The Morning After a Bad Day for Obamacare

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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1. At the Monkey Cage, Mia Costa, Brian Schaffner and Ray La Raja found that a lot of assumptions about Republican votes are wrong.

2. Seth Masket in the New York Times on winnowing (I still don’t believe Newt Gingrich’s exit from the 2012 contest was delayed by his access to outside funding).

3. Campaign lawyers Ben Ginsberg, a Republican,  and Bob Bauer, a Democrat, are teaming up with political scientists to study the effects of super-PACs on next year’s elections. Maggie Haberman at the New York Times reports.

4. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank: So much for regular order in the House.

5. Harry Enten notes: “Rubio is picking up steam among the center-right part of the GOP congressional caucus right now. But hasn't done too well on its left.”

6. At CJR, Deron Lee interviews J. Ann Selzer of the Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll. 

7. Charles Gaba on what is real and what isn’t in the discussion about high-deductible Obamacare plans. I wish supporters would say some services are “included” rather than being “free.”

8. HuffPost’s Jonathan Cohn and Jeffrey Young on a bad day for Obamacare.

9. And don’t miss Megan McArdle’s look at the same news, here at View. Read both for a good, balanced understanding of how the exchanges are doing.

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