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MSNBC suspends host Scarborough for GOP donations

Friday, November 19, 2010
FILE - In this April 3, 2009 file photo originally released by NBC, Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBCs Morning Joe right discusses the future of the Republican party on NBCs Meet the Press in Washington. MSNBC says its suspending morning host Joe Scarborough for two days without pay for making political contributions.The eight donations, each for $500, violate NBC News policy, MSNBC president Phil Griffin said Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/NBC, William B. Plowman, file) 
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FILE - In this April 3, 2009 file photo originally released by NBC, Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" right discusses the future of the Republican party on NBC's "Meet the Press" in Washington. MSNBC says it's suspending morning host Joe Scarborough for two days without pay for making political contributions.The eight donations, each for $500, violate NBC News policy, MSNBC president Phil Griffin said Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/NBC, William B. Plowman, file) (AP)

MSNBC says it's suspending morning host Joe Scarborough for two days without pay for making political contributions.

MSNBC president Phil Griffin said Friday that Scarborough's eight donations for $500 apiece violate NBC News policy. He says Scarborough will return to the "Morning Joe" anchor desk Wednesday.

In a statement, Scarborough apologized to the network. But he added that because the contributions were for local Florida races, he had not understood the NBC News policy applied.

Scarborough is a former Republican congressman from Florida.

His suspension comes on the heels of a two-day suspension of fellow MSNBC host Keith Olbermann last week, also for making political contributions.

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