Morning Must Reads: August 13

In the news: another Obamacare delay; Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate moves into Syria; NYC's stop-and-frisk; New Jersey's primary for Senate; BlackBerry up for sale; and a defiant Anthony Weiner

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • “In another setback for President Obama’s health care initiative, the administration has delayed until 2015 a significant consumer protection in the law that limits how much people may have to spend on their own health care. The limit on out-of-pocket costs, including deductibles and co-payments, was not supposed to exceed $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family. But under a little-noticed ruling, federal officials have granted a one-year grace period to some insurers, allowing them to set higher limits, or no limit at all on some costs, in 2014.” [NYT]
  • The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a version of Iraq’s al Qaeda affiliate, is surging onto the front lines of the Syrian war.
  • A federal judge rules NYC’s stop-and-frisk practice violated the constitutional rights of minority New Yorkers.
  • Does Cory Booker really want to come to Washington?
  • Terry McAuliffe sidesteps GreenTech questions.
  • 7 bills that could actually pass once Congress comes back from recess
  • BlackBerry puts itself up for sale.
  • Hillary Clinton talks voting rights.
  • The Feds let “Whitey” Bulger get away with murder.
  • James Pethokoukis: “Rand Paul is dead wrong. Milton Friedman would have supported the Fed’s bond buying.”
  • Ezra Klein: Politics isn’t a zero-sum fight between corporations and the poor.
  • Anthony Weiner stays defiant in a BuzzFeed Brews interview.