David Bender of the Progressive Voices Smartphone App calls in at 6:30am to talk about the fall of Herman Cain and the rise of Newt Gingrich

 President Barack Obama warned Wednesday of a “massive blow to the economy” if Republicans oppose him over extending a payroll tax cut, as he campaigned for more money in the pockets ofU.S. workers.

 A defiant Herman Cain tried to turn the tables on his growing legion of critics and accusers Wedneday, blasting them for allegedly engaging in gutter politics and giving no indication of any immediate intent to abandon his embattled presidential campaign.

 Newt Gingrich argued yesterday that he’s replacing Mitt Romney as the GOP’s most steady presidential front-runner. “I would have thought originally it was going to be a ‘Mitt and Not-Mitt’,” Gingrich said. “It may turn out to be ‘Newt and Not-Newt,’ and that’s a very different formula.”

 Mitt Romney added another key New Hampshire endorsement to his column Wednesday night. New Hampshire State Senate President Peter Bragdon endorsed the formerMassachusetts governor, calling Romney the “right leader at the right time.”

 Stocks rocketed Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it was joining other major central banks in injecting more money into the global financial system. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 12,000 for the first time Since Nov. 15.


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