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5:30 PM ET, November 15, 2012

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Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
What Benghazi Is about: Scandal Envy  —  If you're looking at the Republican harumphing over Benghazi and asking yourself, “Why are we supposed to be so mad about this again?” you're not alone.  Let's review: There was an attack on our consulate that killed four Americans, including our ambassador.
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Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Republicans skip Benghazi hearing; complain about lack of information on Benghazi  —  This week, a number of Republican senators have strongly criticized the administration for failing to properly explain the circumstances surrounding the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.
Ted Barrett / CNN:
McCain skips Benghazi briefing, gets testy when questioned by CNN  —  (CNN) - Most of the Republican members of a Senate committee investigating the terrorist attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, skipped a classified briefing by administration officials on the incident Wednesday, CNN has learned.
CBS News:
CIA talking points for Susan Rice called Benghazi attack “spontaneously inspired” by protests  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  (CBS News) WASHINGTON - CBS News has obtained the CIA talking points given to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on Sept. 15 regarding the fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, four days earlier.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
John McCain Supported Condi Rice After Massive Intelligence Failure
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The Seattle Times:
Shirtless FBI agent: Photo was joke emailed to friends, reporter  —  This photograph shows FBI Special Agent Frederick W. Humphries posing with target dummies following a SWAT practice.  This is the “shirtless image” that has been alluded to in the investigation into emails that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus.
Discussion: New York Magazine and BuzzFeed
Andrew Napolitano / Reason:
Silencing General Petraeus  —  No keen observer could believe the government's Pollyanna version of these events.  —  The evidence that Gen. David Petraeus, formerly the commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the author of the current Army field manual, Princeton Ph.D. and, until last week …
Politico:
Jindal rejects Romney's ‘gifts’ theory  —  LAS VEGAS — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal forcefully rejected Mitt Romney's claim that he lost because of President Barack Obama's “gifts” to minorities and young voters.  —  Asked about the failed GOP nominee's reported comments on a conference call …
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Chris Good / ABCNEWS:
Obama's ‘Gifts’ and Sandy; Romney Explains Away Election Loss
Eric Russell / Portland Press-Herald:
Maine Republican chairman questions black voters  —  Charlie Webster causes a stir with claims that hundreds of unknown black people cast ballots in rural Maine towns.  —  Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster is once again alleging possible voting irregularities …
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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Maine GOP Head Suspects Voter Fraud Because ‘Dozens, Dozens Of Black People’ Voted
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
GOP chief: Mystery black voters
Discussion: WCSH-TV and The Raw Story
BBC:
Gaza missiles fired at Tel Aviv  —  Palestinian militants have attempted to hit Israel's largest city, Tel Aviv, with missiles fired from the Gaza Strip.  —  An Israeli military spokesman said two missiles had been launched towards the Tel Aviv area but neither had hit it.
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Gershon Baskin / Open Zion:
Assassinating The Chance For Calm
Janean Chun / The Huffington Post:
John Metz, Denny's Franchisee And Hurricane Grill & Wings Owner, Imposes Surcharge For Obamacare … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Obama Health Care, Video, Hurricane Grill & Wings, John Metz, John Metz Dairy Queen, John Metz Dennys, John Metz Obamacare Surcharge, Obamacare, Obamacare Hiring Freezes …
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Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Murray: Can't guarantee 2014 budget  —  Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) confirmed Thursday that she will seek the chairmanship of the Senate Budget Committee next year but told The Hill that she cannot commit to doing a budget.  —  This opens up the possibility that Senate Democrats …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Democrats say deficit package must include stimulus
Chris Carroll / Times Free Press:
Scott DesJarlais supported ex-wife's abortions, slept with patients, divorce transcript shows … A decade before calling himself “a consistent supporter of pro-life values,” Tennessee physician and Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais supported his ex-wife's decision to get two abortions …
Chris Baltimore / Reuters:
Two BP workers face criminal charges from 2010 spill: source  —  (Reuters) - Two BP Plc (BP.L) employees face criminal indictments for their part in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, and charges could be unveiled as early as Thursday, a source told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Mark Murray / First Read:
RNC report suggests other reasons why Romney lost  —  While Mitt Romney has attributed his defeat, in part, to “gifts” President Obama was able to shower on key constituencies, a Republican National Committee report on the election points to other reasons — like changing demographics …
Darlene Hill / Chicago News and Weather:
Jackson Jr. won't resign until he gets disability pay: EXCLUSIVE  —  Sources tell FOX 32 News that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is willing to give up his 2nd Congressional District seat if he's given disability when he steps down.  —  Jackson Jr. was re-elected to his tenth term but last month …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Fox News Captions Footage Of Illegal Border Crossings With ‘The Hispanic Vote’  —  Since Mitt Romney lost the Hispanic vote in record numbers on Election Day, some Republican lawmakers and conservative pundits have openly conceded that the party has a “rhetoric” problem when it comes …
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
EXCLUSIVE: Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS Never Filed Legally Required Registration  —  When Karl Rove's Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (GPS) formed in 2010, it established its official address in Warrenton, VA, and registered with the Internal Revenue Service a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) “social welfare organization.”
 
 
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Gil Ronen / Arutz Sheva:
Miraculous Recovery by Injured Gaza Man?
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
The Lessons of Defeat for the GOP
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BuzzFeed:
Israeli Prime Minster Deletes Tweet Thanking Obama
Discussion: WorldViews
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama: HUD Secretary to head post-Sandy rebuilding efforts
Discussion: Politico
Eric Engleman / Bloomberg:
Cybersecurity Bill Killed, Paving Way for Executive Order
Ron Meyer / CNSNews:
If Every Food Stamp Recipient Voted For Obama, It Would Account For 75% Of His Total
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Barack Obama's Persuasion Army
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High-Ranking GOP Senator Advances UN Gun Conspiracy Theory
Wall Street Journal:
The President's Tax Math
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Tim Murphy / Mother Jones:
Top Georgia GOP Lawmakers Host Briefing on Secret Obama Mind-Control Plot
 

 
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