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Are Herman Cain's campaign commercials for real?

The spots for the Republican Presidential candidate resemble what you'd think were an SNL spoof of a Herman Cain ad ... like he can't believe he's leading national polls and actually running a serious campaign these days either.

Take this unintentional comedic gem, in which his Chief of Staff, Mark Block, gushes about candidate Cain and urges people to act on his behalf ... while lighting up a cigarette, as Krista Branch's "I Am America" blares in the background:

It's as if someone at Cain HQ is trying to cry out for help.

Please, vote for someone else. Running for President was fun while it lasted, but we weren't prepared for this kind of attention, and are in over our heads.

That, or it's a stroke of pure genius. We can't really tell.

Follow the jump for another of Cain's now famous campaign ads, "He Carried Yellow Flowers," as well as the official Herman Cain Train music video.

Yes, there is a Herman Cain music video. Watch:

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It's full-on bedlam in the Republican presidential primary race as Herman Cain flat-out accused Rick Perry of starting a smear campaign against him and fueling the sexual harassment allegations against Cain that have surfaced.

Cain, a Georgia businessman who has surged to the lead in many polls, claims Texas Gov. Perry is orchestrating a covert assault to destroy his presidential candidacy.

He made the accusations personally yesterday.

Cain and Perry

As he sought to contain the fallout that consumed his campaign for a third day, Cain shifted his blame from the news media to Perry, the one-time frontrunner.

He accused a top political adviser to Perry of leaking details of one allegation, saying the adviser learned of it while working for Cain’s failed 2004 Senate bid.

“We now know and have been able to trace it back to the Perry campaign that stirred this up, in order to discredit me and slow us down,” Cain said last night.

A spokesman for Perry called that suggestion “reckless and false,” and denied that the campaign was the source of the disclosures against Cain this week.

No word on whether Perry was drunk during that campaign speech.

A source close to Mitt Romney's campaign also denied any involvement. What do you think? Is Cain really being smeared, or just trying to deflect attention?

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We doubt Texas Governor and Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry was really hitting a bottle of Jack before this New Hampshire speech, but you never know.

Perry, who once led public opinion polling for the GOP nomination but now trails Herman Cain and Mitt Romney by wide margins, isn't doing himself many favors.

Slurring and gesturing like a madman while making little sense, Perry waved a blue index card (containing his tax plan), saluted Hugo Chavez and much more.

Watch the highlights below and see how loopy he looked last weekend...

To further illustrate how bad things have gotten for Rick, watch the spoof Perry campaign video below. It's not even that much worse than his actual speeches:

Rick Perry:

 

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The White House Correspondents' Association has a found a host for its 98th annual dinner next April 28, and it should be a good one: Jimmy Kimmel.

"I look forward to being a part of the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner," the host of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live said. "I love dinner."

Attended by the President and First Lady, other senior government officials, members of the press corps and Hollywood A-listers, the event offers a rare chance to let loose in the buttoned-up, polarized and combative world of politics.

Case in point: Here's President Obama's speech at this year's:

It's not all for fun and laughs - it's for a very good cause, too.

Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships and awards aimed at supporting aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the profession.

"Jimmy's humor is sophisticated and edgy while appealing to a wide audience," said Reuters journalist Caren Bohan, president of the WHCA. "We are so thrilled that Jimmy has accepted our invitation to be the featured comedian at our annual dinner."

Seth Meyers was the MC at the 2011 event.

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Jon Stewart is facing Donald Trump's wrath (been too long since we heard from him on political matters) after making what the latter calls a "racist rant" about Herman Cain.

Specifically, Trump took issue with the comedian's commentary on the GOP presidential candidate's confusing denial of sexual harassment charges during the 1990s.

Stewart likened Cain's answer to being asked "Have you ever kidnapped a baby?" only to respond, "No. Well, other than the Lindbergh baby." Funny? Not to Trump ...

Trump was upset about Stewart's imitation of Herman Cain, saying, "It's not what he said, but the way he said. The tone of his voice, the inflection. Unbelievable."

He called out officials saying they're letting Stewart "get away" with it.

"Other people get taken off the air, and when he [Stewart] says it, people smile and sort of say, 'Wow, I can't believe he gets away with that,'" Trump explained.

Trump said others are lambasted for non-political correctness, but never Stewart, even if he does "a horrible, horrible thing to the African-American community."

Whether or not this constitutes "horrible" is a matter of opinion, clearly. But maybe Don should look back at a certain pot-stirring crusade he waged not long ago.

On the flip side, Stewart does go after certain people harder than others, and with a very different style. If that's the Donald's point, it's not totally off base.

