The Herman Cain campaign has responded to the allegations of sexual harassment by giving journalists copies of the Society of Professional Journalist Code of Ethics. The Cain campaign is highlighting the provisions on the use of anonymous sources and evaluating their truthfulness. However, this has not stopped journalists from asking Cain questions about the allegations, even though Cain has refused to make any further comments.
The latest unemployment data says that the majority of unemployed Americans are no longer eligible for unemployment benefits, meaning they have been unemployed for over 99 weeks. According to Department of Labor statistics, only 48 percent of the 14 million unemployed Americans are now receiving unemployment benefits.
A group of lawmakers are urging the debt supercommittee to "go big" and propose $4 trillion in deficit reduction instead of the mandated $1.2 trillion. Reps. Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Heath Shuler (D-NC) are leading the group, which says that $1.2 trillion in cuts will only "kick the can down the road" when we are "out of road," according to Simpson.
While some of the so-called 99% are on record desiring the end of capitalism, some people are using capitalism to benefit from the Occupy Wall Street protests. Clothing designers and merchandise vendors are preparing coffee mugs, t-shirts, and a variety of other merchandise with Occupy slogans. Meanwhile, some protesters are upset, saying that this stands against everything the protests stand for.