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December 3, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Herman Cain, the insurgent populist whose candidacy has been ensnared by allegations of sexual impropriety, said Saturday that he is leaving the race for the Republican presidential nomination, saying that the allegations have cast a "cloud of doubt over me and this campaign. " "As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign," he said at an event in Atlanta. "I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt . . . on me, on my family, not because we are not fighters, not because I am not a fighter.
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February 15, 2013 | By Morgan Little
Fox News announced Friday that it has hired Herman Cain, the spirited former presidential candidate and ex-pizza CEO, as a contributor for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Cain joins former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown as the latest addition to the network, which has shuffled its supporting cast in the wake of last year's presidential election. Bill Shine, Fox News' executive vice president of programming, said in a statement that Cain “brings an important voice to the nation's debates,” framing him as a “political expert with business savvy.” Cain heralded his own hiring in the same statement.
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February 15, 2013 | By Morgan Little
Fox News announced Friday that it has hired Herman Cain, the spirited former presidential candidate and ex-pizza CEO, as a contributor for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Cain joins former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown as the latest addition to the network, which has shuffled its supporting cast in the wake of last year's presidential election. Bill Shine, Fox News' executive vice president of programming, said in a statement that Cain “brings an important voice to the nation's debates,” framing him as a “political expert with business savvy.” Cain heralded his own hiring in the same statement.
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January 10, 2013 | By Paul Thornton
As a kid, I was always disappointed at Halloween when a simple "trick or treat" was met by a well-meaning neighbor with a Bible tract in lieu of candy. Sure, I was raised in a churchgoing family, but Halloween was for indulging in sugar, not soul-saving, of all things. How I wish now that I had made good on those "trick" threats if I didn't get the treat I wanted. They were warned. This is what popped into my mind after reading at LAist about the impromptu concertos of the world's smallest violins being played at restaurants across California.
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September 24, 2011 | By Paul West
Reporting from Orlando, Fla. -- In a startling embarrassment for the Republican presidential front-runner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was tripped up by businessman Herman Cain in a straw ballot of Florida Republican activists Saturday that Perry himself had touted as an important measure of the field. The vote has no bearing on the choice of a 2012 nominee but, along with recent campaign events, is likely to increase the chances that the Republican presidential contest will tighten.  It comes on the heels of a performance by Perry in a Florida debate Thursday night that disappointed conservatives, including delegates who came to Orlando expecting to back the Texas governor.
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December 2, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Washington Bureau
As Herman Cain heads home for his first face-to-face meeting with wife Gloria since he was accused earlier this week of a 13-year extramarital affair, his campaign has launched “Women for Herman Cain,” an “online national fellowship of women dedicated to helping elect Herman Cain.” The new Web page, which appears to have been added to Cain's campaign website late last night, offers a forum for people to voice their support for the Republican...
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November 9, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Washington Bureau
After spending more than a week defending himself against mounting allegations of sexual harassment, you'd think Herman Cain might try not to appear condescending toward women. Or, that after announcing during a televised debate that "Princess Nancy" blocked Congress from taking up a Republican healthcare bill, his campaign might hope the comment would fade away. Nope, not the Herman Cain campaign. Moments after Cain uttered the comment, this popped up on the candidate's official Twitter page, THEHermanCain: "The answer to Health Care: HR3000, the bill killed by 'Princess Nancy' in committee.
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January 28, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich for president Saturday night in what was billed as a surprise appearance by the retired pizza chain executive. “I hereby officially and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich for president of the United States,” Cain said in a brief speech at the Palm Beach County GOP Party Lincoln Day Dinner in West Palm Beach, Fla. About a week ago, Cain addressed a gathering of Republicans in South Carolina and said he had held off from endorsing a candidate because he didn't want an endorsement to “split my support.” He said Saturday that the decision to back Gingrich had been in his heart for some time.
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October 30, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Washington Bureau
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is denying allegations that he had been accused of sexual harassment when he was head of the National Restaurant Assn. The allegations were revealed Sunday night in a report by Politico . Cain had refused to comment on the charges when approached by Politico earlier in the day. Cain campaign spokesman J.D. Gordon told the Associated Press late Sunday night that the campaign denied the report. “Inside-the-Beltway media have begun to launch unsubstantiated personal attacks on Cain,” Gordon said in a written statement to the Associated Press.
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October 13, 2011 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
Now leading the Republican presidential contenders in at least one national poll, Herman Cain said his strategy in the coming weeks is to raise his name identification and position himself as an alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In a speech to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, part of a daylong trip to the state, the former chief executive of Godfather's Pizza urged lawmakers who were not supporting Romney to choose him (and asked those who were supporting Romney "to reconsider")
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August 27, 2012 | By James Rainey
TAMPA, Fla. - Defeated Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain told a Tea Party Unity rally here Sunday night that the conservative movement they championed in the primary election season has lost none of its power and will be fully engaged in the fall campaign to defeat President Obama. Bachmann told the rally of about 1,200 tea party activists gathered at the River Church  that they had “already won” by forcing the Republican Party to adhere closely to the activists' goals of small government and reduced taxes.
