HealthCare.gov will meet deadline for fixes, White House officials say — Administration officials are preparing to announce Sunday that they have met their Saturday deadline for improving HealthCare.gov, according to government officials, in part by expanding the site's capacity so that it can handle 50,000 users at once.
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Anita Kumar / McClatchy Washington Bureau: White House confident it's met deadline to fix Healthcare.gov for most
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion: Common Core “compensation” mathematics a metaphor for Obamacare
Scott Johnson / Power Line: That's when your heartaches begin
ZIP / Weasel Zippers: White House To Declare Its Deadline Met For Fixing Obamacare Website Even Though They Have Not Met …
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog: The White House says Obamacare will be working by Sunday. Here's what that means.
Louise Radnofsky / Wall Street Journal:
Health Site Is Improving But Likely to Miss Saturday Deadline … Despite recent progress at HealthCare.gov, a raft of problems will remain beyond the Obama administration's Saturday deadline to make the troubled federal insurance website work. — The news isn't all bad …
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Jeryl Bier / Weekly Standard: Obama: 'My Website's Not Working'
Colleen McCain Nelson / Washington Wire: White House's Zients Describes HealthCare.gov Effort
Timothy Egan / New York Times:
Rooting for Failure — I just spent 15 minutes on my local health care exchange and realized that I could save a couple hundred dollars a month on my family's insurance. Of course, I live in Washington State, which has a very competitive market, a superbly functioning website …
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Obamacare's Secret Success
Obamacare's Secret Success
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Brian Beutler / Salon: The right's D-Day delusion: What to really expect with Obamacare's Nov. 30 relaunch
Greg Dworkin / Daily Kos: Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Even more Obamacare success and other health stories
Jonathan Bernstein / PostPartisan: What's at stake in the next ACA deadline
Richard K. Barry / The Reaction: P.M. Headlines — (Washington Post): “Christmas tree arrives at White House”
Jonathan Bernstein / The Plum Line: Happy Hour Roundup
New York Times:
Airlines Urged by U.S. to Give Notice to China — WASHINGTON — On the same day that China scrambled fighter jets to enforce its newly declared air defense zone, the Obama administration decided to advise American commercial airlines to comply with China's demands to be notified in advance of flights through the area.
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Keith Koffler / White House Dossier: Obama Backs Down to China
Harold Maass / The Week: 10 things you need to know today: November 30, 2013
Kevin Robillard / Politico: State Department: Airlines should obey China's rules
Eyder Peralta / NPR: U.S. Urges Commercial Airlines To Comply With New Chinese Air Zone
China scrambles fighter jets towards US and Japan planes in airspace — Washington tells airlines to notify Chinese authorities if flying through area amid escalating tensions in South China Sea — China scrambled fighter jets to investigate US and Japanese aircraft flying through …
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Bostonboomer / Sky Dancing: Saturday Reads — Good Morning!! — There's a little breaking news this morning.
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Pressure builds on Boehner for NSA vote — House Republican leaders are under pressure to allow a vote on legislation that would curb the National Security Agency (NSA). — Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has defended the NSA's spying programs, but a growing bloc of his conference is signing …
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Richard K. Barry / The Reaction: A.M. Headlines — (Reuters): “Crucial weekend for Obamacare …
U.S. man in hot water in Dubai over parody video — (CNN) — It was intended as a piece of comedy, but it's turned into a drama. — A young American living in the United Arab Emirates has been imprisoned since April, his family says, for posting what was intended to be a funny video on the Internet.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Venezuela's Maduro vows stricter business inspections — (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said a stricter wave of inspections for suspected price-gouging would begin on Saturday in an aggressive pre-election “economic offensive” aimed at taming the highest inflation in the Americas.
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John Hinderaker / Power Line: Venezuela Doubles Down On Stupid
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Peter Kaplan, Editor of New York Observer, Dies at 59 — Peter W. Kaplan, who in his 15 years as editor was credited with making The New York Observer both pertinent and impertinent as it gleefully chronicled the every move and shake of the city's movers and shakers, died on Friday in Manhattan.
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Max Rivlin-Nadler / Gawker: Peter Kaplan, Longtime Editor of the New York Observer, Dead at 59
Mike Fleming Jr / Deadline.com: R.I.P. New York Observer Editor Peter Kaplan
Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo:
Former KKK Leader And His Mother Indicted After Alabama Cross Burning — A 28-year-old alleged “former Exalted Cyclops” of the Ku Klux Klan and his mother have both been arrested and are facing federal charges relating to a 2009 cross burning in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Ozark, Ala.
Robert Kaplan / RealClearWorld:
Can the Republican Party Return to Its Realist Roots? — When it comes to an approach to the outside world, the Republican Party would seem to be tearing itself apart. There are not one or two factions but several, all vying for a mandate from the party faithful.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Ballard Burgher / The Moderate Voice: Wanted: GOP Realist
Mariah Blake / Washington Monthly:
Revisionaries — How a group of Texas conservatives is rewriting your kids' textbooks. — Don McLeroy is a balding, paunchy man with a thick broom-handle mustache who lives in a rambling two-story brick home in a suburb near Bryan, Texas. When he greeted me at the door one evening last October …
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