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    News Round-Up: Friday, January 31, 2014

    Friday, January 31st, 2014

    Amanda Knox is convicted of murder in an Italian court…again; U.S. is seeking the death penalty against the Boston Marathon Bombings suspect; and Ukraine’s president signs an amnesty agreement after protests become extremely violent and deadly. Meanwhile, one of the NYC Real Housewives gets a divorce; The Amazing Spider-Man 2 teaser trailer is released; and Miley gives some advice to Bieber on getting in trouble.

    - Maura 

    CRUCIAL 

    Amanda Knox: ‘I Will Never Willingly Go Back’, http://rtvote.com/1dSsHCb
    After 11 hours of deliberation, Italian jurors came down with a guilty verdict for American Amanda Knox (26 years old) and Italian born Raffaele Sollecito (29 years old), for the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007. This is the fourth ruling in the case and the second time that the court has decided to convict them of murder. In an emotional interview Friday, Knox said that she did not expect the verdict and vowed that she would never “willingly go back” to Italy.

    U.S. Is Seeking Death Penalty in Boston Case, http://rtvote.com/1hXDNdD
    On Thursday The Justice Department announced that it would seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tzarnaev, the man accused of killing and maiming participants and spectators at the Boston Marathon last April. Citing that Tsarnaev showed no remorse for the attacks and that the youngest victim was 8 years-old, prosecutors argued that the death penalty was warranted.

    Dow Tumbles: Stock Roller Coaster in Dive Mode, http://rtvote.com/1iTViPx
    New worries about the economy emerge as stocks fall sharply on Wall Street wrapping up the month of January. For the first time since 2010 the S&P 500’s might close in the negatives—a poor start that history says could be a bad omen for the rest of the year. When the first month of the year is negative the chances of finishing the full year in the plus column drop to 50-50 according to the Stock Trader’s Almanac. I guess only time will tell!

    Ukraine Activist Says He was Abducted and Tortured, http://rtvote.com/LhRbhj
    After Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovych abandoned a trade deal in November with the EU in favor of closer economic ties with Russia, protests against the president spilled into the streets. But, since January 22, protests have turned violent with at least 3 protesters and 3 police officers dead and a leading Ukraine activist who says he was abducted, tortured, and left to die in the cold. Today, President Yanukovych has signed an amnesty for protestors and the repeal of harsh anti-protest-laws.
     

    CULTURAL

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Super Bowl Teaser Trailer, http://rtvote.com/1bdTVqc

    Zac Efron Was on a Six-Week Liquid Food Diet After Breaking His Jaw, http://rtvote.com/1edNlTp

    Ramona Singer Slams Jill Zarin: She’s Using My Divorce to “Try to Make Herself Relevant”, http://rtvote.com/1aMSkKi

    Miley Cyrus Gives Justin Bieber Advice: “Pay People to Make Sure You Don’t Get In Trouble”, http://rtvote.com/1kkXtd5

    Maura
    Bio: Maura graduated from the University of Dayton in 2011 with a BA in International Studies and French. During the course of her studies she was elected Student Body Vice President where she worked to make student activity funding more affordable & fair to the campus community. Following graduation, Maura joined the 2012 Obama Campaign as grassroots Field Organizer in Ohio (the battleground of all battleground states). She now continues her passion of engaging and building political power for young people with Rock the Vote.

    Email the author at: blog(at)rockthevote.com



    News Round-Up: Thursday, January 30, 2014

    Thursday, January 30th, 2014
    A 3-year-old boy falls victim to a Mafia hit in Italy; another congressman is set to retire; Amanda Knox is back on trial and awaiting a verdict; and the 8-year-old boy who saved six of his family members in a fire was laid to rest yesterday. Meanwhile, the Academy Awards committee revokes a nomination; Jerry Seinfeld might have hinted at a Seinfeld reunion; the men of Full House sing Jimmy Fallon a classic lullaby; and Justin Bieber is back in the news.

    Veronica + Maura

    CRUCIAL

    Boy, 3, executed in alleged mob hit: http://rtvote.com/1loaari
    A 3-year-old boy was shot along with his grandfather and another person in an apparent Mafia hit. The grandfather, Giuseppe Innaicelli, was believed to be the intended target. One of the most powerful Mafia syndicates in the world – ‘Ndrangheta – is believed to be responsible for the crime. The killing shocked Italy and even drew the attention of the Pope, who asked people Sunday to pray for the boy (known as Coco) and call on the members responsible to ask forgiveness.

