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Graph O’Lantern ‘Outliers’

Nate Silver and Dick Bennett assess 2010 pollster accuracy. Pew Research examines the roles of Latinos and religious voters on Tuesday. Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin discuss trends that cost Democrats in 2010. Jon Ralston examines the Nevada polls that got Reid-Angle wrong. David Frum warns to be mindful of projecting 2010 on 2012; Jamelle […]

Obama Talks Need Of Compromise With GOP

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is appealing to victorious Republicans to go along with his plan to extend tax cuts for the middle class, saying the election is over and it’s time to down to business. But it’s not fair, he says, to make permanent the Bush-era cuts for the wealthiest because that would require […]

The 10 Economic Commandments Of The Tea Party: 24/7 Wall Street

By 24/7 Wall Street: In the latter days of Rome, the economy was crumbling, the emperor … would placate the mob with bread and circus — food and entertainment to placate them since the economy was in shambles and dwindling around them,” Kentucky Senator-elect Rand Paul. It was only a few years ago that most […]

MSNBC suspends Keith Olbermann indefinitely over political contributions

MSNBC suspends Keith Olbermann indefinitely over political contributions

MSNBC Friday suspended Keith Olbermann, the volatile host of “Countdown,” indefinitely and without pay because the “news anchor” contributed to three Democratic candidates. MSNBC President Phil Griffin said he became aware of Olbermann’s contributions late Thursday and suspended the anchor because the contributions violated NBC‘s “news policy and standards.” Olbermann expressed no regret and did […]