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6:10 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 …
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 …
David H. Petraeus / Washington Wire:
David Petraeus's Resignation Letter  —  Here is the text of David Petraeus's resignation letter.  You can also read President Obama's statement and the statement from the director of national intelligence.  —  The following message was released to the CIA workforce this afternoon:
Olivier Knox / Yahoo! News:
CIA's Petraeus, DNI Clapper to testify on Benghazi next week  —  More than two months after the Sept. 11 attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya, key congressional committees will hear next week from CIA Director David Petraeus and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper about the assault, according to sources.
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 …
Daily Mail:
David Petraeus resigns as head of CIA and apologises for ‘unacceptable behaviour’ …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Citing Affair, Petraeus Resigns as C.I.A. Director
Discussion: News Desk, WNYC News and Guardian
USA Today:
David Petraeus resigns from CIA
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
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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 and Colorlines
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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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Schumer: ‘Chastened’ GOP makes deal possible on fiscal cliff
Discussion: Politico, ABCNEWS and Firedoglake
Politico:
Obama says win empowers him on fiscal cliff
Discussion: CNN
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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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 …
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, The Impolitic and DCist
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.
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 …
Tyler Durden / ZeroHedge:
Guest Post: The Next Four Years Won't Be As Good As The Last  —  Submitted by Lance Roberts of Street Talk Live,  —  The people have spoken and President Obama will serve another four years presiding over the United States.  Furthermore, there is very little change to the makeup of the House …
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
delawareonline:
It's surprise, touch and go for Biden … Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Sussex County on Thursday morning to celebrate a 201-year-old Delaware tradition, dropping in unannounced to a Return Day reception before the traditional parade to the Circle.
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
Joshua Spivak / The Recall Elections Blog:
Election Day Results: 12 officials ousted, 10 survive; 4 places add recall laws  —  The results are in from the 22 Election Day recalls and we have a near even split. 12 officials were removed, and 10 survived (One of the officials who was removed in the recall had previously resigned).
 
 
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