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11:25 PM ET, November 11, 2012


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The Sins Of General David Petraeus  —  Petraeus seduced America.  We should never have trusted him.  —  The fraud that General David Petraeus perpetrated on America started many years before the general seduced Paula Broadwell, a lower-ranking officer 20 years his junior, after meeting her on a campus visit to Harvard.
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 …
Discussion: American Power
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
All In, Benghazi edition  —  A reader points out that Paula Broadwell was the honored keynote speaker at a University of Denver event last month.  The speech is obviously of interest in light of the revelation of her involvement with General Petraeus, whom she discusses in her speech.
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 …
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.
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Lawmakers raise questions on how Petraeus affair was handled  —  (CNN) - The top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the length of the FBI's investigation into David Petraeus' extramarital affair raises serious questions about the government's response to potentially comprised intelligence.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Politico
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Bill Kristol: 'It Won't Kill The Country If We Raise Taxes' On Millionaires (VIDEO) … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Bill Kristol, Bush Tax Cuts, John Boehner, Video, Election 2012, House Republican Conference, Weekly Standard, William Kristol, Bill Kristol Republican Party, Bill Kristol Taxes …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Sen. Murray: Dems would let Bush-era rates expire before taking ‘unfair deal’
OLIVER STONE'S UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES  —  Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick present a riveting look at the events that shaped America's unique history.  —  ET/PT  —  ON THE SERIES PREMIERE  —  The birth of the American Empire is explored, from FDR and Winston Churchill to Joseph Stalin.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Hullabaloo
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 …
Mohamed ElBaradei /
40 Islamists file lawsuit accusing ElBaradei of ‘insulting sharia’  —  Reformist ElBaradei is also accused of insulting various preachers, calling them ‘clowns’ and ‘merchants of religion’  —  A complaint was filed with the prosecutor general on Sunday by forty Egyptian lawyers …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
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.
Rob Crilly / Telegraph:
British extremist ‘behind attack on CIA base in Afghanistan’  —  A video released by the Pakistan Taliban claims that a British extremist was one of the masterminds behind a devastating suicide attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan.  —  “Umar the British martyr” is identified in the 30-minute propaganda film …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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.
New York Times:
How a Beach Community Became a Deathtrap  —  Eugene Contrubis heard the many warnings about Hurricane Sandy but decided to ride it out in his drafty, one-story bungalow at 162 Kiswick Street, near the beach on Staten Island.  Soft-spoken and frail, he was a retired Police Department clerk who wrote poetry …
Discussion: Blog and Gothamist
Fox News:
Results still pending in Florida partial recount for Rep. West's House race  —  FILE: Oct. 18, 2012: Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West listens to a question at a campaign stop in Boca Raton, Florida.REUTERS  —  Election officials in Florida are recounting some early votes cast in the hotly contested race …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Cass R. Sunstein / New York Times:
Climate Change: Lessons From Ronald Reagan  —  THE re-election of President Obama, preceded by the extraordinary damage done by Hurricane Sandy, raises a critical question: In the coming years, might it be possible for the United States to take significant steps to reduce the risks associated with climate change?
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Climate Change Report Outlines Perils for U.S. Military
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Sam Baker / The Hill:
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Stacy Anderson / Associated Press:
Obama Visits Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day
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Sen. Schumer: ‘Darn good chance’ of passing immigration reform
Zack Colman / The Hill:
McMorris Rodgers: GOP needs to be more ‘modern’ not ‘moderate’
Discussion: Politico, CNN and American Power
Zack Colman / The Hill:
Calif. Gov. Brown: DOJ, Obama should ‘respect’ state marijuana laws
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 Earlier Items: 
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Media fight on the right over GOP
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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After Election 2012: WWBD — What Would Breitbart Do?
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 …
Denmark to abolish tax on high-fat foods
Discussion: WorldViews
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Karl Rove and his super PAC vow to press on
Discussion: Prairie Weather and The Hill