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8:45 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 …
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 …
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 …
Fox News:
Holder notified of Petraeus probe in late summer — did he tell anyone?
Discussion: The Daily Caller and News Desk
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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.
Jason Cherkis / The Huffington Post:
Jill Kelley, Woman Who Sparked Petraeus Scandal, Ran Questionable Charity … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, David Petraeus, General John Allen, Jill Kelley, Jill Kelley David Petraeus, Jill Kelley Foreclosure, Jill Kelley Petraeus, John Allen, PAULA BROADWELL, Jill Kelley Charity, John Allen Jill Kelley, Politics News
Andrew Malcolm / Investor's Business Daily:
Who's doing who in the Obama team's sex scandals: A handy guide
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Jon Swaine / Telegraph:
David Petraeus affair: The Florida twins at the centre of America's miltary scandal
Tara McKelvey / The Atlantic Online:
The Writer and the General: What the Petraeus Affair Exposed About D.C.
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  —  Despite a devastating loss last week, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan rejected Democratic claims of a mandate to raise tax rates on the wealthy.  —  Asked whether President Obama has a mandate on taxes …
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 …
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 …
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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
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: Prairie Weather
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
Ryan J. Reilly / Talking Points Memo:
Arizona Republicans Sue To Block Ballots In Latino Precinct  —  One of the few unresolved congressional races in the nation could come down to whether voters in a heavily Latino precinct in Arizona get their ballots counted this week.  —  Backed by two high-powered lawyers …
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Jim Nintzel / Tucson Weekly:
CD2 Update: Republicans Go to Cochise County Court To Block Counting of Provisional Ballots in Latino Precincts
Discussion: 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.
Megan Ruyle / The Hill:
‘A lot of energy’ in Obama's meeting at White House with liberal groups  —  President Obama and the heads of several labor unions and prominent liberal groups met at the White House on Tuesday at an event that was more pep rally than negotiating session.  —  Obama and the participants largely focused …
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 …
 
 
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Clinton has the leadership to be president
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