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Politics Daily Loses Exec Editor to RealClearPolitics

Executive Editor Carl Cannon is leaving AOL’s Politics Daily for RealClearPolitics.com. Word has it that Politics Daily could fold in the next 10 days as soon as HuffPost‘s acquisition with AOL closes.

Arianna Huffington and Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger are not known to be close. But it was the TheWrap‘s Sharon Waxman who alluded to the possibility of Politics Daily falling by the wayside in a Feb. 8 story in which Huffington declared that AOL would not “skew left” and that staff losses were coming. On Politics Daily, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong was vague and noncommittal: We’re going to work through this in the next 30 to 45 days. “Our job is to put the best things together… My guess is that the majority of AOL’s brands that can stand on their own will continue to stand on their own. Those brands where there are synergies will be put together.”

Henneberger did not return email requests for comment. Cannon confirmed his departure.

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