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10:20 AM ET, December 2, 2013


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Julianna Goldman / Bloomberg:
Obamacare Website Sign-Ups Said to Reach 100,000 in Month  —  About 100,000 people signed up for health insurance through the online federal exchange last month, a roughly four-fold increase from October even as a team of U.S. government and contractor programmers was fixing …
Scott Pruitt / Wall Street Journal:
ObamaCare's Next Legal Challenge  —  The law says subsidies can only go through state-run exchanges.  —  Oklahoma City  —  As millions of Americans see their health-insurance premiums increase, have their coverage dropped as a result of the Affordable Care Act, and are unable to use the federal exchange …
Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:   As Obamacare website relaunches, there's reason to hope
New York Times:
Insurers Claim Health Website Is Still Flawed  —  Weeks of frantic technical work appear to have made the government's health care website easier for consumers to use.  But that does not mean everyone who signs up for insurance can enroll in a health plan.  —  The problem is that so-called …
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Drones Could Be Amazon's Undoing  —  Tonight on 60 Minutes, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced rather hazily that the company is working on trying to hone unmanned aerial vehicles as a last-mile delivery solution that could make ultra-fast same-day delivery a reality.
The Hill:
Democrats admit reboot needs stronger White House team  —  Former administration officials and Democratic operatives say President Obama is ill-served by his current White House staff and must reboot his second term team following the disastrous ObamaCare rollout.
Joan Walsh / Salon:
GOP's massive 2013 mistake: How the party ignored its terminal illness  —  Celebrating Obamacare's troubles, Republicans finish the year ignoring lessons it was supposed to learn from 2012  —  We did a whole “Hardball” hour Friday on how the GOP ratcheted up the crazy this year.
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Dems now party of women  —  As the 2014 midterm election season begins, the Democratic Party is in full bloom as the political home of the modern American woman.  —  For the last half-century, women were swing voters between the parties.  A gender gap emerged in the 1980s …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
James Hohmann / Politico:
GOP targets blue states in battle for Senate  —  In 2012, Democrats snagged Senate seats from Republicans in states where the GOP should have prevailed with relative ease.  —  In 2014, Republicans want to show they can play that game, too.  —  The GOP could conceivably capture the Senate …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Better Pay Now  —  'Tis the season to be jolly — or, at any rate, to spend a lot of time in shopping malls.  It is also, traditionally, a time to reflect on the plight of those less fortunate than oneself — for example, the person on the other side of that cash register.
Kelly Kennedy / USA Today:
White House claims success on repairs  —  As expected, the government announced it met its goal to make operate smoothly for most users.  —  CONNECT  —  The White House announced Sunday it has met its goal to make its troubled website operate smoothly …
Garance Franke-Ruta / The Atlantic Online:
The Biggest News in the Report: Just How Bad It Was
Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
‘Bizarre behavior’ could be risk to Christie White House run  —  Chris Christie's endorsement for New York governor could impact his presidential chances.  —  Gov. Chris Christie's “bizarre behavior” in refusing to say he'll support a possible GOP challenger to Gov. Cuomo next year could derail …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
RNC Tweets Tribute To Rosa Parks For ‘Ending Racism’  —  The Republican National Committee on Sunday clarified a tweet it sent out claiming civil rights icon Rosa Parks ended racism after the tribute was mocked on the social media website.  —  The tweet, accompanied by a picture of Parks …
Discussion: CNN and BOR
Wall Street Journal:
ObamaCare Mission Accomplished  —  The system isn't working and the website isn't fixed.  —  Great news: The White House says that and the 36 federally run insurance exchanges are finally good to go.  The only thing missing from Sunday's relentlessly upbeat progress report …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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David Carr / New York Times:
Long on Cutting Edge of Print, New York Magazine Cuts Back
Kathleen Sebelius / USA Today:
Improvement dramatic over Oct. 1
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Kevin O'Holleran / Washington Post:
Support for gun control helped a candidate win in Virginia
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Countdown to Another Fiscal Fail
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
113th Congress, going down in history for its inaction, has a critical December to-do list
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Wage Strikes Planned at Fast-Food Outlets
Daniel Callahan / New York Times:
On Dying After Your Time  —  HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. …
Discussion: National Review
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