POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, November 9, 2011
November 9th, 2011
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

WASHINGTON/POLITICAL:

CNN: Mississippi rejects abortion amendment; Ohio repeals anti-union law
Mississippi voters Tuesday rejected a controversial amendment that would have defined life as beginning at conception while Ohio voters repealed a law that limited the collective bargaining rights of public workers, CNN projects.

CNN: GOP Aides: Super-committee Republicans open to tax increases
A mere two weeks before the congressional budget super committee's November 23 deadline, GOP members of the deficit-reduction panel have signaled a willingness to accept tax increases as part of a broader deficit reduction package, CNN learned Tuesday.

CNN: Cain rejects latest allegations as debate nears
At a news conference Tuesday, Herman Cain said he had no memory of the first accuser to publicly describe misconduct by the presidential hopeful.

CNN: Block falsely links Cain accuser with reporter
Herman Cain's chief-of-staff Mark Block on Tuesday wrongly claimed that the son of a woman who accused Cain of sexual harassment worked at POLITICO, a news outlet that first broke the story.

NATIONAL:

CNN: Air Force admits incidents of 'gross mismanagement' at Dover mortuary
U.S. Air Force investigators found "serious misconduct" in the handling of remains of the nation's war dead at the Dover Air Force Base Mortuary, the Office of Special Counsel said Tuesday.

CNN: Penn State trustees call for inquiry into sex abuse claims
Penn State's board of trustees says it will create a special committee on Friday to investigate the sex abuse allegations made against a former assistant football coach.

CNN: NBA players holding firm after owners' ultimatum
There has been no change in NBA players' position in the face of an ultimatum from the owners as the two sides try to reach a collective bargaining agreement, the president of the players' association said Tuesday.

CNN: Police: Foul play possible in case of missing Washington toddler
Police in suburban Seattle said Tuesday they have not ruled out the possibility of foul play in the disappearance of a 2-year-old boy who was reported missing after being left alone in a car by his mother.

INTERNATIONAL:

CNN: Italy's Berlusconi to resign as prime minister
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Tuesday that he would resign after Parliament approves a new budget that includes austerity measures sought by international lenders.

CNN: U.N.: More than 3,500 killed in Syria
More than 3,500 Syrians have been killed since the government crackdown on protesters started in mid-March, a spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Tuesday.

CNN: Report: Iran developing nuclear bombs
The International Atomic Energy Agency issued a critical report Tuesday saying that it has "serious concerns" about Iran's nuclear program and has obtained "credible" information that the Islamic republic may be developing nuclear weapons.

CNN: Haiti cholera victims demand U.N. compensation
More than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims have filed a petition with the United Nations, demanding millions of dollars in compensation for their suffering in an epidemic widely blamed on Nepalese peacekeepers, the victims' lawyers said Tuesday.

BUSINESS:

CNN Money: Bill Clinton: How I'd fix the economy
Move over Congress. Move over President Obama. Bill Clinton is back - and he has a lot of economy-fixing ideas.

CNN Money: Berlusconi resignation adds to debt drama
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi agreed to resign Tuesday, adding to the drama surrounding Greek and Italian sovereign debt issues. His departure could come as late as the first week of December, after a final vote on the budget. But he could be forced out sooner if investors drive up the interest rates on Italian bonds before then.

CNN Money: Facebook is now too big to buy
Yahoo, Google and Microsoft have all toyed over the years with acquiring Facebook, but those days are long gone: The company is now too big to buy, according to its top executives.

In Case You Missed It…
CNN’s Kate Bolduan reports on a trial involving a boy and his families request to have "Israel" listed as his place of birth was addressed by the Supreme Court. Kate Bolduan reports.


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  1. J.V.Hodgson

    Moves on Union rights and abortion/conception in republican states a good sign and even more so the Debt committee republicans facing reality of tax increases to get meaningful numbers to avoid a downgrade. thay should consider putting the AJA measures into the package as well
    Cain should drop out gracefully while still denying the charges Sexual harrassment is a civil misdemeanor as I understand it so is it not statute barred after 6 years if not pursued in court before then?? I believe I am right Let us all know as it makes these claimd somewhat spurious does it not asthey will never be legally proven.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    November 9, 2011 05:43 am at 5:43 am |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    ►CNN: Mississippi rejects abortion amendment; Ohio repeals anti-union law
    The Democrats are awake and it’s obvious we will not take anymore
    Overreaching from the right – you can’t run this country from one side
    I was just hoping we could have done BETTER in VA this election time
    But McDonnell – don’t get creepy and pull a Kasich!!!!!!

    ►CNN: GOP Aides: Super-committee Republicans open to tax increases
    $300 billion over 10 years – okay – Now hit it some more with “other” decreases!

    ►CNN: Cain rejects latest allegations as debate nears
    Hopefully – but he won’t – “maybe” he’ll disappear!!

    ►CNN: Block falsely links Cain accuser with reporter
    Cain’s campaign is going down as being the GREATEST DISTORTERS!!
    The RIGHT put a “not better than” Black man forcibly out there
    And they have NO INTENTIONS of electing him – they “really” don’t care

    Off to work – HAVE A NICE DAY!! :-)

    November 9, 2011 06:56 am at 6:56 am |