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3:01 PM 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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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.
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?
CBS News:
Petraeus resignation: Just sex scandal or serious security concern?
Discussion: Hot Air and The Reaction
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.
CBS News:
Grover Norquist: Obama's goal is to raise energy taxes on middle class  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  (CBS News) President Obama met with congressional leaders on Friday to tackle the upcoming fiscal cliff and over the weekend, several Republicans in Congress said there is momentum to make a deal before 2013.
Discussion: New York Magazine and ABCNEWS
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Grover Norquist: Obama reelected by characterizing Romney as ‘a poopy-head’
Discussion: CNN
Politico:   Grover Norquist: Mitt Romney painted as ‘poopy head’
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
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Kyrsten Sinema Wins Arizona House Seat, First Out Bi Member Of Congress  —  Sinema will follow Tammy Baldwin, elected to the Senate, as the second out LGBT woman in Congress.  —  Image by Ross D. Franklin / AP  —  WASHINGTON, DC — Kyrsten Sinema is the victor for a House seat in Arizona …
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Associated Press:
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema beats GOP's Vernon Parker in Arizona's 9th Congressional District
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 …
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” …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Weasel Zippers
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 …
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 …
New York Magazine:
The 2013 Campaign  —  The shiniest such prize would be the achievement of a grand bargain on entitlements and tax reform: a bipartisan agreement that would put the nation's fiscal house in order for years, and maybe decades, to come.  The extent to which Obama pines for this was illustrated …
Discussion: Firedoglake
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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 …
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.
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 …
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
 
 
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Janet Daley / Telegraph:
America has become an Old World country
BuzzFeed:
After Obama Victory, A Petition For States To Secede On The White House Website
Discussion: DCist, Hit & Run and Naked Politics
Ari Berman / thenation.com/blogs/163253:
Why We Still Need Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Moody's: Obama will approve Keystone XL pipeline
Al Arabiya / Alarabiya.net English:
‘Destroy the idols,’ Egyptian jihadist calls for removal of Sphinx, Pyramids
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Budget-cutters eye healthcare law's insurance subsidies
Discussion: Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Wick Allison / The American Conservative:
The Real GOP Fiasco: Fairness
Discussion: The Daily Beast, Politico and The Hill
Walter Shapiro / Reuters:
Why Obama is surely facing a second term riddled with scandal and upheaval
Discussion: New York Times
Rep. Steve LaTourette / Politico:
The Senate's ‘Manchurian candidates’
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
Cuomo to Seek $30 Billion in Aid for Storm Relief
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Opinion: California leading the way to a more functional Congress
 

 
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