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1:25 PM ET, November 17, 2012

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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
BREAKING: The president knew the truth about Benghazi  —  In a blockbuster report, John Solomon, the former Associated Press and Post reporter, has ferreted out the president's daily brief that informed him within 72 hours of the Sept. 11 attack that the Benghazi attack was a jihadist operation.
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John Solomon / WashingtonGuardian:
Officials divulge that Obama was told it was armed extremists, not a spontaneous mob, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens  —  U.S. intelligence told President Barack Obama and senior administration officials within 72 hours of the Benghazi tragedy that the attack was likely carried …
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Petraeus Says U.S. Tried to Avoid Tipping Off Terrorists  —  WASHINGTON — David H. Petraeus, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told lawmakers on Friday that classified intelligence reports revealed that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic mission in Libya …
Jerusalem Post:
Iron Dome intercepts 2 Fajr-5 missiles aimed at Tel Aviv  —  [Video] Third attack on central city in three days intercepted by fifth Iron Dome battery, deployed in Gush Dan earlier in the day; Palestinian terrorists fire 740 rockets into Israel since start of operation.
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Anonymous takes down over 650 Israeli sites, wipes databases, leaks email addresses and passwords  —  When the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) this week began taking military action in the Gaza strip against Hamas (as the IDF announced on Twitter), Anonymous declared its own war as part of #OpIsrael.
Discussion: Gizmodo, The PJ Tatler and The Agonist
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Israel Sticks to Tough Approach in Conflict With Hamas
Rami G. Khouri / Agence Global:   What's New in the Gaza-Israel Battle
Sohrab Ahmari / Wall Street Journal:
How Free Speech Died on Campus  —  A young activist describes how universities became the most authoritarian institutions in America.  —  New York  —  At Yale University, you can be prevented from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on your T-shirt.  At Tufts, you can be censured for quoting certain passages from the Quran.
Discussion: Althouse
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Democrats Unlikely to Regain House in 2014  —  Democrats did not have as strong a performance in races for the United States House of Representatives last week as they did in the contests for the Senate and the presidency.  Instead, Republicans retained control of the chamber.
Palm Beach Post:
St. Lucie will recount early votes in Murphy-West race Saturday morning at 9 a.m.  —  Dennis Petrinic (center) of Port St. Lucie and Roger Gangitano (right) of Melbourne yell at counter-protestors across Second Avenue in downtown Fort Pierce during a demonstration Friday morning in front of the St. Lucie County courthouse.
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George Bennett / Post on Politics:
Judge denies Allen West's recount request; focus now on 4 p.m. canvassing board meeting
Politico:
Judge denies Allen West recount request
Discussion: Ballot Box
Muhammad Lila / ABCNEWS:
Oops!  Taliban Reveal Identities of Their Mailing List Members  —  Somewhere out there, Mullah Omar must be shaking his head.  —  In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference.He publicly CC'd the names of everyone on his mailing list.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid and Boehner split over timing for deficit-reduction deal  —  A rift has emerged between Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) over the timing of a deficit-reduction deal, which they discussed at the White House Friday.  —  The disagreement stems from a battle for leverage.
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Brendan Sasso / Ballot Box:
Democrat Ron Barber wins Gabby Gifford's seat in Arizona  —  Democratic Rep. Ron Barber has won a full term in Arizona's 2nd District after narrowly defeating Republican Martha McSally, the Associated Press said Saturday.  —  Barber was the district director for Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords …
CNN:
Photo: Obama imitates gymnast McKayla Maroney's ‘not impressed’ look  —  (CNN) - President Barack Obama met with members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team on Thursday and mimicked gymnast McKayla Maroney's “not impressed” look.  —  “Did I just do the Not Impressed face with the President..?”
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
 
 
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Rebecca Schoenkopf / Wonkette:
Anonymous Claims It Stopped Karl Rove From Hacking The Election By Hacking ORCA, We Think
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Jack Coleman / NewsBusters.org:
Next Year, Year After, Whenever: Pelosi's Addled Take on US Departure From Afghanistan
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Ted Cruz: Mitt Romney ‘French-kissed’ Barack Obama
Brian Thompson / nbcnewyork.com:
Human Waste Continues to Pour into NY Harbor After Sandy
Telegraph:
Young drivers could be banned from carrying non-family passengers
Discussion: BBC, Guardian and National Updates
Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
Paula Broadwell, FBI Agent?
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Why are observations of inflation so biased? And biased by gender?
Discussion: EconLog and Mother Jones
 Earlier Items: 
Breanna Edwards / Politico:
Ex-Rep. Tom Davis: Women, minorities ‘scared’ of GOP
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Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Justice Department Examining Ways To Make Voting Easier, Heeding President's Call To ‘Fix’ Long Lines
Discussion: Daily Kos and Talking Points Memo
Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic Online:
Who's to Blame for the Hostess Bankruptcy: Wall Street, Unions, or Carbs?
John O'Brien / Syracuse Post-Standard:
Cortland County district attorney admits acting in porn movies in 1970s
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
House GOP: Obama officials using secret emails to avoid oversight
Meghan McCain / The Daily Beast:
Meghan McCain on Why the Republican Party Needs to Wake Up
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Todd Ruger / The BLT:
Alito Defends ‘Citizens’ in Speech to Federalist Society
 

 
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Barry Diller / Wall Street Journal:
Broadcasters Don't Own the Airwaves

Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Michael Wolff's column for the Guardian discontinued

Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Financial Times rejects Ipso in favour of its own editorial complaints system

 
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