Herman Cain Is Mourned, Celebrated at His Funeral in Atlanta

Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate, businessman and close ally of President Donald Trump, was guided by his Christian faith in politics, business and his personal life, his pastor said at his funeral Friday.

Cain “made his mark on this world” and his life will be celebrated for years to come, the Rev. Kenneth Lamont Alexander of Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta said.

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EXCLUSIVE: Carol Swain and Herman Cain Say Support for Trump is Growing

Former Vanderbilt University professor Dr. Carol Swain and former Presidential candidate Herman Cain both agreed that support for President Trump is growing and not just in the black community, in an exclusive interview with The Tennessee Star prior to the official start of the Trump rally in Tulsa Saturday.

Both are members of the Black Voices for Trump Advisory Board, which started out with about 35 members and has now expanded to about 50.  The Board includes other spiritual and social leaders such as Dr. Alveda King, Reverend C. L. Bryant, Deneen Borelli, Diamond and Silk and the Hodge Twins.  At the insistence of others, Cain said he serves as one of the Board’s co-chairs.

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Herman Cain’s Fed Nomination May Be Over Before It Starts

by Whitney Tipton   Several GOP senators expressed concern Tuesday over Trump’s selection of Herman Cain for the Federal Reserve Board, casting doubt that the former GOP presidential candidate will be formally nominated. Two Republicans raising issues, Republican North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer and Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, are members of the Banking Committee, whose nomination hearing would be a critical step prior to full Senate chamber consideration, should Cain be formally named. “It’s hard for me to imagine he’d be confirmed,” said Cramer in comments made to reporters after a closed-door Senate GOP meeting, according to The Wall Street Journal. Cramer has questioned Cain’s fitness because of sexual harassment allegations made against him. “That’s a very big problem for me—I think for a lot of people, and rightfully so.” Scott, another Banking Committee member, downplayed the harassment issue, “That’s a part of what I need to look at.” Scott added that Cain was “obviously qualified” for the position because of his experience on the Kansas City Fed and that the “question is what is the entire portfolio of his activities and interests and challenges,” The WSJ reported. Cain, also a former pizza chain CEO and unsuccessful U.S.…

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Trump Picks Former Presidential Candidate Herman Cain for Fed Board

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate former pizza chain executive and Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, where he will help set interest rates for the world’s biggest economy. “I have recommended him highly for the Fed,” Trump said in a press conference Thursday. “I’ve told my folks that’s the man.” Trump has been a vocal and strident critic of the Fed’s rate hikes under Jerome Powell, whom the president picked two years ago to chair the U.S. central bank. Trump’s other Fed appointees have also supported the Powell Fed’s rate hikes, which the president has said hurt the economy. This year the Fed has put rate hikes on hold, citing a slowing economy and risks from overseas. Trump, meanwhile, has continued to rail against the Fed, even as he has said he will nominate conservative commentator Stephen Moore, a proponent of rate cuts, for a second vacant seat on the Fed Board. Asked if he is sending a signal to the Fed with the pair of nominations, Trump said: “None whatsoever. He’s a highly respected man. He’s a friend of mine. He’s somebody that gets it, and I hope everything goes…

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Herman Cain Commentary: Five Things We Can Be Thankful For in the Trump Era

by Herman Cain   It’s the season of gratitude and time to take measure of the great ways we can appreciate all that we have as Americans. Here are five things that Donald Trump has done for our country, for which we can all be grateful as one nation. Historic Prosperity GDP data strongly indicate that the American economy is on pace to grow by more than 3 percent in 2018 — maybe even 3.5 percent. Democrats like Barack Obama said it couldn’t be done — that sluggish growth of 2 percent or less was the “new normal” and we should just get used to it. I, for one, am thankful President Trump proved that those pessimistic projections were utter nonsense. In just 22 months, President Trump has delivered historic levels of job creation. Unemployment is at an all-time low for Black and Hispanic Americans. Consumer confidence is at an 18-year high. Wages are growing for ordinary Americans. Small business confidence is at a 45-year high. American manufacturing operations are hiring once again. There’s something for everyone to be thankful for in this economy. Avoided Foreign Wars Compared to his predecessors, fewer U.S. servicemen and women have been deployed overseas thanks to President Trump’s judicious use of the American military. This is not…

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