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Cain suspends campaign, shifting GOP race

A defiant Herman Cain suspended his faltering bid for the Republican presidential nomination Saturday amid a drumbeat of sexual misconduct allegations against him, throwing his staunchly conservative supporters up for grabs with just one month to go before the lead-off caucuses in Iowa.

Cain making announcement about bid Saturday

His campaign all but over, Herman Cain said Friday he would make an announcement Saturday in Atlanta about the future of his White House bid.

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Meeting with wife may be key to future of Cain bid

He's still plotting an aggressive campaign schedule across several states, but Herman Cain also has begun to outline a possible exit strategy from the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Cain tells aides he is reassessing his campaign

Herman Cain told aides Tuesday he is assessing whether the latest allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior against him "create too much of a cloud" for his Republican presidential candidacy to go forward.

Georgia man not hiring until Obama leaves office

A west Georgia business owner has been deluged with calls and emails after posting signs on his company's trucks that say he's not hiring anyone until President Barack Obama leaves office.

Gingrich could draw GOP ire on immigration

Newt Gingrich has charged into the fray over illegal immigration, risking conservative ire just as his Republican presidential campaign — once declared all but dead — has vaulted into front-runner status.

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Analysis: Gingrich gambles in bid to catch Romney

Newt Gingrich, a political gambler his whole life, is banking on unorthodox stands on immigration, Social Security and other issues to propel him past Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential contest.

Gingrich calls for private retirement accounts

Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich wants to give younger workers the option to choose private retirement accounts as an alternative to Social Security.

Lawsuits targeted board, Cain over retirement fund

Republican Herman Cain served on the board of a Midwest utility company that paid $10.5 million to settle claims it failed to protect the retirement savings of its employees and paid another $26.5 million over claims it manipulated gas prices, potentially embarrassing episodes for a candidate running for president on his business experience.

Report: Black Dems lose clout in southern capitols

Black lawmakers have lost clout in Southern state capitols as their overwhelming allegiance to the Democratic Party has left them without power in increasingly GOP-controlled state legislatures, a new report says.

Georgia secretary of state: Voter ID law stops fraud

Georgia's secretary of state has responded to a letter by U.S. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer expressing concern about the enactment in recent years of state voter identification laws by saying tough rules are needed to prevent fraud at the polls.

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Georgia GOP sets March 1 date for Super Tuesday debate

The Georgia Republican Party is co-hosting a debate with the GOP presidential candidates on March 1 in Atlanta.

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Gingrich says he received Freddie Mac compensation

Rising in national polls, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich found himself on the defensive Wednesday over huge payments he received over the past decade from the federally backed housing agency Freddie Mac.

Georgia Democrats hold briefing on immigration law

A Democratic state senator says Georgia legislators need to focus their political capital on pressing federal lawmakers to tackle immigration reform rather than passing more state-level measures.

Cain vows clear foreign policy after Libya lapse

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is trying to show that he understands national security and foreign policy issues, a day after stumbling when asked about Libya.

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