(CNN) - An author of a highly critical report on pending immigration legislation has resigned his post at the conservative Heritage Foundation after his previous writings, including a dissertation citing lower IQ among immigrants, drew widespread anger.
"Jason Richwine let us know he's decided to resign from his position," a spokesman for the Heritage Foundation said Friday. "He's no longer employed by Heritage. It is our long-standing policy not to discuss internal personnel matters."
Washington (CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain defended his "9-9-9" tax reform plan Sunday, saying the plan is fair and would not cause people with limited financial resources to pay more in taxes than they do currently.
Cain's proposal to do away with the current tax code in favor of a 9% corporate tax rate, 9% individual tax rate, and new 9% national sales tax has become the policy centerpiece of his increasingly popular 2012 White House bid.