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6:30 PM ET, November 16, 2012

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Twinkies Maker Hostess Going Out of Business, CEO Blames Union Strike  —  “It's over.  This is it,” Gregory Rayburn tells “Today.”  —  Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business after striking workers failed to heed a Thursday deadline to return to work, the company said.
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Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Union: ‘Bain-style’ killing of Twinkie  —  The Bain attack is back.  —  This time it's being used against Hostess Brands, the Twinkies and Wonder Bread maker that announced Friday it was closing.  AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka drew the comparison in a public statement Friday.
Discussion: CNBC, Weasel Zippers and The Greenroom
CNNMoney.com:
Hostess Brands closing for good  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Hostess Brands — the maker of such iconic baked goods as Twinkies, Devil Dogs and Wonder Bread — announced Friday that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations, blaming a strike by bakers protesting a new contract imposed on them.
Byron Tau / Politico:
Petition wants Obama to save Twinkies
DealBook:
Hostess Brands Moves to Wind Down Operations
AP Member Choice Limited / Reuters:
No more Twinkies? Hostess plans to shut down
Fox News:
Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says  —  Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that “Al Qaeda involvement” was suspected …
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Hayes Brown / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep Admits CIA Approved U.N. Ambassador's Talking Points On Libya  —  Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has admitted that the CIA and intelligence community approved U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice's talking points before she made her much-derided Sept. 16 appearance on several Sunday news shows to discuss the attacks in Benghazi.
Donna Cassata / Associated Press:
DOZEN HOUSE WOMEN DEFEND RICE OVER LIBYA COMMENTS  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators' angry criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over her initial account of the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya smacks of sexism and racism, a dozen female members of the House said Friday.
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
In testimony, Petraeus says he always saw Benghazi as terrorism
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
In U.S., Views of Obama, Democrats Improve After Election  —  Favorable opinions of Obama highest in three years  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Now that the presidential election is over, Americans look a bit more positively toward both the winner (Barack Obama) and the loser (Mitt Romney) …
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Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Chris Christie unwraps Mitt Romney's ‘gift’ claim  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday joined the chorus of Republican governors and other officials criticizing Mitt Romney's assertion that “gifts” from President Barack Obama helped the Democrat win reelection.
Meghan McCain / The Daily Beast:   Meghan McCain on Why the Republican Party Needs to Wake Up
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
At Republican governors' gathering, plenty of blame for Romney
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
The Iron Dome, Press Bias, and Israel's Lack of Strategic Thinking  —  Some observations as the Gaza crisis continues to unfold:  —  1. The Iron Dome anti-rocket and missile defense system seems to work better than most people expected.  Israel is becoming very good at shooting down missiles.
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Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
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Discussion: Firedoglake and Addicting Info
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Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
John Boehner Lengthens The Fuse On The Austerity Bomb
Discussion: Firedoglake and Eschaton
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Congressional Leaders Optimistic, Say Revenue, Spending On The Table
Discussion: Hot Air
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
‘Gang of Eight’ Says Deficit Solution Should Come From the Top
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Roger Ailes on Election Night: ‘Rove was wrong.  He backed down.  Our guys were right.’  —  On election night, Fox News co-founder and chairman Roger Ailes watched election coverage in the News Corp. Sports Suite, down the hall from his second floor office.
George Bennett / Post on Politics:
Judge denies Allen West's recount request; focus now on 4 p.m. canvassing board meeting  —  FORT PIERCE — A judge today denied U.S. Rep. Allen West's request that he order a recount of 37,379 ballots from early voting in St. Lucie County — effectively leaving the decision …
Discussion: Politico, Ballot Box and The Fix
Donovan Slack / Politico:
Broadwell, Kelley visited White House  —  Both women at the heart of the Petraeus scandal have visited the White House on multiple occasions, a White House official confirmed to POLITICO.  —  Petraeus's biographer Paula Broadwell attended an Afghanistan briefing, while Tampa socialite Jill …
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The Daily Caller:   Woman in Petraeus scandal visited White House
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Life, Death and Deficits  —  America's political landscape is infested with many zombie ideas — beliefs about policy that have been repeatedly refuted with evidence and analysis but refuse to die.  The most prominent zombie is the insistence that low taxes on rich people are the key to prosperity.
Discussion: msnbc.com and Connecting.the.Dots
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Dylan Matthews / Wonkblog:
How to sort out Social Security's finances while making it more generous
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
When the Nerds Go Marching In  —  How a dream team of engineers from Facebook, Twitter, and Google built the software that drove Barack Obama's reelection  —  Three members of Obama's tech team, from left to right: Harper Reed, Dylan Richard, and Mark Trammell (Photo by Daniel X. O'Neil).
Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
Most Republican States Won't Build Exchanges and That Is a Good Thing  —  Map showing party affiliation by Governors, current  —  Now that we have approached what should have been the deadline for states to say whether or not they plan to build state exchanges to comply with the Affordable Care Act …
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Reince Priebus tries to lock down RNC chair again  —  RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told party officials Friday that he will run for a second two-year term in January and already has locked down support from most of the committee, POLITICO has learned.  —  Moving to preempt any potential challenge …
Discussion: Washington Wire and Daily Kos
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Income Inequality Has Risen In Nearly Every State Over The Last Three Decades  —  Income inequality has grown in nearly every state in the country over the last three decades and continues to climb across the nation, according to new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
 
 
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Stephen Moore / Wall Street Journal:
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Ben Geman / The Hill:
EPA refuses to waive ethanol mandate
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How Google Is Helping the Gas Lobby Support Fracking
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The Age of Possibility  —  At some point over the past generation …
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Bilbray concedes to Peters in congressional race
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Not Gerrymandering, but Districting: More Evidence on How Democrats Won the Popular Vote but Lost the Congress
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