Let Me Start: The Petraeus affair

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By Hardball staff
FILE - In this June 23, 2011 file photo, then-CIA Director-desigate Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus has resigned...
FILE - In this June 23, 2011 file photo, then-CIA Director-desigate Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus has resigned...
AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File

We are still learning more about the circumstances that led to CIA Director David Petraeus’ abrupt resignation Friday. The FBI knew about his extra-marital affair since summer.

The New York Times reports on Paula Broadwell, the woman at the center of the scandal.

For President Obama, Petraeus’ exit comes at a challenging time.

The Fiscal Cliff: A victorious President Obama is ready to rally the public in his budget negotiations with Congress.

The Republican Reckoning: The GOP is split on how to go forward after last week’s bruising losses. Can the party break out of the one area where it’s strong - the South?

Paul Krugman argues that the deficit hawks are wrong: Until the economy is stronger, now is the time for more spending, not less.

Hillary’s future: Don’t miss the Secretary of State’s interview with Gail Collins of the New York Times about whether she’s thinking about a presidential run.

Republican congressman Allen West still won’t concede in his House race in Florida.

Let Me Start: The Petraeus affair

Updated