New York (CNN) - While speaking to reporters outside of a meeting with Donald Trump on Monday, Republican presidential contender Herman Cain dialed back his criticism of Rick Perry over his family's use of a hunting camp named "Niggerhead."
"I really don't care about that word. They painted over it," he said, referring to a sign painted on a rock at the property the Texas Governor once leased. The Washington Post first reported Sunday that the slur appeared on the hunting grounds' gated entrance.
(CNN) -The street artist who created the ubiquitous red, white and blue Obama "Hope" posters was arrested Friday in Boston on outstanding graffiti charges, police said.
Shepard Fairey, 38, was arrested en route to an opening party for his first solo art exhibition on two outstanding warrants for property damage by graffiti, Boston police said.
Officer James Kenneally said the instances of graffiti involved images of the late wrestler Andre the Giant - Fairey's tag.
The Friday arrest represents Fairey's second legal tangle this week.
Earlier, the Associated Press accused him of copyright infringement, saying the iconic "Hope" portrait of the president is based on an April 2006 photograph of Obama taken by AP's Mannie Garcia.
NEW YORK (CNN) - New York Gov. David Paterson appears to be slowly nearing the end of his lengthy deliberation process over whom to appoint to replace Hillary Clinton as New York's junior senator.
Paterson has stated that he would wait until the Senate confirmed Clinton as secretary of state before he formally selected her replacement. Clinton is expected to be confirmed when the Senate convenes at 3 p.m. after the inaugural Tuesday.
In an appearance on CNN's "American Morning" on Monday, Paterson denied having settled on a replacement for Clinton, maintaining that he's still weighing several possibilities.