Post Politics: November, 2011

Posted at 10:31 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Perry denies reports of staff shake-up

At a campaign stop in Derry, N.H., Texas Gov. Rick Perry denied reports of a staff shake-up among his campaign team that have pushed aside campaign manager Rob Johnson and chief strategist Dave Carney.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  10:31 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Herman Cain stays on message at speech, spokesman says ‘in it to win it’

After speech, Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon says GOP candidate is “in it to win it.”

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  07:33 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Romney lands his first blow on Gingrich, calling him ‘lifelong politician’

By Philip Rucker and Amy Gardner  |  07:10 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Herman Cain speaks in Michigan as campaign reassesses position

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:45 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Ginger White: Who is the woman who claims she had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain?

By Krissah Thompson and Sandhya Somashekhar  |  03:22 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Gingrich intensifies campaign in South Carolina

The former House speaker is investing heavily and hoping to win in the Palmetto state.

By Amy Gardner  |  02:23 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Rick Perry gets U.S. voting age wrong in New Hampshire

Perry asked that all of the college students in the crowd who will be 21 by Nov. 12 support his bid for the presidency. The U.S. voting age is, of course, 18 (Election Day is Nov. 6).

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  02:16 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 11/29/2011

President Obama vs. Mitt Romney: It’s on

No votes have been cast. No Republican nominee has been picked for the 2012 general election.

But make no mistake, it is on. That is, the one-on-one fight between Obama vs. Romney.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  11:38 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Mitt Romney camp namedrops Hillary Clinton

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Rick Perry nabs Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s endorsement in New Hampshire

The endorsement should help Perry solidify his credentials as tough on immigration, despite attacks from the right in the 2012 GOP field.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Romney to Dems: ‘Bring it on’

Asked in Florida about the DNC’s latest attack ad, Mitt Romney said they were “afraid” of facing him in the general election

By Philip Rucker  |  09:33 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Republicans and the black vote (live chat)

What Herman Cain has done for the cause of black conservatism

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Romney snags backing of Florida Latino lawmakers

Endorsements from a trio of powerful Cuban-American politicians could help Romney solidify his support in the state.

By Philip Rucker  |  12:10 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Can Cain pull a Gingrich?

Cain has the type of headlines that would have long driven most candidates from the race.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:06 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Gingrich promises to secure border by 2014

The Republican candidate, in an effort to dampen allegations he’s soft on illegal immigration, laid out a series of proposals to increase staffing and complete a fence on the U.S.-Mexico border.

By Amy Gardner  |  09:18 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 11/28/2011

New Hampshire Union Leader piles on Mitt Romney

If there was any doubt who the New Hampshire Union Leader was referring to in favorably comparing Newt Gingrich against a candidate “who tells us what he thinks we want to hear,” then publisher Joseph W. McQuaid likely cleared up any doubt Monday.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:59 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Ad watch: DNC pits Romney against Romney

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  08:55 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Will Romney’s immigration stance become his Latino problem?

The issue has emerged as one of the few where Romney has tried to credibly claim to be the most conservative candidate .

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  08:50 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 11/27/2011

New Hampshire Union Leader endorses Newt Gingrich. Will it help him?

History suggests that while the initial announcement may grab a lot of headlines, the paper doesn’t have a great record for picking winners.

By Matt DeLong  |  02:39 PM ET, 11/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Romney touts his own electability

 Mitt Romney usually leaves it to his campaign aides and surrogates to make the electability argument, but on Wednesday he made his case in his most direct way yet.

By Philip Rucker  |  06:05 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Romney: Gingrich’s immigration proposals are amnesty for illegal immigrants

Asked whether he considered Gingrich’s immigration position to be “amnesty,” Romney said he did.

By Philip Rucker  |  01:43 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Mitt Romney wins Sen. Thune endorsement

DES MOINES --Sen. John Thune’s endorsement could help GOP hopeful Mitt Romney in Iowa.

By Philip Rucker  |  08:14 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Have the debates jumped the shark?

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Trump still might run. Or maybe just sell some books.

“Anything is possible, we are certainly at the present moment, keeping all options open,” said Michael Cohen, a Trump aide. “If he is not happy with who the GOP nominates, he might mount an independent run.”

