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8:50 AM ET, November 8, 2010


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The Huffington Post:
Keith Olbermann To RETURN Tuesday, Phil Griffin Announces  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION? … Keith Olbermann will return to the air on Tuesday after being suspended without pay for two shows (this past Friday and the upcoming episode on Monday).  —  The host of MSNBC's “Countdown” …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
MSNBC to Lift Olbermann Suspension on Tuesday  —  Keith Olbermann will be allowed to resume his nightly program on MSNBC on Tuesday, the channel's president said Sunday night, after he was suspended for donating money to three Democratic candidates.  —  The policy at MSNBC's parent, NBC News …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Wonkette
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Keith Olbermann Will Return To MSNBC Tuesday  —  You know all that talk about whether Keith Olbermann would ever be back on MSNBC?  —  Well whoever speculated about that (me) was totally off - Olbermann will return to Countdown Tuesday night.  —  From Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC:
David Carr / New York Times:
Olbermann, Impartiality and MSNBC  —  MSNBC, worried that its reputation as a fair broker of the news hung in the balance, sent Keith Olbermann to the woodshed on Friday for an unpaid suspension because he had donated $7,200 to some of the Democratic politicians he had championed on his hit show “Countdown.”
Discussion: The Politico
Jeremy Gaines /
Discussion: NPR Topics
Sara Jerome / The Hill:
Susan Crawford sees hints of Comcast in Olbermann suspension
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite:
Report: Olbermann Was Suspended For Refusing To Apologize On Camera
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Crist willing to consider Jim Morrison pardon before leaving office  —  In his last two months in office, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is considering a December surprise: A posthumous pardon for Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, for indecent exposure charges after an infamous 1969 Miami concert.
New York Times:
A New Leader for the Democrats  —  Nancy Pelosi has been an extremely effective speaker of the House for four years, shepherding hundreds of important bills toward passage and withstanding solid Republican opposition.  Her work in passing health care reform and strong ethics oversight achieved …
Discussion: The Hill
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Cantor: Dems 'just didn't get the message' if Pelosi is made leader
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Drive to Repeal 'Don't Ask' Policy All but Lost for Now  —  The drive in Congress to repeal the military's “don't ask, don't tell” policy appears all but lost for the foreseeable future, with action unlikely this year and even less likely once Republicans take charge of the House in January.
Anne Gearan / Associated Press:
Gates urges Congress to repeal gay ban now
Tovah Lazaroff / Jerusalem Post:
‘Only credible military threat will stop Iran nuclear race’  —  Netanyahu to Biden: “The only way to ensure Iran is not armed with nuclear weapons is to create a credible threat of military action.”  —  Talkbacks (1)  —  Only a credible military threat can halt Teheran's nuclear program …
The Huffington Post:
Tea Party Favorites Rand Paul & Jim DeMint Struggle To Name Specific Budget Cuts (VIDEO)  —  What's Your Reaction: … WASHINGTON — Signaling how difficult it will be for the Republican Party to live up to its campaign promises of cutting spending while preserving the Bush tax cuts …
Ari Rabinovitch / Reuters:
Israel charges imam with incitement against Pope  —  JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli authorities have charged the imam of a mosque in Nazareth with inciting violence against Pope Benedict and supporting al Qaeda and “global jihad,” the justice ministry said Sunday.
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Regulators flawed in foreclosure oversight  —  As foreclosures began to mount across the country three years ago, a group of state bank regulators suspected that some borrowers might be losing their homes unnecessarily.  So the state officials asked the biggest national banks for details about their foreclosure operations.
Discussion: Power Line
John R. Parkinson / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Sessions Not Running for Majority Whip, Seeks Reelection at NRCC  —  Texas Lawmaker Also to Lead New Member Development for GOP Next Congress  —  ABC News has learned exclusively that Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, will not challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. …
Discussion: The Hill
The Huffington Post:
Eric Cantor Opposes Compromise On Extending Bush Tax Cuts …
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Robert Costa / National Review:
Palin to Bernanke: ‘Cease and Desist’
Washington Post:
For many businesses, 2010 midterm election campaign was a winner
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Scott Baker / The Blaze:
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and HotAirPundit
New York Times:
D.E.A. Deployed Mumbai Plotter Despite Warning
Discussion: Hit & Run and New York Magazine
Hannah Brenton / The Hill:
Obama blames economy for losses, says he gets ‘discouraged’ but is resilient
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Samantha Henig / News Desk:
Cover Story: Approval Bump?
Thom Shanker / New York Times:
Pentagon Openings Give Obama Options
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Prairie Weather
 Earlier Items: 
Ann Compton / Political Punch:
Exclusive: Officials Worried President Obama May Have to Cancel …
New York Times:
The Facebook Skeletons Come Out
Jesse Washington / Associated Press:
Blacks struggle with 72 percent unwed mothers rate
Mark McKinnon / The Daily Beast:
To Hell With the Press  —  Rick Perry won an unprecedented third term …
Discussion: Wake up America
Daily Mail:
SECURITY ALERT  —  A policeman guarding Mr Obama's Mumbai hotel set off …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Drafting Mitch  —  The Mitch Daniels draft movement has begun.