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7:50 PM ET, November 11, 2012


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Spencer Ackerman / Wired:
How I Was Drawn Into the Cult of David Petraeus  —  Gen. David Petraeus gives the thumbs up with his wife Holly at his retirement ceremony.  Photo: DOD  —  When it came out that CIA Director David Petraeus had an affair with his hagiographer, I got punked.  “It seems so obvious in retrospect.
Gil Ronen / Arutz Sheva:
Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help  —  Writer allegedly involved with ex-CIA chief said he knew “within 24 hours” of CIA annex's request for reinforcements.  —  Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus …
Discussion: Power Line and Klein Online
Luis Martinez / ABCNEWS:
Jill Kelley, Friend of David Petraeus, Received Harassing Emails That Launched FBI Probe  —  The Florida woman who received harassing emails from Paula Broadwell, spurring an FBI probe that ultimately uncovered the Gen. David Petraeus' extramarital affair with his biographer and led …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Sen. Murray: Dems would let Bush-era rates expire before taking ‘unfair deal’  —  Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Sunday said Democrats were prepared to allow the expiration of all George W. Bush-era tax rates if Republican lawmakers objected to raising taxes on the wealthiest.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Which Polls Fared Best (and Worst) in the 2012 Presidential Race  —  As Americans' modes of communication change, the techniques that produce the most accurate polls seems to be changing as well.  In last Tuesday's presidential election, a number of polling firms that conduct their surveys online had strong results.
Josh White / Washington Post:
East Coast Rapist suspect acknowledges attacks in several states  —  Aaron Thomas would go for walks that had almost a scripted ending.  He'd see a woman.  His heart would race.  His hands would shake.  He'd approach her.  He'd scare her into submission.  —  Then he would rape her.
Discussion: The Other McCain, WJLA-TV and Althouse
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Gay-rights groups push Obama for executive order on discrimination  —  Gay rights advocates plan to push President Obama to go big on their agenda in his second term.  —  Buoyed by the approval of same-sex marriage in several states on Election Day, lobbyists for gay rights groups plan …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Garry Wills / New York Review of Books:
What Romney Lost  —  What happens to those who lose a presidential campaign?  Some can do it with heads rightly held high, and go on to give valuable service to the nation.  We were reminded of this just two weeks before the recent election, when George McGovern died.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Media fight on the right over GOP  —  Rush Limbaugh couldn't have been more right.  —  Months before the election, the conservative radio host made a prediction: “If Obama wins, the Republican Party is going to try to maneuver things so conservatives get blamed.”  —  And that's exactly what's happening.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Andrew Marcus /
After Election 2012: WWBD — What Would Breitbart Do?  —  Many of us woke up the morning after the election in a daze and I imagine quite a few of us thought, okay...we lost, it is a new day...WWBD-What Would Breitbart Do?  None of us can speak conclusively for him, but many of us …
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
IDF fires warning shot into Syria after shell hits Golan  —  Israel says further attacks from Syria will “elicit a vigorous response” from IDF, sends letter to UN warning Syrians to avoid spillover; Incident marks first time IDF has fired at Syria since 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Agence France Presse:
Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax  —  COPENHAGEN — Denmark said Saturday it would scrap a fat tax it introduced a little over a year ago in a world first, saying the measure was costly and failed to change Danes' eating habits.  —  “The fat tax and the extension of the chocolate tax …
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Denmark to abolish tax on high-fat foods
Discussion: WorldViews
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Sam Baker / The Hill:
Conservatives press the states to keep fighting ‘ObamaCare’
Stacy Anderson / Associated Press:
Obama Visits Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day
Discussion: CNN and Politico
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Climate Change Report Outlines Perils for U.S. Military
Mary Grace Lucas / CNN:
Sen. Schumer: ‘Darn good chance’ of passing immigration reform
Zack Colman / The Hill:
McMorris Rodgers: GOP needs to be more ‘modern’ not ‘moderate’
Discussion: CNN, American Power and Politico
Zack Colman / The Hill:
Calif. Gov. Brown: DOJ, Obama should ‘respect’ state marijuana laws
Discussion: Politico and The Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Alexander Burns / Politico:
The GOP polling debacle
David Muir / ABCNEWS:
Romney to Supporters: ‘We Still Believe that Better Days Are Ahead’
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Karl Rove and his super PAC vow to press on
Discussion: Prairie Weather and The Hill
Steve Dowling / Apple:
HTC and Apple Settle Patent Dispute