Herman Cain

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After Controversy, Herman Cain Out of Running for Fed

2012 presidential candidate withdraws his name from consideration

(Newser) - Well, never mind: Herman Cain has withdrawn himself from consideration for the Federal Reserve Board. "My friend Herman Cain, a truly wonderful man, has asked me not to nominate him for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board," Trump tweeted Monday. "I will respect his wishes. Herman... More »

Cain Nomination Appears Doomed

4 GOP senators don't want him on Fed board

(Newser) - Herman Cain now appears highly unlikely to be raised to the Federal Reserve's board of governors. Administration officials say the former Godfather's Pizza CEO is still President Trump's preferred candidate, but four Republican senators have now spoken out against the potential nomination , the Washington Post reports. With... More »

Name of Next Fed Pick Will Likely Ring a Bell

President will reportedly nominate Herman Cain, former presidential candidate

(Newser) - President Trump is apparently intent on putting another friendly face on the Fed. Both Bloomberg and Axios report that Trump will pick Herman Cain , the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza who ran for president in 2012. Axios says Trump is holding off on announcing the move until a background... More »

Herman Cain Joins Fox News

Network also added Scott Brown recently

(Newser) - Well, Fox News needed to fill the void left by Sarah Palin's absence ... so the network hired Herman Cain as a contributor, it announced today. Cain, the former president and CEO of Godfather's Pizza, will also contribute to the Fox Business Network. He says he's looking forward... More »

Saxby Chambliss Won't Seek Re-election

Republican decides to avoid potential 2014 primary challenge

(Newser) - Saxby Chambliss will announce today that he doesn't intend to run for re-election when his Senate term ends in 2014, sources tell the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Chambliss reportedly told his senior staff about the decision this morning. Chambliss was considered one of the Republicans most ripe for a primary challenge... More »

Coming Soon: Tell-All From Herman Cain's Lover

Ginger White is writing a book

(Newser) - Have you been missing Herman Cain since he left the presidential race? Then we've got good news for you: Ginger White, one of Cain's ex-mistresses, is writing a tell-all, Salon reports. She hopes it will spur Cain to "be a little more honest with his wife, because... More »

Mag Posts 'Conservative Version' of History

'The New Yorker' assembles history using quotes from conservatives

(Newser) - A "liberal version" of history might also make for good reading, but the New Yorker has beaten conservatives to the punch by posting "A Conservative History of the United States." Here are a few key moments, each inspired by a rather inventive quotation: More »

Herman Cain Launches Unusual Web TV Network

Comes complete with a dancing man named Kivi

(Newser) - Herman Cain has an Independence Day gift for America: his own web TV network. Chock-full of "real American" political videos, CainTV.com's programming ranges from animated features to documentaries, Reuters reports. "They think we are stupid," the former candidate says in one clip, "Give a... More »

Herman Cain Gets His Own Radio Show

Libertarian host Neal Boortz gives up his seat after 20 years

(Newser) - Herman Cain may not be a professional has-been after all. The former pizza entrepreneur, talk show host, and GOP presidential candidate is returning to the airwaves on Atlanta's News-Talk WSB radio, the Los Angeles Times reports. The man with the "9-9-9" tax plan will take over from libertarian-leaning... More »

It's Time for the Gold Standard

It will strip establishment of power: Herman Cain

(Newser) - Call for a return to the gold standard, and “the Washington establishment goes ballistic,” writes Herman Cain in the Wall Street Journal . “Gold is kryptonite to big-spending politicians,” because a return to the gold standard would mean the government could no longer manipulate the economy, Cain... More »

Behold: Herman Cain's Weirdest Ad Yet

Apparently the government is like chickens pecking you to death

(Newser) - Herman Cain has released another stunningly weird ad, the latest in a message campaign characterized by bizarre metaphors and a girl creepily asking if we've got any questions. But this one might take the cake. In it, a mild-mannered farmer is attacked and viciously pecked to death by a... More »

Kimmel Debuts Awesome New Herman Cain Ad

'You're getting humped by the government. Any questions?'

(Newser) - Like the rest of us, Jimmy Kimmel was amused by Herman Cain's bizarre new ad involving a guy shooting a rabbit, and the one before that in which a goldfish meets its untimely demise. "It's all part of his 'Fix the Economy or I'll Kill... More »

Cain Ad Blows Bunny Out of Cannon, Shoots It

Yep, Herman is still around

(Newser) - Former presidential contender Herman Cain is still making ads, and the latest ones are weird—to say the least. In the video released today—which Business Insider calls "crazy"—a rabbit is launched out of a cannon and then shot in mid-air as a little girl says, "... More »

How Palin Destroyed US Politics

Richard Cohen: Now, ignorance is a virtue

(Newser) - HBO's Game Change is aptly titled: Sarah Palin did indeed change American politics, and not for the better, writes Richard Cohen in the Washington Post . Palin aides have confirmed the accuracy of the film's portrayal of an "ignoramus" who was "determinately incurious"; this year's "... More »

Herman Cain Endorses Gingrich

Newt says 9-9-9 plan should be 'part of national conversation'

(Newser) - Tea Party darling and onetime presidential frontrunner Herman Cain "officially and enthusiastically" endorsed Newt Gingrich for president last night, saying, “Speaker Gingrich is a patriot. Speaker Gingrich is not afraid of bold ideas." Gingrich in turn thanked Cain, praised his 9-9-9 tax plan —or at least... More »

Divided GOP Split on State of Union

Establishment, Tea Party, libertarians all negative in different ways

(Newser) - With the Republican Party so divided, it's no surprise that its response to President Obama's State of the Union address would also be divided, notes the Washington Post . In addition to an official response by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and a Tea Party response by Herman Cain, Mitt... More »

Media Snubs Herman Cain's SOTU Speech

CNN, MSNBC, and Fox say they won't air his response

(Newser) - If you're hoping to watch Herman Cain deliver the Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union Address tonight, you're going to have to do it online , because none of the three major cable news networks tell the Atlantic Wire they plan to carry it.... More »

Colbert, Cain Rally in SC

Vote for my proxy Herman, implores Stephen

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert brought his campaign to South Carolina today, along with the man whose name he is borrowing for the primary: Herman Cain. They sang, they danced, and they had the best rally name of all: the "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain South Cain-olina Primary Rally." Among... More »

Herman Cain to Deliver Tea Party SOTU Response

Rebuttal planned for Tuesday

(Newser) - Herman Cain: the new face of the Tea Party? The former presidential candidate will deliver this year's Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union address, the Tea Party Express announced yesterday. Cain will offer the rebuttal Tuesday, CNN reports. The official response from the Republican... More »

Colbert Super PAC Ad Attacks... Colbert

And Samuel L. Jackson narrates

(Newser) - The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC is certainly spending a lot of time and money urging people not to vote for Stephen Colbert . The latest ad released by the super PAC is an all-out attack on Colbert, an "East Coast Hollywood elite" who is "turning... More »

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