Morning Must Reads: November 4

In the News: Virginia governor's race nears its end; Obamacare woes; Sen. Schumer endorses Clinton; and Double Down excerpt

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

  • Both Sides Invoke Obama in Climax of Virginia Governor’s Race [NYT]
  • “President Obama joined the parade of personalities campaigning for onetime Democratic Party chief Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor’s race, a closely watched swing-state contest that could test both parties’ strategy for next year’s midterm election.” [LA Times]
  • For Cuccinelli and McAuliffe One Day Voting is Still What Matters [TIME
  • “The path for star-crossed GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, [Virginia Republican Party Chairman] Pat Mullins said, looks like this: ‘If turnout is in the 30s, the low 30s, we’re gonna win. If it gets higher up in Fairfax [in Democratic-leaning Northern Virginia], say like 40, it’s likely we won’t. I don’t think it’s going to hit 40 anywhere. I’m looking at 32.'” [Politico
  • Under Health Care Act, Millions Eligible for Free Policies [NYT]
  • For Consumers Whose Health Premiums Will Go Up Under New Law, Sticker Shock Leads to Anger [Washington Post]
  • NRCC Chairman: Obamacare will Doom Dems [The Hill
  • “Everyone now is clamoring about Affordable Care Act winners and losers. I am one of the losers.My grievance is not political; all my energies are directed to enjoying life and staying alive, and I have no time for politics. For almost seven years I have fought and survived stage-4 gallbladder cancer, with a five-year survival rate of less than 2% after diagnosis. I am a determined fighter and extremely lucky. But this luck may have just run out: My affordable, lifesaving medical insurance policy has been canceled effective Dec. 31.” [WSJ]
  • White House: Affordable Care Act Adds Many Protections [USA Today
  • NSA Chief Likely to be Stripped of Cyber War Powers [The Hill
  • Lies  Told to Become a Spy [Salon]
  • Senator Chuck Schumer Endorses Hillary Clinton for President [LA Times]
  • Egypt’s Morsi Defiant; Trial Delayed Until Jan. 8 [USA Today
  • The Incredible, Absurd Iranian Hostage Rescue Mission That Never Happened [TIME
  • The Hunt for Pufferfish [TIME