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1:25 AM ET, December 4, 2011

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Jennifer Jacobs / Iowa Caucuses:
Iowa Poll: Newt Gingrich leads three-candidate race in Iowa  —  Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appears at a news conference before a tea party rally in New York today.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)  —  Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich has carved out a clear lead …
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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 …
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.
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 …
Emily Schultheis / The Politico:
GOP hopefuls keep it friendly at Huckabee forum  —  The presidential race began Saturday with Herman Cain's dramatic, theatrical exit from the contest, but it ended with a substantive and subdued discussion of constitutional issues at Mike Huckabee's presidential forum.
Discussion: 2012 Election Central
Andrew Malcolm / Investor's Business Daily:
Is Ron Paul about to win Iowa?  He surges past Romney into 2d behind Gingrich  —  Elderly, iconoclastic Rep. Ron Paul, the longtime champion of meaningless straw polls, is now doing it where it counts in the ongoing struggle for the Republican presidential nomination.
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Romney campaign flexes muscle in New Hampshire
Discussion: The Politico
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
One month before Iowa, GOP field wide open
Discussion: The Politico, The Other McCain and CNN
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 …
Discussion: Erick's blog
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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
What Herman Cain meant  —  In a campaign chock full of unbelievable storylines, none was more remarkable than the rise of Herman Cain.  —  Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain bowed out of the 2012 presidential race on Saturday in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro) …
NationalJournal.com:
Cain Reaches Out to Rivals
Susan Saulny / New York Times:
Herman Cain Suspends His Campaign
Discussion: Rod Dreher, Truthdig and Wonkette
Dean Schabner Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
‘Plan B’: Herman Cain Says He's Suspending Campaign
James Oliphant / Los Angeles Times:
Herman Cain drops out of presidential race
Peter Schroeder / Ballot Box:
Cain suspends campaign, vows to work from outside the race
CNN:
Cain suspends presidential bid
Kevinliptak / CNN:
BREAKING: Cain suspends presidential bid
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Nicholas Hirshon / NY Daily News:
85-year-old woman may sue TSA after being strip searched at JFK Airport  —  ‘I really look like a terrorist,’ 110-pound Long Island grandmother says  —  Lenore Zimmerman, 85, shows injury she says came during strip search by security at JFK Airport.  —  An 85-year-old Long Island grandmother …
Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
Some Occupy L.A. arrestees feel traumatized, might seek therapy  —  Most of the roughly 300 Occupy L.A. protesters were released from jail by Friday evening, with some immediately speaking out on the police raid that cleared their camp.  —  One speaker suggested that some of those arrested might need therapy.
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Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
LAPD undercover cops infiltrated Occupy camp before raid, source says
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Decadent Left  —  IN the days when Tea Party activists were crowding town hall meetings and Glenn Beck's fans were thronging the Washington Mall, a kind of existential despair settled over the American left.  The country was mired in an economic crisis that most left-wingers believed …
Discussion: Corey Robin and TBogg
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Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
Occupy Richmond Stands Up For Local Tea Party Group
Discussion: Big Government and Reuters
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.
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.
 
 
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Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
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Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Erin Sherbert / The Snitch:
Occupy SF Protesters to Open People's Reserve Credit Union
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Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Obama looks to channel Teddy Roosevelt in Kansas
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Income Taxes for Wealthy May Increase in Albany Deal
Discussion: Gothamist and Hullabaloo
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Profiles in courage  —  National Journal's Josh Kraushaar …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Daily Mail:
Alarming rise of Muslim ‘honour attacks’ in the UK as police reveal thousands were carried out last year
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
Daily Mail:
THE HEFTY HOLIDAY BILL
J. Bradford DeLong / Brad DeLong:
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Discussion: Hullabaloo and Balloon Juice