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3:15 PM ET, December 3, 2011

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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 …
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‘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 …
NationalJournal.com:
Cain Reaches Out to Rivals  —  GOP presidential contender to announce plans at campaign headquarters in Georgia.  —  In the hours before he made his planned midday announcement about the future of his presidential campaign, Republican candidate Herman Cain reached out to some of his rivals.
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.
James Oliphant / Los Angeles Times:
Herman Cain drops out of presidential race  —  People wait outside holding signs before Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks at the scheduled opening of a local campaign headquarters on Saturday in Atlanta.  (Scott Olson/Getty Images)  —  Herman Cain, the insurgent populist …
Peter Schroeder / Ballot Box:
Cain suspends campaign, vows to work from outside the race  —  Herman Cain said Saturday he will suspend his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination after several allegations of sexual impropriety against were made public.  —  “As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching …
The Politico:
The return of Bad Newt Gingrich  —  Longtime Gingrich watchers see clear signs that ‘Good Newt’ is at war with ‘Bad Newt.’  —  WEST DES MOINES - Bad Newt's coming back.  —  The all-too-familiar character from the 1990s has only peeked out in public a handful of times so far.
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
Romney and Gingrich, from bad to worse  —  Republicans are more conservative than at any time since their 1980 dismay about another floundering president.  They are more ideologically homogenous than ever in 156 years of competing for the presidency.  They anticipated choosing between Mitt Romney …
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 …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney looks to outlast and outwork Gingrich to GOP nomination
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
10 Questions for Haley Barbour
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Kevinliptak / CNN:
TRENDING: 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 …
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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