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5:45 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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
Tara McKelvey / The Atlantic Online:
The Writer and the General: What the Petraeus Affair Exposed About D.C.
Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
PAULA'S EMAILS REVEALED
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
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi sees no security threat in Petraeus scandal
Discussion: Politico, CNN 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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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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Kotaku:
This Is Awkward: David Petraeus Is In the Next Call of Duty As America's New Secretary of Defense  —  A sex scandal may have prompted David Petraeus to resign from running the CIA last Friday, but the new Call of Duty predicts that he's got a really bright future.
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Buffalo News:
Clinton has the leadership to be president
Discussion: Politico, GOP 12 and BuzzFeed
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
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 …
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
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems short on votes for filibuster reform  —  Democrats don't have the 51 votes they need in the Senate to change filibuster rules that could make it harder for the GOP minority to wield power in the upper chamber.  —  Lawmakers leading the charge acknowledge they remain short, but express optimism they'll hit their goal.
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
The 5 GOP Senators Most Likely To Work With Democrats
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.
NationalJournal.com:
GOP Grapples With Embarrassing Polling Failures  —  It hurts to lose.  It hurts even more when you don't see it coming.  —  In the weeks before Election Day, both Republicans and Democrats were nervous about their poll numbers.  Both sides of the aisle have smart pollsters, they reasoned …
Discussion: GOP 12
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 …
 
 
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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
Jim Nintzel / Tucson Weekly:
CD2 Update: Republicans Go to Cochise County Court To Block Counting of Provisional Ballots in Latino Precincts
Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Fischer: We've Got to ‘Clamp Down on Immigration’ Because ‘Socialist’ Hispanics Vote Democratic
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Angus King to announce caucus decision this week
Discussion: Politico
Courtland Milloy / Washington Post:
Why is the GOP overwhelmingly white?
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Ryan pushes Price for House leadership post
Discussion: Weekly Standard, BuzzFeed, GOP 12 and CNN
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
The flaw of an honorable man
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Earth to GOP: Get a Grip
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Jim Mann / Daily Inter Lake:
Legislator wants to be paid in silver and gold
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