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Congress: Done for the year?

Politico: "It’s just mid-November, but it’s quickly becoming a reality: Washington could be mostly done making laws for the year. If it isn’t evident by looking at the thin congressional calendar, top sources in both chambers are downright grim that the final eight weeks in 2013 will produce any legislative breakthroughs, like a broad budget agreement or an immigration deal."

Roll Call: “President Barack Obama’s ‘if you like it, you can keep it’ promise has House Democrats facing a dilemma as they look ahead to a vote on Republican legislation to preserve existing health plans. ‘There will be defections,’ a House Democratic leadership aide predicted. The bill, sponsored by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., would give insurance companies the option of continuing all existing health plans for a year. It’s considerably weaker than a proposal by Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., that would require insurance companies to continue offering existing plans, but the political power of the legislation may be no less potent: Are you in favor of keeping the president’s promise or not?”

The Hill looks at how immigration reform has died a quiet death in the House.

KOTV: “Perry Inhofe, the son of U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, died in a plane crash in Owasso on Sunday, November 10, 2013. Sources close to the family confirmed the news Monday afternoon.”