Morning Must Reads: November 1

In the news: ObamaCare fears; food stamps; NSA; Cory Booker; Obama's credibility

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

  • Longstanding Fears Help Explain the Latest Wave of ObamaCare Outrage [TIME]
    • Troubled Start for Health Law Has Democrats Feeling Anxious [NYT]
    • When Insurers Drop Policies: Three Stories [NYT]
    • O-Care Docs: 248 joined in first two days [Hill]
    • ObamaCare’s Winners and Losers, in One Chart [New Republic]
  • Food Stamp Program Faces Congressional Double Whammy [TIME]
  • “Mounting revelations about the extent of NSA surveillance have alarmed technology leaders in recent days, driving a renewed push for significant legislative action from an industry that long tried to stay above the fray in Washington.” [WashPost]
    • “What did the President know and when did he know it?…In the case of the N.S.A.’s eavesdropping on the cell phone of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, the answers seem to be: ‘a lot, but only about the content’ and ‘pretty recently.'” [New Yorker]
    • “They could well be spying on the president, for all I know,” says Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). [National Review]
  • “Cory Booker became New Jersey’s first African-American U.S. Senator and the first former Newark mayor to ascend to higher political office when he was sworn in at high noon Thursday in the well of the U.S. Senate.” [NJ Star-Ledger]
  • As New Jersey’s Christie Campaigns, a 2016 Strategy Emerges [WSJ]
  • Obama’s Credibility Is At Risk [National Journal]
    • Paul Ryan Wanted to Change Washington—But Washington Changed Him [National Journal]