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Politico never had opinion columns "because we are so focused on breaking news and providing reported analysis," says executive editor Jim VandeHei, "but the chance to get two exceptionally smart thinkers with reputations for fairness and thoughtfulness was irresistible." Joe Scarborough will remain with MSNBC, while Michael Kinsley will leave the Atlantic. || Politico story and memo.