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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

Shelley Berkley's Good Day

Not a bad news day for Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev.

Former President Bill Clinton is going to headline a fundraiser for the Senate candidate in January. That will help Berkley put more distance between herself and Republican Sen. Dean Heller. Berkley outraised Heller last quarter as well.

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

Top Google Lobbyist Leaving the Search Giant

Alan Davidson, the granddaddy of Google lobbyists, announced today that he is leaving the company later this month to take a sabbatical, according to an email obtained by the Alley. In a sign of just how big the news is, a tech lobbyist emailed the Alley with a one-word reaction, "wow."

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

Previewing Oregon's 1st District Special Primary Election

Voters will head to polls in Oregon's 1st District on Tuesday for the first step in picking a successor to disgraced former Rep. David Wu, D-Ore., who resigned in August after reports he had an unwanted sexual encounter with the teenage daughter of campaign donor.

Both party contests are expected to be runaway affairs, with Democratic state Sen. Suzanne Bonamici and 2010 GOP nominee Rob Cornilles expected to cruise to a general election matchup on January 31, 2012.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:40pm

Poll: Republicans Less Likely to Believe Cain Allegations

A plurality of Americans think that the sexual harassment allegations against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain are true, but Republicans are less likely to believe the accusations, according to a new Pew Research Center poll conducted before a fourth woman came forward on Monday to allege that Cain groped her in 1997.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:40pm

Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Separation of Powers, Question of Jerusalem

Born nine years ago in West Jerusalem, Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky found himself on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court, which could ultimately decide whether he can list Israel as his place of birth on his American passport -- something no American born in the holy city has been able to do.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:40pm

What Experts Want to Ask the Candidates for the Nov. 12 NJ/CBS Debate

National Journal and CBS News will host a Republican debate focusing on foreign policy and national security on Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. We asked our National Security Insiders, a pool of defense and foreign policy experts, to give us some suggestions on what questions to ask the Republican contenders. Separately, our experts are blogging about how they would rate the candidates' performances on these issues during their respective campaigns so far.


Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:40pm

This Time, Cain's Accuser Has a Name and a Face

Nothing about the Herman Cain campaign has unfolded as expected, so it’s anybody’s guess what will happen next.

(RELATED: Fourth Woman Accuses Cain of Misconduct)

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:40pm

Unresolved Questions Dog International Cybersecurity Policies

Cyberspace presents international security threats, many that can only be adequately met through international cooperation. But experts say countries around the world are just beginning to work out the complicated questions surrounding international responses to cybersecurity.

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:40pm