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11:00 AM ET, November 22, 2012


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Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
GOP Senators Attack Obama, Praise Egyptian President In Statement On Gaza Ceasefire  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian Prime Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr today announced a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, ending eight days of violence that resulted in nearly 150 dead and more wounded.
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
Obama pushed Israel to accept Egyptian cease-fire agreement friendly to Hamas  —  President Barack Obama pressured Israel's prime minister to adopt a cease-fire agreement with Hamas that was pushed by Hamas' Egyptian ally, according to a White House statement released on Wednesday.
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Booman Tribune
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Petraeus, Suddenly With Plenty of Free Time, Ponders His Next Move  —  ARLINGTON, Va. — Here on an expensive but otherwise unremarkable street in the suburbs of Washington, David H. Petraeus is managing a new life in the doghouse.  —  He is seeking forgiveness from his furious wife …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Associated Press:
Susan Rice defends Benghazi remarks  —  U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said Wednesday that her early account of the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in Benghazi was based on the initial intelligence community assessments and was always subject to review and updates.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
CNN Host Exposes GOP's Hypocrisy On Benghazi
Discussion: Politico and The Moderate Voice
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
McCain Officially Admits He Was Wrong on Benghazi Without Admitting It
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
White House To Boehner: Obamacare Not Part Of Fiscal Cliff Deal … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  John Boehner, Obama Health Care, Video, Boehner Fiscal Cliff, Boehner Obamacare, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff Obamacare, Obama Boehner, Obama Fiscal Cliff, Obama Health Care Law, Obamacare …
Katherine Skiba / Chicago Tribune:
Brother: Rep. Jesse Jackson to announce resignation
Corey Kilgannon / New York Times:
Clothes and Other Storm Aid, From Rikers Jail  —  There are plenty of unsung heroes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, but the story of how those at New York's least desirable address lent their muscle and might is perhaps among the most compelling.  —  On the night that the storm roared …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Robertson Admits he Blew Election Prediction he Received from God  —  In January, televangelist Pat Robertson told 700 Club viewers that in his annual New Year's “conversation” with God, the Almighty had revealed to him who the next president would be.  Up through Election Day …
Kckatzman / CBS Boston:
Complaints About Turkey Attacks On The Rise In Brookline  —  BROOKLINE (CBS) - Neighbors are on the offensive in Brookline after what some residents are describing as aggressive turkeys.  —  “They were attacking the vehicle,” Karen Halvorson said outside her home in the Aspinwall Hill neighborhood.
Holman W. Jenkins, Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Jenkins: Twinkies—A Defense  —  The real battle at the snack maker is union vs. union.  —  A corporate bankruptcy is a paper death.  The underlying assets live on.  Killers of paper structures, in this light, are devalued villains, but a cry has gone up to identify the villain behind …
Court Allows Liquidation of Hostess
Obama Mocks Romney In Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon, Won't Comment On Gaza Ceasefire  —  Jokes about re-election.  —  Image by Jacquelyn Martin / AP  —  WASHINGTON — Fresh off a four-day trip to Asia, President Barack Obama pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey Wednesday …
Geneva Sands / The Hill:   Obama pardons turkeys, Cobbler and Gobbler in White House ceremony
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Commentary Editor John Podhoretz Has Awkward Postelection Epiphany  —  The first few weeks after a losing presidential election are an awkward period for the most devoted ideological polemicist.  Months of optimistic spin about your candidate must be cast aside for an entirely different sort of spin …
New York Times:
Crisis in Church of England After Rejection of Female Bishops  —  LONDON — In a sign of deepening crisis in the Church of England after it rejected the appointment of female bishops, its spiritual leader said on Wednesday that the church had “undoubtedly lost a measure of credibility” …
Tim Martin /
Michigan bill would allow expecting parents to claim fetuses as income tax exemptions  —  UPDATE: This article has been corrected to note Michigan's stillbirth tax credit has been repealed.  The article also has been updated to note criticism of the bill from Democrats.
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Discussion: The Big Picture and Paul Krugman