The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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HERMAN CAIN: ABC News’ Susan Archer: “ Cain Visits Jimmy Kimmel; Will Address 4th Accuser in Presser Tuesday” In the midst of a barrage sexual harassment allegations, including a forth accuser speaking out today, Herman Cain made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on ABC. Kimmel devoted much of his opening monologue to the allegations made by Sharon Bialek, who is the latest woman to accuse Cain of sexual harassment during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association, and the first woman to come forward publicly in a press conference. LINK

The Hills’ Justin Sink: “ Woman claims Cain groped her, he calls allegation ‘completely false’” A former employee of a foundation tied to the National Restaurant Association accused presidential hopeful Herman Cain of inappropriate sexual advances in July of 1997. Sharon Bialek, who worked for the group’s education foundation in Chicago between 1996 and 1997, made the allegations during a press conference with celebrity attorney Gloria Allred Monday afternoon. LINK

USA Today’s Jackie Kucinich and Catalina Camia: “ Harassment allegations haven’t hurt Cain’s support yet” Sharon Bialek of Chicago became the first woman to publicly accuse Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual misconduct, saying on Monday that it occurred while he was the National Restaurant Association president during the late 1990s. So far, the burgeoning scandal surrounding accusations of sexual harassment has not eroded Cain’s support, but that could change, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll released Monday. LINK

The New York Daily News’ Thomas M. Defrank, Edgar Sandoval and Alison Gendar: “ Herman Cain denies sex harassment allegations to Jimmy Kimmel: ‘We are taking this head-on’” GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain has scheduled a Tuesday press conference to address accusations that he shoved his hand up a woman’s skirt and pulled her head toward his crotch 14 years ago. “We are taking this head-on,” he said during a joke-filled segment on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” early Tuesday. LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Robin Abcarian and Geraldine Baum: “ Herman Cain accuser goes public with sexual harassment claim” In an escalation that sent Herman Cain’s presidential campaign into dangerous new territory, a woman offered a graphic public account of being groped by the Republican candidate 14 years ago during the same period in which three other women have anonymously claimed he harassed them. With women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred at her side in New York and a national television audience watching, Sharon Bialek said she went public Monday to “give a face and voice to those women who cannot or do not wish to come forward.” LINK

The New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg and Michael Shear: “ Woman Accuses Cain of Groping; He Denies Charge” Putting a face and a name for the first time to accusations of sexual harassment against the Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, a woman stepped forward on Monday to say that Mr. Cain made an unwanted and rough physical advance on her 14 years ago when he was the chief of the National Restaurant Association. LINK

The Washington Post’s Perry Bacon Jr. and Dan Eggen: “ Can Herman Cain’s Campaign weather latest sexual harassment allegations?” Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain faced a new set of political challenges Monday after graphic allegations by a Chicago woman raised questions among GOP operatives and activists about the candidate’s ability to survive the growing scandal. LINK

OTHER / VOTERS: The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “ Poll Finds Voters Deeply Torn” A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found an electorate that is convinced the country’s economic structures favor an affluent elite and is still deeply torn as to whether President Barack Obama or any of his leading Republican rivals can pull the nation out of decline.  The survey has some good news for both Mr. Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS: “ Herman Cain Accuser: ‘Come Clean’LINKGloria Allred Represents 4th Woman Accusing Cain of Sexual HarassmentLINK

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