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8:45 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.
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.
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.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Cain's noxious racial politics  —  Herman Cain risks losing his charm.  His initial appeal was as an optimistic, business-oriented outsider.  He ridiculed those African Americans who were herded into the Democratic Party by naked racial politics.  But now he sounds like Barack Obama's …
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 …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Attorney says Cain violated deal, allowing accuser to speak  —  The lawyer for one of the women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment said his client may get a chance to speak publicly about the allegations because the GOP presidential candidate violated the confidentiality agreement between the two.
Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
Regarding Herman Cain: It's Not Racism.  It's Opposition Research.  —  “Herman Cain had ten days to get in gear and prepare a response.  He did not do it.  Regardless of the facts or merit of the case, that's a problem.”  —  I have had fun with it too.  I think it is hilarious that the same …
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Evan McMorris-Santoro /
TPM2012  —  Herman Cain: I Can't Prove It, But These Allegations Are Racist (VIDEO)  —  Herman Cain is pretty sure that the attacks on him coming this week are racist.  But he can't prove it.  —  It's just a sense he has.  And it's a growing theme from his friends.
Chris Usher / ABCNEWS:
Newt Gingrich Defends “Friend” Herman Cain
Discussion: The Hill
Is Herman Cain Finished?
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Rasmussen Reports:
South Carolina: Cain 33% Romney 23% Gingrich 15%
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Ron Paul suggests another campaign promoted Cain scandal
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Cain gets testy with reporters
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Balloon Juice
Stephanie Condon / CBS News:
Herman Cain incorrectly suggests China doesn't have nuclear capability
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 …
Discussion: Dealbreaker
Will Rahn / The Daily Caller:
NYC arrest records: Many Occupy Wall Street protesters live in luxury  —  Many “Occupy Wall Street” protesters arrested in New York City “occupy” more luxurious homes than their “99 percent” rhetoric might suggest, a Daily Caller investigation has found.  —  For each of the 984 Occupy Wall …
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 …
Discussion: Verum Serum and Runnin' Scared
Christopher Robbins / Gothamist:
[UPDATE] Occupy Wall Street Kitchen Worker Arrested For Sexual Abuse In Zuccotti Park Tents
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Andrew Bair /
Planned Parenthood Teams Up With Occupy Wall St. Movement
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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 …
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
Julian Borger / Guardian:
Iran's nuclear activity under scrutiny as evidence of weapons threat emerges
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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.
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.”
Boston Herald:
Rick Perry's giddy speech raises eyebrows, questions  —  FORT WORTH, Texas — A spirited and giggling Texas Gov. Rick Perry showed up to deliver a speech in Manchester, N.H., on Friday and the resulting video became a YouTube hit Monday.  —  His campaign insists Perry was simply “being passionate …
Discussion: Sky Dancing and The Reaction
Geneva Sands-Sadowitz / The Hill:
Perry blames editing for viral ‘drunk’ video, said it was a ‘good speech’
Discussion: Ballot Box
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