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7:50 AM ET, November 11, 2012

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New York Times:
F.B.I. Said to Have Stumbled Into News of Petraeus Affair  —  WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. investigation that led to the resignation of David H. Petraeus as C.I.A. director on Friday began with a complaint several months ago about “harassing” e-mails sent by Paula Broadwell, Mr. Petraeus's biographer …
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Washington Post:
FBI probe of Petraeus triggered by e-mail threats from biographer, officials say  —  Video: David Petraeus has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.  According to his letter of resignation, Petraeus asked President Barack Obama on Thursday to allow him to resign.
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 …
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”?
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.
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Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
War opens inside Republican Party over immigration
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 …
Steve Dowling / Apple:
HTC and Apple Settle Patent Dispute  —  All Patent Litigation Between the Companies Dismissed  —  HTC and Apple® have reached a global settlement that includes the dismissal of all current lawsuits and a ten-year license agreement.  The license extends to current and future patents held by both parties.
Discussion: Fortune, BBC, NYT Bits, TechCrunch and Engadget
DownWithTyranny!:
Onward And Upward— Good Guys Always Win In The End  —  The first time he ran for Congress, Alan Grayson lost the primary.  Two years later Blue America encouraged him to run again and he did.  Derided by the political Establishment in Florida and in DC, he beat their favorite in the primary …
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Christian Right Failed to Sway Voters on Issues  —  Christian conservatives, for more than two decades a pivotal force in American politics, are grappling with Election Day results that repudiated their influence and suggested that the cultural tide — especially on gay issues — has shifted against them.
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.
Mike Ramsey / CBS Chicago:
Former U.S. Prosecutor Negotiating Plea Deal For Jackson Jr.  —  CHICAGO (CBS) - A former U.S. attorney representing embattled Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is negotiating a plea deal with the federal government, CBS 2 has learned.  —  CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has the exclusive details.
 
 
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Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
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