National Headlines 12-18-13

Obama adviser sorry for comparing GOP to Jonestown cult (USA Today)

Reid: ObamaCare will help Dems hold the Senate in 2014 (The Hill)

Top 10 lobbying victories of 2013 (The Hill)

White House to release outside panel’s report on U.S. surveillance practices Wednesday (Reuters)

Ex-BP engineer convicted of deleting text messages to obstruct oil spill probe (Fox News)

Most say Afghan war ‘wrong’: US poll (AAP)

Despite D.C. public school gains, system trails behind large-city average (Washington Post)

Ex-EPA official sentenced to 32 months for theft (Associated Press)

Whites Don’t Like Obamacare, and Could Put Senate Democrats in Jeopardy (Daily Beast)

Obamacare enlists hipster to front the health care reform (New York Daily News)

Insurers wary of new Obamacare fix for January health plans (Reuters)