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11:25 PM ET, November 8, 2011


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The Caucus:
A Second Accuser Goes Public Against Cain  —  Karen Kraushaar, one of the two women who settled sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain with the National Restaurant Association, spoke publicly for the first time on Tuesday about her allegations against him.
The Daily:
Another Cain accuser only doing right thing, family and friends say  —  Herman Cain claims sexual harassment accusations threatening to derail his presidential campaign are a smear campaign.  But friends and family of one accuser say she is a principled and dedicated professional who was only trying …
New York Post:
Jobless & shameless gal going for gold  —  Gold diggers — unite!  —  Sharon Bialek is 50, out of work and, according to one who knows her, she's a smooth operator living way above her means.  From the look of her heavily painted face, she's also soon to be in acute need of a new tub of eyeliner.
Michael Sneed / Chicago Sun Times:
Witness: Cain accuser hugged him during Tea Party meeting a month ago
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Cain's Image Showing Signs of Decline Amid Allegations
The Politico:
For Herman Cain, two named accusers; one flat denial
Associated Press:
Ohio Voters Reject Republican-Backed Union Limits  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's new collective bargaining law was defeated Tuesday after an expensive union-backed campaign that pitted firefighters, police officers and teachers against the Republican establishment.
Discussion: Ballot Box and Hotline On Call
AP: Ohio voters reject Issue 2  —  According to the Associated Press, Ohio voters have rejected Issue 2, the collective bargaining bill.  —  Issue 2 was formerly known as Senate Bill 5 and would have limited the collective bargaining abilities of 350,000 unionized public workers.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Labor bets it all on Ohio
Kevinliptak / CNN:
First on CNN: GOP senator says Cain should quit if allegations are true  —  Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski told CNN on Tuesday she is “concerned” that the most recent charge of sexual harassment against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain “is not an isolated incident” …
Katrina Trinko / National Review:
Cain Camp Questions Bialek's Background Full Feed:
My Heavily-Edited Video of a Good-Natured Stroll Amongst the Occupiers of Zuccotti Park, Which is a Few Blocks North and Slightly to the West of Wall Street in New York City  —  Occupy Wall Street  —  Recently, I brought a camera and a few multiple-choice questions to Zuccotti Park …
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Hobbyist Photographer Describes Assault in Zuccotti Park
Discussion: The Impolitic and Verum Serum
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Republicans offer tax deal to break debt impasse; Democrats dismiss it  —  Congressional Republicans have offered to increase tax revenue by nearly $300 billion over the next decade through an overhaul of the tax code, a significant concession aimed at breaking a long-standing impasse in negotiations over the federal debt.
David S. Addington / The Heritage Foundation:
Obama Couldn't Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax  —  President Obama's Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a new 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas trees—the Christmas Tree Tax—to support a new Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees.
Michael O'Malley / Metro:
Election worker bites voter's nose outside Cleveland polling place  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio — A poll monitor working for the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, assaulted a voter at a polling place in Cleveland at midday Tuesday, sending the voter to a hospital.
Ellen McGregor / WEWS-TV:
Voter in Cuyahoga County says he was bitten on the nose by poll worker
David Catanese / The Politico:
2011 election results: Steve Beshear cruises to second term in Kentucky  —  Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear cruised to a second term over Republican David Williams Tuesday in a win that offers Democrats a 2012 template for how to run in a dismal economic environment.
Ginger Gibson / The Politico:
Election Day tests pols, issues
Discussion: CNN
Kevinliptak / CNN:   Beshear easily wins re-election in Kentucky
Bill Mears / CNN:
Health care law held constitutional in latest appeals court ruling  —  Washington (CNN) — The sweeping health care reform law championed by President Barack Obama was upheld as constitutional by another federal appeals court Tuesday.  —  The decision is not part of a half-dozen other appeals pending at the Supreme Court.
Jennifer Haberkorn / The Politico:
D.C. Court upholds health reform law
Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
Mitt Romney as the Nominee: Conservatism Dies and Barack Obama Wins  —  Mit Romney will not go on Special Report with Brett Baier to answer the tough questions as the other candidates have done.  No worries.  Conservatives will bitch and moan for a few days and Romney will claim it was a scheduling issue …
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
Post Roast: Jennifer Rubin's retweet  —  Is a news organization responsible for what its journalists put out on Twitter?  And what if those journalists are opinion writers?  Those questions came up in October when The Post's Right Turn opinion blogger, Jennifer Rubin, retweeted a controversial tweet …
New York Times:
Penn State Said to Be Planning Paterno's Exit Amid Scandal  —  STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno's tenure as coach of the Penn State football team will soon be over, perhaps within days or weeks, in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal that has implicated university officials …
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Obama threatens to veto net-neutrality repeal  —  President Obama will veto an attempt to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's net-neutrality rules if it passes the Senate, the White House said Tuesday.  —  “The Administration strongly opposes Senate passage of S.J. Res. 6 …
Discussion: The Politico, Reuters and RedState
Al Franken / The Huffington Post:
Net Neutrality is Under Attack... Again
Discussion: The Raw Story
Heavy D — Dead at 44  —  5:12 PM: An associate of Heavy D's just told us the rapper had pneumonia.  —  4:28 PM: Law enforcement tell TMZ ... Heavy D had just returned from shopping and walked up some stairs when he began having trouble breathing.  Adam Mills, a designer who was in the building …
Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep. Joe Walsh Melts Down, Screams At Constituents: ‘Dont Blame Banks!...I Am Tired Of Hearing That Crap!’  —  Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) erupts at a constituent who asked about the bank lobby  —  Freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) is known for his anti-Obama rhetoric on cable television and his inability to pay his child support payments.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Daley's Demotion: How Washington Elites Got Obama Wrong  —  Bill Daley.  —  Hiring Bill Daley as chief of staff may not have been the biggest mistake of President Obama's first term, but it was surely the most obvious one.  Now he appears to be reversing it.
Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
Why do Sarkozy and Obama hate Netanyahu?  —  Binyamin Netanyahu seems to have been the target of some ugly — if off the record — barbs from President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.  Speaking privately (they thought) following a news conference in Cannes last week, Sarkozy said …
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LAT Blogs / 24 Frames:
Clint Eastwood talks politics: Who's the Democrat he voted for?
Discussion: Big Hollywood
Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Dobson: God Will Stop Blessing America If We Don't Vote Right In 2012
Discussion: The Raw Story and Booman Tribune
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Gingrich Admits Deregulation Of Wall Street In The '90s Was ‘Probably A Mistake’
Joshua Spivak / The Recall Elections Blog:
28 recalls on Tuesday — A Recall Elections Scorecard
Discussion: Saint Petersblog
Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
Occupy Atlanta Encamps In Neighborhood To Save Police Officer's Home From Foreclosure
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Is an Ivy League Diploma Worth It?
Discussion: Via Meadia and Gothamist
Ian / CBS Los Angeles:
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