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Wallace Signs New Contract With Fox

Fox News is expected to announce later this afternoon that "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace has signed a new contract with the network to continue anchoring the Sunday program.

Wallace took over as anchor of "Fox News Sunday" in late 2003 after Tony Snow left.

With Wallace as anchor "Fox News Sunday" has continued to rank in the top three in the DC market, coming in at number two last Sunday.

Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 2:54pm

DSCC Outraised NRSC In October

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee outraised its Republican counterpart in October, an advantage that aided Democrats' effort to retain their Senate majority this year.

The DSCC raised a stunning $17.4 million in October while the National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $14.2 million, a record for the GOP committee.

Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 2:25pm

Cornyn To Lead NRSC Through 2012

Coming off a cycle where Republicans picked up seven seats in the Senate, Texas Sen. John Cornyn (R) was re-elected unanimously on Tuesday to chair the National Republican Senatorial Committee through 2012.

Cornyn's re-election provides the NRSC some continuity in 2012 when it faces a playing field with plenty of pick up opportunities. The GOP only has to defend 10 seats in 2012, while 21 Democrats and two independents who caucus with Democrats are up for re-election.

Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 12:35pm

Starting Lineup: Murkowski Mows Down Palin

Good Tuesday morning and welcome back to the Starting Lineup. One the radar today: Lisa Murkowski (R) officially takes the lead in Alaska and has some choice words for Sarah Palin (R); Minnesota sets the schedule for another recount; the Congressional Black Caucus withholds its endorsement from Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.); Sen. Richard Lugar makes his re-election bid official, but faces GOP opposition.

Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 8:38am

Video: Sarah Palin's Favorite Faux Swears

Jimmy Kimmel pulls together his favorite moments from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's new reality show and Jon Stewart remembers when Bill Clinton was a bi-partisan dream: "But I guess for Republicans, Bill Clinton is like a fine wine. The more you drink the harder it is to remember, 'Oh I (bleep) hate wine'."

Of Palin, whose TLC show set a record premiere audience for the network, Kimmel said: "It's 'Ice Road Soccer Mom.'''

Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 8:29am

Too Close To Call: Update On Deadlocked Races

Election Day was nearly two weeks ago, but nine races are still up in the air. Here is a breakdown of what's left.


Alaska: Looks like the writing is on the wall for Republican Joe Miller. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is maintaining 89 percent of the write-in votes unchallenged by the Miller camp, which should be enough to get her the victory.

Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 5:59pm

Outgoing Govs Likely To Stay In The Limelight

In less than two months, 27 sitting governors will leave their jobs. Two, North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven (R) and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D), will move to D.C. to become senators. But the other 25 will have plenty of free time to examine new job opportunities.

And, among that 25 there are a few that we haven't seen the last of, and another few that we hope will stick around.

Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 3:54pm

Hutchison Facing Challenge(s) From The Right

One of the biggest Tea Party versus establishment showdowns of 2012 may already be shaping up in Texas, as several contenders are readying campaigns to challenge Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) next year.

Hutchison has given few public signals whether she will be seeking re-election. She was anticipated to vacate the seat after her gubernatorial bid this year. But, since she lost the Republican primary to Gov. Rick Perry (R), she has not said whether she will run in 2012.

Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 2:45pm

Starting Lineup: Welcome To Washington

Good Monday morning and welcome back to the Starting Lineup. On the radar today: The newly-elected members of Congress descend on Capitol Hill as the lame-duck session kicks off; Democrats face two distractions -- Heath Shuler's (D-N.C.) half-hearted challenged to Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Charlie Rangel's (D-N.Y.) ethics trial; D Day for Joe Miller (R) in Alaska; Mark McKinnon, in his ninja pajamas, sitting out 2012 so far; the newest senators and Bill Clinton shoots a cameo for "The Hangover 2."

Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 8:41am

Video: Obama Comes Home Empty Handed; W. and Kanye Solve Their Problems

Pres. Obama takes heat for coming home from Asia without a trade agreement and David Letterman tunes in for "Sarah Palin's Alaska": "But I think the name of the Sarah Palin show is 'Bleep My Ex-Governor Says'."

Today's Don't Miss Moment: 0:26 George W. Bush and Kanye West Make Up On SNL's Weekend Update.

Take our Late Night Poll after the jump.

Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 8:18am