    Democratic Representative Henry Waxman to retire at end of term: http://rtvote.com/1eiWR69
    Representative Henry Waxman of California announced today that he will not seek reelection for a 21st Congressional term this election year. He is now one of the 7 House Democrats who have announced their refusal to run for reelection; 10 Republican House members have also announced their retirement. Although Waxman has vehemently chastised Tea Party Republicans in Congress, he has denied this as the reason for his departure. “After 40 years in Congress, it’s time for someone else to have the chance to make his or her mark…” Waxman said. 

    Verdict due in third murder trial of Amanda Knox: http://rtvote.com/1hRPcM7
    A verdict is due in the ongoing trial of Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. The two were charged in the gruesome 2007 murder of student Meredith Kercher. Knox and Sollecito have been to court twice and were found guilty in one trial and innocent in the other. The Italian Supreme Court revoked the ‘innocent’ ruling, saying that key evidence had been left out of the trial. Prosecutors want Knox and Sollecito to serve 26 years in prison. 

    Doctors try to wake Schumacher from coma: http://rtvote.com/1n1mR6R
    Michael Schumacher, the German former Formula One champion, has been in a coma since December 29th, when he sustained serious head injuries at a ski resort in France. His condition has stabilized enough that doctors are trying to wake him out of his induced coma. The family has requested privacy throughout his ordeal, but Schumacher’s manager has spoken out to clear media leaks.

    Boy who saved 6 declared honorary firefighter at funeral: http://rtvote.com/Lt29RZ
    Tyler Doohan, the 8-year-old boy who saved six of his family members in a house fire before perishing, was buried yesterday. To honor his bravery, Penfield Fire Chief Chris Ebemeyer presented a fire helmet at the funeral and made Tyler an honorary firefighter. People from all over the country came to Fariport, New York to be at Tyler’s funeral to honor his heroism. 

    CULTURAL

    Oscar nomination for Best Original Song revoked: http://rtvote.com/1batGxU

    Full House cast sings a lullaby to Jimmy Fallon: http://rtvote.com/1aKtMl3

    Did Jerry Seinfeld kind of confirm a Seinfeld reunion? http://rtvote.com/1a467vr

    Justin Bieber’s horrendous 2014 start: http://rtvote.com/1hSakBN

    Veronica Barger
    Bio: Veronica is currently studying communications, law, economics, and government at American University in Washington, DC. Originally from New Jersey, she has held an interest in politics since the 2008 presidential election. Being a newly registered voter, she understands how important it is for young people to register to vote and have their voices heard. She looks to spread that message with Rock the Vote.

    Email the author at: blog(at)rockthevote.com



    News Round-Up: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

    Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

    SCOTUS will hear historic marriage equality cases today and tomorrow; Amanda Knox must return to Italy for a new trial; North Korea is putting its military in “combat ready” mode; Yahoo buys a 17-year-old’s app for $30 million; and a state in India is installing armed guards and drones to protect rhinos from poachers. Meanwhile, a NFL player may come out soon; a “Breaking Bad” script is stolen from Bryan Cranston’s car; and Dionne Warwick tells TMZ that she owes $10 million in taxes.

    Caitlin

    CRUCIAL:

    Amanda Knox’s Acquittal Overturned: What’s Next?, http://rtvote.com/16VIwrV
    Italy’s high court has overturned Amanda Knox’s acquittal, forcing her to once again stand trial for murdering her ex-roommate with whom she studied abroad in Italy. Knox’s lawyer says that she’s upset about having to face trial again but is willing to fight to prove her innocence. It’s not yet clear whether Knox will voluntarily return to Italy or whether she’ll be extradited. She may even face trial in absentia. Knox was acquitted for her roommate’s murder in an appeals court in Perugia in October 2011. She is currently studying creative-writing at the University of Washington.

