Morning Must Reads: December 2

In the news: Obamacare; Congress' To-Do List; Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; Bronx Train Crash; New York magazine; Amazon's drone delivery system

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

  • “Insurers and some states are continuing to look for ways to bypass the balky technology underpinning the health-care law despite the Obama administration’s claim Sunday that it had made ‘dramatic progress’ in fixing the federal insurance website…” [WSJ]
    • Kathleen Sebelius: Improvement Dramatic Over Oct. 1 [USA Today]
    • Inside the Race to Rescue a Health Care Site, and Obama [NYT]
    • Controlling Health-Care Costs [New Yorker]
    • Democrats Admit Reboot Needs Strong White House Team [Hill]
  • 113th Congress, Going Down In History For Its Inaction, Has a Critical December To-Do List [WashPost]
  • ‘Paper Tiger’ At the Pentagon [Politico]
  • Focus Turns to Investigation in Fatal Bronx Train Crash [NYT]
  • “British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in China saying he would advocate a multi-billion-dollar free trade deal between Beijing and the European Union, stoking tensions with the EU executive which condemned the move as premature.” [Reuters]
  • Long on Cutting Edge of Print, New York Magazine Cuts Back [NYT]
  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Reveals Drone Delivery System [TIME]