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Pakistan Friend or Foe? Cain Says We Don't Know

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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 9:40pm

FACT CHECK: Get U.S. Off Middle East Oil to Pressure Iran-Romney

In explaining his strategy for dealing with Iran, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the U.S. should rid itself of dependence on Middle East oil. But the U.S. does not accept Iranian oil, due to its economic embargo. Iran is the world's fifth-largest oil producer. The U.S. has not enforced to the fullest extent possible existing laws that could punish foreign companies working with the Iranian oil industry.

Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 9:40pm

NJ/CBS Debate: GOP Presidential Candidates Talk National Security in South Carolina

Just three days after one of the most cringe-worthy moments in presidential debate history, Rick Perry has a chance to regain his footing Saturday night – but he’ll have to do so on unfamiliar ground.

Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 9:40pm

What We Learned: New Lessons in the Old Dominion

What we at The Hotline learned this week:

-- The talking points coming out of Tuesday's elections in Virginia are easy to write: "We won the majority," Republicans say. "We held more seats than we were supposed to," Democrats counter. In truth, the results mirror national trends: Democrats lost two rural seats they'd held for years, seats in which Yellow Dog incumbents had held on forever. Republicans couldn't make as many inroads as they would have liked in Northern Virginia, with a major exception in Loudoun County.

Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 8:40pm

It's Newt's Night

Presidential candidates usually lay low the day of a debate, but Newt Gingrich spent a lot of time today in the public eye, tailgating at Furman University and opening a campaign office. And why not? Who knows how long this moment will last.

Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 8:40pm

Major Garrett and Scott Pelley Preview the CBS-National Journal Debate

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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 6:40pm

Bye Bye, Bunga Bunga

The lower house of the Italian Parliament on Saturday voted overwhelmingly in favor of an austerity plan aimed at heading off the crisis in the country's sovereign debt. The vote has a more immediate effect for Italians: it clears the way for the expected resignation of the country's long-serving and colorful Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 2:40pm

Wary of Intervention, Arab League Suspends Syria Over Protester Deaths

The Arab League is trying to be delicate, intervening to stop killing of anti-government protesters in Syria, without raising the specter of another European or American intervention.

The Arab League is trying to be delicate, intervening to stop killing of anti-government protesters in Syria, without raising the specter of another European or American intervention.

Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 2:40pm

Cain: God Convinced Him to Run for President

ATLANTA, Ga. – Herman Cain, whose campaign could use some redemption in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal, told a crowd of young Republicans on Saturday that God convinced him to run for president and that he “prayed and prayed and prayed” about it.

The Republican contender made no mention of the allegations from former subordinates at the National Restaurant Association. But his comments here were accented with more than the usual references to his faith and his calling to politics.

Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 2:40pm

Bob Jones III Unplugged

SPARTANBURG -- Bob Jones III said he hasn't endorsed Mitt Romney as he did in the last presidential campaign partly because he doesn't think Christian voters will rule the Mormon candidate out this time.

"Number one, he hasn't asked for it,'' said Jones, chancellor of the fundamentalist Christian university named after his family. "I had a reason for doing it the first time. I don't have that same reason this time.''

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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 11:40am