Lunchtime links: Colorado anti-Obamacare initiative struggling

Independence Institute President Jon Caldara’s “anti-Obamacare ” initiative, which aims to exempt Coloradans from the paying into the plan, is limping along, with only 10,000 signatures. He has sued the state because he says new laws governing how to pay signature gatherers spells the end of the citizen initiative process.

Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul calls his controversial Maddow interview a “poor political decision.”

Still, Paul leads Kentucky’s Democratic candidate, Jack Conway, by 25 points.

The Republicans may be their own worst enemy in the midterm elections.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is likely to be the party’s next Senate leader.

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) does not know how to use an ATM.

Elena Kagan’s college newspaper work reveals clues about her ideology.

Obama will fully support Sestak after an awkward relationship during the primary campaign.

A new unemployment extension bill will be coming out today.

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