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By on 10.31.13 | 9:48AM

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Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Boston Rejoices In World Series Victory At Home
  2. Senate Hearing To Explore Security Clearances
  3. Air Traffic Control Modernization Hits Turbulence


  1. GOP rides wave of insurance cancellation notices
  2. The demise of the Republican surrogate
  3. Obama can’t quit Mitt


  1. Russian lawyer says Snowden to start website job
  2. Hawaii Senate passes bill to legalize gay marriage
  3. University of California to spend $5 million to help undocumented students

Wall Street Journal

  1. Cash Crunch Crimps Struggling Cities
  2. Obama Tempers Insurance Pledge as Health Fight Rages
  3. Retiree Payments Inch Higher

Washington Post

  1. NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say
  2. Obama’s health care promise that people can keep their insurance comes back to haunt
  3. It’s scary what the government can do with survey data

Washington Times

  1. U.S. military commandos fought in Benghazi
  2. Federal deficit below $1 trillion for first time in Obama’s tenure
  3. Revere the beard: Red Sox down Cardinals for World Series title


Associated Press

  1. Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Defendants Deny Charges
  2. Belgium Considering New Euthanasia Law for Kids
  3. Israeli City Divided by Religion After Close Vote


  1. Syria meets deadline to destroy chemical weapons production facilities
  2. Israeli troops kill Palestinian during West Bank raid: medics
  3. Emails revealed phone-hacking at Murdoch tabloid, court hears

Wall Street Journal

  1. U.S. Blasts Germany’s Economic Policies
  2. U.S. General Decries Spiraling Iraq Violence
  3. Rare Afghan Haven at Risk as U.S. Departs

Washington Post

  1. In Brazil, the wind is blowing in a new era of renewable energy
  2. In Australia, wheat farmers fight potential takeover by Archer Daniels Midland
  3. Israel frees more Palestinian prisoners, then announces new settlement construction

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Peace for Palestine (and Us)
  2. Does the Lexile Program Measure Up?

The Blaze

  1. Listen to Charles Krauthammer’s Scathing Reaction to Sebelius Testimony
  2. Hecklers Interrupt Obama’s Big Health Care Speech—See How He Turned It Into A Joke


  1. CBS: ObamaCare Launched After Failing Hundreds of Tests
  2. Election Integrity Activists: Obamacare ‘Biggest Voter Registration Fraud Scheme in History’

 The Daily Caller 

  1. Report: White House exerting ‘massive pressure’ on insurance companies to keep quiet
  2. Obama and media trumpet deficit decline, ignore ever-growing debt

  1. Obama Has Presided Over 5 of 6 Largest Deficits in U.S. History
  2. Democrat Bill Would Let Obama Increase Debt Limit; Congress Wouldn’t Need to Vote

National Review

  1. Obama’s Credibility Gap
  2. O’Care: The Truth Was Evident

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Western Jihadists Suspected in Tiananmen Terror Attack
  2. Report: U.S. Deported Lowest Number of Illegal Aliens Since 1973

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

 The Daily Beast

  1. Nixon, Obama, and How We Lost Trust in U.S. Government
  2. Republican Infighting Over the Farm Bill Infuriates Farmers

Huffington Post

  1. House Republicans Skip Obamacare Briefing They Furiously Demanded
  2. Harry Reid Would Root for Ted Cruz In 2016 If He ‘Didn’t Care So Much About Our Country’

Talking Points Memo

  1. GOP Threatens Mass Blockade of Obama’s Top Judges
  2. Real Crazy Pt. 1


      1. These Are the Keystone XL Protesters That Interrupted Obama During His Boston Health Care Speech



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