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Fourth Cain Accuser Responds to Criticism Over Motives

The Chicago woman who on Monday accused GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexually harassing her years ago renewed her claims on Tuesday morning as critics questioned her motives and at least one report surfaced that she spoke to Cain at an event last month.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 9:40am

Two Worlds of Whites

On the day after Barack Obama's sweeping victory in 2008, veteran Democratic pollster Stanley B. Greenberg described the modern Democratic coalition as diverse America and the whites who are comfortable with diverse America.

That appears to be even more true today. The line between whites who are comfortable with the racial and ethnic change transforming America into a "world nation" and those uneasy about it increasingly looks like one of the most important boundaries of the 2012 campaign.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 9:40am

Public Doubts Congress Will Aid Economy

With time ticking down on the first session of the 112th Congress, Americans generally prefer that Congress act on priorities supported by Democratic members and the White House, but they are very pessimistic about any of these initiatives actually being realized before the end of the year, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 7:40am

Rouse Given Expanded Role In West Wing

Pete Rouse, counselor to the president and a popular figure inside the White House, will take on an expanded “operational and coordination role” in the West Wing, a senior administration official confirmed Tuesday morning.

(INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: See Inside Obama's West Wing)

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 2:40am

Candidates Weigh in on Campaign Surprises, Cain Scandal in O’Reilly Interviews

For Texas Gov. Rick Perry, it’s the marathon campaign schedule that doesn’t allow for any days off. For Rep. Michele Bachmann, it’s the difficulty of getting her message out without spending “gazillions of dollars.” For Herman Cain, it’s the media focus on what he deems “insignificant stuff.” For Rick Santorum, it’s the experience of looking at the Gallup poll and not seeing his name recognition rise.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 12:40am

Cain Scandal, Yawn

As the travails of Herman Cain remain front-and-center, this “contest” for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination is becoming boring. Like a formulaic movie, few plot twists are unfamiliar and we all know how it ends.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 10:40pm

Cain Sends Supporters E-Mail Vowing Not to Play by ‘Media’s Rules’

Hours after the first of four accusers went public on Monday with a specific allegation of sexual harassment against Herman Cain while he was head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, the presidential candidate e-mailed supporters a 917-word commentary chalking the controversy up to the hazards of a long and successful career.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 9:40pm

Another Reason to Hate Washington


Not even close. Not any more.

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Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 8:40pm

NBC/ Poll: Cain Ties Romney, Obama Leads Both But Lags on Other Measures

Herman Cain remains deadlocked with Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted as allegations surfaced that Cain sexually harassed multiple women during his time as head of the National Restaurant Association.

Romney leads the GOP pack with 28 percent of the vote. Cain is just one point back, at 27 percent, within the margin of error for the Republican primary question.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 8:40pm

Progressives Planning Rallies Nationwide to Protest Potential Cuts

Ahead of the Super Committee's deadline to cut over $1 trillion from the federal budget, progressive groups including the SEIU, AFL-CIO and MoveOn are organizing events for "We are the 99%" day on Nov. 17. The groups, which are affiliating themselves with the Occupy Wall Street movement, will host rallies at schools, bridges and other sites around to country as they urge the Super Committee to preserve spending for infrastructure and social services.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 8:40pm