In the wake of Wednesday's CNN Arizona Republican Presidential Debate, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed back former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm last night.
Recapping the action from Mesa, the host shared a clip of the candidates criticizing the commander-in-chief: "I believe this is the most dangerous President on national security grounds in American history," stated Newt Gingrich.
A democrat and Barrack Obama surrogate, Granholm finds the comments from the former House Speaker to be particularly comical. "It just makes me laugh out loud," Granholm told Piers Morgan.
CNN correspondent Ivan Watson (@ivanCNN) and the CNN news crew videotapes their dangerous journey leaving Syria.
CNN chief international correspondent and ABC global affairs anchor Christiane Amanpour and Hoover Institution Fouad Ajami, discuss the increasing humanitarian crisis in Syria with CNN's Anderson Cooper. Amanpour stresses how critical independent reporting is to the mobilization of humanitarian aid for civilians during crises like the on-going struggle inside Syria, and the earlier war inside the former Yugoslavia.
ANDERSON COOPER 360° airs weeknights at 8:00pm and 10:00pm ET on CNN and CNN International.
On Starting Point, CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien asks Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) if social issues will hurt or help the GOP in the 2012 presidential race.
O’Malley says, “Talking about divisive cultural issues within [GOP] primary process, may help [Republican candidates] within their primary. But it doesn’t help the vast majority of the people of our country, Soledad. What they want to hear about is jobs. How many times did Rick Santorum mention ‘jobs’ in the debate the other night? Zippo, zero, nada. Not once did he mention the word ‘jobs.’ And yet that’s what the vast majority of people who are making a decision about our country’s future in the Fall want to hear.
He continues, “In Maryland, in states that are governed by Democratic governors, we’re focused on jobs. The President’s focused on jobs. Yes, from time to time, we have to confront issues that are potentially divisive or culturally divisive. But we don’t spend a whole lot of time figuring out ways that we can outlaw contraception, outlaw gay relationships, outlaw women’s rights. We’re about jobs and opportunity and protecting equal rights for all.”
Today, Gov. O’Malley will meet with President Obama and other Democratic Governors. Also, he is set to sign the same sex marriage law just passed by the Maryland state senate.
Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs week mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.