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Cain Reassess His Presidential Campaign

A day after denying an Atlanta woman's claim that she had shared a 13-year affair with him, Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain said during a morning conference call that he is "reassessing" his candidacy.

Stern Discusses Possible Outcomes Of Climate Talks

Guy Raz speaks with Todd Stern, the U.S. special envoy for climate change. He talks about what will — and won't — be accomplished at the U.N. climate talks in Durban, South Africa. Stern predicts no binding agreement to reduce carbon emissions will come out of these talks. He says that's because developing countries such as China and India are not prepared to agree to reductions that would treat developing and developed nations equally. Stern points to the previous round of U.N. talks as having produced an important nonbinding agreement and says all the nations involved are taking that agreement seriously.

Obama Pushes Payroll Tax Cut

President Obama is ramping up his campaign for a continuation of a payroll tax cut, which only affects the first $106,000 in individual income. Republicans object, in part because they don't even consider it a tax since the money goes to the Social Security Trust Fund. Democrats see it as a progressive tax cut. "Spreading the wealth" is a theme Obama campaigned on four years ago.

Barney Frank Discusses Retiring From Congress

Guy Raz talks to Rep. Barney Frank about his decision to not seek re-election for Congress in 2012.

Herman Cain 'Reassessing' Campaign

The candidate has told staff that new allegations about an affair (which he denies) have taken a toll on his family. And while he plans to keep campaigning, he's also "reassessing" the effort.
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Opponents Of Alexandria Waterfront Threaten Lawsuit

A group of Alexandria residents say they are prepared to sue the city if the City Council votes in favor of a proposed waterfront redevelopment plan early next year. 

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Wells Calls For More Drastic Ethics Reforms

As the D.C. Council zeroes in on revamping the city's ethics laws, one issue in particular has remained in the spotlight: the so-called "constituent services funds."


Rep. Barney Frank Faced A Tough Re-Election Bid

One of the most consistently liberal voices in Congress will not be returning in 2013. Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank announced on Monday that he will not seek re-election. Redistricting left Frank facing a tough re-election campaign.