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10:10 AM ET, November 12, 2012

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New York Times:
Officials Say F.B.I. Knew of Petraeus Affair in the Summer  —  WASHINGTON — High-level officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer that F.B.I. agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the director …
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CBS News:
Petraeus resignation: Just sex scandal or serious security concern?  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  (CBS News) The sudden downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus seems to have been rooted in simple jealously, but the scandal is raising new questions about the security of top-secret U.S. government information …
Discussion: The Agonist
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Did Paula Broadwell Leak U.S. Secrets?  —  In a public talk in October, Paula Broadwell—the biographer and alleged mistress of David Petraeus—claimed that the Benghazi consulate was attacked to free CIA-held prisoners.  Eli Lake reports.  —  The woman at the center of the alleged adultery scandal …
BuzzFeed:
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.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Broadwell spoke of access to classified info  —  Paula Broadwell, the author, military reservist and West Point graduate who reportedly had an extramarital affair with former CIA director David Petraeus, told an audience this summer that she routinely had access to classified information …
Michael Schmidt / New York Times:
Woman Who Reported Threats Is Identified
Blake Hounshell / FP Passport:
Did Petraeus mistress reveal new Benghazi details?
Discussion: emptywheel
Scott Johnson / Power Line:   All In, Benghazi edition [UPDATED with CIA denial]
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
The GOP's media cocoon  —  A long-simmering generational battle in the conservative movement is boiling over after last week's shellacking, with younger operatives and ideologues going public with calls that Republicans break free from a political-media cocoon that has become intellectually suffocating and self defeating.
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 …
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Romney campaign's lasting mark  —  With the election over, supporters of Mitt Romney have to pack up their campaign signs and paraphernalia and get on with their lives.  —  But what if you can't get rid of that stuff?  Literally.  —  Eric Hartsburg caught some attention in the weeks leading …
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Grover Norquist: Obama reelected by characterizing Romney as ‘a poopy-head’  —  Grover Norquist, the man who to many represents the GOP's hard line stance against raising taxes, said Monday that the results of the recent election and the looming fiscal cliff are no reason for the GOP to compromise on a deficit deal.
Discussion: CNN
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Hawks and Hypocrites  —  Back in 2010, self-styled deficit hawks — better described as deficit scolds — took over much of our political discourse.  At a time of mass unemployment and record-low borrowing costs, a time when economic theory said we needed more, not less, deficit spending …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Opinion: California leading the way to a more functional Congress  —  The dark and dysfunctional 112th Congress, now drawing to its close, will go down in history as one in which the bad behavior of lawmakers led to a downgrade of the nation's credit rating and the creation of the impending fiscal cliff.
Discussion: Pirate's Cove and Prairie Weather
IEA:
North America leads shift in global energy balance, IEA says in latest World Energy Outlook  —  The global energy map is changing in dramatic fashion, the International Energy Agency said as it launched the 2012 edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO).  The Agency's flagship publication …
Discussion: Guardian and The Raw Story
 
 
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Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Probe into Benghazi Consulate attack back on front burner in Congress
BBC:
Boaden and Mitchell to stand aside
Fox News:
Results still pending in Florida partial recount for Rep. West's House race
Rob Crilly / Telegraph:
British extremist ‘behind attack on CIA base in Afghanistan’
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