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David Plouffe Joins Bloomberg TV As Contributor, Advisor

Former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, a regular on the TV news circuit, will be joining Bloomberg TV as a contributor and strategic advisor. He will appear on-air to discuss political and economic issues of interest to Wall Street and Main Street, and will also serve off-air, helping the financial channel with its business strategy.

“I am excited for both the on and off air relationship with Bloomberg,” said Plouffe in a statement. “Their programming lends itself to fuller discussion, which given the complexity of the issues before our country, is of great value.”

TVNewser has heard that other channels were interested in Plouffe’s services, but that BTV just offered the better deal.

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Chuck Todd, Charles Krauthammer make GQ’s ’50 Most Powerful’ List

While two GOP politicians top the list, a couple tvnewsers are among GQ’s “50 Most Powerful People in Washington.” NBC’s Chuck Todd and Fox News’s Charles Krauthammer made the cut.

1) Eric Cantor
2) Mitch McConnell
3) David Plouffe
4) Leon Panetta
5) Hillary Clinton

19) Chuck Todd: “Through sheer ubiquity alone, Todd might be the most important political journalist working today. Throw in the fact that he’s widely liked, not at all flashy, and smart as hell, and it’s no contest.”
45) Charles Krauthammer: “[H]e’s a fixture at liberal stonings on Fox News. His tone-setting attacks against the administration caused the National Review to pen a love letter titled “Critic-in-Chief.”

FNC analyst Karl Rove is also on the list, clumped in with Steven Law and Ed Gillespie at #13. And CBS News president David Rhodes makes the list along with his brother Ben, Pres. Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser, at #20.

(h/t Playbook‘s Mike Allen … who was #40)

Trump to Obama Camp: ‘I’m their worst nightmare’

As expected, Donald Trump responded to Obama senior adviser David Plouffe‘s comments on “This Week” yesterday saying, “There is zero chance that Donald Trump would ever be hired by the American.”

Trump, during his weekly Monday appearance on “Fox & Friends” said, “Obviously I hit a nerve because they’re fighting me. I don’t hear them talking about Mr. Pawlenty or anybody else. They’re talking only about Trump. I can tell you, I’m their worst nightmare. I am not the person that they want to run against and they know it and I know it, and I know it for a fact because I have a lot of people that frankly are contributors to him and they tell me, Donald, you are not the person they want to run against.”

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‘There is zero chance that Donald Trump would ever be hired by the American people to do this job.’

Pres. Obama’s senior adviser David Plouffe made the Sunday morning show rounds, saying this and that and even had this dig about Fox News viewers while on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace.

During his “This Week” appearance Christiane Amanpour asked Plouffe about Donald Trump‘s chances at winning the White House.

“There is zero chance that Donald Trump would ever be hired by the American people to do this job,” says Plouffe. “I saw Donald Trump kind of rising in some polls and given his behavior and spectacle the last couple of weeks, I hope he keeps on rising.”

Plouffe’s comments come after Trump’s back-and-forth with The New York Times columnist Gail Colllins and his appearances on “Today” earlier in the week which were later fact-checked by NBC News.

Expect Trump to respond to all of this tomorrow as he makes his weekly Monday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

> Update: Trump Responds: “I’m their worst nightmare”

First MTP Debate Series Matchup Cancelled

meet-the-press-logo.jpgThe first of Meet the Press‘ in-studio 2010 debate series has been called off.

The kickoff event — a Florida Senate face-off — was to have been held tomorrow, featuring Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek and Republican Marco Rubio (Independent candidate Charlie Crist had declined to participate).

“We have to cancel our Florida Senate Debate this Sunday,” reads an update on MTP‘s Facebook page. “Sadly, Marco Rubio’s dad is very ill. We’ll try to reschedule.”

The Miami Herald reports that Rubio’s 83 year-old father has emphysema and lung cancer and that his health deteriorated this week. “As a result,” a Rubio spokesman says, “Marco plans to stay with his father and family during this time, and will be unable to participate in this Sunday’s debate on Meet the Press.”

Instead tomorrow, MTP will feature its main guests — Sen. Lindsey Graham and political strategist David Plouffe — and a new “all-star roundtable” featuring CNBC’s Erin Burnett, among others.

2009 TVNewser Poll Results: Sarah Palin Tops

For the next 8 days, we’ll bring you the results of our 2009 TVNewser Polls. On Dec. 31, 2008, we asked you for your predictions about what might happen in the world of TV news in 2009.

First, we asked: Which Political Figure From the ’08 Election Will be the Next Big TV Star? The majority of you, 48%, said Sarah Palin. Mitt Romney was next with 13% and Pres. Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe and Romney campaign manager/prolific Twitterer Kevin Madden, tied for third with 12%.

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Palin was the biggest media star this year as she remained in the limelight first resigning as governor of Alaska and later in the year when she published her memoir, “Going Rogue,” which remains atop most best seller lists.

Tomorrow – The results of this question: By This Time Next Year Which Network News Broadcast Will Be #1?

Top Obama Adviser to Appear on FNC This Week

Despite additional verbal lobs at Fox News, one member of Pres. Obama’s inner circle will appear on the channel this week — to promote his book.

The Swamp.com reports David Plouffe will appear on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” this Thursday.

Yesterday, in his first interview for his book The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory Plouffe told “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory that during the final weeks of the campaign, FNC, “turned into a 24-hour propaganda channel for the McCain campaign.”

State of “State of the Union”

state_1-26.jpg“State of the Union,” CNN’s weekend show anchored by John King, was in its new studio for the first time yesterday. Among the guests that joined King were David Plouffe and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Also on the broadcast, will.i.am debuted his new video, “New Day,” exclusive to CNN. It includes video shot by will.i.am and his crew at the Inauguration.

Some tipsters emailed about technical problems during the broadcast, including tapes not playing properly and sound malfunctions. A CNN spokesperson tells TVNewser, “There were a few technical problems with the computer servers that run video and sound bites but overall things worked out smoothly during yesterday’s four-hour block of State of the Union.”

On Reliable Sources yesterday (or, as the release says: “On today’s Reliable Sources portion of CNN’s State of the Union with John King”), Howard Kurtz talked to CBS’ White House correspondent Chip Reid and took a closer look at MSNBC’s Inauguration coverage. Click continued to see what was discussed…

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