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Today’s videos: More from the Xmas War Front

It's great to be popular, and Washington state's Capitol holiday displays certainly are popular on the cable news talking head shows.

Bill O'Reilly made the holiday displays in the Washington Capitol his "Talking Point" Wednesday night. He wants Gov. Chris Gregoire to take the atheists' display down.

Not to be outdone, Keith Olberman criticized O'Reilly for criticizing the displays, saying he was just trying to dredge up a favorite holiday chestnut, the War on Christmas.

Read Gov. Chris Gregoire and Attorney General Rob McKenna's response here.

See O'Reilly's initial report here.

Governor's office said it received about 200 calls an hour yesterday. They don't yet have an estimate on today's call volume.

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