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12:50 PM ET, November 10, 2012

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Ronald Kessler / NewsMax.com:
FBI Investigation Led to Petraeus Resignation  —  More ways to share...  Mixx  —  Stumbled  —  LinkedIn  —  Vine  —  Buzzflash  —  Newstrust  —  Technocrati  —  Forward Article  —  Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — The resignation of David H. Petraeus …
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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 …
Wall Street Journal:
CIA Chief Resigns Over Affair  —  Petraeus Relationship With Biographer Surfaced After FBI Probe of His Email … CIA Director David Petraeus, seen testifying on Capitol Hill in January 2012.  —  WASHINGTON—Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus resigned after a probe …
U.S. News:
CIA Director David Petraeus resigns, cites extramarital affair
David Petraeus / CNN:
Senate Intelligence Chairwoman calls Petraeus' resignation ‘tragic’
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Rove under fire  —  Karl Rove is scrambling to protect his status in the GOP.  AP Photo  —  Close  —  The face of the historic $1-billion plan to unseat President Barack Obama and turn the Senate Republican, Rove now finds himself the leading scapegoat for its failure.
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Ben Howe / RedState:
Campaign Sources: The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job  —  If you spend your time watching politics and haven't been hiding in a deep depression since Tuesday, you've probably been hearing a lot about “ORCA.”  According to the Washington Post, ORCA “was designed as a first-of-its-kind tool …
Politico:
Mitt Romney's ORCA program couldn't stay afloat  —  Mitt Romney's campaign boasted for the past two weeks that it would outgun President Barack Obama's team in the Democrats' area of strength — voter-targeting.  It would use a state-of-the-art system called ORCA, named for the killer whale …
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Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
War opens inside Republican Party over immigration  —  A war has opened within the GOP over whether to embrace immigration reform in the wake of President Obama's thumping of Mitt Romney among Hispanic voters.  —  Conservative hero Sean Hannity said Thursday he had evolved on immigration reform …
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Julia Preston / New York Times:
Republicans Reconsider Positions on Immigration  —  After a presidential election in which Latino voters rewarded President Obama while punishing Republicans for their positions on immigration, Republican leaders and prominent conservatives moved quickly this week to shift to new ground …
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
The GOP Must Choose: Rush Limbaugh or Minority Voters
ABCNEWS:
Obama Says Wealthy Should Pay More in Taxes  —  President Barack Obama says he won't accept a plan to avert the so-called fiscal cliff that doesn't ask the wealthy to pay more in taxes.  —  In Saturday's radio and Internet address, Obama says the election showed support for his “balanced” …
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: New York Times, ABCNEWS and ACS Blog
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Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Voting Rights Act Challenge Gets U.S. High Court Hearing
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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.
Discussion: Daily Kos, Chicago Boyz and Gawker
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
 
 
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