CNN Radio News Day: November 13, 2012
FBI agents carry out boxes after a search of the home of Paula Broadwell on November 13, 2012 in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina.
November 13th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 13, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

The sex scandal that ended the career of CIA Director David Petraeus is expanding. Another prominent general is now involved, although the exact role he played is not yet clear. We learned today that General John Allen, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, is also under investigation.  The FBI is looking into e-mails he sent to Jill Kelley, a Florida woman who knew both men. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports:

"General John Allen was stationed in Tampa when he was at U.S. Central Command. So was General David Petraeus. Jill Kelly worked as a sort of social liaison for a lot of the commanders there." FULL POST

OPINION: How progress is possible in Obama's second term
November 13th, 2012
01:02 PM ET

OPINION: How progress is possible in Obama's second term

Editor's note: Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and of the new book "Governing America."

(CNN) – CNN Contributor Julian Zelizer says second-term presidents generally have trouble with Congress, but political incentives for both parties could inspire legislative breakthroughs.

[0:38] "President Obama does not have to remain content with the domestic agenda he has already achieved. He could succeed like Ronald Reagan in 1986, when Congress passed, with bipartisan support, a major tax reform bill that closed many loopholes and lowered rates."

[2:43] "Nothing is inevitable in American politics. The history of Washington is filled with moments when something should have happened but didn't. Politics has a way of sidetracking progress on almost any issue. Talk about compromise that often follows an election is cheap, frequently leading to nothing."


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