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12:15 AM ET, November 17, 2012

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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
Meghan McCain / The Daily Beast:
Meghan McCain on Why the Republican Party Needs to Wake Up  —  Four years after her father lost his bid for presidency, Meghan McCain on why the Republican Party is still having a major identity crisis.  —  I found out early on Election Day that Mitt Romney wouldn't become our next president.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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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) …
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Chris Christie unwraps Mitt Romney's ‘gift’ claim
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.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic Online:
Who's to Blame for the Hostess Bankruptcy: Wall Street, Unions, or Carbs?  —  Try all of the above.  —  (Reuters)  —  Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkie and Wonder Bread, is getting ready to bake its last corn-syrupy snack cake.  After failing to win major contract concessions …
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nbcdfw.com:
Twinkies Maker Hostess Going Out of Business, CEO Blames Union Strike
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Union: ‘Bain-style’ killing of Twinkie
Discussion: CNBC, Weasel Zippers and The Greenroom
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 …
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Politico:
Judge denies Allen West recount request  —  A judge on Friday denied Rep. Allen West's request for a recount of more than 30,000 early votes — a blow to the Florida Republican's bid to overcome a 1,907-vote, or 0.58 percent, deficit in his race against Democrat Patrick Murphy.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Matthew Hendley / Valley Fever:
Obama Voters No Longer Allowed at Pinetop Gun Store — “Effective Immediately”  —  If you're one of the 736 people in Pinetop who voted for President Obama last week, let it be known that you are no longer welcome inside one of the town's gun shops.  —  At least, that's according to the store's owner …
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Arizona Gun Store: No Obama Voters Allowed  —  A gun shop in Arizona has a clear message to would-be customers who happened to vote for President Barack Obama: take your business elsewhere.  —  The Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Ariz. took out an advertisement last week in the local newspaper …
Discussion: Valley Fever and Booman Tribune
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
House GOP: Obama officials using secret emails to avoid oversight  —  The House science committee is demanding the White House explain why top administration officials are using secret e-mail accounts and other techniques to conceal their taxpayer-paid activities from public oversight.
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Donovan Slack / Politico:
Broadwell, Kelley visited White House
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
John Boehner Lengthens The Fuse On The Austerity Bomb
Discussion: Firedoglake, msnbc.com and Eschaton
John O'Brien / Syracuse Post-Standard:
Cortland County district attorney admits acting in porn movies in 1970s  —  Mark Suben, the Cortland County district attorney, said today he acted in pornographic movies in the 1970s.  —  In a 3 p.m. news conference today, he admitted that he lied about his history to The Post-Standard …
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.
Breanna Edwards / Politico:
Ex-Rep. Tom Davis: Women, minorities ‘scared’ of GOP  —  A pair of Republican centrists on Friday offered this blunt prognosis of their party after its electoral drubbing: Many women and minorities are simply frightened of the GOP.  —  “Some of the groups that would have agreed with us on a lot of issues, they don't even look at us.
Todd Ruger / The BLT:
Alito Defends ‘Citizens’ in Speech to Federalist Society  —  Justice Samuel Alito defended the 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission on Thursday night, jabbing at critics of the U.S. Supreme Court's majority opinion but also admitting the success of their public relations campaign.
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: TIME, Wall Street Journal and Politico
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: Firedoglake and Hullabaloo
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Justice Department Examining Ways To Make Voting Easier, Heeding President's Call To ‘Fix’ Long Lines … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is already exploring ways to “fix” the long lines and confusion voters faced when going to the polls this year …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ben Geman / The Hill:
EPA refuses to waive ethanol mandate  —  The Environmental Protection Agency is rejecting requests from states and meat industry groups to waive regulations that require the blending of ethanol into gasoline.  —  EPA rejected petitions from nearly a dozen states, including Texas, Virginia …
 
 
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Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Why are observations of inflation so biased? And biased by gender?
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Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Compassionate Conservatism Redux
Stephen Moore / Wall Street Journal:
Why Lower Tax Rates Are Good for Everyone
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Reince Priebus tries to lock down RNC chair again
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Bilbray concedes to Peters in congressional race
Discussion: The Fix
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
At Republican governors' gathering, plenty of blame for Romney
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Mitt still doesn't get it  —  Repeating his losing message
John Sides / The Monkey Cage:
Not Gerrymandering, but Districting: More Evidence on How Democrats Won the Popular Vote but Lost the Congress
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Democratic Solution To The Filibuster: Make Them Talk
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Life, Death and Deficits
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