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11:45 AM ET, November 14, 2012

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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 …
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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 …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
David Petraeus will testify on Benghazi  —  Gen. David Petraeus will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein told POLITICO Wednesday morning.  But the exact schedule has not been set for his testimony.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Alex Mooney / CNN:
Many issues same since Obama's last news conference
Discussion: Althouse
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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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Obama to open ‘fiscal cliff’ talks with call for $1.6T in new revenues
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:   Obama Appeals To Activist Base For Help With Fiscal Cliff
Washington Post:
Obama to open talks with $1.6 trillion plan to raise taxes on corporations, wealthy
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
US deficit was $120 billion in October
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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Jason Cherkis / The Huffington Post:
Jill Kelley, Woman Who Sparked Petraeus Scandal, Ran Questionable Charity
Andrew Malcolm / Investor's Business Daily:
Who's doing who in the Obama team's sex scandals: A handy guide
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi to stay on as House minority leader  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will remain atop the Democratic caucus for at least two more years, her office announced Wednesday.  —  Pelosi will remain the most vocal liberal voice in Congress opposing the Republican agenda …
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Rep. Israel: ‘Only’ Pelosi knows whether she'll stay as leader
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:
Pelosi To Stay On As Minority Leader
Discussion: Daily Kos and Truthdig
The Irish Times:
Woman ‘denied a termination’ dies in hospital  —  Two investigations are under way into the death of a woman who was 17 weeks pregnant, at University Hospital Galway last month.  —  Savita Halappanavar (31), a dentist, presented with back pain at the hospital on October 21st …
New York Times:
Ryan Sees Urban Vote as Reason G.O.P. Lost  —  WASHINGTON — As Representative Paul D. Ryan casts about to find an explanation for the defeat of the Republican presidential ticket, on which he was Mitt Romney's running mate, he is looking to the nation's big cities for answers.
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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 …
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
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 …
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.
Telegraph:
Hamas military chief killed in Gaza air strike  —  Hamas has said an Israeli air strike in Gaza killed Ahmed Jabari, the head of its military wing, in an attack on a vehicle on Wednesday.  —  Jabari would be the most senior Hamas official to be killed since an Israeli invasion of Gaza four years ago.
CNN:
Angus King to caucus with Democrats  —  (CNN) - Maine's independent senator-elect announced Wednesday he would caucus with Democrats, giving the party a ten-vote advantage over Republicans in the upper chamber.  —  Angus King made the announcement Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Daily Kos
Pedro Nicolaci da Costa / Reuters:
Budget deficit rises to $120 billion in October  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The budget deficit rose in October, the first month of fiscal year 2013, as looming negotiations over expiring tax cuts and imminent spending reductions dominated the post-election political landscape.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
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
WSVN-TV:
Almost 1K ballots found in Broward elections warehouse  —  LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) — Nearly a thousand ballots that were not included in Florida's final count have been found in a warehouse in Broward County.  —  Tuesday morning and into the night, there was a buzz of activity …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
Vice Chair Janet L. Yellen  —  At the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California  —  Revolution and Evolution in Central Bank Communications  —  Thank you.  I'm delighted to be back at Haas, which I've been proud to call home for much of my career.
Discussion: Wonkblog
 
 
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What happens to women denied abortions? This is the first scientific study to find out.
Discussion: Shakesville and Balloon Juice
Reuters:
Anti-austerity strikes sweep Europe
Carol Marin / Chicago Sun Times:
Emanuel downplays eavesdrop act
Mickey Kaus / The Daily Caller:
Diluting the future: Republicans did poorly among Hispanics last week.
New York Times:
Ordering More Airstrikes, Syria Calls French Recognition of Rebels ‘Immoral’
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Phoebe Greenwood / Telegraph:
Syrian rebels seize territory north of Golan Heights
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Weasel Zippers
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Michael Cohen / Guardian:
General Petraeus' fatal flaw: not his affair, but the Afghan surge
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