Obama was wrong to mislead people but right to scrap dysfunctional insurance products.  —  “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”  That was the promise Barack Obama made to insured Americans when stumping for his signature health insurance overhaul back in 2009 and 2010.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Obama is boxed in by Bill Clinton  —  President Obama scrambled to find a coherent response Tuesday after former President Clinton jammed the administration by saying it should keep its promise that people could keep their health insurance plans if they liked them.
Discussion: Instapundit
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Obama's critic-in-chief strikes again  —  President Bill Clinton — the man President Barack Obama once dubbed his “Secretary of Explaining Stuff” — once again has some explaining of his own to do with the Obama White House.  —  In an interview released Tuesday, Clinton called for a fix …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Feinstein becomes 5th Dem on bill fixing ObamaCare
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Obama's Image as “Strong and Decisive Leader” Takes a Hit
Abby D. Phillip / ABC News:
Exclusive: Obamacare's Mystery Woman Says She Fell Victim to Cyberbullies … The smiling woman who was once the face of the Affordable Care Act's website has come out of the shadows to stand up to the “cyberbullying” she says she suffered after the law's flawed kickoff.
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Tal Kopan / Politico:
Healthcare website photo: She smiled and now she speaks out
Discussion: Liberaland and National Review
Washington Post:
Democrat Mark Herring gets a leg up in Va. attorney general's race in late ballot count  —  State Sen. Mark R. Herring padded his still-narrow lead over state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain on Tuesday night in the race for Virginia attorney general, giving the Democrat an apparent 163-vote advantage …
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Elizabeth Titus / Politico:
Virginia AG race: Democrat widens lead
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
A reversal of fortune for Democrats after Obamacare  —  Two months ago, polls showed Democrat Kay Hagan leading prospective opponents by double digits in her quest for a second term representing North Carolina in the Senate.  —  So why is she so nervous?  —  Well, her problem begins with Obamacare …
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Jim McElhatton / Washington Times:
WebMD's healthy deal with Obamacare: Kind words for law, millions from feds
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
NC Senate race tightens up
Discussion: Daily Kos and Talking Points Memo
Brett Norman / Politico:
Issa panel turns to Obamacare tech  —  The table is set for House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa's first public feast on the Obamacare rollout disaster, with a handful of Obama administration tech officials set to testify under oath Wednesday.  —  But a full-blown committee food fight is already underway.
Discussion: CNN
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Dems to White House: Fix Obamacare, and fast
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Controversy over Richard Cohen's comments on the de Blasio family  —  Richard Cohen has a knack for making venom-spewing enemies out of people who should be his allies.  —  Like on Tuesday, when The Washington Post columnist wrote about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's chances …
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Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Richard Cohen Defends Column: ‘Word Racist Is Truly Hurtful’
James Carville / TheHill:
Not so fast, my friend  —  In my column two weeks ago, I bet that Terry McAuliffe would have a decisive win in Virginia but that it wouldn't be enough for the Washington media elite.  —  Look, I'm not one of those people who always has to be right — when I'm wrong, I fess up.
Al Kamen / In the Loop:
Tina Turner formally ‘relinquishes’ U.S. citizenship  —  This item just in via an “activity” report from the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, headlined “Soul Legend Relinquishes U.S. Citizenship.”  —  “Long-time Swiss resident Tina Turner” was in the embassy Oct. 24 to sign her …
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Why It's Not Too Late for the ‘Keep Your Health Plan’ Act  —  With millions of Americans losing their health insurance because of Obamacare, bills have been introduced in Congress to let people keep their plans.  —  But health industry consultant Bob Laszewski says it's too late for these measures …
Discussion: Power Line and Hot Air
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Dem. Rep: Obama ‘misleading’ on ACA
Dallas News:
One fired, three suspended after undercover health care video  —  By: myfoxdfw.com Staff - email  —  The Urban League of Greater Dallas fired one person and suspended three others after a video from a conservative activist reportedly showed the workers encouraging health care applicants to lie.
Ben White / Politico:
The Jeb Bush boomlet — Blankfein on Christie — Yellen hearing prep  —  THE JEB BUSH BOOMLET — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gets all the love as the current GOP front-runner for 2016 (to the extent there can even be a front runner three years out.)  But there is growing chatter in elite …
Phillip M. Bailey / WFPL:
Mitch McConnell Wants Kentucky Senate Race to Focus on Obamacare Woes  —  Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell reiterated his call to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act and predicted Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes will run away from the law.  —  The GOP leader made the remarks …
Discussion: Politico
 
 
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
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Pete Williams / U.S. News:
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 Earlier Items: 
Igor Bobic / Talking Points Memo:
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Discussion: Liberaland
Rasmussen Reports:
55% Favor Repeal of Obamacare
Jay Bookman / Ajc Blogs:
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Discussion: Washington Monthly and Esquire
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“60 Minutes” and the Benghazi Scandal Trap
Dan Merica / CNN:
Bush 43 to sit down with Leno
Discussion: Politico
Matt Higgins / CBS Sacramento:
Calif. Insurance Commissioner: More Than 1M Californians Having Insurance Cancelled Due To ACA