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9:35 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 …
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Karl Rove and his super PAC vow to press on  —  In the post-mortems of the 2012 election campaigns, it is already being written that the much-feared super PACs — those ostensibly independent, billionaire-funded outside organizations and their hundreds of millions in negative ads — turned out to be a bust.
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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.
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Rove under fire
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.
Discussion: Business Insider
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 …
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.
Discussion: The Mahablog and TBogg
BBC:
Denmark to abolish tax on high-fat foods  —  The tax increased the cost of butter and other foods with more than 2.3% saturated fat  —  The Danish government has said it intends to abolish a tax on foods which are high in saturated fats.  —  The measure, introduced a little over a year ago …
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.
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Matt Sedensky / bigstory.ap.org:
FLA. VOTE BEYOND RECOUNT RANGE; WEST WON'T CONCEDE  —  You are here  —  Home » United States House of Representatives » Fla. vote beyond recount range; West won't concede  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Firebrand Republican Rep. Allen West was defeated by Democratic challenger …
 
 
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Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Why I Despair  —  An apocryphal tale tells of an American …
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
With Petraeus Gone, Administration Shuffle Begins In Earnest
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Florida vote count: Obama wins state
 

 
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