Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) spoke with Crowley about 2012 politics and more. A highlight from this interview is after the jump and a full transcript of the program will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sotu.html
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Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod said that Rep. Peter King's call for the resignation of The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice was “thoroughly irresponsible." A full transcript of he program will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sotu.html
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###CNN Political Ticker: Axelrod, McCain spar over Libya attack
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) spoke with CNN’s Candy Crowley about the presidential debates, his feelings on the administration’s reaction to the deaths in Libya, Rep. Peter King’s call for the resignation of Amb. Susan Rice and more on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley. A full transcript of the program will be available on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sotu.html.
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VIDEO: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) weighs on the upcoming debates between President Obama and Gov. Romney. http://cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2012/09/30/exp-mccain-on-the-upcoming-debate-obama-v-romney.cnn.html
VIDEO: Sen. McCain said the Obama administration's reaction to the Libya attacks show "willful ignorance or abysmal intelligence." http://cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2012/09/30/exp-mccain-reacts-to-the-attacks-in-libya-ambassador-rice.cnn.html
###CNN Political Ticker: McCain: Debate will go down in history
Today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Rep. Peter King (R- NY) called for the resignation of The United States ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice. FULL POST
CNN senior correspondent Joe Johns investigates the impact of tough new voter laws in Voters in America: Who Counts on Sunday, Oct. 14. The one-hour documentary focuses on new legislative voting changes in the battleground state of Florida and how those changes may affect the outcome of the 2012 presidential election.
Who Counts will debut on CNN/U.S. in a special primetime presentation on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 8:00p.m. and 11:00p.m. ET and PT. FULL POST
CNN, the only cable news network that has not chosen sides during this election, will air the presidential debates between President Obama and Gov. Romney on Oct. 3, 16 and 22 and vice presidential debate between Vice President Biden and Rep. Ryan on Oct. 11. In Washington, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and John King, along with Erin Burnett and the Oct. 16 debate moderator Candy Crowley live from Denver, will lead the network’s coverage beginning at 7 p.m. The network’s coverage will include expert analysis, political fact checks and elements to determine which candidate emerged from the debate on top.
The Friday, Sept. 28th edition of Amanpour, host Christiane Amanpour will include an interview with Brigadier General Manaf Tlass. General Tlass, formerly a life-long friend of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, defected from the Syrian Republican Guard this summer. In this advance excerpt from the interview that will air today on CNN International, he speaks to Amanpour about the moment he knew he could no longer serve his president:
AMANPOUR: Bashar al-Assad was your friend. Describe him. Describe his character.
TLASS: This question is really embarrassing because I defected because I started to feel the feelings of a citizen.
I remember very well how I defected. I cannot speak in that light. Because I remember that video that I saw when they stepped on the head of a Syrian citizen in Banias. I could no longer call Bashar al-Assad a friend. But when I told him after seeing that video, that person who stepped on the head of the Syrian citizen must be punished, ever since then I can no longer be a friend of Bashar's.
He has different qualities, he is humble. He loves people. But he has changed. The crisis has changed him.
The full transcript for this interview will be posted here.
Amanpour airs weekdays on CNN International at 3:00pm with a replay at 5:00pm Eastern in the U.S. In Europe, Amanpour airs on CNN Internatioanl at 21:00 CET, with a replay at 23:00 CET.
For four nights in October CNN will present its live TV broadcast and offer unrestricted access to the network’s presidential debate programming through CNN.com and via CNN’s apps for iPhone and iPad. From 7 PM to midnight, October 3, 11, 16 and 22, anyone with an internet or mobile connection can view CNN TV's news, analysis and live coverage. In addition, viewers watching the debates on CNN.com can capture and share live TV video clips on the fly and share them within their social media circles using new "clip-and-share" editing features.
“Presidential debates shouldn’t be a passive activity for viewers. The issues and policy addressed on stage will impact every American - and the world,” said KC Estenson, SVP of CNN Digital. “Because of their global significance, CNN will offer the stream to all cnn.com users and provide everyone the opportunity to view, share and participate in the debates this fall.”
The U.S. State Department announced it’s pulling more staff from the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, Libya due to safety concerns. The move comes more than two weeks after the deadly attack against the U.S. Consulate to the east in Benghazi.
Tonight on AC360°, Sen. John McCain is blasting the Obama administration for its response to the tragedy.
“A first year cadet at WestPoint will tell you that that kind of attack isn’t a spontaneous demonstration”.
Tonight at 9pm Piers Morgan sits down with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for a face to face primetime interview.
On the heels of host Piers Morgan's recent interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the host asks Blair about potential military attack in the Middle East:
"Do you believe Israel is genuinely planning to do some kind of preemptive strike based on the rhetoric we're now hearing?," Morgan asks his guest.
"Is it actually determined that Iran should not acquire nuclear weapons capability?," Blair answers Morgan's question with one of his own. "Yes. How they prevent that is another matter. But I mean, it is clear that Iran continues to work towards getting that capability." Watch more here.