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1:55 AM ET, November 10, 2012

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U.S. News:
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.
Richard Engel / U.S. News:
Petraeus' biographer Paula Broadwell under FBI investigation over access to his email, law enforcement officials say  —  The biographer for resigning CIA Director David Petraeus is under FBI investigation for improperly trying to access his email and possibly gaining access to classified information …
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’
Wall Street Journal:
CIA Chief Resigns Over Affair
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Mike Morell to testify instead of David Petraeus on Benghazi
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Business Insider
David Petraeus / CNN:
Senate Intelligence Chairwoman calls Petraeus' resignation ‘tragic’
Discussion: Politico and Reuters
Daily Mail:
David Petraeus resigns as head of CIA and apologises for ‘unacceptable behaviour’ …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Olivier Knox / Yahoo! News:
CIA's Petraeus, DNI Clapper to testify on Benghazi next week
David H. Petraeus / Washington Wire:
David Petraeus's Resignation Letter
Discussion: Human Events
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 …
Discussion: Liberal Values
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
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
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.
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
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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Eliza Krigman / Politico:
GOP Rep. Bono Mack loses Calif. seat  —  Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack fell to Democratic challenger Raul Ruiz Friday in a tight battle for California's 36th Congressional District, east of Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported.  —  “Today, I called Dr. Ruiz and congratulated him on his impressive victory.
Discussion: CNN
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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
McKenna concedes Washington state governor's race  —  OLYMPIA, Wash. — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna is conceding defeat.  —  Campaign manager Randy Pepple told reporters Friday night that McKenna called Democrat Jay Inslee to congratulate him.
Discussion: CNN
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 …
Luke Johnson / The Huffington Post:
Rick Scott On Decision Not To Extend Early Voting: ‘The Right Thing Happened’ … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Rick Scott, Elections 2012, Video, Election 2012, Power & Politics, Early Voting Rick Scott, Rick Scott Early Voting, Scott, Politics News
Discussion: CNN, Riptide 2.0 and clickorlando.com
 
 
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Julia Preston / New York Times:
Republicans Reconsider Positions on Immigration
Steve Strunsky / New Jersey Online:
Airport screeners ratify first-ever union contract with TSA
Rick Green / Capitol Watch:
McMahon Aftermath: Republicans Take Aim — At Each Other; Corry Bliss Vs. Chris Shays
Discussion: Politico
Joshua Spivak / The Recall Elections Blog:
Election Day Results: 12 officials ousted, 10 survive; 4 places add recall laws
Rich Yeselson / Washington Monthly:
Rage Machine Vs. Turnout Machine
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Tammy Baldwin To Ron Johnson: 'I'm Quite Confident' I Understand The Federal Budget
delawareonline:
It's surprise, touch and go for Biden
Discussion: Washington Post
 Earlier Items: 
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Oliver Stone: ‘I find Obama scary’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Tyler Durden / ZeroHedge:
Guest Post: The Next Four Years Won't Be As Good As The Last
BuzzFeed:
Obama Ends Tradition Of Post-Reelection Press Conferences
Discussion: Hot Air, The Impolitic and DCist
Helaine Olen / Forbes:
Mitt Romney's Campaign Cancels Staffers' Credit Cards In The Middle Of The Night