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1:00 AM ET, November 12, 2012

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The Sins Of General David Petraeus  —  Petraeus seduced America.  We should never have trusted him.  —  The fraud that General David Petraeus perpetrated on America started many years before the general seduced Paula Broadwell, a lower-ranking officer 20 years his junior, after meeting her on a campus visit to Harvard.
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Luis Martinez / ABCNEWS:
Jill Kelley, Friend of David Petraeus, Received Harassing Emails That Launched FBI Probe  —  The Florida woman who received harassing emails from Paula Broadwell, spurring an FBI probe that ultimately uncovered the Gen. David Petraeus' extramarital affair with his biographer and led …
Discussion: American Power
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
All In, Benghazi edition  —  A reader points out that Paula Broadwell was the honored keynote speaker at a University of Denver event last month.  The speech is obviously of interest in light of the revelation of her involvement with General Petraeus, whom she discusses in her speech.
Gil Ronen / Arutz Sheva:
Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help  —  Writer allegedly involved with ex-CIA chief said he knew “within 24 hours” of CIA annex's request for reinforcements.  —  Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus …
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.
bigstory.ap.org:
CONGRESS WANTS ANSWERS ON PETRAEUS AFFAIR  —  You are here  —  Home » United States government » Congress wants answers on Petraeus affair  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed …
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Lawmakers raise questions on how Petraeus affair was handled
Discussion: Firedoglake and Politico
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 …
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Sen. Murray: Dems would let Bush-era rates expire before taking ‘unfair deal’
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
MSNBC, Its Ratings Rising, Gains Ground on Fox News  —  On Tuesday night, with a minute to go until the polls closed in the battleground state of Virginia, the MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews received word through their earpieces that the state was too close to call …
Mohamed ElBaradei / english.ahram.org.eg:
40 Islamists file lawsuit accusing ElBaradei of ‘insulting sharia’  —  Reformist ElBaradei is also accused of insulting various preachers, calling them ‘clowns’ and ‘merchants of religion’  —  A complaint was filed with the prosecutor general on Sunday by forty Egyptian lawyers …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Showtime:
OLIVER STONE'S UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES  —  Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick present a riveting look at the events that shaped America's unique history.  —  ET/PT  —  ON THE SERIES PREMIERE  —  The birth of the American Empire is explored, from FDR and Winston Churchill to Joseph Stalin.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Hullabaloo
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Gay-rights groups push Obama for executive order on discrimination  —  Gay rights advocates plan to push President Obama to go big on their agenda in his second term.  —  Buoyed by the approval of same-sex marriage in several states on Election Day, lobbyists for gay rights groups plan …
Fox News:
Results still pending in Florida partial recount for Rep. West's House race  —  FILE: Oct. 18, 2012: Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West listens to a question at a campaign stop in Boca Raton, Florida.REUTERS  —  Election officials in Florida are recounting some early votes cast in the hotly contested race …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Rob Crilly / Telegraph:
British extremist ‘behind attack on CIA base in Afghanistan’  —  A video released by the Pakistan Taliban claims that a British extremist was one of the masterminds behind a devastating suicide attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan.  —  “Umar the British martyr” is identified in the 30-minute propaganda film …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
 
 
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