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  07:44 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Obama appears on black radio to sell jobs package

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Michele Bachmann brings the funny on Jimmy Fallon

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters move to the campaign trail

Ron Paul, who has been sympathetic to protesters, played it cool.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:13 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Iowa conservative group Family Leader won’t endorse Cain, Paul or Romney

Key Iowa conservative group says it has narrowed its choices to four contenders.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  11:43 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Gingrich assembles foreign policy team in time for Republican debate

According to the Gingich campaign, the team will be led by Herman Pirchner, the founder and president of the American Foreign Policy Council,

By Amy Gardner  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Cain courts Iowans, touts his race in new mailer

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Republican debate: Five questions

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Romney’s first TV ad draws flak from Obama campaign for misleading use of president’s words (video)

The Romney ad splices in a portion of Obama’s speech in which he is seen mocking a quote made by an aide to Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the 2008 GOP presidential nominee.

By Philip Rucker  |  11:10 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Gen. Wes Clark set to pound Romney on foreign policy

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Gingrich calls child labor laws ‘truly stupid’

The GOP presidential hopeful called child labor laws, “truly stupid”, saying that he would propose extraordinarily radical changes that would transform the culture of poverty.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:45 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden booed at NASCAR race

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were booed by NASCAR fans at a Miami racetrack on Saturday.

By Beth Marlowe and Krissah Thompson  |  12:13 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Gingrich to Occupy protesters: ‘Take a bath’

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:05 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Mitt Romney: Raw and Unleashed (SNL)

Romney skillfully spoofed by Jason Sudeikis; Huntsman represents himself.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Ron Paul: Flawed U.S. policy contributed to 9/11 attacks

Tuesday’s debate could give Paul, who is climbing in the polls, a chance to air his controversial views on 9/11.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011

The week ahead in Election 2012

It’s a short week, but a big week. Here’s what to watch.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2011

Romney: ‘Confidentiality of strategy’ is key

Romney dodges questions about his campaign strategy, adopting what he characterizes as one of the virtues of the business world.

By Philip Rucker  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 11/18/2011

November on the campaign trail with #2012Unfiltered

By Natalie Jennings  |  06:12 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Cain event more subdued under new security detail

Herman Cain's Secret Service security detail made its public debut in Florida during campaign events on Friday.

By Amy Gardner  |  05:25 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Newt Gingrich: Only worked one hour a month giving advice to Freddie Mac

In an interview late Thursday on Fox News, Gingrich said that he only worked about an hour a month giving advice to Freddie Mac.

By Dan Eggen  |  03:53 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Romney skeptical on chance of supercommittee deal

By Philip Rucker  |  03:49 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Herman Cain appears on David Letterman (video)

Herman Cain, currently the most entertaining of the GOP presidential hopefuls, is a guest tonight on the Late Show with David Letterman.

By Beth Marlowe  |  01:53 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Herman Cain chokes up thinking about wife at his inauguration

By Beth Marlowe  |  10:35 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:54 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Cain receives Secret Service protection

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain began receiving protection from the U.S. Secret Service Thursday, his campaign said.

By Ed O'Keefe and Amy Gardner  |  07:54 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Cain’s no-show at meeting causes a stir in N.H.

The presidential candidate never made it to a question-and-answer session at the GOP-friendly Union Leader newspaper.

By Brady Dennis  |  05:23 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Cain campaigns among Miami’s Cuban Americans

Herman Cain was swarmed by supporters and media as soon as he stepped out of his tour bus in the Little Havana area of Miami.

By Amy Gardner  |  02:47 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Palin to Cain on sexual harassment allegations: ‘Be candid’ (video)

“If they are true, if he disrespects women, then we are gonna cross him off the list,” Palin said about Cain on Fox News Tuesday night.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  11:37 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Ron Paul bashes Fed and supercommittee

In his Wednesday speech, Paul said that the Occupy Wall Street protesters have a legitimate complaint against the government bailout of the big banks in fall 2008.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  10:26 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/16/2011

White House responds to removal of Occupy protesters in New York

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Ron Paul : Can he pull off an upset in Iowa?

