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6:20 PM ET, November 13, 2012

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Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
Petraeus investigation ensnares commander of U.S., NATO troops in Afghanistan  —  PERTH, Australia — The FBI probe into the sex scandal that prompted CIA Director David Petraeus to resign has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday.
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Jill Kelley requested “diplomatic protection” in 911 call  —  The South Tampa woman connected to the Gen. David Petraeus scandal has called police to her home several times in the last few days, and at least once tried to invoke “diplomatic protection.”  —  Media from around the world …
Max Read / Gawker:
A Flowchart of the Petraeus Affair's Love Pentagon, from the Shirtless FBI Agent to Chuck Klosterman  —  Since CIA director David Petraeus resigned on Friday over an extramarital affair uncovered by the FBI, the story has shifted from John Le Carré espionage novel to Vince Flynn right-wing thriller …
New York Post:
Gen. John Allen also helped Jill Kelley's sister during custody battle  —  WASHINGTON — Both Gen. David Petraeus and Gen. John Allen intervened in the same nasty child custody battle involving Natalie Khawam, the “psychologically unstable” twin sister of Jill Kelley, whose bombshell claims …
Tara McKelvey / The Atlantic Online:
The Writer and the General: What the Petraeus Affair Exposed About D.C.
Andrew Malcolm / Investor's Business Daily:
Who's doing who in the Obama team's sex scandals: A handy guide
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Carney: Obama certainly not ‘pleased’ with Petraeus events
Discussion: Politico
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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Petraeus Personally Investigated Benghazi Attack  —  In late October, Petraeus traveled to Libya to conduct his own review of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.  —  While in Tripoli, he personally questioned the CIA station chief …
EndPlay / TheDenverChannel.com:
Photoshopped book title from Paula Broadwell's Gen. David Petraeus' biography goes viral on web  —  ‘All In’ book title had been Photoshopped on web  —  A mistake that aired on Denver's 7 has gone viral on the internet.  —  On 7NEWS at 5 p.m. on Monday, the station reported …
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
ABC Affiliate Ran Phony Cover of Broadwell Book  —  ABC's Denver affiliate is coming under fire for accidentally running a phony cover of Paula Broadwell's biography of General David Petraeus.  The cover read, All Up In My Snatch.  The real book title is All In.  —  Here's a screen grab:
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Weasel Zippers
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Jindal: End ‘dumbed-down conservatism’  —  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” and make a concerted effort to reach a broader swath of voters with an inclusive economic message that pre-empts efforts to caricature the GOP as the party of the rich.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Paul Ryan: I Didn't Lose Because Of The Issues, I Lost Because Of The ‘Urban’ Vote  —  In his first interview since losing the election, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) wouldn't admit that voters rejected his economic vision and instead chalked up President Obama's victory to a large turnout of the “urban vote.”
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Ryan Surprised by Voters in ‘Urban Areas’
Discussion: Paul Krugman and Plunderbund
Jgalloway / Political Insider:
Your daily jolt: An invitation to Allen West from the Ga. GOP  —  Though he has yet to concede, U.S. Rep. Allen West, a former Army lieutenant colonel and Republican firebrand, narrowly lost his re-election bid last week.  —  So what's in the cards for the coastal Florida congressman after his lame-duck duties are done?
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Broad Concern about ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Consequences  —  Public Is Skeptical Deal Will Be Reached  —  OVERVIEW  —  As the president and congressional leaders begin negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” deadline at the end of the year, there is widespread public concern about the possible financial consequences.
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Ryan Tracy / Washington Wire:
Gov. O'Malley to GOP: Remove Tea Party ‘Stench’
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Jim Nintzel / Tucson Weekly:
CD2 Update: Republicans Go to Cochise County Court To Block Counting of Provisional Ballots in Latino Precincts  —  As Congressman Ron Barber and GOP challenger Martha McSally continue to battle for every vote in a race that Barber leads by just 512 votes, attorneys were in Cochise County court today …
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Ryan J. Reilly / Talking Points Memo:
Arizona Republicans Sue To Block Ballots In Latino Precinct
Rick Perlstein / The Nation:
Exclusive: Lee Atwater's Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy  —  It has become, for liberals and leftists enraged by the way Republicans never suffer the consequences for turning electoral politics into a cesspool, a kind of smoking gun.  The late, legendarily brutal campaign …
Erick Erickson / RedState:
Is It Time to Roll Up the Welcome Mat Here?  —  Barack Obama won the election.  —  He did not win by stealing the election.  Voter irregularities always happen.  It is one reason we support voter ID rules.  But even in the worse scenario of reports out there, there were not enough tales of voter irregularities to matter nationwide.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Norquist pledge takes election hit  —  Republicans might have held the House, but Grover Norquist's majority in Congress is all but gone.  —  Fewer incoming members of the House and Senate have signed the pledge against tax increases run by Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform …
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David Brooks / New York Times:
Obama the Dealmaker  —  During his first term, President Obama faced …
Discussion: Firedoglake, The Week, Fortune and msnbc.com
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
W.H. Petition Calls for Stripping Citizenship and Exile for Anyone Who Signs Petition to Secede  —  A White House petition gathering force calls for citizenship to be stripped and exile for anyone who signs a petition in favor of a state's secession.  —  “Mr. President, please sign …
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Obama Promises Liberal Groups He'll End Bush-Era Tax Cuts For The Wealthy  —  In meeting with progressive leaders, Obama doubles down on vow to end tax cuts for the wealthy.  —  Image by Jacquelyn Martin / AP  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama promised liberal groups on Tuesday …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Manu Raju / Politico:
Welcome to the Rand Paul evolution  —  He'll push to loosen marijuana penalties, legalize undocumented immigrants and pursue a less aggressive American foreign policy.  —  Call it the Rand Paul Evolution.  —  In the wake of Barack Obama's reelection win and ahead of a possible 2016 White House bid …
Buffalo News:
Clinton has the leadership to be president  —  We've barely finished a bruising, expensive campaign for president, but it's not too early to be thinking about who would make an excellent candidate for the presidency in 2016 - particularly if there is a conspicuously capable individual already on the political scene.
Discussion: msnbc.com, Politico and BuzzFeed
 
 
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Wesley P. Hester / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Allen reflects on failed Senate bid; won't run again
Discussion: Ballot Box, The Hill and Election 2012
NationalJournal.com:
GOP Grapples With Embarrassing Polling Failures
Discussion: GOP 12
The Official Google Blog:
Transparency Report: Government requests on the rise
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
DNC chair: ‘Shocked’ if Pelosi exits
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Ryan pushes Price for House leadership post
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Marcus Brauchli to step down as editor of The Washington Post
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