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1:30 AM ET, November 22, 2012

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Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
GOP Senators Attack Obama, Praise Egyptian President In Statement On Gaza Ceasefire  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian Prime Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr today announced a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, ending eight days of violence that resulted in nearly 150 dead and more wounded.
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
White House condemns Tel Aviv bus attack as Clinton heads to Cairo
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.
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Associated Press:
Susan Rice defends Benghazi remarks  —  U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said Wednesday that her early account of the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in Benghazi was based on the initial intelligence community assessments and was always subject to review and updates.
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
McCain Officially Admits He Was Wrong on Benghazi Without Admitting It  —  NOTE: TMVer Dorian de Wind wrote an extensive post HERE about McCain being increasingly isolated, which is updated with this recent news.  MUST READING.  —  If you hear a slight sound, its the sound of an Etch-a-Sketch.
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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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
White House To Boehner: Obamacare Not Part Of Fiscal Cliff Deal … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  John Boehner, Obama Health Care, Video, Boehner Fiscal Cliff, Boehner Obamacare, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff Obamacare, Obama Boehner, Obama Fiscal Cliff, Obama Health Care Law, Obamacare …
Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
Many Americans unaware of health-care law changes
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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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns, acknowledges federal probe
John Dodge / CBS Chicago:
Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigning From Congress
Stephanie Condon / CBS News:   Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. resigns
BuzzFeed:
Obama Mocks Romney In Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon, Won't Comment On Gaza Ceasefire  —  Jokes about re-election.  —  Image by Jacquelyn Martin / AP  —  WASHINGTON — Fresh off a four-day trip to Asia, President Barack Obama pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey Wednesday …
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Geneva Sands / The Hill:
Obama pardons turkeys, Cobbler and Gobbler in White House ceremony
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Robertson Admits he Blew Election Prediction he Received from God  —  In January, televangelist Pat Robertson told 700 Club viewers that in his annual New Year's “conversation” with God, the Almighty had revealed to him who the next president would be.  Up through Election Day …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Commentary Editor John Podhoretz Has Awkward Postelection Epiphany  —  The first few weeks after a losing presidential election are an awkward period for the most devoted ideological polemicist.  Months of optimistic spin about your candidate must be cast aside for an entirely different sort of spin …
Nick Squires / Telegraph:
Jesus was born years earlier than thought, claims Pope  —  The entire Christian calendar is based on a miscalculation, the Pope has declared, as he claims in a new book that Jesus was born several years earlier than commonly believed.  —  The Pope also weighs in on the debate over Christ's birthplace
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’
Holman W. Jenkins, Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Jenkins: Twinkies—A Defense  —  The real battle at the snack maker is union vs. union.  —  A corporate bankruptcy is a paper death.  The underlying assets live on.  Killers of paper structures, in this light, are devalued villains, but a cry has gone up to identify the villain behind …
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DealBook:
Court Allows Liquidation of Hostess
New York Times:
Crisis in Church of England After Rejection of Female Bishops  —  LONDON — In a sign of deepening crisis in the Church of England after it rejected the appointment of female bishops, its spiritual leader said on Wednesday that the church had “undoubtedly lost a measure of credibility” …
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 …
ABCNEWS:
House Panel: Let Courts Decide Fast and Furious  —  A House panel said Wednesday it believes federal courts have the authority to decide a dispute in which Attorney General Eric Holder is refusing to provide Congress with Justice Department documents about a botched criminal investigation into gun-trafficking on the Southwest border.
Discussion: Politico
 
 
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Sens. Alexander, Bennet give leaders emergency plan to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Illegals may get driver's licenses in Illinois
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and National Review
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Rise Above, CNBC's move into advocacy
Joe Scarborough / Politico:
My (semi) apology to Nate Silver
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