    North Korea issues new threat to U.S. bases, http://rtvote.com/16VKW9Z
    North Korean officials have said that they are putting the country’s military in “combat ready” mode. The country is allegedly preparing to strike U.S. bases that it views as “aggressors,” meaning Hawaii and Guam and other places in the Pacific could be at risk. Meanwhile, the U.S. has responded that it can handle any attacks from Kim Jong-un

    Cyprus banks remain closed to avert run on deposits, http://rtvote.com/16VLD37
    Cyprus’ central bank announced Monday that its banks will not open until Thursday. The announcement came after the government negotiated a bailout deal from the EU in order to avoid bankruptcy. President Nicos Anastasiades said that Cyprus’ second-largest bank, Cyprus Popular, will close and wealthy depositors will lose a great deal of money.

    Boris Berezovsky post-mortem finds hanging is cause of death, http://rtvote.com/11HxQ01
    British police have said that Boris Berezovsky, one of Russia’s first post-Communist oligarchs and a critic of Vladimir Putin, died from causes consistent with a hanging and that there did not seem to be a violent struggle. His death has cast some suspicions on Putin and is seen as more corruption related to his regime.

    Armed Guards, Drones to Protect India’s Rhinos, http://rtvote.com/11Hysmn
    The government of India’s state of Assam has installed armed guards and drones to protect rhinos from poachers in its Kaziranga state park. The new laws even protect the guards if they kill a poacher.

    A historic moment as same-sex marriage arrives before Supreme Court, http://rtvote.com/16VO85x
    The Supreme Court will hear historic cases on marriage equality on Tuesday and Wednesday, including the overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8. Gay marriage activists will arge that the Constitution allows for same-sex marriage and that states should not be able to decide on the issue. Today SCOTUS will hear arguments against Proposition 8, which portends that California has the right to decide if marriage is legal only between a man and woman.

    SCOTUSBLOG, Reuters: ‘Prop 8 Unlikely to Be Upheld’, ‘Roberts Raises Doubts About California Case,’http://rtvote.com/16VJFQl
    The SCOTUS blog is reporting that Proposition 8, an amendment introduced in California that does not legally recognize gay marriage in the state, will most likely not be upheld by the Supreme Court. Today is the first day of oral arguments for the case. While the SCOTUS blog has predicted the striking down of Prop 8, as of 11am, it reported that the court did not have the five votes needed to overturn it. Chief Justice Roberts noted that the case does not address the core issue of same-sex marriage rights, while Justice Kennedy said that he was uncomfortable striking down the measure and would prefer to dismiss the case.

    Summly and its teen founder snapped up by Yahoo, http://rtvote.com/16VMQHD
    British 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio has sold his smartphone app Summly to Yahoo for $30 million. D’Aloisio began working on the app, which shortens content to make it easier to scroll, when he was 15-years-old and released it for iPhone four months ago. He will now be Yahoo’s youngest employee and will work from their London office. In regards to the sale, D’Aloisio has said “If you have a good idea, or you think there’s a gap in the market, just go out and launch it.”

    CULTURAL:

    Pedro’s 2 beers — & $338M ticket, http://rtvote.com/11HxfLW

    Some believe atmosphere is safe for gay NFL player to come out, http://rtvote.com/ZUkeun

    ‘BREAKING BAD’ SCRIPT MISSING AFTER CAR BREAK-IN, http://rtvote.com/11HxBlJ

    DIONNE WARWICK: I’M BANKRUPT, Owes $10 Mil in Taxes, http://rtvote.com/11HCvzb

    NBC’s ‘Today’ show exposed: Article shares ugly details of NBC’s ratings struggle, http://rtvote.com/11HCECy

    Caitlin Maguire
    Bio: Caitlin is the Marketing & Operations Manager for Rock the Vote
    @caitlinmagu
    Email the author at: blog(at)rockthevote.com



    NEWS ROUND-UP: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

    In today’s news, Jerry Sandusky’s eight victims will testify against him; Newt Gingrich surges in the polls; and scientists have developed a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus. In other news, Amanda Knox may land a book deal, and Andrew Bird announces new album.

    Coral + Caitlin

    CRUCIAL

    Russia election protests: Putin plays down losses, http://bbc.in/u8Shqz
    Yesterday in Russia, 300 protesters were arrested in one of the biggest opposition rallies the country has seen in years. Protestors came out against Russia’s recent election’s alleged voter fraud. In response, thousands of troops were deployed to the demonstrations and two opposition leaders were arrested. A judge has already sentenced the leader of the Solidarity movement, Ilya Yashin, to 15 days in prison for organizing an unauthorized rally. Meanwhile,  Russia’s Interior Minister Vasily Panchenkov said the troops were meant “to ensure the security of the citizens.”

