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10:10 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.
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.
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Ginger White accuses Herman Cain of a 13-year affair
Scogginsj / CNN:
Cain: “I have done nothing wrong.”
Discussion: The Other McCain
Cain says he has been accused of an affair
Colby Hall / Mediaite:   Herman Cain Breaks News Of His Own New Accusation Live On CNN
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?”
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Right Wing News
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.
New York Times:
Protesters Storm British Embassy in Tehran  —  LONDON — In the latest sign of deteriorating relations with the West, a group of Iranian protesters stormed the British Embassy compound in Tehran on Tuesday, chanting “death to England,” tearing down a British flag and ransacking offices …
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 …
Karl Rove / Fox News:
Congress Will Be a Better Place When Barney Frank Is Gone  —  It was because he was going to retire anyway, lost a favorite port town in redistricting and had a tough race last time.  —  Was this really why Congressman Barney Frank announced today he's retiring from the House of Representatives?
Josh Lederman / The Hill:
Retirements hit Dem aspirations for a House takeover in 2012
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
Income inequality myths: No, the rich didn't steal all the money  —  The core argument of the Occupy movement and its Obamacrat friends is this: The rich stole all the money.  That explains why over the past four decades, the income of the broad American middle class supposedly has stagnated even as the economy expanded.
Phil Milford / Bloomberg:
American Airlines Parent AMR Corp. Files for Bankruptcy  —  American Airlines parent AMR Corp. (AMR) filed for bankruptcy after failing to secure cost-cutting labor agreements and sitting out a round of mergers that dropped it from the world's largest airline to No. 3 in the U.S.
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.
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.
Discussion: The Hill and Campaign 2012
Dean Baker / AJE - Al Jazeera English:
Time for the Fed to take over in Europe  —  To avoid eurozone troubles from spreading, the US Federal Reserve should intervene.  —  The European Central Bank (ECB) has been working hard to convince the world that it is not competent to act as a central bank.
Discussion: Economist's View and Hullabaloo
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
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
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Interior drilling regulators prepare new penalties over BP spill  —  The Interior Department's offshore drilling branch is preparing to issue a second round of regulatory violation notices to companies involved in last year's BP oil spill, a top official said Monday.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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:
Dave Id / Indybay newswire:
Interview with Scott Olsen About His Injury from the Police Attack on Occupy Oakland: video … scottolsen-tristananderso...  [Pictured above: Scott Olsen stands with Tristan Anderson.  Tristan is currently suing the Israeli Defense Forces for a head injury he sustained in March 2009 …
The Huffington Post:
Lynsey Addario, New York Times Journalist, Strip Searched By Israeli Soldiers … New York Times Israel , Lynsey Addario , Lynsey Addario Abused Israel , Lynsey Addario Israel , Media News  —  JERUSALEM — Israel's Defense Ministry apologized Monday for the treatment of a pregnant American news photographer …
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.
Julian E. Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Decorated Marine Sues Contractor  —  Two months ago, Dakota Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama for his service in Afghanistan, the military's most prestigious award.  On Monday, Sgt. Meyer alleged that a defense contractor has called him mentally unstable and a problem drinker …
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
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W.J. Hennigan / Los Angeles Times:
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Monica Davey / New York Times:
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Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Washington Post:
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Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
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Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Wizbang
Bshaw / Orlando Sentinel:
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Laura Meckler / Washington Wire:
Obama to Join Bush, Clinton in AIDS Event
Discussion: MyFox Atlanta
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Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
The Race-IQ ‘Blackout’  —  Andrew asserts that “pc egalitarianism” …
Kos / Daily Kos:
Congress is close to destroying the internet (no hyperbole)
Discussion: Vagabond Scholar
Douglas Martin / New York Times:
Lana Peters, Stalin's Daughter, Dies at 85
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Gawker