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9:25 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:
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 / nbcuniversal.presscentre.com:
STATEMENT REGARDING KEITH OLBERMANN - SUNDAY, NOV. 7
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
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.
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’
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 …
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 and Time
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
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 …
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
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” …
New York Times:
D.E.A. Deployed Mumbai Plotter Despite Warning  —  WASHINGTON — American authorities sent David C. Headley, a small-time drug dealer and sometime informant, to work for them in Pakistan months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, despite a warning that he sympathized with radical Islamic groups, according to court records and interviews.
Discussion: Hit & Run and New York Magazine
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The Huffington Post:
Eric Cantor Opposes Compromise On Extending Bush Tax Cuts …
 
 
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John R. Parkinson / ABCNEWS:
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Discussion: The Hill
Washington Post:
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Discussion: Prairie Weather
Scott Baker / The Blaze:
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Discussion: Michelle Malkin and HotAirPundit
Hannah Brenton / The Hill:
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Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Samantha Henig / News Desk:
Cover Story: Approval Bump?
 Earlier Items: 
Thom Shanker / New York Times:
Pentagon Openings Give Obama Options
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Prairie Weather
Jimmy So / CBS News:
GOP: We Owe It to People to Repeal Health Care
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.