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Cain Out; Political Favor Shifts Toward Gingrich

Insurgent candidate Herman Cain suspended his campaign on Saturday. As Cain has fallen back, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has emerged as the leading alternative to one-time presumptive front-runner Mitt Romney. NPR's Mara Liasson talks with host Audie Cornish about the changing political climate.

Tough Work Lies Ahead In Climate Talks

In Durban, South Africa, thousands of men and women poured into the streets in front of the International Conference Center, where United Nations talks about climate change are taking place. Host Audie Cornish speaks with NPR's Richard Harris, who is at the conference.

'Life Can Be A Challenge': Cain Suspends Run

Herman Cain is a presidential candidate no more. Cain's campaign was always unconventional, and just as he made his unlikely rise to front-runner status, he was enveloped in controversy about alleged inappropriate behavior with women. His campaign never recovered. NPR's Tamara Keith looks back at his campaign.
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Obama Campaign Kicks Off In Virginia

Volunteers for President Obama's 2012 presidential campaign kicked off the battle for votes this weekend.

Herman Cain Suspends Presidential Campaign

Businessman Herman Cain drops out of the race for Republican Presidential nomination. Cain has spent the past month defending himself against accusations of sexual harassment. This week, an Atlanta woman stepped forward to claim that she and Cain had an affair for 13 years. Saturday in Atlanta, Cain continued to deny all allegations against him but said he is suspending is campaign "because of the continued distraction — the continued hurt — caused on me and my family." Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Kathy Lohr in Atlanta.

The Politics Of Late-Night TV

The couches of late night TV shows have become the new must do on the campaign trail for a presidential candidate. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's political junkie Ken Rudin about how getting a laugh on Leno or Letterman could help a candidate's image.

5 'Lowlights' Of Herman Cain's Campaign

From the Libya brain freeze to the "smoking ad," we look back at some of the Cain campaign's most excruciating moments.

Campaign Over, Cain Vows To Go With 'Plan B'

Dogged by allegations that he cheated on his wife of 43 years and sexually harassed other women, a still-defiant Herman Cain left the race to the White House on Saturday.