November 3, 2011 |
During his three years heading the National Restaurant Assn. in the 1990s, Herman Cain worked long hours and, with his family living out of town, socialized at Washington-area restaurants with his subordinates from the organization's headquarters. Three women claim Cain's behavior over the years sometimes crossed the line into sexual harassment. Two of them received financial settlements from the association after filing complaints. Another former employee said he saw Cain, after an evening of drinking and socializing, make inappropriate advances toward a young female staff member.
May 21, 2011 |
Herman Cain, a conservative radio host and former business executive, became the latest Republican to officially enter the 2012 presidential campaign on Saturday. Making a play for the "tea party" vote, Cain said at his Atlanta kick-off that America needs a new generation of "defending fathers" to protect the Constitution. "We can take this entitlement society to an empowerment society," he told the crowd at Centennial Olympic Park. A YouTube video released in concert with his kick-off includes scenes of "tea party" rallies, with Cain saying "the sleeping giant, we the people, have awakened.
October 30, 2011 |
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.
April 2, 2011 |
In the latest attempt to gain ground against the nation's epidemic of obesity, the Food and Drug Administration proposed rules Friday that require restaurant and fast food chains to post the calorie content of standard items on their menus. But the rules, which would also apply to vending machines, coffee shops and convenience and grocery stores but not to movie theaters, bowling alleys and airliners, underscored the herculean challenge in helping Americans reduce their calorie intake: Despite decades of trying, the United States has made little or no progress against one of its biggest public health challenges.
March 17, 2014 |
[This post has been updated, as explained below.] The restaurant industry's opposition to a higher minimum wage is hardly a secret--it's one of the top issues on the lobbying agenda of the National Restaurant Assn., the chain restaurants' Washington trade group. The mystery is why the industry seemed so loath to reveal its role in a round-robin letter signed by more than 500 economists, including four Nobel laureates, calling the proposed minimum-wage hike to $10.10 an hour a "poorly targeted anti-poverty measure.
November 3, 2011 |
Herman Cain seems to know who's to blame for long-buried sexual harassment allegations against him suddenly seeing the light of day: Rick Perry. Cain and his campaign have pointed the finger squarely at the Texas governor. In an interview with Forbes, Cain suggested that Curt Anderson, a GOP consultant who worked on Cain's 2004 U.S. Senate bid and who now works for Perry, leaked the information to the press. Cain said he briefed Anderson on one allegation of harassment stemming from his time as head of at the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s.