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A new woman alleging sexual harassment by Herman Cain will break her silence at a news conference ... with powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred in tow, obviously.

The embattled Republican presidential candidate has been accused of harassment by two women who worked at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.

Herman Cain was president of the trade group at the time. The women both received settlements, which they can't talk about as per the terms of the settlements.

Politico has alleged that Cain sexually harassed the women.

Now, a third woman, who will be the first to go public on Monday, will say she sought Cain's help with an employment issue and was allegedly sexually harassed.

Allred and her client will discuss, in detail, what she alleges occurred with Cain, the Tea Party darling who tried, and failed, to tamp down the scandal last week.

Saturday night after a debate with Newt Gingrich, Cain refused to answer questions about the allegations, saying "We are getting back on message, end of story."

"Read all of the other accounts. Read all of the other accounts where everything has been answered in the story. We're getting back on message, okay?"

Okay. But he may not be able to determine that after today.

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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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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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Kris Herzog, the loose cannon former bodyguard and self-proclaimed lover of Oksana Grigorieva, is now protecting presidential candidate Herman Cain.

Not sure if that bodes well for the Hermanator's chances.

In any case, here he is on the campaign trail in Detroit with Herman Cain, the Georgia businessman who has improbably become a contender for the GOP nomination:

Kris Herzog and Herman Cain

On a side note, the Cain Express has a sweet ass tour bus.

Cain's spokesperson, J.D. Gordon, told TMZ that the appearance shown above was Herzog's first job with the campaign and he worked with a team of 2-3 guys.

It's unclear if Herzog is scheduled for other events or will be asked to provide future services ... and also unclear if Cain has read Herzog's infamous memoir.

For those unaware, dude was front and center in the year-long war between Grigorieva and Mel Gibson, having allegedly witnessed some really shady stuff pertaining to the domestic violence/extortion case, and possibly tapped that.

Oksana, that is, not Mel.

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Republican Presidential hopeful Herman Cain is sorry, kind of, and says he was kidding, sorta, for a recent comment about an electric fence protecting the U.S.

Suddenly a bona fide contender for his party's nomination in '12, the Georgia businessman is now facing more intense scrutiny as his poll numbers surge up.

As such, his off-the-cuff comments are coming back to bite him at times ... such as when he called for an electric fence along the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Campaigning in Arizona, Herman Cain appeared with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an aggressive anti-immigration proponent. "It was a joke," Cain said.

"I apologize if I offended anyone. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa."

However, the Phoenix New Times reports it might not be a joke. Cain doesn't want to offend anyone ... but he was kinda serious about the electric deal:

"I don't like to offend anyone, however, I don't apologize for using a combination of a fence. And it might be electrified, I'm not walking away from that."

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He may never win an election, but thanks to his 9-9-9 tax plan, Herman Cain was the clear winner of last night's Republican Presidential Debate in New Hampshire.

If you believe any publicity is good publicity, the Georgia businessman is sitting pretty after his idea to overhaul the U.S. tax system got everybody's attention.

The 9-9-9 plan plugged by Cain every nine seconds is not, as John Huntsman suggested, the price of pizza (a good line, seeing as Cain was once CEO of Godfather's).

If Herman Cain were president, he'd abolish the IRS in favor of flat nine percent sales, business and income taxes. Logistically impossible? Perhaps, but man, so catchy!

Mitt Romney politely praised it while calling it too simplistic, but the best - and arguably most inappropriate, from a professed Christian - zinger came from Michele Bachmann.

Watch her assessment of Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan below:

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Presidential candidate Herman Cain will never be accused of mincing words ... or being a cliche. The African-American businessman recently raised eyebrows with some blunt comments on racism ... and how people need to get over it.

"I don't have a lot of patience for people who want to blame racism on the fact that some people don't make in America," he said Fox News' Hannity.

Here's Cain's interview from last night on this and other topics:

The Republican claimed that his academic and business achievements were "walking proof" that racism doesn't hold people back if they don't let it.

"I don't believe racism today holds anybody back in a big way," he said.

Cain also reiterated his attacks on Wall Street protesters from last week, accusing them of being jealous and calling the whole thing a distraction.

"I believe this a coordinated effort of the unions and Obama supporters to distract the American people" from failed administration policies.

Cain characterizes the movement as "class warfare," "Un-American" and petty. "If you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself," he said.

Despite never having held elected office, the Hermanator has lit a fire under GOP voters, surging in recent polls. What do you think of Cain?

 

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has been surging in polls recently. But is blatantly chastising Wall Street protesters and telling them to blame themselves for their fiscal woes political suicide - or part of what makes him appealing?

The Georgia businessman's blunt message to the demonstrators on Wall Street: Cut out the "class warfare" and "blame yourself" for being poor and jobless.

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Cain told the Wall Street Journal that demonstrators come across as "anti-capitalism" and by staging these elaborate protests, what the people are doing is merely distracting the country from President Obama's "failed policies."

"Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks, if you don't have a job and you're not rich, then blame yourself!" said the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza.

"It is not a person's fault because they succeeded, it is a person's fault if they failed ... I don't understand these demonstrations and what they're looking for."

The GOP star of the moment, the Hermanator isn't backing down from his straight taking ways. He's made headlines for calling out Morgan Freeman and for his recent comments about Rick Perry's hunting camp n-word controversy.

What do you think of Cain?

 

Herman Cain Biography

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