MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Connecticut's struggle to implement ObamaCare

Wonkblog's Sarah Kliff reports that Connecticut is cutting back some of its plans to implement the Obama administration's healthcare reform law.

When should a Supreme Court justice step down?
At The Monkey Blog, David Karol considers when a Supreme Court justice should consider stepping down.

French spies are kind of like American spies
Kevin Drum at his Mother Jones blog highlights a report in Le Monde about data collection by French intelligence officials.

Markey swearing could happen Wednesday
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) could be sworn in as senator as early as next Wednesday, Michael Levenson reports.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Hagan criticizes NC abortion bill

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) strongly criticized an abortion bill making its way through her state's legislature, reports The Hill's Russell Berman.

IRS scrutiny went beyond politics

The Internal Revenue Service's additional scrutiny on groups applying for tax-exempt status included more than just political criteria, according to The New York Times's Jonathan Weisman.