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4:10 PM ET, November 9, 2012

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CIA Director David Petraeus resigns, cites extramarital affair  —  CIA Director David Petraeus resigned Friday, citing an extramarital affair and “extremely poor judgement.”  —  In a letter released to the CIA work force on Friday afternoon, Petraeus disclosed the affair, and wrote …
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Politico:
Gen. David Petraeus resigns as CIA director, citing affair  —  David Petraeus resigned his post as director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday, citing an extramarital affair.  —  Petraeus visited the White House on Thursday to ask President Barack Obama to accept his resignation …
Daily Mail:
David Petraeus resigns as head of CIA and apologises for ‘unacceptable behaviour’ after admitting to extra-marital affair  —  David Petraeus today resigned as director of the CIA after admitting an extra-marital affair.  —  The former general had been one of the most respected figures …
Discussion: CNN and Firedoglake
David H. Petraeus / nbcnewyork.com:
CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extramarital Affair  —  Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus has resigned, citing “extremely poor judgment” for having an extramarital affair, NBC News reported.  —  “Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed …
USA Today:
David Petraeus resigns from CIA  —  (Photo: H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY file)  —  3:34PM EST November 9.  2012 -  —  WASHINGTON—CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned from his post citing an extramarital affair,.  —  In a letter to CIA personnel, Petraeus said he met with President Obama …
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Petraeus' statement to CIA staff on his resignation
Discussion: Washington Wire
Washington Wire:
Statement on Resignation of Petraeus
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE - INSIDE ORCA: HOW THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN SUPPRESSED ITS OWN VOTE  —  As Republicans try to explain their Election Day losses in terms of policy, tactics, and strategy, one factor is emerging as the essential difference between the Obama and Romney campaigns on November 6 …
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JohnE / Ace of Spades HQ:
The Unmitigated Disaster Known As Project ORCA
Politico:
Romney's fail whale: ORCA the vote-tracker left team ‘flying blind’ (Updated)
Discussion: Mashable! and New York Magazine
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Let's Not Make a Deal  —  To say the obvious: Democrats won an amazing victory.  Not only did they hold the White House despite a still-troubled economy, in a year when their Senate majority was supposed to be doomed, they actually added seats.  —  Nor was that all: They scored major gains in the states.
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
Obama says win empowers him on fiscal cliff
Discussion: CNN
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Schumer: ‘Chastened’ GOP makes deal possible on fiscal cliff
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Firedoglake and Politico
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
After Obama reelection coal company CEO reads prayer to staff, announces layoffs  —  Paul Fraughton/AP - In this 2007 file photo, Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray waits to be interviewed by a television news program in Utah.  On Nov. 7,2012, the day after the presidential election, Murray laid off 156 employees.
Matthew Zook / floatingsheep:
Mapping Racist Tweets in Response to President Obama's Re-election  —  During the day after the 2012 presidential election we took note of a spike in hate speech on Twitter referring to President Obama's re-election, as chronicled by Jezebel (thanks to Chris Van Dyke for bringing this our attention).
Discussion: Colorlines and Riptide 2.0
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Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Where America's Racist Tweets Come From
Discussion: The Raw Story
KABC-TV:
Dead pig left at Republican HQ in Manhattan Beach  —  animal news, mitt romney, south bay, los angeles news, jovana lara  —  Jovana Lara  —  MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — A dead pig clad in a Mitt Romney T-shirt was left at a Republican campaign office in Manhattan Beach.
Mickey Kaus / The Daily Caller:
Alert!  The entire GOP elite seems to be trying to sell out en masse on immigration.  Not only Boehner, but Cantor.  And Hannity (who works for pro-amnesty world citizen Rupert Murdoch).  Even Krauthammer. ...  Maybe these people are convinced the larger GOP project can be saved simply by caving on just this one issue.
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Jim Thompsonupdated / Athens Daily News:
Charles Darwin gets 4,000 write-in votes in Athens against Paul Broun  —  Charles Darwin, the 19th-century naturalist who laid the foundations for evolutionary theory, received nearly 4,000 write-in votes in Athens-Clarke County in balloting for the 10th Congressional District seat retained Tuesday …
BuzzFeed:
Obama Ends Tradition Of Post-Reelection Press Conferences  —  No questions, please.  —  (Getty)  —  President Obama delivered a statement today, his first to the White House press corps since winning reelection, calling for a balanced approach to fix the deficit that included cuts and revenue increases.
Discussion: DCist and The Impolitic
Chris Cassidy / Boston Herald:
Awkward first press conference for senator-elect Warren  —  A jittery U.S. senator-elect Elizabeth Warren gave one-sentence answers, ducked questions and even passed one on to Gov. Deval Patrick in an awkward first press conference since the election.  —  Warren spoke for a total of less …
Helaine Olen / Forbes:
Mitt Romney's Campaign Cancels Staffers' Credit Cards In The Middle Of The Night  —  US Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney loads into a car on his way to the airport in North Canton, Ohio before flying to Pensacola, Florida, on October 27, 2012.  (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife)
Marijke Rowland / modbee.com:
Obama threat gets Turlock woman fired, reported to Secret Service  —  TURLOCK — A Turlock woman who posted inflammatory comments on Facebook about President Barack Obama has been fired from her job and reported to the U.S. Secret Service.  —  Turlock resident Denise Helms, 22 …
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
For Romney, All His Career Options Are Still Open.  Except One.  —  BOSTON — They predict he will write a book, convinced that the daily diary he kept on the campaign trail would make for a compelling read.  —  They speculate that he will return to the corridors of finance …
Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:
Republican Party begins election review to find out what went wrong  —  Top Republican officials, stunned by the extent of their election losses Tuesday night, have begun an exhaustive review to figure out what went so wrong and how to fix it.  —  Party leaders said they already had planned …
Schuyler Dixon / Associated Press:
‘Next Bush’ makes campaign filing in Texas  —  DALLAS (AP) - George P. Bush, a nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of one-time Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has made a campaign filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state office, an official said Thursday night.
Discussion: CNN and Ballot Box
BuzzFeed:
14 Lessons From 2012  —  Obama will get better.  Politics keeps getting worse.  —  Image by Jerome Delay / AP  —  Being president of the United States is a difficult job.  Hard decisions land on your desk.  Some of them are choices between terrible and dreadful.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, ABCNEWS and The PJ Tatler
 
 
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A Constitutional Moment. Sometime?
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Lee Enterprises / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Baldwin reflects on victory
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King keeping door open for U.S. Senate seat in in 2014
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Husted's latest idea would have handed Ohio to Romney
Bill Maher / HBO:
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