Sinai Crisis Binds Egypt and Israel Last week, Sinai-based extremists targeted the North Sinai security headquarters with a massive blast, causing damage, but no injuries. Thankfully it wasn’t a replay of the attack last month 1,500 More Troops to Iraq The White House forwards this statement from the Pentagon press secretary on sending 1,500 more troops to Iraq: The commander in chief has authorized Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to deploy to Iraq up to 1,500 additional U.S. personnel over the coming months, in a non-combat role, to expand our advise and assist mission and initiate a comprehensive training effort for Iraqi forces. Test Version of Healthcare.gov Inadvertently Exposes New Website Features Early As 2015 open enrollment for Obamacare nears, Healthcare.gov has been telling consumers that “plans and estimated prices for 2015 coverage will be available in early November.” Although signup is not possible until November 15, the website promises&nbs Obama’s Weak Diplomacy with Iran The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee published an important scoop yesterday. President Obama “secretly wrote to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the middle of last month and described a shared interest in fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.” The “letter appeared aimed both at buttressing the campaign against [the] Islamic State and nudging Iran’s religious leader closer to a nuclear deal.” Gillespie to Concede Ed Gillespie will not be the next senator from Virginia. “Republican Ed Gillespie concedes Virginia Senate race to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner,” reports the AP.