By Jeff Labrecque
Updated November 19, 2010 at 07:10 PM EST
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MSNBC has suspended Joe Scarborough for making contributions to political candidates. In a statement, MSNBC president Phil Griffin said that “This morning Joe Scarborough informed me that he made eight contributions of $500 each to local candidates in Florida between 2004-08. In my conversation with Joe two weeks ago, he did not recall these contributions. … He will be immediately suspended for two days without pay and return to the air on Wednesday…”

Scarborough, who hosts the popular morning talk-show Morning Joe, is a former Republican U.S. congressman from Florida. His suspension comes just two weeks after MSNBC similarly suspended liberal commentator Keith Olbermann for making contributions to three Democratic politicians.

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