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Morning Round-Up 12-3

By on 12.3.13 | 10:17AM

Morning Headlines

Feature of the Day: What’s Good for Bill Gates Turns Out To Be Bad for Public Schools


Associated Press

  1. Lawmakers Convening Special Session on Pensions
  2. Updated Gets Mixed Reviews
  3. Asian Nations Dominate International Test


  1. White House returns to Obamacare sales mode
  2. Obama looks to help blue states elect Democratic governors
  3. Chris Christie steamroller hits home-state hurdles


  1. Shaken, stirred or straight up? U.S. toasts repeal of Prohibition
  2. U.S. regulator to keep an eye on largest student loan servicers
  3. Retooled Obamacare website traffic surges but problems remain

Wall Street Journal

  1. Tally of U.S. Banks Sinks to Record Low
  2. Democrats Face Battles in South to Hold the Senate
  3. West Wing Set for New Blood

Washington Post

  1. In Tokyo, Biden blames China for raising tensions in Northeast Asia
  2. Job Corps reporting budget surplus after enrollment freeze earlier this year
  3. Fast-food workers plan a new wave of walkouts across the nation

Washington Times

  1. Running up the tab: State Dept. bought $180,000 in liquor before shutdown
  2. Pope Francis’s colorful past: God’s nightclub bouncer
  3. Issa: FBI impending inquiry into IRS targeting of conservative groups

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Seven Conservative Minds
  2. China Goes Tiger Over the Senkaku Islands

The Blaze

  1. Rumor Check: Did Obama Close a Lead Plant In Order to Enact ‘Backdoor’ Gun Control?


  1. Feinstein: Jihadists Will Stop Hating The West Only When They Achieve Shariah Law
  2. Gaffney: Republicans Complicit in Iranian Nuke Development

 The Daily Caller     

  1. Obamacare back in court Tuesday
  2. White House admits Obamacare sign-ups can be invisibly blocked

  1. After 12 Yrs of U.S. Occupation, Afghanistan Sets Record for Growing Opium
  2. New Study Puts Abortion-Breast Cancer Link Back in the Spotlight

National Review

  1. The World’s New Outlaws
  2. The DeMint-McConnell Feud: A History

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Study: Minimum Wage Hike Would Do Little to Alleviate Poverty
  2. American Veteran Held in North Korea Highlights Plight of Missing U.S. POWs

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Can Washington Stop the Next Shutdown?
  2. Ukraine’s Orange Revolution Redux

Talking Points Memo

  1. Report: Obamacare To Cost ‘Billions of Dollars Less Than Originally Projected’
  2. Mini-Bargain: Patty Murray, Paul Ryan Closer to Modest Budget Deal


  1. President Obama Pledges $100 Million In Funding to Help Beat AIDS


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