October 12th, 2015
01:08 PM ET




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CNN and Facebook will host the first Democratic National Committee Presidential Primary Debate on Tuesday, Oct. 13th.  Debate programing will begin at 5:30pmPT/8:30pmET.

The debate will air live exclusively on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español. CNN will also offer a live stream of the debate on CNN.com’s Home Page and across mobile platforms.  All users will be able to watch live CNN TV online and on their mobile devices without logging in. This live event will give viewers access to the debate across all platforms to showcase the value of TV Everywhere. In addition, Westwood One News will air the debate live through their broadcast radio stations.

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Hyacinthe Boowurosigue Sanou 2015 overall ‘CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year’ Award
October 12th, 2015
03:49 AM ET


Burkinabé journalist Hyacinthe Boowurosigue Sanou has been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards Ceremony.

Boowurosigue Sanou was awarded the overall ‘CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year’ Award for his work ‘Nuit du 29 octobre à Azalaï : Nous étions à la chambre 143’, which appeared in Burkinabé daily print newspaper L'Observateur Paalga and was chosen from entries spanning 39 nations across the African continent. FULL POST

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October 11th, 2015
01:53 PM ET

Gov. Martin O'Malley against a no-fly in Syria: "Secretary Clinton is always quick for the military intervention."

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Democratic presidential candidate and former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) joined chief political correspondent Dana Bash.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

O’Malley’s stance on a “no-fly zone” in Syria: [O'MALLEY]:  Secretary Clinton is always quick for the military intervention.  I believe that a no-fly zone right now is - is not advisable.  And this is why.  No-fly zones sound attractive, but no-fly zones also have to be enforced.  And given the fact that the Russian air force is in the airspace over - over Syria, this could lead to an escalation of Cold War proportions, because of an accident. And I don't think that's in the best interests of the United States.  There are many fights in this world.  Not every fight is our fight.  We have to stay engaged there.  We have to push back against ISIS.  We have to push up the diplomatic pressure to get Russia to focus on ISIS.  But I don't believe a no-fly zone is advisable.

O’Malley’s remarks on Secretary Clinton’s recent gun proposal: [BASH]: Hillary Clinton laid out a gun proposal this week where she said, among other things, that there should be executive action, that the president - and if she were president, she would act in a way that Congress just hasn't been able to.  Did that go far enough?  [O'MALLEY]:  Well, I was - when I was governor of Maryland, after the slaughter of the innocent in Newtown, Connecticut, we passed comprehensive gun safety legislation.  I put forward a plan for what our nation needs to do. And one piece of that, which I put forward, I think, two months ago, is that we need to use our procurement, our buying power as a federal government, to insist on the highest and best standards for manufacturers for safety technology, the micro-stamping of the bullets when they're fired, so they can be traced back to the gun, serial numbers that can't be effaced.  That's part of four things we need to do, background checks with fingerprints and licensing, something we did in Maryland, banning assault weapons, something we did in Maryland, and also a ban on - and also taking the handcuffs off our own law enforcement agencies and making the trafficking in illegal guns a federal crime.


October 11th, 2015
01:46 PM ET

"Can Sander's beat a Republican? Rep. Wasserman Schultz: 'any one of the Republican circus candidates"

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) joined chief political correspondent Dana Bash

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on State of the Union


Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s response when asked: if Sander’s socialist label would hurt Democrats?:  [WASSERMAN SCHULTZ]:… this election is going to be decided on - based on what the voters believe is the best choice in their candidate for president, who is going to help make sure that their lives can get better.  And any one of our candidates on that stage on Tuesday night - and we're excited and looking forward to CNN putting on this debate with us - any one of those candidates is in dramatic contrast to any of the Republican circus candidates that - circus performers that are on the other side.They're talking about equal pay for equal work and making sure that we can create more jobs and making sure that we can create a pathway by - for legal status and citizenship for immigrants in this country. And the Republicans are saying, let's kick more immigrants out of the country, let's take away health care from women and from all Americans.

