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10:55 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 …
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.
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:
David Petraeus resigns as CIA director
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 …
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots
Obama Says Wealthy Should Pay More in Taxes
Discussion: Politico and
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Why I Despair  —  An apocryphal tale tells of an American who claimed to own George Washington's axe.  “Three times,” he exclaims, the axe has “had its handle replaced, and twice had its head replaced!”  —  This is a joke that has been rendered in more serious form by philosophers throughout the ages …
Onward And Upward— Good Guys Always Win In The End  —  The first time he ran for Congress, Alan Grayson lost the primary.  Two years later Blue America encouraged him to run again and he did.  Derided by the political Establishment in Florida and in DC, he beat their favorite in the primary …
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.
BBC boss George Entwistle resigns  —  Culture Secretary Maria Miller said: “It is a regrettable, but right decision.  It is vital that credibility and public trust in this important national institution is restored.  —  “It is now crucial that the BBC puts the systems in place to ensure …
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Christian Right Failed to Sway Voters on Issues  —  Christian conservatives, for more than two decades a pivotal force in American politics, are grappling with Election Day results that repudiated their influence and suggested that the cultural tide — especially on gay issues — has shifted against them.
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.
Mike Ramsey / CBS Chicago:
Former U.S. Prosecutor Negotiating Plea Deal For Jackson Jr.  —  CHICAGO (CBS) - A former U.S. attorney representing embattled Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is negotiating a plea deal with the federal government, CBS 2 has learned.  —  CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has the exclusive details.
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
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