Cain Crisis: A crisis facing U.S. Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain threatened to escalate even as he declared himself the victim of a "smear campaign" over allegations of sexual harassment, Reuters reports.
Extradited: A London court ruled on Wednesday that Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, can be extradited to Sweden for questioning over allegations of sexual abuse there last year, The New York Times reports.
Tough Job: The federal watchdog who first raised concerns over the federal loan program used for the now-defunct solar company Solyndra is scheduled to slated to tell lawmakers today that the department‘s efforts to quickly distribute $35.2 billion in economic stimulus funding “was more challenging than many had originally envisioned," according to The Washington Post.
Crack Sentences: For thousands of prison inmates convicted of crack cocaine charges, the prison doors will be opening early, thanks to sentencing changes easing the disparity between the penalties for possessing or distributing crack vs. powder cocaine, CNN reports.
Keystone Decision: President Barack Obama indicated Tuesday he’ll be making the final call on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline that would run from Alberta to Texas, Politico reports.