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4:10 PM ET, November 27, 2012

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David Petraeus / CNN:
CNN Poll: Americans rate W.H. response to Benghazi attack and Petraeus resignation  —  Washington (CNN) - Americans are giving the White House low marks for how it's handled the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, according to a new national survey.
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Scott Wong / Politico:
Senators ‘troubled’ after Rice talk  —  Sen. John McCain and two other GOP senators said they were “significantly troubled” after a private meeting with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about her erroneous explanation of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:
Republican Senators Still “Troubled” After Meeting With Susan Rice
Discussion: National Review and Marbury
Byron Tau / Reuters:
Rice: We didn't intend to mislead on Benghazi
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Politico
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:   After Benghazi Meeting, 3 Republicans Say Concerns Grow
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Rice fails to convince Republican senators on Benghazi attack
Discussion: Mediaite, Hot Air and Nice Deb
People's Daily Online:
North Korea's top leader named The Onion's Sexiest Man Alive for 2012  —  é‡'.... .æ°"  —  Edited and translated by Zhang Qian, People's Daily Online  —  U.S. website The Onion has named North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un as the “Sexiest Man Alive for the year 2012”.
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Brian Fung / The Atlantic Online:
Kim Jong Un, Sexiest Man Alive? Chinese Paper Falls for ‘The Onion’
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Is Grover Finally Over?  —  I once took a long train ride with Grover Norquist.  This wasn't intentional.  We found ourselves next to each other on the line to board an Acela from Washington, D.C., to New York, and we fell into a conversation, by which I mean that he did a great deal of talking …
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Wall Street Journal:
Republicans and the Tax Pledge  —  Grover Norquist is not the problem in Washington.  —  One of the more amazing post-election spectacles is the media celebration of Republicans who say they're willing to repudiate their pledge against raising taxes.  So the same folks who like to denounce politicians …
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Tom Ricks: Fox News ‘is making it up’  —  Author Tom Ricks on Tuesday said Fox News is “making it up” that he apologized after slamming the network during an on-air interview as “operating as a wing of the Republican Party” and hyping Benghazi for political reasons.
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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News Exec VP: Guest Who Slammed Network Apologized - But Not Publicly  —  UPDATED: Author Tom Ricks accused the network of “hyped” Benghazi coverage; Fox News' Michael Clemente says Ricks apologized but “doesn't have the strength of character to do that publicly.”  Ricks disputes.
Politico:
The other fiscal fight  —  President Barack Obama made a demand of House Speaker John Boehner near the end of their first White House meeting on the fiscal cliff: Raise the debt limit before year's end.  —  Boehner responded: “There is a price for everything.”
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Nude Protesters Arrested After Swarming Speaker Boehner's Office
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Taegan Goddard's …
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Naked Protesters Storm Speaker John Boehner's Office
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Virginia Attorney General Suggests Obama Stole The Election … Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) told a radio host he completely agreed with her assertion that investigations are needed to determine why President Obama lost “every one” of the states with photo identification requirements for voting, yet won re-election.
Betsy Z. Russell / Idaho Statesman:
Idaho lawmaker shares ‘last chance’ idea to elect Romney  —  A state senator from north-central Idaho is touting a scheme that's been circulating on tea party blogs, calling for states that supported Mitt Romney to refuse to participate in the Electoral College in a move backers believe would change the election result.
Discussion: Mediaite, Daily Kos and msnbc.com
Jeffrey Lord / American Spectator:
The Next Mitt Romney  —  Jeb was neutral.  —  Say again, neutral.  —  As Ronald Reagan might say, there he went again.  —  What was Jeb Bush neutral about?  —  The choice between liberal Charlie Crist and conservative Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination for United States Senator from Florida.
Discussion: Riehl World News
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Millennial Generation: Our Liberal Future  —  How doomed are conservatives?  Pretty doomed, if you look carefully at the Pew Research Survey's close analysis of the youth vote in the 2012 elections.  The Republicans' long-term dilemma has generally been framed in racial terms, but it's mainly a generational one.
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Laura Ingraham: ‘Wobbly’ GOP Can ‘Look Forward To A 2014 Wipeout’ If They Raise Taxes Without Cuts  —  On Tuesday, Laura Ingraham lashed out at Congressional Republicans who have indicated publically that they would be willing to waiver on their pledge to not raise taxes in the wake of President Barack Obama's reelection.
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
House GOP plans public push against tax hikes on businesses
Discussion: Politico
Joseph Goldstein / New York Times:
City Is Amassing Trove of Cellphone Logs  —  When a cellphone is reported stolen in New York, the Police Department routinely subpoenas the phone's call records, from the day of the theft onward.  The logic is simple: If a thief uses the phone, a list of incoming and outgoing calls could lead to the suspect.
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Most-Racial America  —  Antiwhite bigotry goes mainstream.  —  “Everytime [sic] I think the Democratic race card players could not get more vile, more deranged, more patronizingly demeaning to blacks, someone manages to defy even my vivid imagination,” thunders blogger William Jacobson.
Wall Street Journal:
Cox and Archer: Why $16 Trillion Only Hints at the True U.S. Debt  —  Hiding the government's liabilities from the public makes it seem that we can tax our way out of mounting deficits.  We can't.  —  A decade and a half ago, both of us served on President Clinton's Bipartisan Commission …
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
The Internet's Best Terrible Person Goes to Jail: Can a Reviled Master Troll Become a Geek Hero?  —  On a gray Wednesday morning in October, the car headed west on the Lincoln Highway Bridge hit 100 miles per hour and I started to worry it might hurtle off into the tangle of rusted …
Discussion: Hit & Run
Associated Press:
Cuomo: Sandy cost NY, NYC $32B in damage and loss  —  ALBANY, N.Y. — Top political leaders in New York put their heads together Monday on big requests for federal disaster aid as Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Superstorm Sandy ran up a bill of $32 billion in the state and the nation's largest city.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
DailyTelegraph:
Germany to ban sex with animals: report  —  THE German government is about to reintroduce a ban on bestiality, after pressure from animal welfare groups.  —  Newspaper die Tageszeitung reports that the governing coalition are soon to amend the country's Animal Welfare Act to make sex …
Discussion: Addicting Info
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Dems Defend Filibuster Reform Effort: ‘McConnell Has Broken The Social Contract’  —  On the Senate floor Monday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell railed against his counterpart, Harry Reid, and a “cohort of short-sighted Senate sophomores,” for proposing to modify …
 
 
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