Morning Must Reads: November 18

In the News: Bitcoin goes to Washington, Nancy Pelosi: Dems will 'Stand Tall' in Support of Obamacare during the next election, Iran nuclear talks heading to Geneva, and the Cheney family feud over gay marriage

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

  • Nancy Pelosi Defends Obamacare on ‘Meet the Press,’ Says Democrats will ‘stand tall’ in 2014 [NBCNews]
  • Lesson is Seen in Failure of 1989 Law on Medicare [NYT]
  • “Busted website, canceled policies, lousy early enrollment numbers. And that could be just the warmup.Because the lesson of the last six weeks is that when it comes to the Obamacare rollout, if it can go wrong, it probably will.” [Politico]
  • DSCC Sets Off-Year October Record, Raises $4.8 million  [The Hill]
  • The first congressional hearing on how to regulate virtual currencies will take place on Monday afternoon before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. [TIME]
  • America’s Longest War…Likely to Get Longer [TIME]
  • Upcoming Battle will Showcase Rising Power of Women in the Senate: “Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) are leading opposing sides of a months-long disagreement over how the Defense Department should handle the reported rise of sexual assault in the ranks.” [Washington Post]
  • Brass Slow Walk President Obama’s Marching Orders on Sexual Assault [Politico]
  • The Fight for a “Right”: How a Deal with Iran May Hinge on One Simple Word [TIME]
  • Amid Nuclear Talks, Iran Pushes Diplomacy Online [NPR]
  • Bill Clinton says he would like to see a woman president, gives no word on Hillary 2016 [Politico]
  • Liz Cheney Insists She Supports the ‘Traditional Definition of Marriage’ [Huffington Post]
  • And more on Liz: Cheney Family Airs Gay Marriage Feud on Facebook [TIME]