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Morning Round-Up 10-30

By on 10.30.13 | 10:25AM

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Sebelius Heads to Hill to Defend Health Law, Job
  2. Exorcism of 1949 Continues to Fascinate St. Louis
  3. ‘Boobies’ Bracelet Fight Could Go To Supreme Court


  1. As turmoil swirls, Kathleen Sebelius takes hot seat
  2. White House playing defense on Obamacare
  3. Romneycare returns


  1. A year after Sandy, many still rebuilding damaged homes
  2. Obama under fire as Americans lose their health plans
  3. Bankrupt San Bernardino in showdown with California pension fund over arrears

Wall Street Journal

  1. A Nuclear Cleanup Effort Leaves Questions Lingering At Scores of Old Sites
  2. Europeans Shared Spy Data With U.S.
  3. Top Court Looks at Law Curbing Drug-Induced Abortions

Washington Post

  1. Senators warn Obama that Maliki may be leading Iraq back toward civil war
  2. Obama accused of breaking promise to consumers as health plans cancel policies
  3. USDA plan to speed up poultry processing lines could increase risk of bird abuse

Washington Times

  1. Obamacare success story: PR firms cash in promoting disastrous rollout
  2. McAuliffe poll shock: Democrat up by only 4 points in Virginia governor’s race
  3. Libertarians: Don’t call us tea partyers; survey finds blocks often clash


Associated Press

  1. Spain Intelligence Head to Brief Parliament Panel
  2. Egypt Arrests Deputy Leader of Brotherhood’s Party
  3. In Iraq, Sunni Attacks Spark Shiite Calls to Arms


  1. Syria’s Assad says peace talks tied to ending aid to ‘terrorists’
  2. Egypt police fire teargas on Azhar students: witness
  3. Israel frees Palestinian prisoners, pushes settlement plan

Wall Street Journal

  1. U.S., EU Clash Over Data Privacy
  2. German Parties Seek Common Ground on Europe
  3. Beijing Says WTO Rules Against China in Rare Earth Dispute

Washington Post

  1. World Health Organization confirms polio outbreak in Syria
  2. On Egypt aid, White House wants Congress to figure way to keep pipeline flowing
  3. Kony 2013: U.S. quietly intensifies effort to help African troops capture infamous warlord

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. A Scottish Remembrance of Russell Kirk
  2. Please Stop Comparing Health Insurance to Car Insurance

The Blaze

  1. The Passionate Chris Matthews Rant on Benghazi That Will Probably Leave You Speechless
  2. Ted Cruz Explains to Trayvon Martin’s Mother How ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Help Protect The Black Community


  1. Document Suggests Obamacare Website Has Serious Back-End Problems
  2. McCain: Hillary ‘Outstanding’ Sec of State…Except for Benghazi

 The Daily Caller 

  1. FBI to Lavabit founder: ‘Do you really think users trust you over us?’
  2. Body language expert: Obama in personal crisis mode over website glitches

  1. Gov’t ‘Encouraging People to Sign Up For Insurance and a Subsidy That They May Not Be Eligible For’
  2. DHS Proposes Lifting 30-Year Immigration Ban for Libyans Working in U.S. Aviation and Nuclear Fields

National Review

  1. Obama’s Big Lie
  2. Serco’s Checkered History

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Pentagon, Energy Department Moving Ahead with Upgraded, Precision-Guided Nuclear Bomb
  2. Afghanistan Could Face Al Qaeda Resurgence Without U.S., NATO Force

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. The Drug War Is Over (If Obama Wants It)
  2. Brown University’s Campus Liberals vs. Free Speech

Huffington Post

  1. Support for Death Penalty Falls to 40-Year Low: Poll
  2. What Obama Really Meant When He Said ‘If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep It’

Talking Points Memo

  1. Why Extending the Obamacare Deadline Could Hurt Democrats in 2014
  2. Approaching Self-Parody


      1. Here Is What’s Wrong With That Story About Obama Knowing That Your Health Care Policy Would Get Cancelled

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