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5:34 Cain accuser talks.

5:28 "We do not have conclusive proof" that it's the "Democrat machine." I think I speak for the "Democrat machine" when I say they'd love nothing better than to run against Herman Cain.

5:23 "I also have instances of women sexually harassing men." And also, the black racism is history's greatest monster.

5:20 Reporter asks Cain will he take a lie-detector test. This gives me a moment to point out the psuedo-science of "lie detection." Cain of course said he'd take one.

5:18 Second Herman Cain accuser says she wants to go public.

5:15 Cain says accusations are the machinations of the "Democrat machine."

5:13 Always love when politicians denounce "politics." Indeed, what's with this whole voting, organizing and electioning thing?

5:11 Cain claims yesterday was the first time he'd seen this woman. Again, this seems like it should be knowable. 

5:07 "When recollections have fade..." Yeah, I tend to forget all the times I've reached up some woman's dress and requested some quid pro quo...

5:00 Nothing yet, but I wonder about the optics. Usually there's a wife brought out in this sort of situation. 

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. More

Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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