June 29th, 2012
02:19 PM ET

Rep. Bachmann clashes with Rep. Israel and Gov. Markell about the implications of the health care law

On Starting Point this morning, Rep. Michele Bachmann participates in a contentious debate with Rep. Steve Israel and Gov. Jack Markell about the merits of President Obama's health care legislation.

The three legislators clash on a range of issues related to the political and economic implications of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, ranging from the impact on American businesses to the way that the law will affect health care costs.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins in on the discussion as well, breaking down research about health care premiums and insurance exchanges.

Topics: CNN • Soledad O'Brien • Starting Point
June 29th, 2012
01:39 PM ET

Basketball diplomacy in North Korea

On Friday's Newsroom International, CNN’s Paula Hancocks (@PHancocksCNN) reports on ‘Coaches Team’, a group of Americans who traveled to North Korea to teach North Koreans how to shoot hoops. Their hope is that basketball diplomacy can build trust where politics can’t.

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Topics: Paula Hancocks
June 29th, 2012
12:45 PM ET

R. Nicholas Burns: This is a big moment in Egyptian history

Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO R. Nicholas Burns talks with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux during 'Newsroom International' about the struggle for power between the Egyptian military and the President-Elect.
June 29th, 2012
10:53 AM ET

Horse racing news will come to CNN en Español on Al Galope

Starting Saturday, June 30th at 9:00 pm (ET), CNN en Español will broadcast Al Galope, a new sports program that will present the highlights of horse racing. Jockey Francesca Cumani and Deportes CNN anchor Elizabeth Pérez will host Al Galope, an ideal show for fans of this sport where precision and tradition come together.  Al Galope will broadcast once a month, on the fourth Saturday of the month.


Topics: CNN en Espanol
June 28th, 2012
04:25 PM ET

Hoyer: The President didn't break his promise

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) talks with CNN's Brooke Baldwin about the recent healthcare ruling and why he believes President Obama didn't break his promise.

June 28th, 2012
04:18 PM ET

Sen. Snowe: Both sides have to come together

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) talks with CNN's Brooke Baldwin about the healthcare decision and what ramifications this has for the American people.

June 28th, 2012
02:12 PM ET

British female reporter attacked in Tahrir Square speaks to CNN

Amid the celebrations in Egypt with the declaration of the country’s first freely elected president, British student journalist Natasha Smith was sexually assaulted by a mob in Tahrir Square.

In her first TV interview since the attack, Smith talks to CNN about her experience.  Please see below excerpts from the interview.

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Smith: “Men started ripping off all my clothes. First of all, it was my skirt, and that just went straight away, and I didn’t even feel my underwear being removed. Then my shoes went and clothes on my upper half were just being ripped off me, and that was quite painful.”

Smith: “I was just in this weird, detached state of mind, and I just kept saying, ‘Please God, please make it stop. Please, God, make it stop.’ ”


Topics: Breaking News • Egypt
June 28th, 2012
01:51 PM ET

On #Amanpour Today: Fmr. Medicare/Medicaid Administrator, Fmr. Swiss President discuss #SCOTUS Health Care Decision

Former Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Donald Berwick, MD, and former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss will join Christiane Amanpour for the Thursday, June 28th edition of the program.   Dr. Berwick served in his capacity for the Obama Administration shortly following passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act (aka, "Obamacare") and will discuss what today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court means for American health care consumers.

While Ruth Dreifuss served as on the Swiss Federal Council, the Swiss government instituted an individual mandate for private health insurance for its citizens.  She will discuss her nation's experience with that policy  since its implementation in 1996, on today's AMANPOUR.

AMANPOUR airs weekdays on CNN International at 3:00pm with a replay at 5:00pm Eastern in the U.S.,  and at 21:00 with a replay at 23:00 CET, in Central Europe.


June 28th, 2012
11:48 AM ET

CNN Correction: Supreme Court Ruling

CNN statement:

"In his opinion, Chief Justice Roberts initially said that the individual mandate was not a valid exercise of Congressional power under the Commerce Clause.  CNN reported that fact, but then wrongly reported that therefore the court struck down the mandate as unconstitutional. However, that was not the whole of the Court’s ruling.  CNN regrets that it didn't wait to report out the full and complete opinion regarding the mandate.  We made a correction within a few minutes and apologize for the error."

Topics: CNN
June 28th, 2012
11:27 AM ET

Tom Daschle: Tax is not unprecedented

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) talks with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux about the recent healthcare decision and what the decision means.

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