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10:00 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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Fred Kaplan / Slate:
Petraeus Resigns Over Affair With Biographer  —  David Petraeus testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Jan. 31  —  The woman with whom Gen. David Petraeus was having an affair is Paula Broadwell, the author of a recent hagiographic book about him, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.
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 …
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 …
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
CIA DIRECTOR PETRAEUS RESIGNS OVER ‘AFFAIR’  —  Just two days after President Obama's re-election, General David Petraeus, the CIA Director, has resigned from the administration over an extramarital affair.  Petraeus was slated to testify before Congress next week on the murder of four Americans …
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Mike Morell to testify instead of David Petraeus on Benghazi
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Business Insider
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Petraeus' statement to CIA staff on his resignation
David Petraeus / CNN:
Senate Intelligence Chairwoman calls Petraeus' resignation ‘tragic’
Discussion: Politico and Reuters
Olivier Knox / Yahoo! News:
CIA's Petraeus, DNI Clapper to testify on Benghazi next week
Daily Mail:
David Petraeus resigns as head of CIA and apologises for ‘unacceptable behaviour’ …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Politico:
Mitt Romney's ORCA program couldn't stay afloat  —  Mitt Romney's campaign boasted for the last two weeks that they would outgun President Barack Obama's team in the Democrats' area of strength - voter-targeting.  They would use a state-of-the-art system called ORCA, named for the killer whale …
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Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE - INSIDE ORCA: HOW THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN SUPPRESSED ITS OWN VOTE
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court to review key section of Voting Rights Act  —  The Supreme Court on Friday said it would decide the constitutionality of a signature portion of the Voting Rights Act.  —  The justices three years ago expressed skepticism about the continued need for Section 5 of the historic act …
Discussion: ACS Blog
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Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Voting Rights Act Challenge Gets U.S. High Court Hearing
Discussion: Politico and The Raw Story
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Supreme Court to consider rolling back minority protections in Voting Rights Act
Discussion: Mother Jones and Firedoglake
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.
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Robert E. Murray / Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register:
Murray Prays for America
Discussion: Plunderbund and Unfogged
BuzzFeed:
What The 2012 Election Would Have Looked Like Without Universal Suffrage  —  These five maps look at how the 2012 election would have played out before everyone could vote.  —  President Barack Obama has been elected twice by a coalition that reflects the diversity of America.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Where America's Racist Tweets Come From  —  Warning: The tweets are really, really racist.  —  A map of the location quotients for racist tweets: the darker-green the state, the higher the location quotient (Floating Sheep)  —  The day after Barack Obama won a second term as president …
Discussion: floatingsheep and The Raw Story
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Matthew Zook / floatingsheep:
Mapping Racist Tweets in Response to President Obama's Re-election
Discussion: Riptide 2.0, Gawker and Colorlines
Bud Kennedy / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Hardin GOP official: ‘Maggots’ elected Obama  —  Texas Republicans are already using the s-word.  —  One party official from Southeast Texas calls for — not secession — separation.  —  “Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government?” writes Hardin County Republican treasurer Peter Morrison …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Gawker
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David Daley / Salon:
Philip Roth: “I'm done”  —  The most decorated living American author quietly announces his retirement in an interview with a French magazine  —  Philip Roth is calling it a career.  —  In an interview with a French publication called Les Inrocks last month — which does not appear …
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Noonan: ‘People Are Afraid of Change’  —  Republicans got complacent.  Now it's time to rethink.  —  President Obama did not lose, he won.  It was not all that close.  There was enthusiasm on his side.  Mitt Romney's assumed base did not fully emerge, or rather emerged as smaller than it used to be.
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: Hot Air, DCist and The Impolitic
Zack Colman / The Hill:
Interior proposal would limit commercial oil shale development on federal lands in West  —  The Interior Department on Friday issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres of federal land in the West originally slated for oil shale development.  —  The proposed plan would fence off a majority …
 
 
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Rick Green / Capitol Watch:
McMahon Aftermath: Republicans Take Aim — At Each Other; Corry Bliss Vs. Chris Shays
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