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2:10 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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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.
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 …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and msnbc.com
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.
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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Politico:
6 questions on Petraeus's exit
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
FBI probe of Petraeus triggered by e-mail threats from biographer, officials say
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.
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.
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
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 …
David Muir / ABCNEWS:
Romney to Supporters: ‘We Still Believe that Better Days Are Ahead’  —  On Friday morning, Mitt Romney and his wife Ann drove themselves to campaign headquarters in Boston.  Gone were the secret service detail and the motorcade that had trailed them in the final months of the campaign.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Zack Colman / The Hill:
Calif. Gov. Brown: DOJ, Obama should ‘respect’ state marijuana laws  —  California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said the federal government should let recently passed marijuana legalization laws stand in Colorado and Washington.  —  “It's time for the Justice Department to recognize the sovereignty of the states …
Discussion: The Raw Story
 
 
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