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Good News & Bleak Analysis

As the post-mortems from the government shutdown continue to roll in, this morning's Washington Post had two stories that are significant.

First, conservative Republicans in Utah are fed up with Sen. Mike Lee. That's the good news.

Second, the sound, but bleak, analysis of Dana Milbank on Obamacare: Dems now own health care and whenever anything goes wrong, it will be blamed on Obamacare. And, sadly, many in the rightwing media will continue to spout lies about the law, such as Sean Hannity hosting a man who claimed he wanted to hire more full-time workers, but couldn't because of the new law. Turns out, the man has four employees so unless he was planning on hiring 47 new full-time workers, the law would not apply. Yeesh.

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