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MSNBC President threatened to fire Keith Olbermann

MSNBC President threatened to fire Keith Olbermann

MSNBC President Phil Griffin threatened to fire bombastic host Keith Olbermann during his suspension over donations to political candidates. Media writer Howard Kurtz reports in The Daily Beast that Griffin told Olbermann’s manager that he would fire the problem child “news” show host if Olbermann went public on rival networks with comments about his suspension. […]

VA-2012 Pres: Obama Leads Republicans (PPP 11/10-13)

Public Policy Polling (D) 11/10-13/10; 551 likely voters, 4.2% margin of error Mode: Automated phone PPP release Virginia 2012 President 52% Obama, 41% Gingrich 49% Obama, 44% Huckabee 51% Obama, 40% Palin 48% Obama, 43% Romney Obama Job Approval 50% Approve, 45% Disapprove (chart) Favorable / Unfavorable Newt Gingrich: 32 / 53 Mike Huckabee; 40 […]

S.I. Adam, M.D.: US Health Care Reform, As Seen From the Trenches

The alleged reformation of our “broken” health care system has received unparalleled political attention over the last few years. This issue has generated debate between politicians and other politicians in Washington DC, along with conversation between people from “Wall Street to Main Street” (to borrow from one of the campaign slogans of our chief of […]

Rahm Emanuel: I Never Believed In Bipartisanship

In a new book, Rahm claims he privately argued to Obama that he shouldn’t pursue bipartisan support for health reform, because it would take too much time, instead insisting that the lesson of Clinton’s failure to pass reform was that it was imperative to put a premium on getting it done quickly. That cuts strongly […]

Rangel convicted on 11 ethics violations

Rangel convicted on 11 ethics violations

Rep. Charles Rangel, once one of the most influential House members, was convicted Tuesday on 11 counts of breaking ethics rules and now faces punishment. An ethics panel of eight House peers deliberated over two days before delivering a jarring blow to the 20-term New York Democrat’s career. Rangel was charged with 13 counts of […]

Asher Smith: Who Wins Leadership Battles That Never Happen?

Who wins a congressional leadership battle that never happens? Michele Bachmann, preparing to challenge establishment Rep. Jeb Hensarling for the position of GOP Conference Chair (the fourth-ranking House leadership position), bowed out with conciliatory words after a week of politicking. Outgoing Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, set to challenge outgoing Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to remain […]

GOP Could Make Trouble For Google

Saddled with the perception that it is a darling of the Obama administration, Google may have it tough with Republicans. The company whose chief executive campaigned for President Obama stands to become a target of investigations by multiple committees.  From The Huffington Post