Morning Must Reads: October 29

In the news: NSA eavesdropping; ObamaCare delay; Joseph Kony; Virginia governor's race; Hurricane Sandy, one year later

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

  • “President Obama is poised to order the National Security Agency to stop eavesdropping on the leaders of American allies, administration and congressional officials said Monday, responding to a deepening diplomatic crisis over reports that the agency had for years targeted the cellphone of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.” [NYT]
    • Dianne Feinstein breaks ranks to oppose US spying on allies [Guardian]
  • “Rabobank is poised to announce the resignation of its chief executive, Piet Moerland, as the Dutch lender reaches a roughly $1 billion settlement of an investigation into attempted manipulation of benchmark interest rates.” [WSJ]
  • Would ObamaCare delays make any difference? [National Journal]
  • Kony 2013: U.S. quietly intensifies effort to help African troops capture infamous warlord [WashPost]
  • According to a new Washington Post/Abt SRBI poll, Democrat Terry McAuliffe tops Republican state attorney general Ken Cuccinelli 51 percent to 39 percent among likely voters in the Nov. 5 Virginia gubernatorial election. [WashPost]
  • One Year After Hurricane Sandy, Meet the Families That Are Still Homeless [New York]