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Democrats Bet on Populism

Democrats have been rediscovering their inner populist lately. President Obama is calling on the wealthiest Americans to pay their “fair share” in taxes. Elizabeth Warren, campaigning for the Senate in Massachusetts, has become a rising star by bluntly criticizing the business class. And the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent out a petition last month aimed at leveraging the Occupy Wall Street movement against the Republican Party.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 10:40pm

Cain Still Explaining Abortion

If he didn’t have enough public relations problems already, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain continued to raise questions about his views on abortion Tuesday night.
 
Asked about the issue on the Fox News program Special Report with Brett Baier, Cain reiterated his anti-abortion credentials, as he has several times in the past few weeks: “I believe that abortion should be illegal. I’ve always felt that way. I believe life begins at conception.”
 

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 10:40pm

Lift Muzzle on Accuser? Cain Won’t Say

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Tuesday he isn’t sure whether he’ll ask the National Restaurant Association to release a woman who accused him of sexual harassment from a confidentiality agreement that prevents her from speaking about the case.
 

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 8:40pm

Can Cain Accuser Speak? Restaurant Association Will Respond 'As Appropriate'

The National Restaurant Association says it will "respond as appropriate" to any request to release one of Herman Cain's accusers from a confidentiality agreement that prevents her from speaking about a sexual harassment allegation against the GOP presidential candidate.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 8:40pm

Poll: Romney Ties Obama in Florida

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney would tie President Obama in the vote-rich battleground state of Florida, according to a poll released on Tuesday that also shows Romney and businessman Herman Cain tied for the lead in the state's crucial early Republican primary. 

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 7:40pm

House Passes Measure To Bar New Wireless Taxes

The House passed legislation late Tuesday that would temporarily bar states and localities from imposing some new taxes on wireless services like smart phones.

The legislation, authored by Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Trent Franks, R-Ariz., would impose a five-year moratorium on new state or local taxes on wireless services, unless they are already imposed on other goods and services.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 7:40pm

As Cain Stumbles, GOP Strategists Question His Viability

Herman Cain’s bumbling response to accusations that he sexually harassed two former female employees prompted some GOP strategists on Tuesday to begin going public with concerns about a GOP rank-and-file favorite who touts his political inexperience but now appears to be falling victim to it.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 6:40pm

Report: Lawyer for Woman Who Accused Cain of Harassment Wants to Tell Her Story

A lawyer for one of the women who accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment says she is seeking release from a confidentiality agreement so she can tell her story, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. 

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 6:40pm

Gingrich Assails Perry on Oil Incentives

PELLA, Iowa – At a forum where they largely agreed on fixes to the sputtering U.S. economy, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry parted ways on the need for wind-energy credits, important in the blustery Hawkeye State.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 6:40pm

Brewer Preparing to Call Special Session to Remove Redistricting Commission Members

Update, 8:30 p.m.: Brewer released a statement confirming she had called a special session: "The Arizona Constitution provides that the Governor has direct oversight of the Independent Redistricting Commission, as well as the ability to remove any member due to 'substantial neglect of duty' or 'gross misconduct in office.' I invoked that authority today with my decision to remove IRC Chairwoman Colleen Mathis, and I've called the Arizona Legislature into Special Session so that the State Senate may concur with this removal, in accordance with the Constitution.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 5:40pm