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11:45 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 Reaction
Wall Street Journal:
FBI Scrutinized on Petraeus  —  Complaints by Female Social Planner Led to Email Trail That Undid CIA Chief  —  A social planner's complaints about email stalking launched the monthslong criminal inquiry that led to a woman romantically linked to former Gen. David Petraeus …
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 …
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
The Central Intelligence Agency denied charges Sunday that its annex in Benghazi, Libya secretly held a few jihadi prisoners until it was destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack.  Paula Broadwell, the girlfriend then-CIA chief Gen. David Petraeus, made that claim during an Oct. 26 speech in Denver, Colo.
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 …
New York Post:
Woman who received ‘threatening’ e-mails from Gen. David Petraeus' mistress is ID'd
Discussion: Wizbang and The Hill
Michael Schmidt / New York Times:
Woman Who Reported Threats Is Identified
Blake Hounshell / FP Passport:
Did Petraeus mistress reveal new Benghazi details?
Discussion: Balloon Juice and 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.
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’
Deborah Montesano / Addicting Info:
Outrage Builds As Arizona Continues To Count Votes  —  Nearly a third of votes cast in Arizona remained uncounted the day after the election.  Most of them were probably cast by Latinos, organized and newly registered by multiple civil rights groups in the state to combat candidates …
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 …
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: Politico and CNN
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Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Bill Kristol: 'It Won't Kill The Country If We Raise Taxes' On Millionaires (VIDEO)
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 …
Philly.com:
In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions, Mitt Romney got zero votes  —  It's one thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to dominate a Democratic city like Philadelphia, but check out this head-spinning figure: In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote.  Zero.  Zilch.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Weasel Zippers
Susan Jones / CNSNews:
No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles  —  (CNSNews.com) - The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe “meatless Mondays” from now on.  —  A resolution adopted on Oct. 24 reads: “Be it resolved, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays …
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: CNN, Pirate's Cove and Prairie Weather
 
 
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Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
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IEA:
North America leads shift in global energy balance, IEA says in latest World Energy Outlook
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Hawks and Hypocrites  —  Back in 2010, self-styled deficit hawks …
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Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Probe into Benghazi Consulate attack back on front burner in Congress
Discussion: Hot Air
BBC:
Boaden and Mitchell to stand aside
Rob Crilly / Telegraph:
British extremist ‘behind attack on CIA base in Afghanistan’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Mohamed ElBaradei / english.ahram.org.eg:
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