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  • Can Herman Cain actually win the GOP nomination?

    Can Herman Cain actually win the GOP nomination?

    Herman Cain continues to run strong in polls of Republican voters nationwide and in key states. So why do experts still say he's a long shot for the GOP nomination? Organization and experience.

  • Herman Cain: What did he say about abortion?

    Herman Cain: What did he say about abortion?

    Herman Cain came under attack for his pro-life position. What did Herman Cain say exactly?

  • Mitt Romney's secret weapon: Iowa caucuses could go his way

    Mitt Romney's secret weapon: Iowa caucuses could go his way

    Mitt Romney was not expected to do well in the Iowa caucuses and has put little effort into winning Jan. 3. But polls suggest that he might be well positioned for a victory.

  • Does Rick Perry really want to be president?

    Does Rick Perry really want to be president?

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's debate performance, and other clues, indicate to DCDecoder that Rick Perry may not be 'in it to win it.'

  • In Pictures Joe the Plumber

    Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain (r.) talks with Samuel Joseph 'Joe the Plumber' Wurzelbacher, who made news during the 2008 presidential campaign when he asked Barack Obama about taxes, before speaking at a tea party rally at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 16. Mr. Wurzelbacher has filed papers to run for Congress in his home state of Ohio.

  • Did Florida just quash a possible Chris Christie campaign?

    The Vote Did Florida just quash a possible Chris Christie campaign?

    By holding its presidential primary on Jan. 31, Florida bumps the whole nominating calendar forward. That means anyone still contemplating a 2012 bid (maybe Chris Christie or Sarah Palin) has a lot less time to pull together a credible campaign.

  • In Pictures The Hermanator Experience

    Radio personality Herman Cain takes the stage to address the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, on Feb. 11. Mr. Cain is the former chairman and CEO of Godfather Pizza and hails from Atlanta. He briefly ran for President in 2000, and ran for Senate in 2004. In September, Cain won a surprise victory in a Republican presidential straw poll in Florida, beating rival Rick Perry.

  • Why Chris Christie won't run for president, despite some GOP pleas

    Why Chris Christie won't run for president, despite some GOP pleas

    Rick Perry's fumbles have created an opening for a strong candidate to jump in the GOP presidential race. But Chris Christie really, truly does not seem to want to run, at least this time.

  • 9/11 Anniversary: Around the country, Americans pause to remember

    9/11 Anniversary: Around the country, Americans pause to remember

    The nation commemorated the tenth anniversary of 9/11 with moments of silence and a determination to carry on. In New York, the families of those lost visited the 9/11 Memorial for the first time.

  • Unemployment, Inc.: Six reasons why America can't create jobs

    Unemployment, Inc.: Six reasons why America can't create jobs

    UPDATE: No net growth in new jobs in August kept the US unemployment rate at 9.1 percent. Six reasons the country is struggling to put people to work – and why it may not last.