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12:30 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.
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  —  Resignations over scandals often raise more questions than they answer, and that's true of Gen. David Petraeus's abrupt exit from the Central Intelligence Agency.  —  Some have already been put to rest: Paula Broadwell, the author of “All In …
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
FBI probe of Petraeus triggered by e-mail threats from biographer, officials say
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.
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.
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
IDF fires warning shot into Syria after shell hits Golan  —  Israel says further attacks from Syria will “elicit a vigorous response” from IDF, sends letter to UN warning Syrians to avoid spillover; Incident marks first time IDF has fired at Syria since 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Mary Grace Lucas / CNN:
Sen. Schumer: ‘Darn good chance’ of passing immigration reform  —  Washington (CNN) - Sen. Charles Schumer, the third ranking Senate Democrat, said Sunday that he and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham will officially restart immigration reform talks that crumbled two years ago.
Discussion: Politico
Zack Colman / The Hill:
McMorris Rodgers: GOP needs to be more ‘modern’ not ‘moderate’  —  Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) on Sunday said the GOP didn't need to adopt “more moderate” positions, but rather needed to become “more modern” by being better inclusive of women and minorities.
Discussion: Politico
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
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 …
 
 
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Media fight on the right over GOP
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Andrew Marcus / Townhall.com:
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Gail Collins / New York Times:
Hillary's Next Move
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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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