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12:35 AM ET, November 19, 2012

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Gilad Sharon / Jerusalem Post:
A decisive conclusion is necessary  —  There is no middle path here - either the Gazans and their infrastructure are made to pay the price, or we reoccupy the entire Gaza Strip.  —  Anyone who thinks Hamas is going to beg for a cease-fire, that Operation Pillar of Defense will draw to a close …
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Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Sen. McCain calls for Bill Clinton to lead Israel-Palestinian talks  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) suggested on Sunday that President Obama should send former President Bill Clinton to lead cease fire talks between Israelis and Palestinians.  —  “We need a person of enormous prestige …
Haaretz:
LIVE BLOG: Day 5 of Israel's Gaza offensive
Associated Press:
OBAMA: ISRAEL HAS RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Allen West falls further behind  —  Florida Rep. Allen West's reelection prospects grew dimmer Sunday, as a recount of early ballots showed him falling further behind his Democratic opponent.  —  Democrat Patrick Murphy, a 29-year-old construction company executive, gained 242 votes …
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Meghashyam Mali / Ballot Box:   Murphy claims victory after recount deadline, West weighs challenge
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Top Republicans Excoriate Romney On Sunday Talk Shows  —  If Mitt Romney has any friends left in the Republican Party, they're in hiding.  —  On the Sunday talk shows, senior Republicans, former Romney surrogates and prominent conservatives piled on their defeated presidential nominee …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Reuters:
Republicans say party needs revamp after Romney drubbing  —  (Reuters) - The Republican Party needs to stop insulting voters and broaden its appeal after Democratic President Barack Obama won re-election this month over Mitt Romney with overwhelming support from Hispanics, blacks and single women, top Republicans said on Sunday.
Discussion: Hot Air, NewsBusters.org and BuzzFeed
Seung Min Kim / Politico:   Graham to Romney: 'When you're in a hole, stop digging'
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
McCain Refuses To Support Any Secretary Of State Nominee  —  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has not hesitated to voice his distaste towards U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, who may be nominated to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.  On Face the Nation Sunday morning …
Pedro Oliveira Jr / New York Post:
White House denies terror delete  —  The White House yesterday denied it edited talking points about the terrorist attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya — contradicting remarks made a day earlier by disgraced ex-CIA chief David Petraeus.  —  “The only edit that was made by the White House …
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Is Rice Cooked?
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Althouse
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Sen. Chambliss: Rice needs to share what ‘White House directed her to say’
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
Congress to Investigate Benghazi ‘Talking Points’
Discussion: Politico
Larry McShane / NY Daily News:
New York businessman says Jill Kelley tried to parlay honorary South Korean consul gig into $80 million check  —  Socialite linked to David Petraeus sex scandal tried to broker pricey deal on fuel conversion project  —  Energy businessman Adam Victor says Tampa socialite Jill Kelley requested …
Maureen Callahan / New York Post:
Former hotel insider's memoir reveals dirty secrets of hospitality industry  —  Any big hotels have got scandals.  Just like every big hotel has got a ghost.  Why?  Hell, people come and go.  — “The Shining” by Stephen King  —  The most memorable guest Jacob Tomsky ever came across …
Discussion: Althouse
Matt DeLong / Washington Post:
Joe Biden to Sandy victims: 'You've got a homeboy' who ‘gets it’  —  Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), left, and Vice President Joe Biden walk off their helicopter Sunday in Island Beach State Park, N.J. (Rich Schultz / AP)  —  Seeking to reassure victims of Hurricane Sandy following a tour …
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Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Biden tours Sandy damage in NJ, pledges continued federal aid
Discussion: CNN
Talking Points Memo:
Tom Price: Balanced Approach Means No Revenue Through Tax Hikes  —  Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) said Sunday on CNN's “State of the Union” that a deficit-reduction deal should not raise taxes but can increase revenue through “pro-growth” reforms.  —  “We need to look at increasing revenue through …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Simon Plosker / Honest Reporting:
Gaza Child Killed... By Hamas  —  This iconic image made its way around the world.  Fighting back tears at Gaza's Shifa Hospital, Egyptian Prime Minister held 4-year old Mahmoud Sadallah in his arms and called on Israel to end its military operations.  —  A PR gift for Hamas, eager to portray the IDF as vicious child killers.
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Lieberman Breaks With McCain, Graham On Libya Investigation: ‘I Respectfully Separate From My Two Amigos’  —  Today on Fox News Sunday, Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) said they did not think the U.S. Senate should create a special committee to investigate the deaths …
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Lieberman splits from ‘my 2 amigos’
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Liberal Gloat  —  WINNING an election doesn't just offer the chance to govern the country.  It offers a chance to feel morally and intellectually superior to the party you've just beaten.  This is an inescapable aspect of democratic culture: no matter what reason tells us about the vagaries of politics …
 
 
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Petraeus scandal puts four-star general lifestyle under scrutiny
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Christy Wampole / Opinionator:
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William K. Rashbaum / New York Times:
New York City Will Demolish Hundreds of Storm-Hit Homes
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Magazine
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Obama arrives in Thailand, defends Burma visit
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