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US politics live: Eric Holder faces ‘Fast and Furious’ questions in Congress

1.20pm: Virginia Tech is in lock-down after shots were heard near the campus: Virginia Tech says a police officer has been shot, and a possible second victim has been reported at a parking lot near the campus. Authorities are seeking a suspect. A campus-wide alert tells students and faculty to stay inside and lock doors. […]

Massachusetts to allow access to Romney paper records

Massachusetts will allow some public access to hundreds of previously off-limits boxes of official records generated by Mitt Romney‘s office when he was governor from 2003 to 2007, a state official said on Tuesday. Romney has asserted that a 1997 decision by the Massachusetts state supreme court means that while paper records of his administration […]

US politics live: Herman Cain denies endorsement rumours

Good morning: Herman Cain may have crashed out of the Republican presidential nomination contest but now the battle begins for his followers, donors and supporters, orphaned by Cain’s decision to drop out. Cain is said to be holding a press conference at 2pm today – supposedly to announce who he is endorsing – although Cain’s […]

Mitt Romney’s staff spent nearly $100,000 to hide records

Mitt Romney spent nearly $100,000 in state funds to replace computers in his office at the end of his term as governor of Massachusetts in 2007 as part of an unprecedented effort to keep his records secret, Reuters has learned. The move during the final weeks of Romney’s administration was legal but unusual for a […]

Herman Cain ends bid for Republican presidential nomination

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain announces the suspension of his 2012 bid for the White House, saying ‘false and unproved’ sexual accusations have made it impossible for him to carry on. Cain’s departure leaves the race a contest between former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and surging rival Newt Gingrich

Herman Cain suspends campaign for Republican presidential nomination

Beleaguered Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, whose effort to win the White House was rocked by claims of infidelity and sexual harrassment, suspended his campaign on Saturday. Cain, a black former pizza magnate turned hero of the Tea Party right, told a crowd of supporters in his home base of Atlanta, Georgia, that he had […]

Herman Cain suspends GOP presidential campaign

Herman Cain has said he is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in order to avoid news coverage that is hurtful to his family. Cain’s announcement came five days after a woman claimed she and Cain had an affair for more than a decade, a claim that followed several allegations of sexual harassment […]

Herman Cain on the campaign trail – in pictures

A look back at the rapid rise and fall of the once strong contender for the Republican presidential nomination

Republicans debate foreign policy

13 November 2011 Last updated at 04:16 GMT There were no clear winners in the Republican foreign policy debate The eight contenders for the US Republican presidential nomination have debated foreign policy in the state of South Carolina. They said they would stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, but differed over how to do […]

Herman Cain addresses accusations: as it happened

Herman Cain has bowed to the inevitable and will today address the mounting accusations of sexual misconduct aimed against him – most recently the graphic charges of sexual assault made by Sharon Bialek – as the controversy threatens to engulf his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Cain holds two events today: an interview […]