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11:10 PM ET, October 30, 2011

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The Politico:
Exclusive: Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior  —  During Herman Cain's tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain …
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The Politico:
Exclusive: Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior  —  The first woman was identified to POLITICO by a former association board member and her identity was confirmed by two additional sources.  —  The former board member recalled learning of the woman's departure …
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and Pat Dollard
Byron York / Campaign 2012:
Cain responds to sex harassment allegation  —  Herman Cain's campaign headquarters has released a response to a story, broken this evening on Politico, that in the 1990s two female employees of the National Restaurant Association “complained to colleagues and senior association officials …
CEPR:
Washington Post Discards All Journalistic Standards In Attack on Social Security  —  News outlets generally like to claim a separation between their editorial pages and their news pages.  The Washington Post has long ignored this distinction in pursuing its agenda for cutting Social Security …
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Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
The debt fallout: How Social Security went ‘cash negative’ earlier than expected  —  View Photo Gallery —  Since the entitlement program's inception in 1935, many changes to Social Security have been enacted or attempted.  Here's a look at some memorable moments in Social Security's history.
Paul Krugman:
Social Security Bait And Switch, A Continuing Series
Mona Simpson / New York Times:
A Sister's Eulogy for Steve Jobs  —  I grew up as an only child, with a single mother.  Because we were poor and because I knew my father had emigrated from Syria, I imagined he looked like Omar Sharif.  I hoped he would be rich and kind and would come into our lives (and our not yet furnished apartment) and help us.
James Hohmann / The Politico:
Cain's latest abortion position  —  Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain stiffened his opposition to abortion Sunday, doubling down on past comments that Planned Parenthood is perpetrating genocide against the black community and insisting that he opposes abortion even in cases of rape, incest and life of the mother.
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Weasel Zippers
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CBS News:
“Face the Nation” transcript: October 30, 2011  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO … BOB SCHIEFFER: Today on FACE THE NATION, Republican front-runner Herman Cain.  Is he for real?  —  HERMAN CAIN (Republican Presidential Candidate): 9-9-9.  —  BOB SCHIEFFER: Few would have thought it.
Discussion: Althouse and Wonkette
Lucy Madison / CBS News:
Cain: I'm “pro-life from conception, period”
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Gawker and Washington Post
Jon Ward / The Huffington Post:
Rick Perry's Unusual Speech Performance (VIDEO) … Republican Presidential Primary , Elections 2012 , Rick Perry , Video , New Hampshire , Back Surgery , Speech , Politics News  —  WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry raised some eyebrows Friday night …
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Reid J. Epstein / The Politico:
Rick Perry flip-flops on debates
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / New York Post:
Screw U.  —  It's officially a crisis.  Student loan debt has hit the $1 trillion mark, exceeding Americans' total credit card indebtedness.  Unemployed graduates with huge loan balances are camping out in “Occupy” camps — the Hoovervilles of our age — around the nation.
David Rose / Daily Mail:
Scientist who said climate change sceptics had been proved wrong accused of hiding truth by colleague  —  It was hailed as the scientific study that ended the global warming debate once and for all - the research that, in the words of its director, ‘proved you should not be a sceptic, at least not any longer’.
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Dr. David Whitehouse / thegwpf.org:
Best Confirms Global Temperature Standstill
Discussion: YID With LID
Jennifer Jacobs / Iowa Caucuses:
The Register's Iowa Poll: Herman Cain, Mitt Romney lead GOP pack; Ron Paul third  —  Former business executives Herman Cain and Mitt Romney lead the Republican field in Iowa in an election cycle in which likely GOP caucusgoers favor business experience over elective experience as a qualification for the presidency.
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Kevinliptak / CNN:
Ron Paul wins both tallies at GOP straw poll in Iowa
Jamie Klatell / Ballot Box:
Bachmann touts Iowa straw poll win, downplays importance of Iowa caucuses
Discussion: Iowa Caucuses and The Politico
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
The Temptation of Mitt
Discussion: Iowa Caucuses and Mediaite
The Independent:
Exclusive: Cover-up at St Paul's  —  Clerics suppress report on bankers' greed to save church embarrassment  —  A highly critical report into the moral standards of bankers has been suppressed by St Paul's Cathedral amid fears that it would inflame tensions over the Occupy London tent protest.
Discussion: Guardian and Truthdig
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Mark Townsend / Guardian:
Occupy London could be protected by Christian ring of prayer
Discussion: US Politics
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Did You Hear the One About the Bankers?  —  CITIGROUP is lucky that Muammar el-Qaddafi was killed when he was.  The Libyan leader's death diverted attention from a lethal article involving Citigroup that deserved more attention because it helps to explain why many average Americans …
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Let Children Vote  —  Via Jonathan Bernstein, Sally Kohn writes about a campaign in Lowell, Massachusetts to let seventeen year-olds vote in local elections.  More power to them, but I say let any American citizen vote in any American election he or she wants to.
Discussion: Althouse
 
 
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Commerce and Parks, Together At Last
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Ben Geman / The Hill:
Axelrod says new White House economic initiatives will ‘make a difference’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Julian Pecquet / Ballot Box:
Health law's poor polling: GOP controls debate, Dems question 2012 impact
Discussion: Firedoglake and Prairie Weather
New York Post:
Zuccotti perv  —  Wall Street protesters in Zuccotti Park battened …