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7:00 PM ET, November 12, 2012

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Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Petraeus mistress may have revealed classified information at Denver speech on real reason for Libya attack  —  Biographer Paula Broadwell could be facing questions about whether she revealed classified information about the Libya attack that she was privy to due to her relationship with then-CIA Director David Petraeus.
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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 …
Wall Street Journal:
FBI Scrutinized on Petraeus
Sorourke / nation.foxnews.com:   WATCH: Paula Broadwell's Awkward Interview With Don Imus in January
Martha Raddatz / ABCNEWS:
Majority Leader Eric Cantor Knew of Petraeus Affair in October
Associated Press:
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema beats GOP's Vernon Parker in Arizona's 9th Congressional District  —  PHOENIX — Former Democratic state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been elected to represent a new Phoenix-area congressional district, emerging victorious after a bitterly fought race that featured millions of dollars in attack ads.
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Kyrsten Sinema Wins Arizona House Seat, First Out Bi Member Of Congress
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Democrat Sinema wins Arizona House race
Discussion: CNN and Prairie Weather
Talking Points Memo:
Grover Norquist: Romney A ‘Poopy Head’  —  Anti-tax crusader and head of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist told CBS on Monday that President Obama did not deserve a claim to an electoral mandate following his re-election because the candidate Republicans put forth to challenge him …
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CBS News:
Grover Norquist: Obama's goal is to raise energy taxes on middle class
Discussion: New York Magazine and ABCNEWS
Wick Allison / The American Conservative:
The Real GOP Fiasco: Fairness
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Press Pass:
White House Grand Bargain offer to Speaker Boehner Obtained by Bob Woodward  —  Below are documents obtained by the Washington Post's Bob Woodward that show a grand bargain proposal the White House was prepared to make in order to reach agreement with the House Republicans last year.
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Gaius Publius / AMERICAblog:
Leaked deal memo for last year's Grand Bargain: “Obama willing to go quite far”
Neetzan Zimmerman / Gawker:
‘We the People’ Petitions Filed in Nineteen States Seeking Permission to Secede from the Union  —  In the aftermath of last week's presidential election, residents in at least nineteen states have put up petitions on the government's “We the People” petitioning website seeking the right to secede from the rest of the country.
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Byron Tau / Politico:
Secession petitions flood White House website
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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.
TMZ.com:
Elmo Voice Kevin Clash Denies Sex w/ Underage Boy — Takes Leave of Absence from Sesame Street  —  Takes Leave of Absence from Sesame Street  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Kevin Clash — the man known as the voice of Elmo — has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street in the wake of allegations …
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Jill Reilly / Daily Mail:
Voice of Elmo on leave from Sesame Street after he was accused of having ‘sexual relationship with underage boy’
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh and The Other McCain
Ryan J. Reilly / Talking Points Memo:
Arizona Still Counting Ballots Nearly A Week After Election  —  Hundreds of thousands of ballots have yet to be counted in Arizona nearly a week after Election Day, a majority of which appeared to come from Maricopa County.  —  Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett's said Saturday …
Discussion: Valley Fever and FayObserver.com
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Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
GOP's Red America forced to rethink what it knows about the country  —  HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — She arrived early to take apart the campaign office piece by piece, just as she felt so many other things about her life were being dismantled.  Beth Cox wore a Mitt Romney T-shirt …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Nearly 400,000 People Call On Macy's To Dump Donald Trump  —  A grassroots campaign for Macy's to end their association with Donald Trump has caught fire.  Nearly 400,000 people have added their name to a petition on Signon.org for Macy's, which exclusively sells Trump's clothing line and fragrance …
Jeff Wise / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: John McAfee Wanted for Murder (Updated)  —  Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from murder charges, Belize police say.  According to Marco Vidal, head of the national police force's Gang Suppression Unit, McAfee is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The New Math  —  A number of TPM Readers have written in this morning saying, “Josh, how can you of all people be surprised that Republicans or at least Republican pollsters had created their own alternative numbers reality (or in Megan Kelly's now immortal words, “Math you do as a Republican …
Discussion: Paul Krugman
Katrina Trinko / National Review:
Romney Political Director: ‘The Ground Game Worked Fine’  —  Rich Beeson, the political director for the Romney campaign, says that the problem wasn't the GOP get-out-the-vote efforts, but the astounding success of the Democrats to turn out groups that generally didn't vote in such large numbers.
Telegraph:
Man arrested for posting image of burning poppy on Twitter  —  A man has been arrested for posting an image of a burning poppy on a social network site.  —  Kent Police said in a statement that the man, from Aylesham, was detained last night on suspicion of making malicious telecommunications …
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Cornel West: Obama A ‘Republican In Blackface,’ Black MSNBC Hosts Are ‘Selling Their Souls’  —  During an interview last week with Democracy Now, author and activist Cornel West offered harsh criticism of President Barack Obama, calling him a “Rockefeller Republican in blackface” …
 
 
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New York Post:
Gas rationing in NYC: A last chance for relief?
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
The red flags in Obama's foreign policy
Discussion: Hot Air
Terry Macalister / Guardian:
FSA examines whistleblower's claims of ‘Libor-like’ manipulation in gas prices
Discussion: Telegraph and National Updates
Ann Hornaday / Washington Post:
'Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States': Facts through a new lens
CBS News:
Long Islanders: Now two weeks of power woes
Discussion: CBS New York and The Daily Caller
Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
Tea party activists blame losses on Republican establishment
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Graham: ‘Say Yes To Simpson-Bowles, Mr. President’
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