Jon's primary target seems to be media coverage of Cain, not the Republican candidate himself, though. Is Trump overreacting or was Stewart just offensive?

Tell us what you think by hitting the comments and the poll below ...

 

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GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain denied allegations of sexual harassment Monday following a report that he treated two women inappropriately in the 1990s.

A report, which first surfaced in Politico, suggested that Cain had sexually harassed two female subordinates while he chaired the National Restaurant Association.

In an interview with PBS' Newshour, Cain was asked if there was any behavior on his part that may have been considered inappropriate. The businessman answered:

"In my opinion, no. But, as you would imagine, it's in the eye of the person who thinks that maybe I crossed the line."

"I worked for the Department of the Navy, the Coca-Cola company, Pillsbury, Burger King, Godfather's Pizza. Years and years and years of working in the business environment working around men, women, all types of people."

"Never, never have I been accused of any sort of sexual harassment. I have never sexually harassed anyone. This false allegation to now come up is kind of baffling."

Herman Cain, a former pizza company CEO, headed the association from 1996-99. The women later left the group after reaching undisclosed financial settlements.

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Ashley Biden, daughter of Vice President of the U.S. Joe Biden, is engaged!

To physician Howard Krein!

"Their entire family is thrilled," says a statement from the V.P.'s office.

Ashley Biden, Howard Krein

Ashley Biden, a 30-year-old social worker, and Krein, a physician based in Philadelphia, have been dating for more than a year, according to reports.

A physician specializing in Otalaryngology and Facial and Reconstructive Surgery, Krein popped the question to the love of his life in September.

She is the only child of Vice President Biden and his wife Jill. His two older sons, Beau and Robert, were born to his first wife, Neilia, who passed away.

Congratulations to the whole family!

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Orlando Jones would like to make something very clear: he does not want anyone to kill Sarah Palin.

Heck, the actor does not want anyone to kill anyone, for that matter.

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  • Sarah Palin in NYC

Jones got himself in trouble last weekend for Tweeting, in response to the death of Moammar Gadhafi, "if American liberals want respect they better stop listening to Aretha & kill Sarah Palin (:”

That got the D-lister in trouble with even the most hardcore liberals and led him to write on Facebook last night:

“I pray that no harm comes to Governor Palin. I’m not a political pundit and I certainly don’t believe in murder. I think laughter is great medicine. I’d love to elevate the conversation but no one seems interested in that. So I’ll keep on going for the smiles even when I miss by a mile.”

Not really sure how an unfunny crack about murder is elevating any conversation, but, hey, we're no comedic pundits. It's nice to know for sure that Mr. Jones is anti-homicide.

[Photos: WENN.com]

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Barack Obama returned to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night for his first appearance on the program since March 2009, when he became the first sitting Commander-in-Chief to visit the NBC late night staple.

The President discussed everything from the death of Moammar Gadhafi and withdrawal of troops from Iraq, to Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, the Occupy Wall Street Movement, potential Republican challengers and his Halloween plans.

First, though, he made fun of his own Teleprompter use in the opening:

Barack's second stint on The Tonight Show as a bit less joyous than his first, and contained a lot of serious subject matter, but also some lighter moments.

Watch the full Obama interview, broken into three parts, below:

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The death of Moammar Gadhafi set off a string of celebrations throughout Libya, concerns among the international community ... and absurd comments on Twitter.

An instant, harmless classic: “Lunch with Gadhafi, cancelled.” - Steve Martin.

On Saturday, though, actor Orlando Jones went in a different direction:

“Libyan Rebels kill Gaddafi, if American liberals want respect they better stop listening to Aretha & kill Sarah Palin (:” wrote the star ... drawing a harsh rebuke.

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  • Sarah Palin Gets Fired Up!

Palin has not responded on Twitter to Jones’ remarks, but supporters have.

An account called Tennessee4Palin (@TN4P) wrote, “Why does @TheOrlandoJones think it’s funny to call for Sarah Palin to be murdered? #palin #liberaltolerance”

Jones' response, “No I don’t. I think it’s funny you are so upset about my inane tweet.”

Another user then tweeted at him, “You are obviously a big fat moron. How about someone talked about killing your mother or sister. Is that Funny-ha, ha?”

Jones' response to that one: “Yay! Name calling. I’m a moron that’s working on the big and fat part. Maybe you could buy me food & complete the trifecta (:”

What do you think? Did Orlando Jones go too far?

He admits he was "inane," yes, but telling people to KILL her? Really? And likening Palin to Gadhafi ... is that any different than Hank Williams' Obama-Hitler comparison?

Tell us what you think by commenting and voting below ...

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