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9:00 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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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.
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 …
Michael Schmidt / New York Times:
Woman Who Reported Threats Is Identified  —  The woman who reported to the F.B.I. that she had received threatening e-mails from a woman romantically linked to David H. Petraeus, the former director of the C.I.A., is a friend of Mr. Petraeus and his wife, Holly, who lives in Tampa, Fla. …
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 …
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 …
Scott Johnson / Power Line:   All In, Benghazi edition [UPDATED with CIA denial]
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Lawmakers raise questions on how Petraeus affair was handled
Discussion: Firedoglake and American Power
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.
Discussion: The Page
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 …
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Probe into Benghazi Consulate attack back on front burner in Congress  —  The terrorist attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya is back on the front burner in Congress now that President Obama has won reelection.  —  No fewer than four House and Senate panels plan …
Yeganeh Torbati / Reuters:
Threat-focused Iran launches ‘biggest ever’ air drills  —  DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran launched military drills across half the country on Monday, warning it would act against aggressors less than a week after Washington accused Iranian warplanes of firing on a U.S. drone.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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.
 
 
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Hawks and Hypocrites  —  Back in 2010, self-styled deficit hawks …
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Fox News:
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Rob Crilly / Telegraph:
British extremist ‘behind attack on CIA base in Afghanistan’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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