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2:45 PM ET, November 15, 2012

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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 …
Barton Gellman / TIME:
Spyfall: The Petraeus Scandal's Impact on National Security
Discussion: Business Insider and The Greenroom
James Nye / Daily Mail:
Revealed: FBI Agent Shirtless, the man who emailed topless pictures of himself to socialite Jill Kelley …
Discussion: New York Magazine
New York Times:
Frederick Humphries, F.B.I. Agent in Petraeus Case
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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Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Republicans Return Romney's Parting Gift (The Note)  —  By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter)  —  NOTABLES:  — UNMASKED — THE AGENT WHO LAUNCHED THE PETRAEUS PROBE: ABC's Brian Ross reports for “Good Morning America” that the FBI agent who launched the probe was identified overnight.
Ashley Parker / The Caucus:
Romney Blames Loss on Obama's ‘Gifts’ to Minorities and Young Voters
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 … The head of the Republican Party in Maine thinks there might have been voter fraud in his state because “nobody in town knows anyone who's black,” but black voters came in to vote on election day.
Kevin Robillard / Politico:   GOP chief: Mystery black voters
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.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Gershon Baskin / Open Zion:
Assassinating The Chance For Calm
Discussion: The Daily Beast and The Agonist
Washington Post:
15 Palestinians, 3 Israelis dead as intense air assaults and rocket fire continue
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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James Nye / Daily Mail:
Denny's to charge 5% ‘Obamacare surcharge’ and cut employee hours to deal with cost of legislation  —  President Obama's election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power - but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
McCain Skipped A Briefing On Benghazi To Hold A Press Conference  —  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is demanding a special select committee to investigate the events leading up to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya and has held around-the-clock television appearances pressing for a complete review of the incident.
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Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Republicans skip Benghazi hearing; complain about lack of information on Benghazi
Discussion: BobCesca.com, CNN, The Hill and Politico
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 …
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David Badash / The New Civil Rights Movement:
Fischer: GOP Must ‘Clamp Down’ On Hispanics Who Are ‘Socialists By Nature’
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Hullabaloo
Tim Murphy / Mother Jones:
Top Georgia GOP Lawmakers Host Briefing on Secret Obama Mind-Control Plot  —  President Obama is using a Cold War-era mind-control technique known as “Delphi” to coerce Americans into accepting his plan for a United Nations-run communist dictatorship in which suburbanites will be forcibly relocated to cities.
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.”
Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
High-Ranking GOP Senator Advances UN Gun Conspiracy Theory  —  Speaking to 1290 KWFS-AM in Texas, the chief GOP vote counter claimed that the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, an attempt to regulate the international spread of weapons to deadly conflict zones, was a U.N. plot to take control of gun regulation:
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 …
Benjy Sarlin / Talking Points Memo:
Bobby Jindal: Romney ‘Dividing American Voters’ With ‘Absolutely Wrong’ Comments  —  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) strongly condemned Mitt Romney Wednesday night for remarks the former Republican nominee made blaming President Obama's re-election on “big gifts” for minorities and women.
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Jindal: ‘Absolutely reject’ Romney's explanation of loss
Discussion: Hit & Run and Talking Points Memo
Elizabeth Warren / The Huffington Post:
The First Week in January … Elizabeth Warren , Congress , 113th Congress , Elizabeth Warren Senate , Filibuster , Filibuster Reform , Politics News  —  I'm honored to serve the people of Massachusetts in the United States Senate, and I'm grateful for everything you've done to help send me to Washington.
Discussion: Ballot Box and Daily Kos
 
 
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Barack Obama's Persuasion Army
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Carney slams Romney ‘gifts’ critique as being ‘at odds’ with election results
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Garett Jones / EconLog:
Which hurts more in the short run, tax hikes or spending cuts?
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David Weigel / Slate:
Steve King: Let's Not Worry About the Hispanic Vote
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