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5:40 PM ET, November 10, 2012


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New York Times:
F.B.I. Said to Have Stumbled Into News of Petraeus Affair  —  WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. investigation that led to the resignation of David H. Petraeus as C.I.A. director on Friday began with a complaint several months ago about “harassing” e-mails sent by Paula Broadwell, Mr. Petraeus's biographer …
Discussion: The Greenroom and Politico
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
More on the Timing of Petraeus's Resignation  —  Ronald Kessler of Newsmax has more details on the Petraeus affair.  They are rather sordid, and raise more questions about the timing of his resignation: … Perhaps this one? … “Thousands of emails” over “several months”?
Washington Post:
FBI probe of Petraeus triggered by e-mail threats from biographer, officials say  —  Video: David Petraeus has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.  According to his letter of resignation, Petraeus asked President Barack Obama on Thursday to allow him to resign.
Ronald Kessler /
FBI Investigation Led to Petraeus Resignation  —  More ways to share...  Mixx  —  Stumbled  —  LinkedIn  —  Vine  —  Buzzflash  —  Newstrust  —  Technocrati  —  Forward Article  —  Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — The resignation of David H. Petraeus …
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Woman Linked to Petraeus Is a West Point Graduate and Lifelong High Achiever  —  WASHINGTON — Paula Broadwell, whose affair with the nation's C.I.A. director led to his resignation on Friday, was the valedictorian of her high school class and homecoming queen, a fitness champion at West Point …
Taylor Berman / Gawker:
Did Paula Broadwell's Cuckolded Husband Write a Letter to Chuck Klosterman in the The New York Times?  —  In the July 13th edition of Klosterman's The Ethicist advice column for the New York Times, an anonymous reader wrote in seeking advice about an affair his wife was having with a …
Wall Street Journal:
CIA Chief Resigns Over Affair
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Rove under fire  —  Karl Rove is scrambling to protect his status in the GOP.  AP Photo  —  Close  —  The face of the historic $1-billion plan to unseat President Barack Obama and turn the Senate Republican, Rove now finds himself the leading scapegoat for its failure.
Ben Howe / RedState:
Campaign Sources: The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job
Stephen Moore / Wall Street Journal:
Mitch McConnell: ‘We Have a Voter Mandate Not to Raise Taxes’  —  The Senate minority leader on Obama's victory, the fiscal cliff and the folly of ‘Thelma and Louise economics.’  —  In the wake of President Barack Obama's electoral victory, gleeful Democrats believe that the impending …
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
War opens inside Republican Party over immigration  —  A war has opened within the GOP over whether to embrace immigration reform in the wake of President Obama's thumping of Mitt Romney among Hispanic voters.  —  Conservative hero Sean Hannity said Thursday he had evolved on immigration reform …
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Republicans Reconsider Positions on Immigration
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
Barrage of rockets slams South in violent escalation  —  IDF says 20 rockets fired at Israel; Iron Dome intercepts Grad; Earlier, missile hit IDF jeep patrolling Gaza border, injuring four soldiers; IDF tank shelling, killing four Palestinians.  —  A barrage of rockets fired from Gaza landed …
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
With Petraeus Gone, Administration Shuffle Begins In Earnest  —  The top CIA job is just one of many administration slots that will change hands over the coming months.  Deval Patrick and Tom Daschle in the mix — and Massachusetts contemplates changing its rules.  —  Image by Chuck Kennedy / Getty Images
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Florida vote count: Obama wins state  —  Four days after Election Day, a final count of votes in Florida shows President Obama defeated Mitt Romney, bringing the president's total count in the Electoral College to 332.  —  Romney won 206 Electoral College votes.  —  The Associated Press called Florida for Obama on Saturday.
Discussion: CNN
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Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
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Discussion: American Power
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Eliza Krigman / Politico:
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Associated Press:
McKenna concedes Washington state governor's race