Senators grill a high-level Justice Department official about why he didn't do or say more about two Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive gun trafficking operations that resulted in hundreds of guns going missing in Mexico.
This week's allegations that Herman Cain harassed two women during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association are far from the only obstacle he faces in his quest for the Republican nomination. In presidential elections, Americans rarely elect someone who has never held public office.
In a recent piece in The New York Times, Jordan Tama argues in defense of a back-room deal for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. He points to many examples throughout history when secrecy lead to success, and public forums resulted in more partisanship.
In answering questions about allegations of sexual harassment, GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain may have violated a confidentiality agreement governing the settlement of at least one case against him.
GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain is defending himself against reports that he allegedly sexually harassed two women in the 1990s. Also, Rick Perry's staff is trying to reboot his White House bid. And are President Obama's executive orders a way for him to bypass Congress? Guest host Allison Keyes talks politics with journalists Cynthia Tucker and Mary Kate Cary.
After first saying he was "unaware of any sort of settlement," the GOP candidate later said he did know about a payment made to one woman who accused him of sexual harassment. He says he never did anything inappropriate.
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