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6:35 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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Lawmakers raise questions on how Petraeus affair was handled
Discussion: Firedoglake and American Power
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 …
Discussion: New York Magazine
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’
BBC:
Boaden and Mitchell to stand aside  —  Helen Boaden and Steve Mitchell have been asked to surrender all their responsibilities as head and deputy head of BBC News, pending the results of the Pollard inquiry, I have learned.  —  The new acting director general of the BBC, Tim Davie …
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
 
 
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