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Hotline Sort: Razing Cain

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Cain's big day in Washington Monday was marked by inconsistencies in his explanation of events, feds are looking more closely at Corzine's brokerage firm, Cantwell's numbers are looking quite good, and Perry is getting some reinforcements in South Carolina and Iowa. Here's today's rundown:

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

Congressional Connection Poll: Fire 'Em All!

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

Ex-Clinton Hand Gives Cain Some Advice

While the sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain are drawing some comparisons between him and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, recall, claimed having an affair with Clinton as he was poised to win
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:40pm

Voters Evenly Split On GOP House, Obama

American voters may be in a firing mood.

Underscoring widespread discontent with all political leaders, registered voters now divide almost exactly in half on whether President Obama and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives each deserve another term in power, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection poll.

Asked if Republicans should retain control of the House, 41 percent said yes and 43 percent said they would prefer Democrats to recapture the majority—also within the poll’s error margin.

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:40pm

Voters Evenly Split On GOP House, Obama

American voters may be in a firing mood.

Underscoring widespread discontent with all political leaders, registered voters now divide almost exactly in half on whether President Obama and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives each deserve another term in power, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection poll.

Asked if Republicans should retain control of the House, 41 percent said yes and 43 percent said they would prefer Democrats to recapture the majority—also within the poll’s error margin.

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:40pm

Cain’s Troubles Help Perry, Romney

It certainly wasn’t just me; a lot of analysts got some push-back for being so definitively sure that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee wouldn’t be former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain. As Cain surged in the polls, with many conservatives loving both his message and delivery, many people wondered how we could be so dismissive.

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:40pm

Tune Inn Bar Returns After Fire

Four months after a kitchen fire, the Tune Inn Restaurant and Bar on Capitol Hill is scheduled to reopen Friday morning at 8 a.m., according to The Washington Post and Washington City Paper. 

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:40pm

Cain Offers Sexual-Harassment Claim Details

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain continued to deny allegations of sexual harassment in a series of interviews on Monday. However, the former Godfather's Pizza executive  offered more details on the incidents that he said he believes triggered the complaints and on a resulting settlement deal that he said was inked without his knowledge.

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:40pm

Perry Super PAC Going Up In Iowa, South Carolina

An outside group of big donors who back Texas Gov. Rick Perry will start running advertisements in Iowa and South Carolina tomorrow, the first in a coming barrage of independent spending on behalf of specific presidential campaigns.

The group, Make Us Great Again, will spend a total of $382,000 on broadcast and cable spots in the two states, according to Jason Miller, a Washington-based Republican strategist who is helping run it.

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:40pm

White House Taps New FCC Commissioners

The White House announced its intention to nominate new officials at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday, tapping two longtime Washington telecom hands who had been reported as the most likely choices.

To fill a Democratic seat at the agency, to be vacated soon by Commissioner Michael Copps, the administration selected Jessica Rosenworcel, the senior communications counsel for Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. Before heading to Capitol Hill, she worked at the FCC for as a top aide for Copps and as a bureau-level staffer.

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:40pm