Monday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* There’s no shortage of twists and turns in the sex scandal surrounding former CIA Director David Petraeus.

* New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is looking for $30 billion in federal disaster aid in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

* Yesterday, President Obama honored Veterans’ Day at Arlington National Cemetery, arguing among other things that the nation “must do more” to support veterans when the return home from war.

* Middle East: “Syria pulled both Turkey and Israel closer to military entanglements in its civil war on Monday, bombing a rebel-held Syrian village a few yards from the Turkish border in a deadly aerial assault and provoking Israeli tank commanders in the disputed Golan Heights into blasting mobile Syrian artillery units across their own armistice line.”

* It took a little longer than it should have, but we learned over the weekend that President Obama really did win Florida, upping his overall total to 332 electoral votes for the year.

* The BBC’s director general has resigned in the wake of the network’s child sex-abuse scandal, which “began with allegations against a single former BBC employee, has since engulfed hospitals, children’s homes, even the police.”

* Frank Luntz is chastising Republican pollsters who got 2012 so very wrong, but he appears to be throwing stones from a glass house.

* And former Bush adviser Karen Hughes reflects on her party’s missteps: “If another Republican man says anything about rape other than it is a horrific, violent crime, I want to personally cut out his tongue. The college-age daughters of many of my friends voted for Obama because they were completely turned off by Neanderthal comments like the suggestion of ‘legitimate rape.’”

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Monday's Mini-Report

Updated