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Herman Cain News Conference (Update – complete denial)

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
Summary of press conference.  Complete denial.  Doesn’t even remember Bialek.  As to other named accuser, Karen Kraushaar, repeats that only accusation he remembers is about gesturing the height of his wife.  Took plenty of questions from reporters from major networks. ———— Starts with lawyer Lin Wood, who represented Richard Jewell (wrongly accused in…
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“Not exactly a profile in courage” Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
I’ve enjoyed watching various candidates on Brett Baier’s Center Seat. It’s a place for the panel to question the candidates pretty vigorously. But one candidate will not appear. It’s inexplicable. And now confirmed:  Added: Baier still is trying, this time for a one-on-one. If Romney is afraid of Charles Krauthammer, how will…
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Not the Chinese century, unless we want it to be

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
I’ve posted before about the Chinese real estate bubble, and what will happen when this bubble bursts. Rather than worshipping the Chinese economy like Obama does (high speed trains anyone?), we should be recognizing that the Chinese model, like the Soviet model, is artificial and contrived.  There is only so much that…
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D.C. Court of Appeals upholds Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
The opinion isn’t on the court website yet, but here’s how The Wall Street Journal describes it: A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Tuesday that last year’s federal health-care overhaul is constitutional, handing the Obama administration another legal victory ahead of the Supreme Court’s likely consideration of the law. The U.S. Court…
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Ying Ma visits Cornell

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
Ying Ma, a former president of the Cornell Review, has come back to campus for a visit. She’s definitely one of the better-known names with Review pedigree. (J.P. Freire & Ann Coulter are two other prominent Review alums.) She released a book last year, Chinese Girl in the Ghetto, and serves at…
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Fear of Newt on blog-team Romney

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
I’ve been focusing on Newt’s rise since the debates in early September, when he distinguished himself as the statesman on stage and the guy focused on the ultimate prize, defeating Obama.  While Perry and Romney squabbled, and Santorum and Bachmann tried to score points attacking Perry and Romney, Newt impressed with…
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The pushback against Sharon Bialek begins

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
Herman Cain is fighting back against accusations made yesterday by Sharon Bialek.  Cain will hold a press conference at 5 p.m. Eastern today to address the charges: “There is not an ounce of truth to all these allegations” and the graphic account from Sharon Bialek is “totally fabricated,” the Georgia businessman told…
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Why leave?

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
High taxes. Crime. Too hot in summer, too cold in winter. Democrats. Too expensive. Public sector unions which control everything. Want me to continue? Thanks to reader Alex who, after seeing yesterdays post about Manhattan Mini Storage advertising, sent this photo and wrote: I took a picture of this billboard last New Years from our cruise ship….
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Obama on Bibi: “”You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
Via @MarkLevin, and interesting exchange caught on unknowingly open microphones at the G20 summit: The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared:  “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.” According to the report, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every…
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No cause for champagne at Politico

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
The champagne corks must have been popping at Politico sometime just after 2 p.m. today, as Sharon Bialek presented her charges against Herman Cain. After a week of obsessive reporting (at least 91 stories about Cain’s alleged sexual harassment of employees at the National Restaurant Association), Politico had published not a single…
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An Apt EU Comparison

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
Over at the DailyBeast, Stefan Theil has a really great write-up about rich nations interacting with poor nations, using a comparison of Texas/Louisiana/Florida & Greece/Italy/Spain.   Imagine 27 Barack Obamas and John Boehners trying to get a debt and banking crisis under control. That, in essence, is what the Europeans are facing…
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Cain 4th Accuser – Open

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
The details are in my prior post. Is he guilty just because someone says he is? Is he said/she said really just “she said.” I think this will be very damaging. And there probably is nothing Cain can do about it regardless of the truth. That’s the reality. Politico, of course, will use this…
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Cain “4th Accuser” press conference // Update – alleges sexual advance after termination of employment

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
Summary of press conference:  Woman alleges that in 1997 after her employment terminated with a National Restaurant Association affiliate, Cain made a single sexual advance at her which she rebuffed and which he stopped after she said no.  So the allegation is not one of workplace “sexual harassment” but of an…
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Herman Cain taunts Gloria Allred

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
Gloria Allred has a news conference with a “4th Accuser” scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Here’s Cain’s staff response (the link in the tweet is to Cain’s Iowa fund):  
 

“the dusty old form of the personal political blog”

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
That’s how Ben Smith describes what he used to do at Politico.  (BTW, I’ve always distinguished bloggers at Politico from the news operation.) He’s now transformed, as of today, his personal blog at Politico into a mini whatever, with his own staff, a mechanism he sees as the future: As this cycle has…
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Newt surging in Iowa

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
Not really surprising, a trend I have been seeing for quite some time, and boosted by his strong speech at the Iowa GOP Reagan Dinner. Via Political Wire: A new We Ask America poll in Iowa finds Herman Cain leading the GOP presidential field with 22%, followed by Newt Gingrich at 18%, Mitt Romney at…
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Here we go again, 4th Cain accuser comes out

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
I predicted this would happen. It looks like there now is a fourth Cain accuser coming forward, to be accompanied at a press conference later today by Gloria Allred. A fourth woman will claim that Herman Cain sexually harassed her while at the National Restaurant Association in a press conference today, RadarOnline first…
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