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7:55 PM ET, November 17, 2012

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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Susan Rice's tarnished resume  —  President Obama had a rare “bring-it-on” moment when ABC News's Jonathan Karl asked him about threats by Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham to block the confirmation of Susan Rice, should he nominate her for secretary of state.
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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.
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 …
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Susan E. Rice Caught Up in Furor Over Benghazi  —  WASHINGTON — Susan E. Rice was playing stand-in on the morning of Sept. 16 when she appeared on all five Sunday news programs, a few days after the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans.
Haaretz:
LIVE BLOG: IDF prepares for ground invasion as Gaza offensive enters fourth day  —  Arab League delegation set to arrive in Gaza on Sunday; IDF chief instructs air force to intensify aerial attacks; Barak to Panetta: Israel is determined to achieve operation's goals; ‘Anonymous’ hackers launch an attack on Israeli websites.
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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
U.S. Fears a Ground War in Gaza Could Hurt Israel and Help Hamas
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Weasel Zippers
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
The White House on Saturday defended Israel's right to defend itself …
Discussion: Politico
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Anonymous attacks over 650 Israeli sites, wipes databases, leaks email addresses and passwords (updated)
Discussion: The PJ Tatler, Gizmodo 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
BuzzFeed:
Why Republicans Want Mitt Romney To Go Away  —  Romney will carry the party's baggage off stage.  “Toxic assets” into the bad bank of Mitt.  —  Image by Brian Snyder / Reuters  —  Ten days after at least some Republicans were surprised to see Mitt Romney lose the presidency, the candidate is gone without a trace.
Agence France Presse:
Petraeus asked socialite to avert anti-Islam stunt  —  WASHINGTON — A Florida socialite at the heart of a scandal that brought down the CIA chief was once asked by him to stop a radio talk show host who was threatening to “deep fat fry” the Koran, US media reported early on Saturday.
Alice Hines / The Huffington Post:
Walmart's Internal Compensation Documents Reveal Systematic Limit On Advancement … FOLLOW:  —  Black Friday, Video, Sam's Club, Compensation, Dukes Vs. Walmart, Minimum Wage, Part-Time, Pay Caps, Pay Grades, Pay Plan, Walmart Managers, Walmart Promotions, Walmart Strikes, Walmart Wages, Business News
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
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Jessica Wohl / Reuters:
Wal-Mart files U.S. labor charge against union
Discussion: The PJ Tatler, Daily Kos and msnbc.com
Brendan Sasso / Ballot Box:
Democrat Ron Barber wins Gabby Giffords'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..?”
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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Kyle Balluck / Ballot Box:
West campaign: Murphy trying to suppress votes in Fla. county
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and The BRAD BLOG
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.
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.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Harry Reid to senators: No Libya panel  —  If Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid didn't make it clear enough to Republicans that he opposes a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks, he said it again Friday: No way.  —  In letters to key Republican senators, Reid put his foot down …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid and Boehner split over timing for deficit-reduction agreement
Discussion: The Moderate Voice, Politico and CNN
 
 
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