The latest Bloomberg News Iowa poll suggests that this might be Paul’s moment, at least in Iowa.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Herman Cain bodyguard gets physical with reporter

The incident offers a window into the campaign’s dealings with the press at a pivotal point in the embattled campaign.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:29 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Romney continues to ignore rivals and draw sharp Obama contrast

The GOP presidential candidate on Tuesday continued his strategy of ignoring his rivals for the nomination.

By Philip Rucker  |  01:06 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Herman Cain on where he gets his info: ‘I read newspaper publications’

“What do I read on a daily basis?” Cain said. “Obviously I read newspaper publications. We read some of the stuff on the Web…”

By Aaron Blake  |  12:42 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Perry outlines plan to uproot and overhaul D.C.

The Texas governor unveiled Tuesday morning a plan to massively overhaul Washington ways.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  11:38 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Gloria Cain’s complete interview (video)

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:25 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Romney campaign: Obama has ‘Mitt-obsession’

Romney aides try to elevate their candidate above pack, saying White House is “obsessed” with him.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Bialek’s ex-boyfriend, Victor Zuckerman, speaks about Herman Cain

“I can confirm that when she returned, she was upset, she said that something had happened and the Mr. Cain had touched her in an inappropriate manner,” Victor Zuckerman said.

By Nia-Malika Henderson and Krissah Thompson  |  02:54 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Victor Zuckerman gives press conference with Gloria Allred on Herman Cain

By Natalie Jennings  |  02:13 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Eating pizza with Herman Cain (skip the veggies)

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:04 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Sharon Bialek’s ex-boyfriend to speak at Monday Gloria Allred presser

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  11:24 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Chelsea Clinton heads to NBC

Chelsea Clinton routinely ducked questions from reporters as she campaigned for her mother, but now, she’ll be the one asking the questions.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  10:11 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Will Gloria Cain matter?

Interview to air Monday night adds another layer to a two-week narrative that has defined Cain’s campaign.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Gloria Cain speaks out about sexual harassment allegations

“I’m thinking he would have to have a split personality to do the things that were said,” the GOP candidate’s wife said.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:08 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 11/13/2011

‘SNL’ lampoons Rick Perry’s ‘oops’ moment

“Saturday Night Live” devoted its opening sketch last night to Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s now-famous “oops” gaffe.

By Matt DeLong  |  11:43 AM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Rick Perry scoops up ad time on Fox cable network

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  05:26 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Veterans Day has GOP presidential field on the stump

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  02:51 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Newt Gingrich’s Secret Weapon: Two Debate Coaches

By Karen Tumulty  |  02:46 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Mitt Romney, meet Mutt | #2012Unfiltered

By Amanda Zamora  |  02:36 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Eleven excruciating political moments of 2011 (so far)

In honor of “Spinal Tap” and 11/11/11, we’re pushing the volume up today and showcasing the most excruciating political moments of the year (so far). Includes Rick Perry and his big ‘oops,’ as well as Sarah Palin’s midnight ride. And don’t forget about Bachmann and John Wayne Gacy.

By Karen Tumulty  |  01:25 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Jon Stewart invokes “mercy rule,” declares Romney the winner (video)

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Cain, Romney, Gingrich in three-way tie, according to CBS poll

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:22 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Cain jokes about Anita Hill

Asked if he heard the latest news on Hill, who is out with a new book on race and gender, Cain at first doubled over in laughter, and then asked: “Is she going to endorse me?”

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:32 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Will Perry’s self-mockery help him?

Late Show appearance and other attempts to laugh off the gaffe may not address the core and very obvious problem: Perry struggles in debates.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Cain accuser goes silent

By James V. Grimaldi  |  09:15 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Rick Perry makes light of gaffe, vows not to quit

Embattled GOP hopeful vows not to quit, saying, ‘One error is  not going to make or break a campaign.’

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  05:09 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Herman Cain’s truth Web site touts him taking a lie detector test, sort of...

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:55 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Mitt Romney really loves lakes

Speaking in his birth state of Michigan, the GOP presidential contender left little question about what kind of water he prefers.

By Philip Rucker  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Herman Cain in Michigan on Obama: ‘Beat him with a Cain!’