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July 5, 2012 | By Dan Turner
Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, has such a dirty job that it's a wonder the Discovery Channel's Mike Rowe isn't following him around with a camera crew. Priebus, after all, has to serve as the apologist for Rep. Allen West of Florida, a "tea party" favorite who, with such unintentionally entertaining gaffe-sters as Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich out of the spotlight, is now the GOP's reigning clown prince of umbrage-generating outrageousness.
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June 13, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Fred Karger failed. There were 20 Republican presidential debates and not one featured the California political-strategist-turned-openly-gay-White-House-hopeful, although he came close - or at least should have - to qualifying for a session last summer, if only Fox News hadn't changed the rules. Or so he says. The Federal Election Commission, after reviewing Karger's complaint, disagreed and found no evidence of wrongdoing. Karger returned this week from a campaign swing through Utah to find the FEC response in a pile of mail at his home in the Hollywood Hills.
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June 4, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
Herman Cain is going back on the air. The pizza entrepreneur turned talk-show host turned presidential candidate turned unlikely tax policy advocate is turning back into a talk-show host. Cain is set to replace Neal Boortz on Atlanta's News/Talk WSB. Boortz announced Monday that after 20 years of hosting “The Neal Boortz Show," he's giving up the microphone in January. The libertarian-leaning host has more than 6 million weekly listeners, according to WSB, and is known as the "the high priest of the church of the painful truth.
NATIONAL
May 16, 2012 | By David Horsey
If it has accomplished nothing else, the tea party insurgency has made Republicans vastly more newsworthy than Democrats. While the party of the left plods along performing the boring old tasks of governing, the party of the right is engaged in high drama worthy of Shakespeare. The latest plot twist comes from Nebraska, where three conservatives have been vying to be the GOP's nominee for the U.S. Senate. The "establishment" candidate, state Atty. Gen. Jon Bruning is, by traditional measures, a conservative.
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May 15, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Upstart state Sen. Deb Fischer triumphed in Nebraska's bitterly contested Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday night, winning the right to face Democrat Bob Kerrey in November. The race had become a high-profile showdown among tea party leaders, who split their support among three candidates. The seat being vacated by Democrat Ben Nelson is considered the GOP's best opportunity for a Senate pickup this fall. Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin had endorsed Fischer last week, giving the little-known rancher from the Sandhills region a boost.
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October 12, 2011 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
The morning after Herman Cain took center stage during a debate at Dartmouth College, he got a chance to deliver his unfiltered message to members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. “You must be doing something right when you get arrows in your back,” Cain said on the House floor Wednesday, alluding to the criticism of his 9-9-9 economic plan. “This is the first time arrows have felt really, really good.” While Mitt Romney has a huge lead in New Hampshire preference polls, Cain said he believed he had a good chance of cutting into the former Massachusetts governor's support because voters would be drawn by his plan to throw out the current tax code and replace it with a 9% sales tax, a 9% income tax and a 9% tax on corporations.
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January 19, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Herman Cain seems to be having something of a Sarah Palin moment. The retired pizza chain executive, who enjoyed a brief but intense flash of political fame last fall when he shot into the lead as a Republican presidential candidate, thrust himself back into the spotlight Wednesday with an "unconventional" endorsement in the GOP primary race. "Here is my unconventional endorsement," he said in an appearance at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Charleston, S.C. "Not a candidate seeking the nomination, not someone that's not running.
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April 11, 2012 | By Morgan Little
If you believe Rep. Alan West (R-Fla.), there are upwards of 78 to 81 members of the Communist Party sitting in Congress within the Democratic Party, an accusation that riled his colleagues and has drawn criticism from the accused. During a town hall event in Jensen Beach, Fla., on Tuesday night, West addressed a member of the audience who asked about how many members of the Democratic Party are “card-carrying Marxist Socialists,” and made a bold claim about his coworkers in the Capitol.
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March 26, 2012 | By Morgan Little
Herman Cain, who at one point was in the lead of the Republican presidential primary, has been trying to land back in the spotlight since dropping out of the race in December. His latest venture, Sick of Stimulus, intended to bring attention to the alleged wasteful excess of President Obama's stimulus packages. Instead, by showing a rabbit being shot out of the air, it ended up attracting the attention ofYouTube's moderators. Sick of Stimulus' ad, simply titled " Rabbit ," puts America's small businesses in the titular role, right before a girl places the rabbit into a catapult and launches it into the air, where it's soon shot to bits.
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