Morning Must Reads: November 22

In the news: the nuclear option; JFK; NSA; how we treat cancer; eradicating polio in Afghanistan

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

  • “Senate majority leader Harry Reid and 51 of his Democratic colleagues on Thursday changed how the chamber considers Executive Branch and most Judicial Branch nominees. But the ramifications of the action go well beyond the Senate’s advice-and-consent powers…” [TIME]
    • Senate’s filibuster rule change should help Obama achieve key second-term priorities [WashPost]
    • Partisan fever in Senate is likely to rise [NYT]
    • “The main reason for this odd, partial clawback of the filibuster is that President Obama has no real legislative agenda that can pass Congress.” [New York]
  • JFK and the Hope that Lingers [Politico]
  • Insurers Cut Doctors’ Fees in New Health-Care Plans [WSJ]
  • Meet the Spies Doing the NSA’s Dirty Work [Foreign Policy]
  • The Quest to Build an NSA-Proof Cloud [Atlantic]
  • Sex in the Senate [Politico
  • There’s a Whole New Way of Killing Cancer: Stephanie Lee is the Test Case [Esquire]
  • Staring down the Taliban in the Race to Eradicate Polio from Earth [Wired]