Cain was upbeat as he addressed an enthusiastic overflow tea party crowd, as he tried to move beyond sexual harassment allegations.

By Philip Rucker  |  12:31 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Rick Perry to appear on David Letterman tonight, as he tries to explain debate memory lapse

The Texas governor will try to explain his cringeworthy debate moment, part of his effort to change a damaging narrative.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:11 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Will Perry’s gaffe doom his campaign?

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Herman Cain quickly addresses harassment allegations on Republican debate stage

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  09:11 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Wasserman Schultz: Cain should ‘come clean’ about sexual harassment allegations

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Cain must “go beyond just his flat denials” of sexual harassment allegations.

By Philip Rucker  |  05:29 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/09/2011

CNBC Republican Debate: Where and when to watch

What you need to know.

By Natalie Jennings  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/09/2011

RNC’s take on election night. . .it wasn’t so bad

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Rick Perry’s new ad highlights values (Video)

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  11:33 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Cain accusers Bialek, Kraushaar planning joint news conference

Women accusing Cain to appear before reporters together; one accuser acknowledges other workplace complaints.

By James V. Grimaldi  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Republican debate: Five key questions

The GOP field takes the stage tonight for a CNBC debate in the state of Michigan.

By Perry Bacon, Jr. and Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Herman Cain’s powerful attorney: L. Lin Wood

Wood has a high-profile celebrity roster that includes Richard Jewell, the parents of Jon Benet Ramsey and Kobe Bryant’s accuser.

By Rachel Van Dongen  |  09:22 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Karen Kraushaar wants to appear with other women with allegations against Herman Cain

Now that her name has been revealed, Kraushaar wants to hold a news conference with all the women making similar allegations against Herman Cain.

By James V. Grimaldi  |  05:10 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Herman Cain holds news conference on sexual harassment accusations (Live video, tweets)

Herman Cain will hold a news conference Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET in Arizona to address sexual harassment allegations against him, including those made publicly by Sharon Bialek on Monday

By Natalie Jennings  |  04:29 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Mitt Romney: Farm casual dresser, ‘Modern Family’ fan

Mitt Romney has been providing more personal details recently, from which we learn his television ‘guilty pleasure’ and his favorite actor.

By Philip Rucker  |  03:55 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Romney attacked by Dems on his opposition to auto industry bailout

As Mitt Romney heads to Michigan, Democrats launch a coordinated assault on him over his opposition to the auto industry bailout.

By Philip Rucker  |  03:50 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Mitt Romney calls charges against Cain ‘disturbing’ and ‘serious’

Cain’s rivals in the GOP field have thus far remained mostly silent on the sexual harassement allegations surrounding him

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  02:17 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Herman Cain press conference: How should he respond to the allegations?

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:34 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Gloria Cain: Invisible woman in the midst of scandal

In the wake of sexual harassment allegations agiant her husband, Gloria Cain has stayed out of the limelight, yet remained very much part of the story.

By Nia-Malika Henderson and Laura Vozzella  |  12:19 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Cain accuser says she’s not after money

“I was not paid to come forward, nor was I promised any employment.”

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  11:33 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Cain campaign questions motives of Bialek, Allred

Statement accuses Sharon Bialek of making “false accusations” at the behest of Cain’s political opponents.

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  10:43 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Gov. Chris Christie hits the trail for Romney in N.H.

New Jersey governor to campaign in New Hampshire Wednesday before watching debate with Romney supporters.

By Philip Rucker  |  08:26 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Cain accuser says she came forward on her own

Sharon Bialek tells ABC no one paid her or offered her a job to encourage her allegations against Herman Cain.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Herman Cain releases bland new campaign ad

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:50 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Gloria Allred: The woman behind the women accusing famous men

Allred, who calls herself the “most famous woman attorney practicing law in the nation today,” has represented a motley crew of women who have brought claims against wealthy, famous, and high-powered men.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:07 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Election 2012: What’s the view from your city?

As part of our “Views from Washington” project, we want to hear from readers about the issues facing voters in their city and what the presidential candidates should be doing to win support.

By Natalie Jennings and Ryan Kellett  |  03:56 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Romney predicts: ‘Mitt Is It’ a year from now

Returning to Iowa for a campaign swing on Monday, the Republican presidential candidate tried to foresee the future.

