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4:15 PM ET, November 10, 2012

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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
More on the Timing of Petraeus's Resignation  —  Ronald Kessler of Newsmax has more details on the Petraeus affair.  They are rather sordid, and raise more questions about the timing of his resignation: … Perhaps this one? … “Thousands of emails” over “several months”?
Discussion: Business Insider
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Woman Linked to Petraeus Is a West Point Graduate and Lifelong High Achiever  —  WASHINGTON — Paula Broadwell, whose affair with the nation's C.I.A. director led to his resignation on Friday, was the valedictorian of her high school class and homecoming queen, a fitness champion at West Point …
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 …
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 …
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
Petraeus Resigns Over Affair With Biographer
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
Stephen Moore / Wall Street Journal:
Mitch McConnell: ‘We Have a Voter Mandate Not to Raise Taxes’  —  The Senate minority leader on Obama's victory, the fiscal cliff and the folly of ‘Thelma and Louise economics.’  —  In the wake of President Barack Obama's electoral victory, gleeful Democrats believe that the impending …
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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” …
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
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Florida vote count: Obama wins state  —  Four days after Election Day, a final count of votes in Florida shows President Obama defeated Mitt Romney, bringing the president's total count in the Electoral College to 332.  —  Romney won 206 Electoral College votes.  —  The Associated Press called Florida for Obama on Saturday.
Discussion: CNN
Mark Steyn / National Review:
The Edge of the Abyss  —  Amid the ruin and rubble of the grey morning after, it may seem in poor taste to do anything so vulgar as plug the new and stunningly topical paperback edition of my book, After America — or, as Dennis Miller retitled it on the radio the other day, Wednesday.
Discussion: American Power
 
 
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Caroline B. Glick / Jewish World Review:
A time for courage, and action  —  Mitt Romney wasn't a bad candidate.
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As Rumors Swirl, FEMA's Problems Endure
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Associated Press:
McKenna concedes Washington state governor's race
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