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2:50 PM ET, November 1, 2013


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At Least 3 Injured in LAX Security Checkpoint Shooting  —  TSA officials told NBC4 the shooting occurred at a security checkpoint  —  A gunman opened fire at a security checkpoint Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring at least three people and forcing a terminal evacuation.
Discussion: Liberaland, Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Lauren / CBS Los Angeles:
Suspect In Custody After Shooting Prompts Evacuation At Terminal 3 At LAX  —  LOS ANGELES ( — A suspect was in custody Friday following a shooting at Terminal 3 at LAX, police said.  —  CBS News' John Miller said the unidentified suspect entered the terminal wearing camouflage …
Michael Martinez / CNN:
Los Angeles International Airport evacuated after shots reportedly fired  —  Los Angeles (CNN) — [Breaking news update at 1:35 p.m. Friday]  —  (CNN) — A person with a firearm at Los Angeles International Airport approached a checkpoint at Terminal 3 and opened fire Friday morning …
LAX shooting: TSA officer killed, suspect in custody
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Book Details Obama Aides' Talks About Replacing Biden on 2012 Ticket  —  President Obama's top aides secretly considered replacing Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. with Hillary Rodham Clinton on the 2012 ticket, undertaking extensive focus-group sessions and polling in late 2011 when Mr. Obama's re-election outlook appeared uncertain.
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Congress governs self under ‘Obamacare’
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
What Really Happens To People Whose Insurance Is ‘Canceled’ Because Of Obamacare  —  President Obama wasn't entirely right in 2009 when he said that if you like your health care plan, then you can keep it.  Some people are going to have their health insurance plans canceled, and it does have something to do with Obamacare.
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: October 2013  —  The latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, conducted October 17-23, finds that the public reported paying more attention this month to the political fights over the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling than technical problems with the opening …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Court strikes down mandate for birth control in ObamaCare  —  A federal appeals court on Friday struck down the birth control mandate in ObamaCare, concluding the requirement trammels religious freedom.  —  The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — the second most influential bench in the land behind …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Todd S. Purdum / Politico:
The Obamacare sabotage campaign  —  To the undisputed reasons for Obamacare's rocky rollout — a balky website, muddied White House messaging and sudden sticker shock for individuals forced to buy more expensive health insurance — add a less acknowledged cause: calculated sabotage by Republicans at every step.
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and NewsBusters blogs
The White House:
Executive Order — Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change  —  PREPARING THE UNITED STATES FOR THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE  —  By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to prepare the Nation …
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Obama takes on climate-fueled storms
Discussion: CNN, ThinkProgress and New York Times
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Why Bill Kristol left Fox News  —  Bill Kristol, the editor and publisher of The Weekly Standard, ended a decade-long run as Fox News contributor this summer two years after he and Roger Ailes got into a disagreement that had a cooling effect on their relationship, sources with knowledge of the relationship told POLITICO.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
A War on the Poor  —  John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, has done some surprising things lately.  First, he did an end run around his state's Legislature — controlled by his own party — to proceed with the federally funded expansion of Medicaid that is an important piece of Obamacare.
Discussion: Liberaland
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
As Cuts to Food Stamps Take Effect, More Trims to Benefits Are Expected  —  Starting Friday, millions of Americans receiving food stamps will be required to get by with less government assistance every month, a move that not only will cost them money they use to feed their families but is expected …
Jeff Cox / NBCNews:
Families brace as billions in food stamp cuts set in
Erica Fink /
Sex workers embrace Obamacare  —  A burlesque dancer dressed as a nurse taunts her co-performer with a toy syringe, dangling the medicine seductively in an act that's meant to reflect the cat-and-mouse game of U.S. healthcare.  They shimmy and eventually end up topless.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and NewsBusters
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
GOP Deeply Divided Over Climate Change  —  Two-thirds of Americans (67%) say there is solid evidence that the earth has been getting warmer over the last few decades, a figure that has changed little in the past few years.  While partisan differences over climate change remain substantial …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Republicans see Cruz as party leader  —  PPP's newest national survey finds that in the wake of the shutdown, Republican voters now view Ted Cruz as their party's leader.  21% picked Cruz to 17% for Chris Christie, and 15% for John Boehner.  Cruz finished well ahead of the other GOP Senators …
Chris Frates / CNN:
Senate Democrats supported rule that led to insurance cancellations  —  Washington (CNN) - Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years ago to support the Obamacare rule that is largely responsible for some of the health insurance cancellation letters that are going out.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
President Obama, off the record  —  President Barack Obama is often accused of being insular.  He's not a schmoozer.  He doesn't like meeting with lawmakers, and he doesn't particularly care for talking to reporters, either.  —  But get him in an off-the-record setting with a small group …
Southern secessionist group lists two TN lawmakers as weekend speakers  —  Niceley, Matheny were set to speak at group's meeting  —  Two Tennessee lawmakers were scheduled to speak at a Southern secessionist group's meeting this weekend, and while a representative for one claims he's spent …
Neil King Jr / Washington Wire:
Poll: Growing Number of Republicans Dislike GOP  —  October was clearly a cruel month for both President Barack Obama and the Republicans, both of whom saw their images slump to new lows in Wall Street Journal/NBC News polling.  —  But hidden within the data is a more disturbing reality for the Republican Party.
Tjfang / CBS San Francisco:
Google's Secret Revealed: Barge To Offer High-End Showrooms, Party Deck  —  SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) - Google's mysterious floating barge on San Francisco Bay will feature luxury showrooms and a party deck for the tech giant to market Google Glass and other gadgets to invitation-only clients, multiple sources told KPIX 5.
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Sharyl Attkisson / CBS News:
Obamacare enrollments got off to very slow start, documents show