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Glenn Thrush / Politico:
LOCKED IN THE CABINET  —  The worst job in Barack Obama's Washington.  —  Steven Chu is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, a brilliant innovator whose research fills several all-but-incomprehensible paragraphs of a Wikipedia entry that spans his achievements in single-molecule physics …
Jonathan Allen / Politico:
Fix: Keep current plans  —  President Barack Obama offered a proposal Thursday aimed at making it easier for Americans whose health insurance plans were slated to be cancelled at the end of the year keep the same coverage through 2014.  —  Obama's announcement is an attempt to head off …
USA Today:
Obamacare credibility going up in smoke: Our view  —  New HealthCare.gov data show just how broken it is.  —  CONNECT  —  The health insurance signup numbers the White House released Wednesday afternoon were deeply disappointing, though not particularly surprising.
Discussion: National Review
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
The Democrats Need to Stop Freaking Out About Obamacare and Take Charge  —  Well, here we are again—the Democrats are ‘in disarray,’ flailing on Obamacare.  It's a potent story line, but this time Obama must crack the whip, stop the panicking, and make it work.
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Voters May Cancel Democratic Coverage in 2014  —  In a Quinnipiac poll, just 30% of independents approve of ObamaCare.  —  A few minutes into last Thursday's interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, President Obama said of the millions whose health insurance was canceled, “I am sorry that they …
Brian Beutler / Salon:
GOP's big Obamacare trap: Not as brilliant as they think!  —  GOP has set several, but fortunately it's done them poorly  —  Democrats on Capitol Hill are badly in need of a lodestar.  —  Their hysteria over the state of the Affordable Care Act plays to stereotype, but it's actually somewhat justified in this case.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Insurance Industry Rips White House Obamacare Fix
Discussion: Wonkblog and National Review
Wall Street Journal:
The GOP starts to offer Americans a better alternative.
Discussion: National Review
Ben Domenech / The Federalist:
How Obamacare Accomplishes The Unthinkable
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:   Darrell Issa's Obamacare kangaroo court
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Obamacare is in much more trouble than it was one week ago
Stuart Rothenberg / Rothenblog:
A Critical Few Weeks for Democrats? It Could Get Worse
Discussion: The Reaction
Jonathan Strong / National Review:
Boehner: Upton Bill a Step On Path to Obamacare Repeal  —  Before the government shutdown in July, as the defund push from Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee was just starting to gain steam, Speaker John Boehner laid-out his preferred Obamacare strategy to House Republicans in a closed-door conference meeting …
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James C. Capretta / Weekly Standard:
The Upton Bill Is No Small Matter
Erick Erickson / RedState:
It's a Trap!  —  Republicans are walking into a trap and they don't even realize it.
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Obamacare Schadenfreudarama  —  To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at the unraveling of Obamacare.  —  First, the obligatory caveats.  It is no laughing matter that millions of Americans' lives have been thrown into anxious chaos as they lose their health insurance …
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Ring of House Republicans to call for impeachment of Holder  —  Washington (CNN) - A group of 11 House Republicans will introduce a resolution Thursday calling for the impeachment of Eric Holder, saying the Attorney General has lost credibility and trust over a string of issues in recent years.
Discussion: Politico and Outside the Beltway
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John Bresnahan / Politico:   House Republicans to call for Eric Holder impeachment
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans' Approval of Healthcare Law Declines  —  Currently 40% approve and 55% disapprove  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans' views of the 2010 healthcare law have worsened in recent weeks, with 40% approving and 55% disapproving of it.  For most of the past year, Americans have been divided on the law …
Washington Post:
Two Secret Service agents cut from Obama's detail after alleged misconduct  —  A call from the Hay-Adams Hotel this past spring reporting that a Secret Service agent was trying to force his way into a woman's room set in motion an internal investigation that has sent tremors through …
CNN:
Palin apologizes for not being ‘clearer’ in comments about Pope  —  (CNN) - Sarah Palin attempted to clarify comments she made about the Pope in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, saying on Facebook Thursday that she was not trying to be critical of Pope Francis when she said some of his statements sound “kind of liberal.”
Discussion: Politico, FP Passport and Gawker
Marisa Taylor / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Americans' personal data shared with CIA, IRS, others in security probe  —  McClatchy Washington BureauNovember 14, 2013 Updated 48 minutes ago  —  Facebook Twitter Google Plus Reddit E-mail Print  —  WASHINGTON — U.S. agencies collected and shared the personal information of thousands …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Journalism.org:
News Use across Social Media Platforms  —  How do different social networking websites stack up when it comes to news?  How many people engage with news across multiple social sites?  And what are their news consumption habits on traditional platforms?  As part of an ongoing examination …
Igor Bobic / Talking Points Memo:
Boehner Calls ENDA ‘Unnecessary’  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Thursday called the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Senate-passed legislation extending workplace protections to LGBT people, “unnecessary,” and as such would lead to “frivolous lawsuits.”
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Joe. My. God.
 
 
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