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12:30 PM ET, November 29, 2011


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Dale Russell / MyFox Atlanta:
Georgia Woman Claims 13-Year Affair with Herman Cain  —  Ginger White's exclusive interview with the I-Team  —  ATLANTA, Ga. - An Atlanta businesswoman is breaking her silence, claiming she has been involved in a 13-year-long affair with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.
Susan Saulny / New York Times:
Cain Accused of Affair by Ginger White  —  An Atlanta woman came forward in an interview broadcast Monday night with details about what she called a 13-year affair with Herman Cain, the Republican presidential contender whose campaign was already struggling to overcome damage from accusations of sexual harassment.
Robert Costa / National Review:
BREAKING: Cain ‘Reassessing’ Candidacy  —  In a conference call this morning, Herman Cain told his senior staff that he is “reassessing” whether to remain in the race.  He told them he will make his final decision “over the next several days.”
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Report: Cain “reassessing” whether to stay in race  —  Herman Cain told members of his staff that he is “reassessing” his decision to remain in the race for the Republican presidential nomination following new allegations that he conducted a 13-year-long affair with an Atlanta businesswoman.
ABCNEWS:   Herman Cain Reassessing Campaign
Mj Lee / The Politico:
Chris Christie: President Obama's just a ‘bystander’  —  Gov. Chris Christie on Monday tore into President Barack Obama in the aftermath of the supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement on debt reduction last week, asking the president, “What the hell are we paying you for?”
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Christie rips Obama over deficit talks: ‘What the hell are we paying you for?’  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ripped President Obama for the failure of the debt supercommittee calling the president “a bystander in the Oval Office” in comments Monday.  —  “I was angry this weekend …
Iran protesters storm UK embassy in Tehran  —  Militant students are said to have removed the British flag, burnt it and replaced it with Iran's flag.  State TV showed youths smashing embassy windows.  —  The move comes after Iran resolved to reduce ties following the UK's decision to impose further sanctions on it.
Robin Pomeroy / Reuters:
Iranian protesters storm British embassy
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Gates of Vienna
Iranian protest leads to embassy incursion
Richard Teitelbaum / Bloomberg:
How Paulson Gave Hedge Funds Advance Word  —  Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson stepped off the elevator into the Third Avenue offices of hedge fund Eton Park Capital Management LP in Manhattan.  It was July 21, 2008, and market fears were mounting.  Four months earlier …
Tim Mak / The Politico:
Ann Coulter bleeped on ‘Morning Joe’  —  Ann Coulter was bleeped on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” show on Monday but the censoring didn't work and the conservative pundit could be heard using some words not fit for TV.  —  Coulter appeared to make the comments when talking about deceased Democratic …
Josh Lederman / The Hill:
Retirements hit Dem aspirations for a House takeover in 2012  —  Rep. Barney Frank's (D-Mass.) announcement Monday that he won't seek reelection — coming on the heels of Rep. Charles Gonzalez's (D-Texas) weekend announcement to the same effect — threw another stumbling block in the way of Democrats …
Karl Rove / Fox News:
Congress Will Be a Better Place When Barney Frank Is Gone
National Review:
Exit Barney Frank
Nicholas Ballasy / The Daily Caller:
Exclusive: Obama in 2006: I ‘stole’ book title ‘Audacity of Hope’ from Rev. Wright, ‘my pastor’ [VIDEO]  —  Video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller shows Illinois Senator Barack Obama, then campaigning for Democrats before the 2006 midterm elections, praising Reverend Jeremiah Wright …
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Obama Approval Remains at 43% Through Thanksgiving Week  —  Approval is particularly suppressed among independents, left-leaning Republicans  —  PRINCETON, NJ — President Barack Obama's job approval rating averaged 43% last week, identical to his rating each week since late October.
