Every afternoon we surf your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for December 1, 2011:

Washington Post: The unintended consequences of racial preferences

Washington Times: Senate defies threat of veto in terrorist custody vote

Washington Examiner: FLOTUS dines at Co Co. Sala

USA Today: Kris Humphries files to annul on grounds of fraud

NPR: A Victim Treats His Mugger Right

Real Clear Politics: Romney Questions Gingrich’s “Conservative Credentials”

The Hill: Biden says he won’t close door on 2016

Politico: On Google, Cain buys ‘Ginger White’

Roll Call: Their Long and Winding Road

National Journal: Obama’s Silver Demographic Linings

The New Republic: Slice the Demographics Any Way You Want, But Obama Is In Trouble

The Daily Caller: Romney aide laments fall of Cain: ‘He keeps Perry down’