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Top Links: October 31

"I tried to grow a beard, but Michelle, she wasn't having it." —President Obama in Boston
Martin Bashir Top Lines
Martin Bashir Top Lines
  • "The administration said the fiscal 2013 deficit is $680 billion, which is $409 billion less than the fiscal 2012 deficit and $293 billion less than forecast in Obama's April budget." (Politico)
  • The president will pitch to foreign investors Thursday (AP)
  • America's new hunger crisis: on Nov. 1, we go off the "Hunger Cliff" (MSNBC)
  • As talks open, Democrats are starting to show some signs of division (NY Times)
  • Forbes' annual list of the world's most powerful people has Vladmir Putin as number one, with President Obama in second place (USA Today)
  • Sen. Mike Lee wants conservatives to get wonky (BuzzFeed)
  • How Washington's crucifixion of Sen. Ted Cruz made him a Tea Party saint in Iowa (BuzzFeed)
  • New NBC/WSJ poll shows the president's approval rating, along with that of Republicans, sinking to a new low (NBC First Read)
  • Syria has destroyed its chemical weapons making ability, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says (CBS News)
  • Sesame Street muppets flex their muscles with the first lady (YouTube)