09 Nov 2011

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Obama urges black supporters to stay unified (AP)

AP - President Barack Obama says his African-American supporters must be unified and persistent in order to help their community get through tough economic times.

09 Nov 2011 5:20pm GMT

Obama ‘can’t wait’ for 8 minutes worth of spending cuts (Daily Caller)

Daily Caller - President Barack Obama today said he "can't wait" for Congress to cut travel spending by federal employees, so he's ordering a 20 percent cut by himself.

09 Nov 2011 4:55pm GMT

Mel Hancock Founded Tea Party-Style Politics in Missouri (ContributorNetwork)

ContributorNetwork - Former U.S. Rep. Mel Hancock of Missouri has died. The Springfield News-Leader reports he lived in Springfield, Mo., and was 82 years old when he died in his sleep Monday. The most famous thing he is noted for was passage of the so-called "Hancock Amendment" that limits the amount of taxation Missouri can take from its citizens without a vote of the people.

09 Nov 2011 4:50pm GMT

Herman Cain campaign admits Mark Block was wrong to link accuser to Politico reporter (Daily Caller)

Daily Caller - Herman Cain's presidential campaign is admitting that campaign manager Mark Block had his facts wrong when he said on Fox News that one of the women who has accused Cain of sexual harassment is the mother of a reporter at Politico, the news outlet that first published the allegations ten days ago.

09 Nov 2011 4:37pm GMT

Cain's challenge: voters dismiss non-politicians (AP)

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the media Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Cain said Tuesday that he would not drop his bid for the Republicans’ presidential nomination in the face of decade-old allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. (AP Photo/Matt York)AP - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says his campaign problems stem from a political machine that's working relentlessly "to keep a businessman out of the White House."

09 Nov 2011 4:22pm GMT

Norquist threatens GOP over balanced budget (Politico)

Politico - His anti-tax group is pushing for an amendment that requires a super-majority for taxes and caps.

09 Nov 2011 4:17pm GMT

AP Exclusive: Accuser filed complaint in next job (AP)

FILE - This December 1999 image from video shows then-Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesperson Karen Kraushaar at a news conference in Miami regarding Elian Gonzalez. The Associated Press has chosen to publish Kraushaar's name, after independently confirming she was one of the accusers who filed sexual harassment complaints against Herman Cain when she and Cain worked at a restaurant trade group. (AP Photo/APTN)AP - A woman who settled a sexual harassment complaint against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain in 1999 complained three years later at her next job about unfair treatment, saying she should be allowed to work from home after a serious car accident and accusing a manager of circulating a sexually charged email, The Associated Press has learned.

09 Nov 2011 3:58pm GMT

Republicans to debate in jobs-starved Michigan (AP)

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the media Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Cain said Tuesday that he would not drop his bid for the Republicans’ presidential nomination in the face of decade-old allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. (AP Photo/Matt York)AP - Rampant foreclosures, high unemployment and a volatile auto industry create a grim backdrop as the Republican presidential candidates debate in a state hit hard by the 2009 recession and longer-term changes in the American economy.

09 Nov 2011 3:23pm GMT

UK's Cameron backs Home Secretary Theresa May (AP)

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May arrives for a cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. The Home Secretary will face questions after she admitted on Monday that she had authorised officials to relax security procedures on some European travellers coming into the country.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)AP - Prime Minister David Cameron offered fresh support Wednesday to an embattled government minister who is embroiled in a scandal over a summer relaxation of border controls.

09 Nov 2011 1:34pm GMT

Shrink the wealth gap, poll says (Politico)

Politico - Most people surveyed say they think the divide is "larger than it's been historically."

09 Nov 2011 12:17pm GMT

Incumbent parties hang on in Kentucky, Mississippi (AP)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks about Issue 2 and election results at a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. In a political blow to Kasich, voters handily rejected the state's new law, which would have limited the bargaining abilities of 350,000 unionized public workers. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)AP - For all the frustration surrounding the economy, voters refused to throw incumbent parties out of governors' and most big-city mayors' offices, and they turned back an Ohio law that aimed to ease grinding budget problems by restricting the union rights of public employees.

09 Nov 2011 12:03pm GMT

Tuesday's 'surprising' elections: 3 lessons (The Week)

The Week - Millions of Americans cast ballots this week. What do their votes tell us about the fate of politicians in 2012?

09 Nov 2011 11:31am GMT

Beshear re-elected Ky. governor over 2 challengers (AP)

AP - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has been re-elected, becoming the second Democrat to win a U.S. gubernatorial race this year amid lingering economic uncertainty that's already proving worrisome to President Barack Obama's 2012 effort.

09 Nov 2011 12:41am GMT

Cain accuser's past includes financial troubles (AP)

Sharon Bialek, a Chicago-area woman, waits to address a news conference at the Friars Club, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, in New York. Bialek accused Republican presidential contender Herman Cain of making an unwanted sexual advance against her in 1997. She says she wants to provide 'a face and a voice' to support other accusers who have so far remained anonymous. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)AP - Her motives and personal history under scrutiny, the woman who publicly has accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of groping her inside a parked car in July 1997 says she came forward out of duty.

09 Nov 2011 12:08am GMT

08 Nov 2011

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Bachmann calls on Obama to apologize to Israel (AP)

AP - Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann called on President Barack Obama Tuesday to apologize to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an unflattering exchange caught on an open microphone at a summit in France last week.

08 Nov 2011 11:26pm GMT

Cain says willing to take lie detector test (AP)

AP - Herman Cain says he'd be willing to take a lie detector test to prove he's being truthful when he says he has never behaved inappropriately with anyone.

08 Nov 2011 11:15pm GMT