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    Cain Accuser’s Settlement Dated 9/99

    FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  To hear some Republican presidential candidates tell it, the president’s pen is a magic wand that can make Obamacare vanish in one day and sweep in cheaper health care, economic growth and lots of jobs in businesses freed from the health care law’s heavy hand. But there is no such fairy dust in Washington. Across the board, the contenders pledge to repeal the overhaul. In doing so, some are more realistic than others about what they can achieve and how fast. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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    Herman Cain might have to update his numerology theories. The attorney for one of the women accusing Cain of sexual harassment says his client’s settlement was dated in September 1999—or 9/99, the same numerical catchphrase as the Republican candidate’s tax plan. The attorney has requested that the National Restaurant Association, which Cain headed in the 1990s, free his client from her nondisclosure agreement. The allegations appear to be having no effect on Cain’s campaign. A new Washington Post–ABC News poll shows him running even with Mitt Romney, with seven in 10 Republicans saying the allegations don’t matter when it comes to picking a candidate.

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