Morning Must Reads: February 13

In the news: Obama administration beats monthly health insurance enrollment target for the first time; Snowden swiped password from NSA coworker; GOP Senate leaders avert debt limit crisis; Comcast to buy Time Warner; Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter to retire; what's prettier in print

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

    • “The Obama administration has beaten a monthly health insurance enrollment target for the first time, according to data released Wednesday showing that more than 1.14 million people signed up for health plans in January in the new insurance marketplace.” [WashPost]
      • “Hundreds of thousands of Americans in poorer counties have few choices of health insurers and face high premiums through the online exchanges created by the health-care law, according to an analysis by the Wall Street Journal of offerings in 36 states.” [WSJ]
      • “Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in frequent contact with President Obama and senior White House aides before the disastrous launch of the federal ObamaCare exchange last year.” [Hill]
      • ObamaCare enrollment groups learn that the website won’t work on National Youth Enrollment Day. [BuzzFeed]
    • “A civilian NSA employee recently resigned after being stripped of his security clearance for allowing former agency contractor Edward Snowden to use his personal log-in credentials to access classified information…” [NBC]
    • G.O.P. Senate leaders avert debt ceiling crisis. [NYT]
    • Senate Conservatives Fund levels harshest attack yet on Mitch McConnell. [WashExaminer]
    • Hillary Clinton’s to-do list [Politico]
      • The rise of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker [Slate]
    • “Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company, will announce a deal to buy Time Warner Cable in a blockbuster merger worth about $45 billion…” [TIME]
      • “Time Warner Cable shares jumped 11 percent to $150.65 in early U.S. trading. Comcast, based in Philadelphia, slipped 0.4 percent to $55.” [Bloomberg]
      • Why Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is the best dealmaker in media [Buzzfeed]
    • The greatest compliment we can givDerek Jeter, as he prepares to leave the grandest stage in baseball, is that he never let us down. He has made thousands of outs and hundreds of errors and finished most of his seasons without a championship. Yet he never disappointed us.” [NYT]
      • Pass the sick bag—Derek Jeter’s farewell tour [TIME]
    • Prettier in print
    • RIP Sid Caesar, Your Comic of Comics [TIME]