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Former San Diego mayor Bob Filner pleads guilty to three criminal charges

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty Tuesday to three charges related to the sexual harassment allegations that drove him from office after less than a year. Filner admitted to one count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery in incidents involving three unnamed women. Under the…

Give Filner the hook: Recall campaign begins against San Diego mayor over sexual harassment allegations

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A campaign seeking to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who has resisted mounting pressure to resign over sexual harassment allegations, shifted into high hear on Sunday as organizers began collecting signatures for a petition demanding his ouster. Recall proponents will need to amass at least…

Tea Party Nation founder blasts Cain after Libya gaffe

Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips said Herman Cain should drop out of the presidential race after the candidate appeared to have an extremely difficult time answering a simple question about Libya. “I was wrong about Herman Cain,” he wrote on Monday. “I said originally that Cain could stay on…

Republican candidates vow to stop Iran nuclear bomb

SPARTANBURG, South Carolina (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidates said on Saturday they would stop Iran from developing an atomic bomb but differed over how to do it in a debate that tested their knowledge of world hotspots. The U.S. economy has been the No. 1 issue for the 2012 election…

Gaining Gingrich is Romney’s new challenge

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (Reuters) – Republican front-runner Mitt Romney has a new challenge to contend with as presidential candidates brace for another debate on Saturday — the rise of Newt Gingrich. The former speaker of the House of Representatives is gaining in the polls and may represent conservatives’ last best…

Maddow uses improv to explain Herman Cain’s sexual harassment defense

In a segment Thursday night, MSNBC’s liberal host Rachel Maddow used a bit of improv to analogize the defense being employed by Republican presidential candidate Hermcan Cain, whose history of grappling with sexual harassment allegations has become a national story in recent weeks. Explaining that he’s basically a driver who…

Poll finds Cain leading GOP; Romney, Gingrich tied for second

A survey published Friday by CBS News found that among Republican presidential candidates, former businessman Herman Cain has become the clear frontrunner, with former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tied, nipping at Cain’s heels. Despite Cain’s emergence as the party’s top choice at the moment,…

Herman Cain caught joking about Anita Hill

Herman Cain has said that he takes sexual harassment allegations “seriously” — but he wasn’t so serious when he was caught on tape Thursday yucking it up over alleged harassment victim Anita Hill. Fox News was the first to air video of Cain getting a big belly laugh as a…

At GOP debate, Herman Cain says Nancy Pelosi is ‘Princess Nancy’

There is at least one woman that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain doesn’t have much respect for. At Wednesday night’s CNBC debate, Cain referred to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as “Princess Nancy.” The candidate complained that the legislation to replace President Barack Obama’s health care reform law had…

Herman Cain blames ‘Democrat machine’ for sexual harassment allegations

During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain denied all allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him. “I have never acted inappropriately with anyone, period,” he insisted. “The charges and the accusations I absolutely reject. They simply didn’t happen. They simply did not happen.” Cain also…

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