    BP accuses Halliburton over Gulf of Mexico oil spill, http://bit.ly/rsExd2
    In a court filing on Tuesday, BP accused Halliburton of intentionally destroying incriminating evidence related to last year’s devastating Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP says that Halliburton trashed records of faulty cement slurry it made for the Macondo well off the coast of Lousiana. It’s also accusing Halliburton of deleting a computer model, and asked a court to hire a team of computer experts to dig it up. Eleven people died when the well blew out and the rig exploded, and BP has had to take most of the financial penalties. Halliburton is denying the accusations.

    Shias targeted in deadly Afghan shrine blasts, http://bit.ly/vntU3m
    At Abu-Ul Fazil, a Shiite shrine in the Afghan capital Kabul, at least 54 people were killed and 100 more injured after a suicide attack. Hundreds of people had gathered there to mark the holiday of Ashoura, a holiday that Shia were banned from celebrating under the Taliban. Also, four people were killed in a bombing near a mosque in the northern city of Mazar e Sharif. Attacks on Shiites had been rare in Kabul since the fall of the Taliban; most targets have been Western groups and military.

    Alpha to pay $200 million in UBB safety deal, http://bit.ly/vAPZ5M
    Federal prosecutors are supposed to announce on Tuesday that Alpha Natural Resources, the owners of the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia, have reportedly agreed to pay $200 million in fines, restitution, and mine-safety enforcements relating to a 2010 explosion. The “global settlement” will cover civil penalties for Performance Coal Company, the operators of the mine, but the deal does not resolve any potential criminal violations.

    All Eight of Jerry Sandusky’s Alleged Victims Will Testify Against Him, http://abcn.ws/rKiywO
    All eight of the boys who were allegedly sexually abused by former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky are coming forward to testify against him. Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, had said that one of the boys, named Victim 2 in the grand-jury report, had denied he was abused. “The kid is … now grown up, he’s in his 20s. He’s adamant that nothing sexual occurred,” Amendola said last month. The cases are alleged to have happened over 15 years. On Saturday, The New York Timespublished an interview with Sandusky where he says that former football coach Joe Paterno never confronted him about the accusations.

    Nashville homeless man says he got voter ID runaround, http://tnne.ws/v48NdE
    A Nashville homeless man, says he got the runaround from the Department of Safety when he attempted to apply for a free state identification to vote. Only after he made a call to an aide of U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper did he receive the ID. “She felt that I was homeless, which I am, and she didn’t want to help me with anything with the government,” he said about a clerk working at the Department of Safety’s office in the Snodgrass. “She acted like, ‘Look at this, nobody’s going to help him out anyway, because he’s homeless.’”

    Is it time to stop voting on Tuesdays? http://bit.ly/tOwooc
    The reason for voting on Tuesdays dates back to 1845 when law was written stating election day was to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Law makers added the “after the first Monday” clause so the election would never be held on the Catholic Holiday of All Saints Day. Tuesday was decided upon in order to give people a full day to travel after the day of rest. However, now these reasons are out of date, and people are having trouble getting out of work to make it to the polls. Some want to move Election Day to the weekend in order to promote a higher voter turn out. A bill called the Weekend Voting Act seeks to move Election Day to the first weekend in November, allowing voters to cast ballots on either Saturday or Sunday.

    Romney staff spent nearly $100,000 to hide records, http://reut.rs/u3NXxv
    Before leaving the post of the Governor of Massachusetts in 2007, Mitt Romney spent nearly $100,000 in state funds replacing the computers in his office in order to keep records private. State officials say the move was legal, but acknowledge laws are vague when it comes to technology. Before he left office, Romney’s staff had emails deleted from state servers, erasing much of the internal documentation from his four-year tenure as governor.

    Newt Gingrich surges in new polls, http://usat.ly/u4KDFL
    Newt Gingrich appears to be pulling ahead in the polls. The Washington Post/ABC News survey in Iowa shows Gingrich with 33% of support among likely GOP caucus-goers, while Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have 15%. In South Carolina, another key early voting state, the former House speaker leads Romney by nearly 17 percentage points. Texas Gov. Rick Perry comes in well behind Gingrich and Romney.