American Airlines Parent Files for Bankruptcy  —  The parent company of American Airlines said on Tuesday that it has filed for bankruptcy protection, in an effort to reduce labor costs and shed its heavy debt load.  —  American's parent, the AMR Corporation, was the last major airline …
Phil Milford / Bloomberg:
American Airlines Parent AMR Corp. Files for Bankruptcy
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Telemarketer Abuse Statute Confounds Supreme Court  —  WASHINGTON — “This is the strangest statute I have ever seen,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said near the end of a Supreme Court argument on Monday.  —  The justices had spent most of the previous hour trying to puzzle out the meaning …
Discussion: Hot Air
Michelle Malkin:
Did you miss the Thanksgiving White House visitor log document dump?  —  Just like clockwork, the Obama administration never misses an opportunity to unload thousands of records it hopes no one will ever bother sifting through during the holidays.  —  On Black Friday, the White House released …
Kyle Olson / Big Government:
Bill Ayers Dishes on Hosting a Fundraiser for Barack Obama  —  Bill Ayers recently appeared before a group of activist teachers to encourage them to keep up the fight.  He told them about the assistance he provided in getting the very radical Bob Peterson elected president of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association.
Wall Street Journal:
The Great Global Warming Fizzle  —  The climate religion fades in spasms of anger and twitches of boredom.  —  How do religions die?  Generally they don't, which probably explains why there's so little literature on the subject.  Zoroastrianism, for instance, lost many of its sacred texts …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and Don Surber
Jason Ukman / Washington Post:
Image shows Iranian missile site was destroyed  —  (Courtesy DigitalGlobe — Institute for Science and International Security) Two weeks after a mysterious explosion at an Iranian missile base, a Washington-based research group has released a satellite image showing extensive damage to the site.
Walter C. Jones / The Augusta Chronicle:
Gingrich takes lead in SC poll  —  ATLANTA — Newt Gingrich has taken a commanding lead in the South Caro­lina Republican primary, with more than twice the support of Mitt Romney or Herman Cain, according to a poll conducted Monday evening for The Augusta Chronicle.
Discussion: Ballot Box, GOP 12 and National Review
Rasmussen Reports:
Gingrich Tells Protesters to Take A Bath, Get A Job: 43% Agree  —  Rising Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich made news recently when he suggested that the Occupy Wall Street protesters should stop protesting and get jobs after taking a bath.  Voters are evenly divided over whether that's a good idea.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jim Tankersley /
A Crude Hit to the Recovery  —  The U.S. economy missed out on creating up to a quarter-million jobs this year because it lacked the infrastructure to capitalize on a rare divergence in global oil prices, a National Journal analysis shows.  —  Simply put, American consumers paid a historically high premium for their gasoline.
Jeffrey Goldberg / Bloomberg:
About Jeffrey Goldberg  —  Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for the Atlantic, is the author of “Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror.”  He was formerly a Washington correspondent and a Middle East correspondent for the New Yorker.  —  Praise Arab Spring, Except for Anti-Semitism: Jeffrey Goldberg
Jennifer Jacobs / Iowa Caucuses:
Christian conservatives split on Gingrich's right-to-life record  —  Newt Gingrich with moderator Frank Luntz at the Family Leader forum in Des Moines Nov. 19.  /Justin Hayworth  —  The question of whether Newt Gingrich is sufficiently hard-line on right-to-life issues …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Perry scores Sheriff Arpaio endorsement  —  Rick Perry announced Tuesday that he had earned the endorsement of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the controversial but influential Arizona lawman known for his tough stance on illegal immigration.  —  “The federal government has failed on border crime …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney Campaign Steps Up Its Game In Iowa … Mitt Romney , Tim Pawlenty , Elections 2012 , Mitt-Romney , Video , Iowa Caucuses , Mitt Romney Iowa , Romney Iowa , Iowa Caucuses 2012 , Iowa Romney , Mitt Romney 2012 , Mitt Romney For President , Romney Iowa Caucuses , Politics News
The Huffington Post:
Withdrawal From Afghanistan: 40,000 Troops To Leave War Zone By End Of 2012 … Afghanistan War , Afghanistan , Video , War In Afghanistan , Afghani Security Forces , Troop Withdrawal , Withdrawal From Afghanistan , Troop Withdrawal Afghanistan , World News
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Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
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