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5:00 PM ET, November 8, 2011


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Washington Examiner:
Fifth woman raises questions about Cain's behavior  —  A former employee of the United States Agency for International Development says Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain asked her to help arrange a dinner date for him with a female audience member following a speech he delivered nine years ago.
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 …
Michael Sneed / Chicago Sun Times:
Witness: Cain accuser hugged him during Tea Party meeting a month ago  —  The Cain Encounter ...  They hugged each other backstage in a full embrace like old friends.  —  She grabbed his arm and whispered in his left ear.  —  She kept talking as he bent to listen, and he kept saying “Uh, huh.
Lisa Black / Chicago Tribune:
Cain accuser has history of financial troubles, legal squabbles  —  Her father, fiance say they stand with her  —  The emerging portrait of Herman Cain's most recent accuser shows a suburban homemaker with a history of financial and legal troubles, but one who supporters say has the guts to do the right thing.
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.
Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
Romney Calls Allegations Against Cain “Particularly Disturbing”  —  Mitt Romney today for the first time characterized sexual harassment allegations facing fellow GOP candidate Herman Cain as “particularly disturbing.”  —  “These are serious allegations, George,” said Romney in an exclusive interview …
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” …
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Rove: Allred adds credibility to accusation
Discussion: Hot Air
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Cain said accuser is lying, can't recall knowing her
Katrina Trinko / National Review:
Cain Camp Questions Bialek's Background
Discussion: Verum Serum
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Cain's Image Showing Signs of Decline Amid Allegations
Discussion: GOP 12, The Hill and Donklephant
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 …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Serious One  —  In the Marx Brothers movie that is the Republican presidential race, Mitt Romney is Zeppo.  He doesn't spin out one-liners.  He's not the rambunctious one.  He's just the earnest, good-looking guy who wants to be appreciated.  —  But Romney continues to run an impressive presidential campaign.
Yann Le Guernigou / Reuters:
Sarkozy tells Obama Netanyahu is a “liar”  —  (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy branded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a liar” in a private conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama that was accidentally broadcast to journalists during last week's G20 summit in Cannes.
Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu ‘liar’
Carol E. Lee / Wall Street Journal:
Top Obama Aide Takes Step Back  —  WASHINGTON—William M. Daley was hired to help resuscitate Barack Obama's presidency after deep Democratic losses in 2010.  Ten months into his tenure as chief of staff, Mr. Daley's core responsibilities are shifting, following White House missteps …
First Read /
First Thoughts: Four storylines you shouldn't miss  —  Four storylines you shouldn't miss in from our new NBC/WSJ poll: 1) Perry's candidacy is in serious trouble... 2) Obama still enjoys incredible support among African Americans... 3) Obama's weakness with the middle of the country... 4) …
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
Ian / CBS Los Angeles:
SoCal Street Cart Vendors Hurting After ‘Occupy’ Group Splatters Blood, Urine  —  SAN DIEGO (CBS) — A pair of Southland street cart vendors who were forced to shut down their businesses after “Occupy” protesters vandalized their carts are hoping to get some help from local residents.
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 …
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.
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Obamacare Wins Another Round in Court
Tim Mak / The Politico:
Bill Clinton: Let presidents serve three terms  —  Three times could be a charm - but not for him.  —  Former president Bill Clinton said Tuesday that presidents should be able to run for a third term so long as they take off some time after their second term.
Steve Mistler / Sun Journal:
Webster says gay rights group ad designed to educate voters  —  The chairman of the Maine Republican Party is defending a print advertisement that singles out a gay rights' group's involvement in the effort to retain Election Day registration.  —  GOP Chairman Charlie Webster said the ad …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
GOP Defends Maine's Gay-Baiting Ad On Same-Day Voter Registration
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Maddow Blog
Conn Carroll / Washington Examiner:
FOIA reveals NASA's Hansen was a paid witness  —  “We're going to punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends,” President Obama famously told Hispanics in a Univision interview before last year's midterm election.  And as Dr. James Hansen has just learned, your status as Obama's “friend” or “enemy” can flip fast.
Discussion: Betsy's Page and
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Gingrich Admits Deregulation Of Wall Street In The '90s Was ‘Probably A Mistake’  —  Several of the GOP's 2012 presidential hopefuls have called — loudly and often — for the repeal of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, which is aimed at preventing a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Ohio Issue 2: Election Day Robocall Instructs Voters To Go To Polls Tomorrow [UPDATE] … WASHINGTON — Union officials in Ohio are questioning whether proponents of an anti-labor ballot initiative are trying to trick opponents of the measure into staying away from the polls on Tuesday …
John Tierney / New York Times:
A Tool to Quit Smoking Has Some Unlikely Critics  —  If you want a truly frustrating job in public health, try getting people to stop smoking.  Even when researchers combine counseling and encouragement with nicotine patches and gum, few smokers quit.  —  Recently, though, experimenters in Italy had more success by doing less.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Jezebel
Berlusconi will resign, says Italian president  —  (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will resign following a humiliating vote in parliament on Tuesday, President Giorgio Napolitano said.  —  The president said after meeting Berlusconi that the 75-year-old prime minister …
David Weigel / Slate:
Finally, House Republicans Call for Zombie ACORN Probe … - Hitchens: Why It's So Hard To Speak Honestly About Allegations of Sexual Harassment - Did Penn State Campus Police Have the Power To Arrest Coach Sandusky?  - The One Graph That Explains Why America Is Losing Power So Quickly …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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