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10:35 AM ET, November 8, 2010

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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 …
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
New York Times editorializes against Pelosi's bid for leader
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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” …
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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 …
Jeremy Gaines / nbcuniversal.presscentre.com:
STATEMENT REGARDING KEITH OLBERMANN - SUNDAY, NOV. 7
David Carr / New York Times:
Olbermann, Impartiality and MSNBC
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.
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Reuters:
President Obama isolated ahead of 2012  —  President Barack Obama has performed his act of contrition.  Now comes the hard part, according to Democrats around the country: reckoning with the simple fact that he's isolated himself from virtually every group that matters in American politics.
Alex Wagner / Politics Daily:
Robert Gibbs Clashes With Indian Security Over Coverage of Obama-Singh Meeting
Discussion: Washington Post and Weasel Zippers
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
'Tis the season  —  Now is the moment for every national politician's …
Discussion: CNN
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Doing It Again  —  Eight years ago Ben Bernanke, already a governor at the Federal Reserve although not yet chairman, spoke at a conference honoring Milton Friedman.  He closed his talk by addressing Friedman's famous claim that the Fed was responsible for the Great Depression …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Robert Costa / National Review:
Palin to Bernanke: ‘Cease and Desist’  —  As President Obama prepares for the G20 summit in South Korea this week, Sarah Palin is challenging the Federal Reserve's monetary policy, which will likely be a key issue at the talks.  On Monday, in a keynote address at a trade-association convention in Phoenix …
Sam Youngman / The Hill:   Obama defends Fed decision
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Obama Endorses India's Bid for Permanent UN Seat
Discussion: The Politico
Allysia Finley / Wall Street Journal:
California: The Lindsay Lohan of States  —  Sacramento is headed for trouble again, and it shouldn't expect a bailout.  —  Listen up, California.  The other 48 states—your cousin New York excluded—are sick of your bratty arrogance.  You're the Lindsay Lohan of states …
Discussion: Betsy's Page and JammieWearingFool
Neela Banerjee / Los Angeles Times:
Climate scientists plan campaign against global warming skeptics  —  The American Geophysical Union plans to announce that 700 researchers have agreed to speak out on the issue.  Other scientists plan a pushback against congressional conservatives who have vowed to kill regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Dot Earth
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.
Anne Barrowclough / TheAustralian:
Barack Obama joined Muslim prayers at school, teacher says  —  AS a schoolboy in Jakarta, Barack Obama attended Muslim prayer sessions with his classmates against the wishes of his mother.  —  The US President's former grade three teacher said that Mr Obama - who was known as “Barry” …
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
Odd Little Moment at the CEO Meeting  —  There was an odd little moment with Spice Jet founder Bhupendra Kansagra when President Obama spoke to CEOs Saturday in Mumbai.  —  MR. KANSAGRA: Thank you.  Welcome, Mr. President, to India.  As a fellow Kenyan, I'm very proud to see that you have made —
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jon Ralston / Las Vegas Sun:
One word: Preparation  —  How did Harry Reid withstand the Tea Party tidal wave and beat conservative Sharron Angle in the U.S. Senate race?  —  2 a.m.  —  Shortly before the June 8 primary, I was chatting with a Harry Reid operative about my plans for a break after covering the intense Republican scrum …
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
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
I Am a Blogger No Longer  —  This is my final blog post for The Atlantic.  Five years ago, as a way to boost the competitive metabolism of The Hotline, Chuck Todd hired me away from ABC News to create “Hotline On Call.”  I was to be the first political reporter working for a mainstream news …
Discussion: The New Republic
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 …
 
 
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Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Obama hugs Romney on ‘60 Mins’ …
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
President Obama admits leadership failures
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
New York Times:
Cost of Green Power Makes Projects Tougher Sell
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
In Which Bob Zoellick Makes His Play for the Stupidest Man Alive Crown
Discussion: Paul Krugman and Donkeylicious
The Official Home of the Department of Defense:
Media Availability with Secretary Gates en route to Melbourne, Australia
Discussion: Wonk Room and AMERICAblog Gay
CTPost.com:
Simmons and Schiff: We were better Senate candidates than McMahon
Discussion: Daily Kos
New York Times:
Now in Power, G.O.P. Vows Cuts in State Budgets
Discussion: ThinkProgress
 Earlier Items: 
John R. Parkinson / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Sessions Not Running for Majority Whip, Seeks Reelection at NRCC
Discussion: The Note, CNN and TPMDC
Washington Post:
For many businesses, 2010 midterm election campaign was a winner
Scott Baker / The Blaze:
CAUGHT ON VIDEO: FEDERAL CONTRACTOR TELLS EMPLOYEES TO VOTE FOR MURKOWSKI
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: The Foundry and Weasel Zippers
Samantha Henig / News Desk:
Cover Story: Approval Bump?
Thom Shanker / New York Times:
Pentagon Openings Give Obama Options