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Morning Round-Up 11-5

By on 11.5.13 | 9:27AM

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory. –General George S. Patton

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Local, Not US, Issues At Play in Tuesday Voting
  2. Gay Rights Gains Piling Up; Battles Still Ahead
  3. AP Exclusive: Border Patrol Rejects Curbs on Force


  1. Election Day 2013: What to watch in Virginia
  2. White House embraces issue roulette
  3. Chris Christie’s reelection romp


  1. Up to 17 million Americans eligible for Obamacare tax credits: report
  2. Even with changes, U.S. prisons may stay overcrowded: report
  3. Apple to open manufacturing plant in Arizona

Wall Street Journal

  1. More Commuters Go It Alone
  2. Young Avoid New Health Plans
  3. Gay-Rights Job Bill Clears Key Senate Hurdle

Washington Post

  1. Senate close to passing bill to ban discrimination against gay workers
  2. How to watch the exit polls in the Virginia governor’s race
  3. In Alabama election, a showdown between the GOP establishment and the tea party

Washington Times

  1. Landlord Joe Biden charges premium rent from Secret Service amid sequestration
  2. A whole lotta ifs, ands or buts as excuses mount for Obamacare
  3. Eric Holder: We might still charge George Zimmerman


Associated Press

  1. Aid Needs of Syrians Spike as Diplomats Meet
  2. India Launches First Mission to Mars
  3. OECD: Economic Crisis Hits Trust in Governments


  1. Exclusive: Syria chemical weapons mission funded only through this month
  2. Israel, Palestinians grim on peace talks before Kerry visit
  3. New French centrist pact aims for European breakthrough

 Wall Street Journal

  1. Taliban Silence Pakistani Musicians
  2. Microloans Catch On in Europe, Too
  3. Cache of Nazi-Seized Art Discovered in Munich Apartment

Washington Post

  1. Kerry reassures Saudis, says U.S. will step up its consultations with the kingdom
  2. Islamist rebels in Syria use faces of the dead to lure the living
  3. After chaotic start, trial of ousted Egyptian president Morsi adjourned until Jan. 8

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Snowden Shakes Up Washington
  2. Machiavellian Social Conservatives?

The Blaze   

  1. The Biblical Insight From a Writer at the New Yorker That Left Glenn Beck Stunned 


  1. Obama Rewrites History: You Can Keep Your Plan…’If It Hasn’t Changed Since the Law Passed’
  2. Obamacare Paper Enrollment A Placebo For Stuck Applicants

 The Daily Caller 

  1. Obama denies ‘you can keep it’ videotaped promises
  2. Tucker Carlson: Jay Carney attack on Jon Karl ‘shows you the depths to which they have sunk’

  1. $1.1T: CMS Sets Record for Annual Spending by a Federal Agency
  2. Federal Debt Jumped $409 Billion in October; $3,567 Per Household

National Review

  1. Hillary’s Odyssey
  2. If I Like It, You Can Keep It

Washington Free Beacon

  1. U.S., South Korea far from agreeing to relaunch nuclear talks with North Korea
  2. Congress May Let Tax Credit for Wind Industry Expire

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Why National Democrats Rolled Over for Chris Christie
  2. The Virginia Gubernatorial Race Proves the GOP Is Suicidal

Huffington Post

  1. Tea Party’s Senate Meddling Agitates Republican Campaign Committee
  2. Joe Biden Had Nothing Nice To Say About Obama at Virginia Rally

Talking Points Memo

  1. Obama Defends ‘Keep Your Plan’ Claim
  2. Nowhere Left to Hide


      1. The Real Reason That The Cancer Patient Writing in Today’s Wall Street Journal Lost Her Insurance


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