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5:45 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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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: 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 …
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Petraeus' statement to CIA staff on his resignation  —  The following message was released to the CIA workforce this afternoon:  —  Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA.
Olivier Knox / Yahoo! News:
CIA's Petraeus, DNI Clapper to testify on Benghazi next week
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
CIA DIRECTOR PETRAEUS RESIGNS OVER ‘AFFAIR’
Discussion: Business Insider
USA Today:
David Petraeus resigns from CIA
Luis Martinez / ABCNEWS:
David Petraeus Resigns From CIA, Citing Affair
Discussion: Reuters
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
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  —  Note: for questions about the methodology/approach of this post, see the FAQ (added 16:20 EST 11/9/2012).  —  During the day after the 2012 presidential election we took note of a spike in hate speech on Twitter referring …
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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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: Politico, ABCNEWS and Firedoglake
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 …
Nick Wing / The Huffington Post:
Peter Morrison, Texas GOP Official, Calls For ‘Amicable Divorce’ From ‘Maggots’ Who Voted For Obama … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Elections 2012, Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Barack Obama 2012 , Video, Election 2012, Obama Reelection, Peter Morrison, Peter Morrison Secession …
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Bud Kennedy / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Hardin GOP official: ‘Maggots’ elected Obama
Discussion: Gawker
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.
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 …
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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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
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 …
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
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 …
 
 
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