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11:05 PM ET, November 2, 2011


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Richard Miniter / National Security:
Cain Says Perry Camp Behind Sex Harassment Leak  —  Was the recent attack on Herman Cain's presidential campaign a professional hit job?  Absolutely, says Herman Cain.  And he says he knows just where to look for the guy who did it: At 815 Slaters Lane in Alexandria, Virginia …
Jerry Bohnen /
Oklahoma Consultant Claims He Witnessed Cain Harassment  —  Predicts end of Cain Presidential campaign if woman is allowed to talk publicly.
Kerry Picket / Washington Times:
Source - Rahm Emanuel involved in Cain sexual harassment accuser attacks  —  Herman Cain's campaign is revealing suspicions about who is behind the story regarding the former unidentified employees who accused Mr. Cain of sexual harassment in the late 1990's.
Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Third worker says harassed by Cain  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A third former employee says she considered filing a workplace complaint over what she considered aggressive and unwanted behavior by Herman Cain when she worked for the presidential candidate in the 1990s.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Uh oh: Witness found to Cain incidents?  —  So far, neither of the two alleged complainants from Herman Cain's tenure at the National Restaurant Association have come forward publicly, although it appears at least one would like NRA to release her from her confidentiality agreement to do so.
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Cain accuses former adviser Curt Anderson  —  Herman Cain accused a former consultant to his unsuccessful 2004 Senate campaign, Curt Anderson, of leaking damaging information about past sexual harassment allegations against Cain.  —  Anderson, who is now an adviser to Rick Perry …
Fox News:
Cain Camp Accuses Perry Campaign of Leaking Sexual Harassment Claims  —  Herman Cain's top aide accused Texas Gov. Rick Perry's camp of leaking stories to the media about sexual harassment allegations from the 1990s that have rocked the former pizza company executive's presidential campaign.
David Frum / FrumForum:
The Coming Herman Cain Culture War  —  It's only a matter of time before the Herman Cain sexual harassment settlement is unsealed.  The exact nature of the charges against Cain will be revealed.  They will most likely turn out to be very ambiguous: banter, innuendo, etc.  —  At that point, here's what will happen:
The Caucus:
Woman Who Accused Cain Won't Go Public, Lawyer Says  —  8:40 p.m. |  Updated Joel P. Bennett, the lawyer for one of the women who has made accusations against Mr. Cain, said that his client had decided not to go public or to make a public statement herself in an effort to shield herself …
Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
Regarding Herman Cain: It's Not Racism. It's Opposition Research.
Is Herman Cain Finished?
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Attorney says Cain violated deal, allowing accuser to speak
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Ron Paul suggests another campaign promoted Cain scandal
Ballot Box:
Cain blames Perry as new harassment allegations surface
Discussion: CNN
Chris Usher / ABCNEWS:
Newt Gingrich Defends “Friend” Herman Cain
Discussion: The Hill
Andrew Grossman / Metropolis:
Man Arrested in Sex Assaults at Occupy Wall Street  —  An Occupy Wall Street participant was arrested Tuesday in connection with two sexual assaults at Zuccotti Park, according to a law enforcement official.  —  Police arrested Tonye Iketubosin, a 26-year-old Crown Heights man …
Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
Picture of the Day: Men's Wearhouse Stands With Occupy Wall Street  —  You're gonna like the way you look protesting income disparity in Oakland; this Men's Wearhouse store guarantees it.  —  Occupy Oakland has called for a city-wide strike and rally on Wednesday to protest income inequality …
Ralph Nader / Wall Street Journal:
Time For a Tax on Speculation  —  Even a small levy could help curb …
Discussion: The Politico
Andrew Bair /
Planned Parenthood Teams Up With Occupy Wall St. Movement
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama rips Republicans for House vote on ‘In God We Trust’ motto  —  President Obama invoked God on Wednesday as he criticized Congress for voting on commemorative coins and a resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the national motto in all public buildings, public schools and other government institutions.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
‘Are you kidding me?’  Boehner says US not better off under Obama  —  It's safe to say Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) does not agree with President Obama's suggestion on Tuesday that Americans are better off now than they were when he took office.  —  “Are you kidding me?!”
Agence France Presse:
Obama: God backs jobs plan
Discussion: The Jawa Report and The Raw Story
Kathleen Hennessey / Los Angeles Times:
House reaffirms ‘In God We Trust’ as official U.S. motto
Emma Hurd / Sky News:
Israel Considers Pre-Emptive Attack On Iran  —  Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu (L) is understood to be calling for military action against Iran  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to rally support in his cabinet for an attack on Iran, according to government sources.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Rod Dreher
Nick Hopkins / Guardian:
British military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears  —  British officials consider contingency options to back up a possible US action as fears mount over Tehran's capability  —  Britain's armed forces are stepping up their contingency planning for potential military action …
Julian Borger / Guardian:   Iran's nuclear activity under scrutiny as evidence of weapons threat emerges
Climate Guest Blogger / ThinkProgress:
Score Another Victory for Scientists, Michael Mann and the Freedom of Inquiry … by Chris Mooney, in a DeSmogBlog cross-post  —  Yesterday in a Virginia courtroom, Michael Mann—who is quickly becoming the Galileo of climate science—triumphed over the conservative American Tradition Institute …
Michelle Malkin:
Live from Occupy Oakland: Window smashing, vandalism, and more; charter buses to port, Teamsters in the house; port shut down, trucks overrun  —  Scroll for updates...  I'm starting a fresh thread on tonight's Occupy Oakland “strike.”  (Previous post and background here.)
Robert Hiltz / Montreal Gazette:
Canada axes voluntary funding to UNESCO  —  Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, seen at Question Period September 29, says Canada will not make up any shortfall for UNESCO after the U.S. announced it was pulling its funding.  —  OTTAWA — In the wake of a vote by UNESCO to allow Palestinians …
Khamenei accuses U.S. of “terror” attacks in Iran
Discussion: The Politico and Weasel Zippers
Keaton Fox / KAJA-TV:
Latest Update Rockport Community Comments On Beating Video  —  ROCKPORT - Channel 6 visited Rockport to find out what folks think about the video of Aransas County Judge William Adams beating his child seven years ago.  —  “I can't watch anymore.”  —  “Here, I don't want to watch anymore.”
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Jon Ward / The Huffington Post:
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
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South Carolina: Cain 33% Romney 23% Gingrich 15%