By Philip Rucker  |  03:28 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Sharon Bialek’s Herman Cain harassment accusations: Will they affect his campaign? (User poll)

Will the new, public accusations affect the resilience Cain has demonstrated?

By Natalie Jennings  |  02:50 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Herman Cain harassment accuser holds news conference with attorney Gloria Allred (Live video, tweets)

A client of attorney Gloria Allred will become the first woman to publicly accuse Herman Cain of sexual harassment Monday in a 1:30 p.m. ET press conference

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:05 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Five questions for the week in politics

What to look for on the campaign trail

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 11/06/2011

‘SNL’ takes on Rick Perry’s viral speech

SNL’s Bill Hader appeared as Rick Perry on “Weekend Update” and offered his take on the candidate’s New Hampshire speech.

By Matt DeLong  |  01:05 PM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 11/05/2011

Herman Cain, asked about harassment charges: ‘Don’t even go there’

Herman Cain cut off a reporter who tries to ask about sexual harassment allegations after his debate with Newt Gingrich on Saturday.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:35 PM ET, 11/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Herman Cain, Mitt Romney speak at Americans for Prosperity “Defending the American Dream Summit” (Live tweets)

Romney’s speech is slated for 1 p.m. ET and Cain’s is at 1:30 p.m.

By Natalie Jennings  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Mitt Romney’s airport prep | #2012Unfiltered

We caught Mitt Romney today making last minute preparations at Boston’s Logan Airport for his afternoon speech.

By Natalie Jennings  |  11:10 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/04/2011

DNC highlights Romney’s support of ‘personhood’ bill

The Democratic National Committee is hitting Mitt Romney over his support of life at conception legislation, which is on the ballot in Mississippi, and could crop up on ballots across the country.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Romney to speak on the economy. Will anyone care?

On Friday he will join Herman Cain at an event where he will talk about his approach to the economy.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Romney says he’s been consistent

The former Massachusetts governor, questioned by members of a New Hampshire newspaper editorial board, accused political opponents of distorting his words to make him appear as though he had been inconsistent.

By Peter Wallsten  |  06:39 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Cain camp considering legal action against Politico

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:27 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Perry aide denies being source of Herman Cain harassment leak

By Rachel Van Dongen  |  05:30 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Cain camp lays off Perry claims

Here is what the Cain campaign has done over the last five days: they have made claims that are either untrue, or unsupported by evidence, and then they have reversed themselves.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:38 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Report: Cain accuser got $45,000

POLITICO reports that one of the women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment received a payout of about $45,000.

By Nia-Malika Henderson and James V. Grimaldi  |  03:45 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Perry YouTube video: New Hampshire Republicans say it’s not fair to governor

An edited 8-minute reel of the more animated high points from Rick Perry’s New Hampshire speech last Friday has gone viral on YouTube.

By Philip Rucker  |  03:26 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Jenny Sanford: Did she defend Herman Cain?

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  03:02 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Herman Cain tells Ginni Thomas he is ‘guilty until proven innocent’ (Video)

By Beth Marlowe  |  10:50 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Herman Cain’s spending at National Restaurant Association drew scrutiny from board

By Beth Marlowe  |  09:57 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Cain sets off circular GOP firing squad

In labeling Rick Perry as the source of the allegations — claims that Perry’s camp has said are baseless — Cain has found a bad guy.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Iowa conservative talk radio host says Cain made ‘awkward’ comments to staff

Claim by Steve Deace adds to allegations against the Republican presidential candidate.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  12:49 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Lawyer for Cain accuser seeks a waiver from confidentiality agreement to tell her story

The National Restaurant Association released a statement Wednesday saying that it had been contacted by a lawyer for one of Herman Cain’s accusers.

By James V. Grimaldi, Nia-Malika Henderson and Felicia Sonmez  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Liberals are racially-motivated in Cain sexual harassment case, conservatives say

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 11/02/2011

New Hampshire sets primary date

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  11:33 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Obama allies launch ‘Mitt Romney’s America’ attack campaign

President Obama’s political allies launched a tough new campaign Wednesday against Mitt Romney, previewing a harsh line of attack the Democrats may drive should he become the Republican presidential nominee.

