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4:35 PM ET, December 3, 2011

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The Caucus:
Herman Cain Suspends His Presidential Campaign  —  Former presidential candidate Herman Cain and his wife Gloria arrived at a campaign event in Atlanta.  —  ATLANTA — An unapologetic and defiant Herman Cain suspended his presidential campaign on Saturday, pledging that he “would not go away …
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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 …
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.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Moral of the Herman Cain Story  —  So Herman Cain is out; no surprise there.  There is, I think, a moral to be drawn from his demise.  Cain was a hit with Republican voters because of his relentless focus on the economy.  He didn't get personal in his attacks on the Obama administration …
CNN:
Cain suspends presidential bid  —  Atlanta (CNN) — Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain told supporters Saturday that he is suspending his presidential campaign, which has become hobbled in recent weeks by allegations of sexual harassment and an Atlanta woman's claim that they carried on a 13-year affair.
James Oliphant / Los Angeles Times:
Herman Cain drops out of presidential race
Kevinliptak / CNN:
BREAKING: Cain suspends presidential bid
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
The Right Scoop:   Full Speech: Herman Cain drops out of the race for president
Peter Schroeder / Ballot Box:
Cain suspends campaign, vows to work from outside the race
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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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 …
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.
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 …
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
One month before Iowa, GOP field wide open
Discussion: CNN
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
Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
LAPD undercover cops infiltrated Occupy camp before raid, source says  —  The Los Angeles Police Department's effort to evict Occupy L.A. protesters from their camp at City Hall included using Occupy undercover officers in the weeks leading up to Wednesday's raid, a police source said.
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Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
Some Occupy L.A. arrestees feel traumatized, might seek therapy
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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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Perry Chiaramonte / Fox News:
Occupy Richmond to Tea Party: We're on Your Side Against City Hall
Discussion: MyFox Atlanta and Verum Serum
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
Ynetnews:
‘Jew-hate stems from conflict’  —  US ambassador in Belgium provides controversial explanation for Muslim anti-Semitism  —  BRUSSELS - Growing global anti-Semitism is linked to Israel's policy towards the Palestinians, the American ambassador to Belgium told stunned Jewish conference attendants in Brussels earlier this week.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Wizbang
 
 
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