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10:00 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 Saturday.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)  —  Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich has carved out a clear lead …
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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 …
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.
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
Kevinliptak / CNN:
Romney campaign flexes muscle in New Hampshire
Discussion: The Politico
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) …
Susan Saulny / New York Times:
Herman Cain Suspends His Campaign
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
The Right Scoop:
Full Speech: Herman Cain drops out of the race for president
Discussion: The Caucus
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 …
Washington Post:
ProPublica review of pardons in past decade shows process heavily favored whites  —  White criminals seeking presidential pardons over the past decade have been nearly four times as likely to succeed as minorities, a ProPublica examination has found.  —  Blacks have had the poorest chance …
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.
Associated Press:
Panetta Scolds Israel on Peace Talks  —  WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged Israel on Friday to “reach out and mend fences” with Turkey, Egypt and other security partners in the Middle East, saying he is troubled by the Jewish state's growing isolation in the volatile region.
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: TBogg
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Out of Africa and Into Iowa  —  NEWT GINGRICH'S mind is in love with itself.  —  It has persuaded itself that it is brilliant when it is merely promiscuous.  This is not a serious mind.  Gingrich is not, to put it mildly, a systematic thinker.  —  His mind is a jumble, an amateurish mess lacking impulse control.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Daily Kos
BBC:
‘Honour’ attack numbers revealed by UK police forces  —  Banaz Mahmod left her violent husband to be with her boyfriend, but was killed by relatives in 2006  —  UK police recorded at least 2,823 so-called honour attacks last year, figures from 39 out of 52 forces show.
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Daily Mail:
Alarming rise of Muslim ‘honour attacks’ in the UK as police reveal thousands were carried out last year
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
 
 
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Marc Lacey / New York Times:
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Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Obama: Congress 'shouldn't go home' until tax cut is extended
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Obama looks to channel Teddy Roosevelt in Kansas
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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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