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Clinton Defends Decision Not to Intervene in Syria, Bahrain

Defending the U.S. decision not to intervene in Syria and Bahrain, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton explained on Monday night, “Situations vary dramatically from country to country.”

Clinton told the audience at the National Democratic Institute in Washington that it is fair to ask, “Why does America promote democracy one way in some countries and another way in others?”

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40am

Fourth Cain Accuser Won't Rule Out Voting for Cain

The Chicago woman who accused GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexually harassing her years ago said on Tuesday morning that she wouldn't rule out voting for Cain if he comes clean. 

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40am

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