When asked if Bernie Sander’s could beat any Republican:[WASSERMAN SCHULTZ]:  I believe that any one of our candidates will stand in stark contrast when it comes to the priorities of the American people and how they're going to make the decision on who they vote for for president to any of the Republican candidates.  The Republicans have been trying to out right-wing one another.

October 11th, 2015
01:17 PM ET

#FZGPS: America's TPP deal negotiator responds to 2016ers' criticism – "We're convinced it's a very high standard deal"

Sunday’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS on CNN/U.S. features an exclusive interview with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman who led the American negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal between the U.S. and 11 Asian and North American nations of the Pacific Rim – an estimated 40 percent of the global economy. They discussed the logistics, the politics, and the next steps for ‘the TPP,’ and what the deal means for American jobs and the global economy.  This interview aired in its entirety on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 10am &1pm ET on CNN/U.S.:

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FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST:  Some say it is a cornerstone foreign policy accomplishment for the Obama administration. But the president's former Secretary of State came out against it this week. I'm not talking about the Iran nuclear deal, but about something called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It is a massive trade deal negotiated by the United States with 11 different nations comprising 40 percent of the global economy.

So why is Mrs. Clinton now against something that, according to CNN's count, she has pushed 45 times in the past publicly? And if it's such a great deal, why is the administration being secretive about the details?

We will get to all of that with my next guest, the man who oversaw the deal, the United States Trade Representative, Michael Froman.

Mike, nice to have you on.


ZAKARIA: First, 11 nations, this took six years - it's quite an accomplishment. And I've got to ask you, what is the key to getting a deal of this magnitude? What did you learn about negotiating?

FROMAN: Well, I think it took a lot of persistence by all 12 countries working together to reach an agreement that's going to create jobs and increase wages and promote growth across the whole region.

ZAKARIA: It was six years in the making. During a good bit of that time, the Secretary of State you were dealing with was Hillary Clinton. Publicly she supported it, as we point out, 45 times. Was she very supportive privately, as well?

FROMAN: I won't comment on presidential politics, just to say that we're all focused on making sure that through this agreement we can level the playing field and open markets for our exports.

ZAKARIA: But you must have been surprised by her opposition.

FROMAN: Well, again, I think the key thing is to focus on having the deal on the table, having people have a chance to read it, to get into the details, so that they can make a judgment about it.

We're convinced it's a very high-standard deal. It opens markets around the world. It eliminates 18,000 taxes on U.S. exports. It raises labor and environmental standards around the world. It establishes new disciplines on new challenges in the global economy, all of which reflect American interests and American values.

So I'm convinced as the people sit down and take the time to go through it in detail, that they'll come to a positive judgment.

ZAKARIA: So if this is such a good deal, why is it all secret?

FROMAN: Well, you know, it's not all secret. We've put out a lot of information about it along the way, and we're looking forward to getting the text released as soon as possible. The lawyers are working right now to finalize the text and to prepare it for release. We hope to get it out within the next 30 days.

But throughout, it's an international negotiation, and you've got to have some ability to negotiate discreetly with other parties to get to the best possible outcome for American interests. And that's what we've done.

ZAKARIA: And what do you say to people like Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, who say the result of these kind of agreements is Americans - American jobs get shipped overseas?

FROMAN: Well, we've got 95 percent of all the world's consumers living outside the United States. And some of these are the fastest growing and largest economies in the world.

Asia, the Asia-Pacific region, will have three billion middle class consumers in the next 15 years, and for us to be successful, for us to keep businesses here, to manufacture, to grow things here and ship them abroad, we need access to those markets. That's how we're going to grow good paying jobs here in the United States.

We know that export-related jobs pay up to 18 percent more, on average, than non-export-related jobs. So if we can tear down these barriers, level the playing field, increase our exports, we're going to lead to more good paying jobs here in the United States.

