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3:45 PM 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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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.
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 …
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:   Obama defends FBI on Petraeus
Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
Sex, Lies, and Benghazi
Discussion: Hot Air, CNN and TIME
Paul Wolfowitz / AEIdeas:   Forget the gossip: Focus on Benghazi
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Obama to open ‘fiscal cliff’ talks with call for $1.6T in new revenues
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Weasel Zippers
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Relationship between Boehner, McConnell faces tough test
Discussion: CNN, Booman Tribune and Prairie Weather
Reuters:
Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari killed by Israeli strike  —  LIVE BLOG: Israel strikes more than 20 targets in Gaza, killing Ahmed Jabari, who was behind the 2006 abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit; IDF says ready for ground operation in Gaza if necessary; Hamas …
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IDF Blog:
Live Updates: Operation Pillar of Defense on Terror Targets in Gaza
BBC:
Israeli air strike kills Hamas military chief Jabari
Discussion: New York Magazine
Telegraph:
Hamas military chief killed in Gaza air strike
Sophie Quinton / NationalJournal.com:
McCain, Graham Promise to Oppose Susan Rice for State  —  Senior Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday made crystal-clear their opposition to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as a nominee for secretary of State.  Speaking at the Washington Ideas Forum, Sen. John McCain …
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Obama: I Made Susan Rice Talk to the American People About Benghazi  —  President Barack Obama revealed at his press conference this afternoon that he is responsible for sending U.N. ambassador Susan Rice to speak to the American people a few days after the September 11 Benghazi terror attack.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
McCain: Obama Administration Benghazi Investigation Has “No Credibility”
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Laura Clawson / Daily Kos:
Nancy Pelosi swats down Luke Russert's ‘offensive’ question with a lesson on earning your job  —  You have to hand it to Nancy Pelosi.  When emblem of establishment media nepotism Luke Russert asked if she shouldn't clear the way for younger leadership, being all old and stuff …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Ed O'Keefe / 2chambers:
Nancy Pelosi staying put, criticizes Luke Russert for age question
CBS News:
Sources: Paula Broadwell warned Gen. Allen against “seductress” Jill Kelley  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  Gen.Petraeus Scandal  —  (CBS News) WASHINGTON - As Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta offered guarded support Wednesday for Gen. John Allen, new details emerged about correspondence …
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The Reliable Source / Washington Post:
“Social liaison” Jill Kelley: How did she get that title? And what does it mean?
Washington Post:
FBI investigating how Petraeus biographer Broadwell obtained classified files
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 …
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Jodi Jacobson / RH Reality Check:
We Are All Savita Halappanavar: Catholic Hospital in Ireland Denies Woman Life-Saving Abortion
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.
Sean Kinney / MiamiHerald.com:
Death of Key West man linked to Obama's reelection  —  A Key West man who told his partner that “if Barack gets re-elected, I'm not going to be around” was found dead on Nov. 8, with the words “F— Obama!” scrawled on his will and two empty prescription bottles nearby.
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 …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Poll: Majority of Americans support gay marriage
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 …
William J. Bennett / CNN:
Republicans lost the culture war  —  Editor's note: William J. Bennett, a CNN contributor, is the author of “The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood.”  He was U.S. secretary of education from 1985 to 1988 and director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H.W. Bush.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
David Martosko / The Daily Caller:
White House ‘secede’ petitions reach 675,000 signatures, 50-state participation  —  Less than a week after a New Orleans suburbanite petitioned the White House to allow Louisiana to secede from the United States, petitions from seven states have collected enough signatures to trigger a promised review from the Obama administration.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
Thresholds and Forward Guidance  —  A staff presentation focused on the potential effects of using specific threshold values of inflation and the unemployment rate to provide forward guidance regarding the timing of the initial increase in the federal funds rate.
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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