By Philip Rucker  |  06:15 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Herman Cain’s ‘Clintonian’ ways

His strategy of rolling disclosures has found him parsing the definition of a settlement, claiming a faulty memory on key facts, then remembering more clearly, and finally wishing for a do-over, admitting that mistakes were made in initial interviews.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Herman Cain harassment report captivates Twitter | @MentionMachine

Social analytics site Topsy tracked 36,462 mentions of Cain on Twitter on Sunday, the day the original Politico story was published.

By Natalie Jennings  |  07:05 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  @MentionMachine

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Election Day is not one year away from today, folks!

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:26 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Herman Cain says sexual harassment claims are smear, fundraising boon

The 2012 GOP candidate said that his campaign “online [Monday] we had one of our highest fundraising days in the campaign,” he said. “I believe it has backfired on those that are trying to put a cloud over my campaign.”

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:52 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Occupy movement plans Iowa Caucus protests

On Monday, the Occupy movement’s Iowa arm Monday announced plans to bring its protests to the 2012 campaign trail ahead of the state’s Jan. 3 caucuses.

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Bachmann’s former campaign manager says Republican is ‘out of money and ideas’

“There’s no substance. She says, ‘I’m going to repeal Obamacare.’ But she’s been saying that from Day 1,” Ed Rollins said.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:51 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Republican candidates bash Obama, call for lower taxes

The Republican candidates broke little ground in a forum on the economy, repeating familiar attacks on President Obama and calling for reduced taxes and regulation.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  12:34 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011

In Iowa, activists, supporters skeptical of allegations against Cain

Cain backers largely dismiss sexual harassment allegations, while party activists take wait and see attitude.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Gloria Cain to give ‘exclusive’ interview, Herman Cain says

In wake of sexual harassment allegations, Herman Cain says his wife of 43 years will give her first TV interview of the campaign.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Herman Cain now says he knew of cash settlement with one woman who accused him of sexual harassment

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  05:00 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Limbaugh on Cain story: ‘Hit job’ journalism that was racially-motivated

“It really is about blacks and Hispanics getting too uppity. That’s what this is,” he said. “You don’t achieve in American politics as a Republican.....you try it and we’re going to destroy you,” Limbaugh said.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:38 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Herman Cain sings at National Press Club luncheon

Then deep-voiced Cain indulged the crowd at the National Press Club with a rendition of the hymn, “He Looked Beyond My Fault.”

By Natalie Jennings  |  03:11 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Herman Cain on race: ‘This many white people can’t pretend that they like me’

The GOP presidential candidate takes on the issues of race and racism, accusing the Obama administration of dividing the country.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  02:25 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Cain: Sexual harassment allegations are false, a ‘witch hunt’

Herman Cain, in a speech at the National Press Club, again denied that he had ever sexually harassed anyone.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:42 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Herman Cain speaks at National Press Club after sexual harassment allegations surface (Live video, tweets)

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will speak at the National Press Club luncheon Monday at 1 p.m. ET, less than two hours after he acknowledged in a Fox News interview that he had been accused of sexual harassment in the 1990s.

By Natalie Jennings  |  12:36 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Newt Gingrich not first to attack media: Reagan, Hart among many others to use strategy

Ronald Reagan and Gary Hart were among many others who learned the effectiveness of challenging the the press during a presidential campaign.

By Karen Tumulty  |  12:08 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Cain: ‘I have never sexually harassed anyone’

The GOP presidential candidate says allegations by two women are “totally baseless.”

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:04 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Herman Cain has never harassed anyone, campaign aide says

Mark Block, Herman Cain’s campaign manager, on Monday flatly denied allegations that Cain sexually harassed at least two women.

By Nia-Malika Henderson and Sandhya Somashekhar  |  10:16 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Herman Cain discusses 9-9-9 at American Enterprise Institute (Live VIDEO)

By Natalie Jennings  |  09:31 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/31/2011

New Perry ad: ‘I’m a doer, not a talker’

Campaign fights accusation that Perry is not articulate, and tries to show candidate’s softer side.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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