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9:20 AM ET, November 10, 2012

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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.
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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 …
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 …
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 …
Washington Post:
David Petraeus resigns as CIA director
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Mike Morell to testify instead of David Petraeus on Benghazi
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Business Insider
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
CIA DIRECTOR PETRAEUS RESIGNS OVER ‘AFFAIR’
David Petraeus / CNN:
Senate Intelligence Chairwoman calls Petraeus' resignation ‘tragic’
Discussion: Politico and Reuters
Olivier Knox / Yahoo! News:
CIA's Petraeus, DNI Clapper to testify on Benghazi next week
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 …
Discussion: Liberal Values
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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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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 …
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
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 …
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Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Voting Rights Act Challenge Gets U.S. High Court Hearing
Discussion: Politico and The Raw Story
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” …
Discussion: Politico and CNN
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
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
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.
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.
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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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 …
 
 
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Steve Strunsky / New Jersey Online:
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Rick Green / Capitol Watch:
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Discussion: Politico
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Rich Yeselson / Washington Monthly:
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BuzzFeed:
Obama Ends Tradition Of Post-Reelection Press Conferences
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