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That's the $39 billion question: Can AT&T salvage its proposed merger with T-Mobile by offering to sell a not-insignificant share of the latter company's assets, say, 40 percent?

At this point, any reworked deal to combine the companies is going to be butting up against fearsome odds: The FCC on Tuesday released a 100-plus page report outlining in extensive detail the findings of its review of the transaction, and they aren't pretty, especially not for AT&T.

The FCC accuses AT&T of overstating the proposed network efficiencies that would be derived from the merger and understating the proposed harms to competition and consumers, and as such, could not find the merger in the public interest.

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On Fox News this evening, Herman Cain repeatedly mentioned to Neil Cavuto that Ginger White was in financial trouble to explain away her accusations: “this Ginger White was having financial problems. And I was trying to help her. And, boom, she decides she will go public with this information.” Cain even mentioned that her 4:30am texts were about money.

Cain’s message: White is desperate for money. The insinuation: she could be bought by Democrats trying to take him down.

On Fox News this evening, Herman Cain repeatedly mentioned to Neil Cavuto that Ginger White was in financial trouble to explain away her accusations: “this Ginger White was having financial problems. And I was trying to help her. And, boom, she decides she will go public with this information.” Cain even mentioned that her 4:30am texts were about money.

Cain’s message: White is desperate for money. The insinuation: she could be bought by Democrats trying to take him down.

If you've been to an event in D.C. about civil rights issues, Barbara Arnwine is probably a familiar face. As executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, she's most recently been calling attention to the impact that voter ID laws could have on keeping minorities from the polls.

But this week Arnwine has been in the news for a different reason: her home was raided by Prince George's County Police on Nov. 21 because police suspect her nephew in an armed robbery. Arnwine says that police didn't tell her why her home was being searched and held her family at gunpoint for several hours. She's considering a lawsuit.

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Asked about his strategy of going to Ohio on Wednesday by Fox News' Neil Cavuto, Cain responded: ‘the political elites think I ought to be doing it one way.’ But Cain says he is not following the traditional model, which would have meant dropping out a long time ago. ‘I’m running an early primary state camapign and making my presence known in later states that will be critical in the presidential election,’ Cain said. When the interview finished, Cain said he was headed directly to New Hampshire.

Asked about his strategy of going to Ohio on Wednesday by Fox News' Neil Cavuto, Cain responded: ‘the political elites think I ought to be doing it one way.’ But Cain says he is not following the traditional model, which would have meant dropping out a long time ago. ‘I’m running an early primary state camapign and making my presence known in later states that will be critical in the presidential election,’ Cain said. When the interview finished, Cain said he was headed directly to New Hampshire.

Cain admits that his fundraising has dropped significantly as a result of the allegations launched against but denies he’s in big trouble: ‘I haven’t had any of my high dollar contributors calling up to say I’m not with you,’ he told Neil Cavuto on Fox News.

Speaking with Fox’s Neil Cavuto, Cain said he’ll make a final decision on his presidential run within a week from today.

Ending the interview, Cavuto dinged Cain, saying, “Well, at least you didn’t just say 999.”

Good point, bad timing.

Mitt Romney complained in his FOX News interview that some of his alleged "flip flops" are actually based on misleadingly edited quotes.

"And there's no question, but that people are going to take snippets and take things out of context and try and show that there are differences," he said.

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In an interview on Fox News this afternoon, Herman Cain portrayed the accusations of sexual harassment and the recent allegation of a 13-year affair with Atlanta businesswoman Ginger White as a “a direct character assassination, pure and simple.”

After hedging on who was behind said “character assassination,” Cain suggested it was Democrats, “I can only conjecture that maybe i’m the democrats worst nightmare.”

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