Charlie Pierce of’s Politics Blogcalls in at 7:30am to talk about Herman Cain’s latest accuser

 Wisconsin State Rep. Brett Hulsey (D) calls in at 8:30am to update us on the WI Gov. Scott Walker recall efforts

 An Atlanta businesswoman has accused GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain of having had an affair with her that lasted nearly 14 years, a claim the candidate flatly denied Monday.

 Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank announced Monday that he would retire at the end of his 16th term in early 2013, citing his redrawn district boundaries and his desire to write as reasons.

 Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback apologized Monday for what he called his staff’s “overreaction” to a disparaging tweet directed at him by a high school senior during a state Capitol visit. “My staff overreacted to this tweet, and for that I apologize,” the governor said. “Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms.”

 Dr. Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop icon Michael Jackson, will be sentenced today. Jackson’s mother, Katherine, hopes Murray gets the harshest sentence possible: four years in a state prison.


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