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6:55 AM 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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Wonkette
Scogginsj / CNN:
Herman Cain on new claim of a long-term extramarital affair, “I have done nothing wrong.”  —  In a CNN exclusive interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain announces that a new accuser will soon claim that she had an affair with him.  —  Please credit all usage of the interview to CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Discussion: The Other McCain
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.
CBS News:
Woman claims 13-year affair with Herman Cain
Discussion: Truthdig, Booman Tribune and Angry Bear
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Herman Cain Scoops His Latest Accuser
Discussion: Gawker
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Woman says she and Cain had 13-year affair; Cain denies accusation
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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 …
Paul Krugman:
Mission Not Accomplished  —  Matt Yglesias and Kevin Drum say the right thing about revelations that big banks got very easy terms during the financial crisis: the real scandal isn't so much that those banks got rescued as that the rest of the population didn't.
Discussion: Eschaton
Kevin Drum / Political Mojo:
How 2008 Should Have Radicalized Us All
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Frank: Gingrich against Obama ‘best thing’ for Dems since Goldwater  —  Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said the Democratic Party would benefit from Newt Gingrich winning the GOP 2012 presidential nomination.  —  “He would be the best thing to happen to Democrats since Barry Goldwater,” Frank said at a press conference on Monday.
Mark Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:   Newt Gingrich Campaign Struggles With Organization, Power Outsiders Poll Shows
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Gingrich nabs high-profile endorsement in South Carolina
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
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
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 …
Discussion: Doug Ross and The Huffington Post
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 …
Colleen Owens / Big Government:
Richmond City Audits Local Tea Party After Standoff with Mayor  —  Two weeks after the Richmond Tea Party delivered an invoice to Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones for costs incurred for previous rallies, we received a letter from the City of Richmond formally stating that the city is auditing our Tea Party.
Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
Voting Rights Advocate Held At Gunpoint By SWAT Team With No Warrant  —  Last Monday, attorney Barbara Arnwine was rudely awakened by the sounds of a police raid on her home.  Arnwine is not really the type you'd expect SWAT teams to be targeting.  She's the Executive Director …
Discussion: Crew of 42 and The Agitator
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
More On Climategate II  —  The Science & Environmental Policy Project comments on the Climategate II emails: … SEPP offers a series of links to commentators who have analyzed the Climategate II emails:  —  You can search the Climategate I and II emails here:
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.
Discussion: Vagabond Scholar
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 …
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Obama administration, GAO appear to have ignored group's ACORN affiliation to award $700K  —  A newly released internal audit appears to indicate that the Government Accountability Office and President Barack Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development incorrectly argued that a specific organization wasn't ACORN-affiliated.
Discussion: Wizbang and Weasel Zippers
Bshaw / Orlando Sentinel:
Senate congressional map has big - and not-so-big- changes  —  The Florida Senate's Reapportionment Committee released its long-awaited maps drawing new districts for the state Senate and adding two congressional seats to Florida's existing 25.  Eyeballing the congressional maps (available here) …
Karen Finney / The Hill:
Politics: Inch by inch  —  While trying to motivate his team for a grueling second half in the film “Any Given Sunday,” Al Pacino implores them, “Life is just a game of inches.  So is football.  Because in either game, life or football, the margin for error is so small.”  —  The same can be said about politics.
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.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Balloon Juice
Monica Davey / New York Times:
In Gloomy Economic Times, Santas Learn to Help by Curbing Expectations  —  MIDLAND, Mich. — Here, at the nation's oldest, most celebrated, school for would-be Santa Clauses, much has stayed exactly the same over its nearly 75 years.  A proper Claus ought to have pleasant breath …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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 …
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.
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Weasel Zippers
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