    (via NY Times) Fund-Raising Gains New Urgency for Gingrich Camp: ‘With just four weeks to go until the Republican primary season begins, Newt Gingrich  spent his Monday not on the hustings of Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina, but in Midtown Manhattan, prospecting for what his newly resurgent campaign needs most desperately: money. Bolstered by strong debate performances and top billing in some recent Republican polls, Mr. Gingrich cruised into the Union League Club for a fund-raiser and news conference, followed by private meetings with potential high-dollar donors around Manhattan.’  http://nyti.ms/rTVeKC

    Vaccine developed against Ebola, http://bbc.in/saCwy0
    Scientists has developed a vaccine that protects mice from a deadly form of the Ebola virus. Ebola kills 90% of the people that it infects. Previous vaccines, relying on crippled viral particles, degraded too quickly to be useful. The new vaccine, however, is made from a synthetic viral protein and can be stored long term. The vaccine protected 80 percent of mice from the virus. The next step is to test the vaccine on a strain of the virus more similar to the one that infects humans.

    South Korean robot prison guards: R2-D2 maybe, not the Terminator, http://lat.ms/vaUmIf
    In South Korea, a 5-foot-tall, four-wheeled prison guard robot will patrol the behind-bars hallways of penal institutions and even assess the mental states of prisoners. “The robots are not terminators,” according to one scientist who helped design them. The boxy yellow and white robots have been hired for night patrols at a jail in the city of Pohang. They will scoot around the prison corridors and scan inmate cells for suspicious activity and injured or hostile inmates. Their month-long trial begins in March.

    CULTURAL

    Rex W. Huppke says “We need electronic gadgets with opinions — our own, of course,” http://trib.in/v79GdS

    Spike Dolomite Ward presents “‘Obamacare’ to the rescue,” http://lat.ms/rK0Wpa

    The Wall Street Journal believes “Fortuño Favors the GOP,” http://on.wsj.com/uO05Gx

    Frederick M. Hess and Linda Darling-Hammond describe “How to Rescue Education Reform,” http://nyti.ms/uO2sd6

    Amanda Knox  Signs with Book Agent  Who Repped Barack Obama, http://bit.ly/sHZVXj

    Kim Richards’ Rehab Stay Is “a Step in the Right Direction,” Says Adrienne Maloof, http://bit.ly/sVJgAL

    Carrie Underwood Wins Big At American Country Awards, http://on.mtv.com/rADIc2

    Andrew Bird Announces New Album, http://p4k.in/v3RcWy

    coral@rockthevote.com
    Bio: Coral is the Marketing Intern at Rock the Vote

    Email the author at: blog(at)rockthevote.com



    NEWS ROUND-UP: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011

    Monday, November 7th, 2011

    In today’s news, Iran may have mastered its nuclear capabilities; thousands of activists protested the Keystone pipeline in DC on Sunday; and a fourth Cain accuser may go public today. In entertainment news, Radiohead announces a U.S. tour, and Robert De Niro will play Bernie Madoff.

    Coral + Caitlin

    CRUCIAL

    Greek Leaders Reach Deal to Form a New Government, http://nyti.ms/vDCGXP
    On Sunday, Greek political leaders agreed to form a transitional administration to oversee the country’s EU bailout. The deal will force Prime Minister George Papandreou to resign. The country’s two main parties, the Socialists and the New Democracy party, will govern together, and a non-politician is expected to take over for Papendreou. The new prime minister would govern long enough to see the debt deal to its conclusion and write a budget for 2011.

    IAEA says foreign expertise has brought Iran to threshold of nuclear capability, http://wapo.st/tT62DA
    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) states in a bombshell report that Iran is on the brink of nuclear capacity. Allegedly, Iran’s government has mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon, receiving assistance from Soviet, Pakistan, and North Korean scientists. Officials believe that Iran did not stop its program in 2003 but instead, money for research was funneled through seemingly harmless civilian institutions.