ZAKARIA: And the overarching strategic idea, as you say, is this pivot to Asia, to focus on Asia, to make sure that China does not, as the President has said, write the new rules of international trade and commerce.  So there's a very strong foreign policy component to this.  And the pivot to Asia was, of course, something strongly supported by Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State. Do you hope that a President Clinton would follow through on a policy that she was very much part of creating?

FROMAN: Well, I think this is a key part of the rebalancing towards Asia strategy.  It's one of the most concrete manifestations of that policy. And it underscores that the United States is a Pacific power, that we’re going to be involved in the region, and that our partners in the region very much want us to be embedded with them, economically and strategically.

And I think the logic of that will continue to hold going forward.

ZAKARIA: Could China see this as a kind of containment strategy? The United States is ganging up with all its allies and trying to, in some way, shut China out?

FROMAN: TPP is not directed against any country, including China. It is directed at establishing high standards for the region, rules of the road that reflect our interests and our values. And it's meant to encourage other countries to raise their game as well. You know, we already have countries who’ve contacted us, who want to be considered for the next tranche of TPP partners. And we expect that more countries will join over time if they are able and willing to meet the high standards of the agreement.

ZAKARIA: Michael Froman, the man who negotiated the TPP. Thank you.

FROMAN: Thanks for having me.



October 11th, 2015
09:32 AM ET

Ex-staffer: Benghazi committee pursuing 'partisan investigation' targeting Hillary Clinton

A former investigator with the House Select Committee on Benghazi is accusing the Republican-led panel of carrying out a politically motivated investigation targeting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton instead of the thorough and objective fact-finding mission it was set up to pursue.

Maj. Bradley Podliska, an intelligence officer in the Air Force Reserve who describes himself as a conservative Republican, told CNN that the committee trained its sights almost exclusively on Clinton after the revelation last March that she used a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. That new focus flipped a broad-based probe of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, into what Podliska described as "a partisan investigation."

Podliska, who was fired after nearly 10 months as an investigator for the Republican majority, is now preparing to file a lawsuit against the select committee next month, alleging that he lost his job in part because he resisted pressure to focus his investigative efforts solely on the State Department and Clinton's role surrounding the Benghazi attack. He also alleges he was fired because he took leave from the committee to fulfill his military service obligations, which would be an unlawful firing.

To read more, please view the full story here.

CNN Facebook Democratic Debate Live Stream
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October 8th, 2015
11:04 AM ET

CNN Facebook Democratic Debate Live Stream

CNN will offer a live stream of the Democratic Presidential Primary Candidates Debate on Tuesday, October 13, from 8p to 11p ET.  All users will be able to watch live CNN TV online and on their mobile devices without logging in.  This live event will give viewers access to the debate across all platforms to showcase the value of TV Everywhere.  Users can login now to gain access to stories leading up to next week’s debate.

The CNN live stream will be available on CNN.com’s Home Page and across its mobile platforms.  

About TV Everywhere

CNN Worldwide was the first U.S. news organization to stream its full CNN and HLN networks online and on Apple devices in real-time, including commercials. CNN’s TV Everywhere option is available in over 86 million homes and with more than 350 distribution partners.   In the first three quarters of 2015, CNN’s TVE platforms delivered a combined 14 million hours of video content, up 50% vs. the same time last year.  (Source: Adobe, Bango 2015)


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October 8th, 2015
09:21 AM ET

CNN Announces The Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2015




Continuing its annual tradition of recognizing everyday people who are changing the world, Anderson Cooper revealed the 2015 Top 10 CNN Heroes this morning on CNN's New Day.

CNN Heroes, now in its ninth year, celebrates individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to help improve the lives of others. This year’s Top 10 will be honored at CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. The Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated telecast airs on Sunday, December 6th, at 8:00 p.m. ET on CNN U.S., and will be simulcast on CNN International and CNN en Español.

Voting to select the ‘CNN Hero of the Year’ began immediately following this morning’s announcement. Fans of each of the Top 10 Heroes can show their support by voting for the hero that inspires them most."In our ninth year, I am heartened to know the world hasn't run out of Heroes,” said Kelly Flynn, creator and senior executive producer of CNN Heroes. “We continue to be humbled by their work, and honored to be telling their stories."

