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5:05 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 …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Althouse
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 …
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
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 …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi sees no security threat in Petraeus scandal  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she sees no security threat in the scandal surrounding former CIA Director David Petraeus.  —  The California Democrat emphasized that she still wants to know why lawmakers …
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Weasel Zippers
Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
PAULA'S EMAILS REVEALED
EndPlay / TheDenverChannel.com:
Photoshopped book title from Paula Broadwell's Gen. David Petraeus' biography goes viral on web
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Carney: Obama certainly not ‘pleased’ with Petraeus events
Discussion: Politico
Wall Street Journal:
FBI Agent in Petraeus Case Under Scrutiny
New York Times:
Motives Questioned in F.B.I. Inquiry of Petraeus E-Mails
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
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Rep. Ryan: GOP ticket didn't lose election on budget, Medicare
Discussion: BobCesca.com and Taking Note
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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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Democrats Like a Romney Idea on Income Tax  —  WASHINGTON — With both parties positioning for difficult negotiations to avert a fiscal crisis as Congress returns for its lame-duck session, Democrats are latching on to an idea floated by Mitt Romney to raise taxes on the rich through a hard cap on income tax deductions.
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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Ryan Tracy / Washington Wire:
Gov. O'Malley to GOP: Remove Tea Party ‘Stench’
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
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
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: Politico, GOP 12 and BuzzFeed
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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.
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 …
 
 
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GOP Grapples With Embarrassing Polling Failures
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Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Angus King to announce caucus decision this week
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Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
The flaw of an honorable man
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Earth to GOP: Get a Grip
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