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Herman Cain to ride around promoting 9-9-9 on 'Cain's Revolution Solution' bus tour
Herman Cain announced in an interview with Sean Hannity Wednesday night that he plans to start a new bus tour to encourage legislators to embrace his 9-9-9 plan, Brett Smiley writes at New York magazine's Daily Intel blog

About Willard
Harold Pollack does not like referring to President Obama as "Barry" or Mitt Romney as "Willard."

This won’t play well in South Carolina
Erick Erickson of Redstate writes that Rick Santorum is voicing disagreement with Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on supporting earmarks.

Santorum: Sue Obama over recess appointsments
Rick Santorum thinks the Senate should sue President Obama over his recess appointments.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Obama defies lawmakers with recess appointments to NLRB
President Obama announced on Wednesday he would make recess appointments not only to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau but also vacant spots on the National Labor Relations Board, according to The Hill's Kevin Bogardus

Perry confirms he's still in GOP race
Rick Perry said Wednesday he's staying in the presidential race, even after a disappointing showing in the Iowa caucus, reports The Hill's Alicia M. Cohn.

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