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11:20 AM ET, November 20, 2012

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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Allen West concedes to Patrick Murphy  —  Florida Rep. Allen West — the tea party pugilist and face of the class of House Republicans that stormed to power two years ago — conceded Tuesday to 29-year-old construction executive Patrick Murphy in one of the nation's highest-profile congressional races.
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New York Times:
Clinton to Visit Middle East in Move to Defuse Gaza Conflict  —  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — President Obama sent Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Middle East on Tuesday to try to defuse the conflict in Gaza, the White House announced.  —  Mrs. Clinton, who accompanied Mr. Obama …
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama sends Clinton to Middle East to seek end to Gaza violence
Discussion: Politico and Taylor Marsh
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
The callousness of Hamas
BBC:
Gaza ground attack plan ‘on hold’
Discussion: The Agonist
Washington Post:
Clinton heads to Mideast as Israel weighs risky choices on Gaza
Discussion: CNN and Hot Air
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Egypt Advocates for Palestinians While Brokering Truce Talks
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Christie's Post-Hurricane Embrace of Obama Outrages Many in G.O.P.  —  A few days after Hurricane Sandy shattered the shores of New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie picked up the phone to take on a different kind of recovery work: taming the Republican Party fury over his effusive embrace of President Obama.
BuzzFeed:
How The Conservative Media Lost The Election  —  The plan was to unmask Obama.  It didn't work.  —  President Obama's decisive reelection has promised the conservative new media four more years of fodder, but it's also left some of its more earnest participants with a gnawing question: What went wrong?
BuzzFeed:
Mitt Romney Surfaces At A Gas Station Looking Very Normal  —  Long time no see, old friend.  —  Dorsey Shaw  —  a half hour ago  —  23 responses
Hayes Brown / ThinkProgress:
Top African American Lawmaker Says GOP Attacks On Susan Rice Use Racial ‘Code Words’  —  Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) this morning defended U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, calling out Republican use of “code words” in attacking Rice's professional capabilities.
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Kevin Robillard / Politico:
97 House members oppose Susan Rice
Discussion: The Hill, msnbc.com, TIME and The Week
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Obama's union allies work to pull negotiations over ‘fiscal cliff’ to the left  —  President Obama's allies in the labor movement are targeting centrists in both parties in an attempt to pull the “fiscal cliff” talks to the left.  —  The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees …
Discussion: CNN
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Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Let's go over the fiscal cliff
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:   More Following ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Debate than Petraeus Investigation
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: AP reporter clashes with State Dep't spokesman over Turkey calling Israel a terrorist state  —  Via the Blaze, I don't think I've ever seen a reporter take a tone with a government functionary at a press conference quite like this.  And it's not the first time he's done it, either.
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David Weigel / Slate:
The Rich People Who Don't Know How Tax Rates Work  —  How do you get to be as rich as the people in this New York Times story without ever figuring out how taxes work? … You see these idiots every time a tax hike becomes possible again.  They have no apparent idea how marginal rates work.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Following Obama's Victory, Wisconsin Governor Proposes New Limits On Voter Registration  —  Two weeks after Barack Obama and Sen.-elect Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) carried the state of Wisconsin with the support of minorities and young voters, Gov. Scott Walker (R) announced one of his major policy proposals …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Conservative Future  —  If you listened to the Republican candidates this year, you heard a conventional set of arguments.  But if you go online, you can find a vibrant and increasingly influential center-right conversation.  Most of the young writers and bloggers in this conversation intermingle …
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Oklahoma is latest to reject state-based health exchange  —  Add Oklahoma to the list of Republican-led states that won't implement the key feature of President Obama's healthcare law.  —  Gov. Mary Fallin said Monday that she won't set up a state-based insurance exchange …
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Wall Street Journal:
Liberal Man of the Year  —  Chief Justice Roberts shares the dais with Lena Dunham.  —  No Supreme Court Justice has ever said “Live from New York, it's Saturday night,” at least on national television, but give it time.  This month Glamour magazine named Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg one of its “Women of the Year.”
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Daily Caller
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
California, Home of the Destitute (with Steve Postscript)  —  Last spring, my wife and youngest daughter and I spent a week in California.  We were reminded of the extraordinary natural wealth and beauty that were showered on that uniquely blessed state.  For a century or so …
Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
House Democrats Inch Closer to Becoming a Two-State Caucus  —  Californians and New Yorkers will comprise a record percentage of the Democratic caucus when the 113th Congress convenes in January at nearly 30 percent  —  Although gains by Democrats were modest in 2012 U.S. House races …
Yahoo! News:
A GOP Plan for 2016: Pot, immigration and defense cuts  —  Spinners and Winners  —  Ron Paul supporters might want to think twice before throwing away their “Paul for President” signs.  Though the frequent presidential candidate is retiring at the end of the year, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Washington Examiner
Emily Jane Fox / CNNMoney.com:
Wal-Mart warns workers on Black Friday strike  —  Protesters at a June anti-Wal-Mart rally in Los Angeles.  Store workers in 12 cities have been walking out in protest since October, which Wal-Mart said violates national labor law.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — As Wal-Mart workers prepare …
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NY Daily News:
Menacing emails sent by David Petraeus' ex-mistress Paula Broadwell to socialite Jill Kelley promised …
Discussion: Politico and The Week
Chip Somodevilla / Rolling Stone:
SEC Rocked By Lurid Sex-and-Corruption Lawsuit
Discussion: Wonkette
Washington Post:
Conservative Republicans fight back after Romney loss
Bobby Cervantes / Politico:
Cory Booker to live a week on food stamps
Vikram Dodd / Guardian:
Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks face charges over payments to officials
Discussion: www.wnyc.org and Balloon Juice
Emmanuel Touhey / Campaign:
DREAM Act, not the ACHIEVE Act , is the right solution for undocumented youth
Discussion: Balloon Juice
emptywheel:
David Petraeus' Response to Climate Change: MOAR DRONZ!
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Dan Frosch / New York Times:
Case Pits Technology-Based Police Search Against Citizens' Rights
Discussion: Law Blog
Daily Mail:
Four California men arrested after they ‘planned to join al-Qaeda to commit jihad against Americans’
Politico:
Gay marriage takes next steps
Lindsey Boerma / CBS News:
Israel using Gaza as “warm-up” round for Iran?
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and msnbc.com
Mike Scarcella / The BLT:
In D.C. Circuit, Judge Calls Use of Acronyms ‘Painful’
Wall Street Journal:
Drillers Begin Reusing ‘Frack Water’
 

 
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