• Michael Tomasky of The Daily Beast calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the high-stakes election recount in Virginia is so important

alazraqui• Comedian Carlos Alazraqui joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to hang with us for the hour

• Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced Tuesday that she will support legislation aimed at repairing the now-broken promise that the president — and many senators — made to Americans when the Affordable Care Act was passed: That if they liked their health insurance, they could keep it.

• Desperation triggered anarchy in communities in the Philippines flattened by Typhoon Haiyan as survivors of one of the most violent storms to ever hit land struggled to find food, clean water and medicine Wednesday.

• The Hawaii State Senate passed a bill Tuesday legalizing gay marriage, putting Hawaii a signature away from becoming a same-sex wedding destination. Gov. Neil Abercrombie said in a statement he will sign the measure.

• Congress’ approval rating has fallen to nine percent in a new Gallup poll, the lowest it has been in the public opinion research firm’s 39 years of asking the question. A new Quinnipiac University poll found that American voters disapprove of President Obama by a margin of 54 percent to 39 percent, which is the lowest approval rating he has had since becoming president.