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10:10 AM ET, November 14, 2012

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Politico:
Hard questions await Obama at news conference  —  This is not what the White House wanted for President Barack Obama's first news conference of his second term.  —  He won't be able to dwell much on his stronger-than-expected victory or even press his agenda for the next four years.
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Krauthammer: White House 'Held Affair Over Petraeus's Head' For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi  —  Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus's affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi …
Fox News:
Petraeus agrees to testify on Libya before congressional committees  —  Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify about the Libya terror attack before the House and Senate intelligence committees, Fox News has learned.  —  Petraeus had originally been scheduled to testify …
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Jill Kelley claims ‘honorary’ diplomatic status  —  Jill Kelley, the woman at the center of scandals swirling around Gens.  David Petraeus and John Allen, tried to invoke what she claimed was honorary diplomatic status in a 911 call complaining about trespassers on her lawn.
Discussion: msnbc.com
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Josh Rogin / Associated Press:
Jill Kelley is an ‘honorary consul’ of South Korea  —  Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite connected to ISAF Commander John Allen and former CIA Director David Petraeus, is an “honorary consul” of South Korea, a diplomatic official with direct knowledge of the arrangement told The Cable.
Tampa Bay news, weather forecast …:
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 …
Andrew Malcolm / Investor's Business Daily:
Who's doing who in the Obama team's sex scandals: A handy guide
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Tara McKelvey / The Atlantic Online:
The Writer and the General: What the Petraeus Affair Exposed About D.C.
Investor's Business Daily:
Look Who's Refusing To Compromise To Avoid The Fiscal Cliff  —  Budget Talks: If President Obama wants to get a deficit deal done to avoid the fiscal cliff, his biggest challenge won't be Republicans, but his own hard-core left-wing supporters.  —  Two days after the election …
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama Appeals To Activist Base For Help With Fiscal Cliff … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Barack Obama , Barack Obama , Elections 2012, Fiscal Policy, Video, Mitch Stewart, Obama Activist Base, Obama Activists, Obama Base, Obama Disappointments, Obama Fiscal Cliff, Obama Mitch Stewart …
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
US deficit was $120 billion in October
Washington Post:
Obama to open talks with $1.6 trillion plan to raise taxes on corporations, wealthy
Discussion: Firedoglake
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Ryan: It ‘Looked Like We Stood A Pretty Good Chance Of Winning’ On Election Day  —  In an interview with WISN 12 News in Milwaukee on Monday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) admitted that he and Mitt Romney were indeed caught off guard by the results of last week's election, claiming …
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John R. Parkinson / ABCNEWS:
Paul Ryan Exclusive: Obama Lacks Mandate to Raise Taxes
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Relationship between Boehner, McConnell faces tough test  —  The relationship between House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) will be tested in the months ahead as political forces pull them in different directions.
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Prairie Weather
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Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Boehner asks for second term
Discussion: Politico
Greg Holyk / ABCNEWS:
Majority Supports Path to Citizenship; Greater Division on Other Social Issues  —  Most Americans support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, an issue that may be high on the agenda of newly re-elected President Obama and the 113th Congress, given the increased importance of nonwhites …
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
ABC Affiliate: ‘All Up In My Snatch’ Petraeus Book Graphic A ‘Mistake’  —  Today in adventures in television news: graphics gone wrong.  An ABC affiliate in Denver, Colo., said it was a “mistake” to run an image of Paula Broadwell's David Petraeus biography that listed the title as …
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EndPlay / TheDenverChannel.com:
Photoshopped book title from Paula Broadwell's Gen. David Petraeus' biography goes viral on web
Andrew Kohut / Wall Street Journal:
Misreading Election 2012  —  The GOP might be out of step with some voters, but Mitt Romney was an unusually unpopular party standard-bearer.  —  Postelection talk of “lessons learned” is often exaggerated and misleading, and so it is in 2012.  —  A week after President Obama won re-election, two themes are dominant.
BuzzFeed:
A Mormon Reporter On The Romney Bus  —  On the night of the South Carolina Republican primary in January, I sat near the front of a dark campaign press bus, and listened to reporters talk about Mitt Romney's underwear.  —  Earlier in the day, one of them had happened upon the candidate …
Discussion: GOP 12
Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
Colbert's super-PAC files termination paperwork with FEC  —  According to the Federal Election Commission, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow had its termination paperwork scanned onto the commission's website at about 7 p.m.  —  Among it its final disbursements, the committee reports giving the …
Discussion: CNN and Ballot Box
Mary Katharine Ham / Hot Air:
Hurricane Sandy: Katrina on the Hudson?  —  Glenn Reynolds notices similarities, in USA Today: … But there is one difference: … It took days for FEMA to hit the ground in hard-hit parts of NYC.  More than a week after the storm, FEMA representatives were just getting on the ground and opening temporary offices in New Jersey.
Michael Cohen / Guardian:
General Petraeus' fatal flaw: not his affair, but the Afghan surge  —  The CIA director's resignation over a sex scandal has obscured how badly his counterinsurgency strategy failed in Afghanistan  —  More than three years ago, I sat in an overflow room in Washington, DC's Willard Hotel listening …
Slavoj iek / Guardian:
Why Obama is more than Bush with a human face |  Slavoj iek  —  Ground-floor thinking can give Obama lift-off.  His reforms have already touched a nerve at the core of the US ideological edifice  —  How did Barack Obama win re-election?  The philosopher Jean-Claude Milner recently proposed …
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
 
 
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