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Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Why Republicans like Newt Gingrich  —  Things sure do change fast around here.  One week it's Rick Perry, the next it's Herman Cain.  Now it's . . .  Newt Gingrich?  —  The Republican voter is like a starving man at a free buffet.  He gorges on this, then that …
Krissah Thompson / Washington Post:
Herman Cain suspends his campaign for 2012 GOP presidential nomination  —  ATLANTA — Herman Cain, a little known businessman who became a frontrunner in the Republican presidential race, suspended his campaign Saturday following allegations of an extramarital affair and claims of sexual harassment.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Romney and Gingrich, from bad to worse
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
10 Questions for Haley Barbour
Discussion: The Page and New York Times
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney looks to outlast and outwork Gingrich to GOP nomination
Dean Schabner Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
‘Plan B’: Herman Cain Says He's Suspending Campaign  —  Herman Cain announced today that he is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, because of “the continued hurt” caused by claims of sexual harassment and a 13-year extramarital affair that he called …
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The Caucus:
Herman Cain Suspends His Presidential Campaign  —  ATLANTA — An unapologetic and defiant Herman Cain suspended his presidential campaign on Saturday, pledging that he “would not go away,” even as he abandoned hope of winning the Republican nomination.  Instead, Mr. Cain announced what he called a …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
The Politico:
Decision day for Herman Cain  —  The party scheduled for the opening of Herman Cain's new campaign headquarters Saturday may end up a wake.  —  After nearly a week of reassessing his campaign, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO will be in Atlanta to tell his supporters whether the accumulation …
Peter Schroeder / Ballot Box:
Cain suspends campaign, vows to work from outside the race
Discussion: The Politico
NationalJournal.com:
Cain Reaches Out to Rivals
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Paul campaign calls Trump debate ‘wildly inappropriate’  —  (CNN) - At least two Republican presidential hopefuls are declining to participate in a debate moderated by real estate mogul Donald Trump.  —  Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will both skip the debate, citing concerns about the seriousness of the event.
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Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:   One month before Iowa, GOP field wide open
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Does Romney Have a Moderate Problem?
CNN:
Huntsman and Gingrich agree to debate
Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
Occupy Richmond Stands Up For Local Tea Party Group  —  The two sides are joining forces.  —  The Richmond Tea Party has been alleging that it is being singled out for unfair treatment from the city of Richmond, Virginia after officials have opened a tax audit of the group.
Discussion: Big Government and Reuters
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Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
LAPD undercover cops infiltrated Occupy camp before raid, source says
Perry Chiaramonte / Fox News:
Occupy Richmond to Tea Party: We're on Your Side Against City Hall
Discussion: MyFox Atlanta and Verum Serum
Jeff Passan / Yahoo! Sports:
SEC targets Marlins' shady business  —  For two decades now, Major League Baseball has funded its rise from corporate slacker to gilded cash cow on the backs of taxpayers bullied into building new stadiums.  It's a marvel the government took so long to sniff out the rot that emanates from these deals …
J. Bradford DeLong / Brad DeLong:
British Austerity: The Past Weighs Like a Nightmare on the Brains of Cameron and Osborne Blogging  —  Note that Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats in Britain could end this farce tomorrow, and give their country a chance.  It would be the end of Nick Clegg's political career, of course—but his career is over already.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Arizona Daily Star:
Initiative would let illegal immigrants work in Calif. legally  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Nearly 1 million undocumented immigrants could live and work openly in California with little or no fear of deportation under an initiative unveiled Friday by a state legislator and others.
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Alabama red-faced as second foreign car boss held under immigration law  —  Judge drops charges against Japanese Honda executive Ichiro Yada trapped by Alabama's tough new anti-immigration laws  —  To arrest one foreign car-making executive under Alabama's new tough immigration laws …
William Lajeunesse / Fox News:
Memo Shows Early ATF Concern on Fast and Furious Probe Despite Claims  —  While federal officials publicly denounced a lone whistleblower and told Congress the Obama administration had done everything it could to stop guns from going to Mexico, administration officials had signs that Fast …
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Charles Grassley / Associated Press:
Justice Dept. details how it got statements wrong
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Profiles in courage  —  National Journal's Josh Kraushaar criticized President Obama this week over his style of decision making.  (thanks to F.B. for the tip) … I've seen this criticism from political observers before, and I've never fully understood its appeal.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Charles Moore / Telegraph:
Jacques Delors interview: Euro would still be strong if it had been built to my plan  —  Former president of the European Commission Jacques Delors talks to Charles Moore about the fate of the euro.  —  It was Jacques Delors whose report produced the plan for what we now call the euro
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James Kirkup / Telegraph:
Euro doomed from start, says Jacques Delors
 
 
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Income Taxes for Wealthy May Increase in Albany Deal
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Daily Mail:
Alarming rise of Muslim ‘honour attacks’ in the UK as police reveal thousands were carried out last year
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Miketoole / CBS Boston:
7-Year-Old Accused Of Possible Sexual Harassment For Kicking Boy In Groin
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