    Intrigue, betrayal in Rome as Berlusconi fights on, http://reut.rs/sLQRM8
    Silvio Berlusconi’s parliamentary majority could crumble during a budget vote on Tuesday, and a no-confidence vote may come soon after. Italian papers estimate that enough of Berlusconi’s majority may rebel and topple his government. Fears are growing in Europe over Italy’s debt after the yield on Italian bonds rose to a euro-era high of 6.4 percent on Friday.

    In Sexual Abuse Case, a Focus on How Paterno Reacted, http://nyti.ms/sQYgR9
    In 2002, a graduate student at Penn State University witnessed football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually harassing a young boy. Instead of telling the police, the student went to head coach Joe Paterno, who told the university’s athletic director. Law enforcement says Paterno did his duty in reporting the alleged abuse to a higher official, but he is still coming under fire for never following up.

    Amanda Knox’s Ex Says ‘Cruel Injustice’ Crushed Their Love,
    http://abcn.ws/seYElw
    In his first interview since being released from Italian prison, Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend, blames their split on the “cruel injustices” they endured. “Our love was like a seed that was not allowed to grow because it was brutally stamped on. We were both victims of a cruel injustice and our relationship was overcome,” he said in an interview with Italian television. He added that he still has “affection” for Knox. Sollecito also indicated that he has reached out to the family of the victim, but he “found the doors closed.”

    Thousands protest at White House over pipeline, http://usat.ly/rSTg7Q
    On Sunday, exactly one year before the 2012 presidential election, thousands of activists gathered outside of the White House to protest TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. Supporters of the pipeline say it will create thousands of jobs and reduce American dependence on foreign oil. Those against the pipeline say it is hazardous for the environment and public health. The founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council said Obama’s “trying to get elected, but there’s also a really important decision that he’s got to make to put us on the right path. That’s what leadership is.”

    Driver’s License Offices Help Residents With New TN Voter ID Laws,
    http://bit.ly/szuX10
    New laws in Tennessee require that all citizens present a valid state issued ID before casting a ballot in the 2012 election. Tennessee drivers licenses offices are trying to help those without the proper ID by staying open the first Saturday of every month. The offices will be open only for people wanting to get a valid photo ID. “I guess it’s ok, I don’t really understand it, I don’t know if the other states have it or not” says Billie Beaver who went to the office for a new photo ID.

    House Democrats Tell States to Fight ‘Disturbing Trend’ Of Voting Laws, http://huff.to/tveLH7
    House Democrats have written a letter to the Secretaries of State asking them to forget partisan politics and stop the trend of voter ID laws in the states. On Thursday, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) presented the letter at a press conference. The letter called the new laws a “form of voter profiling that makes it difficult for people of certain groups to participate” in the democratic system.

    Hard Economic Times Rob Young Voters of ‘Hope’ http://bit.ly/tufpUV
    With the rate of unemployment for young Americans at a high, Obama might have trouble convincing voters there is “hope” for tomorrow during his 2012 campaign. In September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the unemployment rate for adults ages 18 to 34 was 12.1 percent, well above the 9 percent national average. “The State of Young America” says that the economic slowdown has battered Americans ages 18 to 34, both in terms of their current employment prospects and their hopes for tomorrow.

    New Woman Accusing Herman Cain Of Sexual Harassment Hires Gloria Allred, http://bit.ly/sATUBY
    A new woman alleging sexual harassment by presidential hopeful Herman Cain will break her silence at a news conference with her powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred Monday afternoon in New York City. Cain admitted that several woman who were working under him while he was the president of the National Restaurant Association had received settlements, and Politico says that they received them due to sexual harassment claims. The woman, who will be the first to go public on Monday, sought Cain’s help with an employment issue and was allegedly sexually harassed by him.

    CULTURAL

    Nate Silver wants to know is, “Cain: Up, Down or Sideways?” http://bit.ly/rOFldx

    American University Professor Herman Schwartz speaks out against, “GOP’s voter suppression” http://politi.co/rHbKUc

    Lohan released from L.A. jail, http://bit.ly/uMSGOB

    Robert De Niro to star as Bernie Madoff, http://tgr.ph/rw96Kd

    Ai Weiwei China tax bill paid by supporters, http://bbc.in/uYexV0

    Radiohead Announce U.S. Tour, http://p4k.in/tiazcZ

    coral@rockthevote.com
    Bio: Coral is the Marketing Intern at Rock the Vote

    Email the author at: blog(at)rockthevote.com