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3:15 PM ET, November 21, 2012

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Katherine Skiba / Chicago Tribune:
Brother: Rep. Jesse Jackson to announce resignation … Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will announce his resignation from Congress “momentarily” in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson's brother Jonathan Jackson said.  —  He spoke to the Chicago Tribune by telephone.
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John Dodge / CBS Chicago:
Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigning From Congress  —  Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr leaving his house in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2012 (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)  —  CHICAGO (CBS) - Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is resigning from Congress today, CBS 2 has learned.  —  He notified staff …
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Daily Kos, theGrio and Gawker
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Rep. Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress  —  Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) submitted a letter announcing his resignation from Congress to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday, according to a Boehner aide.  —  Jackson's resignation comes amid reports that he is being investigated …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
CNN:
Cease-fire hopes flicker amid tension over Tel Aviv bus bombing  —  CNN has multiple crews in Gaza, Israel and neighboring countries to bring you the latest accurate information on the conflict, the impact on people and talks to stop the violence.  Turn to CNN TV and CNN.com for what you need to know now.
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BuzzFeed:
Israel, Hamas Agree to Gaza Cease-Fire
Discussion: The Spectacle Blog
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
White House condemns Tel Aviv bus attack as Clinton heads to Cairo
Discussion: Politico and Los Angeles Times
Cincinnati.com:
House GOP is angling to repeal health care  —  John Boehner of West Chester Township is Speaker of the House and represents Ohio's 8th congressional district, which includes most of Butler County.  —  President Obama has won re-election, but his health care law is still driving up costs …
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Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
Many Americans unaware of health-care law changes
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
The Genius Who Invented Economics Blogging Reveals How He Got Everything Right And What's Coming Next  —  The economics blogosphere was invented in early 2005 by a retired technology executive in Southern California named Bill McBride.  —  Thank God for that, because his blog, Calculated Risk …
Hamed Aleaziz / ThinkProgress:
McCain Backs Away From Benghazi Conspiracies  —  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) today issued a statement essentially conceding that he was wrong in accusing the White House of changing U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's talking points on Benghazi for political purposes.  —  Former CIA Director David …
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
CNN Host Exposes GOP's Hypocrisy On Benghazi  —  Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) appeared on CNN Wednesday morning to press his case against U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, the target of Republican criticism for initially claiming that the Sept. 11 attacks on Benghazi were inspired by spontaneous protests to an anti-Islamic video.
Discussion: Politico, Prairie Weather and The Week
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Former Romney adviser blasts top surrogates for now ‘eviscerating’ Romney  —  (CNN) - A former senior adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign skewered some of the GOP nominee's surrogates Wednesday, saying it was “stunning” how they preened for administration positions when they thought Romney …
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Romney Adviser: Right-Wing Polling Facing ‘Some Kind Of Systemic Crisis’
Ken Mehlman / Wall Street Journal:
Making the Same-Sex Case  —  Legalizing marriage for gay couples will cultivate community stability and foster family values.  —  They say demography is destiny, and in American politics destiny has belonged to those who best aligned their core beliefs with the rapidly changing and ever-improving citizenry.
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Mark Halperin / The Page:
The Democratic Edge  —  How the left-wing Freak Show is gearing up for '16, keying off of Marco Rubio's recent remarks about the age of Earth, from “Morning Joe”: … Watch the video above.
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Neal J. Riley / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. barely passes public-nudity ban  —  Protester Gypsy Taub speaks out against the Board of Supervisors decision to ban public nakedness while naked at City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.  San Francisco lawmakers on Tuesday narrowly approved a proposal to ban public nakedness …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Lawyer for Christian Alliance Fighting for Marriage Sanctity Faces Child Porn Charges  —  What do you say about people like this?  It's almost a caricature, it's so disgustingly ridiculous.  Lisa Biron was New Hampshire lawyer who worked for the Alliance Defending Freedom …
Ynetnews:
Terror attack: Blast on Tel Aviv bus; 28 hurt  —  Terror returns to Tel Aviv: Massive blast occurs on bus travelling near Kirya base.  Twenty-one people injured; two in moderate to serious condition, rest sustain light wounds  —  Latest Update:  —  A massive blast occured at around noon Wednesday …
Discussion: AJE, National Review and BBC Watch
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New Jersey Online:
Citizens rush council members as chaos erupts at Newark City Hall meeting  —  By David Giambusso and James Queally/The Star-Ledger  —  NEWARK — A behind-the-scenes political maneuver by Newark Mayor Cory Booker to fill a vacant council seat with his choice led to a near-riot in city hall tonight …
Jed Graham / Investor's Business Daily:
U.S. Deficit Shrinking At Fastest Pace Since WWII, Before Fiscal Cliff  —  Believe it or not, the federal deficit has fallen faster over the past three years than it has in any such stretch since demobilization from World War II.  —  In fact, outside of that post-WWII era …
Politico:
Republicans, 2016: In full swing  —  Tired of presidential politics?  Get over it: Upwards of 15 prominent Republicans are privately contemplating 2016 campaigns for the presidency — and the most serious and ambitious of the bunch are already plunging in, some quite publicly.
Discussion: GOP 12 and The Atlantic Online
Christopher Mims / The Atlantic Online:
U.S. Government Hacked Into French Presidential Office, Spied on Senior Officials, Says a French News Report  —  According to the French magazine l'Express, American officials gained almost unlimited access to computers of senior officials in the final days of the Sarkozy administration.  —  AP
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Number of veterans in Congress continues to decline
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Obama, Hillary Clinton wax nostalgic as she nears exit
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Christie's approval rating soars
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