MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

John Boehner's Calvinball
Daily Intel's Jonathan Chait says
the House Speaker's on-the-fly rulemaking as he negotiates with President Obama is reminiscent of the anarchic game from Calvin and Hobbes.

What could have stopped Adam Lanza?
National Review's Christina Hoff Sommers believes
lawmakers seeking solutions in the face of the tragic Connecticut shooting might be asking the wrong questions.

A survival food taste test
With Mayans predicting the end of the world on Friday, Mother Jones's Tim Murphy samples some of the best survival foods for the impending apocalypse.

Will ObamaCare exchanges be ready?
Hit & Run's Peter Suderman questions whether the exchanges required under the president's signature healthcare law can meet their stated schedule.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Bloomberg: NRA deserves blame for Newtown shooting
The New York City mayor and anti-gun activist says the gun lobby is partially to blame for the massacre, The Hill's Justin Sink reports.

Hobby Lobby denied relief from Obama birth control rules
The religiously affiliated arts-and-craft store saw a request for an injunction against rules requiring healthcare with access to free contraception denied, The Hill's Elise Viebeck reports.