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11:10 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 …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   A JOB SHE'S THRIVED IN BEFORE.... Outgoing House Speaker Nancy …
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” …
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 …
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David Carr / New York Times:
Olbermann, Impartiality and MSNBC
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
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
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 … White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Monday battled with Indian security outside a bilateral meeting between President Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi, threatening to pull the president …
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
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 …
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.
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
Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker:
ELECTORAL DISSONANCE  —  Barack Obama had the mot juste last Wednesday for what had just befallen him and his party: a “shellacking.”  The President's choice of word was one syllable (and one “g") longer than his predecessor's summary after a parallel midterm debacle.
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
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 …
The Irish Times:
If you thought the bank bailout was bad, wait until the mortgage defaults hit home  —  THE BIG PICTURE: Ireland is effectively insolvent - the next crisis will be mass home mortgage default, writes MORGAN KELLY … WHEN I wrote in The Irish Times last May showing how the bank guarantee …
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
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
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” …
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
In Which Bob Zoellick Makes His Play for the Stupidest Man Alive Crown  —  The last thing that the world economy needs right now is another source of deflation in a financial crisis.  And attaching the world economy's price level to an anchor that central banks cannot augment at need …
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St. Petersburg Times:
Tea party favorite Marco Rubio walks a fine line as senator
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Obama hugs Romney on ‘60 Mins’ …
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
President Obama admits leadership failures
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
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Discussion: ThinkProgress
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
Odd Little Moment at the CEO Meeting
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
John R. Parkinson / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Sessions Not Running for Majority Whip, Seeks Reelection at NRCC
Discussion: The Note, CNN and TPMDC
Washington Post:
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The Huffington Post:
Tea Party Favorites Rand Paul & Jim DeMint Struggle To Name …
New York Times:
D.E.A. Deployed Mumbai Plotter Despite Warning
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