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10:15 PM ET, November 28, 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.
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Herman Cain Breaks News Of His Own New Accusation Live On CNN  —  Viewers of CNN's The Situation Room this afternoon may have noticed that something sort of strange happened at the end of the first of two segments in which Wolf Blitzer interviewed former GOP frontrunner Herman Cain.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Ginger White accuses Herman Cain of a 13-year affair  —  A Georgia woman says that she and Herman Cain engaged in a 13-year affair, but the GOP presidential candidate issued a preemptive denial on Monday.  —  In an interview with the local Fox affiliate in Atlanta, Ginger White said she met Cain …
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
BREAKING: Woman says she and Cain had 13-year affair; Cain denies accusation  —  ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) - An Atlanta businesswoman accused GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain of having had an affair with her that lasted 13 years, an Atlanta television station reported Monday.
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Herman Cain Scoops His Latest Accuser  —  The multi-volume Herman Cain saga gets a brand new chapter as the Republican presidential candidate tries to get out in front of the news  —  Another other woman is about to accuse Herman Cain of inappropriate sexual behavior, and Herman Cain is on the case.
Discussion: Gawker
CBS News:
Woman claims 13-year affair with Herman Cain  —  Herman Cain revealed Monday that an Atlanta-area woman is coming forward alleging an “extended” 13-year extramarital affair with the Republican presidential candidate.  —  Cain told CNN the woman's claims are untrue.
Discussion: Truthdig, Booman Tribune and Angry Bear
Scogginsj / CNN:   Herman Cain on new claim of a long-term extramarital affair, “I have done nothing wrong.”
Secret Fed Loans Gave U.S. Banks Undisclosed $13B  —  The Federal Reserve and the big banks fought for more than two years to keep details of the largest bailout in U.S. history a secret.  Now, the rest of the world can see what it was missing.  —  The Fed didn't tell anyone which banks …
Kevin Drum / Political Mojo:
How 2008 Should Have Radicalized Us All  —  Now that Bloomberg has peeled another layer off the Federal Reserve onion, we know a bit more about just how much money they spent rescuing the banking system in 2008.  Matt Yglesias sums up his reaction, and I think he gets it exactly right:
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Paul Krugman:
Mission Not Accomplished  —  Matt Yglesias and Kevin Drum …
Discussion: Eschaton
Yossi Melman / Reuters:
Report: Explosion rocks Iran city of Isfahan, home to key nuclear facility  —  Semi-official Fars news agency says blast heard distinctly in several parts of the western Iran city; a uranium conversion plant near Isfahan went online in 2004.  —  An explosion rocked the western Iranian city …
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iran: explosion in Isfahan reported
Report: Huge blast heard in Iranian city of Isfahan
Discussion: Hot Air and The Jawa Report
Jeff Dunetz / YID With LID:
BREAKING: Huge Explosion In IRAN's Nuke City
Discussion: Ynetnews, Elder of Ziyon and Telegraph
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Gingrich Says He's ‘Conservative Alternative’ to Romney  —  Newt Gingrich, who not long ago was urging his fellow Republican candidates to avoid tearing one another apart in pursuit of the party's presidential nomination, took a new approach on Monday by explicitly declaring …
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Gingrich nabs high-profile endorsement in South Carolina
Discussion: Moe Lane
Mark Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Newt Gingrich Campaign Struggles With Organization, Power Outsiders Poll Shows
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Frank: Gingrich against Obama ‘best thing’ for Dems since Goldwater
Discussion: CNN and The Atlantic Online
Thomas B. Edsall / Campaign Stops:
The Future of the Obama Coalition  —  For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and increasingly severe losses among white voters.  But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Inequality: A winning issue for Dems in 2012  —  It's become an article of faith among Republicans, and even some neutral commentators: By embracing the larger message of Occupy Wall Street, and by pushing issues of income inequality and tax fairness to the fore, Democrats risk alienating swing voters …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Campaign 2012
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Maxine Waters in line to take over from Frank on Financial Services  —  Wall Street executives are bracing for the possibility that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) will take over as the senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee after Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) retires.
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Race to Replace Frank Could Be Competitive
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Barney Frank Will Not Run Again—So Which Dem Will Run Financial Services?
Discussion: The Other McCain
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Outrage!... After Demanding Refund From City, Richmond Tea Party Gets Letter - “You're Being Audited”  —  The City of Richmond charged the local tea party $10,000 to hold three rallies at the Kanawha Plaza ... But, the #Occupy squatters were allowed to set up a tent city on the plaza for free.
Arrest over video of ‘racist rant’ on Croydon to Wimbledon tram  —  The clip shows a woman swearing at passengers on the tram  —  A woman has been arrested after an online video apparently showed a woman abusing ethnic minority passengers on a packed south London tram.
Discussion: Gay Blog, Gawker and The Raw Story
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Barney Frank not seeking re-election in 2012  —  Washington (CNN) - Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, a prominent 16-term liberal Democrat and arch-enemy of political conservatives nationwide, will announce Monday he does not intend to seek re-election in 2012, according to a statement from Frank's office.
Kos / Daily Kos:
Congress is close to destroying the internet (no hyperbole)  —  Big Pharma and the recording and movie industries are on the verge of passing a bill that could very well destroy the social web, including Daily Kos.  —  This is no hyperbole.  Watch the video above.
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
The Race-IQ ‘Blackout’  —  Andrew asserts that “pc egalitarianism” is strangling research into IQ.  To buttress this observation he points to a piece in Alternet that basically asserts the same.  The piece contains no numbers to back up the claim, and quotes only one scientist to evidence this scourge of manners.
Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
Radiation Covers 8% of Japan, Fukushima Crisis “Stunting Children's Growth” … Fukushima, like most international stories, has a very short half life in the U.S. media — a lot shorter than that of radioactive cesium.  As the NY Times noted back in March, “Over the long term …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
DNC to Romney: There you go again - Steve Schwarzman backs Mitt - POLITICO behind-the-scenes eBook on 2012 debuts Wed.: The old Newsweek project, IN REAL TIME — NYT debunks dumb law  —  Good Monday morning.  BRUTAL VIDEO: The DNC, working to define Mitt Romney even before Republicans have a nominee …
Noel Sheppard / blogs:
Washington Post Blogger Asks for Dirt About Newt Gingrich on Twitter  —  Still in the camp that doesn't believe the media are liberally biased?  —  Check out what the Washington Post's Aaron Blake tweeted moments ago on Twitter:  —  For those unfamiliar, Blake writes for the Post's The Fix political blog …
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