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Morning Round-Up 12-30

By on 12.30.13 | 10:00AM

Feature of the Day: U.S. Struggles to Keep Pace in Delivering Broadband Service

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Federal Health Care Sign-Ups Pass 1 Million Mark
  2. Pot, Guns and Paparazzi: New Laws Run Gamut in US
  3. Report: 70 Journalists Killed On The Job in 2013


  1. 2014: The year to ‘go small’
  2. Mike Huckabee: My adventures in radio
  3. Why We’ll Never Stop Arguing About Benghazi


  1. After troubled rollout, Obamacare’s new test starts on New Year’s Day
  2. Exclusive: U.S. government urged to name CEO to run Obamacare market
  3. First state-licensed marijuana retailers to open January 1 in Colorado

Wall Street Journal

  1. Sex-Assault Reports Surge For Military
  2. Kerry to Return Next Week to Middle East
  3. Judge Backs the NSA’s Surveillance

Washington Post

  1. Army’s ‘Pacific Pathways’ initiative sets up turf battle with Marines
  2. Scalia finds his predictions on same-sex marriage ruling being borne out
  3. Hey, it’s an election year! Here’s what 2014 will bring.

Washington Times

  1. NY Times’ whitewash of Benghazi attack aids Hillary Clinton in 2016
  2. Hypocrisy of the Left: Foes of Mitt Romney excuse endless Obamacare waivers
  3. DNC tries to drum up dollars with Obama ‘impeachment’ fears

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Rand Paul & the Christian Right
  2. A Brief History of 2013, As Told Through Our Best Articles

The Blaze

  1. Pope Francis Reportedly ‘Shocked’ By Gay Adoption Proposal
  2. Ted Cruz’s Response About Gov’t Shutdown ‘Mistake’ Annoys Interviewer—But Senator Seems to Relish the Friction


  1. 2013 Year in Review: Tea Party Beats Washington

 The Daily Caller     

  1. Obama’s federal government funded hardcore porn project
  2. Doctor forces Howard Dean to retract rosy Obamacare prognosis

  1. A&E Ducks, Ends Suspension of Phil Robertson
  2. Intelligence Committee Members Dispute NYT Assertion That al-Qaeda Had No Role in Benghazi Attack

National Review

  1. The ‘Racism’ Wrecking Ball
  2. 2014’s Real Economic Challenge

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Ecuadorian President Lashes Out At Free Beacon

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Obama’s Failed Islamist Outreach
  2. The New, Not Necessarily Improved, Chris Christie

Talking Points Memo

  1. Top 10 Most Popular Stories of 2013
  2. Poll: Obama, Clinton Most Admired Man And Woman


     1. Nearly One And A Half Million Workers Will Get A Raise On New Year’s Day

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