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6:05 PM ET, November 15, 2014


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The National Interest:
How One Man Could Obliterate Obamacare  —  Why an MIT health economist who was one of the health-care law's architects could cause its utter destruction.  —  For five years, Republicans have been searching for the perfect messenger to speak out against Obamacare.  —  They have finally found him.
Jeff Dunetz / “The Lid”:
Two CNBC Alums Say Network Mgmt.  Stopped Them From Telling Truth About Obamacare & Obamanomics  —  During her Friday program on the “Fox Business Network,” Melissa Francis made a truly scandalous revelation. “when I was at CNBC, I pointed out to my viewers that the math of Obamacare simply didn't work.
Discussion: Hot Air
Chicago Tribune:
Arrogance plus deception equals Obamacare. Ask Gruber.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
1 small shirt for a man, 1 giant leap backward for women: Column  —  Better not to land a spaceship on a comet than let men wear sexist clothing.  —  So how are things going for feminism?  Well, last week they took one of the great achievements of human history — landing a probe from Earth …
Laura Gunderson / Oregonian:
Monica Wehby called John Kitzhaber after election about leading health agency, helping with reforms  —  Republican Monica Wehby speaks to supporters Tuesday after voters overwhelmingly re-elected Sen. Jeff Merkley.  The pediatric neurosurgeon says she's open to working in a more civic-minded job …
Pamela Constable / Washington Post:
Washington Cathedral's first Muslim prayer service interrupted by heckler  —  In a corner of Washington National Cathedral, several hundred Muslim worshipers and other invited guests gathered Friday afternoon for a first-ever recitation of weekly Muslim prayers at the iconic Christian sanctuary …
Scott Neuman / NPR:
In NPR Interview, Bill Cosby Declines To Discuss Assault Allegations  —  In an NPR interview with Bill Cosby that aired today on Weekend Edition Saturday, the comedian discusses the loan of 62 pieces of African Art for an exhibition in Washington, D.C.  —  But, there's one thing …
Kathryn Schroeder /
Tombstones Discovered In Backyard Of Family's New Home  —  A family's new home in Riverbank, Sacramento, came with an unexpected surprise: Tombstones in the backyard.  —  The Buenrostro family planned a day of yard clean-up, but they found more than weeds in an overgrown garden area.
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Washington braces for immigration quake  —  Congress returned to Washington this week to find a Capitol transformed by the GOP's midterm wave and a bicameral scramble to approve an oil pipeline that few would have predicted just days earlier.  —  But for all the debate over Keystone politics …
Discussion: Political Wire
Ralph Ellis / CNN:
Declared dead, 91-year-old woman wakes up 11 hours later in funeral home  —  (CNN) — Never underestimate the healing power of a good nap.  —  A 91-year-old woman in Poland was declared dead November 6 and sent to a funeral home, only to wake up 11 hours later in cold storage, CNN's Polish affiliate TVN reported.
Discussion: Gawker and FOX News Radio
Jason Sickles / Yahoo! News:
Chief: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson ‘immediately’ returns if cleared in Michael Brown's death  —  The Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown will be “immediately” returned to active duty if he is not indicted, Chief Tom Jackson told Yahoo News on Friday.
Daniel / Rosetta:
Our lander's asleep  —  With its batteries depleted and not enough sunlight available to recharge, Philae has fallen into ‘idle mode’ for a potentially long silence.  In this mode, all instruments and most systems on board are shut down.  —  “Prior to falling silent, the lander was able …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Gizmodo and Boing Boing
The Hill:
Shutdown talk grows in GOP  —  Conservative House Republicans say they're willing to shut down the government to prevent President Obama from carrying out what they see as unconstitutional actions on immigration.  —  Tea Party lawmakers emboldened by the GOP's big midterm gains say they will insist …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Prairie Weather
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Albert R. Hunt / Bloomberg View:
Hillary Clinton May Have a Job for John Podesta
Discussion: Bloomberg Politics
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
GOP Congressman: Immigration Executive Action An Impeachable Offense
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CNN
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Congressional Republicans consider using short-term funding bill to pressure Obama
Discussion: FOX News Radio and Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Mandel / Washington Post:
Obama's plan to regulate the Internet would do more harm than good
Stephanie Lulay / New York:
Fifth-Grade Sex Ed Plan Horrifies Chicago Parents Who Say It's Obscene
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Women who have sex before marriage are like ‘filthy dishrags,’ California pastor roars
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
After Losses, Liberal and Centrist Democrats Square Off on Strategy
Discussion: FOX News Radio and Booman Tribune

From Techmeme:

Raffaele Huang / Wall Street Journal:
Apple removes WhatsApp and Threads from its App Store in China, saying it was ordered to do so by China's cyberspace officials citing national security concerns

Ryan Morrison / Tom's Guide:
Microsoft researchers introduce VASA-1, an AI model that can create a realistic talking face video from a portrait photo and an audio file, in research preview

Zaheer Kachwala / Reuters:
Google says it will consolidate teams that focus on building AI models across Research and DeepMind, and move its Responsible AI teams from Research to DeepMind

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