(CNN) - Prime-time host Keith Olbermann, who was suspended for violating the ethics policy of his employer, will be back on air Tuesday night, the president of MSNBC said Sunday.
Olbermann was suspended Friday after a news report by Politico revealed he had donated to three Democrats seeking federal office.
(CNN) - Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, and Rep. James Clyburn, D-South Carolina, worked the phones all weekend, talking to Democratic lawmakers to try to gather support in their competition for the number two spot in the new House minority. Sources close to each insist to CNN their candidate will prevail.
“We will win,” said a senior Democratic source in the Hoyer camp, declining to speak on the record in order to talk about the internal process. “He [Hoyer] is racking up the votes. He knows how to do this because he has done this before,” said the source, referring to a bitter contest for House majority leader he ended up easily winning in 2006 against the late John Murtha.
Washington (CNN) - A post-mortem Sunday of the mid-term elections provided little evidence that Democrats and Republicans will work together to address major issues such as deficit reduction any better than they have in recent years.
Republicans interviewed on talk shows promised congressional investigations, an all-out effort to repeal health care reform, and steadfast opposition to any form of higher taxes.
(CNN) - Keith Olbermann, who was indefinitely suspended by MSNBC, spoke out via Twitter Sunday.
“Greetings From Exile! A quick, overwhelmed, stunned THANK YOU for support that feels like a global hug & obviously left me tweetless XO,” he wrote on his Twitter page.
The post comes two days after MSNBC President Phil Griffin suspended the primetime host without pay for contributing to political campaigns, which is in direct violation of NBC news policy.
- CNN's David DeSola contributed to this report
(CNN) - While some midterm election battles still hang in the balance, the media seems to have already turned the page to 2012.
Potential Republican presidential hopefuls were on the Sunday morning talk shows and the hosts couldn't resist the will you or won't you questioning.
(CNN) - Here are some of the most quotable sound bites from the Sunday morning shows:
On what the election results mean:
"I do think that many voters still remember being disappointed by Republican majorities. And I think this has not been a huge embrace of the Republican Party or the Republican brand. But it clearly was a repudiation of an agenda that's not working and agenda in which the government has overreached dramatically in many, many areas, and in which the spending has been wildly excessive." - Republican Sen.-elect Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, CNN's "State of the Union."
(CNN) - The man running for House majority leader from the Republican Party in the next Congress thinks Democrats don't get it.
"If Democratic members in the House elect Nancy Pelosi as their leader, it's almost as if they just didn't get the message from voters this election," Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia said on "Fox News Sunday." "The voters outright rejected the agenda that she's been about and here they're going to put her back in charge."
(CNN) - The man in charge of electing House Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections endorsed House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi to continue as his party's leader and called Tuesday's election a "perfect storm" against Democrats.
"We saw a convergence of events that created a perfect storm against the Democrats," Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "What this was all about, and understandably so, was a referendum on 9.5 percent unemployment… We had not made enough progress."
(CNN) - Most Republicans agree on at least one thing - that the health care reform legislation passed last year should be repealed - and two prominent governors are no exception.
"I think Obamacare is one of the worst pieces of legislation passed in the modern history of the country," Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota said on CNN's "State of the Union."