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11:55 AM ET, November 6, 2010

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Olbermann of MSNBC Suspended Over Donations  —  Keith Olbermann, the leading liberal voice on American television in the age of Obama, was suspended Friday after his employer, MSNBC, discovered he made campaign contributions to three Democrats last month.  —  The indefinite suspension …
Rachel Maddow / The Maddow Blog:
On cable news and cable not-news  —  As you may have heard today, Keith Olbermann has been temporarily suspended from his job hosting Countdown on this network, because he made three personal political donations to candidates in this last election cycle.  The reason for Keith's suspension …
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Political giving not unusual on cable  —  A search of campaign finance records shows that MSNBC host Keith Olbermann is hardly the only cable news host who has written a check for a candidate in recent years.  —  With the distinction between journalism and punditry increasingly blurring …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Keep Keith!  —  On Olbermann's unjust suspension.
John Cook / Gawker:
Olbermann 'Doesn't Answer' to NBC News Standards
Jillian Rayfield / TPMDC:
Scarborough, Buchanan Also Made Political Contributions
Discussion: Daily Kos, Salon, Eschaton and TPM LiveWire
Kevin Cullum / The Hill:
Obama calls for compromise, won't budge on tax cuts  —  Days after Democrats received a self-described “shellacking” at the polls, President Obama called for an end to campaigning and an embrace of compromise.  —  But he signaled no willingness to bend on the first challenge likely to face …
Discussion: The Politico, CNN and TigerHawk
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Centrist Dems rip ‘tone-deaf’ White House  —  In the wake of the party's worst election drubbing since 1994, the deep frustration felt by many centrist Democrats toward the White House and the national party is now out in the open.  And it's being aired in the battleground state that's the biggest prize in presidential politics.
Discussion: CNN, Florida Times Union and Hot Air
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
President begins trip marking Mumbai attacks, meeting CEOs  —  President Obama began his trip to Asia on Saturday by commemorating the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai and praising the resilience of the people of India.  —  Obama spoke at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel …
Discussion: CNN and The Politico
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Black and Republican and Back in Congress  —  WASHINGTON — For the first time in over a decade, the incoming class of Congress will include two black Republicans, both of whom rode the Tea Party wave to victory while playing down their race.  —  One of them, Allen West …
Discussion: The Hill and American Power
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Marin Cogan / The Politico:
Allen West, Tim Scott split on joining CBC
Discussion: protein wisdom and Gateway Pundit
Ace of Spades HQ:
O'Donnell, Who Lost By 17 Points, Still Sending Out Press Releases Attacking People  —  O'Donnell didn't cost us one seat; she cost us three.  Chalk Rossi's and Buck's loss up to her as well.  —  But here's O'Donnell saying it wasn't her “standing up for principle” that cost her the election, but shady machinations against her.
Discussion: Pajamas Media
David Weigel / Weigel:
Joe McGinniss Wants to Be Taken Out of “Sarah Palin's Alaska”  —  The premiere episode of “Sarah Palin's Alaska” began with the former governor's piqued version of a minor scandal of the summer — author Joe McGinniss renting the house next to hers as he researched his biography of Palin.
New York Times:
Pleading Sanity  —  At his Rally to Restore Sanity, Jon Stewart complained about the shrieking tone of cable news.  Were you watching when a montage juxtaposed footage from your news show with that of Glenn Beck's?  —  I saw that.  I was sitting at home, with my notebooks for the election …
Discussion: Runnin' Scared, Weasel Zippers and CNN
Phoenix Woman / Firedoglake:
Come Saturday Morning: Thanks, Teabaggers!  —  To quote Bill Clinton: “It's the economy, stupid.”  And if Barack Obama had pushed for the original stimulus plan using reconciliation, instead of stupidly seeking bipartisanship with Republicans determined to wreck America for political gain …
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Jill Clayburgh Dies at 66; Starred in Feminist Roles  —  Jill Clayburgh, an Oscar-nominated actress known for portraying strong, independent women, died on Friday at her home in Lakeville, Conn. She was 66.  —  The cause was chronic leukemia, with which she had lived for 21 years, her husband, the playwright David Rabe, said.
Andrew Ferguson / Weekly Standard:
What's So Great About America  —  Marco Rubio will have to write a new speech sooner or later, but he shouldn't hurry up on our account.  We still enjoy the one he's been giving all year.  He delivered it again to a national television audience on Election Night, after walloping …
Discussion: Power Line
Mark Davis / The Age:
Murdoch reveals ‘arrogant’ Obama  —  TWO generations ago, Rupert Murdoch bowed to pressure from the White House to suppress the biggest story of his life - that the American president John F. Kennedy was indifferent to the political fate of Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies.
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Jonathon M. Seidl / The Blaze:
MSNBC'S LAWRENCE O'DONNELL ADMITS ON-AIR: ‘I AM A SOCIALIST’  —  On Friday's “Morning Joe” MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell made a startling admission: “I am a socialist.”  —  The statement from the regular host of “The Last Word” came as he was chiding contributor Glenn Greenwald from Salon.com …
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Why Pelosi is running for House minority leader  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calmly assessing the political cyclone that routed her Democratic majority and will, at least temporarily, force her to vacate one of the best offices in the city, with its inspirational view of the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.
Jacob Sullum / Hit & Run:
If the Tea Party Prefers Bachmann to Hensarling, What Good Is It?  —  The New York Times reports that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), a “Tea Party heroine,” plans to challenge Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) for the post of GOP conference chair, the fourth-highest House leadership position, in the new Congress.
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Jackson Baker / Memphis Flyer:
Corker , on Mission to Reform Spending, Responds to Being on Tea Party Purge List
Discussion: The Hill
 
 
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