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Bachmann Expands on Spending Policies, Paints Opponents as ‘Frugal Socialists’

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., clarified the conditions under which she would demand a balanced budget from Congress and pledged to cut off foreign aid to countries that hold U.S. Treasury bonds, while taking aim at some of her fellow candidates as “frugal socialists” in a Monday speech to the Family Research Council.

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

As Fourth Woman Comes Forward, Cain Remains a Front-Runner

Herman Cain remains tied with Mitt Romney atop the national Republican field despite the revelations that multiple women have accused the former head of the National Restaurant Association of sexual harassment, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll released on Monday.

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

As Fourth Woman Comes Forward, Cain Remains a Frontrunner

Herman Cain remains tied with Mitt Romney atop the national Republican field, despite the revelations that multiple women have accused the former head of the National Restaurant Association of sexual harassment, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

Can Anything Stop Herman Cain?

A fourth woman accused Herman Cain of sexually harassing her -- on live TV, while showing her face, giving her name, dishing the details, and, perhaps worst of all for the candidate, while being represented by Gloria Allred, the most media-hungry lawyer for women wronged. The woman, Sharon Bialek, said on Monday during a news conference that Cain harassed her when she asked for help while looking for a job. Allred, who has famously represented all kinds of mistreated ladies, from Tiger Woods's mistresses to an actress who said Roman Polanski abused her to the porn star who said then-Rep.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

Republican Women Voters and Herman Cain

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting teaser on their latest WSJ/NBC News poll coming out tonight on how Republican voters view 2012 GOP contender Herman Cain following multiple allegations of sexual harassment towards women.

Nearly 1 in 5 Republican women, 19 percent, say the allegations of sexual harassment concern them either a great deal or quite a bit, but half of Republican women say the allegations do not concern them.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

Poll: More Than Half of GOP Primary Voters Unconcerned by Cain Allegations

More than half of Republican primary voters are unconcerned by the accusations that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain allegedly sexually harassed several women in the 1990s, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

Still, his likability has taken a hit, with 35 percent of those polled saying they have somewhat or very negative feelings toward Cain, up from 18 percent last month.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

Supreme Court to Hear GPS Surveillance Case

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in the case of a Washington nightclub owner convicted of dealing cocaine in part based on evidence from a GPS device attached to his SUV without a warrant.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

Judge Blocks FDA's Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

A federal judge blocked a U.S. rule requiring tobacco companies to display graphic images on packs of cigarettes on Monday, saying cigarette companies were likely to win their argument that the law violates free speech rights, Reuters reported.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

Hellmann Leaving ITI to Run Firm with Lugar

Ralph Hellmann, who announced he was leaving the Information Technology Industry Council last week, is joining the Lugar Group as a partner. The shop will now be known as the Lugar Hellmann Group, according to an email David Lugar sent to clients.

Hellmann is leaving ITI by the end of the year, he wrote in an email to the organization last week.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

Five Job Initiatives for Veterans That (May) Fall Flat

It’s easy to spot the likely spike in unemployment among veterans that will come with the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. As of October, the unemployment rate among vets who served in post-9/11 operations was 12.1 percent, compared to 9 percent among non-vets. That rate is particularly bad news for the 1 million servicemen and women expected to return home between now and 2016. The White House, the Senate, the House, and even the first and second ladies have the issue under their wings.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 2:40pm