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10:05 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” …
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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 …
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:
Jeremy Gaines / nbcuniversal.presscentre.com:
STATEMENT REGARDING KEITH OLBERMANN - SUNDAY, NOV. 7
Discussion: NPR Topics
David Carr / New York Times:
Olbermann, Impartiality and MSNBC
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
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 …
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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The Official Home of the Department of Defense:
Media Availability with Secretary Gates en route to Melbourne, Australia
Discussion: Wonk Room
Anne Gearan / Associated Press:
Gates urges Congress to repeal gay ban now
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 …
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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
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
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Obama Endorses India's Bid for Permanent UN Seat  —  New Delhi, India (CNN) - In another major sign of growing ties between the two nations, President Obama on Monday used a speech before the Indian Parliament to endorse this country's bid for permanent membership on the United Nations Security Council
Discussion: The Politico
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Sam Youngman / The Hill:   Obama defends Fed decision
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.
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 …
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
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
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 …
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” …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
'Tis the season  —  Now is the moment for every national politician's most enthusiastic and obsequious supporters to tell him he's got a shot at the White House, which most politicians secretly believe to be true in any event.  —  Today's entrant: Sen. Scott Brown, whose hometown Boston Herald is cheering him on with glee.
Discussion: CNN
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The Huffington Post:
Eric Cantor Opposes Compromise On Extending Bush Tax Cuts …
 
 
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Neela Banerjee / Los Angeles Times:
Climate scientists plan campaign against global warming skeptics
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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
John R. Parkinson / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Sessions Not Running for Majority Whip, Seeks Reelection at NRCC
Discussion: The Hill
Washington Post:
For many businesses, 2010 midterm election campaign was a winner
Scott Baker / The Blaze:
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Discussion: Michelle Malkin and HotAirPundit
 Earlier Items: 
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
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Prairie Weather
Ann Compton / Political Punch:
Exclusive: Officials Worried President Obama May Have to Cancel …
New York Times:
The Facebook Skeletons Come Out
Mark McKinnon / The Daily Beast:
To Hell With the Press  —  Rick Perry won an unprecedented third term …
Discussion: Wake up America