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Cain seeks advantage in media attention

Cain seeks advantage in media attention | United States Politics | Scoop.it

NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Cain has decried the media firestorm surrounding claims
he sexually harassed former employees. But the Republican presidential hopeful has
also eagerly milked the limelight, even as he casts himself the victim of a
journalistic smear.

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Herman Cain caught on camera joking about Anita Hill

Herman Cain is defending himself from sexual harassment allegations, but that didn't stop him from joking about Anita Hill, the college professor who made similar allegations against Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court nomination hearings 20...
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Displeased with Perry, some former NH supporters go 'shopping'

Displeased with Perry, some former NH supporters go 'shopping' | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Hudson, N.H. -- Presidential candidate Rick Perry's gaffe during Wednesday's CNBC debate sent at least a few of his New Hampshire supporters running in the opposite direction.

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Romney sees GOP field narrowing to three

Romney sees GOP field narrowing to three | United States Politics | Scoop.it

MAULDIN, S.C. -- After a hearty lunch and a roundtable with veterans at a barbeque joint in upstate South Carolina this afternoon, Mitt Romney postulated that the current buffet of GOP candidates would be whittled to just three by February.

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Recalls in Arizona and Michigan cap a 2011 recall spree led by Wisconsin

Recalls in Arizona and Michigan cap a 2011 recall spree led by Wisconsin | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Recall fever rages on. Two state lawmakers were sent packing in Arizona and Michigan Tuesday, capping a year like no other in the history of this rarely-used election device.
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Economists see diminishing chance of recession

Economists see diminishing chance of recession | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Economists are getting increasingly optimistic about our chances of avoiding a double-dip recession. A Wall Street Journal survey of 52 economists put the chances of falling back into a recession in the next year at one in four.
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How significant are budget cuts? It depends on the yardstick

How significant are budget cuts? It depends on the yardstick | United States Politics | Scoop.it

It’s hard to cut the budget deficit, but measuring those cuts isn’t exactly easy either.
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Man Arrested for Breaking EMT's Leg at Occupy Wall Street

Man Arrested for Breaking EMT's Leg at Occupy Wall Street | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a paramedic and breaking his leg at the Occupy Wall Street site Wednesday night.
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The Republicans target American workers

The Republicans target American workers | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Republicans in Congress are targeting workers’ pay and rights, thinking that will fix our economy, writes Rex Nutting.
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White House agrees to turn over some Solyndra documents

White House agrees to turn over some Solyndra documents | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The White House agrees to turn over some Solyndra documents sought by a congressional subpoena.
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Survey finds school districts have taken hits; Walker touts reforms

Survey finds school districts have taken hits; Walker touts reforms | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A survey found that many school districts in the state have incurred staff reductions and larger classes because of cuts to state aid.
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Milwaukee County union says 1,200 workers qualify for early retirement

About 1,200 members of Milwaukee County's largest union should be declared eligible for the county's "Rule of 75" early retirement option, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
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Jobless claims fall, September trade gap narrows

Jobless claims fall, September trade gap narrows | United States Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to their lowest since early April and the trade deficit unexpectedly shrank in September, pointing to a slight improvement in the economy.
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Romneys political shifts stir criticism

Romneys political shifts stir criticism | United States Politics | Scoop.it

BOSTON (AP) — When he was running for Massachusetts governor in 2002, Mitt Romney's campaign courted voters at a Boston Gay Pride weekend by handing out fliers proclaiming "All citizens deserve equal rights, regardless of sexual preference."

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Gingrich surges into second, but will it last?

Gingrich surges into second, but will it last? | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's stock appears to have risen with Republican primary voters, judging by two national polls released Friday.
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Cain: 'I have absolutely no regrets'

Cain: 'I have absolutely no regrets' | United States Politics | Scoop.it

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Coming off what he described as a good night at the ninth Republican presidential debate, Herman Cain used his -- so far -- unwavering base support to show Michigan voters that his campaign has moved past the sexual harassment allegations that have plagued his candidacy for almost two weeks.

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Lawmakers OK changes that could drop 65,000 from Medicaid

Lawmakers OK changes that could drop 65,000 from Medicaid | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The Legislature's nonpartisan budget office projects 65,000 people - nearly half of them children - would leave or be turned away from the state's health programs for the poor, under a proposal passed by lawmakers Thursday.
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America & Abortion: Will Controversy Ever Die?

America & Abortion: Will Controversy Ever Die? | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The failure of Mississippi voters to pass a law declaring fertilized eggs full persons has been heralded as both a victory for abortion rights and an inspiration for anti-abortion activists to fight harder.
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'Think twice,' defamation lawyer hired by Cain warns

'Think twice,' defamation lawyer hired by Cain warns | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A high-profile defamation lawyer retained by Herman Cain said he was not hired to scare, intimidate or threaten anyone from making statements, but to monitor accusations and respond accordingly.
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Protesters Coming Down With the Zuccotti Lung

Protesters Coming Down With the Zuccotti Lung | United States Politics | Scoop.it
With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park, it may not be long before campers catch the Zuccotti lung.
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Even Herman Cain’s Jokes Face Extra Scrutiny Now

Even Herman Cain’s Jokes Face Extra Scrutiny Now | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Facing sexual harassment allegations, the Republican candidate was forced to calibrate his campaign behavior toward women in an atmosphere newly colored by the accusations.
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Senate panel passes repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to repeal the federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. (RT @cnnbrk: U.S.
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Walker foes energized by Ohio's repeal of union law

Walker foes energized by Ohio's repeal of union law | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker's union bargaining law are celebrating Ohio voters' decisive repeal of a similar law in their state, with Wisconsin activists saying it could boost their efforts to recall the Republican governor.
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Obama's Secret Weapon

Obama's Secret Weapon | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Michael Tomasky explains why the GOP may ensure Obama’s reelection despite the lackluster economy.
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Why the GOP Should Panic

Why the GOP Should Panic | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The GOP’s 2012 field is dominated by frivolous flops. Matt Latimer on why it’s not too late for a newcomer.
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