The 2015 Honorees are:

  • Bhagwati Agrawal (Vienna, VA) Bhagwati Agrawal’s organization, Sustainable Innovations, has created a rainwater harvesting system that provides water to more than 10,000 people in six drought-stricken villages in India.
  • Kim Carter (San Bernardino, CA) Kim Carter cycled in and out of prison and homelessness. Today, her nonprofit, Time for Change Foundation, helps homeless women reclaim their lives.
  • Maggie Doyne (Mendham, NJ) After traveling in war-torn Nepal in 2006, Maggie Doyne changed her life’s course. Today, she and her nonprofit, Blink Now Foundation, care for and educate hundreds of children.
  • Jody Farley-Berens (Scottsdale, AZ) Jody Farley-Berens co-founded Singleton Moms to support single moms battling cancer. The group provides housecleaning, meals and financial aid to more than 300 parents in Arizona.
  • Sean Gobin (Charlottesville, VA) Sean Gobin’s organization, Warrior Hike, helps combat veterans connect with nature and process issues, as they “walk off the war” on the Appalachian Trail.
  • Daniel Ivankovich (Glenview, IL) Since 2010, Dr. Daniel Ivankovich and his organization, One Patient Global Health Initiative, have treated more than 100,000 uninsured or underinsured patients in Chicago’s troubled neighborhoods.
  • Richard Joyner (Conetoe, NC) Richard Joyner is encouraging healthier lifestyles in the rural town of Conetoe, NC, by helping young people grow 50,000 pounds of fresh food a year with his non-profit Conetoe Family Life Center.
  • Monique Pool (Suriname) Since 2005, Monique Pool and Green Heritage Fund Suriname have rescued, rehabilitated and released more than 600 sloths and other animals to the rainforest in Suriname.
  • Rochelle Ripley (Glastonbury, CT) Rochelle Ripley and her nonprofit, hawkwing, provide healthcare and education opportunities to the Lakota people in South Dakota.
  • Jim Withers (Pittsburgh, PA) Dr. Jim Withers and his group, Operation Safety Net, bring medical care to the homeless on Pittsburgh’s streets. Since 1992, they have reached more than 10,000 individuals and helped more than 1,200 of them transition into housing.


Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN Heroes
CNN Rolls Out New Pioneers Series
This Robo Chimp could be the best chance for an unmanned moon mission.
October 7th, 2015
09:53 AM ET

CNN Rolls Out New Pioneers Series

Pioneers is a new Digital Studios series that rolls out today across CNN’s digital platforms.  This seven-week series will include original video reporting, articles and photo galleries about the people who are on the cutting edge of science, technology and medicine – making the unimaginable possible and coming up with solutions to impossible problems.  Today’s story focuses on Organoids, lab-grown mini organs that scientists develop from skin cells in order to fight disease without risking human life.

Other topics in the series will include carbon sequestration, making fusion a reality and mining asteroids to create rocket fuel.


Topics: CNN Digital • Digital Studios • Video
October 6th, 2015
12:55 PM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 43 & 44


Andy Murray, Davis Cup Semi Final. Credit: Mark Runnacles / Stringer

Andy Murray, Davis Cup Semi Final. Credit: Mark Runnacles / Stringer

Thursday 22 October at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 24 October at 0730 BST / 0830 CET and 2230 BST / 2330 CET

Sunday 25 October at 1630 GMT / 1730 CET

Saturday 31 October at 1630 GMT / 1730 CET

Sunday 1 November at 0730 GMT / 0830 CET and 2230 GMT / 2330 CET

Duration: 30 minutes

This month ‘Open Court’ reports around the Davis Cup final, which in late November will see two unlikely suitors competing, Great Britain verses Belgium. The last time Great Britain won the Davis Cup was 1936 and Belgium have never won the tournament. FULL POST

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