Good thing about losing a post to the spinning beach ball of doom is you get a chance to improve it on rewrite.
Here are some Obamacare-heavy midday nibbles:
* Wonkblog‘s Sarah Kliff thoroughly explains the “back-end” problems with transmission of enrollee data to insurers by the Obamacare enrollment system.
* TNR’s Jonathan Cohn argues that normal wait-til-last-minute habits have contributed as much or more to low Obamacare enrollment numbers than website problems.
* Greg Sargent has more on the hypocrisy and bad faith surrounding GOP attacks on Obamacare implementation.
* At TAP, Amelia Thompon-Deveaux discusses large potential impact of Obamacare contraception coverage mandate in reducing prior reliance on cheap “pill” option.
* Roll Call unveils list of Republican senators most vulnerable to primary challenges in 2014 (currently, in order of vulnerability, Enzi, McConnell, Cochran, Graham, Roberts, Alexander and Cornyn).
* At WaPo, our own Ryan Cooper speculates that huge J.P. Morgan settlement could signal Democratic shift towards “economic populism.”
And in sorta non-political news:
* Pope Francis’s anti-corruption campaign takes dramatic turn via sanctions on luxury-loving German bishop.
In another tribute to the October cold snap, here’s Elvis Costello with “I Felt the Chill Before the Winter Came.”