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3:50 PM ET, November 11, 2012

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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Sen. Murray: Dems would let Bush-era rates expire before taking ‘unfair deal’  —  Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Sunday said Democrats were prepared to allow the expiration of all George W. Bush-era tax rates if Republican lawmakers objected to raising taxes on the wealthiest.
Discussion: Politico
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Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Bill Kristol: 'It Won't Kill The Country If We Raise Taxes' On Millionaires (VIDEO) … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Bill Kristol, Bush Tax Cuts, John Boehner, Video, Election 2012, House Republican Conference, Weekly Standard, William Kristol, Bill Kristol Republican Party, Bill Kristol Taxes …
New York Times:
Boehner Tells House G.O.P. to Fall in Line  —  WASHINGTON — On a conference call with House Republicans a day after the party's electoral battering last week, Speaker John A. Boehner dished out some bitter medicine, and for the first time in the 112th Congress, most members took their dose.
Zack Colman / Blog Summaries:
FBI uncovered Petraeus affair by chance  —  The FBI reportedly happened upon former CIA Director David Petraeus's extramarital affair while investigating a complaint from a woman close to Petraeus who had received harassing emails from the general's alleged mistress.
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Spencer Ackerman / Wired:
How I Was Drawn Into the Cult of David Petraeus  —  Gen. David Petraeus gives the thumbs up with his wife Holly at his retirement ceremony.  Photo: DOD  —  When it came out that CIA Director David Petraeus had an affair with his hagiographer, I got punked.  “It seems so obvious in retrospect.
Politico:
6 questions on Petraeus's exit
Discussion: CNN and New York Times
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Which Polls Fared Best (and Worst) in the 2012 Presidential Race  —  As Americans' modes of communication change, the techniques that produce the most accurate polls seems to be changing as well.  In last Tuesday's presidential election, a number of polling firms that conduct their surveys online had strong results.
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Applebee's CEO Threatens To Fire Employees And Freeze Hiring Because Of Obamacare  —  Zane Tankel, the CEO of Applebee's New York Franchise, Apple-Metro, is so dedicated to not spending money on his employees that he's refusing to hire anyone new.  Why?  Because he might have to provide them health care.
Alexander Burns / Politico:
The GOP polling debacle  —  For Republicans, one of the worst parts of the GOP's 2012 trouncing was that they didn't see it coming.  —  Top party strategists and officials always knew there was a chance that President Barack Obama would get reelected, or that Republicans wouldn't gain control of the Senate.
Andrew Marcus / Townhall.com:
After Election 2012: WWBD — What Would Breitbart Do?  —  Many of us woke up the morning after the election in a daze and I imagine quite a few of us thought, okay...we lost, it is a new day...WWBD-What Would Breitbart Do?  None of us can speak conclusively for him, but many of us …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Media fight on the right over GOP  —  Rush Limbaugh couldn't have been more right.  —  Months before the election, the conservative radio host made a prediction: “If Obama wins, the Republican Party is going to try to maneuver things so conservatives get blamed.”  —  And that's exactly what's happening.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Garry Wills / New York Review of Books:
What Romney Lost  —  What happens to those who lose a presidential campaign?  Some can do it with heads rightly held high, and go on to give valuable service to the nation.  We were reminded of this just two weeks before the recent election, when George McGovern died.
Josh White / Washington Post:
East Coast Rapist suspect acknowledges attacks in several states  —  Aaron Thomas would go for walks that had almost a scripted ending.  He'd see a woman.  His heart would race.  His hands would shake.  He'd approach her.  He'd scare her into submission.  —  Then he would rape her.
Discussion: Althouse
 
 
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Stacy Anderson / Associated Press:
Obama Visits Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day
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John M. Broder / New York Times:
Climate Change Report Outlines Perils for U.S. Military
Mary Grace Lucas / CNN:
Sen. Schumer: ‘Darn good chance’ of passing immigration reform
Zack Colman / The Hill:
McMorris Rodgers: GOP needs to be more ‘modern’ not ‘moderate’
Discussion: CNN, Politico and American Power
Zack Colman / The Hill:
Calif. Gov. Brown: DOJ, Obama should ‘respect’ state marijuana laws
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Romney to Supporters: ‘We Still Believe that Better Days Are Ahead’
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BBC:
Denmark to abolish tax on high-fat foods
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Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Karl Rove and his super PAC vow to press on
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