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Washington Week Round Table: Scandal Hits the Cain Campaign

Alleged harassment scandals continue to dog Republican presidential frontrunner Herman Cain, as the other GOP candidates consider how to handle the controversy. Plus a discussion on the global economy, Greece, the G20 meetings, and new U.S. job numbers. Joining Gwen: John Harris, Politico; Chuck Babington, Associated Press; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Jim Tankersley, National Journal.

Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 9:40am

Gingrich Wins Biggest Ovation, Cain and Romney MIA at Iowa GOP Dinner

DES MOINES -- No wonder Iowa Republicans can’t make up their minds on a presidential nominee.

Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 9:40am

Former '60 Minutes' Commentator Andy Rooney Dies at 92

Andy Rooney, who until last month appeared regularly on the popular CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes, died on Friday night in New York City after complications following minor surgery, CBS announced. He was 92-years-old.

Rooney spent more than 60 years working for the Tiffany Network. He was a mainstay on 60 Minutes, delivering a total of 1,097 (often cranky) commentaries at the end of the broadcast until his retirement on Oct. 2.

Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 8:40am

Republicans Proving More Ruthless in Redistricting

The successful push by Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer to impeach the volunteer independent chair of her state's Independent Redistricting Commission is the most audacious power play yet in what is shaping up to be another no-holds-barred round of redistricting. Arizona's Republicans have used the "nuclear option" to stop a process and a map they didn't like. For Democrats, it's indicative of a troubling larger pattern.

Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 8:40am

Two Months Before Iowans Cast Votes, GOP Presidential Contenders Make Their Cases

DES MOINES – Just two months from the kick off  of the 2012 presidential race at the Iowa caucuses, five Republican contenders for their party’s nomination wooed more than 1,000 activists at the state GOP’s Reagan dinner here on Friday. Missing are the two candidates leading in the Des Moines Register’s most recent poll of caucus-goers: Mitt Romney and Herman Cain.

Summaries of the evening’s speeches follow:

Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 12:40am

Perry Reports New Campaign Debt of $230,000

DES MOINES -- Rick Perry disclosed new debts of nearly $230,000 that his campaign likely incurred when it underpaid private-jet owners who loaned the candidate their aircraft for the campaign.

The new campaign finance information was first reported on Friday by The New York Times.

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 7:40pm

Romney Pushes Plan to Slash Spending, Overhaul Medicare

Mitt Romney on Friday proposed a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s spending priorities in a speech to a conservative group that also heard from his beleaguered Republican presidential rival, Herman Cain.

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 7:40pm

U.S. Relieves Senior General for Disparaging Karzai

The top American commander in Afghanistan abruptly fired a two-star general who had publicly disparaged Afghan President Hamid Karzai, underscoring the military's deep concern about further straining the already-tense relationship between Washington and Kabul.

Marine Gen. John Allen, who leads all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, relieved Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller of his duties as the deputy commander of the NATO command charged with training Afghan security personnel. The move came one day after Fuller told a reporter that Karzai was "isolated from reality" and "erratic."

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 6:40pm

Romney Pushes Plan to Slash Spending, Overhaul Medicare

Mitt Romney on Friday proposed a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s spending priorities in a speech to a conservative group that also heard from his beleaguered Republican presidential rival, Herman Cain.

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 6:40pm

Romney Reaching Out to Fiscal Conservatives

Mitt Romney is reaching out to the conservative base – will it meet him halfway?

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 6:40pm