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7:25 AM ET, November 17, 2012

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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.
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Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Petraeus Says U.S. Tried to Avoid Tipping Off Terrorists
Discussion: msnbc.com and National Updates
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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New York Times:
Suspected Collaborator With Israel Killed on Gaza Street  —  GAZA — Masked gunmen in Gaza killed a man here on Friday as a suspected collaborator with Israel on the third day of its deadly aerial bombardments, shooting him multiple times and leaving his body beneath a billboard featuring a Hamas fighter holding a rocket.
Jerusalem Post:
Cabinet OKs 75,000 reservists for possible Gaza operation
Discussion: Hot Air
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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Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
Paula Broadwell, FBI Agent?  —  Six years ago, the woman who's now at the center of the investigation of David Petraeus nearly joined the bureau herself.  If only.  —  The FBI searches of her home this week must have been all the more surreal for Paula Broadwell because she once …
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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
Discussion: Valley Fever and Booman Tribune
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: CNN
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Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
John Boehner Lengthens The Fuse On The Austerity Bomb
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
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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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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.
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 …
Telegraph:
Young drivers could be banned from carrying non-family passengers  —  Young drivers could be banned from carrying passengers, other than family members, under options being considered by Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary.  —  Under options being considered, young people could be banned …
Discussion: BBC, Guardian and National Updates
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.
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
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: Betabeat, Gizmodo, NYT Bits and The Agonist
 
 
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Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Why are observations of inflation so biased? And biased by gender?
Discussion: EconLog and Mother Jones
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Compassionate Conservatism Redux
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Income Inequality Has Risen In Nearly Every State Over The Last Three Decades
Discussion: Firedoglake and Hullabaloo
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
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Wire
Ben Geman / The Hill:
EPA refuses to waive ethanol mandate
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utsandiego.com:
Bilbray concedes to Peters in congressional race
Discussion: The Fix
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Mitt still doesn't get it  —  Repeating his losing message
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
When the Nerds Go Marching In  —  How a dream team of engineers …
John Sides / The Monkey Cage:
Not Gerrymandering, but Districting: More Evidence on How Democrats Won the Popular Vote but Lost the Congress
Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
Most Republican States Won't Build Exchanges and That Is a Good Thing
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