Morning Reads

Happy Thursday morning! Two more days until the weekend. In the meantime, here are some of the stories we’re looking at here at Moyers & Company HQ…

Hostage negotiations continue…

Day two –> HHS reports almost 5 million hits on the site, according to Sam Baker at The Hill. BUT: California “vastly overstated” its first-day web traffic, according to the Los Angeles Times. Officials blamed an internal miscommunication.

Red State dispatches–> At AlterNet, Steve Rosenfeld takes a look at how the first day went down in conservative states, according to local media reports. ALSO: ThinkProgress reports that Disney is promoting its part-time workers down in Orlando to full-time status in response to the ACA.

Pushing Wendy –> John Nichols writes for The Nation that a “bold pro-choice woman” like Wendy Davis can win in the Lone Star State.

Radioactive –> BBC reports on yet another leak at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

No white hats –> At The Washington Post, Liz Sly says “foreign extremists” now dominate the Syrian rebel movement.

Watching the watchers –> McClatchy’s Anita Kumar reports that Obama’s NSA oversight panel is full of friendly administration insiders.

You can’t handle the truth! –> NRA tried to stifle a study which found that gun dealers support more background checks, according to Rebecca Leber at ThinkProgress.

Trolling pollster –> PPP with another survey of Americans’ views on conspiracy theories.

10,000 walruses –> National Geographic with a tragic story about the beasts huddling together on a tiny island as sea ice disappears.

What did we miss? What are you seeing? Let us know in the comments!

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