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3:50 PM ET, November 12, 2012


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New York Times:
Officials Say F.B.I. Knew of Petraeus Affair in the Summer  —  WASHINGTON — High-level officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer that F.B.I. agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the director …
Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Petraeus mistress may have revealed classified information at Denver speech on real reason for Libya attack  —  Biographer Paula Broadwell could be facing questions about whether she revealed classified information about the Libya attack that she was privy to due to her relationship with then-CIA Director David Petraeus.
Wall Street Journal:
FBI Scrutinized on Petraeus  —  Complaints by Female Social Planner Led to Email Trail That Undid CIA Chief  —  A social planner's complaints about email stalking launched the monthslong criminal inquiry that led to a woman romantically linked to former Gen. David Petraeus …
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Did Paula Broadwell Leak U.S. Secrets?
CBS News:
Petraeus resignation: Just sex scandal or serious security concern?
Discussion: Hot Air and The Reaction
Talking Points Memo:
Grover Norquist: Romney A ‘Poopy Head’  —  Anti-tax crusader and head of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist told CBS on Monday that President Obama did not deserve a claim to an electoral mandate following his re-election because the candidate Republicans put forth to challenge him …
CBS News:
Grover Norquist: Obama's goal is to raise energy taxes on middle class  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  (CBS News) President Obama met with congressional leaders on Friday to tackle the upcoming fiscal cliff and over the weekend, several Republicans in Congress said there is momentum to make a deal before 2013.
Discussion: New York Magazine and ABCNEWS
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Grover Norquist: Obama reelected by characterizing Romney as ‘a poopy-head’
Discussion: CNN
Grover Norquist: Mitt Romney painted as ‘poopy head’
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
The GOP's media cocoon  —  A long-simmering generational battle in the conservative movement is boiling over after last week's shellacking, with younger operatives and ideologues going public with calls that Republicans break free from a political-media cocoon that has become intellectually suffocating and self defeating.
Associated Press:
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema beats GOP's Vernon Parker in Arizona's 9th Congressional District  —  PHOENIX — Former Democratic state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been elected to represent a new Phoenix-area congressional district, emerging victorious after a bitterly fought race that featured millions of dollars in attack ads.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Kyrsten Sinema Wins Arizona House Seat, First Out Bi Member Of Congress
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Democrat Sinema wins Arizona House race
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Elmo Voice Kevin Clash Denies Sex w/ Underage Boy — Takes Leave of Absence from Sesame Street  —  Takes Leave of Absence from Sesame Street  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Kevin Clash — the man known as the voice of Elmo — has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street in the wake of allegations …
Jill Reilly / Daily Mail:
Voice of Elmo on leave from Sesame Street after he was accused of having ‘sexual relationship with underage boy’
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh and The Other McCain
Press Pass:
White House Grand Bargain offer to Speaker Boehner Obtained by Bob Woodward  —  Below are documents obtained by the Washington Post's Bob Woodward that show a grand bargain proposal the White House was prepared to make in order to reach agreement with the House Republicans last year.
New York Magazine:
The 2013 Campaign  —  The shiniest such prize would be the achievement …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The New Math  —  A number of TPM Readers have written in this morning saying, “Josh, how can you of all people be surprised that Republicans or at least Republican pollsters had created their own alternative numbers reality (or in Megan Kelly's now immortal words, “Math you do as a Republican …
Discussion: Paul Krugman
Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
Tea party activists blame losses on Republican establishment  —  Angry tea party activists say Mitt Romney was too moderate and the GOP undermined ‘true conservative’ candidates.  —  Mitt Romney advisor Ed Gillespie, speaking to reporters after the second presidential debate …
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
GOP's Red America forced to rethink what it knows about the country  —  HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — She arrived early to take apart the campaign office piece by piece, just as she felt so many other things about her life were being dismantled.  Beth Cox wore a Mitt Romney T-shirt …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
MSNBC, Its Ratings Rising, Gains Ground on Fox News  —  On Tuesday night, with a minute to go until the polls closed in the battleground state of Virginia, the MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews received word through their earpieces that the state was too close to call …
After Obama Victory, A Petition For States To Secede On The White House Website  —  At 25,000 signatures, the White House says it will respond.  Potheads and UFO truthers displaced by secessionists.  —  More than a dozen petitions sprung up on the White House petitions website “We The People” …
Jeff Wise / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: John McAfee Wanted for Murder (Updated)  —  Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from murder charges, Belize police say.  According to Marco Vidal, head of the national police force's Gang Suppression Unit, McAfee is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull …
In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions, Mitt Romney got zero votes  —  It's one thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to dominate a Democratic city like Philadelphia, but check out this head-spinning figure: In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote.  Zero.  Zilch.
Tiffany Hsu / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. to become world's largest oil producer before 2020, IEA says  —  The U.S. will soon briefly bypass Saudi Arabia in oil production.  (Patrick Fallon / Bloomberg / November 12, 2012)  —  This post has been corrected.  See below for details.  —  The U.S. will become the world's top producer …
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Cornel West: Obama A ‘Republican In Blackface,’ Black MSNBC Hosts Are ‘Selling Their Souls’  —  During an interview last week with Democracy Now, author and activist Cornel West offered harsh criticism of President Barack Obama, calling him a “Rockefeller Republican in blackface” …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Weasel Zippers
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CBS News:
Long Islanders: Now two weeks of power woes
Discussion: The Daily Caller and CBS New York
Talking Points Memo:
Graham: ‘Say Yes To Simpson-Bowles, Mr. President’
Discussion: The Daily Beast and The Hill
Janet Daley / Telegraph:
America has become an Old World country
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Moody's: Obama will approve Keystone XL pipeline
Man arrested for posting image of burning poppy on Twitter
 Earlier Items: 
Wick Allison / The American Conservative:
The Real GOP Fiasco: Fairness
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Walter Shapiro / Reuters:
Why Obama is surely facing a second term riddled with scandal and upheaval
Discussion: New York Times
Rep. Steve LaTourette / Politico:
The Senate's ‘Manchurian candidates’
Discussion: Washington Monthly